What are the ingredients in mineral makeup?
You will find that mineral makeup has only a few ingredients. Each ingredient has its own special quality and purpose in the makeup.~~~~~~~~~~
Zinc Oxide USP is known for its healing properties in problem skin such as rosacea and acne, its ability to stay on even while sweating and swimming, and offers protection from the sun`s harmful UV rays.~~~~~~~~~~
Titanium Dioxide also has waterproof and SPF properties while providing a Matte look.~~~~~~~~~~
Mica has some transparent properties and allows the makeup to go on smoothly.~~~~~~~~~~
Iron Oxides give the makeup its pigment.~~~~~~~~~~
Ultramarine Blue is required in some cool shades of makeup since there is no blue oxide.~~~~~~~~~~
These are the ingredients, pure and simple.
Our makeup is so gentle that you can sleep in it and let the zinc oxide heal your skin at night.
How do I apply mineral makeup?
Applying Loose Mineral Foundation and Veils
Tap a small amount of powder into the top and swirl your Kabuki brush into it. Tap the bottom of the handle with the brush head facing upward on a hard surface (e.g. bathroom counter). This settles the powder into the brush head. Firmly spread powder on clean, dry skin to evenly blend pigments.
For blemishes, a separate concealer is not needed. Use a shader brush to apply small amounts to the problem areas and blend well. Not enough "buffing": Have you ever watched someone (usually a guy!) buff a coat of wax onto their car? They buff for a loooong time! This creates a smooth, silky appearance that simply applying the wax would never achieve. Do the same with your mineral foundation. Buffing with the brush actually brings out the qualities of the minerals. Use a firm (Don`t be afraid to be firm, our brushes are very soft) touch, and in a circular motion, blend, or spread the makeup around the cheeks, down the jaw line, over the nose. Do this several times, and you will begin to see your face glow and your skin look flawless and utterly natural. Apply veil in the same manner over foundation and remember to buff well. *Please note that there may seem to be a powdery appearence right after applying this will go away quickly as the natural oils in your skin absorb the minerals~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our blushes are made from pure mica, so while the texture is extraordinarily soft, the color is concentrated. Use just a few crumbs on a cotton ball or a blush brush. Make sure to tap all of the excess powder off of the brush, until there is just a faint dusting on the tips of the bristles, then gently glide over the cheeks. Very little blending is needed.
Loose mineral blushes are very concentrated and should be applied sparingly. The simplest way to apply them is with a cotton ball. Press the cotton ball onto the sifter, then tap the jar so a little bit of blush powder gets on the cotton ball. Then gently glide the color over the apples of the cheek, and blend. If you prefer to use a brush, a fan brush is the best option. A traditional blush brush isn`t recommended, as it picks up too much of the powder.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eye Shadow ~ Use any color from our collection as eye shadow. Simply dip an eye shadow brush into the desired color and apply to your eyelids. Choose a lighter color as a highlighter to apply under the brow. Use a darker color in the crease as a shader.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eye Liner ~ Dip your liner brush into water. then wet applicator into the desired color. Mix the powder and water together on the back of your hand or in a separate container to create a creamy liquid liner. Dip the eyeliner brush into the liquid and carefully apply to the upper and/or lower lids, staying as close to the lashes as possible.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lip Color ~ Dip your lip brush into your clear lip gloss/lip balm and then into the desired color. Apply the mix to your lips and blend well. Add more powder to deepen the color. Our cocoa butter vitamin E stick can also be used.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nail Polish ~ Because our pigment contains no dye, you do not need to apply a base coat. Simply use clear nail polish and dip the brush into the desired color and paint onto nails. For a darker color, use more powder. You can also mix our pigments into colored nail polish to change its tint.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Body Shimmer/Highlighter ~ Use a cotton ball and lightly touch it into the desired color. Dust the powder onto your shoulder, face, chest, etc., for a healthy glow. Certain colors can also be used as bronzers.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Add a healthy, sun-bronzed color to your cheeks with our silky, gorgeous bronzers. Just a touch of these powders will wake up a tired or pale complexion. They can also double as face powders if they match the skin tone. You won`t get an orangey look, but rather a soft, warm glow.
Place the bronzer brush directly against the sifter holes. Turn both upside down and tap the jar just a little so some powders gets on the brush bristles.
Lift the brush and gently tap the bottom of it on a flat surface to settle the powder into the head. Gently brush the bronzer on cheeks, cheekbones, and anywhere else you want to add warm tones. The only mistake you can make is to use too much. For darker color, apply a second layer.