INIKA FACE IN A BOX STARTER KIT*

The Inika Face in a Box Starter Kit* is great if you want to dip your toes into the world of mineral cosmetics and test out a few different products. It contains five mineral products and two vegan brushes, and comes in four different shade ranges. My box is called 'Patience, which is formulated for medium - dark skintones.

Inika pride themselves on being a luxury natural cosmetics brand, with certified organic and pure mineral makeup. This year has seen me try more natural skincare brands, such as Arbonne and Trilogy and so it makes sense to move towards more natural makeup too. The products are all vegan, certified halal and certified cruelty free, and all come in recyclable packaging. The products are also free from parabens, mineral oils and fragrances, so great for sensitive skin. The kit contains:

Organic mineral powder foundation in 'Patience'. Having only ever used liquid foundations before, application of the powder foundation took me a while to master. I dip the kabuki brush into the product, ensuring it's evenly coated, and then tap the brush handle on my dressing table to embed them into the bristles. You only need a tiny bit of product for a light to medium coverage, but can buff the brush over your face in a circular motion for fuller coverage. I've never used foundation that isn't an exact shade match before, but this shade matches my skin tone well. If I'm heavy handed with the product it can highlight dry patches, but the Inika primer helps with this.  

Mineral bronzer in 'Sunloving'. This bronzer applies like a dream, you only need a little bit as it's very pigmented and it blends easily. It is orange toned, so it can make my face look muddy, but it'll be perfect for my darker skintone in summer. It also contains a lot of shimmer, so not the best for every day wear but beautiful for nights out and for dusting along the collarbone.

Two brushes: the vegan kabuki brush and the vegan contouring brush. The brushes are my favourite part of the kit; both of them are good quality, with solid handles and beautifully soft synthetic bristles. Both pick up just the right amount of product, and make application very smooth and quick. The kabuki brush is dense, and specifically designed to work with mineral products. The contour brush is far too small for me to contour with, but blends in the concealer really well. 

Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation in 'Honey' (Trial Size) This foundation applies well, again you only need a tiny amount of product for a heavy finish. However, the shade is far too dark and orange toned for my skin, and I would prefer it if the brand had a few more shade options. 

Natural Perfection Certified Organic Concealer in Medium (Trial Size) This liquid concealer is much more suited to my skin tone. A dab of products covers blemishes and dark circles very well, yet doesn't look cakey on the skin. 

Certified Organic Pure Primer (Trial Size) The primer is nothing like the traditional 'silicone' primers I use a lot; instead it feels nourishing, and sinks in like a moisturiser. It contains Shea butter and avocado oil for hydration. The powder foundation applies a lot more evenly on my skin with this primer underneath, and my skin looks radiant and natural. 

You can purchase the kit from Beauty Expert for £47.45. I'll definitely be purchasing full sizes of the powder foundation, concealer and primer. What are your thoughts on natural makeup? Will you be trying Inika mineral products?

14 comments:

  1. Great to see more vegan friendly beauty products out there!! :)

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  2. This looks great, I'm a huge fan of mineral based products, especially the foundation, I find the coverage really good.

    #UKBloggers

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    1. I really like it too, it's a very natural finish that still manages to cover imperfections x

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  3. What a great idea to give a little taster/starter box like this.

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    1. It's great, I never would have bought full size mineral powder foundation without trying it first, but I'll definitely be purchasing this one now x

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  4. Ahhh, the sound of the mineral foundation takes me back to the days of Sheer Cover, did you ever use that?! My friend was talking about Inika the other day, might have to give them a whirl!

    Lima

    xo

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    1. Ooh no I've never used any mineral cosmetics before.. You should definitely try Inika, they have some great products x

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  5. I have the Inika eye liner and absolutely love it! Such a wonderful brand.

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    1. I've heard so many good things about the eyeliner! I love the brand's whole ethos x

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  6. Wow I have to say this box looks amazing although quite a steep price for samples but sounds like its worth it

    Laura x

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    1. It's a great box, it might seem pricey but don't forget about the two amazing quality brushes as well x

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  7. What a lovely kit, I really like how you get the ideal brushes to use alone with it xxx

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    1. It's such a lovely kit, the brushes work so well with the product! x

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