Sample Test: Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation Fitting

I got a sample of the Innisfree Mineral Melting Foundation (20,000KRW | full size), and decided to finally try it on after letting it sit in a pot full of sample-sized products for what seems like forever. I literally just Google'd its name right before I opened Blogger, and found out that it's actually a  cream compact foundation. Which is parallel to my initial thought that it is a very cushion-y foundation.

I have never tried compact foundation before, but I was very pleased with this one. The foundation has a mousse-like consistency which made it very easy to blend. As the name implies, it melts in your face. It's like spreadable butter!

The foundation only comes in four shades - N1 (Natural Beige), N3, C2 (Cool Beige), W2 (Warm Natural Beige). I'm not very happy with the shades available, but a limited color range is pretty typical to Korean foundations/BB creams. I have this in the shade N#3 (Natural True Beige), the darkest shade of the range, which luckily fits me good enough. I think W2 would be perfect for me, as N3 is just a tad neutral for my very yellow skin.

It has a very nice matte finish - which is what I prefer in a face base. Whilst applying, I noticed how light it feels on my face, surprising because it has a medium coverage. It looks really great on my face minus some parts of my cheeks where I have far too many dry patches. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face brush to apply this foundation, but I found that it helps blend the foundation immensely by using a buffing brush afterwards.

It doesn't last as long as I thought it would for a matte foundation. Give or take 4 hours before I notice my t-zone getting a bit oily. This, however, is without any primer. It would probably last 6 hours at the most with the help of a good primer + setting powder/spray.

It also has SPF 32, which is great for me since I don't apply sunscreen to my face very religiously.

What samples have you been trying lately? :)



  1. It's a shame it's not super long lasting but it's good that it feels light weight. There's nothing worse than heavy feeling foundation!

    Jennie xo |

    1. Yes, exactly! This is the best of both worlds, really - light yet with medium coverage! Perfect!

  2. Thinking of doing a sample week. My samples are piling up!

  3. Great review :) by the way your blog is beautiful, i love the whole design of it!

    Ana X

  4. I like the fact that it feels light weight. Great review. Keep up the good work.


  5. Thanks for sharing! I'm not very keen on compact foundations, but this one looks quite light.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
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