Mineral Powder Review: Aromaleigh Glissade Mineral Foundation Review

I should know by now that mineral foundation and my skin don’t get along. I’ve definitely tried a few I like and some I’ve gotten very excited about but I notice in the long run they tend to end up in the bottom of my makeup draw.

I’ve tried a few Aromaleigh products before which I’ve been very, very happy with so it was the next logical step to try out their Glissade Mineral Foundation which sounds too good to be true.


Check out my review after the jump!

Aromaleigh Glissade Mineral Foundation is pimped out like the gods themselves use this incredible formula. Words like dreamy, luxe, and emollient got me so excited I could barely see straight.

Glissade is described as the perfect solution for women (like me!) that find mineral foundations drying, itchy, tightening, and sensitizing to the skin or anyone who just couldn’t wear mineral foundation happily. This is exactly my problem or some of it. Itchy, drying, and just not happy with the overall results of mineral foundations, indeed Glissade sounded like what I needed.

Glissade is a formula that utilizes silicone-coasted pigment technology (I’m sure you’re familiar with silicon foundations by now and even liquid foundations that are embracing silicons in their formulas) which provides a buffer between your skin and the pigments. Basically it’s almost acting as if you’ve set your face with a primer first so the minerals are “laying” on your skin and technically touching it. Interesting concept, difficult to understand possibly, but I get it.


Glissade is typically the same formula as any other mineral foundation. It feels smooth, fine, silky. It feels very nice in simple terms. The idea of it being emollient and moisturizing to my skin is absurd because it also acts the way most every mineral foundation I’ve tried in the pass does. I end up feeling dry, flaky, and looking heavily made up even after finely misting with toner. On a side note prior to ordering I headed into a Bare Escentuals store to get fitted for the color I’d be using from Aromaleigh. I know I’m such a cheeky little monkey getting tips from BE and buying from Aromaleigh, bad Muse! BE was kind enough to point out my shade for me and I purchased just that on Aromaleigh however the BE shade I tried in the store was a bit darker than the Aromaleigh Glissade version. Just a note if you are buying that shades aren’t exact from my experience.

The great news is the formula isn’t itchy at all. It wears very, very comfortably. However, it does feel dry, it does feel flaky, and it does not wear long at all. Within an hour or two it’s virtually gone from my face and even leaves spots behind so it looks like I’m half made up. Gross!

Although Aromaleigh Glissade Mineral Foundation had me wishin’ and hopin’ that it would turn into this incredible flawless finish I just felt ripped off that I indulged in such a large size. Sigh…always order a sample size kids and don’t go full size, even when things sound absolutely amazing.

Glissade lacks the itch but it fails epically the rest of the way around. As for the Muse, she’ll keep searching, no sense giving up yet. There has to be a mineral out there that works!

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  • 5/11/10 8:51 LorraineER:

    Darn- I was really hoping to see some comments on this post of what mineral foundations people love. I had negative results with BE’s foundation. It itched and looked way too powdery on my skin no matter how I tried to wear it (with veil, more moisturizer, different primers etc)
    I got a sample of Morgana Minerals foundation in “Pale C” and it feels and looks super nice.So far it definitely sticks around esp. over a primer. My only problems with it are that I’m not sure it’s a perfect color match yet and it doesn’t help the appearance of my pores any but both of those problems can be helped without switching to another company’s foundation. I wanted to try glissade and a couple of Meow’s formulas too but now I’m scratching glissade off the list, I think. I might try something else of Aromaleigh’s though.

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  • 1/31/12 20:38 Molly:

    Try Pink Quartz Minerals foundation. I really love hers :)

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