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.

 

 

Getting The Most Out of Your Mineral Makeup

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I love, love, love makeup products that multi-task!

Know what? Mineral makeup is one of them! Today we’re going to talk about getting the most out of your mineral makeup and saving a little counter space to boot!

Going Beyond Foundation

If you’re a makeup minimalist, you’ve probably looked into tinted moisturizer and BB Creams. These are great products, but, they limit you to very few shade choices.

If finding the right foundation shade has always been a challenge for you like it is for me, you’ll be thrilled to know how easy it is to make your own tinted moisturizer. It’s easier than you think! All you need to do is add 1/8 teaspoon of your loose mineral foundation to your favorite moisturizer. Prefer more coverage? Try adding a little more!

Three Products In One!  

When used in different ways, your loose mineral foundation can be used as a concealer and finishing powder. Using a concealer brush, apply your foundation by pressing the product right on top of your blemishes, brown spots or whatever it is you’d like to cover before, then follow by applying your foundation as you usually do.

Once you finish applying your foundation, take a large powder or kabuki brush and lightly dust your face with a very light layer of foundation, just as you would a finishing powder. And if it looks a little too chalky or powdery, swipe a clean kabuki brush over the entire face, especially around the areas where extra product likes to hide like around the nose, brows and ears.

One Stop Shop

If simplicity is your thing, you’ll love this next tip!

Why not try this the next time you enjoy a weekend getaway? Use your blush as a shadow! Pinks, corals and neutral colors work very well together, so using them as both a face color and shadow not only makes sense, it saves you time, space, and a little money too!

And lastly, don’t forget your favorite shadow can also double as a great eye liner. Prefer liquid liners? Kick up the intensity by adding a drop or two of water to your shadow and apply with a liner brush. 

Tell us how you multi-task with your mineral makeup in the comments below.

 

5 Makeup Tips For the Girl That Wears Glasses

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Makeup tips are everywhere, but, do they apply to everyone?

Not always. Especially if you wear glasses.

If you’re one of those ladies, this post is for you, because we’re going to tackle the “do’s” and don’ts” of makeup for the glasses wearer.

Don’t Wear More

Many women think because their face “hides” behind a pair of glasses, they need to wear more of it. That would be a no. Glasses are a lot like a magnifying glass when you’re on the other side looking in which makes a little more makeup  look like a lot more!

Do Skip Some Mascara

Nothing makes the eyes “pop” like a couple coats of mascara. But when you wear glasses, your eyes seem to pop more when you apply your mascara on the top lashes only.

Do Skip the Falsies

If you’re thinking about getting the popular lash extensions, you may want to think twice. Many will be too long for glasses wearers, and will only rub on the inside of the lenses

Do Lighten the Area Underneath Your Eyes

The area underneath your eyes also covered by a portion of your glasses can appear like a dark shadow. Be sure to use a concealer or eye brightener 1 to 1/2 shades lighter than your foundation on this area to erase the shadow.

Do  Use the Right Skincare Products

Ok, so you’re wondering what the heck skin care  has to do with makeup tips?

If you have combination or oily skin and you wear glasses, be sure you’re using the right products for your skin type; especially cleanser. Why? When your nose is oily, your glasses will be playing an unnecessary game of Slip and Slide, and that game belongs outside, not on your nose.

Do you wear glasses and have your own tried and true makeup tips? Let’ chat! Share your ideas in the comments below.

 

How to Erase Under Eye Circles Like a Pro

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Under-eye circles. Just like a bad boyfriend, they seem impossible to get rid of. 

And if you find a way to cover them, it can be very difficult to conceal them without looking overdone, or worse yet, looking much older than you are. Yikes!

The good news is, under eye circles can be managed when using the right product and technique to get the job done. Today we’re going to talk about the do’s
and don’ts when applying concealer to erase these pesky circles.

DO use a yellow based concealer such as KmS Mineral Essentials Rested Concealer or Vanish Under Eye Concealer. The yellow completely neutralizes dark circles.

DO take your time when applying your concealer. Nothing good ever comes from rushing.

DO apply concealer in the inner corner first before applying underneath the entire eye. It may be all you need to remove the shadow.

DO apply your eye makeup before your under eye concealer. This prevents shadow fallout that may land under the eyes making them appear darker.

DO try to stay with “like” products. For example, if you use powder foundation, use powder or cream-to-powder concealer, and if using a liquid foundation, use a cream or liquid concealer. Mixing powders with liquids and creams can easily make a mess not to mention accentuates any fine lines or wrinkles.

When applying concealer, DON’T wipe or swipe. Doing this wastes product because you end up removing more than you’re applying.

DO apply by pressing or “dabbing” concealer directly over the circles, then blend at the edges.

DON’T use too much concealer. Begin with very little. Believe it or not, less is more, especially if you need to apply more than one layer of makeup.

If you’re over the age of 40, DO use a clean ring finger instead of a brush to apply your concealer. Your ring finger is the weakest of your fingers which guarantees you’ll be using less.

DON’T forget to religiously use an eye cream with caffeine such as KmS Skin Essentials Java Eye Cream to reduce swelling that can sometimes cause dark circles.

DO get treated for your allergies (if you have them) and get plenty of rest which may prevent these nasty circles from rearing their ugly head in the first place. 

So how do you cover your circles? Please share below or post any questions you may have. Be sure to keep an eye out for a demonstration video on this topic in the weeks to come.