Mineral makeup foundations are more than makeup. Blendable, breathable and simple to colour match, apply as required with our travel sized kabouki brush. Enhance, highlight and define with luxurious, nutrient-infused corrector palettes, bronzers and illuminators, customizable colours in perfected pinks, browns and bronzes.
What Is Mineral Makeup?
Although mineral makeup has become trendy, it’s been around longer than most people think. Many ancient cultures used ground-up natural minerals as a means of applying colour to the skin for decoration, camouflage, war paints, etc.
In 1976, it became a requirement for cosmetic firms to list ingredients on their products. Recently some people have been appalled at the harmful substances they were putting on their skin, such as perfume, talc, alcohol, mineral oil, preservatives, emulsifiers and dyes.
This prompted companies to go back to natural cosmetics. As opposed to traditional makeup, mineral makeup is made up of gentle and natural ingredients, such as ground or micronised oxides, talc, zinc oxide and titanium oxide.
Ideal For All Skin Types
Mineral foundation works on all skin types, but you’ll have to use it in conjunction with other products depending on what your skin is like. Those with oily or combination skin should use a mattifying powder on their t-zone, while those with dry skin should use a hydrating mist. Our choice of mineral makeup is the range from Colorescience, and according to media reports it’s the choice of many others as well. See some of the media articles here.
Many people prefer mineral makeup because it’s said to offer protection from sun damage. It’s true – that zinc oxide and titanium dioxide do have properties that allow them to act as a natural sunscreen. Still, it pays to check the SPF level to know how much protection the product can offer. A measured SPF of at least 30+ is advised for Australian conditions, and should be re-applied at least every 4 hours when you are exposed to the sun.
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