Hello there lovelies! Last week we shared some top picks for primer, and today we wanted to share a review of one of our favorite and budget friendly loose powders—Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Loose Powder! Yes we know it’s been out for a long time, but it’s always good to bring back the oldies (but goodies). Loose powder is clutch for setting your makeup and keeping oil at bay during the summer. But many powders contain nasty ingredients, so choose wisely. We love this powder for it’s natural ingredients, affordability, coverage, and mattifying look. The translucent light is perfect for fair skin tones, giving your skin a matte look while hiding redness and imperfections. It does a decent job of keeping oil at bay, but depending on your skin’s oil levels you probably will need an afternoon touch up. You get a ton of product for just $10.50 on Amazon, or $13.95 in most stores. This one bottle will last you all year—no joke. The brush leaves something to be desired. It’s pretty coarse, but that is a common complaint amongst most reviewers. The little mirror is more useful for checking your eye makeup or covering a pimple versus applying your foundation. If you want a safe (EWG rating of only 2) and effective loose powder pick this stuff up (use your own brush) and you will not be disappointed! Have you tried this loose powder? What did you think?
In search of an affordable and effective foundation, I came across a fantastic brand of mineral makeup: Everyday Minerals. And I must say, I fell in love. This brand is amazing, and I have fallen for more than their mineral facial powders.
First things first, this company gets a gold star for ethics! Everyday Minerals has signed with the Leaping Bunny Organization to commit to no animal testing of their products (thumbs up for them!). Their mineral base is a only rated a 2 on the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database—meaning it is safe for your face 🙂 And most importantly it works—it gives your skin a smooth clean finish and even covers up acne! Oh and did I mention it is less than half the price of bareMinerals!!? For only $12 you can feel good stocking your makeup bag with a full sized “base” or foundation powder. They also have great eye colors, blushes, and bronzers available at great prices. I ordered a 10 piece eyeshadow collection (brush included) for only $21! and am in love with the neutral palette and their makeup brushes are a great quality.
Needless to say, I can’t stop talking about this brand… and I will be gifting Everyday Minerals to all the lovely women in my life! The only thing that would make me love this brand more would be if they instituted a recycling or refill program with empty containers, and made their packaging a little more sustainable. More product reviews from this line to come!
So if you are in the market for some new makeup goodies check out Everyday Minerals, the risk is minimal. AND You can order a 5 piece product sampler (foundations, or colors) and pay only for the shipping!
- Mineral Powder Foundation: How to Achieve a Flawless Look (theepochtimes.com)
- Mineral Makeup: Every Woman’s First Choice (adv.typepad.com)
- Why Choose Mineral Makeup? (moncorick.typepad.com)