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Lancôme Paris Perfecting and Setting Mineral Powder

My friends at Lancôme Canada sent me two of the latest additions to their makeup line, Skin-Transforming Mineral Powder Foundation and Perfecting and Setting Mineral Powder.

Ageless Minérale, the brand’s first brightening mineral foundation that brushes away the signs of aging. Ageless Minérale includes White Sapphire Complex, the newest innovation from the Lancôme Laboratories. The complex is comprised of a special combination of ingredients including Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Alumina, Aloe and Vitamin E. Working in conjunction, these ingredients help blur wrinkles, cover imperfections and visibly erase pores and lines. The SPF 21 keeps skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

The ultra-fine loose Mineral Powder Foundation can be used alone or with the Setting And Perfecting Mineral Powder, which gently absorbs excess oil and further minimizes imperfections for a shine-free, soft-focus finish. Talc-free and never cakey, the powders wear beautifully for hours without irritating the skin. The modern packaging features a sliding cap ensuring an easy and clean application. Used with the ultra luxurious Powder Foundation Brush, the powder effortlessly fuses with the skin with a velvety soft touch. Made of 100 percent synthetic bristles designed to work in conjunction with the product, this revolutionary brush is one of the highest quality synthetic mineral brushes on the market.

I didn’t get a chance to try the Skin-Transforming Mineral Powder Foundation because the sample wasn’t for my complexion. I would have liked to try out just because of the SPF protection, but like most make up products that I acquire it’s never for my complexion.

I was able to use the Perfecting and Setting Mineral Powder, it was translucent. It wasn’t something that I would put on in the morning, but I would use in a similar fashion to blotting paper. It was perfect when I didn’t have time to prep between work and an event. Perfecting and Setting Mineral Powder would take the shine away and give my face a more matte look. The powder didn’t irritate my skin either, which is always concerns me. Some products makes my skin breakout and I’m very cautious with skincare products. Currently I’m using Care by Stella McCartney, but I also like Dermalogica. As for the brush, I couldn’t tell you if it’s revolutionary or not. It gets the product on my face and distributes it’s evenly and that’s enough for me.

Skin-Transforming Mineral Powder Foundation in 9 shades at $46/10g, Perfecting and Setting Mineral Powder, $41/10g and Mineral Powder Foundation Brush $30 are all available at Lancome.ca and a Lancôme beauty counter near you.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.