For every type of makeup there is a technique. In the year 1970 mineral cosmetics has made a huge revolution in the history of fashion industry. It was long time back when ancient men and women decorated their body and face with minerals, producing colours on their skin. Today the basic idea of finely grinding minerals into a powdery base mineral makeup is as same that of ancient era.
For the first time user, mineral or natural makeup might seem to be difficult, but it needs practice to become perfect. Before I give you information on the application of mineral cosmetics, let me first tell you some basic points on mineral makeup or cosmetics.
- Mineral pigments can make your skin look natural and give your skin a healthy glow.
- Unlike traditional makeup, natural cosmetics stick to your skin all day without the need for extra touch ups.
- Mineral makeup based blushers are used to give the colour of your cheeks.
Every company might have slight differences in their makeup application, but if applied in a proper manner will make it look better. So here is the good news; the guidelines needed to apply mineral makeup are very basic and is mostly common among almost any brand you buy.
According to the beauty experts, it is always preferable that you develop your own personal style i.e. your own touch. Practice, practice and practice until you gain expertise in this area. After all, it is your face!
Some Basic Know How On Application of Mineral Cosmetics
Finishing Powder or Foundation Application:
I admit, foundation is the hardest to apply. The general thumb rule is, if your mineral makeup contains bismuth oxychloride, you are likely have to buff it in, and buff it in well, for the best look.
Take a taklon concealer brush or an all-over eye-shadow brush dip it into the concealer, blow off the excess and directly apply to the area you want to conceal. Blend well if you are using complexion enhancer or finishing powder.
Take a nice fluffy blush brush, then swirl, tap, brush in a slight curve from the apple of your cheek towards your hairline.
Eye Shadow or Eyeliner Application:
This is the really a funny stuff. For regular application, dip your eye-shadow brush into the colour and blow off the excess and apply like you normally would. Foiling i.e. applying it wet, works very well for eye lining. For foiling, mix some mineral with water or eye primer, blend well until you get a creamy consistency. Then apply normally as you would. When dry buff it with a dry brush for proper blending.
As you read my article, you must have realized how important it is to use mineral makeup. So if you are a new user also fascinated by this natural product then it is compulsory to learn all the techniques of makeup application. Let me tell you, for every type of mineral makeup there is a different technique for application.