Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Liquid SPF 10 Makeup Review

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Published on February 05, 2009 with 7 Comments


Thanks to an awesome contact at Estee Lauder, I got to try out their first mineral foundation before it hits the market.

The Nutritious Vita-Mineral Liquid SPF 10 Makeup ($33.50) is a mineral liquid foundation that contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron, Potassium, Titanium Dioxide and Pomegranate extract to help protect skin and erase signs of fatigue while creating a natural, radiant look. It is available in 6 shades and Intensity 2.0 is the right match for my NC30 skin.

While this is supposedly a liquid foundation, I find the texture to be slightly thicker. It is very creamy just like BB creams and blends effortlessly into the skin. The coverage is light to medium and the best part is, once you blend the foundation into your skin, it becomes invisible! People can never tell I am wearing makeup when I wear this and unlike some foundations, I can also feel my skin breathe through it.

My only complaint would be the low SPF – come on everyone knows we need at least SPF 15! Other than that, this is a really good foundation if you are looking for something light and not a lot of coverage.

The foundation also comes in powder form – Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder SPF 15 Makeup – and both are available at all Estee Lauder counters and Esteelauder.com this month.

Read my other Mineral Foundation Reviews!

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  1. My initial reaction to the name of the product was like, “What?? SPF 10!?” too.
    My derm told me to wear at least SPF 30, and it’s hard to find a foundation with that much protection. I’m considering buying the Prep + Prime from MAC because it’s SPF 50, and would take a step out of my makeup routine.

  2. *lol* You are going to LOVE the MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF50! For me, it is hands down the best primer. I wear it with or without makeup.

  3. hey phyllis! i know they are all different products, but how would you rank the following products: Mushroom BB, Firming Nars foundation, and Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Min? Also, do you need to apply a powder after the Estee Lauder foundation? Thank you!

    p.s. i recently bought L’Occitane Very Precious Fluid in SPF 40. It’s great under make up as it gets absorbed in your skin quickly FAST. I hate having to wait for my moisturizer to sink in before my tinted moisturizer…with this, i don;t have to. This sunscreen also brightens/lightens sun spots (I’ll have to use it a bit longer to testify to this claim). It’s also high in SPF so that would combat the lower SPF foundation woes :)
    http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/Catalog/Product.aspx?prod=27FT030I6

  4. Would you mind posting a picture of your face w/ the foundation?
    I’m thinking of purchasing it but would like to see how it looks etc. Thanks!

  5. Ingrid,

    Yo can check out this entry to see a picture of me wearing the foundation:

    http://makeupforlife.net/2009/02/how-to-create-the-barbie-doll-look.html

  6. hey Phyllis,
    i thinking about purchasing a new foundation, after seeing review, i’m stuck between this and MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation. which one would you recommend more?!

  7. MEii,

    I actually like this more than the MAC Satinfinish.

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