Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Review: Buff'd Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

photo: buff'd cosmetics

In the winter I like to experiment with liquid and cream foundations. In the summer, I'm all about mineral foundation. Every time I re-discover it I'm truly amazed. I used to use Bare Escentuals. But now that times are harder, I decided to try a cheaper brand. Vanessa, at Nessassary Makeup uses Buff'd Cosmetics in some of her tutorials, so I decided to give it a go.

One of the great things about Buff'd is that they offer sample sizes. For $1.50 you get 1/2 a tsp. I purchased a few in hopes of finding the right shade. I recommend going a lot lighter and a lot darker than you think you'll be. Anyway, I purchased the full size jar of Mineral Foundation ($15), the original formula in Ginger, which may or may not be too yellow for me, but whatevs. I like it.

The foundation comes in 3 formulas, check it out:
original: a great full-coverage foundation with fantastic oil absorption and natural UV protection. ingredients: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica, iron oxides, ultramarines

light: specifically for those who prefer a lightweight foundation that still offers buildable coverage and great oil absorption. ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, ultramarines

concealing: made with a touch of kaolin clay offering even better coverage with greater oil absorption. Ideal for those with combination to oily skin and a great spot concealer. ingredients: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, kaolin clay, mica, ultramarines
I use my EcoTools Retractable Kabuki Brush to apply a tiny bit of the foundation in downward circular motions. When in doubt, keep on buffing! If you still need more, tap a bit of foundation into the cap of the jar, swirl your brush and tap it, then apply. It's better to build the layers than it is to start out with too much. I'm very impressed with the coverage and finish this foundation provides. I highly recommend it. And $15 vs $24 wins me over. I actually kind of like this BETTER than B.E...

Face Candy Grade: A+

1 comment:

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