Monday, 29 September 2014

Review: In The Buff Mineral Foundation

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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  1. Hi Eleanor,

    I've tried bare minerals foundation before and like you I find it difficult to find foundations to match my ghost pale skin lol!!

    I thought it was a good finish though and would like to find one in a suitable shade as it was just enough coverage for every day!

    Great review anyway - look forward to seeing more of your posts :)

    Gabby xo

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  2. I love this foundation! It leaves such a soft and smooth finish! |

  3. I've never used this foundation before, but thanks for sharing!

    Made in Mauve

  4. good reviev !

  5. Great review!!


  6. I too have often thought of mineral makeup as having poor coverage but looking cakey at the same time. A few reviews I've read have begun to change my opinion, though for me I'd want to test a foundation in store for a colour match & to check it wouldn't irritate my skin. Crossing my fingers I'll come across one so I can give it a try! Xx

  7. I've never tried mineral foundation but I have been looking it recently. This has been a really useful review, thanks!

  8. this sounds lovely! i've only tried one mineral foundation before but need to try more

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  9. I really love mineral foundation for daytime wear, it feels so much lighter on my skin. I've been using Bare Minerals for a couple of years now and really like it. I don't get any problems with my skin breaking out after using a powder mineral foundation and this means that I then often don't need to use any foundation at all!
    Jennifer x

  10. It's a real shame this is quite a dark colour for the palest shade. I've had a poor experience with mineral foundation in the past, it seems unable to provide both coverage and a natural appearance in my view, but I would be more than willing to give this a try if lighter shades are introduced.

    Sammy xo.

  11. I don't use mineral/powder foundations at all.. I just don't believe that they would provide the coverage that I'm looking for... I also am skeptical that they would just fall off my face and I'd be left naked -_-


  12. I'm pale, so woe for that! This might be suitable for me because I prefer a lighter look foundation, if the shade was a little paler!

    Corinne x

  13. You've made this product sound amazing! But I'm so pale I doubt they have a colour pale enough for me but I'll keep an eye out!


  14. Great review, I've not actually heard of this brand, will have to keep my eyes peeled.
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  15. Lovely review, must try it out :)

  16. Great review. I love mineral foundations, they feel better on my skin. This is a little pricey though! Maybe a Christmas present :)

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  17. I love the idea of a powder foundation! I'd need a lighter shade though, I'm pale too x

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  18. I've been eyeing up Bare Minerals as its much cheaper in the US - will have to investigate!


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