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Mineral Make Up Top Pressed Powder Foundations

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

I have been trying some of the mineral powder foundations, and my main complaint is the mess. No matter how careful I am, there is always powder residue on the bathroom counter and in the sink. Other than tapping the excess powder off the brush, is there a trick to applying the mineral make up to avoid the mess?


Messy makeup

Dear Messy makeup,

Loose powder make up applied with a brush will always leave some powder residue.

However, the mess can be avoided by using a mineral make up foundation in a pressed powder compact. Consumers at rated the following mineral pressed powder foundations with an overall average of 4 out of 5 stars (2009):

Top Rated Mineral Foundation in Pressed Powder Compact (alphabetical)

1. Au Courant Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation

2. Colorescience Pressed Mineral Pigment

3. Emani-Pressed Mineral Foundation

4. La Bella Donna Pressed Mineral Foundation

5. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Compact Foundation

6. Sephora Mineral Double Compact SPF 10

7. Tony & Tina Luna Essence Pressed Mineral Powder

8. True Cosmetics Mineral Foundation Compact

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