Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Mineral Foundation

OK so I finally jumped on the bandwagon for mineral foundation. I've always been worried that the coverage would be enough for me and nor would the oil-control.

And I was proved right.

I opted for the Body Shop Natural Mineral Foundation. The coverage isn't great on this and used on its own my face is like an oil-rig by the time I arrive at college - 9.45am!!

But all is NOT lost! I found a different use for it...instead of using my MAC MSF Natural as the setting powder, I've been using this as the finishing touch over the top of my sample of Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation and it works a treat!

[Side note - anybody else tried the Maybelline? The concealer works well for under-eye but not really for blemishes. And I quite like the foundation although coverage isn't as good as I would want. Damn my horrible skin!]

I think the secret is the brush.

I've had the foundation kabuki brush for a while now and I LOVE IT!! It's so soft and perfect for this purpose!! I love Body Shop brushes in general...I pretty much have the whole set before I got into MAC. Special mention should go to the Lip / Concealer brush which I actually favour over the MAC ones! It applies straight onto the blemish and works really well with the Studio Finish concealer!!

What are YOUR views on mineral foundation - yay or nay??

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand mineral foundation...I'm maybe being totally ignorant, but I don't see how you would get it to stick to the skin, or how it covers any better than a pressed powder...could you enlighten me? I've got mineral blushes, which I love...but I don't get the foundation! I've got some Everyday Minerals samples that I want to utilise, but I don't get it...!!! Help!

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