Awhile back, I was searching and searching for a pressed mineral foundation that did not contain bismuth. I was already using Neutrogena’s pressed foundation (read previous review), but wanted something with a bit more coverage. I also found Jane Iredale PureMatte Finish Powder, but it is advertised as being sheer. After I had given up, I was in Sephora wandering around, and low and behold, they had one! Turns out that I really like it too!
Sephora Brand Mineral Double Compact Foundation SPF 10 is a medium coverage pressed mineral foundation with a bit of flexibility—included is a sponge that has different textured sides. One side gives a sheer to medium coverage and the other provides heavier coverage. I also got medium coverage applying the foundation with a brush, but I prefer the sponge with this one. It is available in a number of shades, and best of all, there is no bismuth!
Here is what the company says about it:
This silky foundation provides buildable coverage and protects skin with an SPF 10, while the long-wearing formula creates a luminous finish. Tested in order to minimize the risk of allergy, our mineral foundation is talc-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, and noncomedogenic. Use the dual-sided sponge to achieve your desired look: the fuzzy white side for light coverage, or the black spongy side for full coverage.
Good pressed mineral foundations are hard to find, so if you are looking for one, particularly if you want it to be bismuth free, check out Sephora’s offering!