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Mineral Powder Makeups

If you find liquid foundations to be too heavy, you might want to try one of the new mineral powder foundations that are all the rage right now. These mineral-based, talc-free makeups provide the finished look and coverage of foundation, but they are very lightweight and won't dry out your skin. In fact, you'll be amazed how polished you can look by just applying powder. Plus, many of these products contain sunscreen, too.

However, the brush you use to apply the foundation is very important: Each manufacturer makes its own special brush, but it's not just a ploy to get you to buy one; invest in the corresponding brush if you want to try this makeup. Here's a look at some of my favorite mineral foundations.

Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals Foundation SPF 15, $25, available here.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Base SPF 18, $48, available here

To see a drugstore version, read more

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Mineral Powder Foundation, $11.99, available here.

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