Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation Review

Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation

Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
Hey everyone, this review is for the Avon Smooth Minerals Foundation in Transparent Glow. I had this product for a while and I never had any use for it. It was definitely too light for my skin tone and could not be used as a foundation. One day I just got up and decided to play with it. I noticed it had a slight pinky/peachy tint to it. Then I decided to really work it into my hand and give it a try. I am shocked to say that I was impressed. It looked really good when I took the time out to really blend it into the skin.

Avon’s take on Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation

Product Description: Get the perfect amount every time! No more mess, no more spills. Our innovative design dispenses a single application…with no waste. Medium coverage. Natural luminous finish. Now includes mirror. Made with pure mineral pigments for luminous color. Free of talc, oil and fragrance so it’s great for sensitive skin. .2 oz. net wt.


Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Calcium PCA, Zinc PCA, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Malachite Ferment, Saccharomyces/Tourmaline Ferment, Kaolin, Lauryl PCA, Sodium PCA, Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chondriotin Sulfate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Atelocollagen, Beta-Carotene, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Phenyl Trimethicone, Urea, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben

May Contain
Iron Oxides
Bismuth Oxychloride/CI 77163

After a while I started experimenting with it using just a small amount of it as a highlighter on the top of my cheekbones and it really looked great. Then I went on to trying it to set concealer and foundation under my eyes. It does take a bit of effort in blending and you definitely have to have a light hand. But, I was very pleased with the results. It really brightens up under the eyes and since then I never use anything else under my eyes.

Another trick I picked up was to use under or over my blush. I can turn a red blush into pink or light pink depending on how much of the Transparent glow I use. But it may get a bit messy. The product doesn’t come through the sifter very well. It is almost like the particles are so soft that they stick together. The consistency reminds me of cheap powder, like the Imaripowder Avon sells.
Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
The camera does not pick up the slight peachy hue to the product.


Pros of Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation

Helps to minimize under eye darkness by brightening up under the eyes
Not loaded with shimmer
The packaging is nice and simple
Contains a good amount of product

Cons of Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation

It does take some time to blend
Not very finely milled
The product does not come through the sifter very well
Not for great for dry skin even though it says it is suitable for all skin types
Not good if you are using it as a foundation.
It does not suit all skin tones as stated

This is definitely a useful and versatile product. It gives a smooth finish to you skin. It is fair to say that it makes a good inexpensive highlighter if you are on a budget and will definitely last a very long time.

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17 thoughts on “Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation Review

  1. Hi All, we just noticed that the review on ‘The Body Shop Brazil Nut Define No Frizz’ used the images stolen from Radhika’s Blog. We have removed the review and we ask everyone not to take the review as genuine. We are also banning the reviewer from further reviewing products on IMBB

  2. Might be good for setting then but oily skin shines so much on its own na, more highlighting all over would be disastrous. No rating for this product? ?:)

  3. The glow it imparts in the after picture looks nice. :)) But I agree with Ankita. It should have been labelled as highlighter or translucent powder.

  4. Whats the price?? I didnt find it in the catalogue! I just found one loose powder but it wasnt mineral based i think,am not sure!

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