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.
I spent 15 years of my life with my paternal grandmother at home and up to this day I miss her terribly. She had designer bags and shoes and she even slept on Yves Saint Laurent bedsheets (that we still use today, talk about durable) and her 9 white dogs drank a teaspoon of Enervon-C Syrup daily and wore Johnson’s Baby Powder and cologne. I’m not saying that’s the only way life should be lived, I am sharing that once upon a time she indeed lived it that way because she was well provided for. She had some time in Europe when my grandfather was Philippine ambassador to the Vatican in Rome. When it came to beauty she was simple. She did her eyebrows, and carried pressed powder and lipstick. More often than not, nothing more. Several months back my mom fished these “gems” out of one of our safe-boxes and told me that at some point in my life, Lola wanted me to have both, the other one especially because of its custom initials. These are pressed powders if I’m not mistaken.
This Estee Lauder one looks more like a blush but I’m not sure if the color shifted because of age. It opens stopwatch style and has a black tassel which adds a bit of vintage flair. She most likely acquired this while living in Europe.
My first name, Julia, was a spin-off from my paternal grandmother’s name Julieta. We shared the same initials, J.A., which delighted her and my being her youngest grandchild at the time led to some welcome spoiling in the best sense of the word. If I’m not mistaken, everything about the initials on this custom gilded Moon Drops compact are genuine. Moon Drops is I think was once a niche brand under Revlon…I’m not sure if it still exists today.
My grandmother, Julieta, was a very strong woman and to tell you the truth sometimes she could be scary (she’d rattle off in Spanish when she’d lose her temper), but she was also lovely, sweet, and affirming throughout most of my childhood. She also helped me to enjoy eating vegetables because she was an excellent cook and natural foodie. Uh, that’s me on the left, I think I was two, I never knew how to look at a camera with flash when I was that age. I was thinking maybe these heirloom compacts are my key to possibly meeting someone like Lisa Eldridge one day who collects vintage items like these. Aren’t these veritable beauty blasts from the past?