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I had never really bothered with mineral make up as I was under the impression that it was a powder foundation and that does not sit well (literally) with me! But on a recent retail therapy session I noticed this little beauty on the shelf and was astounded to see that it was classed as a mineral foundation whilst still being in my comfort zone of the liquid variety. It is the first ever liquid mineral foundation that Maybelline New York have released as their powder one was such a huge success - but what is so good about minerals?
Minerals are found in lots of every day things such as food, water and some juices. They help to keep us healthy on the inside as well as the outside and are very naturally sourced - so no scientists have interfered with their churning chemicals. This foundation claims to be the new way to healthier, natural looking skin thanks to the 'covering power' of the 'micro-minerals' in the liquid formula. Coverage is said to be flawless, natural and healthy looking all thanks to the skin mineral properties that it has in its ingredients. Its talc free, oil free and perfume free so it is suitable for sensitive and oil skin as well as dry skin. The greatest attribute is that it does not clog pores - something we all want to hear!
I could not wait to try this to see how my skin reacted to the mineral aspect! The packaging is very simplistic yet very effective with a hard, sturdy plastic bottle that is coloured the shade that you choose which make it easier to find the Mr Right For My Skin tone! In the centre of the bottle is a black circle with the name and the aim. On the back are the ingredients and also the instructions which basically tell you to buy their concealer and blend with your fingers - not my way of doing things! Once you take off the lid there is a pump - I love foundations with a pump as you can access the product so easily and not waste any at the bottom of the bottle.
I like to start with a primed face (as this is an oil free foundation there is the danger of it being drying) then I pump a small amount (about a 5 pence piece amount) onto the back of my hand as the heat from your body warms it up and helps it to blend better - little Hayley's Hint for you there! I use a foundation brush for this foundation as it is quite a thick consistency and it helps me to achieve a more seamless and flawless coverage. This foundation is very similar to the Revlon PhotoReady as it is quite thick but very creamy and silky - it glides on effortlessly and I hardly have to blend it out as it pretty much sits where I want it to like a loyal puppy! I always apply a dusting of powder over the top as I don't want it to appear shiny and it prolongs the wear for a few more hours. I would say this lasts for up to 8 hours without a touch up - pretty good going for a drug store foundation I think!
The mineral aspect has definitely made my skin look and feel more replenished and renewed, it doesn't make my face feel heavy and like I am wearing make up. Instead it feels lifted and illuminated. There are 5 shades in this range, I think they could do with a few more but I am sure that everyone will find one that suits them or at least something near. They are:
Cameo - The lightest shade with golden and yellow undertones. Suitable for fair complexions that still want to have a glow to them!
Nude - A light to medium shade that is more on the tanned side, I think this would match seamlessly to a light fake or real tan.
Porcelain - A medium shade that has a light golden undertone and would suit olive and medium skin tones.
Fawn - One of the darker shades that have a slight bronzed undertone and would give you that just stepped off the plane look!
Honey Beige - The darkest shade of the range for a warm golden tan look
I chose the lightest, Cameo and found that it suits me fine during the summer but in the winter I will have to get the blending brush out and perhaps mix it with a lighter foundation, but for the moment I am very happy with this foundation and I know now that mineral foundations are not only powder formation. Don't judge the make up by it's cover!
Retailing at £8.19 you can purchase at Superdrugs, Boots, selected supermarkets, any departments stores that stock Maybelline as well as online.
After my complete and utter disaster with my Rimmel foundation I have in and bought a new foundation after being so sick and tired of having orange patches and it becoming patchy. With a bit more time on my hands I was able to have a look into a few foundations and go back to the brand which I really do like; Maybelline. They may not be the most expensive or the cheapest but their middle of the road priced foundations I find are actually pretty great and seem to suit my skin wonderfully.
