3 Reasons Why Women Stop Wearing Mineral Makeup

 

Face powderYou already know using mineral makeup is one of the very best things you could ever do for your skin. You’d think just about everyone would be on the bandwagon. 

But they’re not. Have you ever wondered why?

Because working with loose mineral powder can be challenging, especially because the application process is completely different from other foundations. They aren’t getting the finish they want, and it’s leaving them frustrated.

And the reality is they’re making common mistakes that could have easily been avoided. 

If they only knew!

Maybe you’ve found yourself in the same place. Maybe you’re not getting the flawless, natural look everyone else is getting with mineral makeup. 

If so, keep reading, because we’re going to cover 3 reasons why women stop wearing mineral makeup.

Reason #1- Your makeup looks like a powder puff exploded on your face

Relax. This happens to most women when they switch to mineral makeup, but it’s also the easiest to fix!

Ask yourself these 2 questions.

a. Am I using the real deal? Grab your foundation jar right now. There should only be between 5-6 simple ingredients (unless it’s a botanical blend). If the list is longer, your makeup is mineral based; it’s not a pure mineral makeup. Mineral based makeup is made with fillers like talc and cornstarch; ingredients that leave you looking like a powdery mess. Real mineral makeup has a creamy or silky consistency which never looks powdery.

b. Am I using too much? Mineral makeup is build-able, which means you begin with very little and apply it in layers until you get the coverage you want. Beginning with little nearly guarantees you’ll never use too much!

Mistake #2- Your makeup isn’t evening out your skin tone

Any professional makeup artist will tell you, using the right application bush is key to a perfect makeup finish. If you want to even out your skin tone, you’ll want the fullest foundation coverage possible, and you won’t get that with a fluffy kabuki brush! 

If full coverage is what you’re looking for, choose an application brush with tight bristles like a hand buki or flat top brush.

Mistake #3- Your foundation is drying out your skin

There’s nothing worse than dry, flaky skin poking through your foundation.

Loose mineral makeup is applied dry, so it can, and will dry out your skin if you don’t create the right moisture balance before putting on your makeup. This simply means you need to use the right moisturizer for your specific skin type.

And, because moisturizer has a hard time penetrating through layers of dry skin it’s important to exfoliate your skin regularly to remove dead skin before using moisturizer.

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A Whole New Meaning to Beauty Sleep

There’s nothing I love more than a good night’s sleep! You too?

You probably already know at night as we sleep, our skin works to repair itself from sun damage and pollution in the environment, while creating new skin cells.

But what if those of us with problem skin could also wake up to clearer, less irritated skin?

Wake up to Clearer Skin

Great news! It’s no longer a pipe dream thanks to Intensive Mineral Night Treatment, or as we call it, a miracle in a jar! It truly gives a whole new meaning to beauty sleep!

This gentle but powerful powder works overtime as you dream to boost healing and calm hot, irritated skin with a high concentration of Zinc Oxide and the soothing Botanical, White Willow Bark Extract. 3 out of 4 of our customers with Rosacea and Acne have noticed clearer looking skin as soon as the first use. Used continuously, our Night Treatment goes one step further by preventing future breakouts.

And it couldn’t be simpler to use! You just apply 1 layer of the treatment powder to your skin after cleansing and moisturizing, then hop into bed so it can magically get to work!

Just Like Wonder Woman’s Airplane

The best part? Just like Wonder Woman’s airplane, Intensive Mineral Night Treatment is invisible so it can be worn on those days when you aren’t wearing makeup, allowing your skin to heal around the clock, 24-7! If you deal with problem skin on the daily, you’ve got to see the difference for yourself. You’ve got nothing to lose, especially with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Now, that’s a beautiful thing!

 

 

 

Itty Bitty Beauty Samples. What’s the Point?

Everyone that knows me knows I’m a makeup and beauty geek. Always have been. Always will be.

Confession: I would subscribe to magazines just for the samples inside. I know. Sad, but true.

But looking back, I remember spending a ridiculous amount of time trying to remove the foil from the sample, only to reveal 1 or 2 drops. Hardly enough to sample. So frustrating! I thought the whole idea behind samples is to give someone a chance to give the product a test drive before they commit to purchasing a full size. 

And then there’s the makeup counter. Sure, you might be able to get more samples to try. You might even get a mini makeover. But the pressure from the person behind the counter can be overwhelming at the very least. 

I remember buying products strictly out of guilt, just to get them home and hate what I bought. 

There’s got to be a better way!

Wouldn’t it be great to take as much time as we needed to sample? No pressure and plenty of product to play with? Maybe that’s too much too ask.

Or, is it?

I believe in my products so much, I’ve made this kind of sampling a reality for those interested in trying our products by creating the Clear Skin Challenge 3 years ago. 

The Challenge gives 4 lucky ladies the chance to try full size makeup and skin care products for themselves free with no strings attached. All we ask is the winners share their journey with their social media followers and give us their honest opinion of our products.

And we’re doing it again this summer!

If you’ve got acne or problem skin and have always wanted to try our products, there has never been a better time!

We’ve made it super easy to enter. All you need to do is click here, and you’ll be prompted to take a 5 minute quiz that helps us get to know you and your skin a little better.

On Friday, July 21st we’ll announce our 4 winners. We’ll be giving them a full-size kit collection of makeup and skincare products to play with for 30 days so they can see first hand for themselves the difference KmS products can make for their skin. We’ll be working closely with each of these ladies, showing them how to use their products so they can get the most out of the experience.

You could be one of these lucky ladies, but you can’t win if you don’t enter. What do you have to lose?

 

 

 

 

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.