The reason I switched from my other mineral makeup brand is the compact case -- sometimes having to apply foundation on the fly with a sponge is better and faster than having to buff everything in the car. Sponge application equals heavier coverage, too, another perk of switching.
So anyway, I've been a fan of this brand in the past and wrote a review here. But for some reason, I've been getting duds lately. In just a week, my powder was in bits and pieces. I had discovered upon arrival in Manila that the product had already made a mess inside my kikay kit.
My skin tone dabbles between Caramel (medium) to Toffee (medium/deep). The photo below is Toffee (the darkest shade) and my second refill because the previous one also cracked and I thought that was just a fluke, but turns out it's really a formulation problem. I buy my compacts at Beauty Bar, FYI, and am wondering if they just have old stock or the products really can't survive temperature changes or plane trips (?).
|Toffee vs Caramel|
Anyway, here's how Toffee looks on me. This was taken while I was on vacation in Mindanao last week. Looking past the bad formulation, I like this mineral foundation because it:
- offers sheer to medium coverage
- is faintly scented
- is locally made with natural ingredients
- helps nix shine and oil
- is affordable
Have you had any problems with mineral foundations? If you have any local mineral makeup discoveries, please share them with me in the comments.