I'm going to be honest...I've never really liked powder foundations. I usually find them irritating, they look too powdery and can get cakey or orange-toned (if the foundation shade itself is a match, this usually occurs when the powder oxidises during wear...not a good look!) waaayyy too easily. 
However, I've always loved La Mav Skincare (catch up on my reviews), so I thought I'd give their Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation SPF15 in the shade Light - Medium a whirl. 

Consistency, Coverage and Finish

Let's start with what La Mav say about the foundation - 

La Mav Anti-Ageing Mineral foundation is a concealer, foundation, sunscreen and powder all-in-one that provides a flawless finish, giving your skin a natural and radiant look without clogging pores or causing irritation. La Mav Anti-Ageing Minerals™ offer a chemical-free alternative to traditional foundations and are suitable for all skin type and conditions.

The Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation also contains Vitamin C and Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, which are both anti-ageing as well as moisturising. As La Mav Organic is one of the cleanest lines available (irritation often comes from an ingredient called Bismuth Oxychloride - you won't find any of that in La Mav products!), my concerns regarding irritation or itching were pretty low.

This powder is very smooth and is quite moisturising to the touch - not at all drying or chalky. I've used this on both bare skin (always prepped with an oil), mixed with La Mav's Vit C Nightly Repair Nectar and over the La Mav BB Cream and other cream/liquid foundations.

Worn alone, the Mineral Foundation has good medium coverage, and light reflective properties that give a luminous finish to the skin. It is perfect dusted lightly over the skin for a natural look that evens the skin tone and provides medium coverage, and has a satin-matte finish. You can easily build up the layers for more full coverage, and it doesn't become cakey, heavy or powdery.

Over the BB Cream Both the BB Cream & Mineral Foundation are medium coverage - worn together, and I can easily get full coverage, with very little need (if any) for a concealer. The Mineral Foundation is so lovely and light, it works well in place of a setting powder to keep my make-up fresh and natural (and in place!) all day long. I'm looking forward to this pairing in Summer when it is quite humid and hot, and very little stays in place!
When dry, I use a flat-topped kabuki brush to apply.

Mixed with an oil (to create a custom cream or liquid foundation) A few drops of the Vit C Nightly Repair Nectar mixed with the Mineral Foundation makes for a gorgeous medium - full coverage foundation, with a dewy, luminous finish. The finish is flawless and still very natural, and I dust a little dry powder over the top to set. I use the MOTD Cosmetics brush to mix + apply as a liquid.

Keep in mind that mineral powder foundation will go up a shade or so when made into a liquid. The shade Light - Medium suits me perfectly dry, but as a liquid, will be a better match in the summer months. I could probably even get away with the shade Light, depending on how much lighter it is than Light-Medium.

A handy tip to remember if you ever purchase a powder that's a shade too light, or want to use up a shade purchased for winter even after you've developed a summer tan!

Wear, Ingredients & Certification

Worn any of the three ways above, the Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation lasts all day long, without fading, becoming patchy or separating. I also love that this has an SPF15 rating - giving that added touch of sun protection, without relying on chemical sunscreens. 

La Mav is 100% Certified Cruelty Free, and contains Australia Certified Organic ingredients, where available (not all ingredients, such as minerals, are able to be certified). You can find a full list of ingredients here.

Overall + Discount

The La Mav Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation SPF15 is a wonderful option for a mineral powder - and with none of the usual irritation, powdery-finish or heaviness I find with mineral powders! I love wearing this over the La Mav BB Cream, and look forward to trying it out come summer!

You can shop the entire La Mav Organic range and receive $5 off with code loveyourskin.
For international beauties, you can also purchase La Mav Organic from Nourished Life, which ships worldwide.
Kelsey xx
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