Thursday, April 1, 2010

~Mineral Essence Mineral Foundation Review~

Hey everyone!

This is a review on the Mineral Essence Foundation. My shade match is L3.

Here is a bit of information from the Mineral Essence website: Discover perfect, flawless coverage for any skin tone and type. MINERAL ESSENCE foundations are made of 100% pure micronized minerals and are free of additives, oils, talc, and harsh chemicals. Available in 15 shades, this featherweight formula creates a naturally luminous, radiant look. Plus, it glides on so smoothly, it's like you're not wearing any makeup at all!

This mineral foundation turned out to be my perfect match! At first, I had my doubts because Mineral Essence had so many colors to choose from. However, I was lucky and picked the right one for me!

Foundation L3 is light with yellow undertones. To match your shade on Mineral Essences Foundation Wheel, follow this link!

I found this mineral foundation to be extremely light weight with excellent coverage. When I applied the product, my skin felt soft and smooth, without appearing cakey. Mineral Essence has been the first mineral foundation that truly allowed my skin to breathe.

With other mineral foundations, my nose, chin, and forehead became shiny with oil, in the first 10 minutes. To make matters worse, my skin seemed to have an allergic reaction (resulting in a red rash, hot cheeks, and breakouts!). This Mineral Essence foundation is completely different! My shininess and sensitivity is nowhere to be seen.

In addition, my skin is extremely sensitive to the sun and heat, leaving my cheeks pink/red all of the time. Occasionally, I have found this to work in my favor, because I rarely have a need for blush! However, this foundation worked great to mute my redness into a soft (flattering!) pink shade.

I love applying this foundation with the Mineral Essence Grand Kabuki Brush, but any dense, fluffy face brush will work perfectly!

The only downside to the packaging is that the shifter holes are a bit large. This can lead to more product coming out and a bit of a mess.

This mineral foundation retails for $26.00.


Pros:
~Light weight
~Great coverage
~Perfect matching shade
~A little goes along way
~Did not cause skin reactions for me

Cons:
~Larger shifter holes


Overall, I rate this foundation at 4.75 out of 5 sugarcubes! This foundation is an excellent investment for your makeup collection!


Follow this link to find out more about Mineral Essence's amazing products!


XoXo,
Whitney


Note: Mineral Essence sent me this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

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