If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that Makeup and Skincare are two of my addictions so I’m always keen to try new things. I was recently sent some makeup by Antipodes including their Mineral Foundation and Translucent Finishing Powder. I have previously used another brand of mineral powder foundation but became bored of trying to make it work on as it never seemed to sit right on my skin. So, how would this one fair? …
Antipodes is a New Zealand based brand which is one of the few companies in the world that is a fully certified organic skincare provider. Founder Elizabeth Barbalich’s knowledge and experience has lead to a brand dedicated to creating products using a combination of scientific research and high quality, sustainably sourced, organic ingredients.
I have tried quite a few of their skincare products and have been pretty impressed … so onto the makeup!
The claim is that you can get great coverage with a healthy, flawless, soft and dewy second skin finish. It is said to be hydrating, skin perfecting and contains Vinanza Grape & Kiwi for their antioxidant properties to improve overall skin health … as well as being SPF15.
Here’s what Antipodes say about this makeup’s ingredients:
Jojoba oil in our mineral makeup mean the powders actually moisturise your skin as they cover, providing vital skin hydration while you wear them.
Earth minerals provide sheer yet rich cover through which your skin can ‘breathe’. We avoid heavy synthetic makeup ingredients that can have a caking and mask-like effect, causing clogged pores and break-outs.
Moisturising avocado pear oil in our lipsticks from nature means that they condition as the colour. Avocado oil increases surface lipids to protect against moisture loss, while the natural humectant lecithin helps moisten lips and provide resistance to environmental damage.
To ensure smooth application, we use bismuth oxychloride, which is certified by ECOCERT as having 100% natural origin.Antipodesnature.com
I applied the foundation using a kabuki brush to buff it onto my skin … (Antipodes do have their own but I don’t have one of those so I used one I already have as I think it’s the best way to apply mineral powder foundation). The product applied easily, evenly and didn’t cake up or look odd on my skin (but for being ever so slightly dark for me). Instead, my skin looked like it had a good coverage with barely there finish. My skin isn’t as oily as it used to be, I’m more combination now so with the Translucent Setting Powder I used a much fluffier brush and pressed it into my T-zone then dusted any excess away and around my face. The SPF element of this foundation for me personally is not a value that I would rely on, coupled with the fact I would rather use a standalone SPF and know that I have the correct amount of coverage.
I am liking this foundation duo, in comparison to another brand I have used before, this feels so much more comfortable on my skin. I think the shade that I had is slightly too warm for me however that’s my fault as that’s what I chose from the range.
Antipodes have 4 shades of this foundation available and for reference, the shade that I used was 02 – Light Yellow. Their full range can be found at Antipodes.
The foundation wasn’t the only makeup item I received … watch this space!
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