Our BellaSugar team loves this pressed mineral foundation from Colorescience because it provides great coverage without being too heavy, stays on with minimal touch-ups, and doesn't cause breakouts. And when you purchase this pressed powder you get a free gift with purchase — an Avene Antirougeurs Redness Relief Kit.
Prescriptives is getting ready to release its first ever, vitamin and gemstone-enriched loose powder called All Skins Mineral Makeup SPF 15 ($32.50). Available in July, this medium-coverage foundation contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to ensure that you are both UVA and UVB protected. It's also formulated with mattifying agents to absorb oil, sweat and stickiness during the humid summer months. Lastly, it's water-resistant and free of oils, talc and fragrances.
The gemstones (rose quartz, amethyst and calcite) also give the powder a little bit of sheen, which helps from making your skin look too dry. The powder itself is finely-milled and when you press down, it feels as soft as silk. I've tried it in Warm Light, which is too dark for my fair skin, but it's going to match perfectly after a few self-tanner applications.
Applying it is easy, too. Just tap a little bit into the cap, dip the new Round Buff Brush ($30) in the powder, give it a quick blow to remove any excess powder, and use a circular motion to apply it all over your face. Concentrate on your t-zone and any other oily areas. All Skins Mineral Makeup will be available in 18 shades and claims to be suitable for all skin types. Think you'd like to try it?
Mineral makeup just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Mode Cosmetics has just released its first-ever Natural Skin Mineral Powder foundation ($8). The texture is weightless in feel yet rich in pigment, so a little goes a long way. The result is a flawless, matte airbrushed effect. The formula contains cocoa, a powerful antioxidant, which happens to also makes it smell really good.
And hey, just in case you wanted something to talk about at an upcoming Passover Seder, why not mention that your makeup is certified kosher!
Additionally, it's noncomedogenic, fragrance free, oil free, and suited for even the most sensitive skin since it contains only three pure (and vegan) ingredients. Natural Skin Mineral Powder Foundation is available in 10 colors ranging from ivory to chocolate and can be found in supermarkets, pharmacies, and online.
To see swatches of all of the colors, read more
I know it's hard to believe, but this Loose Mineral Foundation by Bella Donna ($50) was my first introduction into the wonderful world of mineral-powder foundations.
I know a lot of you use mineral foundation, but if not, here's the basic idea: The seemingly magical makeup comes in powder form, but when you sweep it across your face, you get the finish of a foundation. But while I'm totally sold on the mineral-makeup concept, I don't think that this foundation is right for me, so read more
Welcome to part II of Brush-On Mineral Powder Foundations. These featherweight mineral powder foundations are talc, oil and fragrance free and they contain SPF 30. They are super sheer for those of you who prefer a natural look and they include brushes for easy portability and one step touch ups. Here are a couple of amazing products new to the scene.
Colorscience Sunforgettable Dispensing Brush SPF 30, $50, is a clear, odorless, water-resistant, sun protective brush-on mineral powder! Colorescience has used extensive nanotechnology (super small), pharmaceutical grade aroma-therapies and organically grown ingredients to create a product that is a natural anti-inflammatory, an antiseptic on your skin and will help keep your skin clean, clog-free and healthy.
It has been created for men and women with all skin types. Be sure and clean your brush with care so that you can reuse it. Refills are available for $30.
To see one more brush-on mineral foundation with SPF, read more