Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight: IsaDora

IsaDora was launched in 1983 in Sweden, provides fragrance-free products that have not been tested on animals. IsaDora has their own mineral make-up branch that contains a wide range of products.

Some stand outs we found from testing:

Mineral Translucent Powder ($18.00) reminds us a lot of a traditional loose setting powder, but it is smoother and finer. It melts into your skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores to the eye (not permanently or anything – the powder basically sinks in and fills in the lines). It works incredibly well with IsaDora’s selection of mineral makeup brushes ($10-14.00).

Speaking of kabuki brushes, IsaDora’s Mineral Body Kabuki Brush ($19.00) is fantastic. It’s a huge (duh, body-sized) kabuki brush that works really well with the Mineral Body Glow ($20.00). It can be used on the face, though the size of it makes it more difficult. Mineral Body Glow is a shimmering pink body glow used mostly for highlighting.

Other products you may like: Mineral Foundation Powder ($18.00), Mineral Blush Powder ($16.00), Mineral Compact Powder ($17.00), Mineral Powder Concealer ($12.00), Mineral Eye Shadow ($10.00).

What could they improve? IsaDora’s mineral make-up line is not extensive when it comes to the color ranges of their mineral eyeshadows and blushes.

Learn more about Isadora at www.isadora.com.

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I have 2 of their mineral eyeshadows. You’re right, very small selection! I think they had about 5 colors total. I have a light shimmery green and a baby pink color.

They are decent.. good for highlighting and putting over other shadows. Not sure if they would fare well with a mixing med. or not, haven’t tried it..

I will do swatches of what I have if anyone is interested! 🙂

Walgreens used to carry Isadora, they stopped this year, and I was able to stock up on loads of their products on clearance- under $3 for most of the items.
I agree that their color selection is lacking- the foundations and powders especially are very dark shades, even the lightest is waaaay too dark for my skin.

I’ve been wearing IsaDora’s mascara for YEARS and I LOVE it. I wear the royal blue, its such a stunning color! I was so sad when they stopped carrying it at local stores…I also have a quad with blues/greens and a duo with a lovely highlight-color beige and a rich dark brown. stunnng!!! =D

I bought an Isadora eye shadow duo (frosty lilacs, I think) and I absolutely LOVE IT! I cannot remember where I bought it and keep looking everywhere I go, but no one locally carries it!

Any ideas?

Thanks!!

Gloria

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