Nowadays, with every product having the word “natural”, “organic”, “preservative-free” being the entice-factor to every person’s shopping decision, mineral makeup is the choice for the health conscious women ( and men ) out there.
I’ve been obsessed with mineral makeup, and made the switch almost the same time as I started my blog. If you ask me if I still use traditional makeup – I say yes, but it stays less than 24 hours on my face. And I use it sparingly. Mineral makeup will be my ultimate choice for everyday makeup, and even makeup for special occasions. Mineral makeup is the only kind of makeup that my skin feels home to. Alot of women ( and men, for that matter ) are starting to embrace and make the switch to mineral makeup, for mineral makeup does not clog pores and does not aggravate acne. In other words, mineral makeup is makeup that gives you no headache.
Say hello to Avon Smooth Mineral Foundation, Avon’s answer to the needs of women today, with its version of mineral makeup.
Looking at it overall, it’s packed in such a cute way that there’s already a kabuki brush that you can just use to apply your mineral foundation with. Nice, huh? It is actually a steal already for P 499.00, with a mineral foundation , and makeup brush in one!
When it launched in the Philippines just this February, it introduced two shades, a lighter shade called Almond, and a darker one called Buff.
Swatching it further, I was actually surprised that Almond, which was supposed to be the lighter shade, was still darker than my skin tone ( which was light, or light-medium ). Applying it on my face made my face dark. I conclude that Almond is good for those who use medium shades.
Buff, which is the darker color, will work great for those who use deeper shades of foundation – perhaps a tan complexion.
I was actually disappointed that Avon didn’t have a shade to suit my complexion, but take it this way – those who have trouble finding shades for their skin, might be able to find the perfect match with these deep shades of Avon Smooth Mineral Foundation.
Well, with me not giving up, I still decided to roadtest this and try to sport a tanned face for an entire office day. With my mom exclaiming on how tanned I look, I simply told her that I was roadtesting Avon’s mineral makeup line. Haha!
As for the texture, I see no shimmer on my face upon application. The color goes on smoothly, and it feels light on the skin. A few hours after, I don’t see or feel my face oiling up ( which is a good thing ), but after a grueling day, I felt that touchups were needed to keep the makeup on. One good way to make this stay on the skin is spritzing with moisture mist after foundation application, then setting with finishing powder.
Overall, Avon Smooth Mineral Foundation has the texture , but requires effort for it to last the whole day. Perhaps spritzing with moisture mist, or just bringing it along with you. The effect is natural, and does not look like the face is overly made up. Definitely something to try. I really hope that Avon launches lighter shades for their Smooth Mineral Foundation product.
Kaolin, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hyalurion ATE, Sodium PCA, Lecithin, Urea C12-15 Alkyl Bezo ATE, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Water, Lauryl PCA, Threhalose, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Atelocollagen, Phenyl Trimethicone, Beta-Carotene, Polyquaternium-51, Retinyl Palmitqte, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Tocopherol, Nylon -12, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben. May Contain : CI 77019, CI 771891, CI 77491, CI 77492/CI 77499, CI 77163