Sunday, August 14, 2016

Studio Gear Cosmetics Dual Identity Mineral Wet and Dry Powder Foundation Review

I do not do well with humidity and summer is my least favorite season for that reason. I also don't like to wear a ton of heavy makeup, but I do like to wear at least a little something, even on the hottest of days. I usually switch to a powder foundation for the warmer months, and the Studio Gear Cosmetics Dual Identity Mineral Wet and Dry Powder Foundation is my new favorite!

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! via Brandbacker in exchange for an honest review.

This powder foundation can be used four different ways: as a mineral powder that can be buffed onto skin directly over primer, mixed with the Revitalizing Day Serum as a wet foundation, as a finishing powder to set your liquid makeup, or mixed with the Protective Day Lotion for creamy, custom colors.

The Dual Identity foundation retails for $28 and is available in the following shades: Bisque, Cream, Linen, Natural, Sand, Wheat, Praline, and Raw Sugar. I received the Natural shade, Revitalizing Day Serum, and #3 Domed Foundation brush to review.

Before I get to the foundation and serum I have to talk about how much I love this brush! I've tried other powder foundation brushes before that seemed too "loose," for lack of a better word, and due to this all of the powder would just fly off into the air when I would go to apply it. The bristles on this brush are super soft and nice and dense so they pick up a lot of the powder without releasing too much into the air, resulting in a lot less waste.

The Revitalizing Day Serum is also quite nice. It has a silky texture and felt a bit heavy when I first applied it, but it absorbed into my skin quickly and didn't leave my feeling greasy or anything. I used this as a base for the Dual Identity foundation.

Here's what I look like before and after using the powder. As you can see from the before photo, I have some patches of redness on my cheeks, nose, and forehead. The Natural shade was a perfect match for my yellow undertones and medium skin and pretty much erases the redness. I only needed one coat for pretty full coverage, and I loved this because, like I said previously, I don't want to have a ton of makeup on my face in the summer. I was so impressed by the coverage that this powder gives, it's far above any other powder foundation I've tried! It also has pretty good staying power; it lasted through a full eight hour day at work for me.

I didn't try mixing the powder with the serum, but that's definitely a technique I would try once the weather starts to cool off.
  • You can purchase the Dual Identity foundation at Studio Gear's website!
Bottom Line: Buy this foundation! It's wonderful and I'm in love with it. I'm so happy with the coverage it gives, how well it matches my skin, and how light it feels once it's applied.

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