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Monday, 18 May 2015

Aallexxy's Foundation Files; Premae Mattifying Mouse Foundation

Welcome to my new blog series, Foundation Files (see original review here). This is where I test different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and posting my findings. So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference: in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.

Premae Mattifying Mouse Foundation
Brand: Premae

Name: Premae Mattifying Mouse (MM) Foundation*

Coverage: Medium
Shade: 09 Maple

Swatch:

Premae Mattifying Mouse Foundation in 09 Maple Swatch
What the brand says: 'The mousse conditions and cares for the skin, nourishes the pores and soothes blemish prone skin with Rose and Lavender essential oils. Due to the allergy-friendly formula, this foundation is gentle enough to fall asleep in, and also includes hydrating Mango and Jojoba to protect and shield the skin against free radicals.
This foundation has the same technical and scientific attributes as the rest of the multi-award winning Premae Skincare range; it is free-from gluten, nuts and tree nuts, parabens, petrochemicals and SLS. Suitable for all skin types, this healthy foundation shade 09: Maple caters for dark olive to light golden skin complexions.
8 core benefits of using Premae Mattifying Mousse Foundation
– World first Mango Butter based foundation
– 2 in 1 Mattifying Mousse Creme to powder formula
– Anti-ageing, Antioxidant and Phyto Nutrient (Vegan fruit and herb ingredients)
– 15 shades from fair, olive, to very dark
– Buildable coverage: light to full
– Soft enough to sleep in!
– Lightweight, airless, breathable and pure
– The 1st healthy foundation formulae – Mango Butter, Jojoba and Rose based'

Wear Time (with/without primer): This has decent wear time, but I do require 1-2 touch ups throughout the day.
Price (ml): £29 for 15ml

Pros: 15 shades available
Allergy free
Great for sensitive skin
Gluten, Nut, Paraben, Petrochemical and SLS free
Cons: Price; as you are getting half the size of a usual foundation.
Contains Essential oils
Suitable skin types: I wouldn't let the word Mattifying put too many dry skinned beauties off, as this foundation is hydrating and gives a luminous glow, if you're super oily you will need to prep skin accordingly. 

Ingredients: Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Mango Butter, Xanthan Gum, Rosewood, Lavender and Rose Essential Oils, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue. May contain: Zinc Oxide, Micronized Zinc Oxide, Silica and Kaolin Clay.
Oxidation: I was shocked to be colour matched to 09 Maple, it adapts well to the skin tone.

Any Other Information: I feel come summer I will need a darker shade.
Conclusion: I'm really enjoying using this foundation, and it's great to know that long-term it's doing my skin good, and on the odd occasion I do fall asleep in my makeup, I won't wake up the next day and feel guilty.

Rating: Like**

**Ratings: Hate, Dislike, Like, Lust, Love.
*Pr Sample