You Can Get This Foundation at Whole Foods, But Does It Work?

I’ve always wondered if the makeup products sold at Whole Foods could stand up to scrutiny. Specifically: do they work and are they actually safe? Mineral Fusion’s liquid foundation was a good place to start. And I’m happy to say that yes, it is both safe and effective. Read on for my full review.

Why I Decided to Try It

I like to have multiple foundations in the mix. While I have go-to safe creme foundations for both light-weight and heavy coverage needs, I’m still on the hunt for a liquid product that will blend easily and hydrate my skin.

First Impression

The Mineral Fusion bottle feels a little small for the price. The smell is faint and generally pleasant, unlike some other liquid foundations I’ve used in the past.

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Ease of Use

The product goes on smoothly and sits lightly on the skin. It doesn’t set too quickly. I do have to use a good amount of the foundation to get the minimum coverage I require. A bottle pump would make the foundation easier to access. I get around this by sticking my long concealer brush inside.  

Effectiveness

This is a great choice for light coverage. I felt it gave my skin a satiny, polished look. It evened out my skin tone, and it’s hard to tell there’s even something there. While I love the subtlety, I would definitely want to pair it with a heavier concealer, in order to better hide some dark spots on my cheeks and my under-eye circles. That being said, it did reduce the appearance of my imperfections a bit. Overall, I got the smooth look I want from a liquid foundation without weighing down my skin.

I also love that it doesn’t have a strong smell. And I noticed that it doesn’t make my eyes water either, unlike other liquid foundations.

Ingredient Breakdown

Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Silica, Mica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Lavandula (Lavender) Angustifolia Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Red Tea) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E),  Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Mineral Fusion’s liquid foundation is EWG Verified, which means the brand avoids EWG’s ingredients of concern, provides full transparency, and follows good manufacturing practices. You can use it without worrying about exposure to toxic ingredients.

My Conclusion

This liquid foundation will be in my everyday rotation. Its soft, barely-there finish is just what I need for days I want a no-makeup makeup look. While I wish they would add a pump to the bottle, I can make it work with my long, thin brushes.

Mineral Fusion liquid foundation is available on Amazon

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