Maybelline’s Mineral Power Makeup

by Bionic Beauty on 22.Sep.2008 · 5 comments

I received my two samples of Maybelline’s Mineral Power foundation in the mail. I tend to prefer sampling foundations before I try a new one since it helps to know how your skin will react, test colors, and you get an idea of the actual coverage. My samples came in Nude and Pure Beige which blended well into my medium-fair skin.

Maybelline Mineral Power Makeup

The coverage is perfect for me. It covered my under-eye circles and slight melasma and yet didn’t feel like I was wearing a mask. Mineral Power goes on as a liquid but quickly dries to an almost powder like finish and leaves your skin soft. It works really well as a mineral makeup primer too! Just top it off with your favorite loose minerals, buff, and go. Maybelline has really upped the ante in drugstore foundation makeup with this offering. When my normal tinted moisturizer supply is depleted, I’ll definitely pick up a tube of this to keep on hand for days when I want a little extra coverage. Oh, and it packs SPF 15 (yah!).

Grab Maybelline’s Mineral Power Makeup at your local drugstore or Target/Walmart or online at ($8.29)Maybelline Mineral Power Makeup.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 LipGloss666 September 22, 2008 at 2:39 pm

i love mineral makeup, but i don’t think i will ever stop using bare minerals from bare escentuals. it’s been about 5 years now.


2 Jen September 22, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Very good to know, I had heard good things about Maybelline’s mineral makeup, but prefer foundations in a liquid form. This sounds like the best of both worlds. Thanks BB!


3 Robyn @ PurelyCosmetics September 22, 2008 at 7:49 pm

If you suffer from oily skin, I’d definately stay away from this. The reason it makes a cool primer is because some of it’s main ingredients are dimethicone, gylcerin, silicone – all of which will keep powders staying on your face. It will prevent ANYTHING from going into you skin – little things, like air. The only true minerals it has are the last two listed: MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide and iron oxides.

A trick for getting heavier coverage using your powders: lightly mist your brush with an atomizer spray (Evian makes a facial mist, as does a bunch of other companies) before you “swirl” your brush. This will help meld the powder to your face, then apply additional layers as needed dry. Even better – once you’ve applied both a wet layer and a dry one, warm your brush using your blow dryer (hold onto the bristles so that the brush still retains it’s shape), then buff once more to meld it all together.


4 The Cheap Chick September 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I’ll probably try this for my under-eye circles and melasma, too! Thanks for the tip, BB.


5 BionicBeauty September 27, 2008 at 9:27 am

LipGloss, My only problem with the BE was all the bismuth and other “minerals”. As soon as my pores opened (from skincare, or sweating) it stung and then my super-sensitive skin would break out within a few days. I liked the finish it gave though.

Jen, The liquid is especially nice in the drier winters. :) I still like Thevi’s liquid mineral foundation the best, but this is a good drugstore replacement.

Robyn, You bring up some excellent points about drugstore mineral makeup and this brand in particular. I hope everyone reads your comment! And there’s that darn glycerin again, which explains the tiny breakouts I had after using this. It did cover nicely though.

Great tips for the heavier coverage!! I’m going to try that!!

Cheap Chick, Let me know your results. I’ve found that most concealers just laugh at my eye circles and melasma. Or they crinkle and clump making them more noticeable if anything so I usually favor finding a foundation type product that covers better. I also like the cheapy $1 elf concealer. it’s worked wonders for covering my problems spots!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful and super helpful comments!


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