Review of the Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

 
Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation review

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.

FINAL SCORE:

24/30

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PROS

  • Natural-looking coverage for a powder foundation

  • Lasted throughout the day!

CONS

  • Phenoxyethanol :(

  • Packaging- not close to sustainable

  • There was a lot of kickback when pressing my soft brush into the powder

WOULD I REPURCHASE?

 

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

 

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.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Foundation

 
The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation in Rose Beige

The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation- $42.00:

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?- Fantastic and they mention their critical extraction method, “the cleanest, purest way to extract all of a plant’s goodness and deliver it to your skin.” There are only too ‘iffy’ ingredients for those with sensitive skin types. See below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 4: Yes, 100%. It's a very solid, lightweight (in-between light to medium) coverage. My skin feels like it can breathe! It's missing any extra luminosity, so you won’t get a dewy look, which some may love. Overall, my skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes, except in the more oily spots (t-zone). I had to watch that a bit and set.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No irritation here! There’s potassium sorbate (see below), but it has limited evidence to back up the call that it may be a possible human allergen. Still, wanted you to know about it!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: It really does build well. I found this foundation moisturizing without looking greasy, settling into lines, or feeling heavy.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is your workhorse foundation. It’s light to medium coverage that looks like skin when applied.

  • It doesn’t run dewy and won’t give you luminous finish.

  • The shade range is a start (obviously I’d love more than 8 shades!)

  • And the ingredients are where this brand really shines. Check out everything they’re doing in terms of supercritical extraction here.

  • If you have oilier skin, you will probably want to set this! It’s best for those looking for lightweight coverage sans the ‘dewy’ factor.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

Swatches! Color: rose beige

Swatches! Color: rose beige

 

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!

  • Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice-1 to 3, limited

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • propanediol- 1, fair

  • glyceryl stearate citrate- 1, limited

  • cetearyl alcohol- 1, limited

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil- 1, none

  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1, limited

  • lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • aqua- 0, robust

  • lonicera japonica (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • xanthan gum- 1, fair

  • potassium sorbate- 3, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate) seed- 1, limited

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

 
Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation- $62.00:

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?- Pretty, darn great looking. You can see the full list below. The only call outs would be the ingredients derived from coconut.For some skin types, anything coconut-oil related is a no-no!

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 2: Erm, no. I am not the majority here so take it with a grain of salt. But I tried everything to apply this and it still just didn't work for me. The texture is divine and I expected the opposite performance. I have combination skin, not overly sensitive. I tried the sponge, brush, hands, nothing worked. From far away, it was weightless and evened out. Up close, it was patchy and settled into pores.

3. Does it last?- 4: It actually lasted really well, it just didn't look great while on.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: I had zero issues with irritation, but there are coconut-derived ingredients so it may irritate some.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 2: It just didn't sink into the skin like I wanted and as it sat on top. I couldn't say it built well either.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: Eleven shades is a solid start for a foundation range

7. How conscious is the brand? 4- It’s vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free! Non-GMO tocopherol and ethically-sourced mica for the win! The glass bottle is recyclable. The bottle dropper, not so much- BUT I’m still waiting on the final word from the brand.

FINAL SCORE:

20/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is a different type of foundation that will work best on oilier skin types based on my research. That said, if you have dry skin and this is a HG product, let me know!

  • For me, it just sat right on top of the skin and never gave that flawless look. I wouldn’t re-purchase this one.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

  • Coconut Alkanes is ONLY a tricky ingredient if you have sensitivities to coconut oil. Otherwise, the list looked pretty great!

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!
 

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!

  • Brassica oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil- 1, none

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, none

  • L-Lysine- 1, limited

  • Silica- 1 to 2, good

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • Azadirachta indica (Neem) Extract- 1, limited

  • Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Extract- 1, limited

  • Melissa officianalis (Lemon Balm) Extract- 1, limited

  • Berberis vulgaris (Barberry) Extract- 1, limited

  • Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • Sambucus nigra (Elder Flower) Extract- 1, limited

  • Momordica charantia (Bitter Melon) Extract- 1, limited

  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice Root) Extract- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • CI 77891- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • Aqua- 0, good

  • Coco-Caprylate/Caprate- 1, none

  • Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • CI 77019- 2, fair

  • Lauroyl Lysine- 1, none

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

 
Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50- $24.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking great with several low-scoring ingredients that are well-known. There's a bit of a debate about zinc oxide. More on that below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 5: Yes, skin looks like skin! The formula is also super lightweight. Close-ups of application (before and after) are on the video.

3. Does it last?- 5: Absolutely! I had no problems here. You can reapply every 2 hours to maintain sun protection.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: Yep! I had no issues here. There is a coconut-oil derived ingredient for those looking to avoid the all things coconut oil.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Oh yea. The lightweight formula glides on and soaked in really well for me. Everything else I wore with it managed to apply smoothly.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Oof! Two shades only, but there is one universal transparent shade to make up for it.

