This week Miners have launched their brand new foundation FRESH FACED. I was sent all 3 shades of this foundation to review for my pretty readers (yes, that's you!) The foundation is available in the shades Ivory, Buff & Almond.
First of all this foundation is Paraben Free which is great news - parabens have been shown to increase the amount of oestrogen (although only weak) but this can be dangerous to us humans. Secondly this is a Mineral Based product which means it's going to be excellent for sensitive and acne prone skin as it won't aggravate the skin.
The foundation comes in plastic squeezy tubes and contains 24ml of product, although they look quite small most foundations only contain 30ml. I personally prefer bottles of foundation as they feel better quality but this is great for chucking in your makeup bag as it is small and wipe clean! The lid is a twist on and you just need to squeeze the tube to dispense the foundation.
I applied the foundation directly onto my skin (no primer or concealer) as I wanted to see whaat kind of finish it gave and how much coverage it had for dark circles/blemishes. I squeezed a blob of 'Buff' onto the back of my hand and applied with my MAC 187 brush (Duo-Fibre Blending Brush).
The foundation is quite thick (and has a scent of talcum powder, which kind of put me off) It took a bit of buffing to get it looking flawless but you can see from the picture with no makeup on, then the picture with 1 layer on that it evened out my skin tone excellently. Looking at the pictures I really feel like it brightened up my skin and gave me an all over flawless finish.
To finish my makeup I added MAC MSF, Bronzer, Blusher, Brows, Liquid Eyeliner & Chanel Mascara (review here).
Overall I'm really happy with the finished look, it looks fresh and flawless in the pictures. When applying I found it slightly 'cakey' but I think that's because it's a lot thicker then I'm used to. The foundation is full coverage which I don't love for day-to-day wear , but the easy way to solve that is to add a dab of moisturiser. I don't think this is an everyday foundation if you don't like heavy makeup but its great for a night out/photo's.
This foundation is available in 3 shades which is quite limited. Ivory is perfect for me without a tan but I hate being that pale, Buff was good as my tan was wearing off and Almond would be good if you have olive skin... or wear a lot of tan!!!
The smell of talcum powder did put me off a bit at first but I think it's because I'm not used to foundations smelling like this but overall the formula it great for someone looking for medium to full coverage at an affordable price.
Miners Fresh Face Foundation can be found HERE and retails for £4.99