Sua Young, a Korean cosmetic company, recently added MEIN Liquid Foundation to their line. MEIN stands for Mineral Essence and is a water-based foundation that offers not 1 but 5 benefits for your skin.
It’s your sun cream, makeup base (primer), BB cream, powder pact and essence in one. And claims to be lighter than BB cream but better coverage than CC cream. Now that’s quite a foundation evolution there. This liquid foundation is formulated without talc, parabens, pheynoxyethanol, mineral oil, alcohol and fragrance.
Sua Young products used to be only sold in top spas and dermatologists in South Korea but not long ago, they opened up their door to the rest of the beauty consumers. Now, you are able to get your hands all over their beautiful line, which ranges from skincare to makeup. I discovered their Mineral BB Cream last year and that became one of the highlights of my makeup routine.
This has SPF 33 PA +++ which is great because sun protection is essential not only in the summer but all year round. This is the most watery foundation I’ve ever tried and can be applied using your fingers, your foundation brush, or a damp sponge and just tap, tap, tap.
There’s only one shade for this liquid foundation and at first I felt disappointed because looking at the packaging itself, I had a feeling the shade would look too white on me! So I just had to try it to confirm my assumption.
Well, I must say, I had to eat my words. Because not only does this foundation offers 5 different benefits on your skin, this also blends pretty well for a natural coverage, while brightening up my complexion.
It looks way lighter than CC cream but surprise, surprise, it still offers me coverage of some sort. You won’t feel heavy and after few minutes of application, your skin will feel a bit velvety, which I believe is from the powder pact benefit kicking in. And no more large pores for me!
Wearing Sua Young MEIN Foundation on both photos (with different lighting) Click on image above for full view
Of course, you can always put your fave pressed powder for oil control (if you have a rather oily skin type). The essence does it job after a few hours, which helps in terms of keeping your skin hydrated while letting it breathe. Ideal for those who have very sensitive skin and easily breaks out.
The pump packaging makes a huge difference in terms of convenience, product amount control and hygiene. Thumbs up on that!
It doesn’t have any noticeable smell and the shade is also buildable. One important thing to point out is that this has a better yellow undertone, which matches my skin’s undertone unlike most Asian BB creams that has either pink, peach or grey undertones. MeIN Foundation yellow undertone contributes to how your skin looks brighter and dewy, in my opinion.
If you’re looking for something light this summer and gives you that perfect glow, I would check this product out. You can purchase this via Sua Young website HERE or via Gmarket, which offers worldwide shipping.
Prices: 5g : $5.00 | 30g: $28.00
And as for my wonderful readers, I will be giving away one 5g sample in the upcoming event here at SJB. Stay tuned!
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