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It's not easy to find specific make up products that can be compatible with your skin, especially if your skin is very choosy and sensitive. Sometimes even if it says on the label that it's best for sensitive skin, you can still have problems and it won't fix your skin the way you wanted it to be. Quality has always been an issue for me, wondering why other people's skin can just accept any brands and they always get good results. As for me, I always keep on trying with different products, most of the time I won't mind the price as long as I can find something that is suitable for my skin type. Most of them I had just to throw away after using them a few times. I have really sensitive skin, so every time I try a product I can just use it once or twice and then the day after I'll get pimples. Usually when I used pressed powder it clogged my pores that turns into white or black heads and the following day became pimples. I had tried liquid foundations from some brands too, and because I have an oily face it makes my oily skin worse. On my last birthday, a friend of mine gave me this Maybelline mineral powder foundation as a gift. When I first applied it to my face I liked how it looked, but I was still in doubt if I would still be happy with it the next day. I kept on using on it every day and I never had any complaints about its quality. I really like the way it gave a nice shine to my face and how it never gave me any pimples. It left a kind of glossy look on my cheek bones, so even if I admittedly don't have soft skin it still looks flawless and smooth on me. It also covers my impurities, like some slight face scars. Based on my experience it didn't just hide my skin imperfections but also improved my skin luminosity, and the more times I used it I could see changes giving me better skin than normal. Mineral powder foundation is a natural composition and healthy for the skin, plus Maybelline is a trusted cosmetic company for many women. The price is okay for me, I believe it's more affordable than other, more expensive brands that maybe give the same result to your skin type. There are cheaper options, but they don't achieve the quality I need for my skin. How to use it properly is just easy - dip the brush in the cap of the container, then tap the brush to remove the excess powder. Make sure you just get a little powder to sweep over the face and then add more bit by bit, or else you'll get glowing skin that no longer looks natural on you, especially compared to your neck skin. The messy part is only if you accidentally didn't close it properly after using it, you'll have a powdered stain in your bag or wherever you put it, so just make sure it's tightly closed!
This is one of the best easily-acquired makeup ranges i have run into for a long time. SheerCover and BareMinerals are more expensive and tend to have a finer consistency. This means that while they claim to be better for your skin, they are harder to remove and you can still look sweaty and shiny in them later on. My job involves a fair bit of exercise and manual labour, so Maybelline keeps me looking fresh and nicely dry for a decent period. Sitting around $18-25 in chain supermarkets and chemists, it is good value if the look you are going for is 'natural'. My complexion is pale and freckly. Neither bothers me as much as looking sweaty/shiny, having blotchy/uneven skin tone and appearing tired with dark circles. This will take care of those problems without looking like you have taken a trowel of orange paint to your face, or as if you would crackle and peel under the sun. It lets your skin breathe. No matter how much you apply, it will still feel much lighter and more pleasant than slavering on liquid foundation. Cons This makeup is not for you if you have a lot of very visible skin problems, despite what the tv ads may show. However they do have a concealer and liquid range which I have yet to try. The powder form can be used as good coat over your normal foundation to set it, or as a quick fix up and brush-over during the day. It has SPF15, but let's face it.. if you need sunscreen in a hot environment, that kind of protection is not going to be enough. I have still been burnt while using it, though i cannot predict how large the difference would have been without the makeup. If you are intending to apply the powder before going outside and tend to get burnt easily, my recommendation is to apply a good sunscreen first. Let it dry and then apply your makeup so you are protected and still look pretty good!
