Friday, 13 March 2015

Magic Minerals - An Instagram filter for your face!



Magic Minerals* £9.99 

We've all been there and watched the shopping channels at one time or another  (I know I have), and lost hours glued to the TV while watching the presenters talk for what seems a life time about one particular product. If you're like me then you may have seen this item crop every now and then.  Magic Minerals pressed powder promises to conceal, correct and adjust to every skin tone. 
I must admit I was a little sceptical. It looks pretty in the pan with the different colour correcting pigments but I was unsure at how well these would really work on the skin, and if at all it adapted to my skin tone.

The different colours represent a colour correcting pigment that will even out skin tone leaving it looking flawless and adding a brightening effect to the skin. 
  • Lavender - helps camouflage sallow complexions 
  • Pink - brightens dull skin
  • Mint - reduces the appearance of redness and hides blemishes
  • Yellow - conceals dark circles and uneven skin tones. 


When I first tried this out I was bare faced. I have quite a lot if pigmentation marks and scarring (see photo below) from past blemishes and my skin is anything but even, so I thought this would be a good test. The powder is filly milled and blends easily onto the skin. I used the brush that came with it but you can also use the sponge that's supplied with the kit. 
When buffing it over my skin it felt like nothing was being applied - but what I did notice was my skin perfecting before my eyes. Redness was neutralised and the purple scarring I have was softened - not covered completely but in all honestly I didn't think it would! My skin tone just looked more even, almost like I'd had an Instagram filter had been applied to it. 

Before and After used alone on bare skin. 

When used over makeup it gives the illusion of delivering an extra layer of coverage without delivering an extra layer of product. It doesn't look or feel cakey - the skin just looks perfected. 
I've been using this to set my makeup and it's worked really well. It stays put for the good part of 6-8 hours leaving my skin looking polished and even. I've been impressed and can definitely see it being part of my makeup routine.

This would be perfect for summer and times when you want to go makeup free, but without actually going make up free. You can wear it on its own while it just blurs away imperfections and still leaving the skin looking like skin.

As for it colour adjusting - all I can say is I've used it on my natural pale skin (MAC NW20)  and I've use it when I have fake tanned (MAC NW30), and both times the colour match has been spot on. I'm interested to see how this works on darker skin tones and whether it leaves it looks ashy at all?

If you're concerned about the appearance of your skin because of blemishes, scarring and so forth but hate wearing heavy makeup to disguise it then this  +  something like the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream = natural flawless looking skin.

What do you think to this? Have you tried it before?

*Pr Sample. All thoughts are of course my own. 



1 comment:

  1. Wow, I totally thought this was a gimmick - apparently not! Added to my wishlist :D

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