Girls are simply beginning to study the advantages of mineral make-up. Not like what we have been utilizing for years, mineral make-up powders are light-weight, straightforward to use, versatile, and keep on all day. As a result of they’re composed of minerals, they’re hypo-allergenic, will not clog your pores, and are excellent for even drawback pores and skin, equivalent to rosacea or zits.
Plainly everyone seems to be leaping on the mineral make-up bandwagon, whatever the high quality. Extra importantly, I’ve discovered most of the extra in style, well-known names to be a lesser product. I used to be first launched to a naked minerals make-up by a buddy after confiding in her that I take such poor care of my pores and skin, that I even fall asleep with my make-up on. She urged I strive Naked Minerals, a product “you may even sleep in”. I used to be actually pleased with the convenience of making use of and the light-weight feeling. However upon additional inspection, I observed a number of issues. Many of those prime names include bismuth oxychloride – a identified pores and skin irritant. Firms get away with promoting mineral mica powder containing bismuth because it is a mineral. Simply not a pure one; it is a byproduct of lead and copper processing. Ick – would you like lead & copper byproducts in your face? Final week, a nationwide make-up producer broadly carried in grocery and drug shops got here out with a “mineral make up” – who’s first ingredient listed is talc!
RULE #1: Learn the substances. The most well-liked mineral make-up firm’s prime promoting product is their mineral veil – an added layer to maintain your make-up in your face – and an added price. After studying substances, the sector is narrowed down fairly a bit. Subsequent necessary factor to search for: how a lot are you getting to your cash? Most foundations are available in a 20 or 30 gram jar, however the internet weight is barely 2 or 3 grams of product. I discovered myself plunking down $60.00 for a jar of basis, solely to search out that though the container was massive, the quantity of precise powder was solely 3 grams.
RULE #2: Evaluate internet weight of merchandise. Do not get lulled in by fairly packaging that makes it appear like you are getting greater than you really are. Due to these deceptive properties, and discovering a real lack of worth, I started to hold my very own line of mineral make-up. None of my merchandise include bismuth, talc, or another undesirable ingredient: simply mica, zinc oxide, and iron oxides, for probably the most half. And no mineral veil is important. We do provide setting powders, as nicely concealers and shade correctors, however our setting powders are designed for the one that needs much less luminescence. Foundations have a full 6 grams per jar. You purchase what you need, once you need it. No pre-assembled packages (although we do promote starter kits, YOU decide every shade), no golf equipment to affix.
Even past foundations, I really like the flexibility of mineral powders. I like enjoying round and utilizing completely different colours, and love the concept that any shadow may also turn into an eyeliner with using a moist eyeliner brush.
The one factor that all the time irked me was that I’ve puffy eyelids – all different mineral makeups I attempted all had iridescent colours solely. Shimmer is the LAST factor I want on my higher eyes. With that in thoughts, I made certain that I carried not solely shimmery eye colours, however semi-matte and matte colours as nicely.