For those of you who haven't heard of Bellápierre before, they are a brand that produce 100% natural mineral makeup. They also sell skincare and makeup brushes.
I'd always fancied trying a mineral foundation so this was a great opportunity to use one. I received the Compact 5-in-1 Mineral Foundation* in the lightest shade; Ultra.
I really like the smooth texture of this product and the way it feels so light on the skin. I don't wear foundation on a regular basis as I don't like a heavy feeling on the skin but this is something that could be worn every day without feeling uncomfortable. This product does a great job at evening out the skintone however on someone like me with scars from old spots, it doesn't quite cover everything. I think if you have pretty clear skin or some redness it will make your skin look flawless but I think I could do with extra concealing. Even though my dark circles round my eyes are still obvious on this photo, I had to use a little L'Oreal Lumi Magique to make them a bit less scary!
|Hand swatch of the Compact Mineral Foundation in Ultra|
I like the glossy black packaging and it's nice and sturdy so it's going to stay secure if you carry it in your handbag. It also has a secret powder puff under the foundation layer and a fab mirror in the lid for easy touch ups on the go. This shade is a great choice for pale girls who often find that the lightest foundation in a range is still too dark. This one really is light! There is a helpful colour chart on the website to help you find the correct shade for your skin tone. This actually has quite a creamy consistency which is surprising for a powder product but if you have dry skin be sure to moisturise properly before using this as it can highlight flaky skin if you have it. The shelf life of this product is great at 24 months once opened and you don't need to use a lot per application so I reckon this will last quite a while. On the whole I think this is a great addition to my foundation collection and I definitely recommend giving this a go if you want a nice natural finish that feels light on the skin.
Bellápierre do a Compact Mineral Bronzer* in the same style packaging as the foundation including the hidden powder puff underneath the product. This comes in four different shades meeting the needs of all skin tones. I have Peony which is the lightest shade. This is a beautiful shimmering bronze shade that gives a healthy glow to the face. This is really pigmented so go easy with this to achieve a natural look! The smooth texture of this makes it easy to blend into your cheeks. I can see this being used a lot on summer nights out.
|Hand swatch of the Compact Mineral Bronzer|
To apply both the foundation and the bronzer I used the Bellápierre Powder Brush (No 23) which is a fab multifunctional brush with nice soft bristles. I didn't notice any hairs shedding from this brush so I'll definitely be using this with some of my other powder products too.
|L-R: Shimmer Powders in Tin Man, Deja Vous and Bronze|
I received three eyeshadows called Shimmer Powders* too. There is a massive range of shades available and I have three very wearable, gorgeous shades; Deja Vous (peach), Bronze and Tin Man (silver). These are really pigmented and will be so good for a night out. They blend well together or look equally good on their own. You only need to use a tiny amount of product to achieve a great look so these will last ages! Bellápierre's Eyeshadow Brush (No 35) does a lovely job at packing the colour on to your lids.
|Top to Bottom: Shimmer Powders in Tin Man, Deja Vous and Bronze|
|Scary pic of me with no makeup to show the difference. This is the only photo taken without the flash on (sorry about the change in colours!)|
I created the look below using all of the Bellápierre products along with a few extras which I've also photographed.
- Benefit The Porefessional Primer
- L'Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen
- Benefit They're Real Mascara
- Jason Lips Bee Healthier Lip Balm
- Dainty Doll Lipstick in Stripped
Bellápierre cosmetics are available to buy from their website, QVC and selected House of Fraser and Wholefoods stores
Hope you enjoyed my look. Let me know if you've tried Bellápierre. I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
*PR sample (All opinions on my blog are 100% honest whether products are paid for by myself or provided by a PR company)