Hi friends! I hope I am finding all of you well. Thank you so sooooooo much for all of your sweet DM’s while I’ve been on a little break from writing. For any of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, we have had some trouble with our new baby shiba, but a few procedures and a surgery later, she is doing so so much better.
For those of you who have had young puppies, I’m sure you can agree with me when I say it’s a good intro to having an infant. And having a sick little infant doubles the neediness. I’ve been doing my best to get some posts written up, but for a couple weeks she was in a lot of pain and really needed all of my attention while she healed.
So thank you for your understanding, patience, and kind words while this space has been on hold. I’ve missed all of you and am glad to be back to normal.
I have finally got a foundation review for you guys on some of the formulas I’ve tried from 100% Pure. I thought i had made it live before my little hiatus, but I accidentally left it in private mode. Oops. Anyhow, I know ordering foundation online is so hard so I hope this little review of their products I have tried so far will be helpful!
If you’re new to the blog, I’ve been on a mission to switch my beauty products over to a completely natural beauty routine. 100% Pure has become my go to brand due to their high quality performance products and the fact that they color and pigment all of their makeup with fruit. I can read every ingredient on the bottles of these products which is kind of unheard of.
Foundation is such a personal thing because of all the different factors. Skin type, finish, coloring, coverage, and the list goes on from there. Just to preface my review of each of these, here is a little bit about my skin and what I look for in a foundation.
I have very dry skin so I’m always looking for a more hydrating formula, but I don’t like foundation that feels thick on my skin. Generally, I go for a matte look over a more luminous vibe with my makeup because I like to keep things looking really natural and not like I have a ton of makeup on. My preference is always that a foundation is buildable because for the most part I want to wear a sheer layer, but if I have a special occasion, I want to be able to add more to create a more “made-up” look, if that makes sense. So for me, I was looking for a foundation that is hydrating, matte, and buildable.
I actually started out by chatting with a customer service rep on the 100% Pure site. I explained my skin type, sent a picture of myself to them, and then they made some recommendations for me. I just want to add that they have a full return policy as long as the return is made within 30 days. So basically, you can use a product for a few weeks to see how you like it and then return it for a full refund if it isn’t right for you.
So far, these are the 3 types I’ve tried below along with their fabulous mattifying primer. If you are into a more luminous look, they have a luminous primer on their site as well.
Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizer – I purchased this product in the shade alpine rose for those of you trying to decide on the color you want. The feel of this products is so, so nice as it has a cooling sensation going on. This is definitely a more sheer coverage product, so if you aren’t looking for sheer, this isn’t for you. I love it for summer because it has SPF 15 in it! I knew this was a dewy finish formula going into my purchase, but I went for it because it was highly recommended for someone with dry skin. While I loved the hydration, it was just a little too dewy for me. I also wasn’t quite as long-lasting as I would want, however, I know there are people who swear by this foundation and then finish it off with the bamboo blur powder to matte it out a bit and keep things in place.
If you like: sheer coverage, dewy finish, high moisture, SPF, this product is for you. PS: they use a natural sun protectant formula if you’re concerned about that!
BB Cream – I purchased this BB cream in the 10 Luminous Shade. Again, I knew this one would be more luminous, but went for it in hopes of moisturizing my dry skin. This goes on thick and gives really good coverage. It’s definitely buildable. It honestly wasn’t quite the right shade for my skin tone which is one of the reasons I wasn’t in love, but it also has a shimmery finish along with the dewy vibe. I know the whole luminous thing is super in right now, so if you’re a fan of that, I think you will really like this foundation. I LOVE that it has SPF however.
If you like: full coverage, a dewy/shimmery finish, SPF, and staying power, this is a good product for you.
Bamboo Blur Tinted Moisturizer – This moisturizer is extremely buildable and definitely full coverage. It has a matte finish (which I love) and really looks like my skin. At first I didn’t like this foundation because it dries really fast and didn’t provide the moisture my skin needs. I figured out that if I apply my moisturizer, then primer, and then this foundation that it goes on really beautifully. I like to do it in two sections since the formula dries more quickly and is harder to blend in if you let it sit. The ONLY thing I don’t love about this foundation is the lack of SPF. This foundation has pretty good staying power, but if you’re wanting something that will really set well, I would recommend purchasing the bamboo blur powder to set your makeup look. The photo below was taken with this foundation on 🙂
If you like: medium to full coverage, a matte finish, no SPF, and pretty good staying power, this is a good foundation for you.
A quick note that the bamboo blur is ideal for dry skin types as there is no oil in it. If you like a matte finish and have dry skin, follow the moisture routine above so that you can use this with the same result.
If you have dry skin and like a dewy finish, I would go with the fruit pigmented tinted moisturizer or the BB cream.