Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Estee Lauder Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup SPF12 - REVIEW!

I rely on Estee Lauder's renowned Double Wear foundation, a true hero product for anyone who needs to control shine. But since my Clarisonic seems to have evened out my skintone, and Summer has hinted it may be coming to our shores, I am hesitantly wavering from my touchstone.

I was excited to see a new foundation graced with the "Double Wear" promise. In keeping with this label, Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup SPF12 boasts 12 hour staying power. It's oil free, and can be worn either as a full coverage foundation using the enclosed puff, or lightly dusted as a finishing powder.

I have tried this in Intensity 2.0, which is quite neutral and I would suggest is eqivalent to Ecru in standard Double Wear.

I enjoyed the way it is so quick - easily buildable, and can reach medium coverage without losing its absolutely natural finish. I would warn that it certainly does not have the same ability as Double Wear to control oil, but for those who find Double Wear too drying, or "paint" like, this will be a welcome change.

The packaging is elegant as ever, and although mineral makeup is always messy, the sifter and secure screw-top makes things easier. I have found mixing this with a primer or Bare Minerals Mineral Veil, means it does last well - around 7 or 8 hours on a hot day.

Priced at £25.50 for 10g jar. Available here or at any Estee Lauder counter.


  1. Thanks heaps for the review.. I've been looking at getting an EL powder.. And I love mineral powders.. Might give this a go..

    Thanks again =)