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Emani Vegan Cosmetics Foundation and Powder Tried and Tested

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A natural, chemical-free foundation that actually conceals imperfections is quite a tall order. I have tried many over the years, and my old favourite is Inika powder foundation and powder, which you can read about here. I’ve tried the Emani Vegan Cosmetics Perfecting Crushed Foundation and Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine to see how they compare. They are free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts. So let’s see how they perform.

Emani Vegan Cosmetics Perfecting Crushed Foundation and Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine Review

About Emani Vegan Cosmetics

The Emani vegan cosmetic range is created by make-up artist Michelle Doan and her team of ecology friendly chemists, aestheticians and dermatologists. The products protect the skin from daily UV rays, free radicals and daily pollutants, and are are made in California.

Founder Michelle suffered from cystic acne and sensitive skin and everything she tried made it worse. Because she was a professional make-up artist, she decided to create her own line of clean make-up suitable for even sensitive skin. They say “all products are formulated with natural and organic ingredients and include skin-boosting nutrients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to support skin health.”

This powder and foundation are not the first Emani products I’ve tried – you can read my review of their Midnight Soy Mascara here.

About Emani Vegan Cosmetics Perfecting Crushed Foundation and Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine

Have you ever opened a new tub of powder to a whiff of baby powder? That’s because many make-up companies use talc in their powders, as it’s cheap. Unfortunately it’s not good for skin, and dries it out and makes it dull. Not this powder though:

“Emani Pressed Foundation and Crushed Foundations are talc-free. These formulas stay fresh all day and will not dry out your complexion.”

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Perfecting Crushed Foundation Review

Emani say this natural powder foundation gives full coverage with a semi-dew finish. It contains moringa oleifera seed oil, which is a purifying micronutrient that promotes skin health.

Emani Vegan Cosmetics Perfecting Crushed Foundation next to its box
Emani Vegan Cosmetics Perfecting Crushed Foundation

“Perfecting Crushed Foundation helps you to get a natural-looking coverage and an ageless complexion. This lightweight foundation powder goes on smooth and seamless, concealing imperfections for a truly flawless appearance. Using a blend of minerals, pigments, natural/organic oils, Perfecting Crushed Foundation evens the skin tone, concealing discolouration, minimising the appearance of pores, and reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving behind a polished, uniformly brilliant finish.”

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I find it easy to blend and layer to conceal more stubborn areas, without caking. It gives a really natural finish and although it does cover well, I find I need to use concealer beneath my eyes and over any blemishes or acne scarring before applying it. It blends really well over my favourite cream concealer. I can also apply the concealer over the foundation if needed, without it caking. This natural powder foundation comes in several shades and is £28 from Love Lula, available through this link. A little goes a long way, so it lasts a long time.

Perfecting Crushed Foundation is recommended for all skin types, even ultra-sensitive, acne-prone, and rosacea.

Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine Review

Emani say this natural powder instantly absorbs oil and eliminates shine. It’s ideal for all skin tones, feeling weightless and looking flawless and invisible. “The silky, translucent particles diffuse light and blur the appearance of fine lines.” This powder is white, but ideal for all skin tones as it blends away to no colour at all.

“Eliminate shine and the look of fine lines. Pores will optically fade leaving a smooth finish. Set, Smooth & Shine Free Powder is a triple threat. Created for all skin tones and skin types, this translucent powder has unique light-reflecting, satin-spherical particles that create a soft-focus effect.”

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Emani Vegan Cosmetics Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine on hand
Emani Vegan Cosmetics Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine on my hand.

This silky powder does indeed mattify skin, and eliminate shine. It gives skin a soft look and I think it does minimise the look of pores too. You can pat it on with the sponge that you get with it, or use a brush. I use a brush in the morning and the sponge when I’m out. The compact has a little space for the sponge beneath the main compartment, to keep them separate.

My only issue with this powder is the compact, as it’s not really strong enough to put in your bag. The hinge broke in my bag and then the powder all broke up and got all over the inside of my bag. I had about half left, so I was disappointed to waste so much.

This natural pressed finishing powder is £32 from Love Lula here and I recommend it, if you’re more careful than me with it!

So How Do Emani Perfecting Crushed Foundation and Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine Look On Me?

I’ve taken a picture to try and show the finish. I’m wearing the Perfecting Crushed Foundation and Mattifying Powder Bye Bye Shine, along with the Emani Midnight Soy Mascara. I’m not wearing a primer or concealer and you can see it covers pretty well, though I need some extra coverage beneath my eyes and around my nose.

I tend to use my all-time favourite product, Madara CC Cream a as a base, and then blend concealer where needed before adding the powder foundation, and finishing with the mattifying powder. This gives a flawless finish that lasts, and I’m really happy with the results. I think the results are equal to my previous favourite loose powder foundation, and will be happy to buy them again.

You can buy this natural powder foundation for £28 through this link. A little goes a long way, so it lasts a long time. You can buy the natural pressed finishing powder for £32 here.

2 Comments

  1. Mary Brice

    6th October 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Great review and Defiantly i will try this. Love these tips.my skin’s looking a bit dull and dry. Will have a look your recommendation. Winter is coming and we need to change a bit of our self.

    1. Becky Pink

      6th October 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you Mary, I agree the weather can have a big impact on the skin can’t it! Xx

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