Recently I was sent a selection of mineral make up by the brand Elemental beauty to review. Handmade in Kent, the company ethos is that all the products are made with love,contain no nasty additives and are only tested on humans.
I'm always looking for vegan and cruelty free make up so was excited to see how they worked.
|Wearing my full face of Elemental make up|
Pure Mineral Foundation Buy hereHaving not had much success with mineral powder foundations in the past I wasn't sure how well I would get on with the range. I wondered if they wouldn't sit under the fine lines under my eyes but decided to give them a whirl anyway. You can purchase samples of their foundations for just 99p to ensure you get the exact right shade which is such a nice touch. I'm wearing shade English Rose
The main ingredient in the mineral foundations is Titanium Dioxide which apparently offers better coverage than other brands that use a large quantity of Mica. So if it's coverage you're after this is the mineral foundation for you!
I was really surprised by how much coverage this mineral foundation gave me. It also left my skin feeling so soft which I hadn't expected and didn't have any of the dreaded powdery finish I have encountered with other mineral make ups. I love that this product is free from preservatives, dyes, oils and bismuth oxychloride yet gave me really good coverage. This makes it a great choice if you suffer with sensitive skin or breakouts.
|Close up in natural light-no filter|
I did mix it with a little bit of Lush illumination cream for under my eyes. I was conscious I needed a little more smoothness, but other than that it went on straight after primer with no problem. The coverage is medium on first application but covers more if you layer it. In this photo I've applied two applications.
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My biggest gripe with a lot of cruelty free eye shadow is the lack of pigment. having to build up layer after layer to get decent coverage is a bit tedious. I demand a lot from my eye make up so have worn this one a few times to see how well it performs.
These eye shadows are designed to be used dry or if you want more intensity you can use a damp brush. This also means you can use them as eyeliners.
I'm wearing shades Seashell (pale) and Define me (the brown) and just used them dry and was very happy with the pigment quality and blendability. At a fiver each these represent such good value and there are some great colours to choose from.
|Mineral Eye shadows photographed in natural light with no filter|
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The mineral blush in shade Sugar mouse gave me a really nice rosy glow and can be built up for more intensity which I liked.yet again at £6.99 this is a really well priced product. I cant claim its anything particularly special but it did exactly what it promised and made me look as if I had a healthy flush.
I really loved the Opalescent Illuminator and its probably my favourite product from the range. This is a really subtle highlighter which can be built up to give some lovely light on your cheekbones and temples.
|I really loved the glow the illuminator gave|
Overall I was really impressed with all these products by Elemental Beauty Its great to find some more Vegan Cruelty Free make up produced in the UK. The range is brilliantly priced and nicely packaged too, so great for gifts.
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