What are mineral cosmetics in particular?
Generally speaking, mineral cosmetics are composed of healing minerals such as zinc oxide, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, potassium, calcium and silica. In most cases, these minerals are available in a powder-like form. What is more, these cosmetics have anti-bacterial features, do not irritate, provide even camouflage, create perfect makeup finish and are good at reducing excess of sebum. Moreover, mineral products protect skin from solar radiation and have long expiration date.
Application of mineral cosmetics.
In order to apply mineral cosmetics, you should use brushes of dense bristle that are cut at angle. It is also suggested to use brushes made of soft bristle. Actually, there are two basic rules on how to apply mineral cosmetics. The first of them favours the conviction: the less, the better. The second one concerns the manner of the product’s dosage. In short, it can be summed up to four words: scatter, mix, shake off, apply.
Begin with cleansing and moisturizing your face. When a face cream gets absorbed, apply the first mineral cosmetic. Scatter a little bit of the product on the inner side of the lid. Gather it on the brush. Shake off the excess of the cosmetic. Next, apply it on the face using circular movements. Obviously, the level of camouflage depends on the amount and thickness of the layer of the cosmetic. Mineral powder can be applied both ways, dry and wet (damp the brush). You can also mix the powder with a face cream. When it comes to eyeshadows, you can follow the rule number two. Use only small amount of the cosmetic. Mind you, mineral eyeshadows are highly pigmented. Actually, this kind of a cosmetic can be applied wet as well. Mineral eyeliner should be applied by drawing a thin layer on the eyelid. Gradually make the line thicker. The width of the line depends on the effect you would like to obtain. Blusher and bronzers should be applied in modest amounts as well. Coat your lips with a transparent lipgloss mixed with a blusher.
Makeup done with the use of mineral cosmetics is fairly easy to apply. It will make you look not only pretty but also natural.