Which is the best natural foundation? I get this question a lot when folks find out I use only natural makeup. Hands down I say it's the Savvy Minerals powder foundation by Young Living. Let me tell you why…
Why Savvy Minerals is the Best Natural Foundation:
Whether you use it as the base of a glamorous hollywood look, or on its own for a more natural approach, the Savvy Minerals foundation has you covered. This long-lasting foundation is made with high-quality, natural, mineral-based ingredients.
Its buildable formula can be used from sheer to full coverage, and blends flawlessly for a natural-looking foundation that even diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes.
It is also an all-day foundation, so you don’t need to worry about it as you transition between your home, work, and social life.
Plus, it is specially crafted it without fillers, synthetics, or parabens, making it a great foundation for sensitive skin. The arrowroot powder “flattens” blemishes so they’re less noticeable, too!
Savvy Minerals Foundation uses Natural Ingredients:
A foundation you can trust needs to have natural ingredients. Savvy Minerals uses
- Kaolin Clay
- Lauroyl Lysine (and this is really cool!)
- And Mica.
And here are the toxic ingredients found in most makeups that you will not find in Young Living makeup products:
How is Powder Foundation Different from Liquid?
Powder makeup can take a little experimenting, especially if you're like me and only ever used liquid foundation before. Don't be afraid to play around with it and experiment.
Basic Powder Foundation Instructions:
- Spray 2–3 pumps of the misting spray onto a makeup brush and gently wipe off any excess
moisture on the back of your hand.
- Tap the foundation minerals into the foundation cap.
- Pick up the mineral makeup using the brush.
- Apply the mineral makeup to your face on the desired areas in a gentle circular motion, and
reapply layers as needed to get the coverage you want.
Prefer Liquid Foundation?
The makeup pros at Young Living recommend that if you want to take the powder foundation and make it liquid, that you add 1-2 pumps of ART Light Moisturizer, or a little scoop of SheerLume Brightening Cream, ART Intensive Moisturizer, or Wolfberry Eye Cream, and mix the foundation powder to make a liquid/cream foundation. Or, try using the Renewal Serum, or ART Light Moisturizer, and apply layers of your foundation after misting your brush 3 times with the misting spray.
This is the same misting spray I use with the eyeliner or multi-tasker powder to outline my eyes and brows.
Savvy Minerals foundations are numbered too. The number 1 foundations are lightest, number 2 foundations are medium, and number 3 and 4 foundations are darkest.
If you are undecided if you are Warm or Cool, here are some helpful hints:
- Check Your Veins — Push your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.
- The Jewelry Trick — Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry. Typically, ladies with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
- The Neutral Test — Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The first means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
- Eye and Hair Color — Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
- The Sun’s Effects — When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the first category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.
Don’t be afraid to mix foundation colors! I love that it's so mixable! If a 2 is too light but a 3 is too dark, mix the 3 with a 1 to lighten it up. Having multiple foundation colors works well so you can adjust your color for summer (when you’re tanner) and winter (when you’re more fair).
Don’t match the foundation color on the arm or neck. Match it on the jawline/neck. If it blends, you’ve got it! You don’t want to see it!
If you have hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone, go one shade darker. It’s OK to do multiple layers to get the coverage you need!
Ready to Try the Best Natural Foundation There is?
When I realized how truly toxic my makeup was, I couldn't wait to switch to Savvy Minerals. I started out with replacing a couple of things at a time, which you can definitely do! But if you're not yet a Young Living account holder, you can open your account with a special Savvy Minerals Starter Kit and get a head start on the makeup replacement! It comes with
- 1 foundation
- 1 blush
- 2 eyeshadows
- 1 lipgloss (another personal favorite!)
- 1 misting spray
- 1 foundation brush (made in Italy!)
- And 1 5ml Lavender essential oil
Click here to open your account and get wholesale prices on this fabulous makeup. Or click here if you need more info or help to order. This is seriously one of the best decisions you can make for your face and for your health!