Here's how Maybelline describes this product:
"Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation with micro-minerals is a lightweight, luxurious formula that provides a luminous, natural coverage."
The company goes on to say "only our formula combines micro-minerals with a liquid in a lightweight texture for a healthier, more natural finish" and they implore beauties to "discover the power of micro minerals."
This foundation is hailed as providing buildable, even medium coverage and is "naturally breathable, seamlessly blendable." The product is free of talc, oil and fragrance, has SPF 18 sunscreen and won't clog pores.
The short of it: I really like this one!
The rest of it: If you've hung around this blog for any amount of time, it may be obvious that I'm far from a makeup snob. If I spot a snazzy cosmetic for under $5, nine times out of 10, I'm likely to take it home. If it costs a mere buck, 9.9 times out of 10, it's mine! But with that said, I had previously drawn an invisible line in the sand when it came to foundations and powders. After one too many experiences with products that gave me an ashy appearance, I decided to stick with my tried and true favorites from M.A.C.
Well, earlier this year, I decided to test the waters again and one of the products I landed upon is this gem from Maybelline. I admit, I will choose a powder foundation over liquid any day of the week but when I spotted this gem in Target, the color, Cocoa, seemed so spot on that I had to give it a whirl. Housed in a squeezable, 1 oz. bottle, this foundation has a lightweight formula and has been a great compliment to M.A.C's Mineralized Skin Finish.
While I have read some reviews that complain of its consistency being too sheer, I haven't found that to be the case and my main gripe is that the initial texture is dewy upon application.
All in all, it's turned out to be a great beauty buy so I'm bummed that May May has decided to discontinue its production (though they still crank it out in powder form) - supposedly, their new Fit Me foundation has been pegged as this product's replacement.
Still, all hope is not totally lost if you wanted to give the Mineral Power foundation a try, they have been tossed in clearance bins at some Target stores and I've spotted them at Big Lots.
Have you been impressed by a drugstore brand foundation lately? If so, hit the comment box and give me the skinny!
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