Lets just start breaking this down:
The Mineral Foundation can be used 4 ways.
As a powder foundation buffed in with a kabuki/buffing brush.
It can be mixed with the Revitalizing Serum to make it a hydrating serum style foundation, or it can be mixed with your own everyday moisturizer. It's also suggested to use with the Day Lotion SPF 15 from Studio Gear to make it a cream foundation or a cream contour if you get a darker shade.
You can use it as a Mattifying finishing powder, and then also as a contour powder with the darker shades.
This , like I said, can be applied with a brush dry or it can be applied with a damp beauty sponge as well, for a bit more coverage. It can be layered to give you even more coverage as well. There are 8 shades. I have shade Bisque, which is the lightest shade. The foundation runs for $28. They also have a "subscribe and save" option, where you save 10% and it get's delivered every 30 days. Using this, I was blown away with how much coverage just the "dry" powder has by itself, without layering it, using a damp sponge, or mixing it with the serum. What I also love is that while they do serve up great tools to use with their products, you don't have to have special Studio Gear tools to use this like some companies. It helps I'm sure, but if money is a concern then you can use your kabuki brush or sponge that you already own with this product.
Here is the link toStudio Gear's YouTube video on how you can use this foundation.
I'm gonna go ahead and copy and paste the ingredients for you, so that it's easier right off the bat. This is straight from the company.
Not tested on animals
Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sorbic Acid, Water/Aqua, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Honey Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499) Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
TALC FREE FRAGRANCE FREE PARABEN FREE
The Revitalizing Day Serum can be used to mix the foundation and turn it into a liquid/serum foundation. It's also recommended to be applied alone over your moisturizer. It packs a punch to it from just a skin care point of view alone, with some awesome ingredients that, once again, I'm just going to tell copy straight from the website:
- Fatty Acids/Phospholipids: Protects and insulates the skin from environmental damage and moisture loss.
- Squalane/Avocado Oil: Restores skin suppleness, flexibility, and texture.
- Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that enhances the healing process with skin moisturizing
The #3 Domed Brush is the softest brush that I own. I kid you not. This brush, I was not excited about at first because the handle was a bit longer than what I like. That doesn't even phase me now, because the brush is THAT GOOD. This brush retails for $40. Currently they have 27 brushes and 3 brush sets. I would absolutely LOVE to own every single brush they have, because I'm so impressed with this brush. When you get the chance, try some of their brushes. You will not be let down unless you actually want unicorn hair and angel kisses for brushes. This brush is said to work specifically well as a buffing brush for liquid foundations. It's domed shape will make it more useful as a "buffing" technique instead of a "stippling" technique like flat top kabuki brushes are good for,
Now lets talk a bit about the brand:
Studio Gear, which has been around for a while, is known for their brushes. At least that's what I've always known them for. For good reason, they are amazing. They are so amazing in fact, that there is a "lifetime product guarantee" and everything from basic to advanced is covered underneath that policy from what I understand. Which for a company to go ahead and say "listen we promise our brushes will be so amazing, that if something goes wrong we'll replace it no matter if you got it 3 weeks ago or 10 years ago" that speaks VOLUMES to me. This company has "full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips". With a reasonable, what I like to call "mid-line" price point, these don't break the bank so that's always a plus. Studio Gear was designed with "MUA's in mind" and I think that they accomplished that. With sleek packaging and quality products how can you go wrong? Their motto is "Modern, Classic, Confident", and I feel they exude that, from packaging to quality it's never a question of "trend" or what's popular right now exactly, it's a "staple" concept if you will. I look at them and I think "these are staple products, that I will gladly use today, tomorrow, and keep purchasing years down the road". So basically they live up to their motto in my book.
Here is the link to the Dual Identity Wet and Dry Mineral Foundation. $28
Here is the link to the Revitalizing Day Serum. $40
Here is the link to the #3 Domed Foundation Brush. $40
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