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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  1. Great review!
    Bella Pierre is my holy grail foundation, and haven't found a foundation that compares to it. I've always used their loose powder though, so it's nice to see how the compact version compares. Will try this when mine runs out.
    And you're right, their foundation lasts aaaages :) xx

    1. Hi Carrie, I love mine too although I will be trying the loose powder next :) xx

  2. I've never tried anything from this company, so I was really happy to read your review. Thank you for your post! x

    1. Hi Moxie, can definitely recommend this range :) xx

  3. I've just tried a mineral base from Jane Iredale and am really surprised by how good it made my skin look! Might try this one next x

    1. Hi Helena, I was very surprised at the healthy look the mineral base gives the skin, I am a mineral convert :) xx

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