- - - - - - - - - - The hype - - - - - - - - - - Minerals have become extremly popular over the past few years as they don't contain ingredients that irritate skin or clog pures. I've recently been experimenting with various brands [fashionably late to the party], but finding affordable brands that produce shades that are fair enough for me is a challenge. - - - - - - - - - The good - - - - - - - - - I have a fair and neutral skin tone, but this product looks very natural on me (I use 02 rose ivory). The product seems to melt into your skin and the coverage is very even. When you build up the coverage it still looks natural, never cakey. This won't build up around dry areas or settle into pores. It comes with a mini Kabuki brush. The brush gets the job done; but I prefer to use my Benefit Bluff Puff for application - the mini size is rather fiddly. This brush is handy for blush or bronzer application though :) - - - - - - - - The bad - - - - - - - - Whilst the coverage hasn't been the fullest out of the various brands I've tried, I think its more important to have a looking natural coverage, with a lightweight, non-itchy feel. - - - - - - - - - My opinion - - - - - - - - - I'll apply it in the morning and it'll look good around 5 hours later. I'll carry a powder compact for touch ups [mainly shine control]. Most other Maybelline foundations are warm-based and will oxidise during the day, leaving me will a Jordan-like orange glow, but I've never had that problem with Pure Minerals. This is a great and effective product anyway, but when you factor in the fact that the price is under ten pounds for the powder and Kabuki brush it becomes a must-try product. - - - - - RRP - - - - - £9.99
After finishing my course of Roaccutane for my acne, my Dermatologist told me to use mineral makeup, as my skin was still sensitive. Being on a student budget, I bought the Maybelline minerals range, and I was pleasantly surprised. It comes with a kabuki brush for easy application. The box isn't that big (but for £5 it was never going to be). What I would say is that unless you're a professional, it takes some time getting used to having to tip the powder out into the tray, then use the little brush in circles and attempt to evenly distribute this on your face. However, once you've mastered this, I'm pleased to say it really does prove effective: it covered up my acne scars a treat, gave me really good coverage for a few hours, and didn't make my skin break out. Plus, for £5, if you don't like it you can always use it as translucent powder on top of your other makeup, for a nice matte cover.
When mineral make up first came out several years ago now, I was amazed at the flawless skin that people using the product on the tv adverts had. Naturally I just had to go out and buy one of these new foundations for myself. The result from the Maybelline Mineral powder was disappointing at best. I could not find a shade to match my exact skin tone. My sister did however, and so I used hers just to see if this make up was up to scratch. There were only around 5 different shades in Boots. I think I have to be perfectly blunt here and say that it wasn't. The powder looked okay when it was first applied, however throughout the day my skin started to feel oily, and I was under the impression that the powder was breaking, which I discovered it actually was when I checked it in a mirror. All I have to say was that the Maybelline Minerals range did not, in my eyes, live up to the hype.
Overview This is Maybelline's first real mineral make up, and comes in the form of a powder rather than a liquid, like Bare Minerals, the original mineral make up. It comes with a kabuki brush, which is the type of brush used for application of powder foundation, and is available in supermarkets and pharmacies. It retails at around £10, I bought mine from Boots (advantages points, yay!) for £10.99. Advantages This is a really, really good foundation, for a number of reasons. Firstly, I have horrible red skin and up until this foundation I couldn't find anything to help it. But now, there is a noticeable improvement and I don't look quite so much like Rudolph any more! It also comes with a brush. which is handy as you cannot use your fingers or normal foundation brushed for applying mineral make up, and not many people own kabuki brushes: I know I didn't. Application is easy: you just swirl it on in circular motions, and you can build up the coverage depending on how much you need which is handy: I use very little on my chin and forehead, a little more on my cheeks, and lots on my nose. This gives me an even skin tone, without me looking like I've dipped my face in skin-coloured paint. It gives a nice, subtle glow rather than being 100% matte, and at first the product lasted all day for me: no need for multiple applications. It has lasted me a good few months as well. Disadvantages However, there are also downsides. While at first the product lasted all day, a few months in it isn't doing this any more: it wears and rubs off very easily. However, this is likely to be a change in my skin rather than the product, but it shows it has different lasting power for different skin types. The brush is also quite low quality, it feels too rough on my face and it tends to moult ginger hairs. I am soon going to upgrade to a body shop one, I've had lots of their brushes before and they are superb quality, well worth the price (little mini review for you there!). The sifter in the pot is also not great: with some mineral make ups you can open and close it but you cannot with this one, so you tend to get lots of the product coming out. This is not so much of a problem however, as you have to tip it into the lid before you apply anyway. It is also more expensive than most foundations I've previously used.
