The newly launched Lauress Minimalist Foundation promises mineral makeup lovers, specially those who have oily skin, the oil control added, as well as the full coverage and staying power that they’ve always dreamed of, coupled with the famous unbelievably flawless finish that the Lauress Elemental(and way before that ) foundations have a reputation of.
Well, to be honest, my skin profile’s like, the worst. My skin is horribly, just horribly oily. One blotting paper’s just not enough for me, and only a few mineral makeup brand foundations of full coverage stay THAT long on my skin. So, will the Lauress Minimalist Foundation live up to what it promises to be? Given extreme conditions like mine, that is?
Let’s see, shall we? My tale’s up!
It’s summer right now and I am gloriously tanned. Well, I’m exaggerating. I meant to say that my skin’s darker than usual, and I just love it. That means, another shade of mineral foundation for me to ensure that I don’t look like a cake or maybe a geisha. It also means that applying full/heavy coverage foundations that I usually use take alot of effort because even if we say that mineral makeup feels lighter than traditional makeup, you just can’t help it but really just want to wear the lightest-feel mineral foundation available, to the extent that you want to feel like you aren’t wearing any, and I mean any makeup at all, specially when the weather’s all hot and you perspire, too. It still gets uncomfortable.
I settled for the Lauress Minimalist Foundation in the shade of Pure Yellow. I was given two choices – Gold, or Yellow , and I must say that Gold had some olive tones in it while I was just..really yellow ( Asian, Chinese ). For reference, by now, I am using Bare Escentuals in Medium Beige and Monave in Saturnina ( might be Medium Golden with Lumiere ).
For reference, you might want to try “Pure” shades if you are a medium-beige with Bare Escentuals, “Soft” if you’re fair, and “Creamy” ( but now, renamed into “Radiant” ) if you’re somewhat bordering fair or light.
Going on with my tale, on a lazy Sunday, I was about to go to the mall to shop for home accents and comforters for my bed, so I was compelled to wear makeup – just because I never go out without makeup. With the extremely warm weather, I don’t know if it’s psychological that animal hair brushes just irritate my skin, as my skin’s breaking out badly, too. I sandwiched the Lauress Minimalist Mineral Foundation between my finishing powder as of the moment, Larenim Invisi-pore ( silica provides good oil control and minimizes the look of pores ) I was delighted that Lauress Minimalist Mineral Foundation worked harmoniously with my synthetic kabuki, for full coverage mineral foundations’ textures are somewhat not so fine, but stays put all day. For the coverage, it’s medium in coverage, and I love the texture – it’s very fine, and glides on smoothly on the face. It did not conceal my blemishes, but it did significantly improve the appearance of my skin as it smoothed imperfections and unevenness. It somehow reminds me of the texture of Everyday Minerals’ foundation that I have tried two years ago ( I don’t know if they have changed formulations right now ).
As for the staying power, it lasted a good 5 hours on me, as I did not expect it. I just went on shopping and shopping, expecting it to melt off, and shriek in shock as I check out the mirror that my makeup’s gone. Believe me that I have experienced that many times with various mineral makeup brands. My skin’s somehow complex, if it would stay put on me then it would stay put on everyone, for sure. Anyway, as I sat down for dinner while my family and I ate outside before going home, I told my sister, “Hey, is my makeup still intact? Be honest, this is for a review. My skin looks super oily now, I bet, I can feel it.” My sister told me, “Your makeup is still there, and no, your skin does not look oily at all!” I was beyond shocked and proved her that my skin was indeed oily that time. I pulled out a blotting paper ( in the ladies’ room, of course! ), and I used up an entire sheet. Goodness. I’ve long accepted already how extremely hopelessly oily my skin was, that I just needed to bring along with me blotting papers all the time. I just did not expect that my skin did not look oily at all. Well, maybe it looked not THAT oily instead of not oily at all, maybe dewy. For what it’s worth, I loved the fact that it “diverted” the greasy, oily look into a dewy, somewhat “more even” look of the foundation. With this, I can say that this works pretty well with oily skin.
To sum up, Lauress Minimalist Mineral Foundation is a medium coverage foundation for those who are in dire need of extreme coverage, and a full coverage foundation for those who have normal skin that would be perfect for special occasions since Lauress prides itself with formulating mineral foundations that are extremely photogenic, and with really, flawless finishes. The Minimalist Mineral Foundation exceeds my expectations because although it is a medium coverage foundation, it feels really, really light on the skin, as if I’m wearing nothing – which is perfect for a hot summer day for those who need coverage. It lasted a good 5 hours on me, as I felt the need to retouch after that. The finish is amazing on oily skin as it does not cake, but instead spreads, and spreads over the skin as skin oils up, that makes the coverage more even and flawless.
This is so on my summer mineral makeup kit! I’ve been wearing this foundation lately.
I highly recommend this new product of Lauress for others to try! Please do let me know how it turns out for ya!
Note from the Mineral Makeup Girl : Apologies for rewriting this, I lost my old post If anyone who is a subscriber on my blog would email me this entry at themineralmakeup at gmail dot com, I would be extremely grateful )