A while back I was lucky enough to interview former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, responsible for the Beautiful Movements Cosmetics and leave with some items to try.
Now that the products are available at Holland & Barrett, I decided to talk about a product I have been using quite a bit since getting my hands on – the Beautiful Movements Mixing Medium.
The clear cream is very versatile and a great all-rounder in any make-up bag. For me, the best use is as a primer.
I apply all over my face, after my usual serum but before all make-up. The texture on the skin is really velvety. It really saves up liquid foundation (my favourite type), as it helps spread, blend and create a more refined look with less product. In terms of staying power, it does help, and it holds within my usual primers’ average of 6 hours (sometimes including a super sweaty spin class).
I also used as a mixing base, adding the mineral foundation to it. I mixed two colours from the samples I got applied all over my face. The finish was very sheer and natural and I found this a little bit difficult to build up, as I need medium to full coverage.
The other way I used it was by applying the mixing medium first on the skin then adding the mineral foundation powder on top. It is much easier to build up coverage this way.
For these last two ways of using, it lasted a good four hours in a good state, then a touch up was needed. I also noticed my skin was somewhat radiant, I liked the finish, although I do need a bit more coverage.
I also tried with some eye shadow loose pigments to create more intense colours with better staying power.
I finished the looks with the bronzer, which is applies well on top of the medium and foundation; it has a very subtle sparkle, and doesn’t sheen so much on the face, which I like. I think it will be perfect for the beach!
The Mixing Medium sells for £20 (20g) and you can buy this and other products from the range at the Beautiful Movements website and at Holland & Barrett.