Today we're talking about ways to use Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation, our pure mineral makeup that you can brush on as a powder or mix with your moisturizer to create a natural liquid foundation. Because it's so versatile, it really suits every skin type and can give you anything from a tinted glow to a flawless, photo-ready finish.
What we've found through testing this foundation is that there are different ways to use it, depending on your skin type and how you like your makeup to look (ie, a dewy vs. matte finish, or full vs. light coverage). We asked a few of our team members about their skin and their method for using Minerals by Annmarie to achieve perfect color and coverage.
Before we share their makeup advice and photos, we'll tell you about our foundation colors:
Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation Colors
You can use a single color of powder, or mix more than one together to achieve your perfect shade.
Pearl – for those with fair complexions with pink undertones.
Sand – for those with light complexions with yellow undertones.
Honey – for those with light to medium complexions with warm undertones.
Olive – for those with medium complexions with warm undertones.
How to Use Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation According to Your Complexion
These photos aren't super close up, but they're also not edited at all. We're not models, just normal people wearing our day to day makeup. 🙂
Complexion: Fair, dry
Foundation level desired: medium coverage, focusing on concealing under eyes and blemishes
Method: I start by applying 2 pumps of the Anti-Aging Facial Oil to my skin. Next, I mix 2 pumps of the Herbal Facial Oil for Normal and Combination Skin with Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation, a pea-sized amount of Pearl color with a dash of Sand to make it a little more warm-toned.
I spread it across my face with my fingers, focusing on the areas I want to conceal, mainly under the eyes and any blemishes. I blend everything in with brush.
Her advice: For a more matte finish, finish by applying dry powder with a brush.
Complexion: Light olive, combination (dry and prone to break outs)
Foundation level desired: medium coverage, for evening out skin tone and brightening up under eye area
Method: First, I apply sun protection. Next, I apply 1 pump of Herbal Facial Oil for Normal and Combination Skin mixed with 1 pump of the Anti-Aging Serum. To minimize dark circles under my eyes, I mix a tiny bit of Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation in Pearl with Anti-Aging Eye Cream and rub it into that area. Next, I sprinkle some Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation in Honey into my clean hand, with a dash of Pearl, and use a brush to apply this powder to my entire face.
Her advice: Finish off by rubbing a pump of the Citrus Stem Cell Serum along the cheek bones for a dewy finish.
Complexion: Olive skin tone, oily
Foundation level desired: Light
Method 1 – With Sun Love: I sprinkle a bit of Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation in Olive (in the winter months I'll add a spec of Sand) into my hand, then add 2 pumps of Anti-Aging Serum and a small pea sized amount of Sun Love, mix, then apply.
Method 2 – Without Sun Love: When I'm not wearing Sun Love, such as when I'm putting on makeup before going out at night, I mix Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation with 2 pumps of the Anti-Aging Serum, apply, then gently pat a small pump of the Herbal Facial Oil for Normal and Combination Skin over everything to finish it.
Method 3 – Thicker Foundation: When I want a thicker foundation, I mix my Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation with a small dab of cream (from an outside company).
Her advice: With Sun Love, you don't want to rub it in too much. Zinc oxide works by sitting on top of your skin, and it can ball up if you rub it in too much. Simply ‘swipe' it onto your skin, taking care to apply it evenly.
Complexion: I have fair skin with normal to extra sebum production.
Foundation level desired: Light, for evening out skin tone
Method: After cleansing, I apply Anti-Aging Serum and then either the Herbal Facial for Normal and Combination Skin or the Herbal Facial Oil for Oily Skin. Next, I put a little bit of the Minerals by Annmarie Multi-Purpose Foundation in Honey in the palm of my hand. To apply, I dab a large, soft makeup brush into the minerals, tap off the excess and spread it evenly over my face, starting with my chin line and working upward.
Her advice: Experiment with colors. Though my complexion is light, the Honey color looks best on me and brings out the warm tones of my complexion.