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I’ve chanced upon this article about sunscreens, and it sort of alarmed me. With the plethora of products for sun protection, apparently, not all are effective enough as they claim to be.
According to environmental watchdog Environmental Working Group, they have checked 783 sunscreen products with SPF 15 and above, and claim that 84% of them don’t really do their job. Wait. 783 x 84 % = *gasp*. Continue Reading »
Mineral-based Sunscreen Included in EWG’s “Best” List
Mineral makeup CAN really hide almost everything, given the right application technique. I’ve been doing makeovers for the past 6 months on people, and I have seen how mineral makeup transforms problematic skin to how-did-you-get-that gorgeous, clear glow look!
I admit that I have never done a makeover on a post-laser treated woman like this, but Jane Iredale has. This picture is included in one of Jane Iredale’s pamphlets, and I could not help but be wowed on the drastic difference of half of the woman’s face!
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
My co-MMU addicts have referred to me as the â€œblush queen.â€ Why blush? The Greek Diogenes says, â€œBlushing is the color of virtue.â€ Well, not only of virtue, but of love, happiness, and every single positive feeling I can think of. I best express myself with the rouge of my cheeks. Putting a little pink or peach shade instantly lifts my spirit brightens my day. And really, I just look so pale without it. Teehee!
Our next mineral makeup addict who’s sharing her love for mineral makeup? The Blushing Vixen. Blush addicts might relate! Hope you enjoy her story
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Mineral Makeup Chronicles : The Blushing Vixen
I’ve got a quick question : What would happen, if you place someone who works at the kitchen alot, with mineral makeup supplies? A wild guess would be, she’d apply her expertise in the kitchen to whip up absolutely wonderful mineral makeup! Wanna bet? This actually is the story of Rhonda Bridges King, the beauty and brains behind the mineral makeup brand, BareFaced Minerals. Continue Reading »
Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight : BareFaced 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
If you can’t eat it, don’t use it on your skin
That is the motto of Eugenia Bismuch, the brains behind the mineral makeup and skin care brand, Alpha Skin Care.
You will notice in the next entries that every mineral makeup brand owner has her own diverse background, and their lives are far from being uninteresting! ( I loved reading their answers, and got really amazed with their life stories, these are really good women. ) Eugenia, or Jenya, as fondly called by friends and family, is no exception. Let’s read her story, only here, on the Mineral Makeup Blog! Continue Reading »
Brand Spotlight : Alpha Skin Care
Mineral makeup brands are so many (yes, I think what I know is only one fourth of the real thing, Im afraid! ), and the opportunities for us to find our Holy Grail Mineral Makeup are endless!
But! It’s so dizzying to check out and stare in front of your PC picking out your shade! Sometimes we get em right, sometimes it’s a total disaster.
The Mineral Makeup Mania Forum is a really solid community that members have contributed Mineral Makeup reference materials to help each other out, on coverage and shade issues. Continue Reading »
Mineral Makeup Color and Coverage Comparison
Mineral makeup afficionados like me need a community where you can just talk about your favorite subject any time of the day or night, with nice members sharing each other’s tips, tricks, and personal reviews about any and all brands of MMU (the acronym for mineral makeup). No “wo”-man is an island . . . all addicts need a support group! Being addicted to mineral makeup is certainly no different.
Mineral Makeup Mania – A Discerning Mineral Makeup Consumer’s Paradise
Mineral Makeup Mania opened May 2, 2004. If you think that a forum with a membership approaching 11,000 is enough for your daily mineral makeup fix, then this forum is for you! Every day, around 500 visitors post and interact with each other.
In my second installment of mineral makeup brushes, I have found a very useful entry by one of my mineral makeup addict friends, Jen, also writer for Kikay Exchange, a community where I am also contributing. I absolutely love her collection ! Here it is!
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Mineral Makeup Brush Series : Other Brushes