8 Best Mineral Make-up Foundations
August 13, 2017 | Beauty
If you suffer from any sorts of skin sensitivity issues, then mineral make-up can be your savior. The mineral makeup is the best gift for your skin. Unlike traditional makeup products, the best mineral makeup lines are free of preservatives and chemicals like parabens, dyes and fragrances that can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. They can be a lifesaver for women with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea who don’t want to give up makeup. And, because most formulas don’t contain oil, they also won’t exacerbate acne-prone skin.
As for skin-care benefits, mineral makeup contains titanium oxide and zinc oxide, which provide some sun protection. Zinc oxide is also a natural anti-inflammatory, which helps soothe irritated skin.
They provide coverage but at the same time allow the skin to breathe and reduce dryness or redness. They don’t give a cake-y effect as their texture is finely milled and is light weight. Both Mineral powder and mineral liquid foundations can be used by oily and dry skin respectively.
1. BOBBI BROWN SKIN FOUNDATION MINERAL MAKE-UP SPF 15
This powder foundation gives the skin a sheer look, making it look very natural and has good coverage which even outs the skin tone but doesn’t leave a chalky effect behind. The product provides a weightless, has a silky texture with an effortless smooth finish due to the finely milled texture which is light and fluffy.
2. MAC MINERALIZE MOISTURE SPF 15 FOUNDATION
This will be your holy grail powder. The coverage is light to medium and leaves a satin finish that doesn’t ever look chalky — just natural. Oily-skinned readers in particular love the mattifying effect this mineral makeup gives. It doesn’t settle into lines or wrinkles.
3. ELIZABETH ARDEN PURE FINISH MINERAL POWDER FOUNDATION
It provides wonderful coverage and is easy to build and doesn’t make the skin feel heavy or chalky no matter how much you put on. The powder brush that comes with it is light and has soft bristles and feels like a feather on the skin and doesn’t pick up too much product on it. It brightens the skin and doesn’t make it a bit dry.
4. L’OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH MINERAL FOUNDATION
L’Oréal’s True Match Minerals is perfect if you want a portable mineral make-up applicator. The dinky brush-in-the-lid makes it easy for use on the go and it’s been so successful, they’re now matching mineral blushers and eye shadows, too.
5. CLARINS SKIN ILLUSION LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION
Clarins’ Mineral Loose Powder has a fine texture which gives a radiant and bright finish, as well as a great, flawless coverage – with or without makeup. Not only is it comfortable enough to wear in the day but it protects your face against dryness too.
6. BAREMINERALS BARESKIN PURE BRIGHTENING SERUM FOUNDATION SPF 20
This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin. Plus, the shade spectrum is amazing!
7. MAYBELLINE MINERAL FOUNDATION FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
This foundation has clinically proven to make skin radiant, clear and smoother. It blends like a dream on the skin and gives the skin a natural glow without any shimmer. It doesn’t clog pores and allows the skin to breath and are available in various shades for various tones.
8. BOURJOIS MINERAL MATTE FOUNDATION
This one gives a medium coverage and is one of the best foundations available for oily skin. It is very easy to use and it bends on the skin quickly and is long lasting. The mousse’s texture is wonderful and can be blended in by fingers or a brush.