Monday, September 3, 2012

AMW Reviews: Human Nature Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation

Who loves Mineral products? 

*Raises hand* ME!

If you scroll back to my blog posts 3-4 years ago, you'll probably see some reviews on various mineral brands which I love to order online and put them on small tiny pots!  I love the process of tap, swirl and buff!  My first mineral product was from Bare Minerals and I can't count how many times I watched the instructional video!  I was that addicted! 

Then boom!  After I finished my 2nd huge pot of Ellana Premium Blend Mineral Foundation, I went back to traditional compact foundation as I always wished mineral foundations would come in pressed powder form!  

Guess what?  I'm glad more and more mineral makeup companies are hearing us out!  One of the brands that made me Proud to be Pinoy --- Human Nature came up with a Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation.  Scroll down to read my thoughts!


Human Nature says ---
Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation is formulated with multi-functional rice powder, bamboo powder, and Vitamin E to give medium to high coverage and help seamlessly cover imperfections! It leaves you only with a velvety soft matte finish, perfect complexion, flawless-looking, shine-free face... and not the harmful chemical ingredients found in regular foundations! Just the perfect match for your skin you’ve been waiting for!
Available in 4 Filipina-friendly shades:
  • Vanilla – Light
  • Honey – Fair
  • Caramel – Medium
  • Toffee – Morena
Size: 0.26 oz. (7.5g)
AMW says ---
Pros
  • Cute purplish packaging that has a huge mirror.
  •  Expiration date well printed on packaging.
  • Comes in shades that work for most Asian skin.
  • Build-able coverage.  From light (by using a brush) to medium to heavy!
  • Talc-free
  • Soft, smooth texture. 
  • Easy to blend.
  • No scent.
  • Non-drying.  Skin looks healthy and moisturized.
  • Matte-finish.
Cons
  • Well, online shoppers?  It is difficult to pick the right shade for you without swatching the product.  Kindly read tips on how to deal with this.
Overall
Good coverage, smooth texture and has a good staying power.

Tips
  • Never drop the compact as mineral powder are softer in texture.
  • If you plan to buy online, I strongly suggest to PLEASE visit any Human Nature stores near you and swatch on each at least 2-3 shades to pick the right shades for you!  Online, I originally thought I'm a Caramel-Medium, but turned out a tad bit dark on me.
  • For retouch, use a fluffy brush to apply on areas that needed the extra coverage and leave the rest bare.  Applying too much foundation within the day will give unnatural finish.
  • If you have oily skin, always blot off excess oil before you use the sponge for retouch.
Will I repurchase?
Yes

To whom do I recommend this to?

People with sensitive skin, who loves to use Mineral foundation but dislikes the messy loose powder form.

Where to purchase and how much?
Online for introductory price of Php475.00 (approx $11.30) or visit Human Nature branches nationwide and branches and in all Beauty Bar outlets in Metro Manila.  Call (632) 931-5787 for nearest Human Nature branch.

Photos

Shade: Caramel - Medium
I personally think this would work not only for medium skinned girls but also for girls who don't mind having a hint of healthy than (me!)


Swatch on finger
Coverage is buildable


Applied all over skin using the sponge that comes with the compact.
(Since the shade is a tad bit darker on me, I applied light layer all over face and added more on areas that I would like to contour!  The product doubles up as a very natural contouring powder for me!  Smart eh? :P)

Coverage is good, 
Skin looks fresh!

Do you still use mineral makeup products at present?
Would you give Human Nature a try?


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(Product sent for PR purposes.  Opinions/reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

17 comments:

  1. Currently using this one too and i loved the effect on me.. I'm about to purchase my second compact.

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  2. of course, i would like to give this a try! the coverage is very nice and it is very affordable!

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  3. Love how you did your brows on the fotd :)

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  4. I think ito na ang bibilhin kong compact talaga!! Thanks for the review Nikki!! Godbless you

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    1. Yay! Glad to be of service! Let me know how you like it!

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  5. I had my friend buy this for me. Product has great coverage. I loved it instantly. However, it did not withstand the humid Singapore weather. :( it melts and nagbubuo buo cia after 4 hours. Same result even with primer. It's perfect for indoors and short time use. :)

    My friend ditched VMV for this and she is loving it so much. Great alternative to the expensive VMV.

    I found it's best applied lightly and using a flat top brush.

    The darkest shade is my new favorite contour powder ;D

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    1. Oh Ria, whatever's humidity-proof in Manila won't work in Singapore! I can't forget the day when my ultimate favorite eyeliner that never smudges on me smudged BIG TIME during my trip! hahahah it was extremely humid there and whatever products that can withstand humidity of Singapore is a winner in my dictionary!

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  6. I saw this at their flagship store. Masubukan nga :D

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    1. yeah, give it a test and see, baka you'll like it!

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  7. There's a Human Nature section in Shopwise Supermarket. I'm not sure if it can be found in every branches, but saw one in Shopwise Cubao.

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  8. great review! I've been using their pressed powder, now I wanna try this next. :P

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  9. great review! I use their Mineral Pressed POwder, now I wanna try this one next. :P

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  10. Is it adviceable to wet the sponge for fuller coverage?

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