Mineral makeup, as the name suggests, is made from mineral elements. This is created after mixing minerals with other inorganic pigments for a wide color range.
Natural minerals are delicately milled, pulverized and purified before they are used in mineral make up items. Then various pigments are added to lend exciting colors and dramatic shimmer effects.
Mineral makeup products are made up of microscopic flat crystals that overlap each other on the skin to offer a filtering layer on the skin - a layer that allows the skin to breathe normally and protects it from pollutants too.
Mineral makeup items are intense and must be sparingly used. Undue use may lead to an overdone and unnatural appearance. Mica and ultramarine pigments can also create wonderful cosmetic grade pigments for mineral make up.
- Mica is transparent mineral and range in hues of gray or blue or green. This natural translucence and brilliance allows light to be reflected from the face thereby creating an illusion of a smoother and softer skin tone. This helps in hiding fine lines and evening out the skin texture.
Mineral makeup presents a long lasting effect and lightweight feel - ideal for those with problem skin or fine lines.
Advantages of mineral make up
Mineral makeup stays on for longer since it doesn't crease or smear easily. Mineral makeup is usually devoid of any artificial fragrances, color and preservatives.
Since its range of make up products is non-comedogenic, mineral make up items are ideal for those with acne and sensitive skin.
Also they offer the benefit of protecting the skin from the sun.
- Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer natural, broad-spectrum sun protection.
- Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride and iron oxides are mixed to achieve a wide palette of colors and effects.
Mineral foundation leaves you looking more natural sans the heavy made up look.