You’re Over 40. Should You Stop Wearing Mineral Makeup?

Olive TreeYou’ve been wearing mineral makeup for years, but now you’re over 40, and wonder if it’s still the best choice for you and your skin.

It is. Here’s why.

Those that say you need to steer away from powder as you age are talking about traditional cosmetic powder, not mineral powder. And although they may look the same, they couldn’t be any more different! 

Traditional makeup powders that contain talc and cornstarch are heavy, and love to park in fine lines. And it’s chalk-like feel and finish makes you look years older. 100% mineral powder however weighs much less, and has a silk-like consistency which allows it to lay on top of fine lines instead of settling into them.

Bu,t as great as mineral makeup is, now that you’re over 40, you may find using a basic mineral makeup leaves your skin looking and feeling drier than it used to. That’s because as we age, our skin begins to loose its ability to retain moisture, which means we need to take extra measures to make sure our skin is properly moisture balanced. 

So, now what?

It’s time to consider making the switch to a formula like KmS Select Botanical, which was created to “lock in” moisture while botanical extracts nourish the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

But nourishing botanicals like Pomegranate and Olive Leaf, aren’t the only reason Select is a better choice for those of us over 40. Select also protects your skin from the damage of free radicals while boosting the skin’s cell production, resulting in a more youthful looking you!

I don’t know about you, but, I’ll take it! 

If you’re a mineral makeup wearer over 40, I’d love to know what changes (if any) you made to your skin care and makeup routine? Share your story in the comments below.



Is Your Makeup Drying Your Skin?

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So, you’ve been successfully wearing mineral makeup for years, but now you’ve hit 40, and it’s almost as if you’ve suddenly “outgrown” it. And lately your skin not only feels drier, it looks drier, and you faithfully use moisturizer.

So what gives?

As we age, our skin gradually loses moisture, so in order to keep it looking hydrated and younger, we have to do whatever we can to lock that moisture in.

Sometimes that means switching out our skincare products for a formula that better meets the needs of dry and aging skin.

But changing those products may not be enough. We need to take another look at the makeup we use.

Loose mineral makeup powders are great for normal, combination and oily skin, but it can make dry skin even drier unless you’re lucky enough to find a formula that was made for dry skin like KmS Mineral Essentials anti-aging Select Botanical makeup.

Select Botanical Foundation is a luxurious blend of pure mineral makeup, infused with 7 soothing botanicals. Our incredible formula hydrates and nourishes the skin with a combination of Green Tea, Rose Hip, and other natural botanical extracts that work together to create a moisture barrier or “lock”. Most importantly, Select jumpstarts Collagen production, which improves the appearance of tired, aging skin.

There are of course skin care “experts” that argue whether or not botanicals in makeup are as effective as they are in skin care.

Our customers seem to think so. And maybe it’s something you need to see for yourself. 

I want to know. What do you think about botanicals and skincare? Truth or hype? Share your thoughts below.


I Hate Mineral Makeup

I have a confession to make, and it may surprise you.

I hate mineral makeup. I hate everything about it. It makes me absolutely crazy.

Let me explain while you get back in your chair.

It’s not that I hate the product itself, it’s the name.

Because when it comes to mineral makeup, the FDA never set a guideline, so any makeup brand can call their makeup “mineral” even if it only contains very few of them. Here’s why this is a HUGE problem.

Women buy mineral based makeup expecting it to perform like the real deal, get disappointed, and end up missing out on the amazing benefits real mineral makeup can give their skin. Why all the confusion?

How is mineral based makeup different than mineral makeup?

Unlike the real deal, mineral based makeup contains fillers, which is usually talc or cornstarch. The fillers purpose is to simply “fill” the jars. Companies that make this type of makeup use these ingredients because they’re inexpensive and easy to come by.

But here’s what really frustrates me. Fillers also clog the skin’s pores, which leads to acne and other skin reactions.

How can you tell if you’re using a pure based or mineral based mineral makeup?

Ingredients- The biggest tell is in the ingredient list. Typically, pure mineral makeup contains no more than 6 ingredients. The only exception is when natural botanicals are added.

Mineral based makeup usually contains a long list of ingredients; most of them hard to pronounce.

Texture- When you compare both of these side by side, you’ll notice pure mineral makeup feels silky soft while mineral based makeup feels somewhat chalky to the touch.

Performance- The purity in real mineral makeup is what gives it long wear-ability.  Mineral based makeup will fade into the skin after a couple of hours.

So here’s my question to you.

If you’ve tried mineral makeup in the but didn’t like it because it made you break out, it clogged your pores or faded into your skin, I’m betting it was mineral based.

I’d like to challenge you today to consider giving it a go once more by trying a pure mineral makeup. I want you to truly see mineral makeup for what it is; nature’s gift to our skin. 



Your Top 4 Questions Answered

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Every day I find an email or 2 from new customers with questions on our makeup line and mineral makeup in general. I’ve noticed lately the same questions have been asked, so I thought it might be a great idea to answer them in today’s blog post; Your Top 4 Questions Answered.

Mineral makeup has been around for years. How is KmS Mineral Essentials different?

You’re right! Mineral Makeup has been around a long time, and these days you’ll find many brands to choose from.

When you compare our brand of mineral makeup to others on the market, you’ll notice ours doesn’t include  ingredients that irritate the skin. It also feel silk-like, and doesn’t look “powdery” or overdone. Our customers have also told us our formula lasts throughout the day and doesn’t fade into the skin.

I want full coverage. Can I get that with mineral makeup?

That depends. You can get great coverage with mineral makeup if you use the right brush, and by applying it in layers. You won’t get the best coverage with a fluffy Kabuki brush for example, because the bristles are spread far apart making it hard to “buff” the makeup on to your skin.

The best brush to use would be a flat brush, or a rounded hand buki brush. The bristles on these brushes are tight, and hold more foundation deep within the brush for more of a concentrated application.

Mineral makeup is build-able, which means it can be applied one layer at a time. By starting with very little product and layering it, your coverage will be better and the finish won’t end up looking like a powdery mess.

Why does some mineral makeup come in different formulas? How do I know which one to use?

Each skin type is different, and may need different things. For instance, someone with dry skin would benefit by using a formula that nourishes and locks in moisture like KmS Mineral Essentials Select Botanical Foundation and Perfecting BB Cream.  Someone with oily skin would benefit by using a formula that absorbs extra oil.

Do I really need a finishing powder?

If your skin is combination or oily, and you find you need “touch ups” to cover the shine throughout the day, a finishing powder is perfect for you. If your skin is dry or normal, you don’t really need a finishing powder. It’s all about personal preference.

Do you have a mineral makeup question you need answered? Post it below and I’ll answer as soon as I can!