ECO Minerals - Byron Bay - Olive ECO Minerals - Concealer - Medium ECO Minerals - Mineral Illuminate - White Light ECO Minerals - Blush - Dreamtime Blush ECO Minerals - Mineral Bronzer - Summer
ECO minerals is a luxury brand of 100% pure, safe, natural and beautiful cosmetics made in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. Created by Luci Scarman out of her and her friends need for beautiful natural products that are safe for the user and safe for our Planet.
The range is Anti-aging, Cruelty Free, Vegan, 100% Pure & Natural, ECO friendly, Natural with SPF 24 sun protection.
We were so excited to try the ECO minerals range of makeup. Here at Swank & Roche, we love finding alternatives to cosmetics which look great, but are filled with nasties, which can have negative long term effects with ongoing use.
Foundation - ECO Minerals - Byron Bay - Olive
More recently, I have shifted toward cream based foundations as I felt that they made the
skin look more natural and avoided dullness. However, having said that, I did only use foundation like a spot coverage treatment, because I like my natural skin to show through.
The foundation from ECO Minerals, is lightweight and non-drying. The coverage is build able so you can opt for light or more full coverage with the amount of product you apply.
I applied this product using the Kabuki Brush, which is great to control the amount of foundation and ensure even coverage. I would also apply my face moisturiser prior to applying the foundation as I found that this made it last longer and keep brightness in the skin.
As we all know, finding a good foundation match is one of the most difficult tasks and lets be honest, no matter how many reviews/swatches you see, its often a gamble - especially when buying online.
The brilliant thing about ECO minerals, is that you can use the product selector on their website to find your colour match, plus they also offer a 100% match guarantee!
ECO Minerals - Concealer - Medium
The concealer comes in a neat little tube and it is surprisingly smooth on the skin.
This was probably the first thing I noticed when I applied it to my skin, its light in texture and non-cakey so it feels great on the skin.
I found it great for concealing small imperfections in the skin, but if you have dark circles, you may need to use a color corrector underneath first as you may not achieve full coverage and it can look a little grey without it.
ECO Minerals - Mineral Illuminate - White Light
I was pleasantly surprised with this illuminiser! I must admit, I thought it would be too white and powdery (because that’s how it looks in the jar), but it is anything but that.
A little does go a long way but I think with illuminisers that is a general rule of thumb - less is more. The ECO Mineral Illuminate comes in the one shade, but is suitable for all skin types.
I applied it with the concealer and angle ECO brush on the top of my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose, on the bow of the lip and a little in the center of the forehead (pretty much where light would hit the face). Again, I cannot stress the importance of a light and gradual application so that you achieve a natural looking glow. The darker your skin, the more obvious poor application will look.
ECO Minerals - Blush - Dreamtime Blush
A lovely, light pink blush, with a subtle tint and lightweight feel. It is described as a
‘rose and true terracotta blend’, making it suitable for most skin tones.
This blush looks very natural and is great if you are looking for a blush with a pink tone. It also has a light shimmer to it, which reflects the lights and brightens the cheeks.
The blush comes in a few different shades with the Dreamtime colour being its most popular in the pink range.
ECO Minerals - Mineral Bronzer - Summer
The bronzer comes in three shades, with ‘Summer’ being described as a ‘classic true
bronze with subtle luminance’. I’d say the ‘Summer’ shade of bronzer is best for medium and darker skin tones, it may be too pigmented for fair skin.
Again, gradual application is advised with bronzer, too much and you will end up looking like you have dirt on your face... and nobody wants that. The aim of the bronzer is to add a sun kissed glow, so keep this in mind when applying.
Personally, I liked this bronzer, its great with tan skin and has a good blend of pigment with luminising particles to achieve a healthy glow to the skin. Just apply a little to the cheekbones and t-zone and you are good to go!
For more information on the ECO minerals range and to find your perfect shades, head to their website!