Review & Giveaway: Beat Make-Up Meltdown with KmS Minerals! #HotintheCity

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Recently I’ve had the most annoying breakouts on my skin. I’m not sure whether to blame changes in the weather, stress, or a recent illness but either way I’ve been more than reluctant to add heavy foundations into the mix. I was recently given the chance to try out some key products from KmS Minerals – and after reading all about their industry first lightweight (but not powdery) and sensitive skin friendly Signature Foundation, I was really excited about giving KmS Minerals a try!


I received KmS Mineral’s Deluxe Mini Try Me Kit – with my foundation shade in medium. The Mini Try Me Kit came with 10 starter jars (0.07 oz each) including two Flawless Mineral Foundations (your choice of shade), Magic Cover Multitasking Mineral Concealer in Bisque, Perfect Finish Mineral Veil in Translucent, Loose Mineral Blush in Fabulous, Morning Dew Luminizer, Eye Shadow Pigment/Liner in Cafe Au Lait and Cocoa Puff, as well as a baby buki brush and its faux croc snap case.

Eye Shadow Pigment/Liner in Cocoa Puff
Eye Shadow Pigment/Liner in Cocoa Puff

I instantly loved the color of the eye shadows, but initially was worried about color payoff because of how light the product was. I tend to assume that the denser the product is, the greater the color payoff is – but in this instance I was completely wrong. KmS’s eye shadows only required the teensiest bit of product to give out great color. The same goes for all of KmS’s products – and their loose mineral blush is my new absolute favorite blush – it goes on great even with low end makeup brushes.

Eye Shadow Pigment/Liner in Cafe Au Lait
Eye Shadow Pigment/Liner in Cafe Au Lait

The foundation sits beautifully on my skin and didn’t irritate my acne at all! I’d say it’s a medium coverage foundation with great buildable potential – without ever looking cakey or powdery. I loved it so much that now that my acne is clearing up I still intend on using it. I took the whole kit with me on vacation to the Jersey Shore and both the shadows, foundation, and blush really stood up to some serious heat without melting off my face!

I really love how the foundation stayed on my skin – even maintaining coverage in my oily t-zone area. Oily lids? Not to worry – KmS’s mineral eye shadows stays put – even in the summer heat! Heavier oil based concealers and foundations are great in the winter, but tend to turn my face into an oil slick during hot summer months – for me it felt like the mineral based products from KmS helped to absorb oil, without leaving my face feeling like a dessert either. I just prime my skin with a high SPF moisturizer and then apply foundation.


Now, I’m a hardcore mineral makeup fan. I discovered mineral foundation way back in high school and fell in love with it. Years later I really got on the mineral bandwagon and tried out my fair share of mineral eye shadows, concealers, etc. After investing in too many sub-par products I experienced what I call “beauty burnout” and abandoned mineral makeup altogether. KmS Minerals has really re-introduced me to an old favorite, I’d forgotten how great a quality mineral foundation or eye shadow can make my skin look and feel great!


Kristi, the lovely CEO and Founder of KmS Mineral Essentials Cosmetics has decided to offer one awesome NYC Talon reader their very own KmS Minerals Get Up And Glow Radiant Complexion Kit! How awesome is that?! Thanks Kristi! Enter below – and good luck!!!

To check out more about KmS Mineral Essentials click here!

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