It’s been a while since I did a product review. There are a series of products I will be writing up reviews for as shown in the picture below, and today I will start with something I bought recently – the ModelCo Mineral Powder Foundation.
Prior to this I have never used mineral powder foundation my whole life, despite reading all the rave reviews about BareMinerals and the benefits of mineral make up. I’ve always wanted to try them out but something that keeps holding me back is how messy mineral powder foundation in general seems to be. I have a bit of an OCD and my room is carpeted so I’d hate to get any powder onto it ><
So I was online shopping one day and saw that this mineral powder from ModelCo is on sale and thought it might be good for me to give it a go. If I like using mineral powder foundation then I will get one from a better brand such as Nude by Nature or BareMinerals.
This is what the product claims to offer:
The ModelCo Mineral Powder only comes in two shade options: 01 Nude and 02 Medium Beige. That’s not a very wide range of shades to select from, given how diverse the Australian population is. I chose the shade 01 Nude.
My order came with a free mini Kabuki brush which is meant to retail at A$12 on its own. The normal retail price of the mineral powder foundation alone is A$26 on the ModelCo website. I think I got mine for A$15.
The mineral powder came in a clear plastic container with a plastic cap which you are supposed to tap the powder into before application. I was kind of expecting the cap to have perforations like the BareMinerals Original Foundation but was a little disappointed it wasn’t the case. Knowing the clumsy me, what if I lost control of my container and half of mineral powder came out and spilled all over!? But so far I haven’t had any mishaps so it’s good :)
The back of the packaging has instructions on how to apply mineral powder foundation. It was not until about two weeks of using this that I discovered the instructions the back! Before that I had to search Youtube videos on how to apply mineral powder foundation. What a noob I am ><
I use the free mini kabuki brush for applying my mineral powder foundation, and found that it was quite scratchy at the start. But after washing my brush the first time, the hairs on the brush became so soft and now it feels great to apply my mineral powder foundation. However if you already have a kabuki brush you love using for putting on mineral powder, I would strongly encourage you to stick to that.
The mineral powder foundation is very lightweight and the shade is not too light on my skin tone (phew!). I would say its coverage is light and could be built up to a medium coverage. The above before photo was taken after I applied primer. I did not have concealer on in both photos. As you can see, it covers up the redness and some blemishes on my face.
So what do I think of it?
This product has delivered what it claims to offer: it evened out my skin tone and provided decent coverage with a matte finish. I have rather sensitive skin and have not had any problems with this so I would say they are right about this being ideal for people with sensitive skin.
I use this for my everyday office make up and it has decent lasting power. My make up usually starts to fade after about 2pm. If you are one who wears make up daily and likes to have it light and natural, or wants to give mineral make up a go without breaking the bank, this is a good product for an introduction to mineral makeup.
As to whether I will repurchase this product after it finishes, I probably will not buy it at the full retail price, given the limited shades available. This has eased me well into the world of mineral make up, but I would like to try the other mineral make up options before deciding which is my holy grail product.
Thanks for reading my review! Have you tried this product before? What do you think of it? Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Happy hump day everyone~