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Ferro Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

7:29 PMMelanie M.


Founder and CEO of Ferro Cosmetics, Krissy Ferro recently reached out to beauty blog
gers to help spread the word about her new cosmetic line. Ferro Cosmetics is an Eco-couture Mineral cosmetics line. They use 100% real minerals.  

The minerals used in our eco-manufactured formulas are crushed purified rocks that offer the skin so many natural healing benefits, but those same rocks also “rock” as a high performance, long wear makeup. We don’t skimp with the quality and quantity of minerals we use in every product either. Ferro Cosmetics uses three times the minerals in every product compared to our competitors, and the entire ingredient list is comprised of 100% natural earth-derived ingredients. Bismuth is a no-no at Ferro Cosmetics, along with other cheap fillers like corn starch (natural but with its short shelf life requires parabens for preserving).

So concentrated are our formulas, that just a fraction of what is normally needed from other brands for an application is all you need with Ferro Cosmetics products. That makes each jar last twice as long, not including the fact that touching up your makeup mid-day is now a thing of the past. Using only minerals has other advantages too, and is what actually makes the products highly water-resistant, long wearing, crease resistant, irritant-free, and actually out-performs any other makeup on the market.


I have been a big fan of mineral makeup since I had discovered Bare Escentuals. Every infomerical on always made perfect sense and seemed so flawless. I have also tried E.L.F. Mineral products and Everyday Minerals. I like mineral makeup not so much because of the ingredients but more because it's lightweight and works better with my skin. I'm lucky I don't have such sensitive skin, but I also like knowing that I don't have to use such harsh products as my foundation routine. I was sent some products by Ferro Cosmetics to test out and review. I've had these for quite awhile and have had a chance to test it for a good 3 weeks. I've used their foundation everyday and the shadows a couple of times each week.

Ultimate Foundation PU-2 Light Medium Beige
Ultimate Mineral Foundation is our Prestige all-in-one product that acts as concealer, foundation, and powder in one. Flawlessly evens out complexion, perfection in concealing, buffs away redness, and completely hides blemishes so people see you’re your skin NOT your makeup! Ultimate Mineral Foundation never settles in lines, and actually diffuses, minimizes and reduces any signs of aging without an unflattering “mask” line. Natural clays from the earth absorb oils without drying or pulling moisture away from your skin, and vital skin nutrients like amino acids and proteins from pure crushed ocean pearls helps fight signs of aging, balances moisture levels and assists in keeping skin healthy.

Extremely water resistant and won’t slide off during heavy perspiration or even swimming. High concentrations of Zinc and Titanium Dioxide shields from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and also calms and soothes red inflamed skin caused from acne. Ultimate Mineral Foundation is especially good for acneic skin; offering full coverage as well as skin soothing benefits. Use with sponge, concealer brush, or wet to make Ultimate Camoflauge makeup.



Full Size Ultimate Foundation $29.95 Net Wt. 12 grams


Radiance Mineral Foundation in Toasted Beige
You want dewy, fresh, radiant skin without the shimmer other mineral foundations have. Radiance Mineral Foundation bathes your skin in 100% pure light reflecting minerals that smoothes away dullness and brightens skin naturally. Radiance never settles in lines or wrinkles, but creates an illuminating protective layer on top of your skin so natural looking, everyone will think you just had a facial-everyday. Morning to evening long wear transforms dull skin to radiant skin without skipping a beat….or a party, because the natural ingredients naturally adhere to the skin without budging.
Ultra light weight and finely milled, Radiance smoothes complexion and evens skin tone leaving the skin with a healthy radiant glow. Soothing 100% natural minerals that are good to the skin shields and protects skin from harmful environmental influences. Extremely water and sweat resistant, so it’s perfect for a day on the yaht, a weekend in Cabo, or a Yoga marathon.

100% Natural Ingredients, 100% Cruelty Free, 100% Paraben Free, 100% Bismuth Free, 100% Vegan





Radiance Foundation Mini $5-$6 Net Wt. 1 Gram


In using the foundation, I used my Sigma F80 flat top kabuki. Similar to Bare Minerals, I took the brush, swirled the brush and tapped off the access. When first applied it felt a bit powdery, but after awhile it the minerals mixed well in with the natural oils on my face. It looked flawless and I didn't even have to use a lot of product. My face didn't have to feel cakey or heavy with product. I could've used more to get more coverage, but I don't like heavy coverage to begin with.

The Eye Candy 15 hour mineral eye shadow
Pure vegan mineral pigments for the eyes that multi-task as much as you do. We create artistic one of a kind versions with every one of our shades, offering color blends found nowhere else. Over 45 absolutely stunning shades that allow you to build intensity and control the amount of pigment you want. Stays put without creasing, never irritating, always gorgeous. Safe for wear anywhere on the face, lips, and body, so get your creative juices flowing! Extremely water-resistant, irritant-free, preservative-free, long lasting 15 hour mineral eye shadows.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, May Contain: Kaolin Clay, Boron Nitride, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Stearate
Eye Shadow Swatches (L to R) Chameleon, Vegas Tan, Dirt, Sultry Smoke. Chameleon is a pale pink shadow with glitter flecks that give the perfect shimmer. Vegas Tan is a perfect gold shimmer color. Dirt, looks like "dirt" but with sultry browns and irridescent green flecks. This is their #1 best seller in eye shadows. Sultry Smoke is an awesome deep purple. I love purple shadows. Eye Candy Pure Mineral Colors come in .5 grams, which is the mini full size. Each mineral shadow has a sifter insider. My favorite of the four were Sultry Smoke and Vegas Tan.


$9.99 Net Wt. .5 grams





Not yet launched - Sneak Peek color: WHISPER

Here's a look the first time I used all the products.

Face using Ferro Foundations
With flash (as you can see the shade is a bit light for me)

My overall thoughts:
Although the foundation I received was a bit too light for me, I tried it. It was easy to apply and had great coverage. I was able to combine the Ultimate foundation with the Radiance foundation together to give me a better shade, closer to my tanned skin. The foundation lasted fairly well through the heat in our San Diego weather. 
The eye shadows are very pigmented and very blendable. I did not find that they stayed for 15 hours, but I got over 9 hours of good pigmentation before it started fading and creasing. (Be sure to use an eye primer before applying) Even though it didn't last exactly 15 hours, it is still a great mineral shadow. 

One thing I didn't get to try is the Blush x3. This product can be used on the lips, cheeks and eyes. This is definitely one that I will like to purchase.

Have you tried Ferro Cosmetics? What's your take on their products? If you haven't tried any, please let me know if you plan on trying their products.

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Ferro Cosmetics sent me these products. I did not pay for these items. In return, this review is of my 100% honest opinion. I have not been paid, nor will the sponsorship of these products and review influence my opinions in any way.

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