Product Review : Une Skin-Matte Foundation

issue two : from the water's depth

There is still an assumption that natural beauty products are less effective than their mainstream counterparts. Untainted Magazine was started to prove that this is not the case. While I don't shout about the natural and organic tag lines of the brands and products (rather, simply referring to them as untainted) I feature on this platform, I do show you their efficacy by using them in the images we create. 

While it is true that the range of speciality products is smaller in the untainted remit, it's obvious why that is. That being said, if we start to think a little differently and push the boundaries beyond just the product description, we have an incredible, versatile, safe option for nearly every pro makeup requirement. 

For this issue, From the Water's Depth, how could I not have included makeup that worked underwater? In the exclusive editorial, "Beyond the Void, the Water Awaits" I needed to illustrate the journey our heroine took on her transformational journey. I show her skin tone in three different stages: natural, tanned and "translucent."

To tan her skin, I used UNE Skin-Matt Foundation in M14. It is a very warm brown tone; ideal for tanning up pale skin.

So the question is; is it waterproof? The answer is no. But here's the clincher...wait for it...ANY non-water-soluble makeup (with the exception of mascara) can be used underwater. The trick to making it stay there, is simply, not to touch it.

Photo: Aks Huckelberry | Model: Kirstie Lee Bennet

Photo: Aks Huckelberry | Model: Kirstie Lee Bennet

Une Skin-Matt Foundation M14

Une Skin-Matt Foundation M14


Because of the matte nature of this product, it dries quickly and that makes it difficult to blend. I fix this little problem by mixing the foundation in with some super nourishing Nuori Vital Body Balm. It made it easy to spread an even layer all over the skin, and then reapplied the foundation with a large dome brush to smooth out any hand marks and add dimension to the tan. 


Ingredients: aqua (water), caprylic/capric triglyceride, dicaprylyl carbonate,prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil*, aqua (water)*, silica,alcohol*, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, lauryl laurate, oryza sativa(rice) hull powder, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, hordeumvulgare extract*, microcrystalline cellulose, benzyl alcohol, sodiumstearoyl glutamate, glyceryl caprylate, parfum (fragrance), xanthangum, cellulose gum, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil,dehydroacetic acid, sodium phytate, potassium sorbate, sodiumbenzoate, sodium hydroxide, citric acid,[+/- (may contain) : ci 77019 (mica), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 77163(bismuth oxychloride), ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499 (iron oxides),ci 77891 (titanium dioxide)] * Ingredients from Organic Farming

Note: this product does contain bismuth oxychloride, which can be aggravating to sensitive skins.  Also, as this product is certified by EcoCert, the fragrance listed above, is required to come from a natural origin.