After watching an infomercial late one night for mineral foundations (hey I've got a small baby and am often up at that time!) I became sold on the idea of mineral foundations. The only thing that put me off was the price - way too far out of my price range. When I was in Boots one day I saw the Maybelline Mineral Foundation which was a fraction of the premium brand prices so decided to give it a go. I have to say I'm an absolute convert. I love the speed you can apply it and the even natural tone it gives my skin. It's easy to apply too - there's no blending and no matter how quickly I feel I've 'thrown it onto my skin' it always comes out looking even and natural. I imagine it could be a little drying if you have dry or combination skin, or if you applied too much but touch wood, so far it's always turned out great. I like the way I don't feel like I've anything on my face - non of the greasy feeling that sometimes comes with cream foundations. It also doesn't go cakey at all, and there's no tell tale tide mark around my jaw. The minerals are meant to be much better for your skin than liquid foundations and I've noticed that my skin seems healthy and I've suffered no break outs since I've been using it. Whether this is just luck or down to the foundation I don't know - but I'm not knocking it. I found it pretty easy to choose the right shade - I've very pale skin so usually the palest suits me best and it seems to be the case with this. My only gripe is that it's not so easy to use on the move - the pot and brush are a little bulky for the average make up bag and it would be great if they could come up with a little retractable brush that you could load with powder in the morning and carry around with you for mid day touch ups.
Now I am the type of girl who sticks to one foundation so when looking at maybelline items and picking up my Dream Matte Mousse, I saw that in Boots they had a 3 for 2 offer on so I decided to pick up a few other bits. One of these being this Mineral foundation, I partly picked this due to them becoming increasingl popular (and figured there must be a reason behind this!) and secondly due to my skin not being too good at the moment so I though that a lighter foundation with "minerals" in may be better for it! It was quite expensive at £9.99 compared to my normal £5.99 mousse, but as it was 3 for 2 I didn't minding scratching around for the few extra pounds. Getting home I couldn't wait to try it out as I thought it may help my skin, it comes in a clear plastic round pot with a brown lid and your shade (the shades do lack choice with only 4 to choose from) and it also came with the brush to apply it, which means there isn't any extra expense. To apply you shake the pot, dip in the brush, tap off the excess and brush onto the skin - what could be simpler?!!? To apply it feels just like powder, quite silky and soft, the brushes don't tickle or irritate and is surprisingly easy to apply. I thought that I'd get the powder everywhere (as I am the messiest person alive - no joke!) however it all either clinged to the brush before being applied to my face or stayed nicely in the pot. It is also quick and easy to apply and doesn't take a long time to blend in like liquid or mousse foundations and to be honest, you don't have to worry about blending at all! It gives a very even coverage and looks like you have fresh, clean and youthful skin which is a nice change to the sometimes thick, sticky, dry look that can sometimes be achieved from other foundations like the liquid ones! It doesn't look much like a foundation, more like a powder, however does give more coverage (and more even coverage) than a normal powder. It also lasts longer on your skin, around 5 hours or so, and has a few more shades avaliable. Overall I really like this product and with offers on at the moment you don't really mind it being a little bit more expensive then what I would normally pay for! I think I am now a convert into the world of these new "mineral" foundations (and I am sure some of you will be saying- 'took you long enough') - but it is all new to me! Try this if you feel your skin is getting tired out due to other stickier, more pore blocking foundations as this one definitley does fell lighter on the skin and gives a lovely even, smooth, silky and soft finish! This review is also on CIAO :)
Maybelline Mineral Foundation: This is one I bought a few months ago and to be honest I was not very impressed with this at all. When I saw the product I thought that it would be better for my skin as it is made with minerals- I was wrong. This is a foundation in powdered form which is supposed to create a natural looking effect. It is also meant to care for your skin and make it feel sleek and soft. With no talc or oil in this, shiny skin should be controlled. This comes in a little pot which has a little brush with it too which is quite useful! My advantages of this were that it came in many different shades therefore I was able to choose my colour rather easily, it does make your skin very soft and luscious and it was not too expensive. My disadvantages: After around 3 days of using this product, I had a breakout of spots so I wonder what it was actually doing to my skin! This went absolutely everywhere when I tried to get it on my face! The holes in the tub got blocked up within a day! This made me feel completely fake and like I was trying to hard! Finally, this made my skin oily when I am naturally more dry skinned. This is sold in supermarkets as well as health and beauty stores and its RRP is around £6.00 which is not too bad but considering I do not like the product, it was a waste of money! I would not recommend this unless you would like to look like a doll! Holly x
