As the name suggests, mineral makeup is an all-natural approach to beauty enhancement. Mineral makeup brands, such as Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and Glo, offer a range of coverage for all skin types, tones, and ages. The pure ingredients also boast a laundry list of benefits which has this makeup option growing quickly in popularity, especially with women who have sensitive skin.
It’s Good for Your Skin
Mineral makeup is made up exactly that – minerals. These are derived from inorganic, solid substances that occur natural in rocks and in the ground. These ingredients are then micronized (ground and milled) and oxidized in a lab to create the makeup. However, rather than focusing on what’s in mineral makeup, most people are excited about what’s NOT in it. Mineral makeup is:
- Alcohol free
- Dye Free
- Fragrance free
- Gluten free
- Non toxic
- Oil free
- Paraben free (some)
- Preservative free
- Talc free (some)
For women with sensitive skin and those on the all-natural bandwagon, this is huge. Minerals also naturally provide sun protection. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are both physical sun blocks, so an even application of mineral makeup provides some minor sun protection. Further, bacteria will not grow in mineral makeup, therefore, there is a lower risk of allergic reactions. In some cases, minerals are even used on skin recovering from harsh medical procedures and on problem skin conditions like rosacea. Bottom line: Enhancing your natural beauty with natural products just makes good sense.
Exceptional Coverage Quality and Versatility
Due to the micronized crystals that reflect light in mineral makeup, skin appears smoother with fewer fine lines and blemishes. Natural pigments also provide a rich color without a heavy feel. A small amount goes a very long way in application, and it lasts a long time on your skin. Additionally, it is much more versatile than most makeup. Mixing the mineral foundation with water, moisturizers, and crèmes to make a liquid foundation consistency is easy and adds another element of use for the product. Loose powder mineral pigments can be used as eye shadow, eyeliner, lip gloss, hair highlights, colored mascara, nail polish, body shimmer, blush, etc. When working with a pure pigment, the powder will blend with almost anything.
With a different consistency than conventional makeup, learning to apply mineral makeup may take some practice. Talk to your mineral makeup provider about a makeup lesson to learn the ins and outs of how it works with your skin.