Size: 9.0 grams
Features: Can be used as a powder, cream, or liquid foundation
Purchase: Studio Gear
If you’re been a reader of Southeast by Midwest for a while then you may have seen my review of the Studio Gear CC Cream. In that review I really enjoyed the product, however, I felt that due to the unique coloring of the product it had a patchy application. When I was presented with an opportunity to review another Studio Gear product I jumped at the chance, especially when I saw that it was for a wet/dry mineral foundation. Here are my thoughts on the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation.
One of the first things that I noticed about the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation was the packaging. You get a jar of product that has a twistable insert inside. What I like about this is that you can turn it one way so that you can shake out some of the mineral foundation and then you can twist the insert back the other way to cover up the holes so your foundation isn’t getting wasted! I like this because I find that I loose A LOT of foundation when it comes to my loose my setting powders.
Now that we can shake some of the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation out let’s talk about it, shall we? According to Studio Gear their Dual Identity Mineral Foundation can be used as a powder, cream, or liquid foundation. That’s a lovely claim but is it actually plausible? Obviously to use it as a powder foundation you would just apply the powder straight to the face with a brush. You can also use the foundation as a non-translucent setting powder when used this way. To use the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation as a cream product you would mix with Studio Gear’s Protective Day Lotion and then apply, I didn’t receive this so I could not try the product in this way. Now here’s the pickle, according to the product website you would use the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation as a liquid foundation by applying it as a mineral foundation and then taking a wet brush or sponge and apply moisture to the face and then blending with a brush. However, the PR sheet that I received mentioned nothing about this, instead it mentions mixing the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation with the Revitalizing Day Serum, pictured above, and then applying to create a super moisturizing serum foundation (i.e. a liquid type foundation). It also mentions that you could mix the powder with your favorite SPF (or I would think moisturizer) and apply.
As a powder the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation applies beautifully. It blends well and melts into the skin completely, leaving a pretty decent coverage. I did try the liquid way of applying the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation and personally I did like the extra work and feel that the product had. As for mixing with another product, I personally would not normally do this with a powder as the extra time it would take to make sure that everything was blended well just wouldn’t be worth it in the long run. Honestly for that type of product I would actually just go and pick up CoverFX drops to try in my moisturizer and SPF products. Plus, the Revitalizing Day Serum was just too heavy on my skin. I have other moisturizers that provide better hydration without feeling like they’re suffocating my skin.
All that being said, the Studio Gear Dual Identity Mineral Foundation is a GREAT powder foundation. If you’re looking for a powder foundation to try out then you should try this one. However, I wouldn’t personally recommend it for the other uses it claims to have.
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