The Signature Minerals foundation which I have is part of the free sample kit which I ordered from Signature Minerals just over a month ago.
100% all natural.
No toxins, no irritants.
Natural SPF around 15.
As all mineral foundation purchased online is pretty much a touch-and-go, I really wouldn’t know which colour would suit my skin until I try out a few. This is the beauty of free sample kits. It’s a great way to try out the foundation, colour and type without purchasing a full-sized jar first.
From the description of foundation and colour shown on the Signature Minerals website, I decided to go for:
1.0 Ivory – Pink undertones. For light complexions with pink undertones.
2.3 Light Beige – Neutral beige. Good for almost any light complexion regardless of undertones.
4.0 Light – Yellow to Olive undertones. For very light complexions with yellow or olive undertones.
Believe it or not, all the colours worked for me! In light of that, I decided to mix all three foundation into one 30g sifter jar, which I also ordered from Signature Minerals. The combination of all three colours worked wonderfully on my skin.
I like it that Signature Minerals cater foundation to Asian skin. I have slightly more yellow undertones than olive, but didn’t want to choose one which is purely yellow-undertoned, lest I end up looking like a banana. The mixture of all three was just fine for me.
And now, only to the actual mineral powders. I’ve tried mineral foundation by Everyday Minerals (EDM), Silk Naturals (I’ll do a review on this very soon) and Lumiere, and now Signature Minerals, and I have to say, I like Signature Minerals the best. The powder is fine-milled, and gave me better coverage compared to the EDM. It also controlled the oilies much better. As the coverage was more than a medium one, it was great for evening wear, which you’d want the most coverage. I didn’t even need to dust mineral veil or finishing powder over the foundation. My skin achieved a flawless look without caking, without the oilies, and it stayed on well.
In comparison to the EDM mineral foundation, when I use a primer with the EDM, my nose will still get oily after an hour. Use of a primer with the Signature Minerals foundation, my nose remained oil-free for at least 2 hours. As for Silk Naturals, I wouldn’t bother with it as it gave me the oilies in less than an hour!
I’d still use EDM during the day, as it does not look THAT flawless (I still like my freckles to show during the day :p). But for my evenings out, Signature Minerals gets a thumbs up and a half from me.
I do! It’s incredibly soft, and applied the mineral powders well on my skin. I had to wash the brush twice before using the kabuki brush (once when it arrived, and just after it dried, my clumsy hands dropped it on the floor. Had to wash it again). Not a single hair was shed. Excellent stuff, I say. The buki clutch is pretty cute, just to keep the kabuki brush in. It’s too big to bring with me when traveling, but in an everyday use, it’s not a problem.
Why not give Signature Minerals a go? You can order a free sample kit from the website. As for the foundation, the price is as follows:
30g sifter jar/10g net wt – USD14.95
20g sifter jar/6g net wt – USD11.95
10g sifter jar/3g net wt. – USD9.95
Methinks my combination of foundation is going to last me ages :p
What I like about it: The foundation provides great coverage and controlled the oil on my T-zone well.
What I did not like about it: A tad heavy for the day (it’s a personal preference, since I like it light during the day)