Reviewed by Louise Totton
Being mad keen on make up, I was really excited to be asked to try out JML’s Mineral Magic Skin Perfecting Foundation.
The set arrived in the post, and was in a great looking presentation package containing a large powder foundation and a large, soft brush. My first impressions were just how well presented and impressive looking the product was; based on first impressions, it would make a great gift.
The foundation is a really generous size. The product is in a (large) compact, with a good sized and good quality mirror in the lid. The make-up appears speckled with yellow, pink, green and purple spots. These theoretically allow a single application of the product to conceal dark circles, brighten the complexion, reduce redness and camouflage dull spots, as well as providing a light all over coverage.
I usually wear a branded liquid foundation as I like a pretty high coverage product. I have light olive skin, so can be prone to yellowness as well as dark circles and occasional hormonal breakouts. I wasn’t sure that a powder would be able to conceal all of these issues, especially one at a relatively low price point, so I wasn’t hugely confident.
When I began using the brush, I noticed how soft the make-up was, you don’t need to apply much pressure to load the brush. The brush itself felt lovely and soft on my skin. I wasn’t asked which shade I needed, so I assume it’s a ‘one shade suits all’ product. I was really impressed with how well it dealt with my skin colour and imperfections. It went on really smoothly and seemed to adapt to my skin colour and dark patches as if by magic. I didn’t need to use a separate concealer; the very light powder did the trick.
It also felt really light on my skin, as though I wouldn’t have an issue with blocked pores or it feeling ‘grubby’ by the end of the day. It felt really light on my face and looked natural – as though I wasn’t wearing makeup, absolutely spot on for a fresh, daytime look. The staying power of the product was really good too. I applied it at 9am and it still looked great at the end of my working day. If I’d wanted to go for post-work drinks, it would have benefitted from a re-application, but it’s so quick to put on, that would be no issue.
I was really pleased with this product I will be using it regularly as day-time make up.
I love it!
Available to buy from Asda, Boots or JML Direct here.