Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation- $32.99:
Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:
1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Unfortunately, there’s phenoxyethanol inside. There are a couple of other concerns. See below.
2. How's coverage?- 3: Overall it looked very natural for a powder. It did settle a bit into fine lines on the forehead.
3. Does it last?- 4: It did a great job on combo skin!
4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: This powder didn’t irritate my skin.
5. Does it blend and build well?- 5: It did for me!
6. Is the shade range inclusive? 5- Fifteen shades to choose from- a lot more than most.
7. Is this a consciously-created product? 3- Cruelty-free, vegan, check and check. Packaging however, wasn’t up to par.
Natural-looking coverage for a powder foundation
Lasted throughout the day!
Packaging- not close to sustainable
There was a lot of kickback when pressing my soft brush into the powder
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
Due to ingredients and sustainability, and a bit of this answer has to do with performance, I wouldn’t. Instead, I would go for:
I asked the brand about the packaging and mica sourcing. Here’s what they had to say:
“Is the packaging sustainable? Our current Mineral Fusion cosmetics packaging uses a foil that is not recyclable, however the inner component is recyclable. We’re currently launching new packaging for our skincare line that addresses this issue, and are actively evaluating our packaging and components to see where we need to make changes toward a higher standard of sustainability.
Is the mica used sustainably sourced? Our supplier sources Mica exclusively from the USA (Georgia), and is an active member in the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI), a group driven to eradicate child labor and support traceable, environmentally friendly processes.”
A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:
I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!
Mica- 1, fair
Lauroyl Lysine- 1, none
Zinc Stearate- 2, fair
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1, limited
Boron Nitride- 1, fair
Ascorbyl Palmitate- 1, limited
Hydrolyzed Mango Juice Extract- 1, none
Hydrolyzed Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract- 1, none
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract- 1, none
Alaria Esculenta Extract- 1, none
Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract- 1, limited
Glycrrhiza Glabra Root Extract- 1, fair
Punica Granatum Seed Extract- 1, limited
Aloe Barbadensis- 1 to 3, limited
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract- 1, fair
Tocopherol Acetate- 3, fair
Sambucus Nigra Fruit- 1, limited
Phenoxyethanol- 4, limited
Iron Oxides- 2, fair
Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3, good
Ultramarines- 1 to 4, limited
Zinc Oxide- 2 to 3, fair
Chromium Oxide Green- 2 to 5, limited
CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.
FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…
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