There always seems to be a constant debate whether or not mineral makeup is the way to go. Like any product on the market it has its pros and cons. In this post, we will go over a few and allow you to decide whether mineral makeup is the right fit for your lifestyle.
~ Loose mineral makeup is “Non-Comedogenic.” This means that people with acne prone skin or sensitive skin have a less chance of having a break out or reaction to mineral makeup. Non-comedogenic products have far less ingredients than traditional foundations. Mineral makeup is usually based off of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica, iron oxides, and ultramarines.
~UV Protection is a huge plus with mineral makeup. As I mentioned in a previous post, it is crucial to keep your skin protected head to toe from the sun, especially your face. Titanium oxide and iron oxide are great sources of sun protection making mineral makeup a great protector against UV rays.
~Being able to control your coverage with mineral makeup is always a nice incentive. You can have a light sheer coverage or go heavier and have complete coverage. It’s up to you and your brush with mineral makeup!
~Believe it or not, mineral makeup is pretty water resistant! After a day of swimming, your mineral makeup can still stay put if it is good quality. Though, this is never a guarantee just as with sunscreen. It can sweat off, rub off, or just plain wash off!
~Unfortunately, mineral makeup is more expensive than traditional foundations. You also need to invest in a brush to apply the makeup. As with traditional makeup, you can just rub it on with your hands or a cheap sponge. Quality brushes give the best coverage and do come with a price tag.
~My my, can mineral foundation make a mess! As it is a loose powder, when applying it goes EVERYWHERE! Your bathroom may become a lightly tanned shade until you clean it up. Though this seems like a silly con, it does bug many consumers.
~If too much mineral foundation is applied, it can give a very shiny caked on look. Though, such is the case with traditional foundations, it is easy to over use this product. It is best to start in light layers and slowly add to it as necessary.
Well I hope this clears some things up; including your complexion! ;oP