It seems like it’s been a very, very hot minute since I’ve posted a makeup review! The blog has definitely suffered the past year and a half with a TON going on in my personal life (allllll of the traveling, moving, health scares with family, focusing a lot more on my design business and all that jazz), but I’m on a mission to bring it back and get back into the swing of things! We’re kicking it off today with a fairly comprehensive review of Rejuva Minerals. They so kindly sent me a ton of their products to try out and I’m ready to share my thoughts.
A lot of the Rejuva Minerals products are made with natural and organic ingredients, are EWG-verified, MADE SAFE certified and are rated “clean” by the Think Dirty app. These seals of approval are definitely what drew me to the brand in the first place as they’re not easy to come by! Unfortunately, the Rejuva Minerals products I’ve tried thus far are nearly all a total miss for me.
Let’s start with the foundation. I was sent the Luminous Creme Foundation in the shade Tropical Coconut which is a decent match for me. I applied this with a pretty dense buffing foundation brush (it was quite hard to pick up on this, but I refused to use the little puff thing it came with because those drive me nuts, haha) and was able to achieve a light to medium coverage. This foundation is very creamy with quite a dewy finish.
Upon first applying, it felt pretty nice on the skin (albeit a bit heavy), but it quickly settled into every fine line on my face, got greasy looking, wore off almost everywhere and then eventually left my skin feeling dry. The photos below are about seven hours after I had first applied it and even though these are terrible, dark iPhone photos (I’m sorry! I lost my point and shoot that I use for face shots for like five months and JUST found it today- hallelujah), you can see that it’s completely worn off around my nose and chin where I get the most redness and breakouts.
I’m not at all surprised that their site says that this foundation is currently unavailable as they work to make improvements.
As for the other products, I tested out the Mega Lash Mascara in Midnight Black, the Multi-Purpose Powder (Eyeshadow & Face) in White Diamond, Mocha Latte and Brazilian Brown, and the Multi-Purpose Powder (Blush & Eye) in Acai Berry.
I really like the pressed eyeshadows and they are something that I have continued to use on a pretty regular basis. They are well pigmented and blend very easily (almost too easily- I had to be careful I wasn’t just blending everything away). They stayed on well throughout the seven hour wear test, however they creased very badly (as you can see in the second photo below). I do want to note that I’m pretty sure they did this because I had some foundation on my lids- I’ve worn them since and haven’t had them crease nearly this bad.
I had heard people say good things about the mascara in some green beauty groups I’m in on Facebook, but I’ve really learned to not trust anyone in those groups recommendations for mascara anymore, haha. I’ve bought SO many based on people’s recommendations and 99.9% of the time, they’ve done absolutely nothing for me- this mascara being one of them. It gives a bit of length and good separation, but it’s borderline impossible to get any volume. The formula feels very heavy and it droops my lashes down. I also found it flaked a lot and was very badly smudged by the end of the day (two issues I almost never have with conventional mascaras). This mascara is a total no-go for me.
The Multi-Purpose Powder blush in Acai Berry was fine, but nothing to write home about.
I do still have a couple more products to test out, but for the most part, Rejuva Minerals has been a near total miss for me. I am happy to have the pressed shadows in my collection, but other than that, I can definitely live without their products. I didn’t have a chance to use the brushes as I passed them onto a friend (lord knows I don’t need anymore brushes, haha), but they certainly didn’t feel like the softest, fluffiest brushes ever.
I’d love to hear about your experience with Rejuva Minerals if you’ve tried anything from them!