Mineral Makeup vs. Traditional Makeup

I’m a huge fan of mineral makeup, Bare Minerals to be exact. I got hooked on it a few years ago and became a frequent shopper at the outlet!

Mineral makeup got me more into specialty makeup brushes and techniques.

There’s only one thing that I don’t like about mineral makeup. It takes longer to apply(and can be messy…I guess that’s two things). If you haven’t tried it I suggest purchasing a trial sized kit to see if you like mineral makeup!

Mineral Makeup vs. Traditional Makeup

Here’s a great article from ogleschools.com about whether or not mineral makeup is worth it:

For years now, mineral makeup has been all the rage. Touting chemical-free ingredients and skin-perfecting qualities, it seems as though this miracle makeup can do no wrong.

But is it as wonderful as it’s been made out to be? How does it compare with traditional makeup? Is it really that much better?

Read on to find out what mineral makeup is really all about and if you should ditch your traditional makeup for its mineral wonders.

Mineral Makeup and Acne-Prone Skin

Traditional makeup powders usually contain certain chemicals, like Sodium Chloride or Isopropyl Myristate, that have the potential to clog pores, thus instigating acne breakouts and poor complexions.

Mineral makeup, on the other hand, contains anti-irritation ingredients(like zinc) that are gentler on skin, leading to fewer breakouts. Mineral makeup also contains less filler ingredients than traditional makeup, which means it won’t clog your pores.

Contrary to popular belief, though, mineral makeup won’t cure your acne. It will only serve to help prevent it. Try something like Bloom Cosmetics’ Mineral Plus Sheer Mineral Tint for an extra lightweight makeup that won’t clog pores or cause irritation.

Mineral Makeup and Wrinkles

It is said that mineral makeup is better for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles than traditional makeup. This makes sense, seeing as how most traditional makeups come in liquid or cream form, which are heavier and denser, thus causing fine lines to show up more when a thicker substance settles into it. But some mineral options, like loose powders, can be absorbent instead of moisturizing when applied, and can thus have a slight drying and/or flaking effect on your skin, causing fine lines and wrinkles to stand out a bit more. You’re advised to go with a mineral makeup when you only have few to no fine lines. Read More…

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