As with many places, this summer has been quite hot and humid. Wearing the foundations that I had normally been wearing wasn't working out as it would melt off. In the past I had used Bare Minerals foundation and loved it until it started emphasizing the signs of aging, mainly fine lines. I was worried about purchasing it and not liking it so I decided to go the inexpensive route and chose Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation. If I didn't like it, then I wouldn't feel so badly about not using it.
I must say that I liked it a lot! I was surprised by how nicely it sat on my skin. I felt that it gave decent coverage and held up for most of the day. I only had to touch up under my eyes and my nose, which is normally what I have to do anyway--usually at the 8 hour mark. I decided to and give Bare Minerals a try but was disappointed that I couldn't find a good color match and it seemed to bring out my fine lines. Since I'm going to be using this powder foundation only for the summer, I decided to stick with Maybelline. The color that I originally got was Natural Ivory, which was slightly too light. I went and picked up Nude but that was a little too dark so I mixed the two and found it blended to a nice match. The two Maybelline foundations still came out to less that I would have paid for Bare Minerals so it's a win for me. The only downside is the brush that is included. It's a bit scratchy and I prefer to use the brushes in my collection.
I can't wait for it to cool down a bit.