Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Pressed powder in Olive 1 and 2

I had the opportunity to test drive Mineral Fusion’s Fresh Face Starter Kit, which is available for $20 ($120 value), so I thought it was a perfect chance to venture into the mineral makeup world (since I’m so not knowledgeable in that area!).

The kit includes:

  • mineral fusion’s  signature Pressed Base in two different shades;
  • the Luster Bronzer Duo, a duo bronzer with a sheen glow as well as a matte finish;
  • Kabuki Brush ;
  • and the Hydration Mist, a blend of antioxidant and anti-aging nutrients in an instantly hydrating mist.

Luster Bronzer Duo

I really loved the Luster Bronzer duo – it’s a combination of a dark bronze color (be light handed with it, it goes on with punch otherwise!) and a lighter warm golden powder. I found the lighter color made an excellent sunkissed cheek, which I love for quick mornings or days with little makeup. I thought the packaging for all the products was tantalizing, as everything came in sleek, thin compacts. I loved that the products were light, because I could easily toss one in my purse and go. And knowing Temptalia readers and how much some of them carry in their purses, lightweight is essential!

I liked the finish of the products (matte), but I found the coverage to be too light for my personal taste. I think I’m more of a liquid girl when it comes to foundation, I suppose, and a pressed powder just isn’t enough for me. I know a reader mentioned the harshness of the kabuki brush, but I didn’t find it too harsh. The Hydration Mist is refreshing, but I think I’d probably end up using this more as the winter comes and my skin dries out a bit more. I wouldn’t imagine a mini kabuki at this price (plus all those other items) to compare to a more high-end kabuki brush. It is mini, so it gives you a bit more control and precision.

All in all, for $20, this is really a bargain, and I think it is an excellent way to check out Mineral Fusion as a brand, as well as mineral makeup on the whole.

Hydration mist

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