Review: Younique Mineral Liquid Foundation

Hey Everyone!

I posted 2 weeks ago about the products I received to review from Younique Cosmetics. I gave you my first impressions, but now I am going to review each product individually. Younique is a makeup brand that a lot of people have mixed reviews about. I am sure you have all heard about this company through Facebook or Instagram as it is heavily promoted. This type of promotion has turned some people off completely swearing off buying any type of product from this brand.

I understand where you are coming from, as I thought the promotion was a bit too pushy and aggressive. However, when I was asked to review these products I thought it would be a good idea. It would allow me to share my thoughts and personal opinion of each item without being bias. I am in no way affiliated with Younique Cosmetics, so each review will be based off my honest opinion.

What is it?

This foundation is a mineral liquid foundation that is available in 10 different shades suitable for most skin types. I have never used a mineral liquid foundation before, so I had to look up how to apply it properly. The product comes out as a liquid but leaves a powder finish. Their website states:

 This smooth foundation goes on liquid and dries to a soft, powdery finish while optical diffusers blur imperfections and minimize wrinkles and pores. No touch-ups necessary.

The bottle retails for $47 CAD.


Each foundation comes in a glass bottle with a black eye dropper.



As I mentioned, I have never used a mineral liquid foundation before. The consistency and the formula is so different than what I am used to. When applying, you could either use a damp beauty blender, which I swear by or you could also use a flat top brush which would work just as well. I take the eye dropper and apply a few drops to the top of my hand. From there, I dab small dots over my face and then blend it out. I am sure you could do it a different way, but that is what I read and it worked fairly well.


What I Liked

Despite what I initially thought, it was very easy to apply and to blend. I figured with this type of formula it would be messy, but it wasn’t. I was a bit concerned with the shade I picked, but it actually matched me perfectly! I noticed that the formula is extremely light on the skin and it barely felt like I was wearing foundation. That is especially good for days when you don’t feel like wearing a whole lot of makeup.

What I Didn’t Like

If you have read my posts, you would know that I love a full coverage foundation. I have said it so many times, it’s a bit ridiculous. So you can understand my disappointment when I realized that this foundation wouldn’t give me the coverage I wanted and so desperately needed. I wear foundation to cover up my imperfections and even out my skin tone like most people do. So, I almost find it pointless when a foundation doesn’t do that for me.


The coverage was so sheer that I could see my dark circles and redness coming through. I had more coverage using the matte Fitme! powder from Maybelline. As I continued to wear it, the foundation was breaking up on my face and setting into the creases and fine lines. It wasn’t doing anything for me. I was quite happy to take it off.

Would I Purchase It?

No. I love the light formula and how refreshing it makes my skin feel, but the coverage wasn’t good and it was not long-lasting at all. It’s unfortunate when I can get more coverage from my $6 powder than a foundation. I could be expecting a lot especially since this is my first time using a mineral liquid foundation. However, I have seen others wear this same foundation and get better results with it, so that could be where I am getting the disappointment from.

I would love to try other high-end liquid foundations and compare it to this one. Please let me know your thoughts and how you feel about liquid foundations.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed the review 🙂


31 thoughts on “Review: Younique Mineral Liquid Foundation

  1. I recently purchased this foundation and I am really disappointed. The coverage just isn’t all its made out to be and it comes off my face within a couple of hours. I have used it with primer and without and it’s always the same result. My normally clear skin is now broken out, which just plain sucks.


    • Thanks for leaving a comment and letting me know your thoughts 🙂 I am glad I am not the only one who didn’t like it. The expectations were high for this foundation because the coverage was supposed to be medium to full but it really doesn’t cover much. It’s unfortunate that it has made you break out!


  2. This is exactly why I won’t be buying another bottle of this. It increased the appearance of my already large pores and made me look older by accentuating my fine line wrinkles. I so wanted this to work because the shade is absolutely perfect compared to my skin tone.


  3. Wow, so sorry to hear that the product didn’t work for you! I’m actually really, really surprised because I’ve seen it totally cover tattoos in real life. So I’m really not sure why the coverage was not good for you! It’s my favorite foundation ever! 🙂

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      • Yea that’s so odd! I love the formula, too. I usually hate liquid foundation! But ours is my favorite ever, not just cause I sell it either lol. Literally it’s the best foundation ever to me. I don’t know if you were gifted the foundation, but if you purchased it, you can return it for a refund or credit


  4. The bottle design and dispensing mechanism is really similar to Armani Maestro foundation!
    I like a light to medium coverage so I’m not sure if I’d like a super light coverage – it’s almost like, why bother?
    This formula doesn’t sound like a good fit for your oily skin type. Maybe you could make it work by using a primer underneath, or mix it with another foundation (a heavy coverage one) you have.
    I got a sample of the MAC Mineral liquid foundation and it’s targeted toward dryer skin types – and I also had a mineral liquid foundation from Body Shop that was quite emollient – maybe mineral ones are usually more targeted toward dry skin types?
    The foundation I really loved recently was from MAC called Matchmaster. It’s medium coverage and goes on really nicely. I got a sample to try – maybe you can do that? I’ll have a review of it coming up next week.


    • I really should have used a primer with this foundation. I will have to find a way to make it work with something else. Who knows, it could be really great! I feel like mineral ones are targeted for dry skin as well because I see a fair amount of Youtubers who have dry skin and they use them all the time with no problems.
      I’ll check that one out from MAC. I always neglect them but they have some of the best products.

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  5. I feel like a failure of a beauty blogger, I barely pay any attention to Younique! I group it in there with NARS, Clinique, and Marc Jacobs in the “brands I can’t realistically afford”. =P Sorry this foundation was such a disappointment! Have you ever tried tarte’s foundation? Apparently they may a pretty high coverage, heavy foundation… you might like it. =)


  6. Thank you for the honest review girl! I have a few people asking me to purchase Younique from them, but I don’t even use foundation in the first place. These review(s) will give me some insight to see if any of the other products may work for me!

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