Mineral foundation is nothing new.
Although it’s been around for decades, mineral foundation really blew up in terms of popularity about eight years ago. At that time every makeup brand known to man launched a mineral foundation of some description.
Why? Because mineral foundation, mostly in powder form, is free from any chemicals or fillers, instead using minerals from the earth like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and Iron oxides.
These natural compounds offer great coverage and luminosity to the skin, don’t clog pores and are totally free from nasties. Ticks all round.
The hype has died down since then, but a bunch of mineral foundations have stood the test of time, with one standout in particular: Nude By Nature.
The Nude By Nature Powdered Mineral Foundation in Medium is constantly on the top seller list of Australian retailers, year after year. People I know who use it rave about it. And yet, despite being a beauty journalist, I never got around to trying it.
So, I got my hands on the Nude by Nature Natural Beauty Good For You Complexion Set, $35.99 – a starter pack, if you will, of all the best Nude By Nature products.
After applying my day cream and waiting for it to 'dry' (something I recall needing to do when using a powdered mineral - usually I whack my liquid foundation straight on top), I got started by swirling some of the powder onto the brush using the lid of the pot.
I started by buffing the powder into my cheeks, on and around my nose and down my t-zone. I was impressed by how pigmented it was - I didn't need much at all.