Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MAKEUPALLEY REVIEW: Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil Translucent Loose Powder

Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Powder Finishing Veil Loose Powder with Mica Minerals, Translucent - .28 oz

"Maybelline Mineral Power Translucent Powder gives skin a veil of translucent luminosity. Wear over your mineral foundation to set your foundation and conceal imperfections. Includes a 100% natural-hair powder brush. Talc-free, lightweight formula. Fragrance-free. Oil-free. (.28 oz)"

  • Ultra-fine powder made with 100% micro-minerals provides the finishing touch that perfects and sets makeup for flawless, healthy-looking skin
  • Natural, luminous finish
  • Won’t clog pores
  • 100% natural kabuki brush included
  • 0% oils, talc, fragrances, preservatives


$9.49 at Ulta/ulta.com (LINK

bareMinerals Mineral Veil (LINK)

$20.00 at Ulta/ulta.com (LINK) and Sephora/sephora.com (LINK)

  • Natural Looking: "I love the way this mineral veil makes my face look. No matter how much I apply, it does not get cakey at all. It is very translucent and does not turn my skin white like the NYC translucent powder did. I never feel like I am wearing makeup with this."  by prncss
  • No Shimmer: "I do like that it is so finely milled that it leaves a nice finish, and there's no shimmery look that some minerals have." by gabiinchicago
  • Finely Milled: "It's really finely milled which is something you want in a powder as it doesn't tend to clump or cake your foundation as you apply." by muffingrl
  • Included Brush: "I can actually use the little brush it comes with...I usually have to throw those out because they never work." by butterflyaddict
  • Multi-Purpose: "I also like to use a fair amount of this under my eyes before applying darker shadows to prevent fallout as it can be brushed off with ease after." by vivcheung
  • Truly Translucent: "Another great thing about this powder is that it truly is translucent and will not cake-up or tone-down the makeup you've already applied underneath it like other finishing powders can sometimes do."  by ias23

  • Awful Packaging: "As for the packaging, the sifter annoyed me. I couldn't get it off for the life of me, and trying to continually shake shake shake it into a larger container took forever." by helloredpanda
  • Emphasizes Fine Lines: "However, this stuff was like a line maximizer on my face. I'm only 23, but this stuff had me looking like I was 40 with only a light layer on. It crowded into every tiny line on my face and I didn't think it had terribly even coverage, either." by juliast27
  • Doesn't Control Oil: "The finish is matte, but it doesn't control oil or keep a finished appearance up for very long."  by Niki1659 


    YES: "If you want a light, hardly noticeable, and translucent powder to add a finishing, natural touch to your makeup look." by rose120
    NO: "If your skin requires serious concealing, coverage, and oil control from your powder." by amartew


    average rating: 3.4 of 5 (61 reviews)
    52% would buy again
    package quality: 3.0 of 5

    price: $$

    *review quotes and ratings from makeupalley.com


    1. I love finishing powder - I'd be lost without it - and my Maybelline powder, though not my favourite one, is constantly in use.

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    4. Never used finishing powder, haha I'll try and avoid it for as long as I have to! Checkout my post if you get a chance, I just blogged about ways to wear sweaters for the early fall season. Follow if you like what you see, let me know what you think, as always. :)



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    7. Hi! Such a nice blog u got here! I tried that powder as well, its nowhere near Bare Minerals unfortunately, cuz BM is so expensive :(
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    11. I tried this a little while ago and I really didn't like it. The brush was very scratchy. However, I mostly didn't like it because I got the wrong colour. It was really hard to tell in the packages and I bought what appeared to be my normal colour (i'm normally a beige or a variation of beige in most brands) but it was so much darker on my face.

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    14. Your blog is awesome! I'm your new follower.
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    15. Love this product. I use MAC mineralize powder, which looks a bit like this one.
      Really should try this one too, it looks great.

      With love,

      Confessions of a blonde

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    17. Wow, this blog is great! I love the variety of insights you put into your product reviews. I'm following now!

      I must say that I have tried this finishing powder and I am not a huge fan of it. I thought the coverage was extremely poor and within a hour of putting it on, it looked like it was gone. Although I do use other Maybelline products daily, this is one of them that I tried a couple times and I believe is still at the bottom of my makeup drawer unused.

      xoxo Sarah Beth

      Caring Cowls

    18. Great post! i really love the bareminerals powder :) x


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    20. The packaging looks okay and I am interested in trying it out. It looks like it will blend well on my skin. Hope it does... can't wait to try it out.

    21. Great review - i am currently obsessed with the inika powder :)

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    22. I didn't like this, but I have super dry skin.ndo stop by sometime

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    24. great post:)

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    25. Oh I have this - it's fab for nights out! I love it! Your blog is fab and I'm your newest follower hehe I was hoping you could take a peek at mine and follow back please?

    26. I was thinking about this product and could not decide if I should buy it but it looks pretty cool so maybe I will give it a try. Thanks for the information. Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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