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Another trick that I have learned from makeup class that can be incorporated into using mineral makeup, is how to make the face smoother, brighter, and even when skin is tired, looking dull, and uneven.
My teacher was exclaiming on the wonders of iridescent powders, on how they reflect light and create an illusion of luminosity, a totally even texture, and good skin. He demonstrated on using cake powder, and iridescent powders, mixed together, and I saw how beautiful it looked on my classmate’s complexion once it dewed up.
I have been talking nonstop to my friends, classmates, and just everyone that mineral makeup is first to touch my skin every single day, and I’d want it that way. I was just wondering, and I would like to ask my readers – what made you switch to mineral makeup? Was it a funny story? A lucky strike? A decision influenced by a friend?
Let me share my experience. I was a closet makeup junkie from gradeschool and highschool, and started being a self-professed makeup addict dring college. I would devour magazine contents, specially in the beauty section, just to tempt myself to save up and buy more beauty products, and makeup. I loved applying makeup because it made me feel better. More confident. Feel more beautiful. But my skin was a mess, to start with. I had, and still have acne. Open pores. Ultra oily skin. The combination of my bad skin, and traditional makeup was a huge problem, as I sought to cover my imperfections by makeup, but I was making my skin worse.
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Mineral Makeup Question : What Made You Switch?
I am not afraid to use mineral makeup everyday because it helps my skin breathe, it does not disrupt my anti-acne treatments, and it does not clog pores that causes breakouts as well. Mineral makeup is still the healthiest makeup on earth.
Last weekend, as part of my course, we were tasked to bring home our false eyelashes, and as an assignment, to decorate them. Our instructor suggested glitters to decorate them, while I, bringing along ziploc baggies of multi-purpose minerals, was so game in using them to transform my plain, black false eyelashes to the most ostentatious and whimsical ones!
Well, I wasn’t able to create the most dazzling ones, but hey, I was able to successfully color my falsies! Continue Reading »
Decorating False Eyelashes With Multi-Purpose Minerals
Well, they say that mineral makeup, is made of inorganic minerals, that unless contaminated with moisture, will not expire.
I just wonder, what mineral makeup have you got over there that has stayed the longest with you? And are you still using it?
HG is the acronym for Holy Grail, and Holy Grail Mineral Makeup is something that means after a long series of looking for the perfect mineral makeup for you, that works perfectly just for you!
I’m just wondering what each of us’ HG mineral makeup are.
I’m very interested to know, your HG mineral products – let me start!
no makeup at all. Well, do you agree?
For me, I would have to agree specially when you’re going outdoors, specially if you’re not the type who wears sunscreens. The zinc oxide content of your mineral foundation would serve as your buffer against the harmful rays of the sun, as well as soothe your skin.
Sigh, concealing is just so hard to do! Concealing would be easy if the blemish or part to be concealed is well-moisturized, and non-flaking. Flaky skin equals flaky concealing, and it also means that the concealed part can wear off and can be really noticeable.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve worked with several types of concealers, including traditional makeup concealers. My skin has been flaking on the area of the blemish and it’s really hard to keep it concealed for the whole day. Liquid concealers stay for a while, but melt after a few hours , cream concealers don’t stay at all unless they’re cream to powder finish, and well, what have I got to do but whip up my most reliable friend – my heavy coverage concealer foundation.
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Mineral Concealer Still Holds Up The Best
Last Saturday, it was my first day in makeup school, and just the night before, I was all restless checking all the makeup I had. I found out that 1/3 of the stuff I had were traditional makeup, and 2/3 were mineral makeup. For the record, for over a year now, I’ve been using only mineral makeup as foundation, finishing powder, and blush. There are select ( very ) moments wherein I would try non-mineral eyeshadows ( such as MAC ), and I would shop for non-mineral lipstick sometimes just because I love the shade. The bottomline is, I’ve been very strict in using mineral makeup for my complexion, at least minerals, are first to touch my skin. My skin is far from perfect, and for over a year now, full coverage mineral foundation has simply been heaven sent. The likes of Monave, J.Lynne, Dreamworld, Milan Minerals, Cosminology, and more mineral foundations that I will encounter in my journey with mineral makeup are surely heaven-sent that it has saved me. Yes, it had saved me from my insecurity.
In my last entry, I have failed to provide a photo of me, using the new Lauress Minimalist Foundation.
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Mineral Makeup FOTD : Photogenic Lauress Minimalist Mineral Foundation