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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Innisfree Herb Mineral Pact: A cakey mess

The Herb Mineral Pact ended up on my Innisfree shopping list as I am currently into face powders and blushes so this looked like a neat item to try out.

Honestly I should have skipped it. While this comes in the prettiest box (but a very simple white plastic compact) the product itself leaves a lot to be desired.

This is a finely milled baked powder with good coverage (I think it could also be used as a light powder foundation) and a soft lovely scent. Since it's baked it's a domed powder that supposedly consists of smaller powder particles than regular pressed powder thus making the skin look more even.

Applying this evenly is very easy with a big brush or even the included buff. While all this sounds good and the initial look after application is really even and pretty the problem is that it turns cakey after short time making it look dull, blotchy and uneven. I tried it with several BB creams, primers and foundations underneath but the result is always the same, especially around the nose.

I am not someone who generally needs to touch-up face makeup as it stays pretty much put all day long on my normal-dry skin-type. But the Herb Mineral Pact fails completely unfortunately.

This is pretty cheap, retail price is just around US$10. I paid US$17 or so online so it's still a fine deal.

I picked color #1 which is a very light color that would be perfectly suitable for me.

If I find a way to wear this without the cakey look I'll update but for now this is a no-go for me.


Wombat said...

If all else failed, have you tried applying with a slightly damp sponge? sometimes powder foundations are better this way- though if it was meant to be a pressed powder then maybe not =(

Anonymous said...

Where are you buying your Innisfree products? I am looking for Olive Real Cream.

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