In my local Morrisons which actually stocks a good Maybelline display were various reduced items including the Maybelline Pure Minerals Liquid Foundation. I have had great success with Maybelline's foundations in the past and as the Pure Minerals foundation was reduced by just over £4 I thought at half the price it was certainly worth a go. The variety of shades offered a good choice which makes the choice quite a bit easier!
Maybelline Pure Minerals Liquid Foundation comes in a circular round glass bottle which features a snap on/off clear plastic top which goes over the black pump (this bottle is a pump action bottle). The bottle itself is clear glass so you can easily see the colour of the foundation as well as how much you have left to use which personally I find incredibly useful! The labelling is incredibly simple as it is just font rather than a label, its minimalist but it works. It gives you all the information you need to know.
Maybelline Pure Minerals Liquid Foundation is made from mineralised water which is meant to be a lot better on your skin. It apparently gives healthier and natural looking skin by helping to cover up dark circles and conceal imperfections. It does it apparently by using micro-minerals which give a flawless, natural look. The foundation itself is talc, oil and perfume free and is suitable for people with sensitive skin (I'm currently suffering with sensitive skin at the moment for some reason). Because it is light on the skin Maybelline also claim it doesn't block pores which is even better.
To use the foundation you just need to shake it up a few times before use and then press down on the black pump at the top of the bottle. It doesn't have long before the foundation comes out. It has quite a thin consistency which I was surprised at because of the other Maybelline foundations I have used but I wasn't going to write it off due to its consistency. The foundation is matt in colour and has absolutely no fragrance whatsoever.
To apply the foundation you need to work from the outside working in. You can use either your fingers or a sponge. Personally I use a sponge and then blend with my fingers especially around the eye area and nose. Despite its thin consistency you only need a small amount to cover a decent area which is great considering I thought it may be a foundation that you need to use loads of but I couldn't have been more wrong! The foundation is easy to blend and doesn't give a patchy look whatsoever. It simply offers a nice natural look which doesn't look false or fake but nicely natural.
Generally when I wear foundation I want it to last a decent amount of time before reapplying this is normally when I am at work and just don't have the time to re-apply my make up. I am please to say that this foundation wears well and certainly lasts a good 8 hours before needing a little touching up. Yes, after around 5 hours it doesn't look as fresh but you can tell it is still there and your skin has a nice glow to it. It certainly doesn't go patchy over the course of the day nor does it become to look drab and worn as some foundations can.
Removing the foundation is simple however you choose to the foundation lifts off easily. My skin has been sensitive of late for some reason and this foundation certainly hasn't angered it and my skin has been left soft and smooth without any irritation which is obviously great. My only small gripe with this foundation is simply the consistency but as you don't need to use a lot at any one time then I can't complain whatsoever. This is certainly a great foundation and one that I would quite happily recommend to all.
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Price: From £8 upwards
Shades: Nude, Fawn, Honey Beige, Cameo, Porcelain and Ivory
Availability: Online, supermarkets and pharmacies
Foundation is for me the key product when it comes to my make-up. If my foundation isn't right then nothing will look right and with my 'problem' skin I rely on it to cover up all of those imperfections that bother me on a daily basis. In the past I have tried out so many foundations, ranging from the cheapest on the market to rather expensive brands but this Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral foundation is the only one that I have used and stuck to because it simply ticks all of the boxes for me.
As the name suggests, the foundation is packed full of minerals - 12 to be exact. Maybelline call it a 'healthy vitalising foundation that's good to skin'. I liked the fact that the foundation contained minerals, at the time I found this foundation I had been reading a lot about mineral make-up in magazines and it seemed to be the new craze in the make-up world. All the articles said how much using mineral make-up can benefit your skin and can help improve blemishes etc while covering imperfections. This sounded perfect to me, we all know that its a vicious circle of...you get spots so you try to hide them with make-up which leads to clogging of pores and more spots, so a foundation that helped to heal my skin whilst giving me the coverage I needed sounded great!.
