From the moment I received the Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing Mineral Foundation in Maria, a deadringer shade for medium and warm skin, I’ve been wearing it for two days straight to roadtest. In this blog, you might notice that I’ve been reviewing foundations more than any mineral product ( well, I have a few blushes and eye products set to be reviewed next week ! ) because I believe that mineral makeup is amazingly life-saving in this department- the face. Even traditional makeup could not give this much flawless finish to the face like mineral makeup does, with added benefits, and being non-irritating as well!
To start with, the coverage is medium to full, with no added ickiness. What did that mean? I have encountered a few mineral foundations ( well, two ) that are so good with coverage, but when skin starts to oil up the skin feels very very icky. ( sticky ). My skin had already oiled up and all and this managed to feel fine and comfortable on the skin. It is a very buildable mineral foundation that can pass off as light to medium coverage foundation, to even full. The staying power is impressive, because yesterday, I was hurriedly applying makeup to go to a client for a meeting, and even after 5 hours worth of commuting, perspiring, and walking back and forth, I went home, looked at myself in the mirror, and still found my foundation very much intact, even when my skin was an oil mine already, which was shocking.
For the finish of Purely Cosmetics’ Skin Smoothing Mineral Foundation, it’s matte. I might say this can pass for TV makeup for it’s matte! The finish sort of reminds me of Artdeco’s Mineral Foundation, but without shimmer. It dews up as skin gets oily and makeup sets, and it helps skin not look so oily. I was only able to realize that my skin was horribly oily when I used flash to photograph myself and as that nanosecond worth of light flashed, I saw oil ( My gosh ). Going back, this mineral foundation, I can say, does not look totally like 100% skin. When built up for coverage, it sort of looks like you have makeup on, but you will be able to see that the makeup look is totally flawless and beautiful. Take a look at my sister Suzie’s face, as she used the mineral foundation in Maria, to illustrate my point.
I applied about two layers of foundation on her here. It looks totally flawless and smooth. I love it. My sister Suzie loved the foundation ( and the makeover ), and the story behind that is she was disappointed that I would be out of the country during her friend’s debut party, that I would not be able to do her makeup, that she made me play with makeup on her like what I’d apply on her during her friend’s debut party. My sister’s such a doll that she lets me practice makeup on her!
To sum up? Ladies ( and gentlemen ) , start sampling Purely Cosmetics. Their mineral foundation has three formulas, and I bet you can find something in those three choices! Tata!