e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer
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I’ve had this Mineral Booster powder from from budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face) for quite a while now but I’ve only just got round to trying it. It’s part of e.l.f.’s mineral make-up range, made from 100% natural minerals with no chemical additives, dyes or parabens. I’ve already reviewed a few products from e.l.f. including their Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink.
The Mineral Booster is a loose powder that is packaged in a small tub with a ‘sieve-type’ shaker and a black lid. I have been using the Sheer shade which is a very pale creamy colour with a pink undertone, although I have to say when it is on the skin it is pretty much translucent.
e.l.f. suggest that Mineral Booster powder can be used alone, or worn over foundation and concealer to give a matt effect. I wouldn’t really recommend using it on its own, the powder is so light and fluffy that it doesn’t really ‘grip’ to the skin and just dusts off, plus it’s so translucent and sheer that it doesn’t really give any coverage at all. I tried to do a swatch image to show what the powder looks like when it is applied to skin but it just looked invisible and there was nothing to see.
However it does work well when dusted over the top of foundation and concealer, I have been using it over the top of Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer to add a more polished matt finish to my base. The best way to apply it is with a soft Kabuki Brush, sieve a little of the powder into the black lid, then swoosh the brush around in the lid to get an even coverage of the Sheer Mineral Booster powder, then gently dust it over the face.
UPDATE 11TH JULY 2017 – Sadly this product is no longer available, however e.l.f. now offer Studio High Definition Powder in three shades which adds a ‘soft focus’ effect to the skin and is a great alternative. This is a loose powder and is £7.50 for 8g.
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