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Today I’m reviewing Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation and Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush. Phew that’s a mouthful right there!
So obviously it’s called Maybelline for a reason….because maybe it’s a good…maybe it’s not…Maybe it’s Maybelline…HA! I crack myself up. Ok, sorry no more corny jokes.
I’ll start by saying I’m not a big fan of mineral powders anyway so my reviews of various mineral powders lately may be bias do to that little fact.
The kit was super duper cheap so I can’t complain. $7.92 USD gets you a large size mineral powder, a mineral blush, and a tiny kabuki brush for application! Not bad at all considering that Bare Escentuals will charge you $40 USD and upwards for their kits but than again you get a whole lot more with that kit than you do with this one.
I got the foundation powder in Light 3 and obviously that’s not a suitable shade for me as it ended up giving me that dusky, ashy, dirty look that I successfully achieved with the Physicians Formula Flawless Complexion Kit. Maybe I’m just doomed when it comes to mineral makeup but damned if it doesn’t suck the healthy glow right out of my face. The powder isn’t too bad a formula. It’s soft and silky but as soon as I applied it I watched as my bright skin went from gorgeous to dull in a few short minutes. I felt like I had a big old eraser and had taken it to a sunny picture of the sky. Buff, buff, buff away healthy, blushing pink cheeks, buff, buff, buff away my pale skin, buff buff my way to dull, gross, chalky, made up skin! After application of the foundation I feel as if I have about 10 pounds of powder on. Very disappointing feeling here people.
Final say on the powder: No likey.
The brush this comes with is utterly useless so that’s the 2nd problem with the kit. It’s scratchy, hard, and sheds like a cat. It’s cute enough in it’s small and compact format but it’s good as garbage because it does nothing at all in the ways of applying the foundation evenly plus it just feels so bloody harsh on my skin!
Well…two down one to go….
The kit has one redeeming quality. Praise the Lord! The Mineral Powder blush is actually half way decent although I probably won’t buy it by itself should I walk into a store and see it hanging out on the shelf. It’s pretty pigmented and the formula is smooth, silky, and blends very well! The color I got with the kit was True Peach which is almost identical to the Blushing Glow from Physicians Formula that came with the kit I reviewed yesterday. However, it applies much better and does give a very nice peachy glow to my cheeks.
I got two of these kits as I had have some seriously high hopes for them. The other version I didn’t bother opening. It contained a translucent powder, a pink blush, and a brush. I think it’s safe to say that one will be making a return as soon as I have the time to stop back into the store. Either that or it, like these items, will end up in the grave yard of unused makeup in the bottom of my closet.
Do not want.
$7.92 USD isn’t a whole lot of cash to splurge on the kit but it’s just not that great a kit to bother with! Save your money for gas!
In conclusion it appears we are not making a good go of Beauty on the Budget Week!
Let’s check the scores:
The Muse loves Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cream Foundation and Concealer!
The Muse no likey Physicans Formula Flawless Complextion Kit or Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation!
2 to 1 so far!
Let’s hope my pile of Budget Beauty finds gives us a winner tomorrow!
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