I’m a total sucker for mineral make-up, or specifically, mineral foundation, as if done right it can provide the most fantastic coverage that looks natural and keeps skin happy. Of course if done wrong it can leave skin looking like shimmery plastic and covered in spots, but thankfully products that do that are few and far between! Elemental Beauty got in touch to offer me a chance to try some of their products, and I was sent the beautifully presented package above.
In the little kit I received a mineral foundation in English Rose, a blusher in Sugar Mouse, an eyeshadow in Opal and a lipgloss in Shell Pink. I haven’t had a chance to try the eye shadow yet and I’m going to have to build-up to using the lipgloss as it’s mint flavour which I’ve struggled with since being pregnant, so I’ll report back if I get there!
The two things I did use are the mineral foundation and the blusher. I’ll start with the foundation which is available in 17 shades that span a decent colour range going from fairly light to reasonably dark. I went for English Rose as I think it’s the lightest shade they do, but it’s a bit tricky to tell whether the shades are put together in order of fairness. English Rose is a fairly good match for me; it isn’t perfect and at first it looked a bit too dark, but it settled down to a really nice match that looked very natural.
At first I was a bit disappointed with the foundation as it looked very cakey and overly matte, even though I really buffed it in. It did however offer decent coverage so I persevered with it. Interestingly, as the time went on it started to look better and better, which you do hear of with powder foundations but it’s something I haven’t previously come across. Within a couple of hours it looked fantastic; it just looked like I had very good skin as you could barely see any of my spot scars, and whilst you could see a couple of the spots, they didn’t hit you in the face and blended with skin.
The blusher I liked immediately as it offered a very soft, natural and flattering finish that perked up my skin really well. You know when people comment on how well you look? It made me look healthy and well-slept, of which I am neither! Consequently I really do rate the Elemental Beauty products I’ve tried and I was especially impressed by how well priced they are. The Mineral Foundation is £10.99 here – link – and the Mineral Blush is £4.99 here – link. If you’re unsure of your shade or want to try before committing to a full-sized product, they offer a sampling service here – link – for £0.99 per shade.