Iâ€™m not a big fan of traditional multipurpose makeup, or makeup that can be used on your eyes, lips, and face. Its consistency doesnâ€™t work well for all three areas. Plus, it can look sticky on the eyes, dry on the lips, and streaky on the cheeks. While multipurpose makeup seems practical, I believe that thereâ€™s a better alternative â€“ multipurpose mineral makeup.
Multipurpose mineral makeup takes versatility to a whole new level. It can be used as eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, eyeliner, nail color, body shimmer, and even hair mascara. Itâ€™s easy to mix multipurpose mineral makeup into other kinds of makeup because its consistency is loose and powder-like. Best of all, multipurpose mineral makeup doesnâ€™t irritate your skin, because itâ€™s made of minerals.
Mineral makeup can transformed into any kind of makeup. Hereâ€™s how to use multipurpose mineral makeup as :
Lightly dip a cotton swab, wand applicator, or brush into the color of your choice. Then, apply it to your eyelids. For a deeper, long lasting or intense color, mix with water before applying. (Caution: Do not put the mixed minerals back into the container. By doing so, your minerals will be contaminated, shortening its shelf like and becoming a breeding ground for germs. Use a different container when mixing minerals with water or any other type of solution.)
Carefully pick a small amount of minerals, wet or dry, and carefully line around the eyes.
Use a blush brush (I like using MAC 187), and lightly pick up a bit of mineral blush. Apply along the cheekbone and blend. You may spritz, with water before applying to achieve a cheek stain effect.
4. Lip color:
Apply clear lip gloss or lip balm. Dip a lip brush into the color of your choice and apply to your lips. Place some minerals in a separate container to avoid contamination.
5. Hair highlighter:
Mix the desired color to hair gel or mousse with a clean mascara wand, and apply a streak of color onto your hair.
6. Body shimmer:
Sparingly, apply desired color to the body or mix with powder or lotion to evenly spread the color on desired areas.
7. Nail color:
Dip brush into clear nail polish and then into the color of your choice, and apply directly to your nails.
Iâ€™ve tried experimenting with multipurpose mineral makeup and my favorite is Valerie Beauty Flexi-Color in Miranda, which is coppery pinky-flesh. I think itâ€™s a neutral pink with shimmer, though. I get compliments whenever I use Miranda, whether as eyeshadow, blush, or lip color.
Be careful of ingredients that might not be safe on the lips. While mineral makeup companies inform us if a product is safe to use on the lips, avoid ingredients such as ultramarine colors, which are used to cool down colors of mineral makeup. Most ultramarine colors are not approved for use on the lips. Another ingredient to look out for is chromium oxide.
So stock up on multipurpose mineral makeup. With its wide range of uses and even wider array or colors, the possibilities are endless!