AnOmali 's review of Silk Naturals Mineral Foundation


92 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$


Perfect Harmony Foundation Original Ivory & Glow formulas: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Silk Powder, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Pigments (a blend of inert minerals- Iron Oxide, and Chromium Oxide Green) ---------------------------------------------- Medium and Heavy Coverage Foundation: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Silk Powder, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Pigments


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Black

While I love their skin care products, their foundation mixes did not work for me at ALL. They don't have rich enough colors to mix into the ivory foundations to get a hue that is good for ethnic skin without looking ashy or weird unless it is very pale (and I am a medium tan black/multi-racial golden girl that definitely falls into the lighter family for ethnic skin).

That said, I loved the texture of their medium, heavy and glow foundations bases (I actually mixed them together in various ratios and all worked for me).

So, I decided to try mixing my own pure iron oxides (orange, yellow, brown, red, etc.) into the mix to redeem it and voila - a workable color with a lovely texture and coverage and a beautiful natural glow - not sparkles - just glow.

So, I will continue to buy the base (while I work on making my own mineral foundation - perfect shade and formula for personal use). I would have given it 5 lippies, but since I can't actually use their colors, only their base, and must buy my own oxides (which they should consider carrying to broaden their color range), I took off one lippie! REALLY like this foundation now that I have created my own good match...;)

PS: A Magic Bullet mixes mineral foundation and oxides or any other colourant like a DREAM! Cheap and worthy investment since you can designate a specific cup and blade for just your makeup and use it in the kitchen and for other projects and everything else.

And, I'm increasing my rating to 5 because in spite of the fact that I must blend in my own iron oxide pigments, my skin loves this stuff and no other mineral foundation looks better on!

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