Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mineral makeup

Mineral make-up aims to use no preservatives, fillers or binders. It attempts to give the coverage desired, without the chemicals that the skin doesnt need. Nowadays, most companies have a mineral makeup product line. Be careful as to not believe them blindly. Try the products on yourself, and look out for any skin irritation.

One of the best-selling mineral products company is bareMinerals. Their products are 100% mineral. Their swirl, tap, buff technique is quickly gaining recognition. Read below for product reviews.

Products worth investing in from bareMinerals:

Warmth All-Over Face Color
This acts as a bronzer. Apply onto areas of your face where the sun would naturally touch, such as the cheekbones, eyelids, forehead, chin and bridge of the nose. 

Mineral Veil or Tinted Mineral Veil
This provides the finishing touch to your makeup, giving an airbrush complexion. Buff over the foundation to absorb oil, minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. 

SPF 15 Foundation
This is the main foundation. There are various types of foundation available, such as Matte Finish and Original. Apply with different types of brush of variation in coverage. 

Overall, I myself was recommended this product, and once I tried it, I never went back to liquid foundation.  Love it!

1. Mineral make-up. All natural.
2. Since it's powder form, it doesn't look like you have applied heavy make-up. Does not look cakey.
3. It gives you a healthy glow
4. Long lasting
5. Improves skin condition
6. Quick application!
7. You can choose your coverage. If you want light coverage, just dab a little. If you want heavier coverage, use more of it
8. Provides sun protection. The foundation is SPF 15
9. Now available in Hong Kong! Harvey Nichols in Pacific Place, and Faces in Ocean Terminal. Visit their booth for a quick demo

1. It's meant for daily use, and if you're looking for high coverage, this is not for you. This product works well for light-medium coverage

If you have dark circles, I'd recommend using your own cream concealor instead of the bareMinerals concealor, as a cream concealor would give more coverage. Apply bareMinerals foundation over the concealor for better coverage. 

When you first start using this product, it might not look like its making much difference. But see yourself in a different light without applying too much at first, and you'll see the difference.

My article for COVERmagazine:

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