Annmarie Skin Care is a great natural skin care line that we have reviewed many times, so when they sent a ‘sneak peek’ of the foundation in their new makeup line I was intrigued. Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation is a very different foundation that is made from mineral powders and has only four ingredients. The focus is on beautiful makeup that is free of any ingredients that could potentially be harmful.
The Sample Kit ($20) comes with four small vials of mineral foundation powder in varying shades, along with a vial of Herbal Facial Oil. The mineral foundation can be mixed with water or facial oil, either the ones Annemarie Skin Care offers or really any that you might already own. Water makes for more of a tint, while serums and oils give a thicker, creamier consistency with greater coverage.
I like having the varying shades since my skin color really changes throughout the seasons. Mid-winter I am almost fair, and mid-summer I am definitely medium. I found that by adding more powder I could easily make a concealer, and with less I could make a great tinted moisturizer.
I am very, very impressed with how this foundation wears. It looks natural, even when I went for maximum coverage. It lasts all day and has a bit of a glow. The only thing I didn’t like was the Herbal Facial Oil. This is STRONGLY scented…so much so that I had to take off my foundation because it was giving me a headache. Luckily, the powder foundation plays well with everything else I tried.
The Minerals by Annmarie Foundation Sample Kit is Annemarie Skin Care’s launch into the color cosmetics arena, and it’s a good one…I definitely recommend trying this out! Also, take a moment to view the video below regarding potential health hazards in cosmetics. – Lisa
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