Finding the right foundation can be a bit tricky. It doesn’t help that there are so many types of foundations out there and each one is suited more towards a specific skin type. I’ve returned, sold, and gave away many different foundations because they just weren’t right. For being a member of Brand Backer I recently had the opportunity to test out the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Wet and Dry Foundation.
I’ve been a fan of Studio Gear for a long time and have a soft spot for the brand because the very first high end beauty product I got was a gorgeous eye shadow from them that was a birthday gift from my mom. I was intrigued when I saw the opportunity to do the review by the wet and dry foundation part. This is a loose powder foundation and I’ve only ever used them dry. I didn’t realize there was another way to use them.
It’s been a good two years since I’ve used loose powder foundation so I was excited, but a little nervous for how my skin might react. The foundation comes in the same type of container as the Bare Minerals foundation and has the part that you turn to open and close so the loose powder doesn’t spill out. This is something that all loose foundation should have. Believe me, they can get really messy.
There isn’t a smell to the foundation, which is really nice. I’m super sensitive and highly allergic to fragrances and this didn’t trigger my allergies or migraines. We were also sent their #3 brush, which is the perfect dense brush to apply mineral foundation. The brush is super soft and didn’t shed or irritate my skin. It packed on the color nicely without going over board, and apply everything evenly. The color is a teeny tiny bit too dark, but it’s not noticeable. It’s about medium coverage, and I only needed a little bit of concealer to finish covering up a few imperfections.
When used with a primer the foundation lasts all day on me. Of course if I get lazy and don’t use one, I’d say I get a good five hours of wear out of the foundation. Consideration I have oily skin during the summer, this is pretty amazing.
Also included for us was the Studio Gear Revitalizing Day Serum, I haven’t had much time with it so I haven’t formed a full opinion on it. You can expect a full review on it in the near future. Skincare takes a little longer for reviews since I like to use it a good three to four weeks before I do my review.
I’m loving the Dual Identity Mineral Foundation, my skin looks great, it lasts just about an entire work day. It’s everything that I’m looking for in an every day foundation. It’s priced at $28, which is so affordable, especially for a more higher end foundation. You can find the Mineral Wet / Dry Loose Powder Foundation anywhere Studio Gear Cosmetics is sold. I highly recommend giving it a try if you’re on the hunt for a new foundation.