Recently, I discovered this brand of mineral makeup and since I’m very interested in cream makeup products, I decided to try first their foundation and blush. The brand MyChelle minerals has all their makeup products in cream version. I used these two products for a few weeks, so that I can objectively give an opinion now.
MyChelle cream foundation
The first thing I do before buying any cosmetic product, is to check its ingredients. Regarding safe ingredients, I can easily recommend this foundation. It is free of parabens, synthetic dyes, phthalates, and even bismuth oxychloride or talc, that are not good for acne skin. Its beneficial ingredients are Vitamin E, Grape Seed and Camellia Seed Oils, that are a rich source of antioxidants, good for protecting the skin against free radicals damage. Consequently, the skin is nourished, hydrated and protected from premature aging. The peach extract is also a great anti-bacterial ingredient with antioxidant properties. The titanium dioxide provides a light sun protection. The foundation is packed in a stick, which is very handy and especially good for the touch-ups during the day, if needed. All MyChelle makeup products comes in form of stick and they are packed in another box that is eco-friendly. I have chosen for myself the Ivory shade, because my skin is very fair in winter. In my opinion, Ivory is a great shade, suitable for light skin with neutral undertones. Ivory is their lightest shade and I think is not suitable for a very pale complexion. Their range of foundation has 6 shades, that you can blend together to match an exact skin tone. Since this is not very comfortable for a personal use, I’d suggest the brand to develop more foundation shades. Eventhough, my choice of their foundation shade was very good and matches my skin tone exactly. When I first tried this foundation, I noticed a nice, very pleasant, natural fruity smell.
You can apply this sort of foundation in different ways:
– directly on the skin from the stick and then blend it in with a sponge or fingers
– with a foundation brush
The coverage is buildable, from light to medium, providing a semi mat, almost dewy finish, without a heavy or chalky look. I would recommend it for all skin types. If applied on oily or combination skin, I’d lightly dust the shiny areas with finishing oil control powder. In case of any imperfections, like redness or dark circles, the coverage depends on the depth of color discoloration. This foundation covers nicely the redness and dark circles, if they are not too deep. If you have a lot of discolorations on your skin, you will need a concealer.
MyChelle cream Blush
I was very satisfied with the MyChelle foundation, but even more with the blush. They have a collection of 6 shades in natural colors, that I really like. They give you that modern fresh hint of color, without being heavy or too dark. I have chosen the Fig shade, a light natural plum color, cause I needed this kind of shade in my makeup kit. I prefer to apply and blend the blush with fingers, but you can also use a brush for creamy products. If applied directly over your MyChelle foundation, they melt great together, providing a natural and fresh look. What I really like about creamy blushes is that you can apply them also on the lips and if the shade suits you, even on the eyelids. The beneficial ingredients in the blush are the same as in the foundation and it smells pleasant, too. Here is also a note from their site, that I thought would be very useful:
MyChelle claims that their innovative formulation of all its mineral makeup products ensures that there is no inhalation of fine mineral dust. It is also important to note that we they do not use nano particles in MyChelle Minerals.
This is my opinion on MyChelle mineral makeup. I will surely try other products from this brand. Their line includes also a skin and body care, but I haven’t still checked the ingredients. Until then, I’d like your feedback, if you have any comments or experiences with this brand.
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