Barely There Loose Powder remains one of the most elegant and gossamer loose powders you’ll find in this price range. Its finely milled, silky texture blends beautifully on skin and it comes in three very good colors, best for fair to light skin tones. One small caveat: Using too much can leave a slightly shiny finish on skin. It isn't obvious shine by any measure, but a matte finish would have made this a perfect pick, and is the reason it earned a "Good" rating, rather than a "Best".
Talc, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyperfuoromethylisopropyl Ether, Calcium Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide, Chromium Hydroxide, Red 30 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake.
Colorless Contains: Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, PTFE, Dimethicone, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Ultramarines, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Green, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 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 soniakashuk.com or www.target.com.
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.