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- It’s vegan and cruelty free! Tbd on packaging. It’s looking very positive, but I’m waiting to hear back from the brand and will update asap! **UPDATE- I heard back. Keeping the score as is, but I wasn’t impressed (understatement) by the brand’s response. See below…

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a lightweight, non-greasy spf option about 30 that provides both UVA and UVB protection with clean ‘er ingredients

  • You don’t want to wear heavy foundation for coverage and would rather swipe on a lighter tint!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!
 

PACKAGING UPDATE FROM THE BRAND:

MY QUESTION: “Is the container 1. recyclable (entire product container which most brands will not specify unless you ask...twice 😞 , i.e. pump included), 2. made from recycled materials, 3. if not, what does MyChelle recommend to consumers for an eco-friendly disposal of the products they're producing and selling?”

It took a long time to get a response…

THEIR RESPONSE: "Regulations require that containers of 8 oz and greater contain the recycling code on the bottom, so our smaller containers do not currently display the recycling logo, even though they are recyclable. MyChelle bottles are presently a #7 plastic, and are therefore accepted at most recycling centers."

IMPORTANT- THEY DID NOT ANSWER IF THE ENTIRE BOTTLE/CONTAINER IS RECYCLABLE. AT THIS POINT, I WAS PRETTY FRUSTRATED SO I FOLLOW UP WITH: “So to confirm, you’re saying the entire container and every component recyclable?"

THEIR RESPONSE: "The only component on the Sun Shield Liquid that is not recyclable is the Pump – not recyclable because of internal spring mechanism, every other component including cap and tube can be recycled."

Deep thoughts by B. Witkin:

This should have been stated upfront, or even better, on the site’s FAQ page which they continued to try and drive me too. So now, we are expected to clean it, remove the pump, and then recycle accordingly. This product is not made from recycled material either. They never directly answered that question.

One more, NANO PARTICLES: I also inquired whether this was using nano-particles for zinc- heard this, "MyChelle follows the EU definition of non-nano; the primary particle size is greater than 100nm. The Zinc in our sun care products is a micronized, non-nano, zinc oxide. Non-nano zinc oxide particles are what give sunscreens their white tint because each molecule is too large to absorb into skin therefore appearing opaque; consumers can be averse to the opaque white color at times because they don’t want their sunscreen to appear white on their skin. We use zinc molecules that are smaller than regular zinc oxide particles, but larger than nano particles ..."

 

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!

  • Zinc Oxide- 2 to 3, fair

  • Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract- 1, none

  • Bentonite- 2, limited

  • Butyloctyl Salicylate- 1, none

  • Caprylhydroxamic Acid- 1, fair

  • Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer- 1, none

  • Caprylyl Glycol- 1, limited

  • Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes- 1, fair

  • Cetearyl Alcohol- 1, limited

  • Coco-Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Diheptyl Succinate- 1, none

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Iron Oxides- 2, fair

  • Jojoba Esters- 1, limited

  • Maltose- 1, fair

  • Octyldodecanol- 1, limited

  • Sodium Gluconate- 1, fair

  • Tocopherol-1, good

  • Trihydroxystearin- 1, none

  • Aqua- 1, robust

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

 
Review of the Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara- $28.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 4: Lots of ingredients are “3” or under, but there's more than a handful of 3's like Potassium Sorbate, etc. which could potentially be irritating.

2. What about clumps?- 5: I didn’t see any clumps and I tried multiple coats, plus another instance using primer underneath. Zero clumps!

3. Does it have a high-impact effect/multiply lashes?- 4: Yes, but it’s not super high drama. I'd say it wins on fanning out the lashes and lengthens well. It’s a more full, yet natural look.

4. Does it lengthen?- 3: I wouldn’t say it lengthens like a rockstar, but it does add noticeable length!

5. What about flaking?- 5: I saw no flakes after wearing this mascara for an entire day (and working out in it). Super impressive!

6. Is it non-irritating?- 4: My eyes were fine, but there are a couple of ingredients in here that may irritate sensitive eyes and I’ve read that in other reviews.

7. How conscious is the brand? 2- This brand states that it is organic, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and the packaging is sustainable “whenever possible.” Almost good enough, but not quite there for me re: sustainability. See what the brand said to additional questioning from me below…

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a more natural, fanned-out look on your lashes

  • You don’t have overly sensitive eyes or skin

  • You’re cool with $28 (I think it’s reasonably priced compared to others I’ve tried)

  • You’re ok with the possibility that it “may contain” Titanium Dioxide. This isn’t currently deal-breakers for me, but they are for some and I 100% respect that. It’s a personal decision! Speaking of…

  • UPDATE on packaging and sustainability from the brand - I sent this question: “Is the packaging of this mascara made from 100% recyclable material and also 100% recyclable?”

