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Review – NYC mineral foundation

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I’ve had my eye on the mineral foundation from the New York Colour range for a while now, especially after giving my little sister the mineral make-up kit for her birthday earlier this year. So when my normal foundation started running low, I ordered myself a pot of the NYC Naturals mineral foundation.

This is a loose powder foundation with SPF 10 and no talc, which is particularly important for my pale, sensitive skin. I’ve been using loose mineral foundations for years, but often struggled to find the correct colour and have had to mix my own in the past, but this NYC colour number i686 Natural Fair was ideal for my very light skin tone.

The foundation comes with a small kabuki brush, but it’s not a particularly soft brush and a few of the strands have already popped out and took up residence on my cheek when I was applying the foundation. I’d recommend using your usual blusher/bronzer brush to apply it but it goes on nicely and lasts well. I noticed that I needed to apply more of this product than I usually do with mineral foundations in order to get the coverage that I was after, so I may use it up faster than normal. When I applied the foundation around my nose I detected a faint medical smell, but that could be the new brush rather than the foundation and there’s much worse smells than the whiff of cleanliness! 

Overall its one of the nicer mineral foundations I’ve used in this price range. definitely a good buy for me with my very low-budget (I got this online for over a fiver!) and as much as I’d love to spend £40 on a Sheer Cover or BareMinerals kit, I’m not sure they’d be that much better to warrant the extra cash, so I’ll stick with NYC!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog

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