Women are getting excited over the new cosmetic trend, mineral makeup. Actually this is not a anew trend, these cosmetic discovery has been used centuries ago by ancient women. Cleopatra used this kind of makeup to accentuate her beauty during her time.
Why are there much hype over mineral makeup? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of makeup?
The list is long. But let’s start with the fact that mineral makeup is free from additives like chemicals and preservatives. This kind of makeup comes from natural minerals which are sterilized and pulverized, they are mixed with inorganic colourings.
Since it is chemical free, the skin pore can breathe freely. Chemical based cosmetics tend to block the pores causing certain skin problems like acne, skin’s dryness, rosacea and other problems. With pores blocked, what happens is that bacteria are encouraged to grow on the skin leading to skin disorders.
Mineral makeup contain ingredients that improves the skin. There are minerals which primarily protects the skin against the dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sum. There are also some minerals which are naturally anti-inflammatory, like zinc and magnesium.
Aside from this, with traditional makeup, some women with oily faces end up with oilier ones. Since traditional makeup can be very oily because of its components, the face tends to double the oiliness sometimes. But with mineral makeup, there are no oils used in the process creating a glossy but not oily finish.
Women are choosing mineral makeup over traditional ones because of the glow they put into your skin. Since there are also minerals which helps in hydrating the skin, the face looks more radiant and has a healthy glow. The wrinkles and other fine lines seem to disappear.
Another good this about mineral makeup, is that you can wear it for almost 8 hours while you are on the pool. It is water resistant. You do not have to worry about having your makeup smudging or leaking throughout the day. Manufacturer would even claim that you can go to bed with your makeup on and wake up the next day with the makeup still intact.
There are two sides of a coin, they say. Unfortunately, with mineral makeup, there are limited choices. Since they use natural colourings, there are limited options specially, for dark skinned women.
Another downside is that, there are ingredients that can still have harmful effects. Remember that our bodies react differently on different minerals. So eve if several women claim that they do not form any allergic reaction to the mineral makeup’s components, you should still be cautious since your body may react differently. Some minerals which are getting complaints are the bismuth oxychoride and mica. They claim, that there sometimes it becomes itchy and that the face turns red. They say that this happens during hot climate.
Mineral makeup’s ability to be water resistant can be both beneficial and detrimental. Because it is water resistant, taking it off would take much time and effort than regular makeup.
Since mineral makeup is also in loose powder form, application can be messier than regular makeup especially for those who are not yet familiar on how to use one. And also, it is not really travel friendly because of its loose form.
If you are interested in taking a healthier path, then definitely mineral makeup is the best for you. Some women find that it is appealing but are very much concerned on the application process and technique. There are different ways on how learn the application, there are websites and people who can help you out.