Tuesday, 26 June 2012

INIKA Cosmetics- Mineral foundation powder and and mineral eyeshadows

I love mineral makeup and I fell in love with INIKA when I got their eyeliner in  my April Glossybox.
The consistency, the colour and the amazing ingredients stole my heart.
Today I am reviewing more INIKA products including a mineral foundation powder in shade nurture and four highly pigmented  mineral eye shadows.
All INIKA products are certified organic or vegan, certified Halal 
and cruelty free.

 
INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder*, shade: nurture 8g £25.55  link

I started using mineral foundations a couple of months ago and I loved the finish, so I was very excited to try one from INIKA. I am not disappointed. The shade I got is called Nurture and it suits most average white skin tones. There is a selection of 9 shades so I am sure you will find a match for your skin. I was unsure what shade I should get , so I picked the safe option :) Nurture is perfect  for me and looks very natural. The coverage is great. I recently burnt my face with a curling wand and I am left with a scar (3x1cm) so i had to start using a concealer and foundation to cover it. (I was using tinted moisturisers before) This mineral foundation is a 3 in 1 product and works as a concealer, foundation and powder. I didn't expect it to camouflage my scar, but it did! I didn't need extra concealer! I used my Real Techniques buffing brush to apply it and the finish is very natural and flawless. It doesn't look cakey and it feels very light. I use a setting spray to finish it off and it stays on all day, looking lovely and fresh. (the spray I use is L'occitane Angelica Hydration Face Mist). If pores around your nose are very visible I would recommend using a primer like Porefessional to minimize the appearance of them.
Inika foundations are made with natural ingredients and offer natural sun protection with SPF15.
The only bad thing I can point out is the packaging. Like most mineral products, powders and pigments it comes with a sieve, but nothing to cover it and the powder goes absolutely everywhere, unless you find something to sort out this problem. I did :) and I will be adding a post about it tomorrow. No more mess for me and I can finally carry my mineral foundations and eye shadows in my handbag.
shade: Nurture
 INIKA foundation in shade Nurture (no primer or concealer) + ELF blusher
 
INIKA MINERAL EYESHADOWS* 1.2g £11.75 link 

Inika eye shadows are very pigmented and stay on my eye lids all day without a primer. The colours are beautiful and vibrant and perfect for everyday wear or a fun nigh time look. They are very versatile and can be used wet or dry, as a shadow or eyeliner. They are made with natural ingredients and suitable for sensitive eyes. You can see on the swatches, how beautifully pigmented they are. I love all the shades I received and to be honest, I haven't touched other eye shadows since I got these :)
I like using shades Mango and Gold Dust allover the lid for a simple look, or combine two colours together to create something a little bit more fun. 
The application is very simple. Pick up a little powder, press the product into the brush, tap off the excess and apply as desired. I used my finger a couple of times and it worked to.
Kingfisher must  be my favourite shade, it is a gorgeous bright green and it looks beautiful on tanned skin. I use it allover the lid, in the outer corners or as a liner and I love it! It looks amazing! (see below) I will be trying Mango as a liner next. I think I won't be using a black liner for a while :)
SHADES:
KINGFISHER: bold and bright shimmering green
GOLD DUST:  light shimmering gold colour
LIGHTENING: pure and flashy neon white
MANGO:  a fun and flirty shade of orange
Mango, Lightening, Gold dust, Kingfisher
in shade Kingfisher
L-R: Kingfisher, Mango, Lightening, Gold Dust (all without a primer)
Lightening in the inner corners, Kingfisher in outer corners (applied lightly without a primer)
Gold dust allover the lid (I applied it lightly with my finger , no primer)
Mango allover the lid, applied lightly with an eyeshadow brush, no primer
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