14 October 2014


I have to be completely honest and admit that I until now have not been a huge fan of powder foundations. Maybe because I’m a bit of a mess-head and usually get it everywhere and it is such a pain to clean up afterwards, plus I hate how much product I waste. But also because I feel that it takes longer to apply, time you often haven’t got when you’ve got a one-year old. But with everyone saying that you get the nicest finish with powder foundations, I just couldn’t pass up on the opportunity when I was asked if I wanted to trial the new Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation*, here are my thoughts; 


What They Say:

Transform your complexion to perfection. For flawless, naturally beautiful skin, try our silky-smooth, feather-light mineral powder foundation to conceal imperfections and provide buildable coverage. This “no makeup” feel formula helps prevent moisture loss and creates a shine-free finish. The innovative fabric sifter keeps the powder inside for no mess. Apply with our new Mineral Powder Brush for sublime results. 

RRP: $53 (8.5g) – Available from Arbonne

What I Say:

The powder foundations I’ve previously tried haven’t offered far enough coverage for my liking, hardly sufficient to cover my pigmentation, acne scarring and any blemishes, so I wasn’t particularly hopeful that this foundation from Arbonne would be any different. But guess with a name like Got You Covered, I should have known better as this foundation gives you the nicest medium coverage easily covering everything I want it to cover, while still leaving it looking natural and not caked on my skin. And if you really want extra coverage, it does allow you to build it up.

And on the days I feel I want even more coverage, I simply apply it on top of my favourite BB cream, and the beauty is that, while I always struggle to get my BB cream to stay put, used in conjunction with this Powder Foundation it lasts considerably longer too.

I tried the shade Nude which is a perfect match to my medium beige skin tone, and I found the powder is best applied with a soft Kabuki brush, and yes, it does take a while to really get the hang of it, but once you do, it is actually rather easy, and it blends so easily on the skin.

I have combination skin, so I am used to foundations not staying put all day, but used with a primer first, I was well into the afternoon before I felt I needed a touch up. It has a nice natural matte finish

that doesn’t settle into my fine lines, and the colour stays true throughout the day without changing.

The Powder Foundation has SPF15, which is great, although I could wish that this was a little higher. It comes in a round clear plastic powder jar with a black screw lid, which is simple and classic. When I first opened it, unfortunately powder and took off the seal to the powder, it flew everywhere, clearly having been a little shaken up during transport. When using it, luckily it does have a mesh sifter over the powder to control the amount of powder getting out at a time, and while this does work, I would personally like it to restrict a little more.

After a few goes I really got the hand of using this powder without getting it everywhere, and not I am in love with the natural and matte looking finish it gives my skin, and the fact that you can build up coverage as needed. And I love that the powder is free from oil, talc and dyes and doesn’t make my skin break out. Thanks Arbonne for opening up my eyes to Powder Foundation.
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any makeup from Arbonne? Fan of powder foundations?

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  1. I love this product, although I don't use it alone but with a BB cream because I find that the two together give the best coverage for me. I have been so impressed with Arbonne. x

  2. I've been hearing quite a few good things about this powder foundation and it does sound really nice! I haven't tried a proper powder foundation before, but I can imaging it would be quite messy!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. This looks like a really handy product - might stash one in my desk!

    Josie XOXO
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  4. I love the mesh! Keeps a ton of the dust at bay.


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