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~Review~ mark. Min-a-real Cream to Powder Foundation with Mineral Pigments....

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To be honest....I had taken vow of "No Foundation" this summer because in the past years, I've beat my face to oblivion only to go outside and MELT.

So when mark. min-a-real  Cream to Powder Foundation with Mineral Pigments showed up at my doorstep, I didn't know if I wanted to try it. Its already in the 90s here in South Carolina! Here's some deets on Min-A-Real:

mark Min-A-Real ($18) – The oil-free, buildable coverage is formulated with mineral pigments and Lumiskin to give skin a bright, healthy looking glow and an enviably smooth, even skin tone.  Available in 7 shades starting in June.

I was actually sent six of the seven shades but only one was a close match that was Mocha. Mocha is also the darkest shade of the foundation series.

Before Min-A-Real in Mocha...

After Min-A-Real in Mocha

Min-A-Real in Mocha in the daylight, with flash....

This picture is clearly strange....why do i look so strong jawed?!? lol!


-Mocha is the darkest shade and my shade. In regular lighting, its a spot on match but with a camera flash it looks off.

-I thought the coverage was light to medium but not a build able heavy coverage. Concealer wearers would still need to wear concealer with this one.

-Because I'm oily, I only got the "cream to powder" effect  for a couple of hours. I would suggest setting this foundation with a loose or pressed powder like any other.

-$18 is reasonable in a price, considering other foundations but in mark.'s market ( young women, 20s) I would lower it to $12 or $15.

- The sponge that is included is super soft....what kind of sponge is that?!? lol!

-Convenient, great for lugging around in the purse or travel...

-I'll probably keep using it...maybe on cooler days or days I'm inside alot and definitely in the colder months.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Available June 2011....

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions


CocoagirlD on 2:30 AM said...

I like some of Mark products but they do need to make more options available for w.o.c. but I use to sell it I do love that stick foundation that they carry but not sure about wearing in the Florida summer.. Thanks for sharing cool product.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 5:48 PM said...

Thank you! no problem! I think they used to make some dark shades but like alot of companies they have pulled them for some reason.