Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Review: Maybelline Minerals

Store: Walgreens
Performance: 4/5
Overall Rating:4/5


UPDATE: These products contain Micro Minerals. You may want to research the possible dangers of using Micro products. I have stopped using these Maybelline mineral products.

Sadly, even mineral makeup is not safe from Parabens. Revlon, Milani, Almay, Neutrogena, Covergirl - all of their 'Mineral' lines are full of Parabens. Maybelline is the only drugstore brand that I have found that is safe to use, and only the loose powders. If any product is liquid or pressed, chances are good Parabens are being used to keep it on the shelf for a long time.

I have used the Maybelline Mineral Foundation and Blush off and on for about 6 months now. I have no major complaints. It doesn't cover quite as well or feel as soft as Everyday Minerals or some of the other internet mineral brands. As you use it up, you will end up with some mineral nuggets at the bottom. The little brush that comes with it can be scratchy and does not do the best job if you are trying to buff your product in. You may end up with a dust cloud.

Paraben Free:

Mineral Power Foundation (with brush) - .28 oz - $9.99
Mineral Power Blush - .14 oz - $8.99
Mineral Power Finishing Veil Loose Powder (with brush) - .28 oz - $9.99

NOT Paraben Free:
Mineral Power Liquid Foundation
Mineral Power Finishing Veil Compact
Mineral Power Concealer

Maybelline Mineral Powder
Ingredients: Zinc Oxide , Polyethylene , Boron Nitride , Dimethicone , PTFE , Synthetic Wax , Acrylates Copolymer , Lauroyl Lysine , Cetyl Dimethicone , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Triisocetyl Citrate , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Panthenol , Matricaria Flower Extract - Chamomilla Recutita Extract , Mica - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77891 - May Contain , Bismuth Oxychloride - CI 77163 - May Contain , Iron Oxides - CI 77499 - CI 77492 - CI 77491 - May Contain , Ultramarines - CI 77007

Maybelline Mineral Blush
Ingredients: Polyethylene , Dimethicone , Boron Nitride , PTFE , Synthetic Wax , Cetyl Dimethicone , Acrylates Copolymer , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Triisocetyl Citrate , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice - Aloe Barbadensis , Tocopheryl Acetate , Alumina , Calcium Sodium Borosilicate , Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , Polyethylene Terephthalate , Polymethyl Methacrylate , Matricaria Flower Extract - Chamomilla Recutita Extract , Mica - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - CI 7891 - May Contain , Iron Oxides - CI 77499 - CI 77492 - CI 77491 - May Contain , Carmine - CI 75470 - May Contain , Bismuth Oxychloride - CI 77163 - May Contain , Ultramarines - CI 77007 - May Contain , Yellow 5 Lake - CI 19140 - May Contain , Red 30 - CI 73360 - May Contain , Red 7 - CI 15850 - May Contain , Manganese Violet - CI 77742 - May Contain , Blue 1 Lake - CI 42090 - May Contain , Ferric Ferrocyanide - CI 77510 - May Contain

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