What’s All This about Mineral Makeup?

I like using mineral makeup because it uses natural ingredients. Who knew it had so many benefits for the skin?

By: Suzanne Ryan


Are you seeing mineral makeup everywhere and wondering what’s the big deal? As a huge fan and user of mineral makeup, I can explain! I began using bareminerals foundation by Bare Escentuals about eight years ago. It was like a miracle for me, because after I began to use it all of the adult acne that I had been battling for at least 15 years cleared up. I haven’t had an acne problem since then.

The mineral phenomenon began in 1998, when QVC began to sell bareminerals foundation. It began to sell out at every airing and has since become QVC’s top selling beauty brand. I recently read that QVC has sold over 12 million jars of bareminerals foundation!

Soon other cosmetics companies began to offer minerals, Sheer Cover, with spokesman Leeza Gibbons came first. Now the “big guys” are producing minerals foundations. Even Avon has a new mineral foundation.

Mineral makeup is so successful because it is wonderful! Mineral makeup is ideal for all skin types, all skin tones and women of all ages.
It looks great and feels great and gives your skin a youthful “glow”. It looks natural, not heavy or “made up”. It offers very good and buildable coverage that doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any makeup at all. It covers imperfections perfectly, yet it allows the skin to “breathe”.

Mineral makeup is a pure product contains no oil, talc, perfume, dyes, alcohol or other comedogenic ingredients. It is free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other chemicals. Most mineral foundations contain only five ingredients. All of the ingredients are natural; two of them are natural sunscreens and have an SPF.

Bare Escentuals states that their foundation is clinically proven to offer these skin-enhancing benefits:

  • Smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, conceals blotchiness.
  • Improves the overall appearance of skin with acne or rosacea.
  • Ideal for sensitive skin.

Lately there have been several “drug store” mineral foundations released, including Neutrogena and Loreal. These are not pure minerals and have fillers and other additives. If you have acne, rosacea or sensitive skin, I would advise you to stay away from these and stick with the brands that contain only natural ingredients.

Article by: A Registered Nurse, Suzanne Ryan has a passion for helping women look and feel their best. She has received training in makeup application, skin care, image consulting and color analysis. One of greatest passions is Mineral Makeup. Reviews of the best selling mineral foundations can be seen at her website, http://www.mineral-makeup-reviews.com/. Her latest adventure is http://www.suziemax.com/

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