Review: Makeup: Lumiere Mineral Cosmetics Foundation

by Paris B on · 17 comments

in Foundation,Mineral makeup,Product Reviews

foundationheader Review: Makeup: Lumiere Mineral Cosmetics Foundation

I first heard about Lumiere Mineral cosmetics after reading Vivawoman’s review on its kabuki. I may or may not review the Lumiere Minerals kabuki brush separately but believe everything she says. Its awesomely soft and applies well.

My review however is on its mineral foundation. I purchased the foundation as part of their specials set which came with 2 foundations and a kabuki brush. I got my foundations in the loose powder Flawless Foundation texture which promises this:

Unlike other mineral foundations that are chalky and heavy feeling Flawless is finely milled, soft & moisturizing. Formulated with squalane to create a creamy textured foundation that will almost melt into the skin to rehydrate and rejuvenate dry, lifeless skin. Flawless is a mica free matte but not flat foundation with a touch of glow.

I had not had very good experiences with mineral foundations in the past so I was wary. However, my concerns were quite unfounded because this mineral foundation is awesome!

I got my foundation in the shade Light Medium Neutral. I usually head for the lightest colour in any foundation but I read some reviews online that said that the colours in Lumiere run a little light so the advice was to go one shade deeper than you usually are. This colour is a perfect match for my skin tone. When applied, it looks like I’m not wearing any foundation at all, which is excellent!

I also got another shade in Light Golden because I wasn’t sure if being Asian I’d have a golden tone. However, this shade was too yellow for me so I’m not using it at all.

The texture of the foundation is soft and fine-milled. It comes in a tub with a sifter which is great. I pick it up with the kabuki brush, swirl it in the cover of the tub and then swipe it over my face. I don’t buff it in as some other mineral companies advise. I just sweep it on.

The coverage is medium. It doesn’t leave a mask-y look or feel to the face and it does even out colour. I find that using Light Medium Neutral leaves me face looking very fair so if you prefer something less fair, go up another shade. The colour matches the rest of my skin so its perfectly fine by me.

It doesn’t leave me oily nor does it dry out my skin. I use a light layer of the Lumiere Silk Powder over it though so I’m not sure if that’s helping any. I will be reviewing the silk powder separately soon.

The best part: NO BREAKOUTS! icon smile Review: Makeup: Lumiere Mineral Cosmetics Foundation

In fact, this foundation is so awesome, I’ve stopped using my other foundations for a while, and that’s saying a lot!

Pros: Inexpensive, No breakouts, good colour match, easy to use
Cons: Found only online


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geekchic October 10, 2007 at 10:11 am

Good to hear that it works for you. Mineral foundation is all the rage now. I, personally, am TOO MUCH OF A SLACKER to use anything *blush* I do, however, have a Bare Escentuals mineral foundation. I quite like it on the days I want something on my face :)

PB says: Actually not everyone needs foundation so no, you aren’t a slacker :) Some people don’t like BE minerals I’m glad you do


cass October 10, 2007 at 11:32 am

BTW, Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation is out already!! I haven’t tried any MM before, so would love to try it out soon!

PB says: Cool! Do write about it after you’ve tried it


sesame October 10, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Hey, glad you like the brush too. I love it. Now my regular kabuki is so coarse. :(

I haven’t really given the foundation another try again cos the shade I got is wrong. The texture is good no doubt. I need to test again but really happy that it worked for you this time.

PB says: I know what you mean about the brush. Its awesome! And thanks for leading me to it!


rinnah October 10, 2007 at 9:22 pm

This review makes me want to go order some Lumiere products now, but I’ll wait and try out my Everyday Minerals first. *grin*

PB says: For me, Lumiere beats EM hands down! Try it some day!


misogynist October 17, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Hi, in terms of coverage and texture, how would this compare with T. Le Clerc’s loose powder? TQ

PB says: Its nothing like T. LeClerc because TLC is a loose powder whereas the Lumiere minerals is a foundation itself. Therefore, the coverage is better and there is more pigment in it. Its very fine milled and has sheer-medium coverage depending on how much you layer on. Awesome but only available online.


melia November 11, 2007 at 11:21 am

I use Physician Formula’s mineral liquid foundation and mineral loose powder. it’s more affordable than bare escentuals. however it doesn’t have spf in it.

Loreal’s bare naturale still has talc which is not naturale at all. so i don’t even bother buying.

PB says: We don’t get those here but I’m glad Lumiere ships internationally.


anne November 18, 2007 at 10:33 pm

hey which of the foundations did you get, the liquid mineral or loose mineral?


Jen February 21, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Just wanted to say actually talc is a mineral, and it is typically just as “natural” as the various items used in mineral makeup. Talc can actually be refined to a much more lux texture than the minerals generally used in mineral makeup.


Ms. Blacklace March 14, 2008 at 3:46 am

Do they only accept credit cards?

Hope they accept account transfers.

Lol. I don’t have a credit card… But I have a debit card. It’s VISA.


Paris Beaverbanks March 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Ms. Blacklace: If you pay by Paypal, they accept account transfers, credit or debit cards. Check the payment info and see.


Angie September 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

omg, your review totally makes me want to order despite I still have BE, EM, Pureluxe,JI at home. One thing I was google lumiere, alot of sis said their customer service is real bad. Lost package and yell at customers…Hope it would not happen to me when i order.


Angie September 18, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Hey which formula is your fav? I wanan try lol thx


izan December 19, 2008 at 1:45 pm

which type u used?
it’ is cashmere?


Sarah June 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

I like the mineral make up makes my skin feel. I get dry patches on my cheeks and jaw line. But It always makes my face feel silky. I also mineral cosmetics because it takes so little, making it feel light.


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