July 25, 2011

Review: Kanebo Kate Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15


Kanebo Kate Mineral Powder foundation in OC-B

Product Info from KATE:
Advanced mineral powder foundation that is gentle on the skin with reliable visible pore coverage. With the new double-effect mineral powder (skin protection & visible pore coverage), this advanced mineral foundation creates soft and smooth skin.

* With SPF 15 PA++
* Multiple moisturising ingredients (olive oil, jojoba oil & almond oil)

* Paraben (preservative) free
* Ultraviolet- absorber free
* Fragrance-free


Note: This foundation contains mineral powder coated with water-retentive seaweed-derived material.


RETAIL PRICE: Php 900.00 at Kanebo counters.

WEIGHT: 11 grams

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
* OC-B
* OC-C
* OC-D



PROS:
* i love the minimalist white compact.
* powder is finely milled
* its mineral makeup and good for our skin
* OC-B matches my NC20 skintone
* looks like 2nd skin & does not cake even with frequent touch-ups
* feels lightweight
* unscented
* no allergies
* sponge included is soft.
* good oil control. I only retouch once during the day.
Note: I have normal skin with slightly oily t-zone.


CONS:
* KATE is not yet available here in Cebu city.
* coverage is sheer so it does not cover pimple marks etc. At first I was expecting a medium-full coverage coz this is labelled as a "Powder Foundation".


TIPS:
* use the protective plastic sheet as barrier to prevent the sponge from contaminating the powder foundation.
* always wash the sponge to avoid breakouts. I'm using Joy anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid for my powder puffs, sponges and brushes.
* you can also use a kabuki brush to apply this powder to set foundation/bb cream.


I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
Mineral makeup lovers or anyone who wants a sheer coverage powder. I think this suits ladies with dry, normal or combination skintypes.


OVERALL:
I love the oil control and how natural it looks but I need a medium coverage powder to cover my pimple marks. (see pic below)




More pics (click to enlarge)

Sorry its already empty, I got too excited I forgot to take pics before opening =P

Please don't mind my super dry hands haha

Left: My bare cheek
Right: with Kate Powder Foundation


See how sheer the coverage is?!
It evens out my skintone but my pimple marks are still visible.
I broke out really bad this past few weeks *sad*



Till next time,

Disclaimer: Products were sent for PR purposes.
This is not a paid review and is solely based on my honest opinions.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the compact too :D sucks about the coverage :(
great review ^^

Pammy said...

My HG powder foundation at the moment is from Kanebo though it's Coffret D'Or. But I have my eyes set on this foundation from Kate since it's cheaper and still, it's from Kanebo. Nice review, Kim. Made me want to try this even more. :)

sugar sugar said...

my skin has also been breaking out. :/ maybe this will work better when your skin starts to clear out again dear!

Rae said...

Wow. Php 900 is not bad. I like sheer coverage too. I'm considering this.

Askmewhats said...

Agree on the Sheer Coverage, isa lang nga ang zit ko that time di pa din na cover! BUT! in fairness to this product, I super LOVE the natural and super "healthy skin" look it exudes (if you have clear skin) Super love this as a setting powder on top of my liquid foundie!

Issa said...

awww, i like a powder foundation with medium coverage too. maybe, i'll try this also as a setting powder... :) thanks for the review :)

Hollie said...

This will probably work great for people with clear skin. but I need coverage. Awesome review sis!

Sophie said...

love the packaging! i'm a new follower, just wanna say i love the title! (to your blog) so pretty! x

ur_prettyprinces said...

another one to try... nice review sis khim! :)

PEACHY PINK SISTERS said...

Great review! Although coverage is quite important for me so I guess I won't be using this one any time soon. :P

Btw, tagged you in my latest post. Hope you could check it out! :)

Marika-xoxo said...

Lovely post as always ;)

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Janet said...

onmygawd! this foundation look great!!! think im gonna try this out soon..thanks so much for this review..=)

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