30 May 2014


I have no idea what has taken me so long…I have always been told that mineral makeup is the best for troubled skin prone to breakouts, yet, I have no idea why, when I have always had skin that is breaking out like temperamental teenage skin, I did not try this out earlier.. And today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the *Colorescience Primer, Pressed Foundation, Setting Mist and Sunforgettable;


What They Say:

Colorescience Primers Skin Brightening Line Tamer – Colorescience Face Primers are the first step to improve the colour and texture of the skin. Face Primers target skin types and skin concerns to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the overall texture and tone in one simple step.

RRP: $72.60 (30ml)

Colorescience Pressed Foundation is formulated to provide customisable coverage and colour, this light-weight, highly pigmented pressed foundations disguise imperfections, enhance features and evens the appearance of overall skin tone.

RRP: $72.60 (12g)

Colorescience Hydrating Setting Mist: Keep make-up in place all day and activate the vibrancy of minerals for an ultra-natural, luminous look.

RRP: $57.20 (118ml)

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder SPF15: Achieve the ultimate protection from sun damage and ageing effects with a soft focus finish. Sunforgettable mineral sunscreens are easy to apply and re-apply throughout the day to keep your skin protected and beautiful.

RRP: $96.80 (6g)

Available from Time Out Beauty or call 1800 648 851 for your nearest stockist

What I Say:

Ever heard of Colorescience before? I hadn’t either! Colorescience is not just a premium mineral makeup rage that gives you skin a flawless even skintone, it also doubles as a skincare range using powerful ingredients such as peptides, liquid crystals, pearl powder, hyaluronic and salicylic acid to help treat and manage common skin concerns such as ageing, pigmentation and problem skin – while you wear the makeup. So you don’t just get the benefit of instantly nicer looking skin, the benefits are cumulative as you wear it! It is literally skincare with built-in makeup, how cool is that. And what’s great too, is that the products are free from harsh chemicals, dyes, talc, alcohol, mineral oil and fragrance, so they are suitable for even the most sensitive skin types too!

To maximise the benefits of Colorescience and to achieve optimum results, Colorescience has devised a four step regimen called the ‘Core 4’ which features essential layers to prime, correct, set and protect, and with the ability to mix and match products specific for your skin needs and concerns, Colorescience Core 4 work together to nurture, camouflage and protect the skin. 


The first step is applying the Colorescience Skin Brightening Line Tamer Primer, which helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles & overall texture and tone, so perfect for my skin with beginning lines, uneven skin texture and pigmentation.

The primer has a slight beigey-yellow tint which instantly makes my skin tone look so much nicer and more even, giving it a nice glow, while giving it a dewy finish. It is easy to spread onto the skin, and it absorbs quickly so you are ready to apply your makeup, although you can also use it on its own.

The next step is to apply the foundation, in this case the Colorescience Pressed Foundation in the shade A Taste of Honey.

Having sadly suffered from acne when I was younger with the result that I am not left with some scarring and marks, and add to that increasing pigmentation, means that I generally prefer a minimum of a medium covering foundation, And this foundation ticks all boxes. It so light-weight, but as it is also so pigmented it that it is easy to build up coverage so you can hide any blemishes and pigmentation, and without it looking thick or cakey.

The included sponge makes it easy to apply, and you easily can apply just a little or add another layer or two where you need it. And my skin is left looking so nice and even, and with a natural finish too.

I then follow with a spritz of the Colorescience Hydrating Mist.

This hydrating setting mist that not only sets the makeup and activates the minerals for a more luminous look, it also keeps the makeup in place so it is less transferable – all while serum ingredients add hydration to the skin.

And this mist is also perfect to use throughout the day to revitalise the makeup look, and refreshen the skin, so perfect both during summer when your skin is exposed to air conditioners, and in winter too when you’ve got the heater going.

The final step is a sweep of the Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 15, which is a lightweight mineral powder that contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.

This powder is so fine and light weight, and applies sheer, so it is perfect to use for touch-ups on the go, also because it comes in a self-dispensing retractable powder brush. I did have a few issues getting the powder ‘flowing’ for the first time, but with a bit of tapping if was finally coming through, and now I love it, and it is just perfect for keeping shine at bay, while not clogging up my pores or make my makeup look cakey. And love that it contains SPF15, as even in winter, it is so important to stay sun smart! 

Overall, these products from Colorescience are nothing short of amazing, and I love how they give my skin such a nice even appearance and with a natural healthy glow too, and although I have combination skin prone to the afternoon shine, they do stay put all day without fading, changing colour, or settling into fine lines. And what’s even better is that the products care and treat my skin as I wear them. What’s not to love!

*These products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

Have you ever heard of Colorescience? Do you use mineral makeup?



  1. Replies
    1. It is fantastic, and I love that it cares for my skin too!

  2. I've never heard of the brand before.

    I want to get into more mineral make up, but I've found that soooo many of the brands are online only or have very few stores in SA. It makes it so much harder to find the right shade :(

    1. I agree, that is unfortunately the case with a lot of the brands, and I do hate it when I buy something online, and in particularly foundation, and it then doesn't match my skin, I so feel I have wasted my money!
      But this range is available from select stockists, so it may be worthwhile to check out if there is one near you!


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