Here we are with the Inika baked mineral foundation review and swatched. In my opinion the best vegan organic foundation.
A couple of weeks ago I finally decided to re-order my favourite pressed foundation. From LoveLula I’ve ordered the baked mineral foundation in Patience Y5. I’ve got another shade (I was using Inspiration before) because at LoveLula my perfect shade in Inspiration wasn’t available. Instead, I’ve tried the darker shade available on the website.
This foundation is what I’m looking for and I’m excited about this review. Is a very nice product because once applied it doesn’t get cakey. My skin doesn’t feel dry at all, quite the opposite. I get the “my skin but better” feel.
The Inika baked mineral foundation swatched
As you can see in the swatch, it looks lighter compared to my hand. It looks quite light on the pan, but once applied on the skin it looks quite good. I feel that it blends with the skin pretty well so that I could get away with a lighter shade. Truth is, this foundation is not hugely pigmented. Hence if you are looking for a hight coverage product this foundation is not for you. If you are looking for a light to medium coverage or your go-to is a natural look then you are going to love it.
In the image above the foundation swatched. BUT I had to go with my fingers a few times to show you a bit of colour because trust me is not high coverage at all.
Here the foundation on my face – close up:
Here you can see how the baked mineral foundation is just blending with my skin. I’m also wearing a bit of the Inika pressed mineral bronzer (loooooveeee I will post an article about it). So for my fellow brown skin, medium skin tone friends, Patience is the lightest shade that could work.
In the Inika website is described as:” Baked on a terracotta tile in beautiful Tuscany, Italy, this Mineral Foundation blends the silky-smooth, flawless coverage of mineral makeup with the convenience of a compact powder. The lightweight, breathable formula starts with a sheer, veil-like coverage and gradually builds, allowing for the perfect natural base”.
I quite agree with the description.
Again if you are looking for a foundation with hight coverage this is not for you.
For this review, I’ve checked the ingredients on Incicoder and I always learn amazing things. This makes me feel more educated about what I buy and what I use. Incicoder also tells you the COMEDOGENICITY rating which is super important for me. I’m trying to use non-comedogenic products when I can to avoid milia and breakouts. I’ve also used an Italian website https://www.biodizionario.it/ that also gives you the toxicity levels. I love that this foundation has the cleanest ingredients you could use on your skin.
Ingredients: Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecanol, Hectorite, Squalane, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Aqua, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
There are some emollients, humectants, preservatives, cosmetic colourant (Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxides), all vegan.
The only meh ingredient is the POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE:
The comedogenic rate is a bit high, but I never had a problem with this product. I have to be honest, If it was a moisturiser, with the same comedogenicity rate I wouldn’t have bought. But as the last step in my routine after the sunscreen, I feel I’m safe to use it.
My vote: overall 9/10
- Easy to apply
- Love the formula
- Kudos to Inika for the colour range. I hope LoveLula follow and decide to stock also the darker shades. I have a medium skin tone, this means that a darker skin tone will not be able to order the foundation from LoveLula. Luckily now Inika dispatches to the UK as well. I seriously think LoveLula should address the issue because doesn’t look to inclusive this choice of not stocking darker shade.
I feel this is already quite long and post so I will break down in multiple posts my LoveLula shopping. So, for now, this is all about the Inika foundation and I hope you’ll find this review useful and the swatches clear enough.
If you need to check more swatches checkout my swatches page