Category Archives: Mineral Foundation

Summer Foundations – pt 3: Mineral Powder Foundation

L’Oreal True Match Minerals: What the product promises: ‘Evens skin tone like a foundation.  Light as a powder.  Long lasting.  SPF 15’ available in 9 shades.

I only used this product as it was given to me by a friend (the colour didn’t suit her) and admitedly the thought of using a powder as a foundation at first freaked me out a bit.  True Match Minerals is a nice product, it’s light weight, goes on easy with a decent range of colours.  In terms of application, I shake some product out on to piece of tissue and gently roll the brush into the product and tap it off to ensure you don’t have too much on the brush.  Then apply to the face with the brush using light circular motions and blend as you go.  Start from the centre of your face and work out, if you have the correct colour you shouldn’t need to go into the hair line.   It may well even skin tone, but it does nothing for my skin texture, I found it a bit drying.  The packaging is clumsy, I find it awkward to open both sections, and it’s liable to crack, which I hate in makeup packaging.

At €22/23 it’s a bit on the dear side, I’m just glad I didn’t buy it myself.  I know there are other better mineral powder brands, but based on this experience I don’t think I’ll bother, I’ll need some convincing!

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Summer Foundations – pt 2: Daniel Sandler Mineral Water Based Foundation

Daniel Sandler mineral water based foundation: Now I thought that I might be onto a real winner with Daniel Sandler Mineral Water Based Foundation, liking the idea of mineral foundation but not being a bit fan of mineral powder foundation.  I’d read such great stuff about Daniel Sandler, and I love his watercolour blush, I was naturally excited to try out this product.

What the product offers: WATERBASE tinted moisturiser and concealer, packed with skin nourishing ingredients, transforming skin with a radiant finish without suffocating skin and clogging pores. Simply reveal your true beauty. Used on its own, WATERBASE acts as a tinted moisturiser to warm up skin but when mixed with the Concealer it transforms into a cooler shade of Foundation. WATERBASE provides adaptable coverage, from sheer to full, depending on how much concealer you mix with it, yet always results in a dewy, weightless finish. The concealer when used on its own covers up dark circles and blemishes without leaving panda eyes.

It comes in three colours (Fair, Medium, and Dark) and costs €32 for a 25ml bottle.  Read the rest of this entry »


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