My New Favorite Face Powder

Hello Makeup Geeks, today I have a review for you of my new favorite face powder. I am so excited to share this with you as I love this face powder so much! As many of you know I have very sensitive skin and am prone to break outs quite easily. I have recently found out I am allergic to talc and it is so very hard to find foundations and powders that are talc free. Unfortunately, talc is used as fillers in a lot of cosmetics. It can clog pores and cause breakouts. For me it was essential I find products that did not include talc unfortunately, finding talc fee products is quite hard. I found this at a trade show recently and couldn’t wait to try it and see if worked as good as I had hoped. I was not disappointed.

Emani Pressed Mineral Foundation (Amazon)


These are talc free, paraben free, cruelty free and made in the U.S.A. These are vegan friendly as well. These retail for $32.00 for 12 gm or 0.42 oz. These have medium coverage but are completely buildable and have a semi matte finish. This can be used alone or along with your foundation for full coverage. The packaging is a sleek, matte black finish with the logo on the front. I am a big fan of this simple yet classic design. There are 13 shades to choose from and the one I am using ins Deep Golden which is the sixth lightest shade. They range in shades from Linen (very light) to Deep (a intense dark). These glide on smoothly without caking up or looking splotchy. Some other great additives to this is that it includes Honeysuckle for skin purification and Rosemary Leaf Extract to promote microcirculation. Which basically means this promotes blood circulation in the smaller blood vessels of the skin or capillaries.

To use this I applied my foundation as normal along with a concealer under my eyes and around my nose. Then, gently pat on the Emani Pressed Powder on the spots I get oily. For me that’s the T-Zone. I don’t apply this to my whole face so I don’t appear overly matte. If you have oily skin, you can use this on the entire face to help mattify the face and control oil. I dab a small amount on my eyes to prevent creasing because I do have concealer on there as well. It’s quick and easy and the finish is not to heavy.

So I have to give this a big two thumbs up! If have tried this, or if you do try it, let me know what you think of it as well. I can’t wait to hear from all of you! I hope you all are doing great and staying happy and healthy

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Hi. I really want to try this Emani pressed powder because I too have the same skin troubles as you. Is there any way you could figure out which shade would be best for me if I wear medium beige in bare minerals and N35 in cover fx? The Emani website has horrible swatches and no color description.

Would you just wear the “Emani pressed mineral” with no primer? Or with primer no matter liquid or mineral? Or for combination skin/ more on the oily side should I stick with bareMinerals? Thank you again for a really insightful video, I can’t wait to see more in the New Year of 2013 :)

Hi Marlena

Have you tried GloMinerals? They have a lot of different products – without talk (and cannot find the other ingidient you were allergic to – which I cannot spell) but with a lot of skincaring botanicals.

I haven’t used them myself – but have heard lots of positive things. (only because I haven’t seen them in a store and I have crazy pale skin that is pretty impossible to find a match to online)

More info:

found them on Amazon as well.

Just a tip.


I love this powder! My skin is very oily and this powder keeps me matte all day. Thanks so much for the review and I hope you’re able to sell it in the MUG store.

Hi Marlena, what color are you in MAC? I currently use NC 35 and was wondering if the Deep Golden Emani Powder would work for me? I really want to purchase it. Thanks!