Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: Glo Minerals Pressed Base Powder Foundation

Sample size package
I love the concept of many mineral makeup foundations, but one of my top suggestions is to add a pressed formulation to the line. Pressed foundations are much more convenient to use and travel well, which is essential in my work as a makeup artist. Glo Minerals is one line that offers a mienral foundation in a Pressed Base.

  • Pressed formulation
  • Large selection of colors
  • Retail availability
  • Light feel
  • Provides light to medium coverage
  • No talc
  • May contain carmine
Honey Light shade
This powder went on smoothly and started out with light coverage. However, it was easy to build the coverage with only one more layer. The pressed formulation helps greatly, allowing an even dispersion of powder on my kabuki brushes without any tapping steps (to remove excess powder). This powder is fairly gentle, rating about a 4 on the EWG Skin Deep database. The rating is weighed down by the use of vitamin A. I would love to see this reformulated to be even more gentle, and to be vegan-friendly. The current line may contain carmine, a non-vegan ingredient. Glo Minerals is also carried at my local Whole Foods, which makes it easier to test out colors before purchasing. While I didn't see samples available for sale on the site, the company does have a Foundation Guide to help you select the right shade, and a decent return policy. If you're looking for a pressed mineral foundation with decent coverage, Glo offers a gentle option.

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Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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