These past few years, mineral foundations have become increasingly popular because so many women have read the benefits of using a mineral foundation instead of the ordinary foundation in magazines, on the internet and even on the television. Mineral foundation is suitable for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skins. This is not the only benefit for using mineral foundations, oh no, there are several including the fact they do not clog skin pores and cause breakouts. They also are exceptionally good for people who have dry skin because mineral foundation absorbs excess oil off of the skin, leaving you with a fresh look that lasts all day. So the main reason I purchased the Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral Powder was because it has so many benefits to using it. So many people are afraid to wear cosmetics because they don't want to cause harm to their skin, however now there are finally products that are actually good for the skin instead of causing problems like dry patches, break outs etc. I purchased the Maybelline pure foundation from any Boots; you can purchase this at other stores including Superdrug. I paid £9.78 which is incredibly cheap for a foundation compared to how much I usually spend it's a bargain! The Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral Powder is packaged in a plastic pot with a dark brown lid. Once this lid is unscrewed you will find a filter. The packaging isn't very appealing; in fact it is probably the worst packaging I have seen for a foundation. I don't mind the fact it is in a plastic pot it is the fact the colours on the front of the lid are boring browns with nothing at all on it that would attract someone to buy it. The Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral Powder is an 8g powder. There is very little choice in shades this can be a slight problem because finding the right colour can be difficult when there isn't as much choice. I personally don't like this foundation much because I like a nice radiant shimmering glow, which my other foundation gives. Although this foundation does have many advantages to it such as the fact it doesn't contain talc and any other properties that cause problems to the skins surface I do not like the fact it gives a really 'matte look' I really like a little bit of a shine to make it look m ore natural. This foundation looks far too cakey and far from shiny. The foundation comes with a small brush; the brush isn't very good... I wasn't too surprised though because you can't really expect a free brush with a product to be exceptional especially when you pay such a low price for the product. Application I used my MAC 129 powder blush to apply the foundation. This is a wonderful brush, the bristles are so soft which makes application tons easier. It's crucial that you don't apply a powder foundation with your finger tips; you should use a brush because using your finger tips will mean the foundation won't blend in very well and leave it looking very blotchy. I start by blending the foundation on my forehead and gradually spread it all over my face. I do these using circular motions, as I find this the easiest way to blend the powder into my skin. I then apply only a small amount of powder due to this foundation been a powder based foundation it isn't ideal to apply heaps of powder on top of it because it can look ridiculously cakey, so if you are worried your skin will melt through the day then I suggest you just apply a small amount on your t zone or wherever you are prone to have oil. Coverage The coverage of this foundation is good, I don't really like the look of this foundation because it doesn't give a gorgeous dewy look that my other foundation gives, it's really good for those who have oily skin because it is a matte foundation since it's powder based. Verdict: This product is just "ok" I wouldn't use this as an everyday product because I do like a "glow" but I would probably use this quite a lot in the summer time because I'm sure this would be great in the hot weather as it's really matte and absorbs any oil on the skin. This is definitely great for those who have oily skin and need to get rid of shininess.
I've add problem skin since I was 13 (I am now 21) and have spent years covering (or attempting too) my temperamental skin with liquid foundations. This just seemed to aggrevate the situation making it so much worse. When I seen mineral foundations advertised on television and heard all the hype about them I thought that I would give it a try. I use a few maybelline products and trust the brand so I decided I would use theres. The main thing that I really like about this particular brand is that the 'mineral' foundation is not mainly made from talc (a lot of the others are) which can block the pores and lead to dreaded spots. The foundation I bought cam with a little kabuki brush and instructions on how to apply the make up. The first time I tried it I looked at myself in the mirror and just threw the make up to the back of thee wardrobe. I looked terrible, it gave hardly any coverage. So back to liquid then. A few months later I cam across an online forum raving about mineral foundation and advising to use youtube to download tutorial videos, so I did this. After seeing how to apply the product properly and learning how to build up the coverage I gave it another go. This time I could definetely see the difference. My skin looked so smooth and natural. And no tide marks at all. My skin has improved no end since using this. The main reason I love mineral foundation (with no talc!!!) is because it allows the skin the breath and will not block the pores. It also gives a natural, matte look. I really cannot fault this product. I will say however it does take a bit of time to get used too. Because the make up is so light you will feel 'naked'. But its worth the transition faze. It is also worth watching the tutorials on you tube and the like!
