You already know using mineral makeup is one of the very best things you could ever do for your skin. You’d think just about everyone would be on the bandwagon.
But they’re not. Have you ever wondered why?
Because working with loose mineral powder can be challenging, especially because the application process is completely different from other foundations. They aren’t getting the finish they want, and it’s leaving them frustrated.
And the reality is they’re making common mistakes that could have easily been avoided.
If they only knew!
Maybe you’ve found yourself in the same place. Maybe you’re not getting the flawless, natural look everyone else is getting with mineral makeup.
If so, keep reading, because we’re going to cover 3 reasons why women stop wearing mineral makeup.
Reason #1- Your makeup looks like a powder puff exploded on your face
Relax. This happens to most women when they switch to mineral makeup, but it’s also the easiest to fix!
Ask yourself these 2 questions.
a. Am I using the real deal? Grab your foundation jar right now. There should only be between 5-6 simple ingredients (unless it’s a botanical blend). If the list is longer, your makeup is mineral based; it’s not a pure mineral makeup. Mineral based makeup is made with fillers like talc and cornstarch; ingredients that leave you looking like a powdery mess. Real mineral makeup has a creamy or silky consistency which never looks powdery.
b. Am I using too much? Mineral makeup is build-able, which means you begin with very little and apply it in layers until you get the coverage you want. Beginning with little nearly guarantees you’ll never use too much!
Mistake #2- Your makeup isn’t evening out your skin tone
Any professional makeup artist will tell you, using the right application bush is key to a perfect makeup finish. If you want to even out your skin tone, you’ll want the fullest foundation coverage possible, and you won’t get that with a fluffy kabuki brush!
If full coverage is what you’re looking for, choose an application brush with tight bristles like a hand buki or flat top brush.
Mistake #3- Your foundation is drying out your skin
There’s nothing worse than dry, flaky skin poking through your foundation.
Loose mineral makeup is applied dry, so it can, and will dry out your skin if you don’t create the right moisture balance before putting on your makeup. This simply means you need to use the right moisturizer for your specific skin type.
And, because moisturizer has a hard time penetrating through layers of dry skin it’s important to exfoliate your skin regularly to remove dead skin before using moisturizer.
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