12 December 2014


Today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the La Mav Mineral Foundation* and the La Mav Kabuki Brush*;

What They Say:

La Mav Mineral foundation is a concealer, foundation, sunscreen and powder all-in-one that provides a flawless finish, giving your skin a natural and radiant look without clogging pores or causing irritation. La Mav Anti-Ageing Minerals™ offer a chemical-free alternative to traditional foundations and are suitable for all skin type and conditions. All products in our Anti Ageing Minerals line are infused with Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil providing proven anti-ageing benefit while also nourishing and protecting your skin from free radicals! Available in 4 shades.

RRP: $35 (8g) – Available from La Mav

Our famous La Mav 100% Vegan and Certified Cruelty Free Kabuki Brush is ethical, and also the best performing cruelty free makeup brush available due to the high bristle density and softness. Our Kabuki brush is also specifically designed for use with La Mav Mineral Foundations, Mattifying Powder and Bronzer delivering complete coverage, flawlessly. Go ahead, try it – you will simply love it!

RRP: $29 – Available from La Mav

What I Say:

I have previously been avoiding powder foundations, but recently realised that I’ve been missing out.  I do find that it takes a little longer to apply than a liquid foundation – or maybe it is just because I have years of experience doing that!

Anyway, the La Mav Mineral foundation claims to be a concealer, foundation, sunscreen and powder all-in-one, and it truly gives a nice medium coverage, covering pigmentation, blemishes and also minimizing the appearance of scarring. And while you can easily build up coverage where you need it with an extra layer, I do however feel that I still need to use a concealer on darker marks as well as to hide bags under my eyes. And on the days I feel I need even more coverage, a thin layer on top of a BB cream works perfectly too.

But even when you build up the coverage, it still gives you a very natural look, and never looks caked on, powdery or dry. It gives the skin a lovely sheen, as it contains just a touch of shimmer. It has a very good staying power, easily lasting all day, even on my combination skin, without settling into fine lines.


However, once I’ve applied it using the La Mav Kabuki brush, I find that it sets nicer with the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray. 

I love the fact that the foundation is free from chemicals, and also doesn’t contain any fillers such as talc that can clog up my pores. I also love that it has inbuilt SPF15 and that it is also infused with Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil so it provides anti-ageing benefits and nourishes my skin while I wear it.

I tried the foundation in the medium shade, which works fairly well on my skin, although a slightly lighter shade would have been more ideal now that it is winter and my skin is very pale. However, it will be the perfect shade in just a few months’ time as we head towards spring and summer.

The powder foundation comes in a small round container, and it has a little internal lid which you can spin to reveal the holes that releases the powder, which all means that the amount of powder that is released is controlled so you avoid wastage. The container does at first sight look a little small, but as it is quite concentrated and you seriously use less than you think you would, it goes a long way.

A powder foundation is always best applied using a Kabuki brush that you swirl around the skin to blend the foundation into the ski. The La Mav Kabuki brush is 100% Vegan and Certified Cruelty Free and is made from100% synthetic materials and wood from sustainable forestry.


It has a very high bristle density and is incredibly soft, making it so easy to apply the foundation, as it evenly distributes and blends the powder into the skin. My only negative about the brush is that I would have loved it to come sleeve to protect the bristles if I take it with me in my makeup bag or when travelling. But overall, the brush is of such a high quality that it is a welcome addition to my brush collection!

These are the first makeup products that I’ve tried from La Mav from their range, and I am so impressed that I’m very keen on trying out a few more!

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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

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1 comment

  1. I haven't tried La Mav yet, but they've been on my wishlist for a while.

    I recently tried W3ll People's mineral foundation powder and it's been the best that I've ever tried. it's so natural and looks so radiant without being oily or shiny. The kabuki brush was also so soft.


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