Bare Minimum Pressed Powder (Discontinued)

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Bare Minimum Pressed Powder comes in three soft, neutral colors best for fair to light skin tones, and it has a sublimely silky texture and seamless application. This is one of those rare talc-based powders that looks very skin-like and enhances the complexion rather than dulling it or making skin look too matte and powdery. Well done!

Talc, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zeolite, Zinc Stearate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Propylparaben, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylparaben, BHT. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake

Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.

 Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.

For more information about Sonia Kashuk, visit or

Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.

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  1. Heather R.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 29, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    best pressed
    • I have tried many pressed powders over the years in my quest to find one that eliminates shine without looking cakey. Since I don't wear all-over foundation, it's important that the powder go on sheer. This pressed powder works well; eliminates shine (temporarily--an hour or two), goes on sheer, and doesn't look cakey.

  2. Crista
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 18, 2013
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    I agree 100 percent with Paula on this powder!
    • I came upon this pressed powder by accident and have been happily using it ever since. I'm pusng 60 and this really is the loveliest enhancer for my shiny oily nose, and dry rest of my face.

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