As I strive to be more health-conscious with my beauty products, I’m always on the lookout for items that are non-toxic and still make me look good. This can be tricky, and I was excited this week to get the chance to review Advanced Mineral Makeup.
I really liked this product. I’ve been using loose powder for more than a year now, and it’s much more forgiving on older skin that clumpy liquid products. Advanced Mineral’s Loose Mineral Foundation is really a step up from the low and middle end loose powders and I noticed a difference as soon as I put it on my face. The foundation is silky smooth and gave me a natural glow. I also liked that this was truly nude, rather than a pink or beige tone like the other products. Finally, the foundation comes with a closeable top. That is, you twist the inside cover to shake out your desired amount of powder and then twist back to seal up the rest. This is a simple, but much-needed mechanism to keep your powder in your case, rather than all over your make up bag.
One thing I really liked about this makeup is that it is free of talc, perfumes, parabens, dyes, starch, bismuth oxycloride, and preservatives, and is 100% vegan. This is called a “4-in-1″ product, which serves as powder, foundation, sunscreen of SPF30, and concealer. It’s alos “non-comedogenic,” which means it will not block your pores, and it contains Vitamin A and E.
I looked on the site and it’s pricey: $35 for the foundation. Loose foundation goes a bit faster than the liquid kind, so keep that in mind – the website says it should last 3-4 months. If that’s the case, the price is not too bad. It’s a good-sized product, however, and again, the closeable lid will help preserve it. I didn’t like that they don’t provide the full ingredient list on the site or product, and one other caveat: you will most likely have to buy it online. They list locations, but it’s only available in a few states.
If you ask me, the Advanced Mineral side look smoother, less blotchy and has a glow. This is just pure foundation on me with any concealer. I enjoyed this product; it’s certainly one of the better quality products I’ve reviewed (possibly the first makeup as well). I recommend it and if you can be careful and make it last, it’s well worth the price.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.