Best Mineral Foundations – Our Top 10 May 13, 2016

Foundations to a face are what a canvas is to a painting. “Why?” you may ask. Well, just the way a painting comes out beautifully when it has a spot-free, fabulous canvas; makeup looks fantastic on the skin well prepped with foundation.

There has been a total revolution in the world of makeup and beauty after the invention of mineral foundations! Today before we tell you which the best brands available in India are, we will tell what exactly a mineral foundation is and its benefits on the skin.

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What is used to make mineral makeup?

Mineral foundations are made up of particles of zinc oxide, mica, titanium dioxides, etc. They reflect light and sit perfectly on the pores of the skin. They make your skin appear shiny because their best property is to reflect light. Titanium dioxide in mineral makeup acts as a natural sunscreen. Zinc oxide makes skin brighter and also provides a protection layer to the skin surface. Mineral foundations are natural, so, they do not contain any types of harmful preservatives. But, you should not sleep with the makeup under any circumstances.

Benefits of mineral makeup

Mineral makeup is specifically designed to give you a flawless skin yet not making your makeup look cakey. Another point to be remembered is that mineral foundations are mostly powder based. If you have a flaky skin then you should moisturize your skin real good before you put on a mineral foundation. Mineral foundations have a tendency not to moisturize but to absorb the excess oil getting secreted from the skin. Mineral foundations are not only good for the normal young skin, but also for the teenagers and aging skin. Since the particles sit better than any cream foundation on to your pores, they are good for a better coverage of fine lines and wrinkles. So if you have crow’s feet or fine lines on the forehead which your normal foundation fails to cover then you should definitely try mineral foundations.

If you are looking for a nice mineral foundation on your skin, then you can buy them from any of the reputed cosmetics shop or from any online store because these are not so readily available in India in all the drug stores. Below we are providing you the list of the top eleven mineral foundations and the starter kits that are available in India currently. All of them are available in their respective outlets and online too.

Here’s the top 11:

1. L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation

Starting the list with L’Oreal, the True Match Mineral Foundation is one of the best mineral powder foundations n the market. It has a built-in brush which is a decent applicator. The staying power is pretty good too. It gives a good coverage.

2. Maxfactor Natural Minerals Foundation

Yet another raved product, this foundation from Maxfactor is loved the same by bloggers and makeup artists alike. It gives medium coverage and adds a subtle glow to your skin.

3. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Foundation

Colorstay Mineral Foundation is one of the bestselling foundations of Revlon. It is fine, gives a good finish – not too matte, not too silky. It doesn’t cause allergic reactions or breakouts. It also contains SPF 10.

4. Maybelline Mineral Foundation for Sensitive Skin

Our budget-friendly Maybelline has a mineral foundation crafted for sensitive skin. This is clinically proven to make the skin smoother and more radiant. It also contains SPF and micro shimmer which adds a lovely glow to the face. It comes in eight shades so you can choose what suits you best. This product ranks very high on many lists of the best mineral foundations there is!

5. Street Wear Stay On Mineral Foundation

This mineral foundation from Street Wear comes with a Kabuki brush. It is waterproof and sweat proof. It adds a glow to the face by giving decent coverage. It is suitable for oily skin and sensitive skin too. The shimmer is not too obvious and best of all; it has a shelf life of three years.

6. The Body Shop Nature’s Mineral Foundation

Looking for a foundation for the oily skin which stays on for long? Then this is the best one!It contains an exceptional mix of the Mediterranean clay as well as kaolin clay. It contains mineral particles and the clay helps to keep the oil secretion under control.

7. Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation

Oriflame is a Swedish company that makes fantastic products. Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation is in its regular permanent range owing to its fabulous popularity. It is a creamy foundation. It contains very fine shimmer which adds a glow to the face. It stays on the skin for about 4 hours. It glides on the skin like butter and doesn’t weigh down the skin.

8. The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation

Yet another liquid foundation from the Body Shop, the Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation is known to provide fantastic coverage. It stays on the skin for a good 4 hours. It contains the goodness of minerals and is light on the skin. It’s a creamy foundation, so oily-skinned girls might want to stay away from it.

9. Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation

Avon is yet another company catering to the needs of the cosmetic industry. This mineral powder foundation is a lovely product as it gives a neat coverage, stays for three hours and doesn’t clog the skin. This being a direct selling channel you may not get Avon mineral foundations in the local cosmetics stores. However, this is a good mineral makeup for beginners. It’s very good on the skin and many women love it. You can get this from your local Avon agents too. It is economical and contains no shimmer. It brightens up the skin.

10. Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation:

The goodness of matte and mineral foundation coupled into one, this product from Bourjois is much raved about. The foundation gives a decent coverage and comes in a good packaging. The mousse foundation is perfect for oily-skinned girls as it’s not heavy on the skin.

11. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural:

It comes in 10 different shades. So if you are one of them who are not sure about the perfect shade for your skin, then you can try this one. Compact pressed foundations are great for the beginners.

These are my picks girls, what are yours? Shoot a comment.
Stay gorgeous!

  • Divyasri

    Thanks for share namitha!! The Body Shop Nature’s Mineral Foundation this mineral makeup is really made for people with already near perfect skin who don’t need coverage. Do try guys…