Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

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Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $32.99 Retail

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  • Lightweight


  • Pores look more exaggerated
  • Can settle into fine lines
  • Not long wearing

Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation Review

I loved the sound of this mineral foundation, but it did not live up to its claims. Mineral Fusion promised blurred pores, no settling, and lightweight coverage.

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Mineral Fusion’s pressed powder foundation has so many claims that I love the sound of.

Photo ready, shine free flexible coverage that doesn’t settle into fine lines? Well, I like the sound of that! This powder mineral foundation from Mineral Fusion makes some bold claims and has some bomb reviews. Between the brand’s website and Target, there are over 500 4+ star reviews with so many people saying how much they love this foundation. Of course, I had to test it for myself. I was super excited and had high hopes for this one, but it unfortunately let me down. Let’s dive into Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation Review.

Promises vs. Performance: A powder that doesn’t settle into fine lines? Yes, please!

Mineral Fusion promises their Pressed Powder Foundation won’t settle into fine lines, will keep you shine-free all day, and always photo ready (I love that!). It is a triple milled powder for a smooth finish that airbrushes and blurs pores. The powder features a buildable coverage that allows this mineral foundation to be used as a setting or dusting powder, or layered for coverage. It contains anti-aging ingredients that promote radiance while banishing free radical damage, as well as vitamin C and E. And, it is skin soothing thanks to ingredients like licorice root, aloe root, and cucumber. Of course, Mineral Fusion is a natural makeup brand so this powder is free of gluten, talc, fragrance, parabens, and phthalates.

My Review Thoughts: Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

As a setting powder, this isn’t the most pore blurring or long wearing. At the initial application, it did add the extra bit of coverage I wanted and helped diffuse, blur, and set. But, as the day went on, it looked heavy in the areas I applied it (under eyes, smile lines, cheeks) and began exaggerating my pores instead of keeping them blurred. It began settling into my fine lines in these areas which made the powder look dry and heavy.

How It Compares: Just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t wok for you.

If you’re on the hunt for a pressed foundation powder, I have a better option for you: Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet. This powder provides better coverage, less settling, and a longer wear (though, the wear doesn’t exceed around 8 hours). It has a more comfortable formula that is truly buildable in coverage.

Though, if you are looking for a more naturally made option, give the Mineral Fusion one a go. Just because a product doesn’t work for me and my skin, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. After all, there are countless reviews of users who love it!

Beauty Method: As Mineral Fusion says, “blend, blend, blend” this mineral foundation.

  1. Grab a dense brush. One of my faves for pressed powder foundation is the Heavenly Luxe Complexion Brush ($49) from IT Cosmetics.
  2. Pick up product with the brush using a sweeping motion. Careful not to swirl too much to get a bunch of kickback.
  3. Blend into skin using a sweeping motion. Start with the center of your face and work outwards.
  4. Continue layering more product to achieve your desired coverage. Blend away!

Advertised Product Highlights

Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

SHADE: Cool 1 Fair

COLOR: For fair skin with pink/red undertones

FORMULATION: Pressed powder

FINISH: Natural

COVERAGE: Buildable

LONGEVITY: No claims

SKIN TYPE: All skin types


BENEFITS: Doesn’t settle into fine lines; Keep skin shine free; Blurs pores; Pomegranate, white tea, red tea, and sea kelp help promote a lit-from-within radiance while banishing free radical damage; Contains vitamin C and E; Licorice root, aloe root, and cucumber help calm and soothe skin

OTHER: Cruelty free; Vegan; Noncomedogenic; Dermatologist tested; Comes in 24 shades

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Hypoallergenic; Free of gluten, talc, parabens, phthalates, and fragrance

Edited by Maddie

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