Recently I won a twitter/facebook competition with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, and received a bottle of their Liquid Mineral Foundation in the colour Sunkissed. I was so excited to try this out as I love foundations to the point of obsession. Treatment foundations are my favorite type as I love to think that what I am putting on my face is good for me and not going to break me out or cause me any discomfort. This foundation seems perfect for me looking at the blurb:
“One of our most popular favorites, this lightweight deep-sea hydrating complex is rich in ocean minerals and nutrients for superior hydration. Pampers your skin with Calendula extract, Allantoin extract, Cucumber extract, Green Tea extract and Cactus Grandiflorus extract for a luxurious, hydrated, healthy glow.”
I love my glowy foundations!
The packaging is a lovely simple design with a pump! I definitely prefer foundations with a pump as I find them more hygienic, but most of my foundations seem to not have any, I should really sort that out. The bottle itself is very light, when I picked up the bag that this arrived in, I had no idea that it contained this foundation, it felt like nothing! Not a bad thing as it will be good for travelling.
One pump on my hand. Colour – Sunkissed
The formula itself is very thin and runny. Almost similar to MAC Face and Body foundation. There isnt too much of a smell to this either, so it is very inoffensive.
Rubbed in with my fingers on the back of my hand it seemed to be quite uneven so I was dreading trying this with my fingers, but for the sake of this review, I did anyway. I always apply foundation with my fingers first and for me, this isnt the best way to apply it as the application becomes quite uneven so I had to go over it with a second and then a third layer of foundation with a brush. This foundation has a very light coverage so if you are a fan of medium or heavy coverage this may not be for you, I had to layer this up to get the coverage that I like.
Bare Skin, Natural Light No Flash
Natural Light, No Flash
Natural Light, No Flash
In a darkened room, with flash
The great thing about this is there is that the colour isn’t compromised when flash photography is used, it will be good for nights out or… my wedding! I used a light dusting of MAC MSF Natural in Medium over the top to set it and it doesn’t seem to have altered the colour much. It has just made it not so dewy looking.
This foundation lasts really well even without a primer for me and doesn’t cake up around the mouth like most foundations do. I have normal skin at the moment but I have realised that this wouldn’t be for people with oily or combination skin as it does have quite a dewy texture and the foundation is designed for those with dry/mature skin. It will be amazing in the Winter for me!
A bottle of this will set you back £35, a bit of a hefty price tag if you ask me so it would be beneficial to get a sample, but unfortunately this foundation is only available online and in salons and if you have no salons that stock this near you it might be a bit difficult to try before you buy. It would be handy if they sold sample pots online but then again it would be handy if every company did that in my opinion especially for colour matching purposes.
I hope that this review has helped any of you wondering about this product! Have you tried any great foundations lately?