I've been wanting to try out the whole mineral foundation thing for a while now, having been a liquid foundation kinda gal for as long as I can remember. Recently I've been trying out a fairly new brand 'In the Buff' who are experts on all things mineral makeup.
The idea is that mineral makeup enhances the natural skin, rather than simply masking it with a layer of product. By using 100% natural ingredients, In The Buff mineral foundation is available in a wide range of colours, I went for 'buttercream' which is the lightest shade available - perfect for fair skin. I found the shade to be a great match and it blends evenly without creating harsh lines or noticeable foundation. As well as being a soft and natural powder, chemical free and hypoallergenic it also contains spf15 which is a great bonus!
In terms of coverage - mineral foundations are definitely designed to be on the lighter side of things, but this particular foundation provided plenty of coverage for a day to day look. Of course, you could quite easily build this up to get even more coverage, which is the great thing about powder - you can add more without it looking 'too much'. The mineral foundation by In the Buff can also be used as a concealer and patted onto areas of redness or under the eye circles etc to really even out the skin.
If you're looking for natural, even skintone then mineral makeup would be worth looking into. I've really enjoyed this lighter, fresher feel to a foundation and for days when I really want to cover everything up (we all get those days, right?) I use my normal foundation and then apply this as a setting powder and it literally makes the skin look flawless.
The mineral foundation retails for £22.50* which is considerably more than I would usually spend on a foundation, however considering just how little you need per application and the fact that this
doubles triples as a foundation, concealer or flawless finishing powder I'd say it was worth it!