Trying out Jennifer Flavin-Stallone's Seriesse S.I. Minerale Foundation

Beauty Cred on 23 May 2008 at 9:34am

I'm giving Seriesse Minerale Foundation a try today--or I should say a whirl. I'm a bit "over" the whole mineral makeup thing. And it's not because I think mineral makeup is a fly-by-night phenom--no. But now that it's gone from its originators (think Bare Escentuals, Jane Iredale, Colorescience) to mass (think L'Oreal, Physician's Formula) you could say the bloom is off the rose for me.

Such is my backdrop for trying Seriesse Minerale Foundation. I also find that mineral makeup can be tricky. Example: apply too soon after moisturizer and you'll wind up with a face that looks like muddy tire skids all over a freshly paved road--the product just doesn't go on smoothly or consistently. Also, anything powder-like (I don't care how natural, mineral, fine-particled it is) has a tendency to "set" into fine lines. So here we go with my first impression of Seriesse Minerale Foundation!

After waiting for my moisturizer to absorb, I do the mineral-makeup shake-shake-shake to release the powdery foundation into the lid. Seriesse Minerale Foundation does this without a major mess. And here's what I really like: the cap is BOWL-SHAPED! This may seem like an insignificant & minor detail, but it is not. With the bowl shape, the goat-hair brush can swirl around the lid with minimal spillage and the brush gets a more well-rounded application of the foundation--all the better for applying on your face.

Seriesse Minerale Foundation goes on relatively smoothly. And I've had other mineral powder foundations that leave a bit much of a glimmer on my face--this does not. It's not a completely matte finish--just a nice muted sheen. The shade, Medium, that I'm using works well for me, too (I have fair skin).

Was it worth it? I like Seriesse Minerale Foundation. Half the battle with mineral makeup is the lead up to and application of the product--and Seriesse improves on this process by its rounded cap packaging. The foundation swirls on nicely, and leaves a nice finish.