I was just telling you guys a few days ago on how giddy I am and excited to try Pure Anada Mineral Foundation, and after a day or so, the postman comes to my house and deliver Aileen’s “birthday card” fulla mineral makeup goodies for me that came with Pure Anada Mineral Foundation samples.
Now, let me call this an “Initial Review” first because I haven’t fully maximized and thoroughly reviewed this mineral makeup for the reason that (1) I haven’t fully made it work for me but I definitely saw promise, and (2) I haven’t settled for my exact shade. But I am writing about my initial findings that I thought would lead me to a full review, hopefully, as soon as I receive the samples that I have ordered online!
My friend sent me two samples of Pure Anada Mineral Foundation – Ivory Chinook ( very fair and yellowish ) and Mountain Sunset. I picked up Mountain Sunset since it seemed nearer to my skin shade, that is described on the website as, Light Gold/Medium, which is about the shade that I pick when I’m ordering mineral makeup online. At impulse, I used my lunchbreak , spritzed my face with cleansing water, and tried it !
I had the stippling brush on my table so I used that to apply the mineral foundation on my face. At first look, I felt the pores from my face disappearing, and it was indeed flawless. The coverage was medium to full coverage, that is almost full. The texture is of full coverage foundations like Monave, but a bit lighter. I got out of my room and went back to the office, after lunch break ( my house is very near my office. haha! )
When I went to the office, I asked my mom if my makeup was fine. She said a flat “No.” to my surprise, and I was of course, alarmed, and asked why! Turns out, the shade was too brown on me, and the color seemed uneven, she said. It was yellowish on my forehead, darker on my cheeks, and so forth. Turns out, the stippling brush, from this recent experience, is not recommended to be used with Pure Anada Mineral Foundations because this mineral foundation needs buffing. Stippling brushes are too soft and won’t buff well with full coverage foundations like this and won’t offer even coverage. I felt so bad because I was so impressed with the coverage during lunch time!
When I got back and got ready for an event, I did not give up, and whipped up my kabuki brush to apply the Pure Anada Mineral Foundation again. With my fear of my shade match problem, I tweaked it with a very sheer layer of Lauress in Pure Yellow on top. Well, I just had to wear that mineral foundation for the event because I so wanted to roadtest it! The result? Good staying power, almost nonexistent pores, matte finish, and does not react with flash. Look, I know my skin’s oily, but I did not look like a ghost with flash. That’s a picture of me and my pal the Swiper,
So, I am truly not giving up and will wait for everyday until the Pure Anada Mineral Foundation samples will arrive at my doorstep to get my perfect match, since I think I’ll be liking this brand a lot!