Mineral Makeup for better looking skin
products are made of all natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without
any of the chemicals, dyes, and preservatives found in traditional makeup.
Mineral makeup is virtually exploding today's beauty market. Many dermatologists
report that because mineral makeup frequently eliminates classic "irritants" –
like fragrances, binders, synthetic dyes, and preservatives -- it is considered
"purer" and can be kinder to the
One of the factors that makes mineral makeup so popular is the smooth, natural,
long-lasting coverage -- a feat that's some companies accomplish by pulverizing
or "micronizing" their minerals into microscopic or even nano-particle size.
Mineral makeup comes in a variety of forms – and at prices ranging from less
than $10 to more than $50 per product. These are light, finely ground loose
minerals that are buffed into the skin using a wide, fluffy brush.
Benefit of Mineral Makeup
Mineral Make up gives a lightweight natural feel that allows your skin
to breathe, unlike talc-based products that can clog
and damage skin.
The benefits versus traditional petroleum-based products are numerous.
One very important point is, mineral makeup is free from preservatives such
as talc, synthetic chemicals and other filler type ingredients that you find
in many mainstream makeup products. Instead, mineral cosmetics utilize
minerals such titanium dioxide and mica powder.
Mineral cosmetics achieve their color by using pure iron oxides, which
absorb heat. Mineral makeup also contains zinc oxide and together, these
ingredients can offer you protection from the
from the effects of
It is common for dermatologists to recommend mineral makeup to patients who
suffer from acne
or rosacea, or those whose skin is sensitive to sunlight following surgery
Mineral makeup doesn't support the growth of bacteria, and therefore
mineral cosmetics are less likely to become contaminated than other makeup
Mineral makeup has advantages above and beyond its health benefits.
Rather than just cover up flaws or blemishes, the trend of modern makeup is
to highlight the natural, vital and real beauty of self. Since mineral
makeup gives excellent coverage, the result when using mineral cosmetics is
flawless, real skin. Mineral Makeup also contains special light reflective
minerals, which work wonderfully well to reduce the appearance of aging.
It never cakes or creases and if you chose the right colors you won't
have that makeup line around the edges and between your face and neck.
Using Mineral Makeup
products should be used very sparingly. They are extremely intense and only
require a small amount of product. Using the residue from the cap or lid will be
plenty to start. If this is your first time using a mineral makeup, have
patience. You will know if you have over applied if the powder is sitting in
your fine facial lines, or if your face looks cakey. You will know if you have
applied the powder too soon after your
moisturizer if you have a streaky appearance or again, if it’s too cakey.
By altering your application technique you can completely change the look and
feel of mineral make up to suit you. Mineral makeup offers a choice from the
traditional makeup and it can be very good for women who like to wear a light
natural looking makeup. It is a matter of choice and worth trying it.
They are usually available in starter sets which commonly contain one or two
base colors you choose depending on your natural
Example, if you are very fair, you will get one or two light shades. If you are
like most women you'll probably choose medium and will receive one or two
different medium shades or if you are
tanned or are
a woman of color you will receive one or two deeper shades. The two color kits
are great because you can can mix and match the bases for a customized color to
perfectly match your natural skin tone. Then you will receive a finishing powder
which is neutral and helps give you that soft defused air brushed look while
setting your makeup for the day. Finally you will probably receive a blush or
bronzer-like cheek color and a brush or two for applying the minerals to your
skin. The brushes are usually luxuriously full and made of natural soft fibers.
They feel wonderful against your skin.
Most brands offer larger kits that also contain
blushers, shimmering face and eye products for evening,
more, or you can purchase these separately as you desire.
Most brands have sample sizes you can buy to try, just make sure you realize
that sample sizes are small, just enough to try for a few days or even a bit
longer considering that less is more with mineral makeup since it is highly
It is easy to remove with
mild soap and water, what ever you use, and most product lines even carry very
nice accessory products like cleansers, moisturizers, lipsticks, mascaras and
Note: Women with
beware. While the best mineral products have no dyes or fragrances (common
irritants), some products do contain bismuth oxychloride, which can irritate