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My first brush with liquid mineral foundation: Oriflame Giordani Mineral Foundation review

I have been going  am going through my foundation searching phase. On that journey, I asked my neighbor, who is an Oriflamae consultant, for a few sachets to different foundation because I wanted to find out the texture as well as the right match for my skin tone.
Now, I know you might be wondering how I am reviewing a product right out of only a sachet? The answer is, this sachet had enough contents to allow me around 4 generous applications for my face. By then I could see most of the pros and cons, since it is a makeup and not a skin-care item.

What I found:

It is very thin in consistency. I would say like a runny moisturizer, but it doesn't really run around. I got the shade porcelain which I know was tad lighter than my skin tone.
BUT, once I blended it with my fingers and flat foundation brush, it just vanished into my skin leaving it looking fresh and very natural.

It did not hide any of my blemishes, but just worked as a tinted moisturizer, but I loved the end result. Neither did it block my pores or feel heavy on the skin. It added just the right amount of hydration to my face and left a dewy-glowy finish.

On poking my nose into it, I discerned a faint smell which I did not like... like... something synthetic.. or something I cannot describe. I know it did not go rancid, but a different kind of smell which I think cosmetics in the earlier decades used to have.

A little went a long way. the 3 ml gave me about 4 application which I think is great. The thin texture makes the blending breeze. So, I am happy.

What spoilt my game: The price. It usually comes with a price tag of over 900 INR which I don't think I would ever shell out. I am still in love with my Lakme and Bourjois foundation and in case i need a tinted moisturizer, I can always mix them up with my current moisturizer. So, no worries.

It's not a bad foundation, but a tad hard on my pocket. So, a pass for me.

What about you?


  1. yups oriflame's giordani range is damn expensive ...

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    1. Thanks Sanaa for dropping by. Surely I would love to

  3. hey have u tried revlon colorstay mineral mousse foundation, give it a try, we have similar skin types so i guess it shud work for u...

    1. Rentu, even I think so. I haven;t tried that one yet but heard raves. If I would shell out so much I would get my second bottle of Bourjois HM. :P
      Thanks for the suggestion. I would really try it out :)


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