Review: In The Buff Mineral Foundation

Thursday, October 09, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I was kindly sent a foundation from the mineral makeup brand In The Buff which is a 100% pure, natural, vegan makeup brand! I am always happy to support cruelty free, vegan brands! As well as foundation, the brand also offers eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner and brushes. 

I have the *In The Buff Buttercream Foundation (£22.50, 7g) which is the full size foundation but there is a sample size available priced at £2.50. I love the option of sample sizes as mineral makeup is not main stream and you may not know what shade you need. Firstly, I love the packaging as mineral loose powder foundation is usually quite messy but this packaging makes using the foundation far less messy and more portable. 

The foundation shade I have is 'buttercream' which is a fantastic pale shade but it is slightly too yellow toned for my pink toned skin although it does help cancel out some of the redness but that means I have to apply it down my neck to match. I have been tapping the foundation into the lid and swirling a fluffy buffing brush into the foundation and tapping off the excess. The foundation applies fairly evenly to the skin, it offers light to medium coverage. It doesn't look very matte or luminous - it has a very skin like finish. The foundation helps cover redness, it evens out my skin tone and conceals small pores/pigmentation very well. However it does not cover blemishes, dark circles or significant pigmentation but I do love this foundation for normal-good skin days or days when I want a skin like, natural, lighter finish. 

My favourite thing about this foundation is skin like finish as well as the invisible look of the product, you cannot see it on the skin, it doesn't look caky and it blends well. It doesn't irritate my skin or highlight dryness even though it is a powder foundation, although I obviously haven't tried it when my skin is very dry during winter. 

Overall, I am very happy with this foundation! It looks almost invisible on the skin, it matches my very pale skin well and the packaging makes it far easier to use than other mineral/loose makeup I have used! The foundation also lasts well on my skin. The only negatives about this product, in my opinion, is that it doesn't cover bigger pores or dark circles but I just use concealer underneath. I would definitely recommend this foundation especially if you have sensitive skin and if you want lighter, invisible coverage! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!

Have you tried anything from this brand? Have you tried mineral foundations? 


  1. I've always wanted to try this however it is SO pricey! I guess it must be worth it though! Really helpful review, thank you. x x

  2. This sounds lovely! I've never tried a mineral foundation before xx

    Gemma |

  3. I use mineral foundation almost exclusively though I've never tried this brand before. I love it because my skin is super oily and it doesn't break me out.

    xo, alison*elle

  4. sounds amazing! love that its vegan and natural never tried a mineral foundation before :)

    Melissa || x x

  5. ohh, your blog is so cute. I love all natural and vegan cosmetics, much better than chemical ones! xx

  6. This looks really interesting!


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