Like its loose powder counterpart, Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation is best for dry-to-normal-skinned Makeup Moxies whose T-zones don’t experience mid-morning oil slicks.
Mineral Power’s coverage is somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and a regular foundation and when I first applied it, I was pleased with the foundation’s blendable, light-weight texture and fresh, glowy finish.
Unfortunately for me, however, my fresh face didn’t last.
Though it didn’t streak or cake, this foundation just couldn’t win out over my oily skin. Even with the use of my trusty oil-absorbing primer and a good dose of loose face powder, I was still getting a case of the greasies within only about one-and-a-half to two hours after first applying this foundation.
Would I recommend Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation? At only about $9 a bottle (and conveniently available from your local drugstores, Wal-Mart, and Target), I’d say it’s worth a shot if you have drier skin and you’re looking for a light-to-medium coverage foundation (I think our fellow Makeup Moxies, Mary and Nishita, agree with me on this one ;)
If you have oily skin, however, you’ll probably want to steer clear of this product. Maybelline Liquid Mineral Foundation will really let you shine…but not in a good way.
Important Note: Don’t fall for the mineral marketing trap! The fact that this product is marketed as “Mineral Power” makeup that contains “micro-minerals” really doesn’t mean much. The small amount of minerals that this product actually contains is also present in a number of liquid foundations that have been around for a long time.
Furthermore, this foundation contains all the chemicals and preservatives that are typical of many liquid foundations.
I’m not saying that this isn’t a good product…I’m just saying that I don’t think that it’s particularly special just because it says it has “minerals” in it.
Now your turn, my darling Makeup Moxies. Have you tried this liquid “mineral” makeup, yet? What do you think of it?