If I don't know exactly what i'm looking for then I always go to Boots. You have all the brands right there next to each other and it's easy to compare the products and prices. Maybelline has always been a brand that I have liked, so when I saw that they did a mineral foundation I immediately picked it up for closer inspection. The foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle with plastic pump top which makes it very easy to dispense and to get the right amount for you without wasting any foundation. Also, the pump design is the most hygienic form of foundation. At £8.19 there are other foundations available for less, but for a mineral foundation this is a great price. The foundation comes in a wide range of colours, they are called - Ivory, Nude, Fawn, Honey Beige, Cameo, Sand and Porcelain. I was pleased to see that they had a colour that was suitable for people with very pale skin like myself (Ivory). This is the colour I originally bought, however, recently I accidentally picked up Porcelain instead of Ivory and purchased it. When I got home and realised I decided to try it out anyway and at first I thought it was a little dark for me but the more I blended it the more the colour suited me and I am now hooked on Porcelain.
The foundation has a gorgeous texture, its neither thick or runny just a perfect consistency that is easily blendable. I find that it leaves me with smooth looking skin that has a lovely subtle dewy glow. It covers my imperfections really well and with a matte powder on top it looks great. It is much better than any foundation I have used in the past, including the expensive ones I have tried.
I have made no secret of the fact that I have fairly bad skin and do suffer from out breaks of spots. So, when shopping for a foundation I look out for products that will not only hide my imperfects but also not cause the problem to get worse, as I'm sure most of you know, pores clogged with makeup and excess oils are never a recipe for a clear complexion. While trawling the make up isle in my local superdrug I came accross Maybelline's Pure Liquid Mineral Foundation and after a quick read of the bottle decided I would give it ago.
This foundation is contained within a simple, cylindrical, clear, glass bottle with a basic pump that is metallic brown in colour. On the front of the bottle is a label also in a metallic brown colour with the brand name (Maybelline, New York) in white writing at the top of the label and then the product name and a small amount of product information in a combination of white and turquoise coloured writing. Also written on the front of the bottle is the colour tone of the foundation and product tone number (mine is Nude 021) and the SPF 15 written at the bottom of the bottle.
On the Back of the bottle is some slightly more in depth information about the product. This label can then be pulled off to reveal a fairly long list of ingredients and also directions of how to apply the foundation (it advises to dot onto the face and then smooth onto the face with downward strokes until blended).
The label on this bottle informs me that, contained within the creamyness off the foundation are purified micro minerals and that it is made of 37% water to provide up to 8 hours hydration for my skin while simultaneously ensuring that the foundation gives a breathable coverage by containing no oils, waxes or perfumes and also provides an added bonus of having a SPF 15. According to the product information, once applied I should be left with a healthy looking, flawless comeplexion.
Regardless of the advise of how to apply the foundation written on the bottle, I applied this foundation the same way I apply any liquid foundation. I put three dots of the foundation on each cheek, three on my forehead and then one on my chin and my nose. I then use a foundation brush to blend the foundation, but I don't do this in any specific direction. I then remove any excess foundation with a make up sponge. I found when using this foundation that it does actually give a really good coverage and a little of this foundation most certainly does go a long way. I would say that the product information is probably right with it's description of being a breatheable foundation as, once applied I don't even realise that I'm wearing it, it is such a light foundation. There is no thick, heavy, stodgyness (if thats a word) that I have experienced with some foundations. There is a very subtle scent to the foundation but it just has a typical foundation smell, it isn't a perfume like smell and you can't smell it unless you actually sniff the bottle.
The information states that the foundation provides 8 hours hydration for your skin and I would say that this is probably because the foundation does not actually last any longer than this. After an 8 hour shift at work, if I was to go out afterwards I definitely feel the need to re-apply my foundation, but it does give a really good coverage and lovely looking complexion during this time.
