Antipodes Mineral Foundation + Kabuki Brush

Friday, December 11, 2015
Antipodes Mineral Foundation
If you have been following my blog this year then you will have seen me raving about the brand Antipodes over and over again. I have tried a few of their products and I LOVE all of them (especially the amazing vanilla pod day cream which I definitely need to purchase!) and I cannot recommend their skincare enough so when this foundation arrived I was so excited to give it a go.

I received the *Antipodes Performance Plus Mineral Foundation (£27.99, 01 Pale Pink) which is a loose mineral powder foundation that contains SPF 15, vinanza grape and kiwi. It is dermatologically tested, suitable for normal and sensitive skin and it is scientifically proven to help improve skin health which is amazing so as well as being a foundation, it actually benefits the skin too!

I didn't know whether to choose the 01 Pale Pink shade or the 02 Light Yellow shade because I do have pink undertones and redness but I chose the first and presumably lightest shade and I'm glad I did as it matches me well. It doesn't emphasise the pink tones in my skin thankfully - so if you have a similar skintone to me then it might match you well. The only downside to this foundation, in my opinion, is the very limited shade range.

The foundation packaging is gorgeous and luxe and it does have a sifter dispenser so it isn't very messy; as you can see from the photographs above, I dispense some into the lid and then I use the *Antipodes Kabuki Brush (£16.99) which is so cute to buff it into the skin. Although it isn't the softest brush ever, it is fantastic for applying this mineral foundation as it buffs in the product well. I'm surprised at how easy, quick and fuss free it is to use and I'm also surprised by the finish as it doesn't really look powdery, flat or heavy on the skin; it leaves my skin looking more even and radiant. However if you have very oily, very dry skin or flaky skin then this might not be for you. The coverage is light to buildable as you can apply more and it almost reaches medium coverage in my opinion. It covers pores, redness and very minor blemishes really well as it almost airbrushes my skin so it looks much better although if you are looking for full coverage then this might not be the foundation for you.

Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised and impressed with this foundation and cute kabuki brush. I love the packaging, ingredients and cruelty free and natural ethos of the brand. The foundation is easy to use, it has a fairly good amount of coverage (for me anyway) and it leaves the skin looking radiant and even although as mentioned previously if you have very dry skin or very oily skin or if you want full coverage then this isn't for you. I have been using this foundation over my regular liquid foundation to set it and to add more coverage and I love it but I also adore it on its own as it looks so natural on the skin and it personally doesn't highlight dryness on me. It is one of the best foundations I've tried for a while! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Have you tried anything from Antipodes? 

24 comments

  1. I'm a little bit scared of powder foundation and always assume that it's really difficult/patchy to apply but I love Antipodes so I definitely want to give this a go!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. I was but I have dry skin and this doesn't emphasise dryness xx

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  2. What an absolutely beautiful little blog you've got here, Heather! It's so pretty and individual. Love love love!

    I find powder foundation a bit too messy for my clumsy fingers...but this one looks great!

    xx lacoconoire.com

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  3. I may have to try something from this brand as it looks lovely :)
    Alex ox
    champagneandlemonadeox.co.uk

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    1. It's a fantastic brand and I've loved everything I've tried from them x

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  4. I really like this little brush that comes with the foundation! It's really ever so sweet and this looks like a fantastic product :) Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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    1. It's a great foundation and sadly I think you have to buy the brush separately x

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  5. Sounds like a great product and that Kabuki brush is too cute! :))

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  6. I only tried antipodes recently and would love to try this I think I would need the lightest shade too! xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. It's a really good match for my skin tone x

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  7. I have never tried this foundation, but it sounds lovely! I really need to try it! :)

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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  8. I've never tried this type of foundation, but it sound amazing. I'm sure I will be giving this a try! Thanks for sharing! xo

    Beatriz // Classy and Trendy

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    1. I've only tried a couple and this is definitely the best x

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  9. This looks amazing! I have pretty dry skin, so I'm not sure how well it would work for me, but I love the idea of it!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. I have dry skin due to eczema and it works well on me x

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  10. I've been curious about mineral foundation for a long time. I really want to get into it. Great post. x

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. I used to like mineral foundations but found after awhile, I got hives from using them :((

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  12. I'm currently using the Moisture Boost minis set which contains the Divine face oil and Vanilla pod day cream. I use it at night because the day cream is too rich for me to use in the morning but I'm really enjoying using it x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  13. I always forget Antipodes do make-up too! I absolutely love all the skincare I've tried, and this sounds fantastic so I'll keep my eyes peeled for it.

    Catherine | Lady Liquor

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