Sunday 18 November 2012

Searching for a New Holy Grail Foundation - Part 1

Its no secret that I am a little obsessed with mineral foundation (provided there is no Bismuth Oxychloride anywhere in the ingredients). However you may have seen a post I wrote recently where I talked about my skin starting to become acne prone.
Although I've pretty much now got my skincare regime sorted, the outbreak has left me with quite a few pigmented scars which my current favourite foundation just doesn't cover.

My Previous Holy Grail
Up until now I have been using Funky Fresh Minerals as my foundation, and it has been my Holy Grail. I first heard about it on Sarahs blog Sugarpuffish and, knowing that it was free from Bismuth Oxychloride and that it was such a bargain, I had to try it. The great thing about it is that it covers any slight redness of the skin, gives a nice flawless coverage without being too heavy. I never had a problem with its ingredients so it never broke me out or irritated my sensitive skin.

♔ Titanium Dioxide (Cl77891)  Zinc Oxide (Cl77947)  Kaolin Clay  Iron Oxides (Cl77491, 77492) 

The only problem now is that it just doesn't cover the new scarring that's been caused. So now I need to find a foundation that gives full coverage, isn't greasy and won't slide off my face (as there's no point in it being full coverage if its just going to reveal what I want it to hide a few hours later). Not only that but it needs to be one that doesn't contain any ingredients that irritate sensitive skin or cause any breakouts on acne prone skin.

Ingredients I'm Trying to Avoid:
♔ Bismuth Oxychloride ♔ Dimethicone ♔ Lanolin ♔ Isopropyl Myristate ♔ Alcohol 
♔ C and D dyes ♔ Talc 

I'll be posting reviews on all of the foundations I'll be testing out, as I'm sure I can't be the only one trying to find this kind of foundation. I've already been researching into it and the most difficult part seems to be trying to find ingredients online, so I will be posting the ingredients of each product I review from now on.

If you sensitive or acne prone skin I'd love to hear your foundation recommendations!

@ Beauty Not Just Skin Deep.