In the past, I used Bare Minerals foundation--it was the only mineral makeup I had ever tried and I loved the effect it gave my skin. It never left my skin with an unnatural caked-in-foundation appearance and I was amazed that mineral foundation could give me such a great coverage. My only gripe was their color selection. I was between Fair and Fairly Light but found that they both had yellow undertones, while my skin has pink undertones. The yellow made me look a bit sickly, but I usually corrected the situation with blush and bronzer (which I always hate having to do).
That wasn't the biggest problem with it or the reason that I ultimately stopped using it. After a while, I realized that my skin started to itch. I hadn't really noticed it before because my skin usually felt itchy (dryness, yuck!). It was only when I started using a liquid foundation that I noticed the itching stopped. It got to the point where I couldn't stand it anymore, so I tossed out everything I had from that line--including the ridiculously scratchy brushes.
Because of this, I haven't been too keen on using mineral foundations, blushes...anything. Recently, though, I have been remembering the lovely luminous effect my skin had then and I want it again. The Bare Minerals fiasco, as I like to call it, scared me from trying similar products. So my question to you is, which mineral makeup brands do you favor? I'd love to hear your recommendations as I trust the judgement of this community!