Archive for mineral powder

Summers makeup

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2009 by LPB

I am indulging myself with some outstanding products from Clinique; while the summer sun is fading away…….

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This wonderful powder is great for calming & concealing my sunkissed (over ) face.

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Perfect with sundae! I prefer light lipstick / gloss during the warmer months.

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Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 14, 2009 by LPB

New Mineral Makeup from Elizabeth Arden comes in a portable grinder compact. It releases a fresh layer of microlight makeup for each application, allowing you to achieve a look of pure perfection that’s skin brightening, non-drying, and comfortable to wear every time.

No waste. No mess. No kidding.

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  • New fresh ground technology delivers a microlight powder, virtually weightless, that blends perfectly on the skin.
  • Takes the mess out of loose powder mineral makeup to control just the amount you need. No more powder everywhere.
  • Non-drying. It’s skin brightening and comfortable to wear.
  • Smooths imperfections. It doesn’t cake or settle into fine lines.
  • Infused with minerals rich with antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E and natural skin smoothers.
  • Enriched with sea water complex which contains elements such as calcium and magnesium known to strengthen skin and support natural mineral equilibrium.
  • Buildable formula, it’s easy to create your own customized look from light to full coverage, without a made up look.
  • Pure, luminous natural finish.
  • SPF 20 sun protection. UVA and UVB protection.
  • For all skin types. Sensitive skin tested.
  • Clinically, dermatologist and allergy tested. Talc free. Fragrance free.

This pressed to loose powder is addictive ! Great range of shades, excellent oil absorbing power ( better than M.A.C mineralized skin finish ), buildable coverage, incredibly natural finish ( not matter how much you buff this on with your kabuki brush ), anti ageing ( SPF20 ) and the compact is so chic and elegant.

Simply the best Arden product  since 8 hour cream or ceramide capsules ( Poor Arden, takes her 20 years to come out with another cult classic )

Ingredients :

mica, dimethicone, nylon-12, zinc stearate, silica methicone, squalene, magnesium mystirate, sea saltmaris sal/sel marin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, silk powde/serica poudre de soie, ascorbyl palminatet, retinyl palmitate, tocopherol, glycine soja ( soybean) oil, alumina, oryza sativa ( rice ) starch , butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium dehydroacetate ( may contain bismuth oxychloridem, carmine, iron oxides, titanium dioxide )

MAC mineralize skin finish natural

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 9, 2009 by LPB

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage.

Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.

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This mineral powder is dense in texture, feels rather “gritty” when applied. However, the finish is rather amazing! Its coverage is good enough to hide minor imperfections yet sheer enough to create the illusion of perfectly “bare” skin.

I buff this into my pores – and it has a rather satisfactory “pore minimizing” effect.

It wouldn’t control sebum secretion but when the oil starts breaking through, this powder soaks it up, leaves no greasy shine, but makes my skin looks dewy.

It neither creases into lines, nor oxidizes into deeper shade and has a rather tenacious wear.

In summary, it may not be the best  mineral powder i had ever used but is a great product; reasonably priced, convenient application, amazing finish & long lasting.