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For Damini, L’Oreal True Match Minerals foundation’s biggest strength is the nude look it helps her achieve, making it a product she can use every day. Since the foundation is made up of fine dust, it doesn’t clog the pores or cause breakouts. Despite its promise to give you an even complexion, Damini still recommends using a concealer to hide those unwanted spots on your face before applying the foundation. Watch the video to get tips on how to apply the product, including Damini’s three-tap rule.

Good stuff, bad packaging

But for the wonderful product that it is – a claim supported by not just this video but also glowing testimonials on every online makeup forum, barring a few exceptions – Damini finds one glaring fault. The packaging. The plastic case of the product is susceptible to cracks and even breakage which means it’s not advisable to carry it around in your bag without risking major spillage. The powder can also escape very easily out of the sifter, making it a very messy affair every time you apply it.

For Rs. 1,100, it’s a flaw that is hard to overlook, in an otherwise brilliant product.

Product: L’Oreal True Match Minerals Foundation

Weight: 10 gm

Price: Rs. 1,100

Note: Mineral cosmetics are made from natural minerals, as opposed to liquid foundations made with synthetic chemicals. The naturalness of these products, though, is still debated. Read Dr Laura J Martin’s Lowdown on Mineral Makeup.