If you’re looking for a foundation with SPF protection or beauty cosmetics that are purely organic and eco friendly for both you and the environment, rest assured, the products below will do just that. In this beauty segment you’ll learn just how valuable these products were for me. I’ll share the news about an up and coming foundation that offers sun protection for your skin while still providing the right coverage and moisturizers needed to give you that beautiful lustrous finish. As well, we have an eco friendly product that will make you think twice about returning to your usual products.
Moisturizing Foundation with Sun Protection
The Product: Miracle SKIN Transformer SPF 20 is a breakthrough 3-in-1 formula that leaves skin completely transformed. Miracle SKIN comes in four shades (Transparent, Light, Medium, and Tan). Because there are only four shades, picking the right one should be easier… but if not, here’s a tip that can help you choose.
Tip: For any foundation, if you’re not really sure about a shade, combine two; one lighter and one darker. Blend them together (a pea sized dab of each) before applying. It helps if you apply each dab to the palm of your hand and rub with your middle finger. Using the middle finger usually helps apply it to your skin better and easier without a lot of pressure.
Founder & CEO: Sarah McNamara
Where to Buy: Be sure to mark your calendars because Miracle SKIN will be introduced sometime in August 2010. You can, however, request a free sample by visiting www.miracleskintransformer.com (while supplies last).
ARP: $48.00 (+ shipping and applicable taxes)
Pros: I like using this makeup because it really is a miracle worker for me. I was born with bilateral cleft lip and have always had an issue with scars. To date I have undergone 23 facial surgeries. As a result, I have been lucky enough to be gifted with some beautiful “award winning” scars between my nose and upper lip. Yes, I’m being a little facetious but this stems from being very self conscious about my appearance. I actually spend a lot of time applying makeup and cover-ups (and shopping for them) in hopes of one day finding that right miracle makeup that will do what others could not.
So far the results have been amazing and if I can gain enough courage by the end of this post to take a ‘self portrait’ and show you, I will.
While trying this foundation I noticed that the scars aren’t as deep, red, or even as noticeable. The makeup has truly boosted my self esteem and made me realize just how awesome it feels to look good. I should be a “paid” spokesperson for Miracle SKIN (joking- it’s just a joke… really).
CONS: Well, aside from the price (ARP: $48.00)… I haven’t experienced anything bad at this point. I’ve been using this makeup for two and a half weeks and have experienced nothing but good.
My Thoughts: This makeup will definitely leave your skin feeling smoother, more luminous than ever before (based on my opinion). The formulation hydrates and enhances skin tones while protecting you from the sun.
Organic Foundation and Powders
About the Product: Nvey Eco, made in Australia, is what you’d call a purely organic cosmetic line that is not only free of toxins and chemicals, but is also certified by the Organic Food Chain as well. Nvey Eco uses organic elements such as chamomile, corn silk, and jojoba oils. This enables you to get the most out of your product because it wears longer. The antioxidants of Vitamins A, C & E makes for an amazingly smooth finish and adds depth to the color all while offering an easier application.
Founder & Creative Director: Rohan J Widdison
Where to purchase: Nvey Eco can be purchase by visiting www.nveymakeup.com or by visiting Sephora online.
Pros: If you’re looking for an alternative to your usual makeup and are leaning towards something organic, Nvey Eco is a great place to start. Their products go on smooth, stay on long, and wear well. Personally, these products completed the look I was after.
Cons: Though these products are not very costly, only running a little higher than the average, I don’t mind paying it because I have used them before and know that they’re worth the cost. However, if you haven’t yet purchased, please be prepared to feel a little sticker shock.
My Thoughts: What I like most about Nvey Eco is that these cosmetics do not feel heavy. They don’t leave me feeling like I have a pound of makeup on nor do they rub away easily. Another thing I like is that the foundations and compact powders really cover nicely. They feel extremely soft when applying and stay this way throughout the day.
Disclosure: Product samples were provided by Nvey Eco and Miracle SKIN, through Dark PR, for the purpose of my candid review. I was not gifted with any monetary compensation nor does receiving product influence my thoughts and/or opinions.