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on 5/20/2015 7:04:00 PM
More reviews by mduttongillett
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
Okay, let me just say to start off that I am not a makeup-wearer. I haven't worn makeup on a regular basis for about a year now and it feels good! However, there are times when I'd like any acne I have (along with my millions of acne scars...) to be covered or at least look diminished enough that I can go to an event (or whatever I feel warrants makeup hah) without feeling like people are looking at my skin and all the spots that inhabit it.Before this I tried Bare Minerals (worst experience ever, broke me out severely, you can go read my review) and the only good thing that I can say about that is that the coverage of Bare Minerals is better than the coverage Mineral Hygienics provides and provides that coverage with much less application time. When I put on this foundation/finishing powder (I haven't purchased any of their concealers, just been using a concealer brush in the foundation which works alright, maybe I should get a concealer of theirs before I complain about not having the coverage I want) I do see a reduction in how noticeable my acne/scarring is but you can still easily see that all of it is there, especially active/recently active acne which is still flakey and dry (not a pretty picture to just have flakeys everywhere). So...in terms of coverage I'm only giving this 3 stars, once my skin is clear I think I'll be completely in love with this makeup to even out my tone and cover residual scarring but as a full coverage makeup (for covering textured blemishes) this isn't what you want. If I buy a concealer I'll update this review and let you know how I feel about the coverage with the concealer. Aside from my issues with the coverage, I much prefer this to Bare Minerals because of the only 2 things that really matter to me when I'm buying a beauty product 1) how natural is the product and 2) does it break me out?1) Mineral Hygienics foundation only has 3 ingredients! Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, and Mica (they do warn that it may contain Iron Oxides and Ultra Marines). All their facial products (not including makeup like shadows, mascara, brow stuff, etc) only have 3-5 ingredients so that's in my good book!2) I didn't break out. At least, not noticeably because of the product. I was still breaking out while using this but no more than any other time so I don't think this product caused any of the breakouts I've gotten while using it. I will also say that the oil control of this makeup is nice (I did select the matte finishing powder, though so I'm not sure if you'd get the same results from their standard finishing powder). I never once felt oily, though you do feel a little dry/tight when you first put everything on but that feeling goes away after an hour at most. Overall this makeup is quality and maybe I'll bump it up to 5 stars if I get a concealer that gives me the coverage I want from this wonderful brand's product.-----Update-----So, I've started using Mario Badescu's Special Healing Powder underneath this makeup and that makes it a totally full coverage foundation, plus I think my technique has also gotten better - buff too much (but lightly), you need to buff it in more than you would think you need to. I will say that it looks a little cakey but, again, I think that's because of the acne it's covering. I don't think it'd look bad if my skin were smoother at the moment but, what can I do (it's that time of the month). Still so in love with this foundation! It never makes me break out more (unless, perhaps, I'm using a really rank brush to apply).
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 4/1/2015 12:52:00 PM
More reviews by Hrafn
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is it. Mineral makeup that actually works. Trust me! I have struggled with adult acne and hypersensitive skin for about seven years (since after I turned eighteen - oh the irony), and I have in desperation tried more or less every mineral makeup line out there. Everything from air pollution, certain foods, shampoos and skin products, the weather and even other people can cause my skin to react (try not being able to hug people because your skin is too sensitive - it sucks). The list is long. I have spent a fortune over the years trying to not only cover my outbreaks, but also keep new outbreaks from occurring. After finding a skin routine that worked for me - which is the OCM (Oil Cleansing Method) with hempseedoil and lukewarm water, I found that the only thing left causing my acne was my makeup. Even if I washed my brushes every day and took exellent care of my skin, each time I put on makeup, my face began burning and breaking out again. I spent almost three years without wearing makeup at all after a topical creme I received from a dermatologist made my skin worse than ever (seriously, it felt like I had coated my face in napalm - I have never experienced burning like that - and my skin was red, flaky and swollen for several weeks after), and the change to my skin was dramatic to say the least. Although it was working, not using any makeup, I still wanted the option to do so on occation. After almost six months of searching, I realised that most foundations and powders contains certain ingredients which turned out to be the cause of my more violent acne in the first place. I learned that Mineral Hygienics was one of the few brands which did not use ingredients my skin reacted to, so I finally decided to try it. I ordered a Starter Kit in Light, and the colouring was perfect for my skintone. It melts easily into your skin and makes it feel