7 February 2012

Bellápierre Compact Mineral Foundation

I have to confess I have never used a mineral foundation.  When Rachel at www.cutecosmetics.co.uk asked me if I would like to try the Bellápierre Compact Mineral Foundation I thought I'd take the plunge and give it a go.

Now the reasons why I have been avoiding using a mineral foundation are many,  I was worried about using powder on top of bare skin, I was worried about the powder highlighting lines, wrinkles, blemishes, dry patches etc, I was worried that my skin would look grey, ashy, caked in powder, dull etc.

The mineral foundation comes in a lovely sturdy compact that has a separate compartment in the bottom for a sponge, Ideal for touch ups throughout the day.

There are ten shades to chose from and there is a Photo Gallery on the website to help you choose which shade you are.  I chose Latte.

It looks just like a normal pressed powder in the compact and I was worried that all my reservations about mineral foundation would be true.  I used a kabuki brush to apply the foundation in a swirling motion and then just buffed away.  I was really surprised at how much coverage it gave and was amazed at the lovely finish it left on my skin.  I wasn't caked in powder, no dullness, no collecting in lines, it actually made my skin look better than it has looked in a long time.

This foundation can be applied under the eye with a small brush and used as a concealer, there is an SPF of 15 and of course it can be used as a setting powder.

The foundation is made with pure mineral pigments, ground to the smoothest texture and then bound with jojoba oil.

The Mineral Foundation retails at £39.99 for 10g but is currently on offer for £34.99  I'm not sure how that price compares with other Mineral Foundations of the same quality, however, I would say that I normally spend around £30 on my liquid foundation and this lasts 2 to 3 months, I think that this compact would definitely last longer.

www.cutecosmetics.co.uk offer free P&P and they have a 21 day Returns Policy.

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