THE FOUNDATION YOU ALL NEED TO PUT ON YOUR WISHLIST

Powder foundation. What are your thoughts? Have you ever used it before, do you love it, are you a bit like ain't nobody got time for dat... I want to know what you think. Because here's what I always thought about powder foundation up until 2 months ago; I thought that it would look cakier than my Nan's classic victoria sponge (side note: Jesus Christ that Victoria sponge is good and I'm a little bit hormonal Helen at the moment and basically where is my slice?). I thought that it would be patchy and difficult to use, I thought that the coverage would be low... in short, I didn't even bother to try it because my expectations were low.

I was wrong.

Oh so wrong.

Painfully wrong that it's almost hard to admit but also not hard to admit because HELLO DREAM FOUNDATION. Over the last couple of months I decided to test out the bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15 and if you hadn't already guessed by my embarrassing fangirl, it's frickin amazing. Full review slightly later on in the post because firstly, I wanted to talk to you first about a very cool event that bareMinerals put on last weekend in collaboration with Powder.
If you follow me on instagram you'd have seen that I spent my Saturday at Boxpark in Shoreditch, hanging out at the ridiculously cool Powder van which has collaborated with bareMinerals. Anyone and everyone was invited along to the event to come and check out the van which inside hosted a couple of babe'in bareMinerals makeup artists who were providing complimentary makeunders and shade-matching for the Original Foundation SPF 15 which is so incredible as even as a makeup hoarder/lover, I always find it difficult to get the perfect match. As well as a GIF machine - anyone else have a special skill for never quite nailing GIF machine photos? - outside which allowed you to enter a competition by sharing the photos online. In short, it was a super cute, really fun event that's perfect for grabbing your girls, or even wandering down on your own, discovering some new - totally game changing - makeup and having some chilled out fun in the sun (or clouds. Because this is London after all).
Ok, so let's talk about the bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15. It's the UK's number one mineral foundation and also won the Best Beauty Stylist Award in 2016. It comes in 30 beautiful true-to-you shades which really does cover all bases (pun totally intended so feel free to laugh out loud). I actually find it super difficult to get the perfect match for my skin tone but there were at least 2 options that would've worked amazingly for me, in the end I went for Golden Beige (which is dreamier than Derek Shepherd), a gorgeous warm, olive toned colour, perfect for my semi-tanned skin right now. Out of all of the things I love about this, the thing that blows me away the most every single time is simply the finish. It somehow manages to produce the most flawless, natural looking, velvety smooth, skin-like glow that genuinely gets me compliments every time I wear it. It's completely non drying, it actually has a beautiful powder to cream finish and is super buildable too so can be used for a sheer wash of colour or built up to full coverage.

It contains 5 mineral ingredients which are all amazing for your skin, so blimmin good in fact that you can actually sleep in it (let's just discuss how insanely amazing this is, guilt over not taking your makeup off after a night out, be gone!) It doesn't clog your pores, it feels so super light that I actually often forget I'm even wearing makeup... it's just a total total dream.

Another reason why I avoided mineral powder foundation is because I thought it would be mega messy, and don't get me wrong, if I'm in a rush I can definitely cause spillages that do not look pretty (sorry Mum for forever ruining my "was white once" sheets), but by tapping some product into the lid, using the Swirl, tap, buff technique (my favourite way to apply it) it's actually so incredibly quick and easy to use. Another tip for application, the Beautiful Finish Brush is basically my favourite thing of all time. It picks up enough product but because of the dip in the middle, makes it really easy to not over apply and cake it all on (cake it all on is technical terms, obviously).

To wrap up my little fangirl, the bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15 is an absolutely stunning foundation that I couldn't recommend you trying any more. It looks beautiful on the skin, and is also really good for the skin too. I also had the best time at the Powder x bareMinerals pop up and would definitely recommend you heading to a store near you to get properly matched up because it is a total game changer.

I'd love to know if you've tried mineral foundations before? Is it something you'd consider trying? I always love hearing your thoughts!

As always, thanks so much for reading!

xx

This post was sponsored by bareMinerals. All thoughts, photos and extreme love of this babe'in foundation, my own.

20 comments

  1. Ellie your pictures are stunning. I love Bareminerals, such a good brand. Love the foundation.

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    1. Ahh thank you Jade, it's such an incredible foundation, I'd highly recommend!!

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      THE MIGHTY SPELL CASTER THAT HELPED ME SOLVED MY URGENT CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP PROBLEM.
      I dont know how to really thank Dr. Keke Odin for what he did for me. My Name is Anita Kelly from Los Angeles, i was dating this man who i loved very much for over four years now without any problem in our relationship. so at a point he changed so suddenly after returning from the office and started behaving so strangely. it even got to the extent that he told me it was over and i should never call him again. This was a person that loved me with everything that he had. When i told my friend jenny what happened, she introduced me to a great spell caster called DR KEKE ODIN, the chief priest of all spell caster. At first sight this man told me all my problems that it was his secretary that used a charm on him. Dr KEKE ODIN told me not to worry that he will help me solve the problem. The following day, i was in the house in a sober mood when i first received a message from my boyfriend that he was very sorry and before i dropped the phone, he called me again to say he is on his way home and that he was truly sorry for everything. To my greatest surprise, one week later he engaged me and we got married. All Thanks to KEKE ODIN. You can contact him through the following means

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      Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876

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  2. Spooky. I was watching a Nadine Baggott (beauty goddess to us 40 somethings) vlog the other day and she said she swears by mineral foundation. I'd made a mental note to check it out as my face is always slicker than Fonzy by 11am and now here you are looking gorge and dewy and not at all cakey. It's like it was meant to be!!

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  3. Beautiful! Love powder foundations!

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  4. I've never tried them because I always thought they would feel quite dry and like you said 100% cakey! This does look beautiful on you, definitely something to think about :)

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  5. Ooh this foundation looks so good girl, absolutely love Bare Minerals products so would love to try this foundation! Photos are gorgeous as always! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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  6. ah yes! my mua friend told me to try bare minerals foundations and i've been a convert ever since! so much lighter in the summer and i love how easy they are to use! this one feels like i'm improving my skin instead of painting over it, too.


    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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  7. This foundation looks beautiful. I currently use one by Benefit which is also really good.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  8. I think my sister kind of tainted mineral powder foundations for me because she used to use one all the time but left such a gross powdery mess everywhere that I have a hard time getting that image out of my head...saying that, I'm all about a nice foundation that looks like it isn't a foundation when it applies so this sounds pretty great for that.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  9. Oh you bloomin' BABE - that foundation looks absolutely FLAWLESS on your skin! I have it to and use it during the warmer months as it feels so lightweight on my skin, love the brush too!

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    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  11. I've never tried Bare Minerals or mineral foundation before but the finish looks amazing xx
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  12. I tried this before years and years ago, but I have a feeling I might get on with it better now than I did back then. It certainly looks gorgeous on you! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  13. That foundation gives you a lovely natural glow. I'd definitely consider using powder foundation as the coverage looks great

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  14. Your skin looks flawless! Also so happy you're wearing that gorgeous outfit as I recently bought those shorts in the RI sale and wasn't sure how to style them up but this is great for inspo!

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