5 of the best mineral foundations

by Martha Adams

Mineral makeup has a pretty good rep. Especially mineral foundation products, and for good reason too.

Besides offering buildable coverage that gives a flawless finish, mineral makeup is also good for your skin . Like, really good. Mineral foundation doesn’t clog pores, it won’t irritate your skin and it allows your complexion to breathe – meaning it’ll look radiantly fresh , all day.

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But which mineral makeup is the best? Well, you could spend hours scrolling through all of the mineral makeup reviews from our trusty members, or you could have a look at our roundup of our top five mineral makeup products.

Here are the mineral foundation’s that are definitely worth a try.

Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover

We say:

This natural powder foundation covers redness, enlarged pores and birthmarks. It contains ingredients like kaolin clay, which blends easily with the natural  oils of the skin providing a natural finish. It’s free from talcs, parabens and bismuth.

You say:

“This is a fantastic mineral cover! One of the only ones that I buy. Beautiful coverage on its own, can be worn over BB cream for everyday and over foundation for a heavier look or on its own. Covers freckles, any imperfections and pimples and gives an even coverage. Last a very long time and the price is fantastic!” – Nicky1978 Read more…

“I really, really love this product! I am used to using a liquid foundation that hasn't done my oily faces anything good. My face is much less oily and shiny when using this power foundation, it lasts for a long time and while the coverage isn't quite as good as my previous liquid foundations, it is certainly good enough.” – CLWoods Read more…

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L'Oréal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation

We say:

The mineral foundation boasts high coverage with the weightless feel of a powder. It’s formulated with essential oils and protects the skin, allowing it to breath freely without clogging pores or causing breakouts. Aloe and vitamin B5 soothe, nurture and condition the skin while antioxidant vitamin E helps protect against free radical damage.

You say:

“This product does the job and is absolutely buildable! It is a reasonable price and affordable! A little goes a long way so be sure to tap off the excess powder onto a tray or bowl so you can put back into the container itself and save for next time. It gives medium to full coverage, with it being a mineral product it will help repair the skin and prevent future breakouts. Love this product as my everyday powder!” – Tina807 Read more…

“I despise choosing foundation but out of pure luck, I came across this little beauty years ago and haven't changed since! Best mineral foundation out there! I love the flawless coverage, and the fact that you can build the colour as you go. Just using a little bit goes a long way, so the container lasts quite awhile! Just one container lasts me up to 2yrs! It's great for sensitive skin and won't block pores. It looks more natural than the liquid kind. Highly recommend this product!” – Jas84 Read more…

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jane iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

We say:

The finely-pressed mineral powder offers sheer-to-full matte coverage that leaves your skin looking smooth and healthy. It’s a four-in-one foundation, powder, concealer and broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen.

You say:

“A beautiful, very finely milled pressed mineral foundation. I love that it's pressed because there is minimal mess compared to the loose mineral foundations. I love that there is a SPF 20 in Broad Spectrum in it. It's amazingly smooth to use and can be used to create different levels of opacity. It can be easily built up to a full coverage opaque foundation that looks so smooth.” – clearcrystalwater Read more…

“After years and years of trialling different types of foundation, I can happily say I can now stop looking. It's natural looking, blends in beautifully, light wearing but good coverage. I no longer use a concealer (unless I have a massive spot), gentle to my skin and lasts all day.” – KristyBell Read more…

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Revlon Nearly Naked™ Mineral Powder Foundation

We say:

The loose mineral foundation is a light mineral makeup that creates a glowing, fresh complexion, while allowing skin to breathe. Formulated with key vitamins, minerals and nutrients, it mimics the skin’s tone and texture, while keeping your skin looking fresh and flawless.

You say:

“This foundation is definitely a light coverage foundation but I like that because I don't want to look like I'm wearing heaps of makeup everyday. It is a very fine powder which buffs smoothly into the skin and lasts reasonably well all day. I wear it to work where it's often quite hot or I have steam in my face and it stays pretty well through all that.” – Ashleigh91 Read more…

“The powder feels smooth and silky on the skin. I did find I needed to build up the coverage on certain areas to cover up blemishes. But the coverage was nice and light and it felt like my skin could breathe through it which was nice. Throughout the day it did seem to wear off a bit, but with a decent primer it lasted me the whole day.” – KatieBurnie Read more…

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Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20

We say:

This mineral powder foundation is non-drying, non-acnegenic, non-comedogenic, talc and fragrance-free and creates all levels of coverage. It contains sea water minerals, aloe and vitamins A, C and E, and leave you with a natural, luminous result.

You say:

“Absolutely love it! It does not cake, no matter how much you put on. Wonderful coverage, natural colour and matches my skin very well. It does not change colour as my skin gets oilier during the day. I love the shaver as it allows for just the right amount of powder. I bought the brush set for this foundation, it is absolutely wonderful, soft large enough and a smaller brush that is great for around the eyes.” – Flavii Read more…

“I decided to buy a mineral makeup after my skin started to break out using a clinique liquid foundation. After using Pure finish mineral powder my skin has cleared and looks so much more healthy. Although this foundation is light coverage, I find it covers redness which is the most important thing for me. I would highly recommend.” – Lashienashie Read more…

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Have you tried mineral foundation? Which mineral powder foundations have you tried?

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