Your Top 10 KmS Mineral Essentials Questions Answered Part I

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. 

goddess bronzer kms mineral essentialsQUESTION 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.

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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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Why We Always End Up With Products That Don’t Work


I know all about your secret.

That’s right girl, I know all about your bag and/or drawer full of makeup that you know you’ll never wear. Hey, we all have one of those. If you read one of my posts from a couple of weeks back (Confessions of a Makeup Hoarder), you know all about my secret closet!

So the question is, why do we have so much stuff we’re not even using? 

I think we get sucked in with all the mass ads on television and in magazine, trying to convince us that a particular product is “just perfect” for us. And when they use Halle Berry to do it, I don’t know about you, but I grab my wallet. Besides, if it looks that great on Halle, it’s got to look just as good on me. 

So what do we do? We head to the store (or computer) and buy it before trying it. 

When we buy a car, we’d never dream of buying it before taking it for a test drive, right? So why do we buy this stuff without trying it first? Because most often, there’s no way to do it without paying for it first, and let’s face it; those little samples in the magazines aren’t worth diddly. 

I realize that buying a product without trying it is probably no biggie for someone that doesn’t battle with problem or sensitive skin, but for those of us that do, It means everything! I think about the thousands of women that haven’t yet heard about our clear skin makeup. I just know if they got a chance to try it, they’d see for themselves the real difference it can make in clearing up their skin.

That’s where the Clear Skin Makeup Challenge comes in. It gives women who’ve been wanting to take our products out for a real test drive the chance to do it free. Maybe you’re one of those women?

Here’s the deal: We’ll be giving 5 lucky ladies the chance to use our 6 piece Discover Mineral Makeup Kit free. All we ask for in return is their honest opinion of our products after using them for 30 days.

Interested? It’s easy to register for your chance to try our Discover Kit! Click here to enter by June 30th, 2015. Once we receive you’re entry, we’ll send you a link to take a quick survey and let you tell us why you think you’d be the perfect candidate for our Clear Skin Challenge. To get complete details on the challenge, click here

And, if you know of someone that might be interested in the Clear Skin Challenge, go ahead and share this post. They’ll thank you for it!

Got questions?  Post them below.  

Have a great week!


Signature Blend Foundation: This Changes Everything!

Signature Blend Foundation by KmS Mineral EssentialsIntroducing an Industry First!

KmS Mineral Essentials Cosmetics sets itself apart by offering exceptional personalized customer service to their clients as well as showcasing unique skin care and cosmetics. Their newest debut product is no exception! Introducing, Signature Blend Foundation, a product that takes the concept of custom blend to a whole new level.  

Perfect Shade Match Guaranteed!

KmS understands women were created with many different skin shades, and most find themselves limited to a small number of foundation shade options. The latest statistics prove that 2 out of 4 women are unhappy with their foundation brand’s performance, but continue using it because the shade matches their skin tone perfectly. Signature Blend Foundation was created to change that! This revolutionary product pairs the amazing KmS foundation formula with shade specifications provided by each individual, resulting in a personalized recipe unique to the customer!

How it Works

Each customer contacts KmS Mineral Essentials and provides the brand and shade name of the foundation they need duplicated as well as their preference for a loose or liquid blend. KmS provides a pre-paid shipping label the customer can use to send a shade sample. The KmS Mineral Essentials beauty team will hand blend an identical foundation shade. Once the shade has been matched, the beauty team will send a generous sample to the customer for final approval. Once the sample has been approved by the customer, KmS will provide a code specific to the recipe. When the customer is ready to order their signature blend, they will simply enter this code in the box provided on the product page.

Signature Blend Foundation is available exclusively through KmS Mineral Essentials Cosmetics. For more information on Signature Blend and other great product offerings from KmS Mineral Essentials, please visit Are you ready to create your signature foundation? Contact KmS Mineral Essentials at