When I first saw an ad on mineral makeup on a teleshopping network long ago, I thought wow, this must be some kind of skin nourishing makeup, but I did not have my facts right, these days lot of women wish to go green with mineral makeup, as they think it is more natural and organic.
Mineral makeup has iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide that are finely milled, into tiny particles to create makeup. The finer the coverage, the better the coverage and more natural looking the makeup as the particles sit together closely.
Mineral makeup is free of emollient oils and waxes, fragrance, and preservative ingredients, preservatives and fragrance are often associated with irritation for sensitive skin types, hence mineral makeup is good for these skin types.
It is also researched and known that zinc oxide protects the skin from the sun, but you cannot count on your mineral makeup for the entire long lasting sun protection from the strong ultraviolet rays.
Because of its ingredients, mineral makeup has lesser bacterial contamination. it is also seen that mineral makeup has a longer shelf life.:)
Mineral makeup does not settle into lines as the day goes, like how your conventional makeup might look cakey with time, mineral makeup finely milled and it works with your skin and bounces light back to give a light even softer look to the skin.it is light reflective
Mineral makeup is also resistant to tears, humidity, rain and heat. it does not shed and melt away like your regular conventional makeup.
Many find that mineral makeup gives a fabulous coverage and smoother look to the skin, it works great for mature skin as well.
It rarely feels cakey and feels very light and breathable to the skin. Due to these factors, it takes lesser time to just swipe it on the face and get an brilliant coverage.
Mineral makeup can get rid of any imperfections that can’t be avoided with other kinds of makeup and besides that it can get rid of shine.
Though it is popular that mineral makeup helps with acne, this is not completely true, the zinc oxide in mineral makeup does have soothing properties for the acne, but it does help combat acne. it is also true that mineral makeup is oil free hence the chances of pore clogging are lesser too. Though if you layer on powder sunscreen foundation concealer, then you might end with clogged pore.
So ladies, what are you waiting for?Have you invested in mineral makeup yet? 🙂
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation – Golden Fair
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer
The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Foundation
Aroma Magic Mineral Face Pack Detoxifying Mask
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation
L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation
Maxfactor Natural Minerals foundation
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