The promise of Natural Mineral Makeup is what
interests many users. Is Mineral makeup Natural?
Some of it is natural, some has “unnatural”, artificial or
natural, with only four or five natural ingredients. This,
along with the beautiful results and many benefits are what
drove many users to them, eventually bringing Mineral Makeup to
the main stream, with perhaps the biggest trend the cosmetics
industry has ever seen. Over time more and more cosmetic
companies created their own brand of mineral foundation, making
mineral makeup available in department stores, drug stores and
The problem with this is that these newer (I call them
“second generation”) minerals are not all natural. They
are more like mineral based makeup, rather than pure mineral
makeup. That is fine, as long as you understand the
difference and know what you are getting. The problem is
that many users have heard about the
Benefits of Mineral
Makeup and aren’t aware that many brands have extra
artificial ingredients – like preservatives, fillers, talc…
If you don’t care about those things, no problem. But
if you want to stick with natural mineral makeup, learn to read the ingredients. A pure mineral
makeup should only have four or five ingredients – They are:
Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron
Oxides, Zinc Oxide and
(optional). Some companies add vitamins and skin care
ingredients to their minerals – again it is up to you to decide.
Recommended Natural Mineral Makeup
If you are interested in finding minerals that are natural,
here are my recommendations:
Mineral Hygienics Mineral Make Up only has 4 ingredients and offers a very good selection of bismuth free mineral cosmetics. I am impressed with the staying power of this makeup, it stays on longer and better than any other I have tried.
Colorescience Mineral Makeup – Contains only 5 ingredients. Created by the original creator of Bare Minerals.
Jane Iredale Loose Mineral Makeup – Is called “the skin care
makeup”. In addition to the natural minerals, also
contains things like Algae Extract, and Pomegranate Extract.
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals – Has only 5 ingredients
(contains bismuth) – is the best selling mineral makeup and has
a huge selection of products.