I have tried many different loose powder foundations, but none have completely won my heart. Either the foundation contains bismuth, which breaks me out when my skin is feeling sensitive, or else I want more coverage. Bellepierre Cosmetics recently sent us their 5 in 1 Mineral Powder Foundation ($64.99) to try…and I am hooked. This is awesome stuff.
Ok, I know, powder foundations are so MESSY. I will never forget the day I dropped an entire open container…and neither will my carpet. But Bellapierre’s foundation has a Twist-And-Lock Sifter which gives me total control of the amount dispensed.
The foundation has four ingredients: Mica, Zinc Oxides, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. The result is buildable coverage that leaves skin absolutely glowy. I am shocked every time I use it. I don’t look powdery or flat, and I also don’t look oily. It’s the best of both worlds.
So why is this foundation called 5 in 1? It can be used for five different things –
• Finishing Powder
• Setting Powder (Veil)
I mix the powder with a mixing medium and it makes a great concealer. Thin it out a bit, and it’s a liquid foundation. No matter what foundation I use, I always use this as my finishing powder. It sets makeup beautifully and keeps it in place for hours.
There are 10 shades available – nice to see some great options for women of color! I tested both Cinnamon, which is my ‘winter skin’ shade, and Latte, which is my ‘summer skin’ shade. Right now I am in between the two, so I mix them together for a perfect combination.
I love that this foundation also provides UVA and UVB sun protection (SPF 15) thanks to the Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.
Heck, I just love this foundation period. Even if you have tried loose powder mineral foundations in the past and found them lacking, I urge you to check these out. They are fantastic! – Lisa
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