like you are not wearing any makeup at all - in fact, it makes my face feel like I have just done a scrub. My skin gets so soft and smooth. The combination of Fairly Light and Light suits my skintone brilliantly, and I can add more or less of one or the other in order to adjust it to my winter and summer colours (not that there really is much of a difference - but now I can make it seem like there is). The foundation did not cover as well as I would like it to, so I also bought the Multi-tasker Light Concealer. With the right brush, it provides all the coverage I need and then some. Now my favourite part is the Sheer Perfection Silk Translucent Powder, which gives a beautiful finishing glow. This really makes the whole makeup, and I can never again live without it. You can also use this as a primer - it gives a great result, although I believe the matte finishing powder might be better for this. Where my skin would become red and annoyed by all other foundations or powders, some of them causing large, painful cysts, rashes and huge outbreaks, Mineral Hygienics has the opposite effect. It calms my skin and protects it from other external irritants, and the colour does not transfer or bleed. Sweat, water, direct contact - you name it - it still looks perfect throughout the day, and the next day, if you should fall asleep without removing it. I use hempseedoil in the summer and shea butter in the winter as both mosturizer and primer, and do an epsom salt scrub once a week in order to get the best results. For application, I use a flat top buffer, a stippler and the Mineral Hygienics Kabuki XL. I use the Mineral Hygienics Flawless Face Brush to apply both the Cool Kiss Enhancer and the Silk Translucent. And remember, with this mineral powder, less is more. I first started using Mineral Hygienics about a year and a half ago, and I am never turning back. After more than seven years through hell, I have not had a single outbreak (apart from the odd tiny zit once every few months or so, but they are so small that I can barely spot them myself). I can finally put on makeup without being more frustrated with the result than my natural skin. Finally I do not have to choose between wearing makeup and having healthy, happy skin, and I am never going back! This review got a bit (a lot) longer than planned, but honestly, if you struggle with allergies, eczema, acne or any other similar condition, I really recommend that you try these products. For me, it was truly revolutionary.
on 8/14/2014 9:26:00 PM
More reviews by marrymeferris
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I LOVE MINERAL HYGIENICS FOUNDATION! I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin and have had a VERY difficult time trying to find a foundation that doesn't make me break out or make my face itch. I've tried everything from Pur Minerals, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Bare Minerals, Neutrogena, MAC, Chanel and even make-up created for acne. This is the only foundation I've ever tried that actually feels good on my skin. It's light-weight, doesn't feel heavy. Coverage is decent and build-able, I do have a few scars the require a little extra coverage. It is long-lasting and waterproof! Does not break me out and most likely because it has minimal ingredients. After researching about the ingredients that are within most foundations, its no wonder why my face was freaking out every time I applied those foundations to my face. My only disappointment is that it does not control oil as much as I would like, but I will continue to re-purchase this foundation because of its lack of irritating ingredients and because my skin seems to love it. Yaaayy!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/21/2014 4:24:00 PM
More reviews by oakley21
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
LOVE!!After years of trying every drugstore brand of liquid, cream, and powder foundations, plus Bare Minerals, Cory, Canary, Rejuva Minerals, Sheer Cover, Iredale, Everyday Minerals, Glo, MUAC, etc., I finally found my HG!Not cakey, not overloaded with mica, doesn't wear off in an hour, doesn't turn orange, doesn't contain bismuth or other harmful ingredients, doesn't itch, doesn't ball up over lotion or treatments, and on and on. I'm pretty pale lately with this horrible never-ending Winter on the east coast this year, so Fairly Light has covered my acne scars and rosacea very well. But now that I plan on getting a little sun, I just purchased Light Golden to try. UPDATE:So I still LOVE me some MH powder, but my painfully dry winter skin is rebelling. I am breaking out like crazy into a rash every time I use this beloved powder, so I've finally taken the hint and purchased a YoungBlood Liquid(BOO)mineral foundation.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 11/6/2013 1:46:00 PM
More reviews by KourtneyBrooke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I originally bought a trial kit of fair and fairest. I have extremely pale skin so fairest matches best but I found myself ordering a large fair especially for in the summer (even tho i don't go in the sun) just so i could have a tiny bit of color and was able to quit adding bronzer. But this is my most favorite mineral makeup and I've tried MANY. Meow cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Alima, and others I can't even think of right now. But yea, this one has the best coverage for me and I get breakouts! I add concealer sometimes but I hardly need it. In the summer I did add some translucent powder over it sometimes mid day and use oil blotting sheets but mostly can't complain. Wish the price was better but I got it on sale the second time cuz of a promotional email.
