Bellapierre Cosmetics Compact Mineral Foundation Review

BELLAPIERRE COMPACT MINERAL FOUNDATIONBELLAPIERRE COSMETICS COMPACT MINERAL FOUNDATION

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.

BELLAPIERRE COMPACT MINERAL FOUNDATION : NUTMEGthe 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.

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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.

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Where to buy Bellapierre

Bellapierre Pressed Mineral Foundation is available at Bellapierre.com.

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About Cosmetic Monster

I’m a seasoned cosmetics professional who acquired my experience as a makeup artist and product specialist by training with artistry brands like Bobbi Brown, Nars, Shu Uemura and Laura Mercier. I am currently a working graphic designer who’s specialty is children’s designs – so don’t let the whimsical twist fool you! My mission is to bring the cosmetic’s counter to you – without any pressure to buy. My Beauty Theory: Enhance natural beauty – with a happy face! And when it comes to eyes, smoke ‘um if you got ‘um!

Posted on January 14, 2011, in All Skin Types, Bellapierre Cosmetics, FACE (Makeup), MAKEUP REVIEWS, Mineral Foundation, Powder Foundation, Product Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I purchased the mineral powder. Big mistake. The lighting made the foundation look great, however, when I went outside – DIFFERENT STORY – way too dark, even if I tanned, it would be dark. I was told on-line is where I could order/exchange – there were no refunds, as I did state that I was not from Las Vegas, just a quick trip. I went on line and called Bella Pierre and was told unfortunately, the could not really help me as each kiosk was it’s own. I was out of luck, not to mention the price was jacked up! They Customer Service Rep seemed sincere and very apologetic, however, did think he could do much for me since I did not purchase the foundation on line. So for all of you out there – BE CAREFUL of those individuals who take advantage and hike prices way up and the lighting! I am very disappointed with this product. Let’s see if this gets posted!

  2. Thank you for your comment! I’ll post all comments (as long as they don’t have swear words or spam-like content). Your opinions matter!

    Bella Pierre should have accommodated you regardless of where you bought your product – especially since the sales person told you to go online. It’s their product and they should stand behind it 100%. I’m glad the rep didn’t add salt to your wound by being rude, but the bottom line is now you’re stuck with a $65 powder that doesn’t work for you. I’m sorry you had that experience.

    You possibly can salvage the product by using it as a bronzer or contour color. You might want to try the Jane Iredale PurePressed Base – if you shop at dermstore.com or beauty.com they have a 100% color guarantee so if its not the right shade you can exchange it.

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