As someone that has always opted for liquid foundation, I do not have any prior experience with mineral foundations, always imagining that they would be drying, have poor coverage, and be extremely messy. However, after having been sent this foundation for review by 'In The Buff Makeup', these misconceptions have certainly been challenged!
In The Buff is a fairly new brand made up of a small team and has a gradually increasing range of 100% mineral products. They use all natural, vegan ingredients and are against animal testing, meaning their products are completely cruelty free. This brand would also be good for those with more sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema as it is hypo-allergenic and contains no chemicals or perfumes.
In terms of coverage, this foundation is perfect for a lighter, everyday look and very little is needed, although it is also fairly build-able if you would like a slightly heavier look. It disguises dark undereye circles well and evens out the skin tone. However, I must stress this is a lighter coverage foundation and I could see my freckles peeking through so I would not recommend it for those that are acne prone.
The finish of the foundation was perhaps that which I found most impressive as it did not feel heavy or cake on the skin and did not settle in fine lines. It had a very soft appearance, and actually looked like skin rather than a layer of makeup. The lasting power was also very good, staying put all day with little signs of wear.
My only criticism of this foundation is the shade range which, for now at least, is rather small. I was sent the shade 'buttercream' which is the lightest shade and designed for those with paler skin tones. However, I found this shade to be a little too dark for me, and left me looking orange. Therefore if you, like me, struggle to find high street foundations that are pale enough for your skin tone, this foundation is probably not the one for you.
In The Buff mineral foundation is priced a £22.50 which, whilst more than I would usually pay due to being on a student budget, is certainly a reasonable price for a foundation with such a good finish and it would also be the only product needed on the face. Additionally, little product is needed and so this means it would last a very long time, making it extremely good value for money.
In The Buff is a perfect every-day foundation for those who prefer a more natural, barely-there look. It is also perfect for those on-the-go as it can be applied very quickly and removes the need for additional concealer and setting powder. Check out the In The Buff website to take a look at their foundations and browse their other products.
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