Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation Review

Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation Review

After reading positive reviews about Giordani range in Oriflame, I decided to try the foundation, which is so much raved about. In this month’s catalogue of Oriflame, they have introduced a new kind of foundation named Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation. I had to try it since it was out on introductory discount. Here’s the review.

oriflame giordani gold foundation


Luminous mineral foundation with revitalizing sea minerals for a brighter complexion when you wear it and when you take it off.

oriflame giordani gold foundation

PRICE: Rs. 990 for 30 mL, since it was on discount, it is at 690, but I got it a price of Rs. 552 ☺.


oriflame giordani gold foundation ingredients

A LITTLE INFO ABOUT FURCELLARIA LUMBRICALIS: Furcellaria lumbricalis typically grows on rock and stones in the shallow subtidal to a depth of 20 m on sheltered or moderately exposed coasts. It also occurs in rockpools in the eulittoral and down to 30 m or more in clear water. The holdfast is often covered by coarse, sandy deposits. Species is of true marine origin but tolerates low salinity down to 3-4 psu.

Furcellaria Lumbricalis, the Swedish red algae, softens and revives dehydrated skin, locking in moisture. The algae dries out and blackens when the tide recedes but it survives the dry conditions until the sea returns. This is because it contains Furcellaran, a polysaccharide which helps to prevent moisture loss.


Giordani mineral therapy comes in a see-through glass bottle with a press-cap. Although there is nothing fitted on the press-cap, there is no leakage. The foundation itself is a medium consistency non-fragrant liquid. This foundation comes in a limited 4 shades. There is Porcelain, Light Ivory, Natural Beige, and Golden Beige. I chose the Golden Beige because there was no other shade darker than this. Choosing foundation shade from catalogue can be tricky, but for me it has always hit bull’s eye. I have found my exact shades in Duo Core Foundation and now with this through catalogue shopping. Rather, I found swatching the shades in the store with the help of SA much more trickier and futile.

Although, the foundation bottle seems big and large in the catalogue, it is no more bigger than my inner palm.

After moisturizing my face thoroughly, I dotted my face with the foundation and it spread on nicely giving me a medium coverage. But, most important thing to remember is that you cannot skip the moisturization part even in summers, otherwise, it appears cracky. Once, I set it with the compact, the foundation was all set. Remarkably, the foundation does not transfer itself when you are touching up or applying compact. Staying power is good, even in hot weather, it stays up to a good 3 to 4 hours. Also, it does not cause excessive sweating of the face and does not weigh heavily on the skin.

Most importantly, this foundation is non-comedogenic and non-clogging, hence no problem of acne and breakouts.

Before blending

oriflame giordani gold foundation

After blending

oriflame giordani gold foundation


  • A lightweight foundation, which glides smoothly on to the skin.
  • Does not weigh down the skin.
  • Gives medium coverage.
  • Stays on the skin for a good 3 to 4 hours.
  • Is non-comedogenic and non-pore clogging.
  • The foundation does not get transferred to other objects.
  • Does brighten the face and there is a luminous glow that the foundation imparts to the skin.
  • Does not appear chalky.
  • Samples are probably available to try.


  • Limited shades in the catalogue.
  • Adequate moisturization is a must even in hot weather.
  • Price is just a bit on the higher side.

WILL I REPURCHASE IT AGAIN: Yes, but it should be on offer price, I won’t be buying it at the original price of Rs. 990.

IMBB STAR RATING: 3/5….-1 for the moisturizing it needs even in summers and another -1 for the price.

Also Read :

Oriflame Visions V* Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow Review
10 Favorite Make-up Products for an Evening Out
The Giordani Golden Bronzing Pearls from Oriflame Review
Oriflame Foundation Selection : Ask IMBB
Giordani Gold Rejuvenation Foundation: Oriflame Review


135 thoughts on “Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation Review

      1. actually na Rati…..when I go to stores and do the testing westing na….it always turns out the wrong shade….this way, I choose the last shade in the catalogue and I am done :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. I can totally understand Jomol.. Even I choose thwe darkest shade of any drugstore foundation and it generally works out for me that ways!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      2. then toh Jomol it’s awesome.. I find selecting foundation the most difficult. I feel oriflame makes really good makeup in their high end range especially. :))

        1. yes, rati….and you know…this does not get easily to the kerchief and tissue also….oh Colorbar one is also wonderful Rati…….actually….colorbar one feels a kind of heavier and this is lighter on the skin…………….colorbar one needs much more heavy moisturizing than this giordani one….but I love both…………Colorbar one you gave me na :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

