Without any doubt, for every woman mineral makeup is an important ‘must have’ item in their beauty bag. Rather than fading up the makeup, mineral based makeup stick to the skin for all the right reasons. One of the most important reasons of using mineral based makeup is, letting the skin to breathe without even clogging the pores.
Today, there is a huge competition among various cosmetic brands for launching their own line of mineral-based cosmetics. As a result consumers may get a wide range of products with various options. It is good to see that ‘women of today’ are keen in buying mineral based makeup but do you know what exactly it is?
According to the terminology, the term mineral make is described as the cosmetics made from natural, pure and finely ground minerals. Here are the most popular items of mineral cosmetics:
- Eye shadows
- Lip glosses
What is Mineral Makeup?
Apart from mineral used as a core ingredient, some mineral makeups consist of harmless dyes to produce different consistencies and colours. If you use mineral cosmetics, then you’ll understand, the makeup remain attached with your skin for longer period of time. In case you are going to be a first time user of mineral cosmetics or you’re a regular user just like me, it is very much important to know how to apply it.
A proper way to apply this form of makeup is must, or else it may end up looking clumsy. Unlike other forms of traditional makeup, mineral cosmetics come in the form of powder. Therefore, you need to know the way to apply it properly.
Get a specialized brush for applying mineral foundations and concealers. Your normal make-up brush will not meet up the requirement. You can get a pair of Kabuki brush i.e. they have short handles and very small bristles. Kabuki brushes are available in two different types – the flat top and the regular one. Try using your fingers for concealing.
Mineral cosmetics have a high layer of pigmentation. If not applied properly it can end up in a plastic cake like look. So remember my rule- less is more while talking about mineral powders for makeup.
Take a very little portion of your makeup on a plastic, put powder on the brush and whirl it slowly in a circular motion so that you can get the minerals evenly distributed all over. Start your brush application in the circular motion from the forehead then move towards the face without stopping. This technique is called buffing – the key secret behind a perfect natural makeup.
In general, the additive-free nature of the mineral cosmetics manages to keep your skin very soft and gentle. Sometimes the terms “pure minerals” and “all natural” fool you, many companies use vague cosmetics claiming their cosmetics are gentler than what they really are. Be careful and remember while choosing a mineral makeup read the key ingredients. Also check out the company who is producing the product.