Mineral Makeup – Not Just a One Hit Wonder

Mineral makeup has become extremely popular in the past few years. You can’t help but turn on the TV and catch an infomercial for a popular mineral makeup brand or walk past a mineral makeup shop. Mineral makeup is not only sold on TV or in specialty shops, but is now carried by many popular makeup brands and can be found in almost any makeup counter and online. So why is it such a sought after product?

Most traditional makeup have some sort of chemical in them that act as an antioxidant, binding agent, emollient, a lubricant, preservative, surfactant or a vehicle to carry active ingredients. Some of these ingredients are: acetate, acetone, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol and Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Although some of these ingredients seem to have benefits they can also cause skin irritation, sun sensitivity and cause drying out of the skin.

Mineral makeup is essentially a chemical free makeup that is manufactured with minerals that have been sterilized and triturated into a fine powder. It is then mixed with inorganic natural colorings in a wide variety to offer a rainbow of natural beauty products.

One major benefit to using mineral makeup is that it doesn’t block or clog pores. In fact the skin can breathe with the makeup on and is generally safe enough to sleep in without fear of breaking out the next morning. Since mineral makeup is so naturally good for your skin, it is the ideal coverage for those who have Rosacea, dry skin and acne. This is primarily due to the fact that it is inorganic, therefore; it prevents bacteria and microbes from forming and infecting the skin.

Most mineral makeup users will comment how light the makeup feels on their skin. No more thick, caked on or mask-like complexions. It feels like your natural skin only better!

Additional benefits of using mineral makeup are: it can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can conceal uneven skin tone and it actually reflects light to make the skin appear soft and flawless. There are many mineral makeup foundations that also contain SPF in them to prevent sun damage to the skin. Finding the perfect color match can be quite easy and even fun for some women! Many women will actually mix two different colors of mineral foundation together to get the perfect match for their skin tone. There are eve resources on the internet that teach you step by step how to make your own mineral makeup and where to buy the supplies to do so.

Mineral makeup is best if applied by using a proper buffing cosmetic brush and using proper ‘buffing’ technique. The common buffing technique is to place some in the container lid then taking the buffing brush and dipping it into the cap. Next you swirl the brush gently into the lid to pick up the product, then tap the brush to get any excess off then gently brush into circles on the skin.

Mineral makeup does not just stop at foundation. In fact there are many other mineral makeup products available such as; finishing powders, concealers, bronzers, eye shadows and lipstick.

Michael Ortiz

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