Mineral Makeup

Makeup created from natural minerals is the newest fad these days, but this is something that has been around for a while. The ancient men and women were the first ones to use natural colors as adornment on their faces and bodies.

Now that the methods of production are more advanced, makeup started becoming unnatural and filled with chemicals, some of which are even carcinogenic.  Mineral makeup is an effort to return to the natural ingredients, using minerals that occur on the earth. These are ground into powders and are used as base for the cosmetics.

There are many companies that have their own lines of mineral makeup: BareMinerals, Sephora, Jane Iredale, and many more. They each have their own specially formulated base but the composition is almost the same for all thesebrands. They sell for different prices depending on the label they are sold 
under. You can read Bare Minerals reviews as well as reviews of other mineral makeup brands online.

All mineral makeups have the same base for the most part; they differ in the pigments, dyes, and extra minerals added in them. A lot of people are making the switch to mineral makeup because they are becoming more aware of the hazards of chemicals. This kind of makeup is a great change from the carcinogens that we take in on a daily basis.

The trend these days is towards being more healthy and avoiding products that harm our bodies and even our environments. This explains why makeup from minerals is becoming such a hit. If you ask dermatologists whether this kind of makeup is better than the traditional ones, they will tell you that even they themselves are using this. This is something that should give you confidence if you are weighing whether to make the switch or not.

The mineral makeup revolution supposedly happened in the mid 1970s. Producers started making cosmetics from minerals coming solely from the earth. They did not use any of the preservatives, dyes, and chemicals that most cosmetics come  with. Thirty years after, the mineral makeup market started to boom.

There are plenty of forms and brands that sell mineral makeup. Usually the prices are between $10 and $50. The most-purchased kinds are blushes and foundations. There are also other types of makeup such as Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick and other lip gloss types.

But some people say that just because something is natural does not mean that it is always better. As with anything else, the opinions on mineral makeup vary.  You, as the consumer, should take time to research about it and decide on your  own whether to make the change or not.

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5/31/2012 09:24:38 pm

Great info, thx

7/16/2012 08:50:32 am

THX for info


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