This new form of makeup - powdered mineral - is taking the cosmetic world by storm due to its many benefits. Cosmetologists are hailing the benefits of these cosmetics for those women who are plagued by sensitive skin. After years of being unable to wear makeup due to allergic reactions, mineral-based foundations and creams allow women to try on something that gives their skin a little extra. Some of the best products help protect and enhance one's beauty. Most of this makeup is free of salicylate and other skin irritants like bismuth oxycholoride, superfluous dyes, etc. In fact many leading brands also leave out preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance.
Women with dry skin can use cosmetics with zinc oxide as one of the ingredients. This helps soothe the skin and protects it from drying. Women with oily skin can use this makeup as it is predominantly oil-free, making it suitable for them.
This type of makeup helps the skin breathe and reduces the chances of developing black pores, acne, and even rosacea. These cosmetics do not contain any kind of preservatives and fragrance. Thus, applying it does not lead to any allergic reaction on the skin. Free of artificial ingredients, the makeup contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that help improve skin quality.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin. The ingredients of this makeup are inert and thus, cannot support growth of bacteria on skin. Most foundations contain mica that reflects light. This helps in minimizing appearance of fine lines. The best cosmetics retain moisture that keeps the skin healthy and hydrated. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
When you apply mineral makeup in powder form, it covers the skin in a micro-thin layer. This helps reflect light and allows the skin to breathe. This reflective property of the cosmetics helps the skin look radiant and youthful and allows it to glow. Cosmetics are available as dry loose powder or crème powder. Most brands also claim that these cosmetics last the entire day.
Always use a good set of brushes to apply powder makeup. Use a damp brush to apply foundation for a heavier, long-lasting look. Powder can be mixed with moisturizer and applied using your fingers on the apples of your cheeks. This will help bring some amount of shimmer and luster.
Apply the makeup in light, downward strokes. Use very little powder as it is a pure and concentrated pigment. You should dust it lightly around the T-zone and then allow it to set as you finish your eyes and lips.
As you can see from the benefits of this type of makeup, they help hide skin blemishes and dark spots. These cosmetics give you a natural appearance, and the best part is that they are water-resistant and sweat-proof.