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Mineral Hygenics Starter Kit: Review

Monday, August 10, 2009 22:04 2 Comments

Mineral Hygenics

Mineral Hygienics is one of the “natural” mineral makeup lines that I have been waiting to try. I finally caved and bought the starter kit which by the way is such a great way to test a product out and I wish more lines had starter kits at great prices.

The fact that the line is natural concerned me because a lot of companies state that their products are natural but when you look at the ingredients and see what is in them you are astounded by how many of them you don’t even know. I had heard that Mineral Hygienics has four ingredients in the foundation Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxide, and may contain Mica all of which I have heard of many times.

The texture is fine but provides a smooth matte finish which is great for us oil slicks. I didn’t get oily by the end of the day and I sure didn’t think I needed a touch up. I have to say that I am pretty impressed with this line but I can’t say it is my favorite partly because I have yet to find a favorite mineral makeup line.

I do love natural makeup and if I wasn’t so selective with my products I would stick to this line but I am constantly trying new things.

So for $25.99 plus shipping & handling you get the Mini Starter Kit which includes two shades of the Foundation, a full coverage Kabuki brush which I was wasn’t thrilled about but I have several others, and a how to kit.

If you already know that Mineral Hygenics works for you, you can go with the regular kit which is $59.99 plus shipping & handling, and offers more bang for your buck.

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Senna Cosmetics: Review

Sunday, August 9, 2009 14:16 1 Comment

Senna Cosmetics was founded by a woman named Eugenia Weston who is an Emmy nominated celebrity makeup artist. It has been a little under the radar and I only came to discover this when a friend of mine was applying her lipgloss one day and of course I loved it and asked about it. It turns out that most of her makeup was by Senna Cosmetics and I had to check it out for myself.

I searched far and wide until I stumbled upon ShopNBC one day out of the blue and there she was demonstrating her cosmetics on national television, I mean who knew she was that popular. So when I found out that they actually have Mineral Makeup I was so excited that I immediately ordered the set that was on ShopNBC which included the foundation.

I tried it as soon as it arrived and I have to say that I am very impressed with this line. The foundation that I used is called Mineral Mix Cover n’ Finish and it is available in five different colors and each color has two shades which is perfect for blending to custom create your natural color. What I love about having two colors is that when I am tanner which is usually in the summer I can use the darker color and still look great.

The very first thing I noticed upon application was how it glided on and wasn’t cakey but very silky and then I notice that one swipe had pretty good coverage. Here is what is so great about this product the loose mineral powder is the lighter one which is applied and then the top has a pressed powder that is slightly darker and can be applied to blend into your skintone. My skin really looked good and I think it did minimize my pores, silkify if you will my skin, and left me pretty happy.

I would definitely recommend this to everyone but the price is a little steep at $38 except that you get two colors so maybe well worth it.

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Foundation: Review

Sunday, August 9, 2009 14:08 No Comments

I was really hoping that I would love this foundation since I am looking for a travel friendly version of mineral foundation that would be easily portable and not create a huge mess.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Foundation is alas not made for me and maybe not made for anyone. I had read some pretty bad reviews about this and I still thought I would give it the benefit of the doubt and try it out on my own skin. Well I tried for about two days and that was all I could pretty well handle.

For one the applicator doesn’t immerse hardly any powder at all and when it does it’s all a sparkly mess on my face. I can see too much shimmer and not enough coverage. There isn’t a very good range of colors so you have to guess which is another down side to the product.
I do have one good thing to say about the product and that is that it does not contain talc or bismuth oxychloride.

Certainly when I look for a mineral foundation I am looking for one, ease of application, and two, coverage well none were present therefore I must say that my $6 was a complete waste. Thankfully it was only around $6 at Ulta and I didn’t lose any sleep over it.

So my search for the perfect travel mineral foundation continues and I will be back to report what I find but until then I will continue using my other collections. I may actually try the liquid formula for this and see how that pans out. I will probably do a review and compare the two powder vs. creme. I am also contemplating a purchase from Everyday Minerals because I hear such rave reviews on makeupalley.

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