MINERAL and NATURAL are not synonymous terms in makeup jargon. Contrary to common notion, mineral makeup may still contain toxic and poisonous heavy metals. Natural makeup, on the other hand, means it is free of harmful chemicals and preservatives. But, mineral makeup still has its following because it affords sensitive-skinned women with powder that doesn’t clog pores. With the trend shifting to organic products these days, the direction seems to be headed to natural makeup.
Human Heart Nature, a Filipino social and eco enterprise, seems to have hit the right mix! From their Mineral Makeup line comes the 100% Natural Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation. It seems to be the ultimate answer to women’s need for mineral makeup that’s made of natural ingredients. At the back of its box, it says: “100% No harmful chemicals: no chemical preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, artificial dyes or other toxic substances.” You can verify in the ingredients section that the main ingredients are indeed derived from rice, coconut and vegetables. You also know it’s natural because, like anything that’s in your fridge, it has specific storage requirements and expiration date. So, it will definitely spoil.
Judging from its packaging, the salmon-colored box and the heart-adorned tree design speak only of freshness and love for the environment. The compact itself is made of recyclable (PET) and biodegradable materials, a Human Heart Nature’s eco-biz principle. What is more to love about this is when you open the top; you are in for a sweet surprise that says: “Hey Gorgeous!” Inside the compact, you have a good-sized mirror, a slot for the mineral foundation and a ventilated slot for the sponge.
With a perfectly moisturized face, I patted on a layer of this mineral foundation. I noticed that it has a light to medium coverage, giving just the right amount of coverage to the skin. If one has blemishes or dark spots, then another layer would be necessary to conceal those areas. Just make sure to apply gradually, concentrating on areas such as the cheeks, t-zone and u-zone. With proper application, it will look like second skin and you will feel like you’re not wearing anything at all. It has a matte finish so it keeps shine at bay. When doing touch-ups, you don’t need to dab on the product again since the sponge already has some leftover there. Simply pat on oily areas to remove the shine.
HHN 100% Natural Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation comes in four shades. It is retailed at PhP 495 at HHN shops or direct sellers. This product is definitely recommended to those looking for a lightweight foundation that’s a hundred percent natural. Two thumbs up for this!