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My Thoughts On Annabelle Minerals

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

-If a product is marked with a * then it was PR/Gifted. This post contains no paid content-
 This year something crazy happened, I fell in love with some mineral-based products from a few different brands. The reason why it took me so long to try mineral makeup is that I was pretty sure that a mineral base wouldn't work well with my oily, spot-prone skin, but I was wrong. So when the opportunity came along to try out Annabelle Minerals who sell only mineral products, as their name suggests, I was like yes, please! So in this post, I'm going to be talking about the products I chose to try.


I wasn't expecting the Pretty Neutral Primer RRP £17* inside my package but it was definitely a welcome addition. It creates a lovely matte finish which makes a great base for the foundation. It's super soft, translucent and takes no time to apply. It also contains clay (white, red and green) which all help to nurture the skin and give it essential nutrients such as magnesium, ferrum, calcium, zinc, microelements and mineral salts. It's designed to be used on all skin types and can also be used as a makeup finishing product too.


I decided to choose the Coverage Foundation RRP £11.75* in Beige Fair to see how much coverage the product would actually offer with it being a mineral foundation. Beige Fairest is the second brightest in the beige range which is suitable for women with very fair, slightly pink complexion. Because of the increased content of titanium dioxide, it means the product guarantees effective masking of discolouration, redness and skin imperfections. There are also four colour ranges to choose from (beige, natural, golden, sunny), each with different "brightness levels", meaning there should be a shade for everyone. In terms of coverage, I would say it provides a medium coverage if you build it up. It definitely brightens up my face, so it's a great product if you have a duller skin type and want to give your skin a bit of a "lift". I also think the colour-match from Annabelle Minerals is a bit better than my usual powder foundation which is great too, so I would pick up the Coverage Foundation again.

After trying the Coverage Foundation, I had high hopes for the Radiant Foundation RRP £11.75* in Beige Fairest. Unfortunately, I'm not a massive fan. The product itself is good in terms of the coverage it provides and how long it lasts on my oily skin. However, I don't like the "radiant" side of it because under certain lighting the powder looks quite glittery which I don't like. I'm more into a natural-looking glow, so it's just not one for me.

Next up is the Mineral Concealer RRP £12.50* in Beige Fairest which Annabelle Minerals claim that due to the inclusion of Titanium Dioxide it perfectly conceals blemishes, discolourations and redness. Zinc Oxide also helps to reduce inflammation and helps the skin to heal. Also due to the Titanium Dioxide present, it means the product is naturally SPF 15. For a mineral concealer, I think it provides a good amount of coverage, it's not as high coverage as my fave It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer* but it does hide blemishes and brightens the under-eye area easily so I would potentially pick this up again.



I also chose the Mineral Blush RRP £12.50 in Rose* which I'm a bit obsessed with. It's a pretty rose-mauve shade which is perfect for fairer skin tones and it's definitely one of the stand-out products for me out of the products I've tried so far from Annabelle Minerals. It gives a lovely natural flush of colour to your cheeks and it feels super soft on your skin too. I can see myself picking up a few other shades from their blush selection soon. I really like the look of the shades Sunrise and Peach Glow.


I also decided to try out a couple of their eyeshadows so I chose the Clay Eyeshadow RRP £12.50* in Cocoa Cup and Mineral Eyeshadow RRP £9.75* in Ice Cream. I found the Clay Eyeshadow to be more pigmented than the Mineral Eyeshadow but I did choose a lighter shade from the mineral range so it could've been because of that. I did find I got some fall out with both when applying, so I've been applying them with my fingers and blending out the edges with a brush. I found I got better results that way. But I do like them both even though they are both very different. Ice Cream is a more pretty, milky pink shimmer and Cocoa Cup is more of a warm brown with a reddish undertone but I think they both compliment my blue eyes nicely. You can also apply them wet to get a more intense colour if you wanted to.



Lastly is the Flat Top Brush RRP £10.75* which I chose so I could use it with the foundations but I've been using a different kabuki brush to use with the foundations because I found the Flat Top Brush is not dense enough for my liking. I find the denser the brush the better coverage you get personally. So I kind of wish I chose the Short Top Foundation Brush RRP £12.50 instead. But I've been using the Flat Top Brush to apply the primer so it's still being used. Annabelle Minerals makeup accessories are made from high-quality materials and are hypoallergenic. 

Overall I've enjoyed testing Annabelle Minerals, although I think my review is a bit of a mixed review, I do like that they are natural and cruelty-free and have products for both vegetarians and vegan. The products I liked, I liked a lot and will most likely repurchase in the future.

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1 comment:

  1. I am always sceptical when it comes to mineral powders and foundations - the ones I have used in the past, tend to oxidise on my skin. Which has put me off trying any others! These look lovely though x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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