Which type of foundation is best: Liquid or mineral powder?

@wigima5 (908)
United States
August 7, 2009 9:43pm CST
Well I saw two types of foundation that I was thinking about, and I didn't know which one to take. One of them is from Neutrogena, idk if you've heard of it, but it's a LIQUID foundation and it's good because at the same time it's on your face, it fights against acne. Which would help my skin. The thing about liquid is usually liquid foundation realllyy dries up your skin and i've had it on once, it was so hard to move my face. almost like wearing a mask. Plus from what I've heard it's bad during physical education because when you sweat it's going to drip right off. Which is bad, cuz tat would be embarassing. And i wear glasses, and supposedly when you wear glasses with it, it rubs off on them. But, I like this one because it could help fight my acne during the day not just when i wash my face which would be very helpful to get my skin clear. The MINERAL powder I saw was free of oil and talc and after a few weeks of wearing it, you're skin becomes brighter, with less redness in it. and plus its mineral powder its not bad for your skin like other powders cuz its just pure minerals which is healthy for your skin. And I like it because i do have some redness in my skin and it doesnt glow like other ppl's healthy skin, so I think that would really make my skin look nicer and healthier, even when I'm not wearing makeup. Plus i hear that mineral is waterproof so when you sweat it'll stay there and it won't smudge on ur glasses. plus its a lot more breathable than liquid. So WHICH ONE IS BEST???
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@playapal (894)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I guess that it is a matter of personal preference. I wear mineral powder. It is very hot here all the time and I find that even some of the lighter foundations just roll off of my face. They also seem to cause me to get blackheads. A friend gave me a sample of mineral powder and I love it. I really can't say that I have noticed my face getting brighter or less redness. What I have noticed is that it doesn't streak and stain my clothing.
@wigima5 (908)
• United States
13 Aug 09
=) okay, thx. tat sounds pretty promising. from wat ive heard on here the liquid foundations arent too good. And that's cool, tat pulls me more towards the mineral powder then. :)
@ladyhaly (92)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
I think you should go and ask for a sample of both first before making a purchase... I don't really know if Neutrogena's liquid foundations are good so I'm opt to choose the mineral one... But Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation for Oily/Combination skin works best for me. It doesn't drip off or anything... And it's sweatproof and doesn't really rub off even when I get sweaty unlike with my experience with Revlon Custom Creations Foundation which is the exact opposite. It doesn't dry my skin. That's why I like to use it everyday and the coverage is medium.
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
i had used liquid foundation before and it was okay with me. they were gifts from my sister and cousin who visited our place from the US. when it was exhausted, i have to switch to a cheaper one. i am now using a locally-made cake foundation where u use a wet sponge to apply it. i like it as much as i do with the liquid foundation.