I swear by mineral makeup, darlings! Do you? This week, I’ve separated the mineral makeup darlings from the duds.
For women our age, there’s a lot to love about mineral makeup.
By definition, mineral makeup is crafted of finely ground minerals. Many mineral makeup brands contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, ingredients that are anti-inflammatory, especially beneficial because they offer sun protection. Plus, mineral makeup has earned a reputation for serving up smoother, longer-lasting coverage than traditional makeup, thanks in part to micronized minerals.
The most affordable – Everyday Minerals Semi-Matte Base: Retailing at just $9 (ultra-affordable by mineral makeup standards), Everyday Minerals Semi Matte Base is authentically pure and available in an expansive range of hues, this product serves up incredible coverage with an impressively short list of ingredients.
Little known brand that I love – Youngblood Mineral Foundation. Those in need of serious coverage will love Youngblood’s Loose Mineral Foundation which makes the art of the cover-up easy and natural-looking. The fragrance-free, talc-free product is available in a variety of shades from the very fair “pearl” to the deep “mahogany.”
The skincare makeup – Jane Iredale’s PurePressed Base: This mineral must-have provides SPF 20 protection in a rich assortment of shades sure to suit any skin color. This collection is sold at many day spas and medical spas or you can get it online. It offers instant broad-spectrum, chemical-free UV protection and is free of oil, talc, colorants and parabens.
Expensive, but worth it! I adore Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation. a high-definition mineral makeup. It has RGB powder that is said to enhance one’s complexion for a brighter texture. There are also minerals that are purportedly from “the deep waters of Bretagne.” All I know for sure is that it is ultra-easy to apply and leaves my skin glowing!
Last but not least, a drugstore find! Revlon’s ColorStay Aqua. This mineral makeup calls upon hydrating coconut water to give skin a smooth texture and glow. The shine-free formula — made with coconut water, not oil — serves up a long-lasting, flawless finish in a range of shades for different skin tones.