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Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation

maybelline 02 Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid FoundationMaybelline has jumped on the mineral makeup bandwagon and released a full line of mineral cosmetics. It is also so new, that it isn’t on their website yet! However, it is in at Target and other stores, but selling out fast in my area of the Chicago suburbs.

Since I have been up to my ears in powder mineral makeup lately, I decided to give the liquid foundation Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation a try first and will test the powder in upcoming weeks. However, if you are interested in the powder before then, Makeup Moxie has a great review of it. I also did note that it doesn’t seem to list fillers such as bismuth as an ingredient, and there appears to be a fairly decent range of shades, although I couldn’t get a great look at the store because so many were sold out!

The liquid mineral makeup is pretty darn good stuff with one big caveat– You need to have the skin type for it to see the best results. The coverage of the liquid mineral power is quite nice. Something more than sheer, but less than medium. I found it to be perfect for when you really need to cover up some redness but want your real skin to show through. It was not enough coverage to hide my melasma, but it was enough to lessen the appearance of it, which is what I often prefer for daytime looks anyway. At my age, less foundation is more, and I would rather have some spots showing through than look caked with makeup! The porcelain ivory shade was also perfect for me.

Unfortunately though, I don’t think the foundation is for me at this time of year when my skin is on the dry side. First off, it goes matte pretty fast. I would love that in the summer, but right now when I am a bit dry, it didn’t work as well. It wasn’t awful–I didn’t get overly flaky or anything–but I felt a bit too much on the dry side when I was wearing it.

Now here is where things get a bit interesting. When I first wrote this post, I was going to particularly recommend the Maybelline liquid minerals for oily skin because of its matte nature and because mineral makeup tends to be pretty friendly to acne prone skin. But then I read Jazmin’s review of it at Makeup Moxie. Jazmin, who was kind enough to let me use her photo of the product (Thanks!!!), has oily skin, and found that the foundation did not remain matte. In fact, she got oily again rather fast. The upshot is that I am beginning to think that this one is good for mainly normal skin that doesn’t go too far into the either the oily or dry side. Unfortunately, that limits its use for quite a few people!

The foundation also contains SPF 18. I imagine that I will happily use up the bottle that I purchased once spring arrives and I am ready for matte makeup again, but before summer when I start to get oily. If you like matte makeup, and don’t have partcualry oily or dry skin, you might want to give this a try. In that range, it is a nice makeup with a nice price tag to match.

One final note: Powder minerals tend to be quite freindly to dry skin, so hopefully that one will have a better skin type range. Keep watching for a future review!

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Comments

  1. Hi Carleen! Great review…and thanks so much for the mention ;)

    That is really interesting to hear that you didn’t like the way this foundation worked with very dry skin.

    I’ve got some readers over at Makeup Moxie who definitely agree that this product isn’t great for people with oily skin, but I’ve yet to hear from anyone who feels like this product is “just right.”

    It will be really interesting to get more opinions of this product as more people try it!

  2. Good to know.

  3. I have been using this mineral power for about a week now and it looks great on me. Let me put it to you this way, my boyfriend of 2 yrs, who never notices my makeup, had to make a second glance when I put this stuff on. He told me that out of all the makeup i’ve used this has been the best one so far and I must say that I agree.
    The only complaint I have is if you are using the finishing powder, be careful because on lighter skin tones it’s just a shade too dark.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I have been using the Mineral Power makeup for a few days now and I love it. I have very normal skin type with a slightly different color. I am medium with apricot undertones. The color sandy beige works well with me and the rose Mineral Power blush sets it all off!

  5. So far I like this product. I used to use Bare mineral before and I decided to change because of the price. Bare mineral makes my skin a little bit dry in this winter. Maybelline product make my skin look a little bit oily. I have tried both liquid and powder and I think they are worth to try.

  6. i just bought this product.
    it works nice.
    but my NOSE gets oily!

    ahhh

  7. I JUST TRIED THIS STUFF ON MONDAY AFTER MY SISTER SAID GIVE IT A SHOT. I HAVE PRETTY MILD ACNE, AND IT HAS CLEARED MY FACE UP! IT GOES ON SO SMOOTHLY AND THE COVERAGE LASTS ALL DAY…ONLY ONE COMPLAINT IS THAT IT GETS OILY AFTER 1/2 A DAY OF WEAR…JUST USE A TISSUE TO PAT OFF THE OIL..APPLY SOME POWDER AND YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!! EXCELLENT STUFF :-) 2 THUMBS UP!

  8. I just bought this product today..
    I usally research before i buy any type of foundation but i just randomly bought this one and the conceler for no reason.
    I’m currently using mac’s studio fix fluid, which is pricey yeah but does the job if you want full and long lasting coverage.
    I tryed a lil on before and it seemed wuite good, i’m going to try it for school tomorrow then ill know the excast result. for the price of nearly £6 is an AMAZING deal and i couldn’t believe it.
    I would recommend teh powder version too which is good and long lasting.
    Due to the downside were it can make your face oily, just pat it down with a tissue or w.e you use, and add abit off powder. Should do teh job && last most of the day :]

  9. So i started using this foundation and realized i started to get little bumps on my face not zits but like little bumps. I then checked the ingredients and compared this bottles ingredients to previous foundations i’ve used. There was one main ingredient i realized was in this product unlike my others it’s called glycerin. I looked up makeup allergies to glycerin and then realized this could be the ingredient which i never realized i had an allergy to before. I liked this product even though it made me look VERY shiny which i wasnt a fan of. So everyone should check there allergies before using this product.

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