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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
The Blush Vixen is here, for an eye makeup look! Here’s her artcicle :
I have this thing for eye colors lately. Not to worry, the Blush Vixen will never, ever lose her passion for blush! Iâ€™m just exploring what other goodies MMU has to offer.
Tired of my usual look, I took a deep breath and ventured into new territory: applying eye colors. Itâ€™s about time I use the Monave multipurpose minerals (MPMâ€™s) that have been lying around and collecting dust in my makeup stash. So one day, I decided to take on a neutral look. It was quite an ordinary day so wearing heavy makeup is a no-no. Hereâ€™s a preview of the neutral look:
After putting on the basics and some eye shadow primer on my lids, I used the following MPMâ€™s from Monave: Continue Reading »
Playing with Monave Multi Purpose Minerals
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.
As a mineral makeup addict gets to try heaps of mineral makeup, she learns to classify, specifically the foundation : sheer, medium , and heavy coverage. In this entry, I’d like to share application techniques for mineral makeup foundations that offer sheer coverage to the skin.
Mineral makeup foundations that offer sheer, light coverage are as versatile as full coverage ones. Notable brands that offer this kind of coverage are Bare Escentuals, Alima, Lumiere, Lauren Hutton, and more. They are so great to use because on a hot, summer day when you just can’t bear the feel of makeup on your skin, they feel as light as air, and they do not make you feel too made up. If anyone thinks that foundations that offer sheer coverage are only for flawless skinned girls, well, that’s where I beg to differ. These sheer beauties offer buildable coverage that can cover enough that you want to hide!
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Mineral Makeup Application Technique : Sheer Coverage
Mineral makeup is simply the greatest, because it is very versatile – the foundation, could also be used as a concealer, and concealer foundations, can provide great coverage for foundations. I’ve been a huge fan of concealing because of my imperfections, so let me just share some of what I’ve learned from experimentation about concealing. There are two ways, but I’m teaching the wet method : Continue Reading »
Mineral Makeup Application Tip : Applying Concealer
Just in time for summer, I am professing my love for the color yellow. Why? It’s the color of sunshine – happy, bright, and very exciting. With minerals, I happen to share the same love with yellow!
Why? In the cosmetics book, anything yellow brightens – meaning, it can brighten, undereye circles! The result? The look of being extremely well-rested, and definitely takes years off the age! Now, dark undereye circles are so darn normal nowadays that everyone has them because of stress, and this issue must not be ignored because it just makes someone look so tired, haggard, and…gasp. Old!
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Yellow Mineral Makeup – I Love!
Mineral makeup’s just my saving grace – everything I needed to cover, and hide, I successfully do so, without even being noticeable during my bad skin days. One challenge though, is making it stay put. This is a totally different thing from avoiding mineral makeup brands that have very poor staying power. There are really good mineral makeup brands that work well with normal skin, but somehow slide off with oily, or acidic skin. With my highly complicated skin, it’s been a challenge to make everything stay. I’ve tried really excellent mineral makeup brands, and some of them have really impressive staying power. I’ve also tried nice mineral makeup brands that needed more effort to make them stay, and makes it all worth it because of the impressive finish they give me. Well, if you are just like me, here are some tips to make mineral makeup, especially foundation, stay on your skin! Continue Reading »
How To Keep Mineral Makeup Stay Put On Your Skin
I have been receiving alot of feedbacks about mineral blushes not being able to stay long on oily skin. I mean, as much as alot of people want to wear mineral makeup from primer to finishing powder, one noted hindrance is the inability of blush to stay on very oily skin.
Even I have that problem. That still doesn’t stop me from applying mineral blush since I’ve permanently said goodbye to non-mineral makeup months ago, and mineral blushes are the most beautiful thing that you’d ever see on your cheeks! The way that I do it is that I apply a huge amount of blush – yes, almost clownlike, then it dews up and fades in 15 minutes, and when I check myself at the mirror an hour later, I see my blush blending with well with my foundation, like a natural flush. It doesn’t sound like fun because I always want to see myself perfect before going out, but at least, I get the blush to stay. Sometimes, during unlucky days, I look like I don’t have any blush- and it’s not a brand thing. Almost every brand I’ve tried is just like that. Sad.
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Mineral Blush Won’t Stay?
Ways of applying mineral makeup foundation, specially the loose ones, are practically endless. The most basic application is applying it dry on a well-moisturized face, and some use the sponge to apply it too. Applying the mineral foundation wet is one of those unique ways that helps you achieve that liquid foundation airbrushed finish. For those who have extra tips about this, I’d love to hear from you ( please do share! ) , for those who want to try this, here’s how!
Pre step one : Moisturize your face with your favorite moisturizer, or even moisture spray!
Step number 1 :
Tap some product on the lid of your foundation jar, just enough for one application.
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Swirl your kabuki brush or application brush to get some product. Continue Reading »
Applying Mineral Foundation Wet!