Now, don't get me wrong, this is no miracle foundation that can hide any and all imperfections but it does do a fairly good job at disguising my spots providing they are not too red and angry looking to begin with. Smaller ones are more or less completely hidden but big, horrible red ones are still visible, just slightly less red. However, I will say that as far as I can tell, this foundation does not make my skin any worse and doesn't appear to clog my pores. My complexion doesn't look greasey once this foundation is applied which is something I have experienced with other foundations, I assume this is due to the fact that this foundation contains no oils or waxes. I have quite sensitive skin, but can honestly say that I have not experienced any irritation with this foundation.
This product is very easily removed using make up remover wipes or simply soapy water and a flannel (I usually use make up wipes).
***Price and availablility***
I think I paid around £7.99 for this product about 6 months ago, however, while having a browse in Superdrug today the price has now increased and it now costs £8.19 for a 30ml bottle. This is by no means the most expensive foundation on the market, infact I think it is one of the cheapest. Personally, I don't mind paying this price as, like I mentioned prevoiusly, a little goes a long way so it lasts quite a long time. As I have already mentioned, I bought this product from my local Superdrug, however, my local Boots does not stock this product (my local Boots is only a small store so I'm sure that this would be available in bigger branches as it is available on their website).
I actually really like this foundation, it is lovely and light and gives a really good coverage with only a small amount. My complexion (providing I don't have any big, nasty spots) looks clear and healthy and my skin doesn't appear greasy when wearing this product. My pores don't become clogged with this foundation and so it doesn't cause my skin to get worse. I think that this foundation is suitable for daytime or evening use but if you want a really long lasting foundation then this probably isn't the best product for you. I think that this product is really good value for money, one bottle can last me around 4-6 months (although I do use other products during this time). I would definitely recommend this product.
My usual foundation is Maxfactor colour adapt but last year I decided to try something a bit new and get Pure liquid mineral foundation. I bought it in my local Morrisons when I was looking for a cheaper alternative to my max factor as it was a pretty hard time. I do like Maybelliune's products and I have never been disappointed with the product I've received so I expected good things from this foundation.
I did noticed my usual foundation was pretty oily and I wanted an alternative to it so that my skin was spotless (literally) for my holiday. I assumed that this foundation would do exactly that. It came in a glass bottle with a little pump. I prefer the pumps as open-top bottles can be very hard to get the foundation out. I would have much rathered that it came in a plastic bottle so that I could cut the bottle open when I was finished and scrape every last piece of my foundation out. If you haven't noticed yet, I like to get the best for my money.
The colour I purchased was Sand 030. This is a pretty fair colour although it gives a touch of tan to your skin. I am very pale and usually the lightest foundations suit me best although I find that they can drain the life out of your face and make you look very gothic. This is why I opted for a darker skin tone. I found that it was rather yellowy/beige as opposed to the bright orange colour you find so this was a bonus. I don't think the colour it applies to your face is very nice so you may need some bronzer or some powder to conceal the colour of your skin.
Although this is a cheaper foundation, the coverage is fairly good. It doesn't apply very thick to the skin and this is probably due to the watery consistency of the foundation. It covered spots fairly well and completely concealed freckles. I think you may need to apply another foundation on top of this such as dream matte mouse or put two layers of this foundation on if you really want to cover all blemishes. For a cheaper foundation the coverage is ok and would be quite a good foundation for people who don't have a lot to hide.
I have to say I absolutely hate the texture of this. You first notice this when you put it on. When you try to rub it, it almost feels very dry and that you are rubbing dry foundation on your skin. This is probably due to the fact the foundation is oil free. It definitely does not "glide" on the skin so you definitely need a skin primer for this. When it sits on the skin, I think the looks awful and you can not leave the house without placing a powder or an other foundation on top. It does not make your skin appear soft and you can definitely tell you have foundation on - no natural look for you!
