While I don't wear a lot of makeup in my everyday life (which is the complete opposite if I'm going out, especially on weekends), often times I still do wear a little bit. Usually a bit of concealer/BB cream (or something a little heavier like foundation if my skin isn't fairing well) and some mascara and I'm out the door. So when Studio Gear offered to send me their Mineral Wet and Dry Powder Foundation to try out, I immediately said yes knowing that if I liked it, it'd be a makeup product I'd use all the time. And since I had such good fortune with the Studio Gear True Whipped Stain Glosses I thought the chances of their wet and dry powder foundation being great was pretty high.
- Revitalizing Day Serum - This serum comes in a white box with black font, that's easy to read. It's made for all skin types and has antioxidants, plant extracts and structural lipids to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and insulate skin from premature aging. Inside the bottle is a white tempered semi opaque glass with black lettering that simply has the product name and brand name. The Revitalizing Day Serum has a push down dispenser and the serum is translucent, and odorless both of which are good things. It goes into the skin easily, I only needed a pump and a half, and it leaves my face feeling moisturized without feeling oily.
- Mineral Dual Foundation - Of course the main part of this set is the Wet and Dry powder mineral foundation. I picked out Cream for myself (the second lightest shade out of seven), based on the color chart they had on their site which was actually quite helpful. It comes in a wide narrow plastic dish and holds 9 g (.3 oz) of product. Inside the twist off black lid is another mechanism, it's clear and can be twisted around to contain the powder. The powder itself is lightweight and doesn't have the typical makeup scent that I hate.
- #3 Domed Foundation Brush - This brush was a little bit of a surprise to me (probably because I stopped reading as soon as I saw foundation out of excitement) but I'm so glad that it came as part of my PR sample set. It has a thick black wood handle, with a bright silver base and ombre brush fibers. It's easy to hold and the fibers are so soft, and using it for foundation application, it's perfect.
Verdict: My first few times using this foundation, I did so as a simple powder foundation, where it's coverage is light, and I'd say it's on par with other products in it's price range. However once I braved trying it as a liquid (or semi liquid), I really fell in love with this Studio Gear mineral foundation. I added a few pumps of the serum mixed it with the powder and applied with the foundation brush. It feels just as light as using the powder but the coverage is fantastic. Even on my breakout days it offers plenty of concealing power, and lasts for the whole day. Making it all the better it doesn't dry out my skin, or crack and there's no need for reapplication. The only downside is that it can be a bit expensive for the serum and foundation if you're using it everyday.
Wear Time 5/5