on 10/28/2013 4:42:00 PM
More reviews by rhinosaurus
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
I've been using this for about two years now, since ordering the mini (!) starter kit in fairly light/light. That's without repurchasing! I use light when I'm tan and fairly light the rest of the time. That's about a 90% match for me, I'd say. I used to wear Bare Minerals but didn't agree with the bismuth. All in all, I'm happy with this product. I can barely feel it on my skin, it's very comfortable. All foundations make me break out, but this is on a very small level so I can easily live with that. Best I've ever tried in that respect! However, the coverage is not what I want it to be. There's no chance of disguising acne/red acne scars using this alone, and on me it also looks "made up" and not natural. If I go about with a naked face my acne will be more visible, but the skin itself looks much better - you know, fresh and glowy. I use the Bare Minerals Full Coverage Kabuki, tap a small amount onto the brush and swirl it around the lid for about 5-7 seconds (how I was taught) before buffing it into the skin. Maybe this is the wrong way of doing it, I'll try another way and see. It then melts into the skin after a while, and come evening I still have a fairly even skintone but all the imperfections show through completely. So all in all, not for my skin the way it is!I'll edit this review if I find it works better another way. Might try the setting powder as well, I normally use Mac Select Sheer Pressed which tends to look cakey in the t-zone with this foundation. Otherwise, this makeup FEELS very good on the skin and does not cause much acne, redness or irritation.(I'm about to try a cream or liquid foundation for two reasons though: first, to see if the gentler application (no buffing) will work better and second, because I'd rather use a mineral product made in Europe due to stricter regulations of heavy metals in pigments.)
on 8/12/2012 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by TWebber
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I've used this make up on and off for about three months. It's okay. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. I guess if your skin is already pretty flawless and you just want to cover up some slight discoloration then this make up would be great.
on 7/25/2012 5:30:00 PM
More reviews by IGotThemBunz
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
First of all, I'd like to say:I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT WITH MY OWN MONEY! The company did not send me anything for free & I'm not getting paid to advertise their stuff. This is my HONEST review about this product, so here it goes.So I've been wanting to switch over to mineral foundation for a long time now, but for some reason mineral foundations never look good on my skin. I have combination skin (oily on the T-Zone & dry on the cheeks) I only get breakouts on my cheeks I don't know why.. But anyways, mineral makeup always seems to blotch up with the oils on my skin & it just starts to look really nasty after a while. So one day I googled "best mineral foundation for combination skin" & this brand called Mineral Higenics popped up & I was like oh let's check this makeup out. So I did my research & I noticed that all the blogs & YouTube gurus that would talk about this foundation all started off with "the company was sweet enough to send me some free samples" or "they contacted me & asked me to try their products out" & they all would say really good things about this foundation but I was really skeptical about it since there was no real honest opinions that I knew of. But one day I decided to just give it a try. It costed me $30, I know expensive/crazy. & I was unsure about which color to get. Thankfully the color I chose (medium tan) was a perfect match. The day I got it in the mail, i tried it on right away. It goes on really smoothly and nice, no harsh buffing is required. It really blends in right away. The coverage looks really natural, bit I find that the best way to apply this foundation is with a damp beauty blender sponge. It really does stay on all day. I'm honestly really impressed with this foundation. I've been wearing this foundation for 2 weeks now & I have noticed my skin improving. I really recommend this foundation, yes the price is high, but it does do what it claims to do. I think this might be my HG! :D <3
on 5/31/2012 9:05:00 PM
More reviews by Dancexnxthexrain
Hair: Red, Other, Other
For starters I am bummed not many know about this foundation like the know about youngblood, bare minerals, and laura mercier. I want to begin by saying that I have no affiliation with the brand nor am I one of those youtube gurus who get sent free product and say there are "un-biased."Pros: Does not cause break outs, especially if brushes are kept cleanFantastic coverage that lasts all day, do need a mattifying powder for oily skin types. Finely milled which means less is more, also it glides on the skin more efficiently. Great color ranges (Mini starter kits are only $30 and include two foundation colors and one kabuki). Has 4 ingredients, and the fourth is mica which is minimal. Cute packaging. Cons: Is only online I have been on the mad hunt for a really great foundation for years. I first used Bare minerals, which was good until I realized the color was just not good and it could have been causing break outs. I then tried Everyday minerals which I found to break me out, and then I tried Alima. I loved Alima and still like the companies concept but I think there minerals need to be milled better. The powder is rather chunky, looks cakey, and you need a whole lot to get good coverage. Mineral Hygienics has stunned me because when I see all 5 star ratings for something I become skeptical; like are they paying people to write this stuff? Overall, they hold up to what they say and all one can do is try them out. If you decide you don't like it then they will allow you to return the starter kits for a full refund, and if it is a product then that's for an exchange. (Shipping can be free with online coupon codes).
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/6/2012 9:04:00 AM
More reviews by Callisto83
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Mineral Hygienics would be perfect for me IF I had more oily to normal skin, and maybe not so many fine lines on my face. It's a great product, it covers well and at least on my skin it does not itch or cause any discomfort / breakouts. I also think their foundations colours matched perfectly. But as much as I really do want to be using this everyday, it tends to dry my skin out after a while, even if I put a layer of moisturaising cream underneath before application. But if you're not so dry skinned, and looking for a great mineral makeup brand (without Bismuth), that stays on your face all day, then go for it! I would highly recommned it.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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