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    Mineral Makeup and all that you want to know about it

    Many of your have heard others raving about it ‘Mineral Makeup’ and so many Teleshopping ads on TV, but do you still wonder what it is? How does it benefit your skin and all the things you always wanted to know about Mineral Makeup? You are at right space. Read on to know everything you ever wanted to know about ‘Mineral Makeup’.


    Mineral Makeup is crushed minerals some of which are iron oxides, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which is used as Makeup for Face, Eyes, Lips and Cheeks. Basically It is in Powder form i.e. loose pigments.

    Different Mineral Make up Brands Available are Bare Essentials, The Body Shop Minerals Range, Mary Kay, Bare Minerals, Smash Box, L’Oreal Paris, Sheer Cover, MAC Mineralize Range, Lancôme and Pur Minerals are to name a few. In the States and other countries many Mineral Makeup Brands are available from Drugstore to High end brands. There are even People who make Mineral pigments at home and sell them online or on Face book for around $2-$3 for 5-10 gm of Pigments.
    The Mineral Makeup Range from Brands that are available in India, at the moment are, L’Oreal Paris, The Body Shop Mineral range, Avon Minerals (via representative only), Tips and Toes.
    Different Brands differs with the coverage they provide.

    Benefits of Using Mineral Makeup:

    • It is extremely lightweight so you don't feel like you have multiple layers of make-up.
    • Mineral Makeup contains Vitamin A and E for which prevents skin from drying.
    • Mineral Make up is non comedogenic in nature i.e. It does not clog pores and lets your skin breathe. So even if you have skin eruptions, pimples and black heads it is completely safe to use Mineral Make up.

    If compared to Regular Cosmetics, Mineral Makeup is a bit heavy on pocket though it provides good results and is skin friendly. You should try Mineral Makeup, if you do not like Heavy coverage, has acne-prone skin, and wants to use just one product instead of Foundation, Concealer and Compact.

    So we sorted out top Five Mineral Makeup Brands available which provide with very good coverage and give a flawless look.

    Top five brands of Mineral Makeup:
    MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural:

    A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.
    This is too Pricey around 1400 INR but It is counted and preferred by Makeup artists around the world

    The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation:

    A premium, up-to-the-minute loose powder foundation, made from minerals.
    Long-lasting, bendable powders act like a veil to help defend the skin against sun damage with SPF 25. Ultra light powders apply evenly and blend easily for a radiant, natural-looking complexion.
    Colour builds easily to provide an adjustable light to medium coverage. Effectively reduces the appearance of redness, imperfections, blemishes and visible pores. Helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines.
    Dermatologist-tested with no added fillers, preservatives or fragrances.

    ELF Mineral Makeups Personal Blend Foundation:

    Create customized mineral based colour for a perfect match, year-round! Housed in a unique quad chamber for the perfect mix, the weightless mineral formulation blends seamlessly into skin and contains natural skin protecting SPF 15 and is 100% mineral based with no parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes. Infused with key Vitamin E for rich antioxidants that hydrate and replenish the skin. The inner dial allows you to control the amount of product dispensed so you can create your customized colour and keep the powder closed for clean and easy use every time.

    L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Makeup:

    L'Oreal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation, Mineral pigments for a flawless-looking complexion that gives a natural, even and long-lasting result.

    Tips and Toes Mineral Foundation Compact:

    This is recently launched and is very affordable Mineral Range, and can be categorized as Drugstore Mineral Makeup.

    Caution to be taken while using Mineral Makeup:

    According to research, Mineral Makeup that contains Bismuth oxychloride, have number of reaction cases. The ingredients can react with the skin, so it is better to trust a well known brand.
    And Remember, at the end of a day, Mineral makeup is nothing but rushed minerals some of which are iron oxides, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. So do not trust any other ingredient on the Ingredient list. And do a patch test on your jaw and back of your ear before using any Mineral Product.

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