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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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 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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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 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 :)