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A week ago, I was asked by a friend on how her mineral makeup would stay put on her skin. Considering it was a really great brand that she was already using, I was surprised, and asked her what happened. It turns out that her skin was extremely oily like mine, and she uses only mineral foundation. I told her that she needed a finishing powder to further control her oilies for it was an extra step for oily-skinned people like me, had to take.
Applying an oil control finishing powder would sure help control your oily skin while wearing mineral makeup, as it would definitely be a big help in making it stay put. I would most recommend to use the sandwich method for this.
How do we do the sandwich method? Here are the steps. Continue Reading »
Mineral Makeup Application : Sandwich Method for Staying Power
Weâ€™ve written about the Valerie Beauty Pin-Up Girl Collection. The Mineral Makeup Girl Sophie raves about O! My Blush. While I love all the blushes in the Pin-Up Collection, I believe that Coy is praiseworthy, and you too will discover that itâ€™s worth your praise.
In the Valerie Beauty website, Coy is described as the softest pink with a hint of cool sheen. Recommended for the palest skins. My skin is more medium to light golden yellow, and some blushes do not show up on my cheeks. I was skeptical about this blush, until a fellow mineral makeup addict tried it on. She had a unique glow on her cheeks, which I thought could be achieved if you used mineral makeup highlighters and illuminators. I decided to buy a sample to test it myself. Continue Reading »
Valerie Beauty Mineral Blush : Coy
Happy 4th of July! In the midst of the celebration of American liberty, mineral makeup companies are also holding their sales as treats to their loyal customers, and encourage more newbies to try their lines! Here’s a partial list of those who are holding sales on the spirit of July 4 ( and month-long ones, too! )
My dermatologist said it’s no surprise that many people have combination skin (that is, your skin is oilier in the forehead, nose and chin). I happen to have combination skin, too. To control the oiliness, I follow a daily skin care regimen and use oil blotting papers within the day. I wasn’t into pressed powders because its finish was downright chalky. Worst of all, I got zits afterwards. Luckily, all that changed when I discovered mineral makeup powders that had oil control properties.
Oil controlling mineral makeup usually contains Kaolin Clay, which is known for its oil absorbing properties. Check out the ingredient list the next time you’re looking for an oil blotting powder. Ingredients such as silica are known to be oil absorbent, but look for Kaolin Clay if you want your oil-blotting powder to be made of pure minerals. Continue Reading »
Mineral Makeup for Oil Control
When I’ve visited Aileen’s site a few days ago, I was instantly smitten with her look for the day. Safe, neutral shades were used to fill her lid, and crease ( we both love Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Summer, and highly adore Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Queen Tiffany ), and what a way to finish her look by applying eyeliner in Meow Feliner in Sweaty Paws!
In my opinion, it just instantly drawn all the attention to the eyes, making it look all bright, awake, and pretty! I loved the look so much that I decided to replicate the look for my Friday night movie with friends. Friday nights aren’t too gimick-y nights so bold eye makeup isn’t needed, but I was wearing a black blouse, and I needed something to spice up my look.
From my previous entry about Valerie Beauty’s Pinup Girl Collection, I must say that I have immensely loved EVERYTHING in the collection, but let me just put an emphasis , or feature this one-of-a-kind, great blush that they have. I love, love love it, and I don’t think that I can live without it.
It’s almost been a year since I’ve met Aileen, not in the flesh, but online, considering we are continents away from each other! I met her because of her passion for mineral makeup. She is one of the first gals out there to preach the mineral makeup gospel that led to alot of gals getting hooked over mineral makeup because of its benefits, and I’m one of them! I’ve learned alot from her, and exchanged messages over application techniques, and great brands to try out. Aside from Girltalk and Mineral Makeup Reviews, she is also a popular figure at Makeuptalk. You could just imagine the legions that she has influenced to try mineral makeup! Continue Reading »
My Friend’s Mineral Makeup Addiction
I suddenly feel like online press that I just got the laaaatest scoop! Sexy minerals are officially IN the market! If you are happy with minerals, that they make you beautiful, how about letting them make you feel sexy ? Now, this is where Valerie Beauty comes into the picture!
Making its debut today, the Pinup Girl collection is what every girl dreams of – to unleash the sexy, sultry side of her. A Pinup girl is full of confidence, exuding a very sensual aura, and is associated with the look of having smoldering eyes ( for that smoldering look ), pouty lips, and luminous, naughty-angel skin. Continue Reading »
Valerie Beauty’s Pinup Girl Collection – Sexy Minerals!
It was like reading the children’s bedtime story *The Three Bears* , “This one’s too heavy, this one’s too light, this one’s too shiny, this one’s too matte” and so on. MineraI cosmetics are very subjective; everybody’s taste is different, and everybody’s skin reacts differently to different formulas. I decided that the only way to get what I wanted was to do it myself. I spent over a year learning, experimenting, trial and error, dozens of failed batches (failure meaning it wasn’t what I was looking for), until my “Eureka!” moment happened.
- Valerie Tukey
Another mineral makeup brand that’s been making waves is Valerie Beauty. Valerie Tukey, the beauty behind the brand, is here to share to The Mineral Makeup Blog readers her story, and her products! Continue Reading »
Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight : Valerie Beauty