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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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

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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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

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 Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

 
Review of the Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint- $26.00

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)?- 3: Lots of ingredients at “2” and “3.” Three of primary concern: Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, and Sodium Benzoate, which could potentially be irritating and also not eco-friendly (Dimethicone specifically).

2. How is coverage?- 5: Nailed it on performance here! The brand says you will get a “demi-matte, lightweight medium coverage,” and they deliver on their promise. Skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 5: Oh yea. This was super impressive. I tried it with and without setting. In both instances, the product still looked fresh at the end of the day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: Review the ingredients list below. Be informed, not afraid! Definitely dig a bit further if you have sensitive skin!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Again, nailed it on coverage and overall performance. I wore this with several layers and saw no streaking of odd settling into pores or fine lines.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: 12 shades is respectable!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- I’m still waiting to hear back on packaging which, right now, looks and feels like plastic. It is however cruelty-free and vegan, so that’s a plus!

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info. Credo Beauty, an organization I watch, isn’t super-concerned about Dimethicone, but that doesn’t mean we should take what others say at face value. Plus, it’s kind of fun to dig in (just me? lol)

  • You don’t have overly sensitive skin and are looking for a semi-matte foundation that feels weightless on and does a great job with medium coverage

  • I also go into my personal choice to NOT repurchase this in the video in case you’re interested :)

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!

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 + EVIDENCE/DATA BACKING THE ASSIGNED RATING:

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!

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/ Polyhydroxystearate/ Sebacate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Coco-Caprylate/-Caprate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: “none" for Quaternium, but "fair" for Montmorillonite *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Quaternium-90 Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none" for Quaternium, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Dextrin Isostearate- ‘dextrin’ is a 1, and has a fair amount of evidence/data behind the rating, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Benzoate- 3, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Silica- 1 to 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Glycerin- 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Dimethicone- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited, *this ingredient was listed high on label so there’s a higher percentage in there :(

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax- 1, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Potassium Sorbate- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Titanium Dioxide (“may contain”)- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77499 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77491 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Chloride- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

  • Water- 1, amount of evidence/data: 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 INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

 
INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation - $48.99

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)?- 4: This foundation ranks at a ‘2’ on the EWG rating scale. Not perfect, but it’s doing really well with cleaner ingredients.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Love it. Great, medium coverage that melts into the skin. Works really well with a primer/moisturizer underneath and a kabuki brush when applying.

3. Does it last?- 5: Yes! Looked great at the end of the long day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues with breakouts here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Yes. This foundation applies really well with a bit of moisture underneath, and I suggest using a brush or sponge for a flawless look.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Meh. There’s work to do here, but eight shades is a great start.

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. The brand told me they are “working on it!”

FINAL SCORE:

30/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a fuller coverage foundation

  • You’re interested in a skincare boost bonus with your foundation

  • You can find a shade match from the 8 available hues

  • You’re ok spending almost $50 on a foundation

  • Organic, cruelty-free, and vegan products are a must

WORTH NOTING:

  • I didn’t get a ‘dewy’ finish here. The product description says that the overall finish is just that. Instead, I found the coverage to be moisturizing without looking or feeling greasy. But it didn’t give me that dewy glow.

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?”

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. Would I buy it again? When the brand comes out with more sustainable packaging, I’ll re-purchase without hesitation!

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. 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 INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Grace

 
INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Grace

INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Grace - $48.99

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)?- 5: Everything looked good on EWG. There was only one ‘3’ and it was Potassium Sorbate.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Skin still looks like skin! This powder is super fine and silky. It offers a light to medium coverage, and didn’t look ‘cakey’ on my skin at all.

3. Does it last?- 4: It stuck around for the entire day when applied on top of moisturizer.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Absolutely. It evens out with every layer, and doesn’t sit on top of the skin. Pretty amazing!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: Having 12 shades available is a solid start. I hope it keeps expanding as the brand grows.

7. How conscious is the brand? 4- Cruelty-free, sustainable, etc.- All I need now is glass or more sustainable packaging!

FINAL SCORE:

32/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for light to medium coverage from a natural-looking powder foundation

  • Organic, cruelty-free, and vegan products are a must!

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?”

FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:

  • Mica 1

  • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch 1

  • Octyldodecanol 1

  • Hectorite 2

  • Squalane 1

  • Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract 1

  • Lauroyl Lysine 1

  • Saccharum Officinarum 1

  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate 1

  • Potassium Sorbate 3

  • Aqua 0

  • Titanium Dioxide 1 to 3

  • CI 77491 2

  • CI 77492 2

  • CI 77499 2

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? I would absolutely recommend this to a friend and would buy it again, just in a darker shade!

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

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

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 :)