Mineral Make-up has been around long enough now that just about everybody has heard of it. There are an uncountable number of products that are marketed as mineral make-up. There are not, however, that many lines which are truly natural mineral lines.
Here are a few of the reasons I love this line:
- Cruelty Free throughout the entire manufacturing process with no third party testing
- Broad spectrum sun protection
- Pure mineral pigments
- No talc, No fillers
- Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval
- Natural preservative
- No parabens
- No nano sized particles
- No synthetic dyes
- Buildable coverage
- Multiple formulas of foundation
- Broad range of colors for color matching
For those of us who like to wear make-up every day it is reassuring to know the products that sit on our skin all day are not bad for our health and can actually have skin benefits. The additional sun protection is very beneficial. The Jane Iredale™ line has a product called Powder Me SPF™ which I always keep in my car for sun protection touch up. Because it is a powder it can be kept in the car and not break down like a liquid sunscreen would when the temperatures soar. (a real problem in Texas)
There are numerous “star” products in this line and we all have our personal favorites. The following are a few of mine:-)
The Daytime Eye Shadow Kit
This is a versatile eye shadow kit as it has basic neutrals that can create a natural every day look or be used to create a more dramatic look using the darker shades in the palette. All of the colors are matte so there is not an issue with accentuating skin texture issues of the upper lid with iridescence. Additionally, The darker shades can be used with a liner brush to line the eyes.
Dream Tint is a tinted moisturizer for every day light to medium coverage. It sets nicely, diffuses light, hydrates and has SPF 15. It is perfect for the days when you do not want a fuller coverage. Dream Tint, mascara and out the door!
Glow Time™ and Smooth Affair®
Glow Time™ and Smooth Affair® are products that I like to use for more full coverage. I use them together as the Glow Time™ alone can feel too heavy. This combination provides amazing coverage and lasts all day. The Glow Time™ contains beneficial skin ingredients including grapefruit extract, apple extract and bitter orange. The titanium particles create a luminous finish.
Just Kissed® is a cool product. It looks unpigmented but once applied it adjusts to your pH and creates a customized, natural looking tint. This product can be used on the lips, cheeks and eye lids. It hydrates with olive and avocado oils. On days that I do not want to spend a lot of time getting ready I find this product is a great option.
Since it is well established that the sun is not good for us in any kind of excess it has become common for people to self tan. I like Tantasia® for adding some color (especially to my pale legs) to look like I have had a little sun. (without the damage of actually having UVA/UVB exposure) This product goes on smoothly with a gel like texture and has a pleasant citrus scent. There is a little of that self tanner smell as the color develops but is honestly not as strong smelling as other self tanners I have used. Develops in to a natural (not orangey) color:-)
Purepressed® Mineral Foundation
I have had a pan of Radiant in my make-up bag since I can remember. It is a great foundation with buildable coverage. I often wear it alone or on top of Dream Tint®. I have used numerous Radiant powders down to the pan. Favorite:-)
That is a quick synopsis of mineral makeup:-) If you have ever wondered about it I hope this helps!
Have a great week-end! Austin City Limits for me with my dear friend Elspeth and her daughter Julia! 95 degrees and sunny so I will have my sunscreen and a big hat on!