– Sponsored Content – Over the years I have found myself gravitating towards lighter formulations particularly in regards to base products, I’ve grew intolerable to heavy textures and loathe my skin feeling masked in product and yet as I am plagued by problematic skin, I don’t always feel entirely comfortable stepping out into the world bare-faced or with just a slick of tinted moisturiser on my side. If like myself you don’t want to compromise on quality nor coverage when it comes to foundation, the beauty brand you should be turning towards is Annabelle Minerals; beautifully formulated, wonderfully priced and an incredible shade range with warm, cool and neutral shades alike.
Gone are the days when all a foundation had to offer was a hint of tint, thankfully now we have access to products such as Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation that not only effortlessly covers skin imperfections such as redness, discolouration and light scarring; as well as providing SPF30. However with continued use it can reduce sebum secretion by up to 30% as well as reducing the visibility of pores by up to 34% too – a dream for anyone with very oily skin such as myself. I personally believe that anything we apply to our skin daily – and wear for hours – should provide benefits beyond simply masking it in coloured pigment. Make-up should now boast skincare like qualities as standard and that is exactly what Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation delivers and more.
Speaking of shades, Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation comes in no less than 22 shades with tones carefully created and selected to suit fair, light, medium and deep skintones with options for olive, warm, cool and neutral undertones too. There is a shade for most and you can of course mix several tones together should you wish to create your own custom match.
Initially switching to a product such as Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation can be daunting, no doubt you have several questions such as how do you apply such a product and what should you expect from a powder foundation? Well let me put your mind at ease…
Applying Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation couldn’t be easier, simply prime your face as you would normally and then using your face brush of choice (there’s lots to chose from here), buff into the skin using large, round, sweeping motions. I personally find it is best to start with a little product and then gradually build in layers, that way you can hyper focus on the areas of your complexion that require it most. The beauty of a product such as Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation is that you can skip setting powder meaning you save time, money and effort – not to mention it wears far better than any standalone liquid product I have tested.
For me the real test of any base product is how well it covers and stays put on my oily and blemish prone skin. The answer in regards to Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation is really well. As previously mentioned I do apply this is layers meaning I have complete control of coverage levels, allowing me to easily blur my imperfections such as blemishes and acne scarring. As this is a powder product, it is very easy to create a diffused appearance and as such you can have the best of both worlds: high coverage levels with a very natural finish.
Now for why you really came here, how did this little pot help to change my skin over the last few months? Simply it lived up to all that it claimed to do and more, my skin has gradually became less oily and as there is less sebum on my face, in turn there has been less breakouts – and all without drying out my complexion. I can’t quite vouch for the reduction in pore appearance, other than when the product is on my skin that is, but as my pores have always been really large, this doesn’t come as surprise. I also find Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation far easier to remove which in turn means I don’t have to further aggravate my problematic skin come the removal stage with harsh cleansers.
You can find the entire range of Annabelle Minerals cosmetics here, the Annabelle Minerals Coverage Mineral Foundation costs £11.90/10g – link.