The Epic Quest for: a natural foundation-eps 4

This post is coming very quickly after episode 3 but Popsugar Must Have sent out one of their products this month plus a 20% off coupon (that expires March 15th 2016).  Plus the company itself is doing a promo called #makeupmondays in which they are offering tutorials and all sorts of gifts with purchase.


FYI: I am not a beauty blogger! Just a gal who set out to find a natural foundation and found a lot of people who got sent free stuff to try and then blogged about how great it was (and hey nothing wrong with free stuff). But I wanted a review from real people who bought stuff and then gave you their opinion. So I just thought I would take you along with me as I tried with my own money to find a natural foundation I liked. 

Ok so if this is your first time reading this post. Here is the journey so far:

This is 4th post in what will be a series of 5 (rest assured there is an end in sight).

Here are links to:

The start of the search

Part One: Pure Anada

Part Two: Juice Beauty

Part Three: RMS Un-Coverup

Now onto: Beauty Counter Skin Tint Foundation

BCI learned about Beauty Counter from my February Beauty Heros box. Read review here They are an amazing company. Not only do they have an ingredient inventory so you personally can look-up every ingredient in their products, they also have set new standards for beauty products. Read their story here.

One of my favorite things that they point out in their ingredient selection info is that “only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data”. Since I am a nurse by day, I had to take statistics as one of my classes to basically understand how data is obtained. So when I read articles on beauty products or even read up on, I immediately look at the sources. This leads me to reviewing clinical trials and scientific articles. I am a science nerd so I lose hours looking into chemicals……

Did you fall asleep or are you still with me? If you are still reading, then maybe you are a science nerd too!!

Ok, so I purchased this with the 20% off coupon from PSMH and on the Monday that I purchased it they had a promo going where you got a free foundation brush with purchase! They charged me $6 for shipping and my total came to $40. They have an amazing return policy so I felt comfortable trying this out to see if it would work for me.


Here is the product. I ordered the shade honey.

Here was the free brush:

Here is ma face….. I have Melasma due to tropical sun and Native American Heritage. So I seek not to cover it completely but to dull and lessen it. The areas with the arrows are where I strive to dull and lessen. I live in a tropical climate so to try to cover it up completely would just be foolish. Plus I was raised in Hawaii and we just don’t wear a lot of makeup here.


Alright, my first thoughts on this product is that the coverage is lightweight. The consistency is thin so it makes the application easy. They recommend for light coverage to use the retractable brush (shown above) or for medium coverage to use their flat brush. I attempted to do a more medium style coverage with a brush of my own.

Here is a swatch (the color isn’t quite right):

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Here are the results in full light:

Here is the result in a dimmer light:


Survey Says: 

I wanted so badly to love this product because I really love this company and the products that I got in my Beauty Heros box but this product wasn’t for me because the coverage was to light. Plus the color was a little off (which is not unusual for me). I would highly recommend this product though if you are looking for a lightweight finish! Also they have an amazing return policy because they are an amazing compnay so I felt fine sending the product back after one application because their goal is for you to be 100% happy.

  7 comments for “The Epic Quest for: a natural foundation-eps 4

  1. Jen
    March 1, 2016 at 9:51 am

    For those who do like very light coverage I recommend Glossier Skin Tint. It’s very minimal and looks like a slightly better version of my own skin.

    like the product reviewed here, it has very little coverage. When I use it I still put some powder on my nose to eliminate shine.

    • March 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing!! going to check them out fo shizzle!

  2. Jen
    March 1, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Also, I love Zac Organics. They are pricey but send out discount codes pretty frequently. I love their loose powder formula, though the packaging is annoying. It’s just the right amount of coverage to improve my skin appearance but not look cakey.

    good luck finding a foundation that you like!

    • March 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      I havn’t heard of Zac Organics!! I feel some Google stalking coming on!

  3. March 1, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Ageless Derma is amazing natural makeup that fights wrinkles and aging too. It covers EVERYTHING and makes my whole face one even tone without looking fake or cakey, it is somehow weightless and not noticable but with unbeatable coverage at the same time. magic i swear haha

  4. March 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    The brush loks lovely. Sorry the product ddn’t deliver for you but yea for excellent custo er service!

    Spoilers for March Beauty Heros are floating!

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