Achieve a flawless finish with beauty benefits, using the best mineral make-up
Mineral make-up is changing the face of beauty, and it’s not just a phase. In fact, according to a lot of people, they’d even say that mineral foundation is the best foundation.
Mineral make-up has increased in popularity over the years as people have been drawn to the idea that it’s more natural, therefore kinder to and more comfortable on your skin. Though many people think this just includes powders, liquid formulas can be mineral too and there’s something for everyone, from colour correcting properties to anti-ageing formulations. What’s even better is that they work wonders for problematics skin too, so if you’re after a foundation for acne prone skin, make this your first port of call.
If this sounds like the make-up for you, you’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up our 12 favourites on beauty counters now.
Whether you’ve got dry, sensitive, oily or normal skin, there’s a mineral make up here to suit your skin type. There’s also one to suit every budget, from purse-friendly options like M&S and the classic Lily Lo to more luxurious products on the market, such as bareMinerals.
Clarins’ Mineral Loose Powder is a beauty product that gives a seamless coverage, while creating a bright and radiant finish. Light enough for everyday use, an added benefit is that it can help protect your face against dryness too.
It’s not hard to see why we rate this £20 buy so highly now, is it?
The Pressed Base compact from GloMinerals, £31, is also something we’ve saved space in our cosmetic cases for. Used by stars including Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Dunst, it acts as the best foundation, concealer and powder all-in-one.
Heading down the aisle soon and not sure what the best foundation for your wedding is? We’d recommend stocking up on Jane Ireland’s Pure Pressed Base. Thanks to its ability to give skin a smooth matte finish, it’s become a real favourite among brides.
And with its dinky in-the-lid brush and small pot, L’Oréal’s True Match Minerals, £14.99, is a great option for on-the-go touch-ups.
Keep reading to shop our round-up of the best mineral make-up powder foundations…
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!
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.
The shade spectrum of this range is amazing and it’s water resistant, so lasts through almost anything, including sweaty summer days.
M&S Autograph SPF 15 Mineral Loose Powder Foundation is not only fragrance and paraben free, but it’s lightweight and offers light-medium coverage with a built-in SPF 15 to boot.
The darling of the mineral make-up world, Lily Lolo’s ultra-cute foundation has a huge cult following thanks to its fantastic coverage. A little really does go a long way and we could rave on and on about the brilliance of ‘Blondie’ ? its suit-all neutral base. Also, the brushes are excellent too, and very affordable. One of the best foundations for oily skin.
bareMinerals Foundation is not just the best-selling mineral make-up in the US, but – prepare yourself for this – the best-selling foundation full stop. Fansites and nutty groups abound, swapping tips on the latest shades and application tips. If you are looking for a mineral make-up without added ingredients (which many of the cheaper brands do use), then this is the one for you. However, be warned, it does deliver a slightly shinier finish than some versions and, therefore, doesn’t always flatter oily skin types.
GloMinerals Pressed Base is a brilliant foundation, concealer and powder all-in-one. It’s used by J-Lo and Kirsten Dunst, and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us!
If you suffer from dehydrated skin, this will answer all of your needs. The formula is made up of rare reduced deep sea water, botanicals and more than 20 ocean minerals and it helps to calm and rejuvenate your complexion, while the deep sea water is full of iron, potassium, magnesium and copper which inject the skin with moisture therefore making the liquid foundation ideal for normal to dry skin.
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 eyeshadows, too.
If Jane Iredale’s Pure Pressed Base is anything to go by, the original may still be the best. The UK mineral make-up range was first created as a clean make-up for women recovering from dermatological treatments and plastic surgery. Much loved by actresses and dancers, including Linda Evangelista, for its long-lasting formula, it’s also become a firm favourite with brides, too. The pressed powder version is slightly sheerer than the Amazing Base loose powder but has a great matte finish.
This weightless powder will give you full coverage for up to 12 hours and the best part is that it looks super natural, doesn’t cake and works well with sensitive skin.
Use this mineral make-up on its own or combine with your favourite base for a flawless complexion. Formulated with anti-oxidant rich Centella Asiatica and White Tea, the luxuriously smooth and silky texture of this baked foundation will help offset ruddiness, dullness and balance your skin tone.
This oil-absorbing mineral powder plus foundation in one imparts an instant natural matte finish and provides sheer to full buildable coverage.