I was recently sent a few products in the post by an online retailer called Mineralissima. The company is based in the Netherlands and they pride themselves on providing make up made from the most natural ingredients. They also don't test on animals which is something a lot of us love to know.
I was sent two concealers to try out. I apologise for the messy swatches, I was using my fingers!
The lavender concealer is meant for skin with yellow undertones. As far as I know it is supposed to illuminate skin. I didn't really feel like this worked for me because I don't have a yellow undertone.
The mint concealer however is used for redness and blemishes. I don't have very many blemishes but I get a little redness around my nose. This did actually help to reduce the redness.
I was sent five eyeshadow sample's to try out too.
I really liked these eye shadows. Those days when you don't want a crazy, colourful eye look, I think these shadows are perfect. They are all shimmery and go on pretty well. A couple of shades I did feel like I had to pack on a little more to get the colour to show but overall I thought they looked pretty and natural on the lids.
Next I was sent two shades of foundation.
The shade 2.0 was too light for me but I could possibly use it as an under highlighter? I haven't actually tried it for that purpose yet. 3.10 is a good shade for me. With it being a mineral foundation, it isn't amazing coverage, but then I don't need full coverage. This is great to use daily. It also doesn't cake up, it looks very natural.
I love blusher's so was pretty happy about getting two of these.
The Ibiza bronzer does look very dark in the pot but is actually a really nice shade to give your face the perfect glow. I wouldn't use it to contour though, it is definitely much too light for that but maybe could be achieved with heavier application.
The Chiffon Finish is a powder to use once the rest of your make up is on. I like how fine the powder is, it also gives a soft look to the skin which makes it look a lot smoother.
Lastly, but definitely not the least is the Afterglow powder. It is a limited edition product which can be used as a bronzer, blush or an eyeshadow. It is a soft pinkish brown shade with tiny bits of gold shimmer.
I really like this powder. I have used it as a blush and it gives a gorgeous sun-kissed glow to the skin. As an eyeshadow it is a little on the light side but for an every day look, that wouldn't be too bad in my opinion. I do feel like it would a little too pink for a bronzer though.
Overall, I really enjoyed using these products. There were obviously a few that were not that great but the majority were impressive. My favourite ones are the blush in 'Sneaky', the Chiffon Finish and the Afterglow powder.
If you would like to take a look at their products, you can view them here.
Atia x x x