Every time I browse through Krave's Facebook page, I can't help but notice how customers express their satisfaction with Krave's products. Seeing positive feedback from a lot of people made me curious about how mineral makeup would benefit me. And so I got Krave's HD Triplex Advanced Mineral Foundation with Licorice Root and Japanese Green Tea. Phew! That was long!
The product is dispensed through a foam applicator. Good points: There's no need for a brush or separate applicator hence, application time may be shortened. The mirror at the top of the cap is a plus! Bad points: Using foam in applying foundation is unhygienic especially when doing retouches at the middle of the day as it can pick up and accumulate the dirt from your face. Also, some of the product may be put to waste because the foam absorbs it when used for application. I use my Beauty Cosmetics flat top kabuki brush in applying this foundation.
Coverage: I could attest to the product's claim of providing up to 90% coverage of acne blemishes and skin imperfections. Now that I am suffering from a mild breakout, I need a makeup base that could cover up my blemishes. The product I transferred in the cap (see picture below) is enough to provide a heavy coverage. Yes, that little amount is enough for my entire face.
Look how a tiny amount covered a big area of my hand.
Now, brace yourselves ladies as I'll be showing you a closeup photo of my not so flawless cheek. I told you, I am suffering from an acne breakout of which reason I am still uncertain. My pimples were not completely covered but they're hardly noticeable from afar. Even my mole is slightly concealed. For a powder foundation, the coverage is really amazing.
Ready for foundation day?
Shades: There are five different shades to choose from - Macchiato, Cafe Melange, French Latte, Hazelnut and Banoffee. I got Hazelnut, the second to the darkest shade, which is still a bit light on my morena skin tone.
|Photo taken from Krave's FB page|
Formulation: The product claims to have whitening, anti-aging and pore refining capabilities. It is really more than just makeup. I think a week's usage is not enough to notice any dramatic skin improvements. The whitening agents in Licorice extract is combined with Japanese Green Tea which is a powerful skin oxidant.
Lasting power: Under a hot weather, the foundation can last up to 8 hours with minimal fading. It stayed longer than my San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation. Applying Krave's Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator is a great help in prolonging the lasting power.
Thoughts: Coverage and lasting power are two things I like most about the product. I have not experienced the skin care benefits of the product because I stopped after a week's usage. Aside from the shade being lighter than my skin tone, I think I am allergic with mineral makeup. Not just with the product but mineral makeup in general. Anyway, I gave it to my mom. It is a perfect match to her skin tone. She didn't experience any allergic reactions from the product as well.