“BellaPierre compact 5-in-1 mineral foundation is ideal for travel and applying make-up “on the go”.” – Bellapierre
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)
PRICE DETAILS: 10g/.35 floz. $64.99 (Standard black plastic compact with sponge)
SHADE REVIEWED: Nutmeg (medium/tan golden olive)
QUICK REVIEW: Once you get past the crazy price…its a good foundation. But it can’t justify the price.
the REVIEW (1/3/2011): First off, please note the HUGE difference between the online photo vs. an actual product photo. I purchased my compact on Ebay for $29.51 (described as medium warm skintone with golden undertone) , and basically kept my fingers crossed. Its pretty close to that description, it however has a distinct olive tone to it, which can easily get muddy on darker skin tones. That’s something to consider when choosing your color if you decide to try this product.
Bellapierre has a fairly standard beginning that you can read about here. I personally laugh off any “Hollywood Makeup Artist” claims, because that could literally mean anyone. Its up there with “Dermatologist Tested” and “Doctor Formulated”. But I’m getting off track.
This foundation is about $15 more than the Jane Iredale PurePressed Foundation – which has an SPF20, more coverage, better shade selection and a more natural finish. The Bellapierre Compact Mineral Foundation’s compact is very basic and almost cheap looking. Even with the added Jojoba Oil, it had a dry finish and turned color during the day.
For a product that commands $64.99 for the standard amount of product, I’m really not impressed. At that luxury price, I expect a beautiful compact and exceptional product. So, ironically, while my curiosity was peaked by the price – it was the ultimate turn-off.
BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS COMPACT MINERAL FOUNDATION DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “BellaPierre Pressed mineral foundation, 5 in-1 is a natural mineral makeup which can be used as a Concealer, foundation, setting powder and SPF 15 protection all in one. Our mineral makeup foundation is made with pure mineral pigments ground to the smoothest texture and bound with soothing Jojoba Oil. Our full-coverage mineral foundation is actually good for your skin.”
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION (From http://www.bellapierre.com): Using a Concealer brush lightly swirl into compact and then apply directly under the eye area and onto any imperfections, tap gently to ensure full coverage, and then using a large powder Brush gently swirl into the compact and apply onto entire face until desired coverage is achieved. Use provided puff for minor touch ups.
BELLAPIERRE COMPACT MINERAL FOUNDATION INGREDIENTS: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Lonicera Caprifolium(Honeysuckle) Flower Extract May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, ChromiumOxide Green.
Bellapierre Pressed Mineral Foundation is available at Bellapierre.com.