Mineral Makeup 101
Mineral Makeup is all the rage these days, so Makeup Artist Kendra Stanton stopped by to tell us more about what to look for and how to apply it for a flawless look.
You'll find more information from Kendra on her blog.
Here are Kendra's thoughts about Mineral Makeup:
Mineral makeup has really taken the cosmetic industry by storm in the last 10 years or so. It has gained this popularity due to a simplified ingredient list of pure crushed minerals, which also gives you a built in SPF.
It is also great for sensitive and acne prone skin.
It seems to me that most people either love mineral makeup or despise it! It can be messy and the color selection is slim -- depending on which mineral line you choose. For me, it was a gradual love. My first experience was a “not-so-good” one. There is an ingredient called Mica that gives glow, it is in every mineral makeup, but each line has different amounts. I tried a line that apparently had a lot of Mica, and I ended up looking like an illuminated light bulb! Needless to say, I was frustrated and wrote it off all together.
Since that first not-so-wonderful experience, I have had the opportunity to get re-introduced to different lines of mineral makeup. One of my all time favorites (that I personally use) is Jane Iredale. I love this product line because it seems to NOT have loads of Mica, it doesn’t have Bismuth (an ingredient that can irritate skin), and it has 3 different formulations: loose, pressed, and liquid.
Mineral makeup looks great on every age, but can look cakey if not applied properly. I feel like most women 45+ tend to shy away because of this. But less is more, and a little goes a long way! Knowing how to apply it properly so that it doesn’t look cakey is the key!
So let me walk you through how to apply a mineral powder so that it looks beautiful and fresh.
Mineral makeup has really taken the cosmetic industry by storm in the last 10 years or so. It has gained this popularity due to its simplified ingredient list of pure crushed minerals, which also gives you a built in SPF. It is also great for sensitive and acne prone skin.