All though I really liked the mineral make-up, I did not like it enough to hunt down their website and re-purchase. I am fickle about make-up. I am even a little lazy when it comes to make-up. I can take it or leave it, despite wearing it most days, I am not a fan. When I wear it - it is foundation, blush, mascara and lip balm. When I want to be girly, I add eyeshadow, eye liner and lipstick.
There was a time in my life when I wore it every. single. day. I had to though. I waited tables and bartended. All though it was not "required" it just is. Of course, I would wear it on dates and later when I worked in an office but I do not feel the need to have to wear it and especially now... I work in an office that is not open to the public, so wearing the very bare minimum is okay.
Ferro Cosmetics. It is a mom made business with a conscience - probably because of the mom behind it who created this line of cosmetics in her garage after she started researching the ingredients in the cosmetics she used as a professional stylist/make-up artist and wanting to incorporate the things that where on the wish list of those she encountered over the 14+ years in her field. Talk about taking the wheel!
For this review, I picked the Light Medium Beige Radiance Foundation and the MINI Suzie's Glow Mineral Blush X3. I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised with what I got in the mail...
Wrapped, ever so carefully, in the purple and zebra print paper was my order. Talk about a WOW! factor. I was thrilled! I have been using it for the last few weeks and I have to say - I am a fan. Even my skin looks better with out the foundation since I started using this product! I can not imagine using anything else now.
I will admit, though, I should be using a bronzer with this because I am fairly tan but luckily the difference is subtle enough that I don't look unnatural and I plan on placing an order soon. I am also very curious about mineral lipstick and think that the mineral veil will help with the t-zone "glow." My list is growing!
What I found different with Ferro's foundation and the box store foundations that I have bought, is the weight of the powder or... the lack of weight. I don't feel like I am wearing anything. In fact, I realized that my shade was a little pinker then I expected was because I put to much on... I was not entirely sure I was getting enough coverage but I was; I just over did it. Also, the powder does not settle into my *cough* fine lines but quite the opposite... it covers them. The real selling point would have to be the compliments that I have been getting. Of course, I am going to buy more! I did not get this many compliments before with my run of the mill foundation.
The company's website is not just about taking orders - they also offer hints and tips in the Beauty Parlour as well as answer questions on Facebook and on twitter. The Beauty Bar was how I figured out which blush was best.
I really feel that not only is this a quality product (I mean they publish all of their ingredients, for heavens sake) but I am supporting a company that genuinely cares about the people who buy their products. Now, that is a beautiful thing.