5 Reasons Why Mineral Makeup Will Never Work



I’ve written many posts over the years about the benefits of mineral makeup and why more women should really consider it. But, it’s not the right choice for everyone. Here’s 5 reasons why:

1. You want a quickie (no, not that one!)

When working with a new customer, I always begin with the phrase, “mineral makeup is a process.” What I mean by that is it takes some getting used to. It may not seem as easy to apply (at least at first) as the the makeup you’ve been wearing for years. 

Like trying anything new or challenging, you’ve got to give yourself time to adjust to the change.

2. You think mineral makeup will totally dry out your skin

No matter your skin type, it’s really important to find the perfect moisture balance to your skin before applying mineral makeup. Because you apply loose mineral makeup dry, it’s possible to further dry out the skin if your skin isn’t properly moisturized. This means you need to stick to skincare products that treat the specific needs of your skin especially if it’s dry. Once you’ve found that regimen, you’ve found your balance.

3. You think mineral makeup doesn’t cover well

Part of the mineral makeup “process” is understanding what you need to do to get the foundation coverage you want. It’s not just the makeup itself, it’s the brush you use to apply it with.

There are many different types of brushes, and whichever one you choose will determine the amount of coverage you get. For example, if you want to get the best possible foundation coverage, you must use a flat or hand buki brush. The bristles of both of these brushes are designed closer together which packs the product tight for a more concentrated application.

4. You think all mineral makeup is the same

The biggest misconception about mineral makeup is they all contain the same ingredients. Truth be told, there are 2 types of mineral makeup; pure mineral and mineral based makeup. Pure mineral makeup most often contains 5-7 simple, natural ingredients and maybe 2-3 more if the formula includes botanicals. And although mineral based ingredients include some minerals, it also contains fillers like talc and cornstarch, which doesn’t benefit the skin in the least; it simply fills the jar.

5. You think mineral makeup won’t last as long as you do

This is true if you use mineral based makeup. It’s the fillers that allow the makeup to fade into the skin after a couple of hours. Pure mineral makeup on the other hand can definitely go the distance, even in humid weather and during your workout.

Did any of the reasons above keep you from giving mineral makeup another go? Get the conversation started by sharing your story below.


4 Ways That Guarantee The Best Mineral Makeup Coverage

There are many misconceptions about mineral makeup, but the biggest is it doesn’t cover very well.

I disagree.

It’s totally possible get great coverage, but here’s the thing. You must be committed to putting the time in, use the right tools to get it and most of all DONT RUSH.

Today, I’m going to share with you the 3 ways that guarantee the best mineral makeup coverage.

Be Realistic

You must accept you’ll never be able to throw on your foundation and go and get great coverage at the same time. There is no quick fix to looking like you have a great complexion. And if getting the best coverage is really important to you, you have to be committed to doing whatever it takes to get it.

Use the Real Deal

Mineral makeup isn’t all the same. About 80% of products marketed as “mineral makeup” is only mineral based. 

So, what’s the difference?

Real mineral makeup like KmS Mineral Essentials Loose Foundation contains 100% pure minerals, nothing less. True mineral makeup is build-able, meaning it can be applied in layers. The more layers, the better the coverage.

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A pure mineral makeup is water and sweat resistant, so the coverage lasts all day and never fades into the skin.

Although a mineral based makeup contains minerals, it’s mostly made up of fillers like cornstarch and talc which only benefit is to fill the jar. You’ll typically find the minerals this makeup does have at the end of a very long ingredient list which means there is very little there.

Very little minerals means very poor coverage.

The fillers in a mineral based makeup make it impossible to layer and are what makes the makeup fade into the skin after wearing it just a few hours.

Add a couple of friends to your foundation

If you have quite a bit to cover to even out your complexion you may find foundation alone is not enough. One is the loneliest number after all, right? mineral foundation application brush

Just like our friends bring out the very best in us, a couple of friends for our foundation can do the very same.

A good concealer or corrector is the perfect BFF for your foundation because it can completely cover imperfections and neutralize any unnatural color to the skin from brown sun spots to the redness of blemishes.

Any makeup artist will tell you the key to the perfect foundation finish and coverage is all in the tools you use.

You’ll want to choose an Application Face Brush or Hand Buki instead of a regular Kabuki brush when applying your foundation. The bristles on both the application and hand buki brushes are very close together which can grab more foundation at one time allowing you to get better coverage quickly and easily.

Perfect these 2 techniques 

Earlier, you learned you can’t rush good coverage. The reason for this is because you’ll need to master a couple of techniques. It may sound a little complicated, but it’s really rather simple.

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When you apply your concealer don’t swipe or wipe it on, press or “dab” the brush directly on top of the area you want to cover. Why? Because when you wipe or swipe you’re actually thinning and removing the product at the same time you’re applying it. You’ll end up putting even more concealer on making the finish look anything but natural.

When you apply your concealer by pressing, the product stays put so you’ll use much less.

Finally, you’ll want to blend the concealer at the outer edge, not directly on top. No need for a brush, your ring finger is perfect for the job. You’ll know you’ve perfected your blend if your foundation finish looks even and natural looking.

So I want to hear from you. Do you agree or disagree? Let me know below and also share a couple of ways you get the best coverage with mineral makeup.