Recently I went through all of my make up and unfortunatley much of it was dried out and just not good any more. I figured I could afford to replace much of it and went off on a mission. The mission I chose would prove to be much more than I had ever dreamed possible. I came across what I thought would be a great product. The Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Powder foundation. It boasts a spf of 18 and includes micro-minerals. Now I have no idea what micro-minerals are but I figure it had to be good for my skin. So as I am standing in the make up area picking out my new make ups I grabbed this one to compare with a bunch of others. The deciding factor for me was that it included a nice blush type brush with it for appylying the powder. Not the flimsy sponge type thing they normally give you. So I tossed it into my cart and carried on my way anxious to get home and try it out. I also purchased the liquid that goes with the powder at the same time getting the set. I got home opened up the make up and got to applying it. I first put on the liquid to even out my skin tone. I then got the brush out and got ready to put the powder on. I put it on my brush and read the instructions apply in circular motions around your face. I got ready and that's when I realized there was a problem with the powder. I put it on my skin and I instantly smelled sulfer or what I can only compare to rotten eggs. I guess that its the minerals its made out of. The scent of it was a big turn off and that was only the beginning. As I looked at my self in the mirror I realized that my face was a rather red color. I didnt think that it was due to the powder but as I washed my face and the red color disappeard I knew it was due to the powder. So not only does it stink like rotten eggs. It also turns you into a clown with a red face. Not what I would call a good make up product. Would I ever buy this again not on your life.
Every make-up manufacturer worth their salt is jumping on the bandwagon at the moment. I think Maybelline have one of the more convincing products out there, and unlike some companies they haven't priced their foundation out of most people's reasonable affordable range. I wouldn't wear this product on its own - a powder foundation is still a powder, and is never going to provide as natural and easy-looking coverage as a mousse or cream, particularly if you wear it all over the face. Mineral foundations do NOT provide a fix-all - applied too heavily, they all over-mattify the skin and cancel out the natural glow that makes skin attractive, and this one's no exception. If you have problem skin it provides good coverage, though, and it's much more effective than normal powder on blemishes, dabbed and blended discreetly over concealer or a normal light foundation. The colour is good though; it provides a natural match to pale skin, and doesn't have the deadening greyness of the last mineral powder I used. It's a good tidyer-upper. My other big problem with it is how messy it is to apply. Unless you have a big tidy dressing table to work at, pots of loose powder are always dangerous. It's easy enough to put it where you want it on the skin, it's everywhere else it lands that's the problem. No matter how careful you are, dots of it will flick everywhere, and stain harder than normal powder. Do NOT apply while wearing black! The brush this mineral powder comes with is firm and a good size, though slightly stiff - I prefer to use a proper powder brush, as it picks up slightly less powder and applies it more evenly than Maybelline's brush. It also works VERY well with a medium-large concealer brush, as you can apply it lightly where needed and blend very easily. But it's definitely not a product to use on the go - the recent results from trying to use it on the bus were hilarious, though unfortunate... All in all, a good workhorse of a product - it's a quick facesaver on spotty days, provides polish for an evening look, and sits well on the skin, but it can be a bit inconvenient and it's definitely not one to take along on a night out. Great for your skin, but a bit of a pain in other respects! But I'll award it a high mark, because it's a good skin product that does what it should.
