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8 of the best mineral foundations for a healthier makeup routine

8 of the best mineral foundations for a healthier makeup routine

Mineral foundations are fast becoming the face base of choice thanks to their minimal ingredient list and ability to perfectly cover the skin without ever looking cakey.

What is mineral foundation?

Made from a blend of natural ingredients like zinc and titanium oxide, mineral foundation leaves out a lot of the chemical nasties found in regular makeup such as parabens, preservatives, oil and fragrance.

They’re ideal for anyone with problematic, combination or sensitive skin as they help to absorb excess oil without disrupting the skin’s natural balance. They also tend to be non-comedogenic so don’t block pores or cause breakouts.

Which are the best mineral foundations?

  1. Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation
  2. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Mineral Compact Powder Foundation
  3. bareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation
  4. MAC Mineralise Moisture SPF15 Foundation
  5. L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation
  6. INIKA Baked Mineral Foundation
  7. Elizabeth Arden Mineral Makeup
  8. Clinique Even Better Makeup
  1. Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation
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    Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation

    Free from all the common chemical nasties like parabens, talc, fragrance and mineral oils, the Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation is best suited for those with oily to blemish-prone skin. Rich in kaolin clay, the foundation absorbs excess oil to leave a mattified and flawless complexion behind. It comes with an applicator sponge, which applies the product beautifully into the skin, so it looks natural and never cakey or dry.

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  2. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Mineral Compact Powder Foundation
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    La Roche-Posay Toleriane Mineral Compact Powder Foundation

    If you suffer from sensitive skin and need a foundation that will cover without disrupting it’s natural balance, the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Mineral Compact Powder Foundation is the perfect option. It’s allergy tested formula is free from fragrance and non-comedogenic so won’t block pores or cause breakouts. Additionally, it delivers medium coverage which can be built-up without ever looking cakey.

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  3. bareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation
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    bareMinerals Original SPF15 Foundation

    Undoubtedly the original mineral foundation, bareMinerals SP15 Foundation is made with only 5 ingredients and is free from parabens, talc, mineral oil and SLS. Boasting SPF 15 protection, the foundation also provides 8 hours wear, keeping the complexion looking flawlessly beautiful. What we love most about this foundation is its ability to be built-up without ever-looking cakey. Plus, even though it’s a powder it gives a natural radiance to the complexion.

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  4. MAC Mineralise Moisture SPF15 Foundation
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    MAC Mineralise Moisture SPF15 Foundation

    Not all mineral face bases are powders, and the Mineralise Moisture from MAC is one of the best mineral foundations for anyone with dry to dehydrated skin. The cream-gel formula melts into the skin and feels cooling upon application to hydrate and even out the skin tone. Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid provide all-day moisture so that the skin never appearsdry or cakey, and with a light-reflecting formula, skin looks naturally illuminated.

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  5. L'Oréal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation
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    L'Oréal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation

    If you’re looking for a budget mineral foundation, the L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation is a great option. It has a beautifully soft and velvety matte finish, which blends into the skin easily. Infused with sea minerals, the foundation is great for anyone with an oily to blemish-prone complexion as it helps to control excess oil and shine without drying out the skin.

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  6. INIKA Baked Mineral Foundation
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    INIKA Baked Mineral Foundation

    Certified organic, vegan and crulety-free, the INIKA Baked Mineral Foundation combines the skincare benefits of mineral makeup with the coverage of a traditional powder foundation. Blending seamlessly, the foundation melts into the skin and can be built-up to the level of coverage you desire. It covers imperfections and redness really well, so is perfect for anyone with problematic and reactive skin.

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  7. Elizabeth Arden Mineral Makeup
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    Elizabeth Arden Mineral Makeup

    Elizabeth Arden’s Mineral Makeup is housed in a portable grinder, which means you reveal a fresh layer of mineral powder with each use; perfect for anyone with germ-phobia! It contains a blend of minerals, vitamins, and Sea Water Complex to help keep you fresh-faced and glowing, and the skin beautifully healthy. Due to its hydrating properties, it doesn’t settle into fine lines or go cakey throughout the day.

    Pair with the Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Makeup Brush for the most beautiful finish.

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  8. Clinique Even Better Makeup
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    Clinique Even Better Makeup

    Clinique’s Even Better Makeup is a mineral-blend foundation, perfect for anyone with sensitive or combination skin. The oil-free formula helps to keep the skin shine-free throughout the day, while the mineral pigments help to perfectly conceal and even out the skin tone. Additionally, even though the finish is matte, the foundation helps to achieve a brightened complexion without ever looking flat.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!