Liquid makeup is so yesterday. These days, women the world over are wearing the new "hot" product - mineral makeup.
Those who haven't converted, however, might be unclear on the concept. What's all the fuss about anyway? Isn't putting minerals on your face a bit odd?
Mineral cosmetics and makeup is hot for a reason. There are many benefits to using this natural product on your skin, which we'll outline here.
First, many women are attracted to the all-natural quality of mineral makeup. The makeup is composed of minerals that are extracted from the earth. They are first pulverized into a powered form; they are also sterilized so they are safe to use.
The makeup is a combination of zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and micronized minerals. There are no chemicals (which is a common cause of irritation and inflammation in the skin). Mineral makeup also naturally contains iron.
Unlike many liquid makeup types, mineral makeup contains no talc, perfumes or dyes.
This natural element is one of the main reasons that women are attracted to mineral makeup. It's one more way to bring the natural in and leave the chemicals out.
One of the top reasons women give for wearing mineral cosmetics is the look they get from the makeup. Specifically, mineral makeup is soft, and provides the skin with a natural glow.
Rarely will women who use mineral makeup get a heavy, overdone look to their skin. Often, it appears they aren't wearing makeup at all. Because the makeup is so light and airy, it also feels like nothing is on the skin.
Women concerned about their skin are also attracted to mineral makeup because its natural state ensures that it doesn't clog pores or dry skin out.
Unlike liquid makeup, natural makeup and cosmetics is suitable for all skin types. You don't have to shop for the "oily" skin makeup, or the makeup that's best for dry skin. Mineral makeup is naturally the best makeup for all skin types.
Applying mineral and natural makeup is generally easier than applying liquid makeup. There is no line of demarcation to worry about and applying the makeup is as simple as applying the makeup to a brush and applying to the face.
Many women like that they can mix a few shades to get the perfect shade for their skin. And if it's summer, they can add a slightly darker makeup to the mix and get the right shade, while in winter, they can keep it lighter, all without having to change makeup for the seasons.
Finally, using natural makeup can provide long-term benefits to the wearer. Many people believe that mineral makeup is naturally better for the skin than other kinds of makeup, so it's believed that your skin will have fewer problems with dryness, oiliness or other irritations.
Most mineral cosmetic makeup brands also have a natural SPF, so your skin is also provided from both UVB and UVA rays.
There are many benefits to using mineral makeup beyond looking pretty.