I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. I mainly wear makeup for events and special occasions because my daily life is all about the school run, house chores and gym… sexy right? I have mature sensitive skin, so I value a good skincare regime. When I use makeup I prefer to use mineral makeup, when I can. It’s meant to be better for the skin. Mominerals says their mineral foundations improve the appearance of your skin over time without leaving your skin pores clogged or clumpy. I was sent a selection of foundation samples and a lipstick by Mominerals Makeup to trial. The loved them from the start but when the complements started coming in, I knew Momineral Makeup was a keeper. Mominneral Makeup gave me a natural looking healthy glow.

Mominerals Makeup was created by Omolara Tayo Sobajo for African and Caribbean women.  Omolara holds a degree in Microblogy and MBA. However it was her experience as a freelance makeup artist that allowed her to see the limitations of major brands for women of colour. The brand’s mission is: To provide the Dark Skin with top quality makeup products that gives true match and a healthy glow. Momineral Makeup products are Halal friendly except for mascara that contains alcohol. It’s also perfect for treating skin disorders such as acne, breakouts, eczema, rosacea and hyperpigmentation which is a comfort to me.  As you know I have sensitive skin that’s prone to mild eczema flare ups.  From my experience, Mominerals Makeup certainly achieved their mission.

I trialled:

  • Foundations (RRP£18); out of the samples that I trialled my perfect match was the Umuhle Shade which is from the Light Tan category. A little went a long way. Once applied it disappeared into my skin, gave good coverage and mad my yellow undertone shine through. Wearing Mominerals Makeup foundation, I felt like my natural self. My face didn’t feel ‘made up’. I used it with and without face primer and still loved the results. I only applied finishing powder if I would be out for several hours. No matter how I wore it my complexion always looked flawless and photo ready.
  • Lipsticks (RRP£17); they have a stunning depth and dimensions. There are six vibrant shades to choose from. They all have a mild sparkly pearlised finish. I received the shade Pure which is an orangish-copper red colour, perfect for a statement lip. I used it for dressy evening events, as well as on casual days out complimented by minimal eye makeup. The lipstick had a rich creamy consistency. My lips felt moisturised. The high pigmented colour lasted for several hours. Mominerals Makeup lipsticks are 100% natural & organic oil, vegan waxes and minerals that revitalize the lips.

I am really happy that I was introduced to Mominerals Makeup. I would certainly recommend the brand.  Pop by my Instagram page to see how I’ve worn my Mominerals Makeup.  The brand complies with the EU Cosmetics Safety Regulations and it’s made right here in the UK! How amazing is that!  Mominerals Makeup also sells, lip glosses, eye makeup, blushes and a selection of makeup brushes. Visit the website for more information about the brand and their products.


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