INIKA is a new brand to me but they are certainly not a new brand, born in Australia in 2006, the range was designed for those who wish to live a toxic-free lifestyle and so it is that the range is certified organic with Australia’s Organic Food Chain, is registered Vegan with the UK Vegan Society, is 100% Certified Cruelty Free, Certified Halal and all packaging is recyclable.
Sounds amazing. I’m particularly interested in the Vegan aspect. I’m not vegan, I’m not even vegetarian, but I do know it can be hard to find products if you are vegan so its great to find a brand I can tell my readers is completely vegan.
Ok, so INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation itself isn’t a new product, and was launched in 2009 but has recently had something of a make over. It is moisturising, contains Aloe vera, Tamanu Oil, Green Tea Extract now comes in a airless pump bottle and is stylishly packaged.
The foundation only comes in four shades and alas I the shade I have, Beige, wasn’t quite right for me so I’m not going to show you this on my face, but I will talk about how it felt and behaved.
First of all here it is.
In the middle shot I think you can see it’s a bit too orange for me whereas on the final picture there it blends in pretty well, alas it wasn’t so good on my face and I had something of a tide mark. That’s not a fault of the product of course, and I’m sure if I tried the paler shade, Cream, it would have been perfect colour wise.
Alas this isn’t the foundation for me, like Ilamasqua this is one of those foundations that wants to cling to every single dry patch on my face and clumps up around my nose. There is something about “moisturising” foundations that don’t agree with me. Although that said, if I use a moisturising primer they work pretty well.
The other thing about this foundation is that I found it really hard to work into my skin… it tends to move around on top of my skin for ages with blending before it does finally settle, and it does finally settle in and leaves a nice, natural, sheer finish.
This isn’t the foundation for me because it doesn’t really suit my skin type, but I don’t really have a problem with the foundation and I think it would suit most people, the only other person I know who has this odd problem with clumping around their nose is Lipglossiping and I think we’re in the minority… so if the ethics of this product really appeal to you I would recommend checking it out unless you’ve got a freaky nose!
£23.50 for 30ml
*Disclaimer – PR Sample*