Estee Lauder – Nutritious Foundation


Estee Lauder’s Nutritious foundation is a mineral makeup. It comes in a loose powder and liquid format. Mineral makeup is skin-loving makeup which, aside from the makeup benefits, gives added skincare ingredients to the skin in the form of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. Although mineral makeup has been around for a few years, it has mainly been developed in a powder format and so it is really exciting that one of the major prestige brands, Estee Lauder, who are incidentally known for their superb foundations, have created a liquid mineral makeup. Estee Lauder say its skin-loving minerals and powerful pomegranate extract will leave skin with a naturally radiant glow. We put the liquid version to the test…

Who’s it for

Any skin type and any age! Estee Lauder say that both the liquid and powder versions of this foundation are suited to all skin types including sensitive skins. However, dry and mature skins would benefit from the comfort and added hydration of the liquid foundation and oily skin types will get greater oil control from using the powder. However, silica powder which absorbs excess oil is present in both types.


Utilising the best of their skincare technology, Estee Lauder have packed Nutritious full of vital nutrients and purifying ingredients to protect the skin from life’s daily assaults such as fatigue, smoke and pollution. To help shield skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, Nutritious contains Titanium Dioxide.

Formulated with Pomegranate extract, which is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, such as Vitamins C and E as well as Iron, Potassium and Magnesium, skin is given a healthy boost and its natural radiance is restored.

Nutritious’ unique, light-as-air Microsphere Powders conceal imperfections by reflecting light and leave skin with a soft, flawless and photogenic finish.

Our trial

A generous amount of Nutritious will glide on easily for a seamless, light coverage.  But since some of the foundation is absorbed into the skin we recommend using a foundation brush to minimise waste. The foundation smells lovely and feels very comfortable on contact. The foundation gives a natural finish, neither luminous nor matt. Although our testers at JMA hoped for a little more coverage, coverage can be built up with a second layer and concealer can be used for dark circles and redness. The nutritious formula was, however, enough to erase noticeable signs of fatigue and, overall, skin was left with an even tone and beautifully radiant. 

We would recommend this foundation to those of you wanting to boost dull skin and protect it from the elements. If you are someone who gets spots from wearing foundation, Nutritious, with its healthy ingredients, is worth a try. If you are on holiday or outside a lot this is also an excellent foundation. For young skins and those wanting just a light foundation it is also ideal. 

Price and Packaging

Inside Estee Lauder’s traditional navy and gold box, Nutritious liquid foundation is encased in a small, light and easily portable tube. With glamourous gold trims, the tube also has Nutritious’s signature red trim.

Both the Nutritious range’s liquid (30ml) and powder (15g) foundations retail at £24.50. With its added skincare benefits this is a good value foundation.


This is a fantastic, everyday foundation for those wanting a natural finish. Nutritious not only enhances your skin’s natural beauty on the outside but, as its name suggests, works below the surface to infuse it with nutrients. So if you want to give your skin a boost beyond your skincare regime, Nutritious is the makeup for you.

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