I recently told you about a product range called Piaffe, which is a term used within the equestrian world. I loved the Pure Indulgence Moisturizer and couldn’t wait to try out a few products from the makeup line. Mineral makeup is fairly ubiquitous and Piaffe has it’s own range of mineral products – liquid tint, pressed powder and loose powder.
I’m a religious user of one of the top brands of loose mineral makeup and I knew that Piaffe would have to knock my socks off to get me to switch allegiance. I decided to spend a couple of days wearing my everyday mineral makeup on one side of my face and the Piaffe’s Mineral Loose Powder Foundation on the other.
Piaffe’s coverage is a little more sheer than other brands on the market, which is great if you have very few skin imperfections. For those times when you do need more coverage, the brand suggests you swipe the loose powder over cream foundation. (I didn’t try that trick out, so I can’t speak to its effectiveness.) The formula felt very lightweight and didn’t become chalky as the day wore on. And with an SPF of 8, it’s a good layer of protection for your skin.
One downside of Piaffe’s loose mineral powder is that it’s only available in 4 shades, all of which seem to have pink undertones instead of yellow undertones. Yellow-based shades are commonly acknowledged as more universally wearable by a wider range of skin tones. Pink-based shades can look a little ashy or unnatural. However,if you can make a color match for your skin tone, I would definitely reccomend trying Piaffe’s mineral makeup. Next up – Piaffe Super Gloss!