Anne Houseman recounts her experience testing mineral foundation by Cover FX
When packing for my recent vacation to Belize, I was faced with a dilemma – forgo some makeup essentials so all of my 3-oz personal care products would fit in a miniscule plastic baggie, or risk losing my belongings by checking my bag for a three-leg flight (if you’ve ever been to the Belize City Municipal Gravel Landing Strip…er, Airport, you’ll understand my concern).
So while I pondered what to bring and what I could live without (hey – that old “desert-island” hypothetical is finally coming in handy!), I realized my answer was to go “undercover” and try out Cover FX‘s mineral foundation, Mineral FX.
If you know me, this was an adventure in and of itself (perhaps more daring than swimming with sharks). When I find something I love, I stick with it – especially when it comes to foundation, which sets the whole “tone” of your look. But, being in a different country and all, I figured I could risk looking awful to a bunch of strangers.
Before I go on, let me confess something – I’ve never tried mineral makeup. Yes, I understand the gravity of this statement. (Takes deep breath.) Phew! Now that’s off my chest, let’s continue.
Mineral FX had the perfect amount of coverage, hiding all but my most “serious” superficial flaws, which I covered with a dab of Natural FX water-based foundation. I couldn’t believe how well Mineral FX blended and “melted” into my skin! I’ve honestly never seen anything like it.
My face looked flawless – poreless.
Despite my fear that Mineral FX would settle into my deepening skin canyons (a.k.a. wrinkles), it did the exact opposite, appearing to fill them in without creasing like a typical powder. But what I have to say was the best part is that even when I was sweating like a stuck pig under the hot Belize sun, it never came off! Not a drip, not a smear. I even went swimming. What’s more, the product boasts SPF 15, protecting my skin while hiding its flaws.
So, for all you ladies who’ve been thinking about trying mineral foundation (or jet-setting to a tropical island), I strongly recommend you give Mineral FX a try (available at www.sephora.com for $37). It’s well worth the cost for the coverage. It’s unbelizeable!*
*Anne Houseman is painfully aware of her corny sense of humor. She hopes you enjoy it too, and if not, that you’ll pretend to.