I’m not convinced this is a good thing

By Mir
March 24, 2008
Category Hot Hot Hot!

You know I love free samples, right? And lord knows as I move closer and closer to that next landmark birthday (I am of course referring to 29; ahem) I’ve been searching for make-up which is both affordable and helps me to look as young as a feel rather than as old as I actually am. (The irony here, of course, is that 99% of the time I wear no make-up at all, because A) I work from home and B) I am lazy.)

Anyway, this free sample of Maybelline mineral powder liquid foundation may or may fit the bill for my own personal usage, but if their splash page is to be believed, it makes your face blend in to a wave of foundation. I’m scared.

But I’m still going to try it, because it’s free. (Note: They don’t ask you what shade you want, either, so this one may be worth exactly what you pay for it. Heh.)


  1. I have trouble trying to find stuff that doesn’t accentuate my “fine lines” and rosacia. For free, what the hey, I’ll try it.

  2. Its probably a coupon for a free bottle or something — kinda like the l’oreal one that you posted last year, it was coupon for a freebie up to $13 or something. I’m always up for trying new things! Thanks!

  3. Free is fun! Hopefully, though, it is a coupon. We could have some scary looking people walking around if they’re giving everyone the same shades.

  4. woohoo more free samples! Thanks pretty Mir!

  5. Brigitte ~ I have the same issues, if you ever find something – do share!

    I requsted this, what the hay…but last time I went to find the real thing of a sample foundation, that was okay, it had been discontinued. Foundation formulas seem to change overnight!

  6. I’ll give it a try, too. I’ve never been a fan of liquid foundations, but I’ve been using the Bare Minerals powder foundation for the last year and a half and I’ve been very happy with it. It’s not cheap, but the $20-something tub of the powder lasts me quite a while – close to 6 months.

  7. Brigitte & Elizabeth — my cousin has rosacia and she swears by signature minerals products. They actually do sample packs and all you pay is shipping. She said its a pretty good deal all around. Their website is http://www.signatureminerals.com Might be worth checking out :0)

  8. After seeing the Indy sets in the Lego catalog, my 6 year old is anxious to both watch the movies and get the Legos. I have a feeling the movies might happen first! 🙂

  9. I have rosacia too! I’ve been enjoying Bare Minerals for a while. Their cover-up is amazing! They also just added a new powder…uh..I think it’s called Rare Minerals Blemish, or something like that. Anyway, it’s a sulpher powder, and you probably know sulpher is the active ingredient in a lot of the rosacia creams and washes. (yeah, it’s a little smelly, but less than other sulpher products I’ve tried) I put it on before bed, and it made a big difference just in the first few nights! QVC runs specials on a smaller & cheaper product (the set comes with brushes and everything!) which is perfect to test it out. JC Penney’s also just started carrying it online and in some stores. Just one rosacia-sufferer’s tip!

  10. Another fan of mineral makeup here. I’ve been using http://www.smokymountainminerals.com/home,home.html for the last 9 months–love it! They have great “starter” packages on Ebay, and they offer free shipping on orders placed at their website. I’m also on their email list & it seems like they have a sale at least 1x/month offering an extra % off regular & sale prices.

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