i have been used this product for about two months. I have tried it over liquid foundation and over my bare skin . basically i have used it til it ran out. when using over liquid i have totally changed my view on this foundation because it just didnt quite cut it. I feel the problem with it was that even though it had average coverage . it made my skin look very powdery and i say average coverage because it covered the areas i didnt want to cover.like it made the darker areas of my skin pinker . (like my blemishes).also it made my skin have a wierd pink tone which i didnt notice until someone mentioned it lol . when using on bare skin when i used it on bare skin it gave average coverage on my acne skin . i had to use lot of concealer to make myself look human . it didnt last that long about 4 hours before oil started to seep through. Even though I use a oil control moisturiser and setting powder for my oiliness. how i used it i tapped out a small amount of foundation on to lid and swirl brush in it , i then buff in circles on to the face until coverage is how i wanted it. more about the product in a rather large jar with sifter comes with a dinky kabuki brush id say bout less than 5cm tall . Has 8g of powder in it. brush i was sceptical bout the brush because its tiny but its lovely, its soft, picks up the powder easily and lets you apply on your face smoothly . However now ive used it and washed it a lot it has got a bit rough and it does shed. so ive gone back to my usual bigger kabuki brush advantages easy to apply spf 15 disadvantages ive washed brush about 18 times now and it has started to shed. didnt cover darker areas. available at boots for £9.78 colour i used is rose ivory (im very pale)
My skin is extremely unpredictable and seems to have a mind of it's own. Some days it won't look too bad and I can actually leave the house without foundation and other days I feel like going out with a paper bag on my head! My skin dilemmas include blemishes, excess oil and dry patches which makes finding a foundation that suits my skin a mammoth task. I first discovered the concept of mineral make-up when reading a magazine and after learning that it is specially formulated to be kind to your skin and let it breathe, I thought I'd give it a go. After deciding this, the hardest decision was choosing which foundation to buy but this was made slightly easier by the fact that Maybelline Mineral Foundation was on offer in Boots for about £7. At the time, the foundation was new and so was this price to introduce it to the range but now unfortunately it has gone up to £9.78 in Boots. This seems quite a lot for a foundation but mine has lasted over a year (I know you're probably supposed to throw it out after a while but while it still works I don't bother!) and if it suits you then it's definitely worth it. The foundation is a very fine powder and comes in a round pot with an unscrewable lid. Inside the pot the foundation is separated from the lid with a plastic cover that has holes in it so that you can tip out a small bit of the foundation into the lid instead of getting too much on your brush when you dip it into the pot. Personally I haven't found that this works too well as when you tip the foundation out too much still comes out and you end up wasting quite a bit as it spills out of the pot or falls off the brush. The foundation comes with a Kabuki brush which is specially designed to be used with this type of make-up. The brush has very hard bristles which feel quite scratchy if you press too hard on your face. It also needs to be cleaned quite regularly as particles of the foundation stick in the bristles of the brush not to mention that bacteria from anywhere that it touches will then be transferred to your face! I usually just wash mine under the hot tap and leave it to dry. The foundation comes in five different shades and I chose the closest match to my skin which happened to be Rose Ivory which is Number 2. As soon as I tried the foundation I loved the way it felt on my skin, or didn't feel should I say! The particles were so light that I couldn't even tell that I was wearing foundation and I was also really impressed by the even finish that the product gave me. I can honestly say that this foundation is completely different to any other that I've tried and I love the way it makes my skin look. To use the foundation I usually use plenty of moisturiser to give it a smooth base and then apply the foundation by using circular motions with the brush all over my face. It's surprising how little foundation you actually need to cover up any imperfections and I have often made the mistake of making my face orange by using too much. The best thing to do is just use a tiny amount and add more if you need to, which you probably won't! Another thing that I love about this foundation is that it dries out my skin just enough to leave it looking matte and doesn't allow half as much shine as other foundations. It's also non-comedogenic which means that it doesn't block pores so this is a good choice if you suffer from spots. The only problem that you may have with this foundation is if you have very dry skin as because it is a powder it tends to sit in any dry patches and look a bit unnatural. If you do have dry skin you're better off sticking to the liquid version of mineral make-up. Overall I was really impressed with this foundation as it was especially suitable for my spot and shine prone skin. It can be a bit pricey but mine has lasted for a year even though I use it every day and so it's well worth the money.
Natural-looking luminosity / Feather-light feel of a powder yet complete flawless coverage / Long-wearing / Helps care for your skin / No talc, no oils / With SPF15 it helps protect skin from UV rays /