          1. actually from your review I thought so.. I also found colorbar foundation quite heavy and that toh didnt work for my dry skin also.. :(( Btw goodd that you like that also :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. Rati…………you have made me a makeup freak……….exactly around one year ago……………I had only one lakme compact, one lakme kajal pencil, and one maybelline ka mousse which was horrible………….

              after one year, courtesy IMBB,

              my house looks like a makeup ka dukaan :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

                1. Yeah, I got a new one ordered from my personal assistant in bangalore :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

              1. Jomol same here.. One year back I also used to have one one box of makeup.. Now I was full rack of makeup and that’s almost overflowing now. 😐 😐 now my house too makeup ki dukaan ..courtesy IMBB :stars: :stars: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                1. I would one day want to show pictures of how I store my makeup….I use shoe boxes and I pull out kitchen ka tupperware dabbas now to store them na…..Rati…..don’t you thnk you deserve Padmasree or Padma Vibhushan……like great work in the field of makeup and emancipation of women…..you have enlightened the likes of me O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

  1. fnally a review on giordano stuff… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: i was always so curious… its so expensive and if it justifies or no …

    thnx for the review jomol!! me feeling much better now :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

    1. Neha…..Giordani stuff is really good……….but I wouldn’t advise you to try their mascara…..coz it really wasn’t that good…….. 🙁

  2. arre i just saw more goirdano reviews on ‘also read’ … :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: me off to read those now :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane:

  3. was soooo tempted to get this one but skipped it due to fear of picking wrong shade.. :X-P: :thanks: for the review jomo akka…ni red bangle chala baagundi.. :inlove:

    1. Sireesha…..thanks a lot……..kaani naaku eppudu catalog chusi konte correctga strike avtundi…..ratikuda one time naaku colorbar foundation pampichindi….addi kuda correct match ayyindi….inka storeki velli konte……horriblal ga turn out avtundi….nuvvu ea foundation use chestunavu currently?? O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

      1. i actually don’t have a perfect foundation with me!!! :dazed: i mix some of the shades of diff foundations which i bought from these catalogues and online and make my shade and consistency myself.. 😛 konni MAC and ben nye foundations order chesanu online lo.. let me see how they turn out.. 😀

  4. Maha…….wantedly I kept away my gold bangle………………………. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

  5. oh….for naina’s sake….she was telling she was sick of seeing my gold bangle…..I want her to see this and cheer up…… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: wool hair, where are you :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. that is my hand damnit…….its brown…..I am brown…..you are a racist :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

        2. damn it radhika.. now toh jomol will kill both of us :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

          What is that red thingy Jomol :snicker: :snicker: Only Radhika is curious to know.. me not O:) O:)

          1. Rads darling……………sacchi mein….I want to kill you now and plant curry pata tree on your grave…….your neigbhors will pluck that curry pata for daily use ……… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

              1. What brown thing……you gone blind Rads………andhi….there is no brown thing…that’s a red bangle and the shadow is falling on my hand….an dI am brown……. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

          2. oh….sacchin mein rati :X :bully: :bully: :bully: :bully: :bully: :bully: :bully: :bully: :bully: does your husband like curry pata in his curries rati…….am digging out a small aam ka ped for your grave otherwise :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

    1. thankooooo jomol … one more sighting of ur gold bangle and me :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: i no have gold :weep: :weep: :weep:

      1. but you have so many things Naina….jo mere pass nahin hai………….. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: ………..

  6. “otherwise, it appears cracky.” ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) cracky..what looks cracky Jomol… :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  7. Oh…Rads…how I wanted to write an XXX reply here………………. :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:

  8. Cracky means rads….look at the hand swatch….I have not moisturized my hand before swatching…..does not it appear a bit cracky type after blending in….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    waise, I want to still write an XXX rated message for this

  9. news news news !!!!
    oriflame has just announced that next month onwards… below each product in the catalogue there will be – “what jomol thinks about this”

    1. Nainaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :-* :-* :-* :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      Could you pls support the “What is the brown thing” campaign and ask Jomol about it O:)

        1. what kind of avatar is that nainaaa :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: It is the most atrocious one ever :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  10. sounds good… the pic where u’ve blended it looks awesome! but too costly yaar…990/- for such a small bottle!
    ps: Rati, are there more entries to be posted for the ‘summer look’ contest? I sent my entry on 31st

    1. Urmi………………………..you wont’t believe it…it comes inside my inner palm and my palm is very small……like I dont have a large hand….I have a very small hand 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

      1. hain ??? tell them bharat bandh today .. no work .. say if u go india will lose so u cant go :mean:
        :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: for who called you .

