Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact Review

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact Review

Hello pretty IMBBians!

Neutrogena’s skin care products are very popular among masses due to their superb quality. Mr. Perfect is of the opinion that they are Norway manufactured and Norway has extreme cold weather, but Neutrogena’s cosmetic range is not much explored. I tried to search reviews on blogosphere but couldn’t find much, so the purchases were blind risk. Let’s read if Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation was worth spending bucks or not.


Product Description:

Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation is the first purified mineral makeup in a compact. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation enhances your skin through dermatologist-selected pure and gentle minerals. This convenient pressed powder foundation creates a naturally radiant and glowing complexion.  Featuring exclusive time-released antioxidants, Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation formula delivers extra soft and blendable pressed minerals, so you can build your desired coverage from sheer to medium without a heavy makeup look or feel. And, it’s great for mess-free, easy touch-ups.

  • Oil-free.
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Dermatologist developed.



Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa Starch (Rice), Magnesium Myristate, Methicone, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantothenic Acid, Panthenol, Glycine Soja Flour (Soybean), Alumina, Silk Powder, Water, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain: Iron Oxides, Nylon 12, Carmine.



$12 for 9.6 gm.


I don’t like the packaging at all. It is simple but boring and not sturdy. The transparent cover on top is very liable to come-off easily if you apply pressure. The top chamber contains the product and the bottom chamber holds a quite workable sponge and mirror. That means you have to shuffle between chambers to use this mirror to apply the powder 😛

My Experience with Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact:

I am NC-25 so I got the lightest shade-Classic Ivory which is pretty good for me. Being the owner of a combination skin and a fan of mate look, my pressed powders don’t last me long and I hit the pan quickly and the separate and save the mirrors handy *rofl*


The pressed powder is very finely milled. With very soft and smooth texture, ideally decent quantity comes off on brush bristles with a single swipe; thus saving my time for repeated strokes to cover the face. The coverage is sheer because this is a pressed powder, so dark spots and under-eye dark circles will need a concealer if you desire. It adds a fair and radiant look to my face. It is very good for lazy days or when I am in a rush to walk out; I touch up with pressed powder, apply a gloss and I am done.


It is perfect for setting out foundation and concealer. Also, it contains added benefit of SPF 20, making it appropriate for daily use. Not chalky, no fall out in pan and blends easily without any whitish cast due to SPF. It keeps my T-zone shine free for approximately 3 hours and then touch ups make it, this time can vary from person to person. It doesn’t break out, so is good for both acne-prone and sensitive skin types. Although this is a mineral product, I wonder it still has parabens.


Pros of Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact:

  • Very smooth, soft and finely milled pressed powder.
  • Sheer coverage with SPF 20.
  • Mineral pressed powder
  • No breakouts at all.
  • Keeps t-zone shine free for 3 hours approximately.
  • Good as a setting powder.
  • Non-chalky, no fallout, easy blending.

Cons of Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact:

  • I am disappointed to see parabens in the ingredient list of even a mineral product.

IMBB Rating:

4.5 (-0.5 for parabens).

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact?

It is indeed a good product. I recommend it but since I use pressed powder every day, I will try to find some paraben-free product.

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16 thoughts on “Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact Review

  1. Thanks for the review sumera.. I had seen it somewhere online.. But its nt yet available in india i guess.. *scared*.. Nice review.. *clap*

  2. Neutrogena skin care n few cosmetics r really worth.. *haan ji* I am really impressed by this pdt n wud like to try it out nw.. *drool* superb review n pick of the day dear..

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