Mineral makeup has become the topic of discussion in the makeup world in the last several years. Now, women are eager to know what the ingredients and reasons are behind this makeup’s hype.
What are the benefits?
• Coverage that is perfect for all skin types: Mineral makeup is the best makeup for almost all skin types. It is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone, or problem skin (especially rosacea).
• Ingredients that are natural: The best mineral makeup powder is naturally free of fillers, preservatives, and irritating chemicals. Look for mineral makeup that contains antioxidants like: CoQ10, resveratrol, niacinamide and vitamin C and you’ll begin to see a brighter, more radiant complexion.
• Anti-aging benefits for your skin: Mineral makeup gives your skin added sun protection, a key anti-aging benefit. The mineral particles help bounce harmful UV sunrays off your skin in the same way a mineral sunscreen does.
What should you avoid?
1. The easiest way to avoid harmful chemical toxins is to check the labels. If you notice the ingredient list contains any of these fillers, you don’t want to put it on your face:
- Bismuth oxycholride
2. Most brands of mineral makeup are made out of microscopic particles, known as “micro” or “nano”. These particles are more likely to be absorbed into your skin. This can cause fine lines to look more severe. There’s also a growing concern that this could be hazardous to your health.
A double dose of DIY
Lucy Minerals, a local US mineral makeup company, not only hand blends their own products but also offers the cosmetic ingredients for you to purchase to make your own. This is a fun way to experiment and create your own DIY spa products, beauty treatments, and skin care products at a fraction of the cost! They ship to countries all over the world and you can find the link to their website below!
Custom blend your own nail polish:
Using mineral shadows or blushes, you can mix shades together to make your own unique nail color. Put the minerals on a piece of wax paper, dip your brush into clear nail polish, and then dip into the minerals. Immediately glide this onto your nail. One swipe down the middle and then one swipe on each side seems to work best. Seal with a coat of fast drying top coat.
Create your own creamy concealer:
Mix a small amount of your favorite eye cream with some mineral foundation 2 shades lighter than the foundation shade you use for your face and dab the mixture around your eyes. You can mix a light pearl shade of mineral eyeshadow into the foundation before you mix it with the eye cream if you want a radiant concealer or you can add a larger amount of pearl if you want to make a highlighter. Add a matte peach shade to your foundation if you want to counteract dark circles.