Mineral Makeup for Oily Skin

Mineral Makeup for Oily Skin

If you have excessively oily skin, mineral cosmetics are the solution for you. The following article will tell you what is the best mineral makeup for oily skin, and how it should be used to achieve a shine-free look.
There are a variety of mineral cosmetics available in the market today, but not many people have much knowledge about it. People with oily or combination skin find it difficult to choose makeup that will suit their skin, and this is where mineral makeup comes into the picture. Choosing the right kind of makeup is quite simple. You just have to check if the product contains the following ingredients:
  • Silica:
    Find a mineral-based cosmetic that contains about 7-13% of silica, which is useful for oil control. It also helps in reducing wrinkles, making your skin look younger.
  • Sericite:
    Women with oily skin should avoid using mineral cosmetics containing sericite. This ingredient helps in reducing wrinkles, but it gives the skin a moderate shine, and is not suitable for people with oily skin.
  • Botanical and Fruit Extracts:
    Same goes for mineral makeup containing botanical and fruit extracts. It will moisturize your skin, making it more oily and clogging up the skin pores, which will eventually lead to blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
Thus, you need to be careful while choosing mineral cosmetics for oily and acne-prone skin. The makeup should be able to control excessive skin oil without clogging up the pores.

Mineral Cosmetic Products

There are certain mineral products which are good for skincare, and can also help you achieve the matte, shine-free look.
  • Mineral Oil Control Powder:
    Oil control powders are an important part of makeup for oily skin, and can be applied before the foundation to achieve an oil-free, matted look. Use a fluffy brush to apply it evenly all over the skin. It will cover any flaws on the skin, making it look smooth, radiant, and young. However, you need to keep a check on the amount of oil control powder you apply. Do not apply too much of it, as it will make your face will look cakey. Also, it will absorb excessive oil, resulting in more oil secretion, making your skin look even more oily. It will also make skin problems like acne, pimples, or scars more visible. Thus, it is very important to apply the right amount of oil control powder for perfect looking skin.
  • Mineral Finishing Powder:
    There are certain mineral foundations which have oil control, but most of them have either moderate or no oil control at all, as they have to cater to all the skin types. In this case, mineral finishing powder can play the perfect role and give you the oil-free look you want. They are also used for touch ups as they are light and translucent, making your skin look luminous and bright. Mineral finishing powder can give you a nude makeup look.
Methods of Application
  • Sandwich Method:
    You can use this method to apply your base makeup. It will prevent your skin from looking oily and glossy. Apply a layer of oil control powder on the skin, and then apply the finishing powder evenly with the help of a fluffy brush. After that, apply mineral foundation on your skin with the help of a kabuki brush, and then apply concealer if necessary. Once again, apply the mineral foundation to give it a neat look. Then, complete the base makeup with a mineral finishing powder.
  • Blotting:
    You can do frequent touch ups all day with the mineral finishing foundation. But, it is very important to remove the excessive oil and dirt with the help of a blotting paper before applying the finishing powder on your skin. You would definitely not want to harm your skin by mixing oil and dirt with the powder, which will make your makeup look cakey.
Be careful about the ingredients in the mineral makeup, as the wrong ingredients will make your skin look shiny and oily. Also, apply the makeup as per the directions given above to achieve the perfect, flawless complexion you have always dreamed of.
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