This is an important issue as applying the foundation is just as important as having a good foundation. Firstly, you have to use a sponge as using your fingers will only be a nightmare for you and due to it's watery texture you will lose a lot of it inside your fingers. At least with a sponge, the foundation stays inside for a long while. You absolutely have to use a moisturiser underneath because the foundation is just too dry and it will dry your skin out. It does not blend very well into your jawbone or anywhere into your skin in fact so make sure you rub the foundation down into your chest (if you are wearing a low-cut top)
This foundation doesn't really claim to be amazing, it just claims to be healthy for your skin which us woman should really consider as we put so my rubbish on our face everyday. It is non-comedogenic, talc-free, oil-free and fragrance free which means you are doing something great for your skin. I did notice my spots reduced which was great so I'm a bit upset the foundation itself wasn't better.
Overall I was fairly disappointed with this product and felt that maybe line let me down. IT was only £6.99 so I couldn't really complain and for such a cheap foundation it had it's advantages.
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This is my current foundation and i have had a few bottles of it now. At first i wasnt keen on it because i found that it didnt stay on all day. Then i tried a few other foundations but found they did the same thing but worse, some even going patchy throughout the day. Therefore i thought i would try this one again and i really like it now. To help it stay on for longer i apply a mineral foundation powder over the top which works really well.
I like this foundation as it is a liquid foundation which i think are the easiest to apply and you also dont need to much to achieve full coverage so the bottle lasts a while. It is also a decent price at £7.99 in boots and superdrug and maybelline tend to have 3 for 2 offers on their make up quite often aswell. Another reason why i like this foundation in particular is that it has a really good range of colours as opposed to others which have limited colours. I have quite a pale complexion so i find that ivory suits my skin colour well and this light colour isnt always available in other foundations i have tried.
Overall this is a really good foundation for this price range, the only problem is that it does start to come of during the day so i would advise applying powder over the top. However if you are willing to spend more on a foundation there will be others that will stay on for longer in a higher price range.
I should probably start this review by up front stating 1 point - I don't like liquid foundations. The application annoys me, the look annoys me, the feel annoys me, and mess annoys me.
However. Like most people I'm not perfect, try as I may to pretend otherwise, and sometimes a powder just isn't suitable so I have a couple of liquid foundations to fall back on on slightly different shades.
My pure liquid mineral foundation is in nude - I know now that my ideal colour would've probably been cameo, but in all fairness nude also suits me fine, my undertones are quite cool (pinky), nude I'd say is between neutral and cool, so also quite good for summer I guess. The overtones are also more beigey than I first realised, but this was my inexperienced buying, worth noting if you're buying online though.
But anyway onto the foundation; it comes in a glass bottle with a plastic applicator and cap. the front has the lable and also info saying the colour and SPF 15, the back has a peel lable where you can view ingredients. The bottle contains 30ml.
The foundation itself:
The actual foundation is very smooth feeling, and it goes go on relatively easily. I don't like using my fingers but they do help it to merge better, but even with a brush this will merge with a little work, no more than you'd expect.
The coverage is quite good although I find double layers impossible without it looking strange, but I rarely need more anyway.
The finish is quite dewy - a little too much so for my tastes really, even at 18 the shine from this is pushing the boundaries between healthy glow and just.. shiny. I can only wear this on very good skin days without a powder to matt it a little.
Now the most annoying issue - transfer. Now I don't want a foundation to dry like a mask on me, but this transfers a bit if it's not powdered. And a little even when it is. It's not awfully so, but it's enough you're consious of it all day, which kills the confidence boost of a good foundation.
This has now been relegated to a primer. I mostly use it as an eyelid primer or sometimes a liquid concealer under my powder foundation, where the slightly beige? overtones conceal my spots quite well if I need heavier coverage. If I'm struggling with a dry patch on my face I'll also use it after moisturiser as a primer there so my powder foundation goes on smoothly so to not look dry there.
It works quite well for those purposes - but honestly so does my other liquid foundation, and they also look 100 times better as a foundation. I imagine a cheap 17 or collection 2000 one would work for primer/concealing purposes too. So while I'm not chucking it out just yet, as after all it'll last ages as a primer - I'd not bother with another pot if I ever finish this one.
