a few weeks ago I popped down to sketch in london to meet up with some of my favourite bloggers to find out a little more about antipodes organic natural skincare. we enjoyed afternoon tea with their founder elizabeth (a hugely inspiring woman) and I covered myself in a selection of plumping serums and hydrating moisturisers (yup...eating and working might just be the best ever combo!)


antipodes performance plus mineral foundation with spf 15*

the one item I wasn't sure I would enjoy was the mineral foundation, I've not used powder foundation since my teens so I wasn't convinced.. I have to say I've been converted! I've been using the performance plus foundation  for the last fortnight and I don't think I'll be swayed back to wearing liquid foundation for some time to come. 

I love how light it feels on my skin, it's perfect for daily wear particularly in the summer months when feeling like I'm 'wearing' foundation is my pet hate. as someone prone to oily skin I love how this doesn't feel like it will slip, it feels almost fresh in comparison to my usual liquid foundation so I barely feel like I'm wearing make up at all. 

when I apply this foundation I can't see any immediate difference but by the time I've finished some kind of miracle happens and the overall effect is soft and dewy. with the help of my concealer to touch up any blemishes I have just enough coverage to get me through the day plus I've noticed that my skin tone is nice and even in natural daylight! I always apply moisturiser first but be warned it's quite a messy process.. I always end up with some of it on my table after I've swirled my brush around in the lid! 

(ps. you'll be pleased to know that like their skincare this make up is also dermatologically approved for more sensitive skin types.)


skin brightening finishing powder*

my final thumbs up goes to the skin brightening finishing powder.. it's a translucent finishing powder with a beautiful soft glow. I'm usually wary of anything that looks 'shimmery' at first sight (with my oily skin I fear I'll end up looking super duper shiny) but a small amount of this swept over my face in particular my cheekbones leaves a lovely subtle radiance.. I'd recommend this as a product to wear over any foundation liquid or mineral!

have you tried any antipodes make up?

caroline x

you can find antipodes in stocked in selfridges, whole foods, feel unique, planet organic and harrods pharmacy.
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  1. It sounds fantastic, love the packaging~

    LIVE.IN.LOVE

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    1. I'm so surprised.. total convert!! x

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  2. It's great to see that Antipodes have branched into make up now. I'm quite behind and have still yet to try their skincare.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. I think they have lipsticks as well! I've been trying a few of their moisturisers which are lovely BUT I hear the manuka honey mask is amaze so that's what I'm keen to try next :) x

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  3. It sounds great! I would love to see what it looks like once applied on. Do you think you could do a make-up of the day look using it? X
    thefashion-junkie

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    1. Oh I should- I don't really tend to do many make up posts! I'm wearing it in my recent outfit posts but I think a close up shot would be better :) x

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  4. Love the sound of the mineral foundation, particularly as I have sensitive skin. Will definitely keep an eye out for this in Selfridges. P.S. Your photos are gorgeous! x

    Danielle · danielletc.com

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    1. this one could be for you them- it's very gentle and literally feels like I'm bare faced :) I've not worn liquid foundation for a month now! x

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  5. This looks lovely! I definitely want to give more Antipodes products a go. I have been loving what I have tried so far from them but their products are a little more challenging to find here in Canada so I haven't been able to try as much as I would like from them yet. This product is definitely on my wishlist though! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. ah no that must be hard- I hope you can get hold of more over there soon as I think they're trying to expand their distribution :) a really lovely brand and their founder is really passionate about the products- makes a nice change and gives you real confidence in the products :) x

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  6. so wanna try this! I just started to luv Antipodes as well! xoxo isutave!

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    1. I hope you do- let me know what you think :) x

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  7. This foundation sounds amazing, my only worry is that it'd run out to quickly I used to use the BareMineral foundation and it ran out within two weeks which I was really upset about!

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    1. oh my gosh- two weeks? I would have cried haha! I've been using this for a month now and no signs of it going anywhere just yet ;) x

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  8. Sounds really good!

    XO IMKE

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    1. thanks imke- I'm still loving it now! :) x

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