The Best Mineral Makeup Tips

The best mineral makeup tips can be hard to spot. This is because there are just so darn many of them out there. However, you can rest easy. They are right here. If you are new to mineral makeup or you just want to get a better look, then read on.

Mineral makeup is great for natural looks. One of the most appealing things about mineral makeup is that it makes your skin look naturally flawless. However, people who like more “glam” looks can sometimes find that mineral makeup is hard to get used to. Also, if you are used to applying a heavy layer of foundation or other underlying products you may have a little trouble getting used to your light and airy cosmetics.

Here are some of the best mineral makeup tips to help you get the best use out of your mineral makeup:

Advantages of Mineral Makeup:

Mineral makeup stays on for longer since it doesn’t crease or smear easily. Mineral make up is usually devoid of any artificial fragrances, color and preservatives. Since this range of make up products is non-comedogenic, mineral make up items are ideal for those with acne and sensitive skin. They also offer the benefit of protecting the skin from the sun. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer natural, broad-spectrum sun protection. Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride and iron oxides are mixed to achieve a wide palette of colors and effects.

Mineral makeup foundation leaves you looking more natural sans the heavy made up look. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used on inflamed skin or those recovering from laser treatments, peels or micro dermabrasion. Zinc oxide can help calm down inflamed skin as is the case with women suffering from blemishes, acne and rosacea. Women with sensitive skin must be careful when using mineral makeup containing bismuth oxychloride. It can cause breakouts and irritation on sensitive skin. Since minerals are inert and inorganic, they do not support microbial growth.

How to Apply Mineral Makeup:

  • Applying Mineral Makeup is different than regular makeup!
  • Don’t let the colors fool you! (they go on like a veil- very sheer)
  • Use the correct brushes and use them right

Applying Foundation:

Most people don’t understand why there aren’t a large number of foundation colors and the reason is that the color goes on so sheer and soaks into the skin that one color acts like a veil. It offers tremendous coverage but also a a very sheer coverage but can go on heavier if you choose.

Steps for Concealers:

  • Use a Concealer brush and dip into mineral concealer.
  • Tap on concealer into desired areas. Spot it on!
  • For Blemish cover up – spot tap the concealer and then apply foundation directly over the concealer. Concealers are tapped into the area as if botting with fine tipped brush while foundations are swirled lightly onto the face
  • For covering eye are simply spot tap on bottom part of eye – do not wipe on to prevent washing out of the eyes and getting that raccoon look.

Steps for Foundations:

  • Open jar and use brush to take a small amount of foundation powder onto your kabuki brush!
  • Turn over the lid that is used to cover the mineral makeup jar and tap the powder into the top of jar (The jar top acts like a small bucket)
  • Really push the brush into the powder that you have placed in the top of the jar. Work the powder into the brush (This is important)
  • After you do this the powder will almost be invisible on the brush.
  • Using circular & soft brush motions on the face, forehead and near eyes. Repeat steps 1-6 until you reached the desired coverage. It should blend very well with the face and appear as very sheer. For heavier coverage repeat the above steps until desired coverage is reached.

Applying Blush:

Never use the same brush that you use for foundation as your appling brush. The blush colors look very dark but remember that they go on very sheer. Use the same steps as the foundation and lightly brush onto cheek and outside eye areas.