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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Could this be the one?


As you all know I'm on the hunt for the perfect foundation, aren't we all? So after watching a Tanya Burr video were she used a Laura Mercier mineral foundation, I knew I wanted one. The same day Collection (formerly Collection 2000) tweeted they were bringing back their mineral foundation and I took it as a sign. When just mooching round my local Asda, I couldn't find the Collection powder, but did find Loreal's version, so in my basket and onto the till it went. Beep, £15!!! Let me tell you, my mouth dropped, there was a sign near it saying £8 special offer, turns out, not for this product, so let me tell you, I was expecting miracles.




Loreal claim that this powder/foundation combo 'evens skin tone like a foundation/ light as a powder/ long lasting.' It contains 'no perfume, no preservatives, oil free, non-comedogenic, (what the heck is that?)SPF 15.'

As you can see, this comes with its own brush, which I'm not a massive fan off, not soft enough/too tickley for me, I prefer to use my No.7 Kabuki Brush, or a Real Techniques Blush Brush works well too. 

All you have to do is unscrew the top part with the brush attached and swirl it into the powder section. I do find it slightly messy getting the powder to come through the holes, but I can live with it. 

So how did it do?

Just moisturiser and primer on my nose//Just the foundation

As you can see, it really evens out my skin tone, and does a pretty good job of covering blemishes. My bags are still on show, but they're massive anyway, cement wouldn't cover those bad boys.

I really love how light weight this feels on the skin too, it's like you are wearing nothing at all.

As Tanya said in her video, you can apply cream based products easily over the top of this, so concealer and cream blush is fine.


With concealer and other make-up//The end of the day (hence the lower quality!)

It has faded by the end of the day, but what I love about this foundation is touching it up is so easy. Just pop it in your handbag and pop it on throughout the day.

I really like this foundation and think it will be perfect for summer, I wore it on a bike ride and, sorry for the grossness, it didn't melt from any sweat, so perfect for the hot (yeah right England,) summer weather, plus the SPF 15 is no downside.

I also feel like I should mention that the colour match is really great too, whether that is due to the true match quality or what, but that makes me happy.

So not the perfect foundation, but it is really good and I would definitely recommend it for light/natural make-up days. Or hot summer months!

Have you tried mineral foundations? What do you think?

Laura xoxo

P.S I'm still hopping ;) - here!

32 comments:

  1. I think I'll definitely try this for those days when I'm just in the house but don't want to look like a state! xxx

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    1. Definitely, I've got it on right now :)

      Laura xoxo

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  2. The collection 2000 is my favourite foundation EVER, i had to buy it off ebay when it got discontinued so i hope the relaunched one is the same

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    1. Oh really :) OO will have to keep my eyes peeled then thank you :)

      xoxo

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  3. Looks nice, esp for summer time when you just want light coverage

    http://allthelittlethings3.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It would be perfect for that :)

      xoxo

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  4. I just found your blog and I love it! Followed:)
    This foundation looks amazing!

    Please check out my blog if you have the time!
    http://georgialouisa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. It does seem to cover really well, I'm not a big fan of foundation it's normally to heavy for me but this actually looks really light and nice.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. You honestly don't feel like you're wearing anything :) If you ever need a place to start I would look into something like this :)

      xoxo

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    Check my blog for details
    xoxo

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  7. Well, believe it or not, I've never worn foundation - EVER. But this one looks promising.

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so good! Don't! You will get addicted to finding the 'right' one!
      Although, this probs would be a good one as I guess you have great skin anyway :)

      xoxo

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  8. Loving this review, it was very thorough. I found you on the Bloghop!

    x
    theurbanpod.blogspot.com

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  9. I haven't tried this but i don't think i will at £15!! i'd probably spill half on the floor!!
    xx

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    1. Pahaha, part of my insides spilt on the floor when I saw the price haha

      xoxo

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    Natalie xx

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  11. Looks great, I'll have to try it sometime :)

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do :)

      xoxo

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  12. Great ! will definitely give this a try as I am on the search for a foundation that is good for the summer as I want a lighter coverage for the summer months, I currently use no7 mousse like foundation( can't remember the name!) which works well, but it's quite thick coverage. Do you know if this is any good for sensitive skin? Many foundations I have tried can dry out my skin :(

    Also now following your blog and sorry for the essay of a comment haha!
    Look forward to your future posts & stop by and check out my blog sometime :)

    sophiemayanne xo

    sophie-mayanne.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't know about the sensitive skin, sorry, I don't appear to be sensitive to much :/ there is ingredients etc of the label if you wanna look in store? I can't see it being very drying as you kind of just sweep it on haha :)

      No worries :) Hope it helped :)

      xoxo

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  13. sound a great foundie.. Thank for sharing my dear..
    Ijust found your blog through blog love therapy
    I'm now following youu.. hipe we can follow each other <33

    gitasyalala.blogspot.com

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  14. i used to use a very similar product and this has reminded me how much i loved it. thanks for the review, love your blog. following :)
    emma xo

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  15. LOL, "bad boys", I laughed at this at nearly 2 a.m in the same room as my sleeping sister, she didn't wake up luckily :P I have this problem too though!
    Looks lovely on you :) I have a Revlon one that I use over normal foundation on days I'm a bit more self conscious, really does feel like nothing :) xxxx

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    1. Hahaha glad I cam amuse :)
      OOO Revlon do one? Gotta say I'm defo a fan of mineral foundation :)

      xoxo

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    2. yes, not sure how much etc because I got it for Christmas, but it's pretty good :) xxxx

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    3. I will look into it :)

      xoxo

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