    Ilia’s response: “Our aluminum mascara tubes is 80% recycled aluminum. We do what we can to use recycled materials when it is safe to do so! Any of our components that are plastic are recyclable (for example- the inside bits of the mascara!), but are not made of recycled material as we are unable to verify its original source and therefore the properties it was made out of (as to avoid leaching of chemicals it came into content prior to our labs)."

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

With mascara on the left. Without on the right.

With mascara on the left. Without on the right.

 

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend and buy it again myself? Yes, I’d recommend this to someone that doesn’t have issues with sensitivity and is into a more natural looking, multiplied look (not high-drama lashes). I loved it and would buy it again! It reminds me of the Hynt mascara, but a little less natural than that. If you DO want to amp things up you could try:

  1. Fitglow Vegan Good Lash: shop here | Watch the full review here.

  2. Inika Bold Lash: shop here | Featured here if you want to see application, before and after, etc.

  3. Watch my “Best of Mascaras” video to find out more amazing options out there!

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS:

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!

  • Adansonia digitata seed oil- 1

  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice- 1 to 3

  • Bisabolol- 1 (sounds like an evil Disney character to me)

  • Boron nitride- 1

  • Calcium gluconate- 1

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1

  • Caprylyl methicone- 1

  • Cetearyl isononanoate- 1

  • Coco-caprylate/caprate- 1

  • Coconut alkanes- 1

  • Dimethicone- 3 UPDATE This product does NOT contain Dimethicone actually. Credo needed to update their ingredients on the product page. Here’s what the brand said after I mentioned it to them: “The ingredient list on our website is correct. We have asked Credo to change theirs, but it seems they unfortunately have not been able to yet. Please use the list on our site! Thanks so much."

  • Disteardimonium hectorite- 1

  • Ethylhexylglycerin- 1

  • Gluconolactone- 1

  • Glycerin- 2

  • Hydrogenated lecithin- 2

  • Isopentyldiol- 1

  • Jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower/leaf extract- 1

  • Oryza sativa (rice) hull powder- 1

  • Pentylene glycol- 1

  • Phenethyl alcohol- 1

  • Pistacia lentiscus (mastic) gum- 1

  • Polyglyceryl-2 isostearate- 1

  • Polyglyceryl-6 polyricinloleate- 1

  • Potassium sorbate- 3

  • Rosa centifolia flower water- 1

  • Rosa moschata seed oil- 1

  • Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil- 1

  • Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1

  • Sodium benzoate- 3

  • Sodium chloride- 1

  • Squalane- 1

  • Tocopherol- 1

  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane- 1 (say this ten times fast, I dare ya :)

  • CI 77491- 2 ”may contain”

  • Titanium dioxide- 1 to 3 ”may contain”

  • CI 77492- 2 ”may contain”

  • CI 77499- 2 ”may contain”

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30

 
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30 in Tan

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30 in Tan- $19.99

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 3: Looking good. It does have Dimethicone which, for some, is a no-no. It’s a ‘3’ on EWG. Also, I couldn’t find ratings for a couple ingredients so I’ll follow up when I hear from the brand.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Amazing. It’s better than sheer and a solid light coverage option. It evened my skin out so well and felt super lightweight. Skin looked like skin because it soaked right in.

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes! It held up so well. I barely set it with setting powder, and even so, it stuck around for the entire day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: No issues with breakouts here personally, but between the Dimethicone and stronger scent, it may freak out some sensitive skin types.

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 4: Yes. I’ve worn it with primer underneath and powder on top. It managed perfectly. No budging, no smearing, no pilling. Worked well!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 1: Bummer. I see two options right now. I hope they expand!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- This product is vegan, gluten-free, and the packaging is recyclable. It isn’t made from recycled material however, so it’s not 100% sustainable…yet.

FINAL SCORE:

23/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for something that is lightweight, evens out, and provides a little SPF coverage from Zinc Oxide along the way

  • You’re looking for a more budget-friendly lightweight CC cream option

  • You need a product that is vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free. Plus, it has no coconut oil for those prone to breakouts!

  • Dimethicone is NOT a deal-breaker ingredient for you

  • You’re ok with a strong scent of roses upon application. It did fade quickly for me, but it’s worth mentioning!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

Swatch!

Swatch!

 

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? I’m still waiting to hear back from the brand on a couple of ingredients that I couldn’t find any information on. Once I do, I’ll be sure to update this! In the meantime, I’d recommend one of my favorite, lightweight coverage combos for summer:

1 part MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 (Featured here: https://youtu.be/v3553Y6iyuU)

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1 part INIKA Organic BB Cream (Watch the full review: https://youtu.be/l5x1tFxPJLA)

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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)