Mineral Foundation Tips And Tricks

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.


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.

Step Four
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.

What do you think about this post?

    • I.Singh wrote:
      Hi'''' pl. send me all fucture information on this subject. thanks. Is

    • Viickii wrote:
      i use mineral foundation like you say yet it doesnt provide flawless even coverage that lasts all day- in fact it leaves me with stripey yukky skin that sinks into my pores. by dinnertime its all patchy and flaky and everyone thinks ive got a diseae or something!!!! I cant beleive i spent ?40 ($80) on it!

    • silvia yaneva wrote:
      hi Viickii, it isn't usual for a mineral foundation to look like this. Maybe you don't apply enough moisturizer to the skin prior to applying the foundation. You should make sure that your skin is well moisturized and also make sure that you are using a product of good quality. regards,

    • Lila wrote:
      i have very sensitive skin and quite an uneven skin tone. so i use the mineral powder foundation. But, the area around my lips and chin is particularly darker than the rest of my face. I have tried moisturising as advised before applying the foundation, but the foundation still does not seem to conceal the darker parts of my face. and as already mentioned above, after an hour or two it becomes really blotchy and flaky and the powder seems to stain anything i touch.

    • Jessica wrote:
      Hi – I think I can help you… RE Viickii's comment about "stripey coverage". It might be because you are not letting your moisturizer absorb entirely before buffing on your mineral powders. Or - you are using a really cheap (I mean the quality not the price) product. Try Afterglow Cosmetics their products are super creamy, long lasting and do not streak. They also include organic ingredients which help smooth and condition your skin. RE Lila's comment about the darker parts of your face. . .you should applying the mineral foundation first in a concentrated manner using Afterglow's Concealer Brush. Then buff over your entire face with the foundation using a Kabuki brush. Once you've done this, go back over any missed areas that might need more coverage with the concealer brush again. I just can't say enough about Afterglow's entire line of cosmetics. The coverage is amazing. The writer of this article got it totally wrong about the "synthetic" brushes. Afterglow offers really beautiful VEGAN (no animal hair) brushes that are the most amazing brushes I have ever used. Even better that they don't shed like normal cosmetic brushes do. I hated using my old animal hair brushes because they would leave little black hairs all over my face... YUCK! I'm so glad that I found Afterglow's vegan brushes. They make the whole experience even lovelier! I definitely recommend checking them out. They have very sweet customer service girls that can help you find a perfect match. They also offer a money back guarantee. www.afterglowcosmetics.com I will never go back to any other brand of makeup. I only wish that they sold cleanser and face creams!

    • Hottie wrote:
      Uhm okay, so I have mineral foundation. It's Loreal Bare Minerals. It's a tad lighter than my skin tone (I'm Indian, with a medium-dark skin tone), but that's fine. the problem is that it won't cover up a few pimples i have. uh so can you tell me how to cover pimples with loose mineral foundation?. kaaay thanks.

    • Zoe wrote:
      haay(: I have been using mineral foundation for a while now. I usually have Natio Mineral Foundation and Nude Mineral Foundation. But at the momant, im using the Nude. I have 3 questions - 1. Without using any other products (except moistoriser) , how can i make my the foundation last longer on my skin? 2. Can you give me some tips for better coverage? 3. and, is there even a difference between Mineral Foundation and Mineral Powder??? lol because my mineral foundation is a powder please feel free to email me on goobie-lou@hotmail.com

    • ZoeAnne wrote:
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