If you just want a liquid foundation there are better ones. If like me you need a _mineral_ liquid foundation, there are better, if admittedly more expensive ones. I'd certainly triple check the colour (as said this was my mistake admittedly), and also only buy if prepared to ALWAYS use a powder to set it.
I wasn't sure at the start of writing this how many stars it deserved as I should say in a balanced way, I did use this for a while without complaint - but then I also actively found a different liquid foundation despite my infrequent usage of one. I think ultimately I should give this 3* perhaps - it isn't totally awful, it's gentle to skin and it looks OK, but there are also far better out there, it's really quite average, not good, certainly not something you wonder how you lived without - more likely you'll spend your time figuring how to live with it.
I prefer to wear liquid foundations purely because I like water-based coverage's that hydrate my skin rather than make it look dry and flaky.
I picked this foundation as it included no oils, waxes or perfume so I knew it wouldn't cause my skin to become oily or irritated. The 15 SPF helps on the sunny days as I don't usually bother with sun-lotion so for me that was just an added bonus.
When wearing the foundation you feel as if you aren't actually wearing any, the product is very light & allows my skin to breathe yet gives great coverage. My skin looks visibly improved, natural & healthy.
I use around 2 pumps daily and it gives me around 8 hours worth of coverage, it doesn't rub off easily or make my face look shiny, which many liquid foundations tend to do. Applying the make-up takes very little time as it blends easily leaving me with a natural coverage & not a different coloured neck, which is usually the case.
You can purchase the foundation in 8 shades, from pale to dark:
* Honey Beige
Oh and the container is recyclable too for those interested. Hope this review has helped, thanks for reading.
Theres a stall in the markets in Bham that is always selling different brands up make-up for very low prices and they do it by weeks. For example one week it will be Rimmel and then another it will be Maybelline like it was last week when I went to pick up some new products and ended up with about 5 new ones to try out - at about £1-£2 each you really cant complain! Anyway this "Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral Foundation" was one of those five items and I pretty much had to get this as I had ran out of my normal foundation adn really couldnt afford to replace it at all the time so in all honesty I bought this as a stand in but I have to admit Ive been surprised. Im not going to be swapping my normal foundation for this but I certainly wouldnt say no to using it in the future - I think my opinions of liquid foundations might be starting to change!
Price: Around £6
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug, Amazon ETC
Shades: Ivory, Nude, Fawn, Honey Beige, Cameo, Caramel, Sand & Porcelain. I personally own the shade Nude as that one seemed to fit my skintone best but the range of shades is quite good here as there is a very wide variety with some for very pale and some for very dark skin thrown in.
The reason why this foundation is said to be so special is that it was the first ever liquid foundation to contain minerals which we all know is suppsoed to be the best thign since sliced bread these days. Anything that contains minerals is meant to be fab but Ive never really thought so up until now. I dont know whether this minerals have anything to do with this being so good but it definately is in my eyes. This foundation is also perfume, talc and oil free so it can be used even on sensitive skin.
When I read that this was oil free is when I made up my mind it was going to be rubbish. Oil free foundations I have tried in the past have been way to thick and near enough impossible to rub into or blend into my skin but Maybelline seem to have got the consistency just right in this case. It is too runny or too thick it just goes on evenly and rubs in and blends really well. Ive never had a problem with this looking too caked on and never had any orange lines or tide marks from it so it is super easy to apply. I recommend doing it with a make-up sponge though because like all liquid foundations application can get messy.
I love the colour and finish this gives my face as although it does give more coverage than Im used to it still doesnt make your face look unatural or too made up it just looks totally flawless and blemish free. My face also doesnt feel too heavy when I wear this as my skin feels like it can still breathe and Ive never experienced getting more spots from using this (my friends have) so I think everyone should be fine my face is quite funny about products even though I have quite "normal" skin and Ive never had a problem with this. It lasts all day on my face without needing to re-apply so I have a feeling this bottle will last me ages especially as Im going to save it for days when I need a little extra coverage. Definately recommended.
