Mineral foundation is ideal for concealing blemishes, brown or red spots, scars, small pimples and even Rosacea. The mineral foundations are made from gentle ingredients that won’t damage your skin, cause infection or irritation. They don’t contain dyes, harsh chemicals, fillers or oils. They works great for mature skin because it refracts light which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discolorations and imperfections.
They come in three form – loose, pressed and liquid form. Loose is the purest form of foundation available and is appropriate for every skin type, including those with very oily or sensitive skin. They are ideal for acne sufferers as they provide complete coverage, help to heal and calm inflammation. The natural pigments that every mineral product contains blend easily on the skin and provide superior coverage due to the lack of cheap fillers. They are also appropriate for those with dry skin because the minerals trap moisture in the skin and keep your skin hydrated all the time.
The application of mineral makeup is the same as applying any traditional makeup but the main difference is that a very small amount for example goes a very long way. That’s why you should never apply too much of a product at once.
Must be applied with a brush or with a makeup sponge. I personally don’t recommend you to apply it with your fingers. The brush you are going to use when applying should have high density of hair, it should be short, firm and soft. Avoid using synthetic bristles because they can be too hard on your skin. The right brush will ensure that the minerals are distributed evenly and your face won’t look like a mask.
HOW TO APPLY:
Step One Cleanse your face
A foundation should always be applied to a cleansed and toned skin. Use a mild cleanser appropriate for your skin and cleanse your face thoroughly to remove all the impurities and oils that have accumulated during the night.
Step Two Moisturize you face
always be applied to a well moisturized skin. Apply a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type and let it soak in, otherwise the minerals may appear flakey. It will improve your skin quality and act as a protective layer to help trap the moisture in the skin and stop it from evaporation. A good moisturizer will plump and comfort your skin and make the foundation easier to blend smoothly.
Step Three Apply mineral foundation
Use a brush and swirl to pick up the minerals. Press the head of your brush against the holes of the sifter. Tap off the excess powder. There should be a light dusting of powder on the brush head. With gentle, circular motions brush onto your face. Start the application of the foundation at the center of your face – nose, chin and forehead. Buffing with the brush will bring out the qualities of the minerals and will ensure an even application.
Application of Pressed
should be applied with enclosed sponge. Although some of my colleagues wet the sponge before applying the foundation I don’t do so. Wipe the sponge onto the pressed minerals and distribute evenly onto the face. If you have applied too much product continue distributing it over your face until all lines disappear completely.
Application of Liquid
You can apply liquid with a sponge or with your fingertips. A sponge will provide more control and a smoother application but you will use more product. Put a little foundation on a makeup sponge and start applying in the center of the face. Use a small amount of the foundation and apply it in thin layers. Blend well and make sure the color matches your natural skin tone. Start blending at your forehead and slowly spread all over your face. Make sure everything blends together and look the same. Ensure that there are no patches.
Although most of the women using mineral foundation don’t need to use a face powder to set and fix the foundation you can do it. Apply loose mineral powder to hold the foundation in place for a longer period of time.
- Never use harsh, synthetic brush to apply mineral or traditional foundation.
- Make sure your moisturizer has penetrated your skin prior to applying.
- To achieve a flawless finish apply in several thin layers until you reach the desired coverage.
- An application provides all day coverage that won’t fade or crease.
- easily removed with a makeup remover or cleanser.
- helpful for those with acne-prone skin and hyper sensitive skin.
- If your skin is very oily and has enlarged pores choose the pressed foundation instead of a loose foundation.
- has a sun protective filters and that’s why it’s not essential to use a sunscreen.
- You can wear mineral makeup after chemical peel, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing with no risk – it won’t irritate your skin.
- blends flawlessly and easily.
- don’t support bacteria like the traditional liquid foundations
- With regular use of mineral makeup you can improve the health and condition of your skin.
- won’t clog your pores and will allow your skin to breathe normally.
- easily covers redness and discolorations.
- has excellent staying power.
- Mineral makeup is versatile and easy to apply – it helps to calm and soothe irritated skin.