Makeup Tips

What Is Mineral Makeup?

What Is Mineral Makeup?

Mineral makeup is the latest thing and it’s based on the oldest things. As an all-natural makeup, these mineral-containing makeups are being touted as something that can actually help your skin. There are many cosmetic companies marketing mineral makeups by different names, but all versions of mineral makeup have a common ingredient. They all contain “natural” minerals. What Is Mineral Makeup? Mineral makeup is designed from all naturally occurring products. It is often recommended by dermatologists to women with sensitive skin, rosacea, post operative, laser and other procedures because of its intrinsic skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a powder makeup of finely milled minerals. It can provide very sheer or very opaque coverage, depending on the formulation and application. However, it still allows natural skin radiance to show through, so you don’t get the dreaded mask look. It is typically free of fragrance and preservatives. Minerals cannot feed bacteria, so there is no danger of spoilage, thus it needs no preservatives. It does not go bad. It is very good for oily skin because it has several oil- absorbing components. It is usually applied with a brush, and is typically shown to be buffed into the skin. This technique forces the makeup into your pores, which is never a good thing. A technique that works with better quality mineral makeup (which we’ll discuss later) is to dust the makeup on, instead of buffing it. If a brush irritates your skin, you can also use a non-latex or flocked sponge. Application can be done either wet or dry. What Are The Ingredients? This is the most important part. Learning what is in your makeup will give you the ability to choose what will meet your needs best. These are the ingredients you will most likely come across. Titanium...

Acne and Makeup: A How-To Guide

Acne and Makeup: A How-To Guide

Right…so your new acne medication promises fast results in 10 days, but you’ve got to face the world today. What can we do to tie over the proceeding period before the acne goes down? Well all you need is to learn a few creative acne makeup concealing tips to help you look your very best at school, work or play. But remember — Makeup conceals acne, it doesn’t cure it! But you already knew that, right? Using makeup to conceal acne isn’t difficult, but there are some basic rules that you should always follow. Your basic acne makeup toolkit Your three acne hiding weapons will be a concealer, a foundation and a finishing powder. Stay away from the dollar store and use only brand names that you can trust. Choose only oil-free makeup products that match your skin tone. Oil-free is the key to success here so read the labels carefully. You don’t want to aggravate your existing acne problem by layering a fresh coat of oil on skin that already has too much to begin with. Choose a hypoallergenic brand while you’re at it. If this is the first time that you are using a new brand, test the makeup applying small dabs to a spot under your jaw to see how your skin reacts. If you are going to have a problem you’ll know within an hour or so after applying it. Nothing’s worse than adding more blotches to an already colorful face. Before you begin Wash your face with your normal face cleansing product and pat dry. Apply your acne medication per the instructions and let it dry throughly. Start with the concealer Apply the concealer in a light dabbing motion directly to any dark blotches or red areas that the acne has produced on your...