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Most Inexpensive Mineral Foundations

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Sep 23, 2005
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I've been interested in MMU for ages, since my skin is so sensitive and breakout prone.

However, my makeup budget is low and I never splurge on daily items. Mineral foundations generally run a bit expensive (compared to the drugstore foundations I usually use). What are some of the cheaper ones out there?

For standard size, i.e. 8-10 g NET WEIGHT (30 g by volume), I prefer under $15.

I've been looking at a few brands and prices:

Fyrinnae - at $13-14/18 g, this is definitely the cheapest, esp. w/ free shipping

EDM - at $12/8 g and less than half that price when you buy kits, it's definitely also a steal

Meow - for the amount you get (30 g net weight), $17-27 is very cheap; the Munchkins are reasonable too, at $11-15/8 g

(Aubrey Nicole at $12 isn't too bad, but unlike the other 3, it has thickening/creamy ingredients that always break out my super clog prone skin)

Besides these 3 brands, I have not found any that would suit my budget

borderline too expensive: Lumiere $16-18/8 g (it does have free shipping though, right? so thats kinda cheaper...); Alima $19/9 g; Aromaleigh $16/8 g; Pure Luxe

definitely too expensive: Monave, Sheer Cover, Bare Escentuals, Jane Iredale


What brands are cheap? And out of these cheap brands, what is your favorite?