Younique Mineral Touch Cream Foundation

Hi babes!

Time and time again, I’ve heard people rave about the Younique Mineral Touch Cream Foundation so I decided to order it a couple of months ago to see what the hype was all about.  At first, I was clueless on how to apply it.  I tried to apply it with my tried and true flat top kabuki brush and it just didn’t work out for me.  Since I was frustrated with it, I just put it in a drawer and forgot about it.  I probably should have asked around to find out the best way to apply the foundation but well, I was frustrated so I didn’t care to.  Oops.  While on Facebook today, a Facebook friend of mine is a Younique consultant and posted a video all about the cream foundation covering acne and rosacea.  I don’t have rosacea but I do get acne so I figured that I would go ahead and give this foundation another try.  In the video, the lady was using a Beauty Blender to apply the foundation so I decided that’s how I would attempt to apply it.  Using my Beauty Blender went so much better this time around.  Before I go into details on the application and give you my thoughts and opinion about this foundation, let me tell you a bit about it.

Younique Mineral Touch Cream Foundation: US $32

Enhance your natural radiance with the soft finish it deserves. This supple, lightweight cream foundation melts right in, while providing the ultimate in coverage.
Apply evenly to face and neck, then blend.

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So that is what the website says.  Now for my thoughts and opinion.

I personally like a medium to full coverage foundation.  I did have to use quite a bit of the product to reach my desired coverage.  Using it with my Beauty Blender really helped to apply the foundation evenly and flawlessly.  I am pretty impressed with how well this foundation covers.  It made my skin look really soft and even.  I did have a couple of blemishes pop through that I ended up covering with a concealer since I didn’t want to continue to cake on the foundation.  It does feel pretty heavy on the skin until you set it with a setting powder.  Once I set it with a setting powder, I didn’t notice it on my skin.  If you don’t set it with a powder because you have dry skin, you may be able to feel it.  I would highly suggest using a hydrating primer prior to use if you have dry skin.  I used a mattifying primer since I have combination skin.  After applying the foundation and setting it with a powder, the rest of my face makeup applied beautifully.  This foundation is not transfer resistant so be aware of that especially when getting dressed.  I found out the hard way and ended up with foundation all on the inside of my shirt collar.

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As for the wear of this foundation, I really want to like it.  Realllllly want to like it.  It does look beautiful on the skin but after just 2 hours, I started looking very oily in certain areas; particularly around my nose area.  2 hours was just not okay with me.  4 hours, maybe but 2 hours?  This really bummed me out.  I did blot and re-powder and continued to wear the foundation.  Over the next 2-3 hours, I just looked like a greased pig.  It was awful.  I don’t mind looking dewy but this wasn’t dewy.  This was “dang woman!  have you heard of blotting paper?!” So again, blotted and re-powdered.  As I sit here after 4 hours later, I’m just a grease ball.  I haven’t even bothered to blot and re-powder.  As soon as I post this review, I will be going and washing my face.  I can feel the foundation on my face and it just feels blah.  I’m afraid to even touch my face.  Being that I do have combination skin, my t-zone is usually the only area that tends to get oily but with this foundation, it’s my entire face.  I’m really surprised that my cheeks are even oily.  When I look in the mirror, the foundation has completely broken up and it looks like it’s just melting off of my face.  I went ahead and touched my cheeks and the foundation literally came off onto my finger tips.

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So to wrap this review up, although I am impressed with the way the foundation goes on with a makeup sponge, and I’m impressed with the way it covers, I hate to say that I just am not all that impressed with this foundation over all.  I don’t think it’s a good foundation for someone with combination skin let alone oily skin.  If you have normal to dry skin, I think this foundation would be great for you.  It covers beautifully and really does help to even out your skin tone.  I do not think that this foundation is worth $32.  I have purchased $12 drugstore foundations that have worked 10 times better than this foundation.  In fact, I purchased a MAC foundation for $28 that is far better than this foundation.  $32 is just not worth it in my humble opinion.

Left: Right after I finished my makeup.  Right: 2 hours after wearing this foundation.

Left: Right after I finished my makeup. Right: 2 hours after wearing this foundation.

All in all, Younique, you did a fabulous job creating a foundation that evens the skin tone and covers up redness and blemishes really well. However, maybe you could come out with a cream foundation that is good for combination/oily skin.

If you’ve tried this foundation and it works well for you, let me know. If you have combination/oily skin and use this foundation, let me know what you do to keep your oil under control when wearing this foundation.  Maybe I’m doing something wrong?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this foundation.