Wish I had discovered this years ago! I use the Innoxa Satin Finish liquid foundation mixed with Olay oil-free moisturiser but in summer here (QLD) - I just look hot & shiny within hours despite not having particularly oily skin. Have tried a few powder compacts before but all were too dry, cakey and orange! I have very pale skin with light freckles so have really struggle to find anything specifically "beige-toned" - not pink or yellow.
This mineral powder goes on lightly but builds excellent coverage - I find it non-drying but prevents shine and really evens out my skin tone perfectly. The container is small but a little goes a long way. The brush works well and the cap keeps it neat & clean. Seems to last all day and not rub off onto clothing etc. No scent of any kind and I've had no skin irritation or breakouts since using it - in fact I think my skin is looking better! Costs about $AU20 which I think is ok and I use the lightest shade "Fair". So far I would highly recommend it.
Innoxa is an Australian brand which has been around since 1930 and have always prided themselves on being against animal testing, and also providing quality, hypo-allergenic products. They have a nice selection of makeup and skincare. I've tried quite a few different mineral foundations and Innoxa's is one of the best for me. I'll start by saying that my skin is quite fussy. I'm oily in my t-zone but normal on cheeks. My t-zone is also prone to dermatitis so I often have flaking to deal with. On top of that I'm prone to cystic acne in my chin area and I have some mild rosacea I like to conceal. So as you can see, my skin is not "normal" lol. On to the review.
Here is what Innoxa promise with this mineral makeup:
"A light and gentle mineral powder formulation designed to revive skin radiance and promote glowing, healthy skin. Contains vitamins C and E for added skincare benefits and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Skin Types: All, including sensitive skin. Available in 3 skin-perfect shades. Formula: Powder. Coverage: Light. Benefits: Free from preservatives, parabens and talcs. 100 % Fragrance Free."
I use the lightest shade on my NC20 skin - shade Fair - and this works for me. I would be in trouble if this oxidised but thankfully this does not. (Yay). I would say that the coverage of this is Light but Buildable. I find I get best results by building up very light layers using a kabuki brush. I get good concealment over red areas when I'm done. I don't think it's particularly good at concealing enlarged pores (I've yet to meet a loose MMU that does) so I suggest using a primer for those. I find that the staying power of this is very good for a MMU. I get a good 6 hours out of it if I prime my oily areas with my Avene Cleanance Anti Shine lotion. After the 6 hour mark, it does need a touch up, as oils do get through and mess up the finish. Some real thought has gone into the packaging design and I really like it. There is a clear cap which protects the brush, which is mounted in the screw top lid. The brush is surprisingly soft and is adequate for touch ups, however I find it a bit small so I rarely use it. When you unscrew the lid, there is a sifter. I shake a little product out into a separate small dish that I have. But you could use your palm I guess :) I don't consider this makeup especially cheap at AUD$19.95 but it performs so well that I'm actually on my 2nd pack. I recently tried (the much praised) Alima and honestly it was no different to this. So Aussie girls, I suggest giving this a go!