Monday, 23 February 2015

Mineral Foundation Take #2

I've always been a liquid foundation gal. I've dabbled with a little Bare Minerals in the past but was never the biggest fan. I put it down to mineral foundation not being right for my oily skin. However recently I've heard those in the skin care know praise the use of a good quality mineral foundation on problematic skin. Brands like Jane Irrendale and Inika were names being thrown around but I decided to have a little riffle through my own stocks and see if I had anything suitable. In steps Antipodes Mineral Foundation, from a well trusted natural skincare brand I thought why not give it a shot.

Now the shade range for this foundation isn't great, I think there's a grand total of 4 shades of which I have Light Yellow. It works fairly well with my pale skin tone but I do have to be careful not to go too OTT as it can come up a little orange.

Application-wise I opt for tipping a little out into the lid, swirling around my Ecotools Retractable Kabuki, tapping off the excess then buffing into my skin in circular motions, paying close attention to problem areas. It's one of those mineral foundations which seems like it's doing absolutely nothing, and you keep buffing and buffing then all of a sudden things change, and your skin looks even and radiant. It doesn't completely cover pesky pimples but does a nice job of evening out my skin tone. The tiny specks of shimmer (undetectable on the face I promise) add a gorgeous radiance to the finish.

The lasting power on my oily skin isn't amazing. Bearing in mind that it is the middle of summer here in Aus so I'll definitely be re-trialling come the cooler months. I love the way it looks on my skin and would highly recommend to anyone in cooler temps or with skin that isn't so much on the oily side.

Are you a mineral foundation fan?


  1. Mineral foundations are one of my favourite coverage, even for my dry skin. Shame they only have 4 shades!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. I'm still yet to try any sort of mineral foundation but I definitely want to. Antipodes' range of makeup looks so lovely - definitely need to check it out!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. i've recently discovered how wonderful powder/mineral foundations can be with the tarte amazoninan clay airbrush foundation, this sounds really similar!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  4. I just received a sample of this but they sent the Pale Pink! I think I'll pick up the Pale Yellow when I'm next in Priceline because Pale Pink will not work for me lol. I think I'll wait for the cooler months after reading your review. I'm finding it hard to get ANYTHING to last on my skin at the moment lol!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  5. Wow I didn't even know Antipodes did makeup. I do like mineral foundation, I own one from Arbonne which is amaazzing and gives such good coverage! But yeah they don't typically last too long on me, but I love how good they are to my sensitive skin.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  6. I've never tried mineral foundation because it seems so messy. Is it?

  7. It really is such a shame! Hopefully they'll branch out in the future x

  8. All their makeup is just so tempting! Definitely check it out x

  9. Really want to try that! Have heard amazing things x

  10. It's such a struggle in this heat! We hit 40 today in Perth and it's just impossible! x

  11. I stumbled across it in David Jones a while back and couldn't believe it either! I always thought they were skincare only. The Arbonne one sounds lovely x

  12. It's actually not too bad. I always thought the same but it's easy to control. Just probably not ideal for on the move application :) x

  13. Antipodes Scientific Organic B7 April 2015 at 06:32

    Thanks for sharing the love of Antipodes Scientific Organic Beauty. We appreciate your feedback #lovethearoha


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