I first heard about Lumiere Mineral cosmetics after reading Vivawoman’s review on its kabuki. I may or may not review the Lumiere Minerals kabuki brush separately but believe everything she says. Its awesomely soft and applies well.
My review however is on its mineral foundation. I purchased the foundation as part of their specials set which came with 2 foundations and a kabuki brush. I got my foundations in the loose powder Flawless Foundation texture which promises this:
Unlike other mineral foundations that are chalky and heavy feeling Flawless is finely milled, soft & moisturizing. Formulated with squalane to create a creamy textured foundation that will almost melt into the skin to rehydrate and rejuvenate dry, lifeless skin. Flawless is a mica free matte but not flat foundation with a touch of glow.
I had not had very good experiences with mineral foundations in the past so I was wary. However, my concerns were quite unfounded because this mineral foundation is awesome!
I got my foundation in the shade Light Medium Neutral. I usually head for the lightest colour in any foundation but I read some reviews online that said that the colours in Lumiere run a little light so the advice was to go one shade deeper than you usually are. This colour is a perfect match for my skin tone. When applied, it looks like I’m not wearing any foundation at all, which is excellent!
I also got another shade in Light Golden because I wasn’t sure if being Asian I’d have a golden tone. However, this shade was too yellow for me so I’m not using it at all.
The texture of the foundation is soft and fine-milled. It comes in a tub with a sifter which is great. I pick it up with the kabuki brush, swirl it in the cover of the tub and then swipe it over my face. I don’t buff it in as some other mineral companies advise. I just sweep it on.
The coverage is medium. It doesn’t leave a mask-y look or feel to the face and it does even out colour. I find that using Light Medium Neutral leaves me face looking very fair so if you prefer something less fair, go up another shade. The colour matches the rest of my skin so its perfectly fine by me.
It doesn’t leave me oily nor does it dry out my skin. I use a light layer of the Lumiere Silk Powder over it though so I’m not sure if that’s helping any. I will be reviewing the silk powder separately soon.
The best part: NO BREAKOUTS!
In fact, this foundation is so awesome, I’ve stopped using my other foundations for a while, and that’s saying a lot!
Pros: Inexpensive, No breakouts, good colour match, easy to use
Cons: Found only online