As beauty legend has it, it was the mid-1970s, in the aftermath of the frenzied Haight-Ashbury love-ins of San Francisco, that a quiet, little cosmetic revolution was born.
It was called “mineral makeup” products made of all natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without any of the chemicals, dyes, and preservatives found in traditional makeup. Fast-forward some 30 years: Mineral makeup is virtually exploding the beauty market.
With natural makeup techniques, you enhance your own beauty and prevent the complete revolution of your appearance. Ideally, when others view you, they should notice your face and not your makeup. Natural makeup is about the colors you choose and where you put them, not simply with how much is applied.
Mineral makeup contains only pure mineral pigments in concentrated form. Due to their concentration they perform the functions of concealer, foundation and powder – and incredibly all in a single application which binds to the skin so well that very little touch-up is required as the day progresses.
After mineral makeup is first applied and this can be done very simply with a brush – the skin might appear a little powdery, but after a short time you will find that it is taken up very well by the natural oils within the skin.
And incredibly, youll find that by nighttime your face will look just as fresh as it did in the morning when the makeup was first applied, without shine or streaks.
Mineral makeups purity means that it works well with most skin types and you will find that it adds a day-long youthful sheen to your skin. But it also possesses several other benefits:
Since synthetic dyes, perfumes and preservatives are avoided in the composition of mineral makeup, there is little risk of skin sensitivity to the ingredients, resulting in a considerably reduced risk of longer-term allergic reactions.
Mineral makeup can be applied quickly and easily with a brush or sponge, and when applied to clean moisturized skin, it doesnt smear or run. To immediately do away with the initial powdery effect, all you need to do is mist your face lightly even with ordinary water.
Due to its day-long enduring qualities, mineral makeup is not only ideal for those with hectic lifestyles, but it has also found favor in the film and tv industries. Plus, it is often provides a great solution for many with existing skin problems, such as those caused by burns.
Natural Makeup General Tips
* Apply your makeup in layers and step back from the mirror often to check your look.
* For all makeup products, sheer pale colors are the most natural.
* Always check your makeup outside in natural light.
* Avoid the use of a magnifying mirror.
* Fuller brushes provide a more natural application.