So today I have a 'Mineral Face Of The Day' I haven't really used mineral make up before face wise so when I saw this company offering free samples I thought now would be a great time to try. The company is LN Girls.co.uk you too can also go request your free samples at the site now so make sure you do (there is a tab for 'Request a Sample' on the homepage you just need to register).
LN girls is a UK based company that specialises in Mineral make up, Mineral make up is great as it is free from all dyes, talcs, fillers, chemical preservatives, animal by-products, and synthetic fragrances that can be found in lots of other make up products, this companys products are 100% NATURAL & PURE ingredients, plus there is no testing on animals which is a great plus in my books. Their Question/Answer page HERE might answer any questions you may have, their it states that the products are even great and possibly beneficial to problem skin such as acne/sensitive skin and even suitable for dry skin which alot of mineral make up can emphasise instead of help.
The 3 testers I chose were - a eyeshadow/pigment (Drama Queen), a foundation (Sugar Cookie) and a blush (Sugar Palace which is similar to Sleeks 'Rose Gold' blush).
They arrived in handy little pots very fast (2-3days) and these will probably go quite far, well in particular the eyeshadow and blush, the foundation I will probabaly get 3-4 uses out of all together as trust me a little goes a LONG way! Here are some more images up close:
I really didn't expect to like the foundation, as I like a full coverage that I feel only liquid foundations really give, but alatley with the warm weather I have felt suffocated by heavy liquid foundation so I applied this using a small kabuki brush and buffed it in circular motions and boy was I surprised it actually gave me just as good coverage as my usual foundation! I LOVED it, I don't have problem skin such as spots really but my skin can get abit dull and sometimes dry, make sure you apply a moistouriser 5mins or so before the foundation to give it a even base. You can view the foundation page HERE it costs £11.59 for 7g which is a great price and comes in 7 shades
The blush I LOVED normally I am stuck to my beloved Bourjois Blush Pots and other baked blushes and haven't tried any mineral/loose powder ones so I did at first put too much on my blusher brush and was horrified but once I blended it my cheeks looked luminous, with a healthy glow and Sugar Palace is a beautiful Rose colour with a gold sheen it's so pretty. It costs the same as the foundation but you get 6g not 7 and there is 4 different shades of blush/bronzer HERE
Finally the eyeshadow was a lovely deep purple that went on so smoothly just be careful as pigments can be messy and have slight fallout so be prepared for that, I didn't use a primer and it still didn't crease it applied smoothly and lasted. There is 7 silky eyeshadows which is what this one was and 2 matte ones they are £8.75 and can be found HERE.
These are the final swatches of all 3 (In L-R order of - Blush, Eyeshadow, Foundation)
My only criticism is that after about 6hrs my skin felt shiny and oily which never really happens but it has been warm weather and I didn't use a pressed powder like I usually do on top of my liquid foundation so you might need to touch them up for longer wear than that, they also can go abit powdery around the nose so take care to apply sparingly there. Other than that they get abig thumbs up from me.
For the face of the day I also added used a 'Forest Green Kohl Eyeliner' as I thought it complemented the purple eyeshadow the liner is by MUA @ Superdrug and amazing, it cost £1 and are available in other shades like Black, Blue, Silver and Lilac I am going to pick more up and do a full review and swatches this week as the pigmentation and how easy they are to apply is amazing. The only other thing I have used on this face of the day as well as these products is -
- Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil
- L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
- Rimmel Exxagerate lip liner (In shade Eastend Snob I just filled all my lips in with it and then added a clear gloss)
The full pic is at the top of the page and then I added these 2 additional ones:
This one showing the cheek colour which my camera unfortunatley hasn't picked up that great -
And just the eye look -
Hope you have all had fantastic weekends