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My thoughts on Maybelline Liquid Mineral Foundation

I have had Maybelline Mineral liquid foundation for a while  now. I gave it a try this week. Here are my thoughts (deep as always hee hee):

The good:

  • SPF 15
  • Creamy but light  texture
  • Fresh glowy effect on skin after it is applied
  • Easy to blend and apply; fingers, damp sponge, foundation brush
  • Pump bottle. No mess what so ever.
  • Cheap and often on special offer
  • Very accessible. Stocked in chemists, boots & some supermarkets
  • Colour looked natural on me
  • Light to medium coverage. It’s also quite buildable. But at most you’re going to get a lighter side of medium coverage.
  • Can be easily mixed with your moisturiser for even lighter coverage for Summer
  • Good for dry skin

The bad:

  • Still needed a little bit of concealer but then again I do with most ‘drugstore’ foundations
  • Glass bottle makes it too heavy for my handbag. Not a hope in hell it’s fitting in my clutch
  • Needed powdering on my skin
  • Not very long lasting on me. Lasted about 4-5 hours before I needed to touch up. I only reapplied to my chin though. I bet this wouldn’t last an hour on oily skin!
  • Limited colour range
  • Not for those who need medium to full coverage
  • It may photograph a little funny due to the SPF
  • The marketing spiel: Minerals, sounds healthy right? Wrong. It’s full of all the usual chemicals and preservatives.

PIC_0396I applied this foundation using a foundation brush. Then I blended using a duo-fibre stippling brush.

If you have dry skin and you’re looking for an affordable product it’s worth a try. If  you have oily skin you’ll probably want to stay away from this product, it will make you shine…in all the wrong ways.

What do you think of this foundation? Have you tried the Maybelline mineral powder?

 

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  • http://cosmeticsmile-x.blogspot.com/ nicola-x

    I agree completley with kate.. same happend to me..

    And also

    I used this foundation and hated it !!! even with a good moisturiser and a primer/base it just dissapered within 1-2 hours and i looked like i had no make up on at all !! proberbly the worst foundation ive tried!!

  • http://ttbeautyblog.blogspot.com/ Ting Ting

    I’ve tried the powder version and it’s great. In fact, I thought it’s one of the best mineral foundations I’ve tried so far.

  • http://faith120604.blogspot.com/ Michel

    I tried it when it was still in a bottle with a cap you unscrew and squeeze out. I have combo-oily skin and it had me shiny in about three hours. I had to wash it off at work because I was worried I’d start getting spots mid-day.

    I agree that dry skin ladies would like it, though. :)

  • Laura J

    I have wanted to try this for a while. I have tried maybelline dream liquid satin foundation and had mixed feelings about it- ok coverage, good colour match, cheap however it didn’t last very long.
    Have you tried the maybelline dream liquid satin foundation Amy? I would love to know what you thought of it.

  • kate

    Oh god i hated this, it sinks in to my pores, it rubs off my clothes like theres no tomorrow, it was the worst foundation i have ever tried!
    What a fail :(
    xxx

  • nicole

    i was curious about this. i have the maybelline mineral power concealer and its amazing. too bad this isnt as good

  • viv

    i`ve tried this foundation a while ago and i didnt like it too much, mainly because none of the colors would fit my skintone. but what i love from that range is the pure.cover mineral concealer, you should try it its my favourit drugstore concealer

  • http://www.musewithsooz.blogspot.com Sooz

    I have this foundation, and it’s a nice wear. I have combination skin and it lasts a good while without having to reapply. It’s my second fave after L’Oreal True Match :-)

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