I am a dope when it comes to loose powders and foundations. I always think they’re not worth the hassle – they’re messy, product gets all over the place and if you’re like me, they get dropped a lot. I have always been a liquid foundation and pressed powder girl. I put my foundation, concealer and powder on while I mouthwash in the morning. It’s been my routine for years and I’ve never wanted to change it. When I received a sample of Ferro Cosmetic’s Ultimate Mineral Foundation in December’s Topbox, I didn’t give it too much thought because foundation samples either don’t match my skin tone or I’m just not interested in trying something new.
Admittedly, I had never heard of Ferro Cosmetics until I received my Topbox. While browsing their site, I read the story of how Krissy Ferro came up with the idea and how she’s grown the business. Basically, Krissy has been a makeup artist for years and after listening to clients likes and dislikes on makeup, she decided to try to create a line that worked for everyone. She started working on the formulas in 2006 and since then they’ve grown to a pretty large catalog of products, all that are 100% real minerals, vegan, and cruelty free. The packaging for Ultimate Mineral Foundation is slightly different from other larger mineral products. Instead of of the whole container having a sifter top, Ferro only has a half sifter that you can close for extra spillage prevention. It took me a few times looking at it to figure out how to open it!
I tried my sample with liquid foundation as my base, and used it more for setting than coverage. I really liked how it looked, so when Topbox announced their boxing day sale, I thought it would be a good time to buy a full size to really see how I liked it. This was perfect timing because I found out that my usual foundation has been discontinued and is no longer available for sale.
I’ve been using Ultimate Mineral Foundation daily for the last couple of weeks and I can honestly say that I love it. Like want-to-make-out-with-it love! Seriously. I had reservations about it filling the gap of my beloved liquid foundation, but I’m not sure I will go back after this.
Ferro’s Ultimate Mineral Foundation so versatile that it outshines any other foundation I’ve tried. I was skeptical that I could get so many different uses out of it, but I can use it just for concealing, setting, or for full coverage. I can put my face on in about two minutes now when it used to have to apply liquid foundation, concealer and finally powder. I like to use a damp flat brush or sponge to apply it for full coverage. It blends effortlessly and it dries matte so there is no need to apply any for setting. I love how my skin looks with it on and other people have noticed too – I’ve never received so many compliments on my skin.
If you’re looking for a new foundation, or just to try something different, give Ultimate Mineral Foundation a try! I’m hoping to try out a their blushes and shadows, so keep an eye out for more reviews!
Ferro Cosmetics Ultimate Mineral Foundation and other mineral cosmetics can be purchased through their website, and if you’re in Canada, you can pick them up in Topbox’s shop (with free shipping, yay!) and at mintandberry.com. Topbox is also giving away a set of Ferro Cosmetics, open to residents of Canada and it runs until January 16th.
Have you tried Ferro Cosmetics? What’s your favourite mineral makeup brand?