I was recently invited to the launch of BodyShop\’s latest upcoming mineral makeup range, EXTRAVIRGIN MINERALS.
This range consists of three formats of Mineral foundations, LIQUID, CREAM, POWDER.
SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, INCLUDING SENSITIVE AND BLEMISHED SKIN
MakeupArtist Larry Yeo did a demo for us so we could better understand the products.
Our cute lil press kit ♥
Here are the THREE new products from the VIRGIN MINERALS RANGE that will launch in AUGUST 2011
and the star of the show..
CREAM COMPACT FOUNDATION!
I tried out the Cream foundation yesterday:
My overall thoughts:
Im a foundation junkie. Im VERY particular about foundations. When a foundation is a perfect match for my skin, it leaves me smiling with glee! But when the foundation doesnt match, it upsets me especially because I think my skintone represents the average medium beige skintone. So when I tested the foundation on my hand first, It looked like it wasnt gonna work for me but when I applied it and blended it out, it flawlessly blended with my skintone. and it didnt leave any weird “after oxidising” tone. So the CREAM FOUNDATION has definitely received a THUMBS UP from me so far. The BRUSH that comes along with the foundation, is probably a big key factor of the product but Im NOT a fan of using brushes to apply foundation so It doesnt really matter to me. I just use it to apply the foundation n and then I use my regular foundation sponges to blend out.
Ive yet to try the LIQUID FOUNDATION but so far I impressed with its creamy texture, and that the LIQUID n CREAM foundations come in a variety of shades, and the DARKEST shade, looks suitable if you\’re a MAC NC45 shade, or darker. The loose powder however only came in 4 shades, and even the darkest shade looked a wee bit too white for me(see my swatch above). So I didnt bother using it on my face. Instead I brought it along for one of my magazine shoots and it was perfect for my fair model.
Products to be launched island wide on 29th AUGUST 2011