Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation

Hello people of the blog-o-sphere! Hope today has been a great Monday and if it wasn't that's okay it's almost over now, the worst part is over. Well recently I stopped by my local walgreens and picked a foundation super cheap. The foundation is Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation - Nude. I picked this up for a measly $2.79, while the regular price ranges from $7.00 - $9.00, so be sure to check your walgreens out for those orange sticker sales which are usually so good.

Look at the sparkly cap! Makes me Happy!

So this might not be the newest foundation on the block and I might be the thousandth person reviewer but I review where I see fit. The thing about reviewing foundations is that if you found the perfect shade it is difficult to be completely objective since when you have a perfect match we seem to be very happy. Of course, the opposite is also true. So, I am kind of biased to liking this foundation since it matches me to a T, it's remarkable really!

As you can see it is kind of liquidy without being as extremely runny as a tinted moisturizer!

Lighly blended on my hand.

Almost completely blended out and you can see the shine it gives off.

The packaging might not be the most sleek or sexy packaging but it certainly is functional and hygienic. I personally prefer a foundation that is not super bulky if it's only going to give me standard ounce since it makes it impossible to store. The lid is a pretty burgundy color with shimmer that twists on and off. The packaging makes it easy to squeeze out a little bit at a time without pouring contaminated foundation back into the bottle.  I wish more foundations came like this, I'm talking to you L'Oreal True Match.

Now on to the formula, the formula comes out very yellow which kind of suits me since I tend to be more on the pink or neutral side and yellow balances me out. If I use pink based foundation, I tend to get pinker and look strange. So the formula is on the thinner side and is light coverage. It feels more (and looks) more like a tinted moisturizer than a a heavy foundation. Personally, I kind of prefer that since I don't have much to cover up on an everyday basis. In being similar to a tinted moisturizer, is that it also doesn't ever really set on your face. It feels sticky and wet and needs something over it to keep it from moving all over your face. I personally believe it works okay to cover redness and even out skintone without looking cakey. The major problem, is that it only lasts like 5-6 hours on my face even in air conditioning but I just take a powder to touch up and help me through out the day. Let's have a look at some pictures and you can be the judge.

No Makeup At All Just Woke Up
Just wanted to point out as well, as you can see my face is way lighter than my skin naturally so if my foundation looks kind of off, that is why :)

No Makeup

 So now for half of my face with foundation so you can really see the difference:

Half Foundation/ No Foundation

As you can tell it does cover up my redness and even out my skin tone significantly without looking like I took 12 hours to put on my makeup.

Now for a complete face of foundation.

Foundation all over my face now

So for my final judgement I will say this is great moisturizing foundation for those with dryer skin types. People with oily skin should run away because their face will be oil slick city after a few hours with this thing especially around the nose region. Also, if you have a little more to cover up be sure to use a concealer because this will not cover up major imperfections. 

I didn't want to leave you guys with a disgusting face of makeup so here's my finished look of the day. 

Toodles! Have a great day! Stay fabulous and check out my links below :)

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Nail Polish of the Year!

You might have read all of my nail of the week posts and obviously I have painted my nails many more times. So, it's time for my FAVORITE nail polish of the year.

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I'm Baaack!

Hello Sweethearts,

It's been a while since I've uploaded a new blog post. Lots have gone on in the past few months and I am so excited. Youtube is going super well for me and I enjoy it so much. I want to start dedicating more time to my blog since I have been really letting it go in the past few months. College is going great (even though we are still on strike), my relationship couldn't be better, and my family is going awesome. I really am grateful for the way my life has been going and I couldn't complain.

Also I have a few posts to update and many great ideas coming soon. I am really trying to think this contest I am planning. Should it be on Youtube or right here? I really have no clue but I can't wait to give something back to you for all you have given to me.  

Thanks for the support,

Khadija Chafouk-Idrissi