The Good Spa Guide’s round-up on mineral make-up

Mar 25 2014

Stylish Spy

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I've heard a lot about mineral make-up but, as a bit of a foundation fiend, I was doubtful of the real ability of a powder to give me the coverage I want. Well, it is nice to be proven wrong every now and again!

Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Powder Foundation

Prestige skin loving minerals gentle finish mineral powder foundation (£12.30) allows you to build up coverage gently and subtly. You can add a little extra around problem areas, whilst leaving other parts of your face with just a minimal sweep. I first tried this foundation when I had just moved house. I couldn't believe that I still looked fresh-faced at the end of the day!

Prestige also do a subtle natural-shade blusher (£13.49). Sassy Spy looked dewy and glowing when she wore this to the office, and found it was just perfect for a "natural" look.

Shy Spy swears by mineral powders - and in her own words she told me about her favourites:

"Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil is a finishing powder that pretty much matches any skin tone, literally like an invisible, mattifying veil! It's not cheap, but it feels wonderfully light and I definitely get fewer breakouts after using this powder.

Lily Lolo Waikiki bronzer

If the sun's out and you're worried about looking a bit pale and pasty, Lily Lolo's Waikiki Bronzer adds a perfect glow. It's a little bit shimmery, like a facial highlighter, but in a subtle way. And it never makes you look a fake orange colour! Amazing!"

Is there a brand or product that you are crazy about? We'd love to hear from you, so drop us a line at  [email protected], and the best product love letter will win you a copy of our fabulous coffee-table book - The Best Spas in Britain!


Stylish Spy

25th March 2014

Spy Likes:

Minimalist lines; organic products; facial massage; tranquillity; interesting people-watching.

Spy Dislikes:

Discarded towels on loungers; steam rooms that aren't steamy; mobile phones.

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