Drug Store Mineral Makeup: Maybe Not So Good
After discussing the Drug Store Loose Mineral Brands vs. the ever popular Bare Escentuals, I did some further research and want to mention updates on three different mineral makeups:
1. Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear: *Read Comment Below
At Costco today, I spied a Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear set for about $13.00. The package looks very compelling and includes the face powder foundation and an eye shadow duo. It’s a good price, but if you don’t love it, Costco has an amazing return policy. Just GO EASY on the application! You might want to invest in a high quality kabuki brush to go with it since the price is so reasonable.
2. L’Oreal Bare Naturale:
Clever packaging, with a very cool container and cute little kabuki brush on the top. You think you can trust a name like L’Oreal, but it contains TALC. Not only goes on cakey, can clog pores and trigger breakouts, yuck!
3. Sheer Cover:
I personally tried Sheer Cover a few years ago and had an awful experience with it. The shades did not match my skin well, it went on very heavy, and the brush stinks! You can buy this brand everywhere nowadays, not just on TV infomercials for about $30. Reviewers either love it or detest it. No middle ground with this product.
Recently, I was talking with a woman at our local Target who had clearly overdone it with her foundation, her face looked overly matte and dry, and radiated with an odd orange hue. She proudly announced she was trying “Sheer Cover” and had I heard about it? I quickly tried to change the subject…
If you are like me, you have facial imperfections you are wanting to hide. I have tried so many products that promise a natural feel and great coverage, and after using them are disappointed with the results.
“No orange chalky face please!”
Don’t despair! There are some fabulous foundations out there, every skin is different and hopefully this information can help you find your dream foundation! Some of us really look fabulous using mineral makeup foundations, while others fair better with a liquid or creamy based foundation.
If you are going to use Mineral Foundation, just follow some simple rules:
- Moisturize and/or use a primer before applying your mineral foundation
- Look out for TALC in the ingredients list
- Use a high quality kabuki brush (like B.E.’s, Smashbox, Cat Cosmetics, etc..)
- You might need to combine two shades to get a good match
- Apply sparingly! tap off the excess and avoid your eye areas
- Top it off with a spritz of LooseLipsNY‘s Perfect Finish Setting Spray, a light dusting of B.E.’s Mineral Veil, or translucent powder
- Try using blotting papers during the day; avoid applying more powder to combat oilies!
*MBB’s Best Bets:
Originally, I had recommended this product by Physician’s Formula, but after a comment made by Sarah, take caution with Mineral Wear and keep your receipt!
Maybelline’s new Mineral Makeup Foundations are getting some favorable reviews. Definitely worth considering.
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