bareMinerals Original Mineral Foundation

As someone who suffered from dehydrated skin, the last thing I thought I’d ever go near was a powder foundation. The thought of adding something dry and powdery to my already-dry skin was always a no-no, but I soon changed my mind when I visited my nearest bareMinerals counter.

After chatting to the lovely sales assistant about needing a new foundation, and being curious about the popular Original Mineral Foundation, she soon took me through a few new skincare products that could help sort the texture of my skin and also work its magic on any dehydrated areas. I’ll get a bit more into this when I come to review the cleanser I picked up (it’s the Clay Chameleon Cleanser in case you’re wondering).

In the end I decided to try the mineral foundation, along with the Beautiful Finish Brush, and I have to say, I’ve been so surprised by both. No longer do I need to worry about mineral foundation clinging to dry patches or emphasising my dehydrated skin as the Original Mineral Foundation sits so well on the skin and leaves it looking so natural, but with great coverage at the same. This foundation has been described as looking like a powder but feeling like a cream which I couldn’t agree with more.

I like to use the mineral foundation on its own when I’m looking for a more natural looking coverage, or layered over a liquid foundation for a fuller, flawless-looking coverage that doesn’t look cakey or heavy at all. What’s great is that I find the mineral foundation stays in place all day long so anything underneath also stays put and, and after a full day’s work, looks as good as it did when it was first applied.

I couldn’t finish this review without gushing about the Beautiful Finish Brush. This densely packed synthetic kabuki-style brush has a clever convex centre that makes applying the foundation even easier as it picks up the perfect amount of powder and distributes this evenly on the skin, leaving you with a beautiful finish. The bristles are also super soft so it’s always a lovely experience to use this brush.

It may seem like a pricey mineral foundation at £27 a pot (although currently on offer at Escentual) but I can’t recommend it enough as it gives great, natural-looking coverage that’s flawless and isn’t drying on the skin. I’ve had my Original Mineral Foundation for a few months now and have hardly made a dent in the powder, so I can see this lasting for a very long time indeed. I’d love to know – have you tried this foundation?

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