Sephora Mineral Foundation & Concealer

So on a recent shopping spree at Sephora, I stopped by their Sephora Brand counter and checked out their venture into Mineral Makeup with their foundations and concealers. At first glance, I was very impressed at the wearable colors that they had so I decided to jump in and give it a try.

Sephora Mineral Compact Foundation


What it is:

A mineral-based pressed powder foundation.

What it does:
This silky foundation provides buildable coverage and protects skin with an SPF 10, while the long-wearing formula creates a luminous finish. Tested in order to minimize the risk of allergy, our mineral foundation is talc-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, and noncomedogenic. Use the dual-sided sponge to achieve your desired look: the fuzzy white side for light coverage, or the black spongy side for full coverage.

What else you need to know:
The “R” and the “D” in the shade name reflects Sephora’s French background. The “R” stands for Rose (pink) and is for those with cool undertones. The “D” stands for Dore (gold) and is for those with warm or yellow undertones. This dual-layer compact also contains a mirror, for touch-ups on the go.

In Color #D30, this warm beige is actually a great skin color match. Covers fairly well for a mineral makeup and I loved the compact. Easy to pack and take with you for touch ups as well. Their instructions showed to apply with a sponge for maximu coverage, or a powder brush (or kabuki brush) for a light application or touch up. I found I got the best results using brushes, while the sponge application made my skin look too dry. The only thing I was sadly missing was the ‘glow’ factor that I’m used to with other mineral makeups. None here at all, whether slight or a super shiny glean. A few days of using and I realized that I truly do miss that. But if you’re looking for an average mineral makeup on a budget that does give a very matte finish, you may want to check this out. This might be what you’re looking for.

Next came:

Sephora Buildable Concealer


What it is:
A custom-coverage concealer for any skin type.

What it does:
Sephora Brand Buildable Cover Concealer is ideal for hiding everything from discoloration, blemishes, and under-eye circles, to tattoos! This cream-to-powder formula delivers adjustable, buildable coverage, without looking cakey or heavy. Get effortless coverage with this one-step essential—no setting powder required.

What else you need to know:
This multitasking must-have packs a dose of antioxidant vitamins A and E, so you can protect your complexion as you perfect it. Nylon 12 provides smooth-blending movement and flexibility. Hydrating agents, including cocoa oil, create a velvety finish.

When they say buildable, they mean it. This concealer shocked me in how well it covered without a thick, heavy look at all. Skin looked soft and real. Plus adding more to it didn’t change that plus. I found myself applying this literally every day and it soon became a staple in my makeup application. So much so that I became sad and depressed when literally just weeks into it, I was out. There’s so little in this container, that I was empty in week 3. Huh? So little, gone so soon. Would I buy it again? Probably not, even though I loved, but to have it run out so quick… I’ll have to keep looking.