I first came across Addiction Minerals a few years ago when I first modeled for them. Back then I remember being pleasantly surprised at the coverage and options for a ‘mineral’ makeup, but I never really got into it until this year when I’ve started to suffer from hormonal breakouts (bane of my life). I reintroduced myself to the range a few months ago and now have found myself reaching for it every day. The best part about it, it is actually GOOD for your skin.
Here’s a quick breakdown on the benefits of mineral makeup. Mineral makeup is believed to have been first used by the Egyptians thousands of years ago, as well as in ancient China and Japan where they would use it for sun protection. Mineral makeup uses raw minerals to provide excellent coverage without using damaging products that are found in many cosmetics today, i.e. talc, dyes and petroleum.
Addiction Minerals provides a physical barrier to the sun, without using a chemical SPF. They are hypoallergenic and perfect for use on sensitive and acne-prone skin. It will not clog pores and are a natural anti-inflammatory which can aid the healing process, hence why I have been loving it as it currently seems to be the only makeup that will not break out my skin.
Believe me, I’m the first person to know that it can be difficult to find a desirable coverage and finish in mineral makeups, but this is one of the very few brands that I have tried that I love. My absolutely favourite product is the Compact Foundation, this I use every single day. I then set it with a tiny bit of the pressed powder and I’m good to go. It is easy to take around for touch ups, and really easy to layer and build a fuller coverage for the evening. One of my favourite parts about it is the coverage you want is up to you – it works well with a nice thin layer just to even out the skin tone but also builds to a full coverage beautifully. I often get compliments on my skin when wearing this as it leaves a beautiful glowing finish.
If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, or if you’re even just looking for a nice everyday makeup with sun protection I highly recommend Addiction Minerals. It is also perfect to wear to the gym and not feel guilty about clogging pores! I’ve been wearing a light layer on the days my skin has decided to be horrible to me. I’m not sure how well it would hold up with a big sweat but I’m lucky enough to be one of those people who don’t sweat much. Also this is what I will be wearing to the beach this summer to protect my skin from the sun!
Pro tip: the eyeshadow in ‘Fixation’ makes the most gorgeous highlighter!
To find out more about the range and to look for stockists, visit the Addiction Minerals website here. Also a side note, even though you may see that I am the face of the range this is not sponsored and 100% genuine!
Please let me know if you decide to give it a go as would love to hear your thoughts xx