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Not quite miraculous but very close - JML Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander
Magic Minerals Make Up Gift Set
Member Name: kirstymc
Magic Minerals Make Up Gift Set
Date: 09/09/11, updated on 09/09/11 (933 review reads)
Advantages: One size fits all total coverage
Disadvantages: Ineffectual brush and mascara.
It seems barely a week goes by without a new product entering the beauty product market that claims to be a miracle cure for any type of beauty need. The latest is a new powder foundation - JML's Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander. I had seen the advert for JML Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander on one of those advertising screens at the Boots checkout. The powder costs £20 which is twice the price of my usual foundation and I always think of JML as a company that carries products like banana cases but I thought hey why not give it a go.
JML Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander claims to be the only foundation you will ever need. It is a concealer, foundation and corrector all in one. It claims to correct redness, dark circles, age spots and breakouts. Its has built-in colour correctors to make skin imperfections disappear and its fine formula glides gently on the skin without clogging wrinkles or lines. The powder is fragrance free, contains no talc and is hypoallergenic.
What's the big idea?
The powder is made up of a unique formula of minerals in the perfect colour combinations to create a translucent fine powder that matches your skin tone and balances out imperfections in all skin types for a flawless finish.
Pink - Brightens pale complexions
Mint - Dulls redness and conceals skin discoloration
Lavender - Camouflages yellow and pallid skin
Yellow - Coverage for your under and over eye areas
The product in hand:
The powder comes in what I thought was quite a good size square black plastic compac. It also has a good size mirror so it can be used on the go. The set I purchased came with a stubby applicator brush. Unfortunately I found that the brush was not of very good quality and the hairs fell out from the first application so after a few applications I reverted to my own make up brush.The powder itself looks a little strange as the different colours are really obvious and to be honest my first impression was that it would be too dark for my light skin despite claiming to be suitable for all skin types. The package I got also came with a free mascara.
To apply the powder you simply swirl your brush on the powder and sweep it on to your skin. The powder as promised is really fine so and there is not a great deal of mess which I have found to be the case with other powders. As the powder looked dark I was quite cautious when applying so initially applied a light coat, I found however that it was easy to build up the coverage to the level I needed. After a bit of experimenting I mastered the technique for my skin and I can now apply it quickly and fuss free.
I have to say I was very impressed with the results of this product. I was a bit worried that as the colours were so obvious on the palate I would end up with weird coloured smears on my skin but this was not the case. The colour is great for my skin tone which I was really surprised at as I could not believe a one size fits all product would work.
I personally do not suffer from spots or acne so cannot comment on the coverage it offers in that respect, however, I have found that it has been excellent at reducing the dark skin around my eyes and other patches that are prone to redness. Whilst I did not find a completely flawless finish it was certainly the best result of any foundation I have used. I found it did balance out my skin tones and as such I was left with quite a radiant glow rather than a dull matt finish.
When I am wearing make up I do not want to feel concious of it, there is nothing worse than feeling like your skin is caked. I found the powder to be really light, it did not get clogged in any lines and as it was so fine it felt almost like I wasn't wearing any foundation at all.
As I have very sensitive eyes I do not usually wear mascara but I gave this a try for the purpose of review. I found that it was a good colour but was quite clumpy and rather difficult to remove so would personally give it a miss.
Value for money?
The £20 price tag attached to JML Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander is almost double my usual foundation so I initially thought it was quite pricey. However as you do not have to fork out for additional concealers or base foundations it probably works out not much more expensive. I have not had JML Magic Minerals very long but I can imagine it will last quite a while. That said I could not help but feel that an ineffectual brush and average mascara added to the price so felt it would be better to make it cheaper without the additional extras and as such have marked it down.
Overall I would definitely recommend JML Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander and will continue to use it myself.
Summary: All in one powder foundation that leaves an excellent finish.