REVIEW: Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder

Nina Hidayat December 3, 2012 2

We put Ronasutra’s ‘makeup so good, you can sleep in it!’ claim to the test.

Let’s set one thing straight: I am a beauty newbie. While I adore fellow ladies who can apply makeup even without a mirror, I prefer to step out of the house only in 3 essentials: gel moisturiser, 40SPF face sunblock and loose powder. Touch-ups are not in my dictionary and honestly – sometimes I am too lazy to get out of bed and remove my makeup before hitting Dreamland.

Ronasutra, a Malaysian-made cosmetic brand, promises not to smack me for my repetitive crime acts. In fact, the 100% natural mineral makeup line does not contain oil, talc, synthetic ingredients, dyes, fragrances and preservaties. Thus, assures that regular use of their products, blemishes, excessive skin oiliness and congested pores will disappear. To know more about Ronasutra, read our report here.

We tried and tested the ambitious claim(s), and tell you why you should add Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder to your long (or short) list of beauty regime.

The status quo of my skin

I have a rather problematic facial & body skin. I have a combination facial skin, with the cheeks area being the driest and the forehead being the oiliest. Breakouts, rashes and peelings are normal occurrences during stress and weather changes. Residing in both Kuala Lumpur and Bandung, Indonesia, I experience breakouts for almost a week after I step foot in either place.

Besides, I develop allergic reactions upon using some cosmetic products, especially foundation. A few hours after I apply foundation, the facial skin will itch, rashes start appearing and the next morning a pimple or two would show up. The symptom happens regardless of cosmetic brands, only the degree of rash varies.

Above are some of the reasons why I am not adventurous when it comes to cosmetics, and use only minimum amount of makeup.

Pros & Cons: Ronasutra Mineral Attraction (2-in-1 Foundation & Powder)

Packaging

Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder came decked in a compact luxe black packaging, giving buyers a glimpse of the actual product inside. The fuss-free packaging was, unfortunately, not completed with a convincing look of the actual product.

A friend whom I told the product about, was rather hesitant to give it a try given the look of the container, although all Ronasutra’s goodness are clearly stated on top of it – a move much appreciated for many cosmetic products appear confusing to new customers.

Colour choices

Ronasutra is a makeup line dedicated to Asian women (and men), and it is showcased very well in 5 shade choices for its 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation. Starting with Cream Peach (01) for pinkish, fairer skin tones; the shades go all the way to Mocha (05) that is suitable for yellowish / reddish darker skin tones.

My shade of choice is Honey (04, suitable for medium fair, reddish skin tones) and I have been pleasantly surprised that two fellow women (24 and 60) whose skin tones are slightly darker and lighter than mine have applied Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder and were both content with it.

Practicality

If there was one thing we could complain about Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder is the effort it takes to keep things tidy while applying the product. When you open it, you will see a rotatable cover that allows you to open and close the small holes to let out some foundation/powder.

In the attempt to shake out the foundation/powder on the sponge, however, quite a fair bit of it spills onto the ground, making the application process a tad messy.

Claim: ‘Problem skin? No problem!’

I first tried out Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder after 3 days of little sleep and abundant workloads. Although a little cynical (and a lot grumpy), I tried the product anyway. And boy, did it blow my mind! My grayish face was instantly radiant in a matter of minutes and I truly felt like Cinderella after the Fairy Godmother’s wand swing. I went out for a catchup dinner afterwards and my friends honestly thought I magically managed to keep such radiant skin if sleep-deprived.

Both of us were using Ronasutra 2-in-1 mineral foundation & powder in Honey shade for Urbanscapes (image courtesy of Liz Lee / Qishin Tariq)

My second encounter with Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder was on Urbanscapes day. I applied it at 4pm, before braving the extreme heat and sweaty night. When I finally removed my makeup at a little past 1, no discolouration, rashes or blemishes appeared on my face.

Both unedited photos are taken outdoor, under natural lighting without flash

On the third attempt to test out Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder, I was determined to test out the lasting factor. Less than a week after coming home to Bandung, my skin was naturally still experiencing breakouts. After applying moisturiser, I applied the foundation/powder and to my surprise, I only experienced very minor itchiness and there was no exposure of dry, peeling skin as apparent upon application of similar products during a breakout.

Verdict has it, Ronasutra’s claim of being a BFF to problematic skin stays true to the core.

Claims: ’Makeup you can sleep on!’ and ‘Lasting makeup for 16 hours’

This unedited photo was taken indoor with a warm lighting without flash

I first applied Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder at 6.15AM and let it be until around 10PM; this means no touch-ups were involved. In between the hours, I went for an indoor church service for 1.5 hours, napped for an hour did heavy cooking for approximately 3 hours, and went out for dinner for 2.5 hours.

I was very pleased that my skin did not turn oily nor the foundation/powder faded after those activities, as proven by the camera snaps of me around the clock. In other words, Ronasutra’s claims of ‘makeup you can sleep on’ and ‘lasting makeup for 16 hours’ are well-proven.

Recommendations

We would highly recommend Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder to the beauties with sensitive and/or allergic skin, also those who seek for non-intrusive makeup with natural-looking coverage in one simple product.

If you expect for a foundation to apply on top of concealer to form a cover-up makeup, we would recommend you try a dedicated product for desired effect.

Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder is priced at RM48 / pack of 8g. Purchase all Ronasutra products via their webstore or at its first dedicated cosmetic counter in Malaysia at Plaza Shah Alam, Selangor.