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Beauty: Makeup

Mineral makeup

This is the makeup that is supposed to be good for your skin by not only making you look better, but also not damaging your skin. 



Mineral makeup has been used for many years, especially by those women who are health-conscious and were concerned about some artificial ingredients in regular makeup.

What is mineral make up?

According to Jane Iradele, the creator of a mineral makeup line, mineral makeup is actually made from mineral elements from the earth's minerals. It contains a combination of ingredients such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride, iron oxides and others. These minerals are mixed with other inorganic pigments to get the right color. 

Mineral makeup should not contain artificial fragrances, colors and preservatives. These ingredients are some of the causes of allergies in many people. They also can be irritating to the skin. 

Is it good for the skin?

Mineral makeup, as previously pointed out, does not contain some harmful ingredients, which is especially good for people with acne and sensitive skin. But the benefits do not end there. Mineral makeup contains ingredients that can help to protect the skin, for example, by providing protection from sun in a more natural manner.

Mineral makeup is, generally speaking, non-comedogenic. Because it does not obstruct the skin, it is good for people with oily skin and acne. 

There are many companies making mineral makeup and some of them say that not all minerals are good for your skin. 

Coverage and Colors

The main function of any makeup is to make us look good. Does mineral makeup do this? It is advertised as a type of makeup good for people with fine lines and wrinkles because it reflects the light. 

The minerals also provide long-lasting coverage and a lightweight feel.

Many of the mineral makeup lines have an extensive range of colors and you can also customize some of them. Many of largest mineral makeup lines offer a big palette to choose from. 

Is it better than regular makeup?

In reality, there are a lot of really bad makeup products out there in the market. Personally I hate products with mineral oil, excess amounts of cheap artificial fragrances and fillers such as talc. But there is also good quality makeup and it does need to be expensive. You have to read the ingredients and understand a little bit about each one of them to figure out if it is the right makeup for you.

There are also other mineral makeup companies that claim to be better than the others, objecting sometimes to ingredients such as bismuth oxychloride. 

You have to always read the ingredient list. Just because it says "mineral" and "pure", it does mean they are all the same. Certainly, if you dislike fragrance in your products, check the ingredient list.

Mineral makeup offers a choice from the traditional makeup and it can be very good for women who like to wear a light natural looking makeup. It is a matter of choice and worth trying it.

Some mineral make up brands:
Bare Minerals
Jane Iradale


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