  11. Naina…….. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: thank you thank you………….they haven’t contacted me yet………….. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  12. Sim….yeah…..like really for Rads ears……if you people close your ears…..I will say that for Rads……. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. Jomol ..I also want to tell something something if no one is reading….OMG…your comments are so hawwwwww cheeeeeeeeeee….heheheheheheeeeeeee….u told for my Lush post noooo….your comments tho are worse than that…..

      1. Hawwwwwwwwwww….I didn’t write any XXX comments on your lush ka post….you only were telling……soap utao……remove clothes….open the shower……stand beneath the shower……close the shower…..apply soap….keep back the soap……switch on the shower…….take the loofah….rub the loofah somewhewre somewhere :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

        1. Okayyy…that’s it…no more decency…see what you have written :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 cheee..I cannot even type it…is there in your comments only….something something inside your palm 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

              1. Gawd!!! Jomol and Rads!!! :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: Go watch the match!!!

                What all these talks about brown thingies in small palms and what not!!!!! 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

                Me toh :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: after reading this!!!!

                1. 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  13. fashion show result was coming today naaaaaaaaaa ??????
    :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. haaannn!!! haal chaal bhadiya… I cant talk to you.. you change your avatar.. you have little thorns on your head :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

    1. jomolll m glad u asked .. though i dont like to share my secrets but since you have so much of golod , you are a deserving candidate .. i think O:)
      i make my own shampoo, it has the goodness of gou mutra, duck and frog poop in 2:3 ratio, and i also mix some cow saliva for better conditioning. this is because i have oily scalp, if you have dry scalp n hair i can make some changes in the source and quantity of saliva to cater to your needs ..
      thank you for your interest. O:)

      1. Heehheeeee ya, Sim, she was bald…yellow baldie….. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

        Naina – :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

        1. rads , u shud try my shampoo .. it makes hair soft n shiny and long also .. wait u will see in my latest photu 😀 😀 😀

            1. Oh gooodnes..the yellow..I need something…like blindfolds….and the eyes…they are bigger than my eyes also!!! Where do you get these from???????????????????? :jaiho:

        1. 7 up guy………..hahaha. :woot: gender also changed now………..wwaawwooooooooo……….now feeling shy from him/her……. O:)

  14. I’ve had a bad experience- wrong shade of Mray Kay, the same one being used by Sireesha in her reviews. So i feel really scared about buying a foundation anymore!!

      1. Must have.. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: It’s like he is carrying a huge nest on his head and while he is running the whole nest might fall down. :jiggy2:

      2. me in ofc… :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: and Rati…..u didnt answer me…. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: i asked u if i hav apllied the blush properly :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

        1. oh !! farha I didnt see your question bt I did notice your blush yesterday only. 😛 It’s perrfecttt :-* :-* bt you go home naaa :((

            1. We forced boss to giv half day on Indo -Pak match na..isliye aaj no chutti… :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

                1. As such we dnt hav saturdays off…hubby and SIl are njoooyyinnggg the match :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

                    1. hehehe done that last week 😉 :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :vampire:

  15. arre…i just checked out sreesanth….horrible hair style…..its like a fragile nest…and there are at least 452 chains around his neck…..all that jingling and the nest shaking on his head…horrible sight…his nose also flared….. :mohawk: :mohawk: :mohawk: :mohawk: :mohawk:

  16. nice review jomol.. i liked the giordani makeup base so can pick up this too :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: .. only if i get a matching shade n discount.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  17. OMG Jomol and Rads, you really crack me up with your scraps. Nice review, Jomol. BTW, I have some more nail paints to show you, hehehe. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. really sabrina. even i wanted to laugh out loud on reading this brown thingy talks :woot: b/w Jomol & rads but just cudnt as my hubby was like :shout: :shout: :shout: “y r u not watching the match -WC final”.. n me was like :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:
      bt these pple can nvr stop.. they find sumthing in nothing too.. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  18. I wud like to get this….but I will order samples first.
    I have oily skin…so may be this may be not so drying.
    Great review Jomol :yahoo:

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