You’re looking at my new favorite 2-way powder foundation and this has been my secret weapon of choice recently for days in a rush. IN2IT’s Oil-Free 2-Way Powder Foundation has surpassed my previous fave (Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover) only because the shades are even more exact for me (Majolica’s were SUPER close) and they’re a notch up in terms of smoothness. I just, I just…can’t rave enough about this, plus the fact that it’s a drugstore brand.
This comes in 2 purchase options, Php500+ refills like these, without a mirror (or was it 495? Sorry) and more hygienic easy to use mirror compacts for Php700+. This is the shade, Harvest.I also bought the shade Honey because I could hardly tell the difference between them…it turns out Harvest has a slightly more intense yellow undertone and is a hint deeper.
What I love about 2-way powder foundations is their complete reliability if you’ve got no time to spare. In some cases, like with this one, you don’t even need concealer anymore (if you’ve got average face problems). I like using the sponge damp, I swipe it on generously and the product just adheres seamlessly onto skin. Skin looks even better with this once your face’s natural oils start to blend in throughout the day. I use this a lot for when I do blog posts and I’m way too lazy to fiddle with liquid foundation and concealer if I’m going to prep my face for reviewing eye and lip products. Read more to see how this 2-way powder foundation looks on me.
If you happen to be looking for a mineral powder foundation that isn’t messy to work with nor harsh on skin then Human Nature’s Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation might just be what you need. It comes in an easy to bag eggplant purple compact and comes in 4 shades to suit Filipina skin.
“Our Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation gives the right coverage for healthy, even looking skin without suffocating it. With a blend of rice powder and bamboo extract, it gives that velvety smooth finish you’ve always desired. Plus, it’s loaded with natural Vitamin E to help protect your skin.”
INGREDIENTS (no chemical preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, artificial dyes, or other toxic substances): mica, zinc oxide (CI 77947), stearic acid (vegetable derived), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), magnesium myristate (vegetable-derived), silica, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil-derived), lauroyl lysine (amino acid-derived), Oryza sativa (rice) powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable-derived), Bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) stem powder, dicaprylyl ether (vegetable-derived), glyceryl caprylate (coconut, palm and glycerine-derived), tocopherol (vitamin E), farnesol, linalool (+/-): iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
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I tried this mineral foundation on myself today and took before and after shots and even simulated evening shots with flash to share with you guys how it performs in different lighting situations. Read more to see how this mineral pressed powder foundation applies and looks on me.
Mom just got back from Phuket and Bangkok. I didn’t want to send a list over there with her even though she told me to give her one because it was a business trip and she hardly had any time, but last minute yesterday she texted that she’d be at the Duty Free (tax free shopping) area and she asked me what I wanted. I told her to choose from my pre-selection of 2 MAC brow pencils and a Studio Fix powder, a full coverage powder foundation. She got both in Bangkok, ‘coz in Duty Free Phuket there wasn’t a MAC store in sight, and she threw in a pair of the highly acclaimed long-wear gel eyeliners of Bobbi Brown as a surprise bonus from in-flight Duty Shopping on board Thai Airways.
CLOCKWISE: MAC Studio Fix Powder NC30 – Price in Bangkok: THB 1190.00, Php 1666.00, US$38 (Orig cost in the U.S. $27),
MAC automatic Brow Pencils “Lingering”, “Brunette” – Price for each Bangkok: THB 595.00, Php835, US$20 (Orig cost in the U.S. $15)
Bobbi Brown Long -wear Gel Eyeliner DUO SET “Black Ink” and “Sepia Ink” – Price on board Thai Airways : US$47 (Orig individual cost in the U.S. $22 each pot)
That Bobbi Brown bonus was exactly what I wanted to have and I didn’t even tell her that I secretly wanted that. The truth is I’VE NEVER OWNED ANYTHING BY BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS IN MY ENTIRE LIFE because the price always put me off and I could never part with that much money (by myself) for just one or two items. Moms are cool like that and duty free is the best way to go for luxe cosmetics. She probably remembered that I complimented a friend’s wife at a reception who claimed she was wearing Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner. I’m super excited to review these items for you. Happy Holy Thursday!