18.9.10

Review: Inika Mineral Foundation Powder

The third product that I received from MyPure this month was an Inika Mineral Foundation Powder, which came in an adorable little gold pouch, with the cutest little kabuki brush. 
As I had never heard of the Inika brand before, I curiously looked up their website and discovered that Inika is an Australian cosmetics brand, that operates under the belief that women should always know exactly what they're putting on their skin.

Inika is a 100% natural (and 100% cruelty free) cosmetics brand. All of their products are free from harmful chemicals that could damage the skin. Their products are "non-comedogenic" (ie: they won't clog up your pores) and are suitable for all women, even those with serious allergies and sensitivities to cosmetics.
The MyPure website claimed that the mineral foundation powder would provide a "natural, radiant look" so I excitedly opened the jar!

BAD IDEA!!

... having never used mineral foundation before, I was not expecting the mini cloud of foundation that poured out! Thankfully, I have wooden floors in my bedroom so the mess was easily taken care of!!

Following that little disaster, I decided to read up about the product and, thankfully, their are detailed instructions on the MyPure website:

Dip the kabuki brush into the foundation and work it into the bristles, ensuring that the brush is evenly coated. Tap the brush handle on a hard surface to embed the foundation (and the minerals). Apply in light, downward strokes all over the face. For heavier coverage: use a circular buffing motion.

I opted for the heavier coverage method, and was delighted with the results. The product did give me a (somewhat radiant) glow and lasted all day!! I did notice a little caking in some places after the first few uses, but after I got used to the product, that stopped happening!


I really enjoyed this product, but at a steep €30 per container, I won't be splurging on it too often. For a very special occasion, it might be worth it though. If you want to know more about this, or to purchase this product, please check out the MyPure website.

Rating: 7.5/10

Please note: I was sent this product free of charge, but was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own - they are completely honest and unbiased. I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.

2 comments:

ipehishere said...

Ohh nice review.. never heard before bout this brand, will check them out :)

Anonymous said...

I got the Inika Mineral Set Powder and Mineral Foundation as a gift from my Aunt. Unfortunately, they didn't work for my oily skin :( It got all cakey and shiny looking after a couple of hours. A few weeks ago I bought a similar setting powder, but it doesn't make me look oily and is way cheaper!! It's the Mattify Ultra Powder and I'm so in love with it. I guess mineral foundation will never work on my oily skin, so I'm back to using liquid. But it looks much better now that I have the Mattify Setting Powder to put over it.