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★★★☆☆

“I got Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral in shade 020...”

Written on: 17/09/2008 by Julie316 (40 reviews written)

Good Points
Good Coverage
Long Lasting

Bad Points
Cakes easily
Settles into lines

General Comments
I got Maybelline Pure Foundation Mineral in shade 020 (cameo) which was a perfect match, even though I'm normally the palest shade for everything.



*Application*

Although a bit messy, I found it easy to get the hang of brushing and buffing the powder on in a circular motion as instructed. BUT I have to get the tiniest amount of powder possible on the brush, otherwise it cakes out really quickly. However, applied well it looks really flawless.



*Coverage*

This is really good - it covers my under eye circles, spots and acne scars well. As long as I put moisturiser on first, it's fine, but without it, it makes my skin look rough and the powder just doesn't brush on properly. Another bad point is that the powder, even when applied sparingly, quickly settles into this small line I have to the side of my mouth - I'm only 20 and it's not normally visible, but this makes it much more obvious. The foundation lasts all day, although I did develop some shine. I tried brushing some translucent powder on, but this was a disaster - it looked bad and everything seemed to cake out. It did take a fair while to go shiny, so if you don't have oily skin you'd probably be good all day.



*Effect on Skin*

One thing I love about this product is it just seems to stop any developing spots in their tracks. I think this is because it is quite drying on skin - however, as I have oily skin, this suits me fine.

Having said that, it did cause me to develop some small pimples (much more so than any non-mineral foundations) and was a bit irritating at first.



*Removal*

It's easy to remove with a make-up removal wipe.





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