According to beauty mag Harper’s BAZAAR, powder foundation is
‘the unsung hero of the complexion category. Unlike denser liquid formulas, a powder base is best if you have oily or even combination skin, since it complements both skin types.’
When I was younger (and didn’t have quite so many wrinkles**) I loved using a Mineral Powder Foundation. I found the powder sat much nicer on my oily skin and also didn’t affect my acne quite as badly as liquid foundations did.
But here’s the important bit…
NEWS FLASH – not all mineral foundations are the same!
Mineral foundation, as you can probably guess, is formulated with minerals. Mineral makeup generally shouldn’t contain chemicals, oils, waxes, preservatives, fragrances and some other skin-irritating ingredients. However, many popular mineral makeup brands found on supermarket and pharmacy shelves contain ingredients which can be harmful. These include ‘nasties’ like: bismuth, parabens, phthalates and talc. Some brands even bulk up their product with cheap fillers to increase their profit margin.
Who should use a mineral powder foundation?
Mineral powder foundation is a great option for anyone like me with blemish-prone or sensitive skin. That’s because it doesn’t clog pores, and its oil-absorbent properties make it ideal for oily or combination skin too.
Whether you use Savvy Minerals Powder Foundation as the base of an elaborate look or on its own for a more natural approach, this mineral foundation has you covered. Part of the Savvy Minerals by Young Living® line, this long-lasting foundation is made with high-quality, mineral-based ingredients. Its buildable formula can be used for sheer to full coverage and blends flawlessly for a natural-looking foundation that still diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes.
It’s also an all-day foundation, so you don’t need to worry about it as you transition between your home, work and social life. Plus, it is specially crafted without fillers, synthetics or parabens. Consequently, it’s a great foundation for sensitive skin. So, with its long-lasting formula, gentle ingredients and gorgeous finish, Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Foundation is the only coverage you need stashed in your makeup bag.
Finding Your Perfect Shade
Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Foundations are organised by undertones and shades. The Warm colours complement yellow, peach or golden undertones, while the Cool colours are best for pink or red undertones. And finally, the Dark colours have neutral undertones.
- Cool 1
- Cool 2
- Cool 3
- Warm 1
- Warm 2
- Warm 3
- Dark 1
- Dark 2
- Dark 3
So, not sure which undertone you have? Look at the veins on the underside of your forearm. If they have a green tinge to them, it’s likely that your undertone is warm. However, if they have a bluish tinge, your tone probably runs cool.
Each tone – Warm, Cool and Dark – comes in various shades, with No. 1 as the lightest shade. As the number goes up, the shade gets darker. Once you know your undertone and preferred shade, you’re ready to start building your perfect look!
Still not sure if you are cool or warm?
Then try these simple ideas:
- The Jewellery Trick
Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry Typically, those with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
- The Neutral Test
Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-white, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
- Eye and Hair Colour
Your natural eye and hair colours can help figure out your colouring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
- The Sun’s Effects
When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.
Use this versatile foundation for the base of your flawless look. Its buildable formula makes it easy to use as a sheer- or full-coverage foundation, and its mineral-based ingredients blend beautifully into every skin tone.
How to use Savvy Minerals Foundation Powder
- To get the best results, firstly apply a primer to the skin first. For oily skin, use the Mattifying Primer or dry/mature skin use the hydrating primer or even the ART Renewal Serum.
- For a more even finish use a foundation brush. Sprinkle a small amount of foundation into the jar lid and swirl the brush in the lid to collect the powder. Lightly tap the brush handle to dust off any excess. Then, using circular motions, blend the foundation onto your skin, repeating to build coverage.
- For more controlled coverage, spritz your brush 2 -3 times with Savvy Minerals by Young Living® Misting Spray before swirling in the powder.
- Finally, keep things simple with foundation only or use bronzer, blush and veil for a full-face look.
Features & Benefits
- Diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes.
- Minimises pore appearance.
- Brightens complexion.
- Absorbs excess oils.
- Enhances natural beauty.
- Buildable formula for sheer to full coverage.
- Long-lasting, all-day wear.
- Ideal for sensitive skin.
- Made with mineral-based ingredients.
- Vegan friendly not tested on animals.
- Formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrances.
** P.S. If you want to know the secret I’ve discovered to help turn back time, click here.