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As someone who is prone to break outs and tempermental skin, I was initially attracted to buying this foundation because as the title suggests, it's a liquid mineral foundation.
It comes in a range of 8 shades, and being quite pale, I chose Ivory. I was quite impressed with how smooth this foundation goes on. Considering it contains minerals you would expect a dramatic/negative difference to the typical liquid foundation, however there is none. It's a really simple and smooth foundation which is also reasonably priced, meaning when you run out is it not too costly to replace it.
I have also found a great tip with this foundation, is to buy a shade darker to use as a concealer, particularly under the eyes and to brush over any imperfections.
It is quite light on your skin, which is good as heavy foundations tend to clog pores and do not feel as good on the skin. However, as it is light it doesn't have a very long staying power past a few hours, and is perhaps not best suited for photo shoots as the Maybelline website suggests it is. On the other hand, it gives a natural finish and enhances the skin tones which if that is all you are after, I would say this is worth a try.
Having run out of my prized foundation I went looking for something new to use. Standing there looking at all the make up this foundation caught my eye. Looking at the packaging it is simple but effective, the foundation says it is liquid mineral foundation that allows your skin to breathe- it sounds like a pure, simple and uncomplicated product. The clear bottle allows you to see exactly what colour the foundation is, something I like as a lot of the foundations you buy are in sealed unclear containers.
I was a bit skeptical at first, the foundation says it provides flawless and glowing coverage and that it blends with your own skin tone. I picked the colour closest to my skin tone using a tester and away I went. This is not badly priced at £7.99 and I found that it did do exactly what it says on the packet.
Using the pump I put a bit on my hand and blended it into my skin. It felt slightly oily but apart from that it blended very well and gave me a nice, smooth and even finish. My husband even commented on how nice I looked after first using it so that says something! This is the first Maybelline product that I have used and it certainly wouldn't put me off using some more of their range. The colour is nice and leaves my skin looking and feeling that little bit brighter. Certainly a foundation worth a try. I am not sure about the whole mineral thing, it is something a lot of products boast at the moment and I don't know a lot about it. However this foundation is also SPF 15 so not only does it look good it provides you with some much needed sun protection at the same time. All in all, a good foundation at a good price.
I purchased pure liquid mineral, breathable foundation for a healthy and flawless look with micro-minerals and SPF 15 from the Maybelline range at my local Boots store. For quite some time now I have avoided heavy makeup due to acne in combination with patches of very dry skin. My particular issue area was with my nose that gets very red and dry and very sore.
However, after catching a glimpse of myself in a lift mirror I decided I needed to find something to improve my appearance. I had previously heard from friends the benefits of using mineral makeup and so entered Boots with the sole intention of finding something mineral based.
I found the Maybelline makeup range reasonably priced and tested the makeup to find a good match to my skin tone. I then purchased the pure liquid mineral foundation in a suitable tone and hurried home to test it properly.
I initially was a little aprehensive of the size of the bottle expecting that it would run down fairly quickly but was suprised at how far the tiniest dot would go. I have been using the makeup for about a month now and can barely see a reduction in the ammount in the bottle.
I found the makeup covers and blends well and the redness of my nose completely disappears with use of the makeup. I do find the makeup stays a little shiny and so a light brushing of powder is needed but overall it feels a very light foundation to use.
My other concern is whether I would still look good at the end of the day as with other foundations I have found the dry patches of skin become almost clogged and flaky throughout the day. Maybelline pure liquid however seems to keep my skin the little bit more moisturised and prevents the flaky dry patches appearing. Add to all this the SPF in the makeup and I feel you get a good all round healthy make up for your money.
