Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mineral Makeup!!!!


My mineral makeup samples from The Lush Collection is here!!!
It's a locally-based company that imports the mineral makeup from the USA.

Why mineral makeup? For a person like me, who has sensitive, problemtic, acne-prone skin, you really don't wish to use anything, that contains oil. B'cos the oil will clog up your pores, and the result? More pimples, acne.. and SCARS!!
So for mineral makeup, it's basically minerals which have been crushed and finely milled into powder.. They don't clog up your pores. I guess mineral makeup might work better for those who have clearer skin, but nevertheless, it's worth to try and use.
Don't forget, it's easy to use.
Just need to take out a small amount onto a pan, use a big round brush (which have bristles that are tightly packed together), swirl the powder around the brush-head, then tap off the excess.
Then all you need to do, is to just swirl around your face. No need to worry about streaks. swirling around already blend the powder into your skin. They don't oxidise also, so.. they wont turn a shade darker. However... as much as they say it's smudge-proof or sweat-proof... I will review about that. heh heh..

So anyway, I was kinda trying out Loreal's mineral makeup.. but it really sucks.. cos' none of them really suits my skin tone. furthermore... it smells like my cat's dried pee. gross~

So.. after hearing so much from the podders at flowerpod.com, rather than to wait 3-4 weeks (or more) for those US-based companies to send me their samples (which are in US$), I decided to try out this TLC (not Tender Loving Care).

My samples include
1 x sample kit that has 3 foundation tones and 1 multi-pupose/ finishing powder. I then order another 2 more foundation tones, and 2 multi-purpose powder and 2 more finishing powder.

So guess how much I have to pay, including postage?

Not $50..

Not $40..

Not even $30...

It's only $26.50, that already include $2 for postage fee.

Cheap right?

Here's my loot:
They even throw in a free bag of translucent silk finishing powder!

Now.. time for me to play around.. and I'm really having a hard time trying to figure out which one is closer to my skin tone. :(

For those who are interested, here's the webby. http://www.kohfusion.com/TLC/

When I have the courage, I shall order from the USA... such as
Lumiere Mineral Makeup - http://www.lumierecosmetics.com/
Alima Cosmetics - http://www.alimacosmetics.com/
Cory Cosmetics - http://corycosmetics.com/our_cosmetics.htm
Bare Escentuals - http://bareescentuals.com/
Everyday Minerals - http://www.everydayminerals.com/

If anyone wanna order samples (or you already got the samples, and you are intending to sell off at a cheaper price), please let me know.

Or.. if you know how to choose the foundation colours using the existing foundation colours we have, do enlighten us. I'm currently using Bobbi Brown's Oil-Free Even Compact Foundation which is Beige, however my loose powder is Soft Sand.

So... anyone want to shed some light into this mystery on how to choose the correct shade?


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Anonymous said...

You might already know about it by now, but there is a mineral makeup company called Aromaleigh. You can check out their products at Aromaleigh.com. They provide several color options and three types of mineral foundation so you can mix them to match your own complexion, if you need to. There are over 400 different colors of mineral eyeshadows!
The samples are anywhere from $.98 -$1.30. Because sometimes even the samples go on sale.
When you place an order you can select "samples only" for shipment type and you will not be charged for shipping. You do have to have a minimum order of $10.00 to order only samples.