While mineral makeup might be one of the biggest trends to hit cosmetics counters in recent years, many people are still confused about what it actually is.
To help become a mineral makeup aficionado, I have compiled five fast facts:
1. Great for sensitive skin:
It’s what’s left out of mineral makeup that makes it so good for skin. Unlike traditional foundation, mineral makeup is binder, preservative, oil and talc free which means it won’t clog pores and is especially good for those with sensitive skin and women who suffer from acne, rosacea, scarring or broken capillaries.
2. Minerals sit on top of skin:
Rather than being absorbed into skin, mineral makeup sits on top of it. This means it provides full coverage but doesn’t look thick or ‘cakey’ and won’t crease like traditional makeup can.
3. Minerals absorb oil:
Mineral makeup is perfect for oily skin as it absorbs oil and shine and gives a natural, matte finish. There’s really no better option for a fresh look for the warmer summer months.
4. Minerals are incredibly versatile:
Mineral makeup is a true multi-functional beauty essential. As it is pure pigment, you can control your coverage and build colour up to create the look you’re after or easily create new shades by mixing two together. Depending on the intensity of the finish you’re after, you can also use mineral makeup wet for a stronger effect or dry for a softer result. It’s also worth knowing that with the right brush, you can use your Pure Mineral Powder Foundation as a concealer.
5. Not all mineral makeup is created equal:
Some mineral products on the market are not 100% pure. It’s important to look out for formulas that are free of fillers such as talc since talc can be drying and may build up on the skin causing pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.