29 November 2013

Product Review: Ultraceuticals CC Powder Pure Mineral Foundation

BB Creams have taken over the world the past year or two, and now the new CC products , which stands for Colour Correction or Complete Correction are following troop. Here are my thoughts on the *Ultraceuticals CC Powder Pure Mineral Foundation;


What They Say:
"Featuring Ultraceuticals unique anti-ageing triple-complex (Microelastin, Artocarpus Extract and Vitamin B3) with conditioning ingredients (Vitamin C & E, Bisabolol) this triple-milled pure mineral powder will visibly brighten, smooth and even out the complexion, while giving the skin a healthy looking glow. Airtight compact technology guarantees freshness and mess-free use. Free of Parabens, Talcs and Preservatives. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive."

What I Say:
The Ultraceuticals CC Powder Pure Mineral Foundation comes in a sleek round compact with mirror and a soft bristled applicator brush. The mirror is the size of the compact, which makes it very useful, and the brush is of a good quality, which is a nice change, as usually I find the brushes that come with powders, blushes etc. are of average quality, and although I still prefer to use my own long-shafted powder brushes, the small brush is still perfect for touch-ups on the go.

When I first received the compact it took me a few minutes to work out how to open it, but you simply twist it, so simple, yet it is closes securely so no need to worry that it will pop open in your handbag.

I have a medium neutral skin tone, and I tested shade 2, which is a perfect match.
The powder is easy to brush over the skin and easily covers smaller areas of redness, pigmentation and uneven skin tone, although darker areas do need touch of concealer. I have been using it on its own on the days I’ve only wanted a light coverage, but for better coverage, I have also  been using it on top of my tinted moisturiser or foundation, and regardless the result it fantastic, it simply leaves my skin with a nice glow and a silky soft appearance.  While you can build up the coverage of the powder by adding more layers, I still find that it only offers a light to medium coverage.

It simply provides a nice even coverage without looking cakey, and it means that my skin stays looking matte all day, keeping any shine on particularly my t-zone area at bay, even on my combination skin, and without settling into my fine lines and wrinkles either.

With ageing skin, I love the fact that this mineral powder has anti-ageing properties with the included ingredients such as Vitamin B3, C and E, so it cares for my skin all day long, making it feel so lovely to wear, and without drying out my skin either.

The powder is extremely fine milled, in fact, according to Ultraceuticals it is triple-milled, which explains why it is so soft and silky and goes onto the skin so nicely.

I also love the fact that it is free harsh chemicals including parabens as well as it is free from talc, preservatives, dyes, bismuth and fragrances, and that the products have not been tested on animals.

What I Like:
  • It comes in a gorgeous modern white compact with a large mirror and a quality brush
  • It has anti-ageing properties caring for my skin while I wear it
  • It is comfortable to wear and stays put all day, leaving my skin shine free without settling into fine lines
  • Provides a nice even coverage
  • Free from parabens, talc, preservatives. dyes, bismuth and fragrances, and has not been tested on animals

What I Don’t Like:
  • Unfortunately it doesn’t contain any SPF
  • A little pricey

I would like it to provide a little more coverage to be the foundation it claims to be, but in saying that, I love using it as a powder on top of my existing foundation.

Overall, I really love this foundation – although while it is called a foundation, I would classify it more as a foundation as it only provides a light coverage, and I generally do feel I require a better coverage than it provides, so I will be using it on top of my normal foundation.

But I so love using it as a setting powder and to keep away any shine. It will be perfect heading towards a hot and humid summer, and I know I will keep reaching for this again and again.

At $69 this is not the cheapest foundation, but considering it is a triple-milled powder of such high quality, it is in my opinion worth every cent.
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this CC Foundation from Ultraceuticals? Do you use CC products? Or Powder foundations?



  1. It doesn't sound worth the money if it doesn't do what it says it will... That's a lot of money for a setting powder.


    1. It is pricey, but it agrees with my skin, and looks and feels so nice to wear, and as it will last me forever, I think its still worth every cent!

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous product!
    I love how modern and unique the packaging is :)

    1. I am loving this too, and yes the compact is so unique and modern. I love the clean look of the white case too!


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