Extra Virgin Minerals™ Liquid Foundation
TL; DR : Not for very fair complextions
This was suggested to me by a friend to try this foundation. I have VERY fair, sensitive skin and I wasn't sure about the colours listed so I ordered both the Golden Ivory and the Natural Vanilla shades.
Oh my, the golden Ivory I didn't bother trying at all, because it was so dark and orange (That "Ivory" label seems very misleading on this product- I would say this is more of an amber + coffee cream) I did try the natural vanilla- it is almost too dark for my skin when wet, and once on it dries even darker. On top of that it still has a very yellow undertone, which is fine for people with more yellow or olive undertones, but definitely clashes on my pinky skin.
I tried it out a few times anyway, I figured I could try using less and blending differently to see if I could manage to work with it. The coverage itself seems fine, it doesn't look or feel very cakey or really thick, which is good. By itself I find it is too shiny. It stayed shiny on my skin and just got so shiny after a shirt time. I also bought the matching mineral loose powder and again, I find the tones yellowy and even with the powder I found I was much shinier with this on my face than with no makeup at all.
While it doesnt feel bad or make my face itch, it definitely didn't work out for me. I feel this is a good quality makeup, just it is definitely a gloss finish foundation and one that seems only meant for more pigmented and more yellow or olive undertone skin. Giving 3.75 stars because the colours themselves are not a TBS issue- I am sure most women can find a shade that works for them, but I am deducting marks for having the foundation dry a darker shade than when first applied. Also, I know a lot of people like gloss finish makeup, but it is not my personal preference, so while I am not counting that against the performance, I wouldn't recommend this.
While I still think a lot of people would like this makeup, seeing as now I have two bottles of foundation I can't use that I have no idea what I am going to do with, I would definitely recommend driving however far to locate a store and try in person before buying.
January 6, 2014
LOVE this foundation, in the right shade...
I have been using this foundation for about a year and a half. I love the coverage, the texture, even the scent. The foundation brush is the best way to apply, and a little goes a long way. The only downside is I have a fair complexion and my shade seems to have disappeared! I started out with 102 Natural Ivory and it was perfect. Next time I ordered it was out, so I purchased 105 Rose Ivory and it was okay. Then next time, both colors were out, so I tried 108 Golden Ivory. Whoa--it was nearly orange! Right now I'm on 202 Natural Vanilla, and it is workable, but I miss my perfect shade. I only shop TBS online because the nearest store is an hour away, but if I'm ever near one, I'll check to see if they have my shade in stock. 5 star if it comes back!
November 29, 2013
loved this foundation, except found that the colour dried darker than it appears in the bottle and at first glance.. Love the consistency and smell of the formula, great light to medium coverage just wish it didnt dry darker
November 2, 2013
Great coverage and even better when used with the foundation brush! Love it.
July 13, 2013