I don’t have to be the one to tell you just how hard it can be to find the right foundation in the right shade that blends in seamlessly and looks completely natural (and not like you’re wearing makeup!) This has been my biggest frustration over the years when it comes to makeup and beauty. It seemed like no matter what I tried, I just couldn’t seem to find the right match, Even with shade match-perfecting apps, trying on product in the store, etc. It seems like as soon as I got the product, tried it out at home, and walked outdoors, you could tell I was wearing makeup that just didn’t quite match my face. I don’t even know what it’s like to apply base that doesn’t need to be blended in at the neck with moisturizer just to get rid of that obvious makeup line around my chin and the bottom of my cheeks. Well that is until now…
I recently got to try out some pretty impressive makeup from Advanced Mineral Makeup. This toxic-free Vegan (Love!) mineral makeup line is not only gluten-free, but also paraben-free, dye-free, talc-free, and fragrance-free too! And it comes with built-in physical sunscreens to protect your skin from the sun!
It truly is great makeup with great ingredients, great for all skin types, AND designed to give you that perfect match I struggle so deeply with!
Created by Brooklyn Native, Annie Mayo with over 25+ years experience in the beauty industry as a TV/Film makeup artist, Annie always believed in the products that she represented, but she always felt there was room for improvement in women’s makeup, so this cosmetics line was created in 2009, to marry great ingredients with great color under-tones that look natural, yet give great coverage too!
I recently got to try out the award winning Advanced Mineral Makeup Perfecting Concealer in Beige Cream and the Award Winning Pressed Powder in Angelina Compact, which functions as a foundation, powder, concealer and SPF all in one – and I was nothing short of impressed! This makeup offers impressive coverage and a perfect match, while also offering so many other fabulous skin benefits! I love makeup that actually helps improve my skin instead of just covering the imperfections!
I start with the Concealer in my makeup routine, and love how smoothly this medium to full coverage concealer hides my dark circles, and seems to minimize the appearance of my crows feet around my eyes as well, by brightening and lighting up my under eye area, making it look so much more youthful, awake, and bright! it does an amazing job of decreasing under eye puffiness too! It doesn’t clog pores and will not settle into fine lines and wrinkles, but instead creates a beautiful luminescence, that reflects light and makes eyes appear more hydrated too!
This lovely concealer contains Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid, that all work together to moisturize the skin, giving the under eye area that plumper, more youthful, hydrated look. This concealer also works amazingly for covering hyperpigmentation, sun spots, scars, and acne too! I tend to have red undertones that pop up on my cheeks and nose. I love using this concealer to cover those areas before applying foundation, to give my skin a much more flawless, smoother, more perfect complexion!
Once my lovely Advanced Mineral Concealer has been applied under my eyes and my hyper-pigmentation, I use the Advanced Mineral Pressed Powder, which also acts as a concealer, foundation, and powder in one – to provide even more coverage, and a beautiful, smooth, perfectly matching finish!
First off, let me just say that I’ve never been a fan of pressed powder. I find that it usually doesn’t provide enough coverage and I like a heavier liquid foundation instead, that will cover up those spots, as I’d rather they not be shown. But when I tried out this amazing pressed powder, I was beyond impressed, and my thoughts on pressed powder have totally been turned around! This pressed powder surprisingly offers a TON of coverage! I can see how it really is a concealer, foundation, and powder in one! The powder, although lightweight, when pressed into the skin, actually covers up areas flawlessly! I have a lot of sun spots around my temples and cheeks, so I used my makeup brush to gently press this powder into my skin over those spots, and it only took a few presses and short brush strokes to get full coverage! I’ve never gotten such good coverage from a pressed powder before! I love that even though it covers up my skin perfectly and gives my skin a flawless finish, the powder is still lightweight on my skin, non-greasy, and gives it a very natural look! I get the healthy benefits of a mineral powder foundation, but also with the benefits of a full coverage, long-lasting foundation, all in one!
This amazing pressed powder also works as an anti-inflammatory, and is great for those suffering from Rosacea too. The Semi-matte finish can be used on all skin types for a very natural, look, that lets skin breathe and provides very healthy benefits to the skin as well! I love that like the concealer, it also provides natural sunscreen to the skin too! The light diffusing properties make skin appear flawless and youthful, and the formula is incredibly VERY water resistant too! This awesome pressed powder gives skin a very beautiful airbrush look and feel, while still completely covering up uneven areas. The advanced technology used in this line of makeup, allows it to glide easily over skin, creating a beautiful even, and smooth look and feel. It is easy to produce a desired coverage for a Natural, Professional or Glam look if you’re going for a more pumped up look for a night out on the town!
This makeup is great for acne-prone skin as it’s lightweight formula provides healthy benefits to the skin instead of clogging pores. It is also filled with antioxidants which are also great for creating healthier skin, and it helps generate collagen reproduction too, to help skin become more youthful from the inside out! The makeup has a lovely soft velvety feel and look, and completely eliminates common mineral “shine” and a heavy made-up look, you often find with other mineral and liquid foundations. it is great for minimizing redness and dark spots as well, and will help diminish swelling and irritation of the skin too. It truly is a fabulous alternative to traditional makeup you’ve been using in the past! It’s awesome Miracle color-correcting formula helps you get the perfect match too, and it’s super easy to find your perfect match even shopping online for this product, using their handy Celebrity Shade-Finder.
Check out my perfect match using this fabulous concealer and pressed powder in my selfie below!
I’ve loved these two products and have been so impressed with my results, the health benefits I get from using them, and my gorgeous flawless finish, that I can’t wait to try more from this amazing brand of cosmetics!
Interested in trying out some of this amazing makeup for yourself? Check them out at AdvancedMineralMakeup.com today!
Also, the lovely Annie of Advanced Mineral Makeup, is letting me giveaway this same pressed powder and concealer set (In Winner’s Color) to one of my lovely readers! (a $65 Value!)