Hi yesterday, I was out most of the day, and decided to test drive the Rachel K Mineral Cosmetics, which you can see more pictures of HERE. I had worn the BB cream and pressed powder earlier that same day (in the morning) and was quite impressed with the flawless finish the products gave me.
I took pictures throughout the day, so you can see how the base lasted (though I have to admit the lighting conditions etc were not always ideal) but I shall try to describe as best as I can.
All products used will be listed at the end of the entry.
I had on my skincare and sunscreen prior to application of the Color Control Balm, using my fingers. I probably squeezed out 1.5cm of the product, and spread it all over my face as I would a face cream. You might want to apply and blend quickly, as the balm is quickly absorbed into the skin. I think this is best applied using your fingers, as the warmth will help the product spread and blend into your skin easily.
Finish and Setting:
The finish is quite smooth and made my skin look much fairer (a little stark even for my relatively fair skintone). I don't feel like I need a foundation over it, for one thing, I didn't want anything heavy, and I don't think I need any foundation/ more coverage after the CC cream.
It did not cover my spots completely, which makes me think that if you have great even skin already, you don't even need a concealer after.
I used a fluffy brush to dust on the BB pressed powder to set, because I felt like the sponge cannot spread the powder evenly over my face. I would use the sponge for area touch ups. The brush distributed the powder thinly and evenly all over my face. The slightly darker shade of the powder also help took away the starkness of the CC cream.
When this is done, my face is all set. I am super impressed by the fact that even though I did not use my usual primers, the base is smooth, my pores are 90% covered, meaning if you stand quite near in front of me, you might not notice the pores on my face. Even I myself am very amazed. And I think the pictures can show the results of the finish. Especially the first two pictures.
Oil Control: I have to blot my T-zone after every 3 hours [I have oily T-zone]. Which I don't really mind. And because I like the powder so much, after I blot, I will just lightly pat my T-zone with the pressed powder to freshen up.
Lasting Power: I think the CC cream lasts decent thoughout the day (6 -8 hours, not hardcore 10-14 hours type), considering the fact that it is not a foundation, and I am used to wearing foundation. This is something which I definitely will see myself wearing anytime. This morning, I wore it again, when I had to leave the house quite quickly, because, I didn't have to add extra layers of primer, etc for foundation.
The Mineral Lip Plumpers: The minty sensation is awesome! I feel my lips being super smooth, and it lasts quite a couple of hours. Too bad they aren't for sale.
Overall, I think the Rachel K Mineral Cosmetics is worth checking out, and moreover, if you spend $70 and above, you get the mineral lip plumper, which is beautiful!
All products used:
Face: Rachel K CC Cream, BB Pressed Powder (medium)
Cheeks: MAC Happy Together
Eyes: NARS Primer, Bobbi Brown After Hours, NARS Blondie, NARS Abyssinia
Liner and Lashes: Heavy Rotation Liquid, MAC Blackline, Ardel 120, Clinique Lower Lash Mascara
Lips: Rachel K Mineral Lip Plumper in Lolita
That's all, and hope you find this entry helpful!
Thanks for looking.