5. Mineral Foundation Helps Provide Sun Protection
Physical sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the two minerals most commonly found in mineral makeup. While chemical sunscreen contains ingredients like Oxybenzone and Octinoxate that absorb the sun’s rays, physical sunscreen blocks the sun, deflecting UVA and UVB rays. Used in conjunction with your daily SPF, mineral makeup foundation can help defend your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. There are two types of sunscreen, physical and chemical.
4. Mineral Makeup Foundation Provides Better Coverage
Traditional cosmetics often contain talc, a bulking agent that leads to a formula that’s heavier on the skin and less pigmented. With a poorly pigmented foundation, you might find yourself layering on more and more product to get the look and coverage you want.
3. Mineral Makeup is Good for Acne-Prone Skin
Mineral makeup is good for acneic (or acne-prone) skin for the same reason mineral makeup is good for rosacea. With a non-irritating, non-comedogenic formula, mineral foundation won’t clog your pores, causing further breakouts.
2. Mineral Makeup is Good for Sensitive Skin
Minerals are non-occlusive, allowing skin to breathe and function normally without being suffocated. Dermatologists and skincare professionals often use mineral makeup to help protect their clients’ sensitive skin.
1. Mineral Makeup Foundation is Long-Wearing
Makeup artists often use mineral makeup on set because it creates a smooth, even complexion and it lasts. Michelle Radow, makeup artist of HBO’s The Brink, says, “glo minerals products are such high quality, you can feel it during the application process and see it after a 14 hour shooting day.” Wear your mineral foundation with primer to make it last even longer.
DIY MINERAL CREAM FOUNDATION
Use a pea sized amount of Ellana Minerals Primer
Use a pinch of Powder Mineral Foundation
Mix on your forehand
Apply on your face