I have come very close, but never actually found the perfect foundation so whenever I am in need of a replacement I like to shop around and see what's new. This time I came across Maybelline pure liquid mineral foundation and popped it into my basket, but I really wish that I had read some previous reviews on it first!
The foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle with a deep purple pump action dispenser on the top. Glass bottles come with mixed feelings for me - I like the fact that you can see when you are coming to the end of the bottle, but I also have a nasty habit of dropping the bottle on my tiled floors and I'm left with a greasy glassy mess. A plastic lid tops off the bottle which is handy for avoiding accidental messes caused by the pump being accidentally pressed whilst in your make-up bag.
I have heard good things about mineral make-up which is one of the reasons that I chose this foundation. Everyone seems to be talking about this new make-up technology - mineral make-up is supposedly the newest method of delaying the signs of aging and is jam packed with antioxidants that aid the process. Your skin is supposed to look radiant and smooth even after you have taken it off (if used for specified periods of time) so it must be good? All of the major make-up producers are getting on the mineral bandwagon so the prices of products seem to be coming down thus making it more available to the wider market.
When I initially pumped this foundation out the first thing that struck me was how runny it was. You can use a brush or a sponge, but I prefer to use my fingers to apply foundation and I really did struggle to keep this balanced on my finger. When applying it to my face I feel as though I spend a long time blending it into my skin and getting it to stay where I want it. It feels so greasy on application that I really do not like it at all and it makes my skin feel dirty and slimy but once it is fully applied and has dried my feelings towards it grow slightly favourably as you are left with a matte finish that really does leave you with flawless coverage and covers all of your facial imperfections, but this does not last for long in my experience.
Even though I have a flawless finish to start off with, within about half an hour of applying this foundation I feel as though I need to apply some pressed powder to take the shine off. Generally speaking I have combination skin, but I have never experienced anything like this; the T zone is the worst affected area but my whole face looks greasy and shiny. The foundation gathers in fine lines totally emphasising them and dark circles under eyes and blemishes become completely exposed. I find myself applying powder every hour or so and by the end of the day my skin feels filthy and congealed and I am desperate to wash my face as soon as I get home. All other make-up on top of the foundation (ie eye shadow) seems to slip off the surface and also congeal in fine lines meaning that you are constantly having to touch up.
In the slight defence of this foundation, I have not come out in spots as I usually do with oily make-up so maybe the minerals are actually doing something after all?
With only three weeks use I cannot see any visible anti-aging affects, but I really cannot bear to use it any longer just for the purpose of research! It is such a bad and high maintenance foundation and it is definitely not a good base for your face and my bottle is going to be banished to the back of my make-up drawer for emergencies only.
I paid £7.99 for a 30ml bottle from Superdrug, but this is also widely available elsewhere although I would never recommend that you go looking for it!
I found this to be a lovely foundation.... for about the 3 days that i managed to use it!
Three days after buying this foundation - the pump on the top of the product broke... it literally just wouldnt pump and of the liquid foundation out of it. The most frustrating thing was that the top then wouldnt screw off - leaving it impossible to get to the foundation inside.
So, i took it back to the shop and exchanged it.... with alot more success second time around. I used the foundation for weeks and got complimented on my skin lots - it left it looking flawless. But a few weeks in the same thing happened again - the pump broke.
There was still a significant amount of foundation left inside - and i found it highly frustrating when you can see that there is still foundation left to use and you cant get to it.
I would definately recommend Maybelline foundation - but try one that squeezes and doesnt have a pump top.
I suffer from Psoriasis and sometimes I get the odd patch on my face. I have used mineral makeup for some time, even Jane Iredale Liquid mineral foundation which is madly expensive. I thought I would try maybelline Liquid mineral foundation and I totally love it. I apply it with a foundation brush which gives a much better coverage without looking over made up. The secret is to blend well in. If I need to cover a blemish I use the Maybelline Mineral concealer. I would recommend Liquid Mineral Foundation to anyone and I would say from my point of view it is better than some of the more expensive ones on the market.