Product Type: Avon makeup
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It Doesn't Have All The Elements Of A Perfect Foundation
Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
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Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
Advantages: Blends well, applies well, leaves skin smooth and soft, removes easily, buildable colour.
Disadvantages: Packaging could be better, Little expensive.
This was the first mineral foundation I had used before trying other brands and after hearing so many good things about them I was quite excited to try it out. My mum actually bought me this foundation as it was on offer for £3 when someone at her work was doing the catalogue. However the regular selling price is £10.50 for 6g which is rather expensive but for £3 it was an excellent buy. You can get this from a local Avon rep as well as their website however there is a delivery charge for doing this. There is also the availability to buy from places such as Ebay so there's a good few locations to get this from.
There are 6 shades to choose from however I went for the lightest shade in 'ivory' as I have very pale skin. When the product arrived I was surprised how big it was. It's quite a large round pot which is transparent on the bottom allowing you to see the powder inside which is handy for knowing how much you have left. There is a black band which houses a clip down lid. It looks pretty sleek yet simply, I quite like it but then I wasn't too bothered about what it looked like as long as it done the job. When you lift up the black lid it's a plain black plate that has a very small oblong shape which is where the powder comes out. This is my only complaint about the packaging as it's difficult to get the powder out, You have to turn the pot upside down and them open to get a little powder onto the plate, the other problem is when you get down to the ends of the pot you can't get the powder out and as the lid doesn't screw off there is product discarded because you can't get it off.
To apply the product I used a large face brush and swept it over my face. I found the powder was very light and clung to the brush easily, I also found it transferred onto my face nice and easily. It blended into my skin well and left my skin feeling lovely and light however when using the powder solo I found that it clumped onto my skin and wasn't as easy to blend and ended up looking caked and unsightly. I also found that it didn't cover up my imperfections either however since trying other mineral powders I have also found the same problem so I don't think this is down to the product completely. However I then started to apply it over my foundation base and found this works much better, it leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth, blends well and is lovely and light on my skin. Using it in this manner I have also found that it tends to last longer I can apply this in the morning and by early evening it is still on, not as perfectly but it is still there.
I haven't found any irritation or dryness from using this product and find it works well. When it comes to the end of the day I simply use a make up remover wipe to get rid of the powder and it comes away very easily. Although being sceptical about it lasting I found this product lasted approximately 2 months with daily usage which isn't bad at all but I still stick to my stance of not paying full price for this product.
The Avon website gives the following product description:
"Blendable, buildable, lightweight powder doesn't settle into lines and wrinkles. 100% naturally derived mineral pigments, light.medium powder coverage, suitable for sensitive, oily, normal and combination skin. Mess free packaging: get the perfect amount of powder every time. SPF15 "
I wouldn't exactly agree you get the right amount of powder at first I found it dispensed too much and towards the end not enough. I feel that the cap should be screwed on to allow you to use up the rest of the powder and also get to it easier when there is little left. I also feel it is too expensive but apart from that this is a very good powder. My skin looks good and I found no ill effects I would definitely purchase it again if I had the opportunity at £3.
Summary: A good mineral foundation although it has a couple of flaws.