Susan Posnick Mineral Makeup -- a review!
I am a great fan of products that multi-task and are travel-friendly. One that's tailor-made for Summer, is the Susan Posnick ColorFlow $64.00. It's pricey, but it does a lot of good things for your skin and your beauty routine. For starters, it's a loose powder mineral foundation with a good SPF 26 (micronized zinc and titanium dioxide). It's housed in an all-in-one brush/container (refillable!) and comes in 13 shades plus a bronzer and a shimmer powder. The coverage is natural and matte, but you can adjust the size of the bristles on the brush by simply pushing the clear, plasti sleeve/cover up or down to pick up and diffuse more or less color. You can also unscrew the bottom of the container and dip in a concealer brush to cover blemishes. The gentle, minerals powder has Vitamins A and E help skin to heal, and it's hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and antibacterial. It's also water and sweat-resistant, so it'll stay on your face even if the mercury is rising and it is humid.
The hardest decision you will have is what color to choose. There are barely-there pales, medium tones, and 4 very deep shades. I also like the Susan Posnick ColorME $32.00 that adds a bit of natural color back to your cheeks. It's also made of loose, natural mineral powder, but the company isn't claiming the same SPF (so use the ColorFlow first, or add a sunblock). There are six colors named for actresses, and what we love (beside the natural blush tones) is the all in one container with attached sponge puff (and even a mirror on top) that makes it easy, neat and clean to artfully apply loose mineral makeup at home or on-the-go. The color colors range from peachy pink to mulberry and deep rose. We tried the lightest, "Lilly," a soft rose that looks like your own faint blush (inspired by Natalie Portman). Visit www.susanposnick.com for more information.
*this review is included in the Advice Sisters July/August (Summer 2008) "What Works" Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review column, read the entire column now: