There is a reason why I don’t do much discussion on foundations/face powders here at Clumps of Mascara.
I don’t wear them. I have no REAL reason for not wearing them. I just don’t.
Recently, I had the opportunity to test drive CoverGirl Queen Collection’s Natural Hue Mineral pressed powder and bronzer. This of course, had me excited because I had high hopes for the popular drugstore cosmetic line made just for women of color!
First up to bat…..the pressed powder.
What It Says
“Mineral enriched formula controls shine 30% better than the leading pressed powder. Provides natural, even coverage that lasts for hours.”
Wow, I concur. This powder is pretty excellent. For one…look how it blends beautifully with my complexion.
Where the little white sponge ends is where I “marked” my face with the powder. You can’t even see it! Which is beautiful because ain’t nothin’ worse than not having a face powder match your complexion. My color for the powder is Ebony Bronze 1.
Here’s how it looks all over.
I am beyond impressed! I found that that the powder was long-lasting and light on my face. The latter is extremely important to me. If I product feels too “heavy”, I just can’t wear it for fear that it will break me out. And I know that using a sponge to apply powders isn’t the best thing but I only used it once. See…..I know. *big grin*
Next up, we have the Bronzer, also in Ebony Bronze.
What It Says
“Get a sun kissed glow without the shine. Mineral enriched formula pampers skin and controls shine.”
I didn’t see much purpose for the bronzer. First of all, it was a little too glittery for my liking. And just a tad bit too dark. When I think of a bronzer of think of a gold-ish color. And I’m not sure I like the application of this baby here too. It took a ton of swipes before I could load it up effectively on my brush.
The final look:
The coverage is fantastic and I don’t even look like I’m wearing make-up which is a huge plus for me. Overall, I absolutely loooove the look and feel of the Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder. The bronzer? Not so much as I think I have a ton of great highlighters/blushes that can compliment my skin better. But I am impressed nonetheless and a little upset at myself for not dabbling in these products sooner. Have any of you tried these products?
Tell me what you think!