Mineral Wet/Dry Powder Foundation

wet-dry-foundation-5Summer makeup can be tricky. The heat plus humidity needs to be taken into consideration if you want your makeup to stay on your face as long as possible without melting into a shiny and smeared mess. I have been using liquid foundation for as long as I can remember. During a visit to a dermatologist, she had recommended for me to switch to a mineral foundation for various reasons. For one, it is less likely to clog my pores and cause breakouts and as I will show in this post, can be very versatile.

Using Studio Gear Cosmetics Mineral Wet/Dry Foundation, I’ll try out four ways that are highlighted in Studio Gear Cosmetics website.

wet-dry-foundation-2Mineral Powder Foundation

I used this right out of the container for medium coverage using my favorite foundation brush. It find that it kept my skin matte while providing enough coverage to provide an even complexion.

Serum/Moisturizing Foundation

An awesome way that’s recommended to incorporate a serum into your daily routine is to mix it with your mineral foundation. I used the Revitalizing Day Serum to mix with the powder fundation. It provided a nice dewy coverage. Next time, when I’m in a hurry, I can also mix it with my daily moisturizer for a quick foundation routine!

Touch Up

If you’re still not ready to give powder foundation by itself a try and still want to use your favorite liquid or cream foundation, you can certainly opt to use it as finishing powder or carry it with you for a mattifying touch up through out the day. I tossed this in my work bag because after moving around non-stop for a 12-hour shift, my make-up sometimes could a little touch-up.

dog-sitting-1Cream Contour and Highlight

Say what now? Yes, a nice little trick is to mix darker or lighter shades with a moisturizer to create a customized contour or highlight just for you. Using your finger, dab a little on the areas you’d normally contour or highlight and with your favorite contour brush and just blend away.

Let me know if you’ve got other ways or tips to use a powder foundation and what your favorite is!


Disclosure: The product shown was provided by Studio Gear Cosmetics for a feature. All opinions expressed are my own.


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  1. These are some great tips!! I love using powder foundations to set my liquid foundation, it adds an extra bit of coverage and keeps it all in place!

  2. Tell me about it! In the summer I can usually just get away with a tinted BB cream with SPF otherwise, hello oil lol! My favourite mineral foundation is Youngblood. I especially love their kabuki brush for it!

  3. I have been wanting to try mineral powder foundation but never really know how to use it and how to apply it. Thanks for these pieces of advice. Serum foundation alsosounded new to me.

  4. I don’t use foundation often but it’s good to know that it has other uses! I think this is awesome and it’s a great guide for people who are just starting to learn how to put on make-up!

  5. Did’t know about mineral fooundation, do you think this would go for a dry skin? I generally use a fluid one, but just in winter and I never use make up in summer. I’ll give a try!

  6. I’ve never been drawn to powder foundation but after reading this I am up for giving it a go. I also need to be careful which types of liquid foundation I use due to pore clogage!

  7. I have never used mineral powder foundation but looks great after your review! My favorite is Mac foundation and it blends with my skin perfectly!