I’ve carried a real estate license since 2005. That surprises most people, maybe because I’ve never bought or sold a house in my life as a Realtor. The only reason I have it is because of my background in Property Management.
So, I just realized in order to keep my license, I have to complete 18 hours of continuing education. No big deal, right? The catch is, it has to be done by the end of October of THIS year.
I looked through my course options and soon realized I already knew the subject material on each topic, and this would be more like a refresher course. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with natural beauty? Nothing really, other than the fact I sometimes forget our customers need a refresher course on mineral makeup every now and again. And just like real estate rules can sometimes change when needs change, mineral makeup rules can change when our skin’s needs change.
In today’s post, I’m going to share 5 of the top 10 questions I get asked most from our customers.
QUESTION 1- If loose mineral makeup is powder, Won’t it dry out my skin?
Because loose mineral makeup powder is applied dry, it can dry out the skin, which is why it’s important to always use a moisturizer first, no matter your skin type.
QUESTION 2- What’s the difference between a pure mineral makeup and a mineral based makeup?
Pure mineral makeup is made of 100% pure minerals; the only ingredients needed to create mineral makeup. Pure mineral makeup also has a very small list of ingredients. Mineral Based makeup contains many of the same minerals found in mineral makeup, but also includes “fillers” like cornstarch and talc that in a sense “dilutes” the makeup affecting its performance and many times causes irritation to the skin. Mineral based makeup contains a long list of ingredients and unfortunately outnumbers pure mineral makeup by 5 to 1.
QUESTION 3- How is KmS Mineral Essentials Mineral Makeup different than Bare Minerals?
Although our mineral makeup is just as pure as Bare Minerals, there are really 2 differences. Bare Minerals contains a mineral ingredient called Bismuth Oxychloride. While this ingredient doesn’t affect everyone, it does cause skin irritation to many women, even those without sensitive skin. Those women sensitive to this ingredient experience intense itching and sometimes burning skin.
KmS Mineral Makeup is a great alternative for those looking for mineral makeup without this ingredient. KmS also contains Kaolin Clay, a natural mineral with incredible oil absorbing properties which not only keeps oil at bay, but results in 12 hour wear that never fades into the skin.
QUESTION 4 – Is Mineral Makeup waterproof?
Pure mineral makeup is water resistant, meaning it repels water and perspiration, and will stay put until it’s rubbed or washed off. Mineral based makeup may be resistant to a point, but will eventually appear to melt. The best way to test and see if your makeup is water resistant is to add a pinch of the makeup to a glass of water. If it lays on top, it’s resistant, and if it sinks, it’s not.
QUESTION 5- What is the shelf life for Mineral Makeup?
Pure mineral makeup has an unlimited shelf life if unopened. Once opened, it will cotinue to have an unlimited shelf life as long as moisture (water or perspirtaion) is not added and it isn’t continuously contaminated by an unclean brush.
So that’s the top 5! Check back next week for 5 more questions I find most often in my email.
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