Friday, 9 January 2009

Q&A - What is Mineral Make Up?

Reader asks: "I keep hearing about mineral make up and some of the big brands seem to be advertising it. I don't understand what the difference is; can you explain?"

The Style PA: Mineral make up is coloured by pigment from natural minerals that can be found in the earth such as zinc and titanium oxide. In theory it does not dry out the skin in the same way as other cosmetics can. It has also been shown to last longer on the skin but brands do vary and, as ever, you do get what you pay for. Mineral based powders are probably most common, but minerals are also being used for eyeshadows, lip colour and mascara too.

Here is what my fellow bloggers have to say about mineral make up:

Latest Beauty Secrets
" I use Bare Escentuals and afterglow mainly. I suffer from M.E. and have to be careful of the cosmetics I use because of drug interaction. They are lighter to wear with easy application.

Get Smart Women
" I really do love mineral makeup and use Bare Minerals. It works well for me. I Honestly wouldn't use anything else now. "

College Fashion

I love Bare Escentuals foundation - it covers everything, is good for your skin & looks totally natural."

Useful Links:
Bare Escentuals
Afterglow Cosmetics
Bare Minerals
Max Factor
Mac Cosmetics
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