Yesterday was a big day for me as I was able to assist my mentor in a fashion shoot for a cool and hip magazine in my country. As she was using MAC Cosmetics as base, she whipped up something like a loose powder and proudly said, “this is mineral makeup!”. I couldn’t help myself and ask, “may I see? ” and quickly checked the ingredients if it was indeed mineral makeup.
Turns out that German cosmetic brand Artdeco also has their version of a mineral foundation! The initial effect that I’ve seen on the model was that it was matte, it indeed had coverage ( but not as full as Monave’s, Illuminare’s, Buff’d, or even Cory’s ), it was reminiscent of Everyday Minerals but more matte, and just a wee bit more coverage. The glow of the foundation was very very minimal ( which was perfect for photoshoots and TV guestings since shimmer makes the face fat, as my teacher advised us ), and this got me and my classmate all curious if this was indeed as good as my teacher claimed.
After the shoot, we rushed to the mall and checked out Artdecosince my classmate was very much enabled to buy pressed eyeshadows from them. And tadah, Artdeco had mineral foundation for sale on that place! I asked for the box, and checked out the ingredients – the ingredients did not seem so foreign to me but there were parabens in the formulation ( now, I’m being impartial to it – it’s a user’s prerogative and choice if they want to use makeup with parabens since I understand that most cosmetic companies do want to protect their products from bacteria, thus making them use parabens. for those who use minerals without parabens, just be extra careful and keep your pot of mineral foundation absolutely dry and without moisture at all times ). After snooping around for the ingredients, I whipped up my brush, got some product from the tester and applied on my blotted face ( which was really oily at that time already ). I was going to roadtest Artdeco mineral foundation.
First thing I’ve noticed is that it had coverage, alright. The finish was matte but soft-focus. I liked it. Thing is, I noticed something very familiar from it. The texture seemed like it was crushed pressed powder because I felt like I wore a layer of pressed powder. Perhaps that’s the perfect description that I could grasp of. The staying power was decent, in the end I was okay with it.
A pot sells for about $22 ( usd ) in my country. Would I buy it? Probably no, because I have alot of mineral makeup here at home that I love more already, and I am happy with heavy full coverage mineral foundations that I have already. I would recommend this for people who want to buy mineral makeup at the mall, this would probably be the best consumer brand mineral makeup in terms of coverage ( alot of mineral makeup brands like L’Oreal and Neutrogena are very sheer! ), and I don’t think this has bismuth oxychloride as well.
So, anyone who’s trying this?