13 of the best mineral make-up brands

Achieve a flawless finish while giving your skin exactly what it needs with the best mineral make-up available

Mineral make-up is changing the face of beauty, and it’s not just a phase. In fact, according to a lot of experts in the industry, mineral foundation is the best foundation to combat a slew of skin problems. Not only is it kind to sensitive skin, it’s also non-comodegenic. This means it doesn’t clog pores and lead to blemishes like others. It absorbs excess oil too. So, if you have oily skin, mineral foundation will be your saviour.

Over the years people have been drawn to the idea that mineral make-up is more natural and therefore kinder to and more comfortable on your skin. Hence its rise in popularity. And although many people think mineral make-up only includes powders, liquid formulas can be mineral too. If you have dry skin, but still want the goodness of a mineral foundation, get a liquid formula. Your skin will feel hydrated and dewy.

Theres’ also a range of beneficial properties to many of the formulations found today. If you suffer from redness or sallow skin, try a colour correcting mineral foundation. These also help combat sallowness and hyper-pigmentation. And if you’re looking for something that can battle fine lines, invest in one of the anti-ageing formulations.

Plus, there’s one to suit every budget. From purse-friendly options like M&S and the classic Lily Lo to more luxurious products on the market, like bareMinerals.

The Pressed Base compact from GloMinerals, £31, is another one we’ve saved space in our cosmetic cases for. Used by stars including Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Dunst, it’s touted as the best foundation, concealer and powder all-in-one. Give your face a quick swirl with it and you’ll see why. Similarly, Young Blood’s Mineral Liquid Foundation covers and protects in one. Dab it where needed and blend outwards for a natural finish. You’ll never turn back.

These foundations also make a great base for special occasions. Heading down the aisle soon and not sure what the best foundation for your wedding is? We recommend stocking up on Jane Ireland’s Pure Pressed Base. Thanks to its ability to give skin a smooth matte finish, it’s become a real favourite among brides. Apply full coverage in the morning and then touch-up throughout the day. Or is you fancy a personalised recommendation, you can’t beat Powder’s foundation quiz.

Shop our round-up of the best mineral make-up and find your perfect foundation…

Mineral Foundation MAC

MAC Mineralize SPF15 Cream Compact Foundation

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If you’re looking for a foundation that’s not too heavy, this lightweight cream compact from MAC really does the job.

Priced at £26.10, available at John Lewis

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bareMineral Foundation

bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation


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If powder seems too heavy for you, try bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. It’s ultra lightweight and doubles up as a serum. Apply with fingers for a dewy look or use a face brush and buff it into your skin. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin. Plus, the shade spectrum is amazing!

Priced at £27, available Fabled.com

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L’Oreal Mineral Foundation

L’oreal Paris True Match Minerals Powder Foundation

mineral make-upWith its dinky in-the-lid brush and small pot, L’Oréal’s True Match Minerals is a great option for on-the-go touch-ups. Put it in your hand bag to use on your morning commute. Then once you’re on the train, simply dip the brush in the pot and apply to your face using circular motions.

Priced at £14.99, available at Boots

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