If you’ve never tried mineral makeup, this one will give you a very nice idea of why so many women are opting to go with purer ingredients. The coverage is natural and feels light. I will tell ya right off the bat, I really liked everything about this makeup including: the packaging to the feel and look of the minerals on my skin! I have tried a zillion different brands of mineral makeup, including: Ulta, Neutrogena, Bare Minerals, Physicians Formula, even Sheer Cover… These are all fantastic choices; however Au Naturale is completely organically/naturally handmade. Not only that Au Naturale maintains personal relationships with all their suppliers. What it comes down to is the fact that the overall experience and special care that goes into Au Naturale cosmetics is in care of all living beings, it’s safe and pure!
Environmentally Friendly Incentive: Au Naturale Cosmetics is an ethically responsible company and has incorporated a Rewards Recycling Program; which enables you (conveniently) to send your box and components back to them and they give you a $30 credit to use on your next order!
If you want simple natural makeup, Au Naturale has it! Their mission is not only to give you a pure gentle skincare line; but they also care about good causes and have partnered with (ZOCS) ‘ Zambia Open Community Schools’; which gives kids in Zambia the opportunity to get a fair education! Every sale made -10% is automatically given to the ‘ZOCS’ non-profit organization. Find out more here!
It arrived 3 days later in chic wrappings! I like how organized it was and as I unwrapped it, I felt like I was opening a personal gift.
a pamphlet of lots more of Au Naturale Cosmetics -in an easy to follow layout
I chose their fair starter kit! You can choose from 6 shades!
4 screw top jar containers filled with super fine powdery mineral makeup
I am loving the convenient little screw off caps (holds all the minerals securely) and the brush that comes with it is not too soft or stiff! It smooths the mineral makeup on evenly, giving a fresh and balanced look!
The only thing I wish I would have done was ordered a bit darker color! I got the “fair” starter kit. It did wash me out and I had to wear extra bronzer to make up for that. The coverage is full when you use the Powder Foundation as your base and then finish with the Finishing Powder! I have used the Powder Foundation as my concealer and then the Finishing Powder all over, followed with the Bronzer in “Kiss” and the blush in “Pink Lady” which is heavenly! I don’t wear tons of bronzer, I don’t especially love bronzer on myself, unless I am really tan and that usually only happens during the summer. But I do like this one, it’s easy to apply and does not blotch up! I’ll definitely use it heavier when the weather warms up.
DETAILS ABOUT THE MINERALS
4 Different Jars of Minerals to get you Started
The Powder Foundation is what you apply first. It covers immaculately. It’s a foundation and concealer in one! My eyes were brighter instantly and it covers every blemish, nothing showed through! An amazing winter makeup!
The Powder Bronzer is super pigmented so a little goes a long way! Like I said, the bronzer was a little much for me, but that’s just me -you may be a bronzed goddess all year, then it would be perfect for you! I tried this with a complete full coverage look and then I applied it on my bare face alone and it gave me a dewy, natural bronze. I tried the bronzer in ‘kissed’, it was on the orangy side for me; but I’m going to be trying more of Au Naturale bronzer shades, because the quality is impeccable!
The fair starter kit came in Pink Lady!
The powder blush is my all time favorite! It goes on soft leaving a velvety smooth finish on my cheeks! It’s such good blush that I can wear it without makeup and it looks natural! It has a slight shimmer and the pigmentation of the color spreads perfectly even! I was worried it would leave blotchy uneven coloring; but it glided on and the brush made it easy for me to apply a very even glow! Love the stuff!
The lightness of this powder gives you an airbrushed matte complexion! I have tried it with and without the powder foundation and I really liked it either way! A little translucent with just enough color to cover, yet allows my freckles to show a little! I can use this all year round! Plus during the summer, this would be a great oil reducer!