Mineral Makeup may not be new on the market, but it is one of the unsung heroes of the cosmetics industry. Traditionally a powder-based formulation, it now comes in liquid form, primers and even lip products. They are natural formulations free from chemicals and potentially irritating ingredients. As a result, they are great for all skin types, especially sensitive and break-out prone.
Two ingredients commonly found in mineral makeup include Zinc and Titanium Oxide. These can help to reduce inflammation and protect your skin against sun damage. This makes it a great foundation choice for the spring and summer when the sun starts to shine and our skin requires extra protection and something a little lighter in texture!
The Best Mineral Makeup Products
This tinted moisturiser is great for sensitive skin types as it is paraben, silicone, oil and fragrance free. The lightweight and creamy texture blends seamlessly into the skin to give you a flawless and radiant complexion. Infused with Marine Botanicals, the gel-cream helps to hydrate the skin; making it a great choice to use if you want to try something more moisturising than foundation.
We love the Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick, which is not only highly pigmented, but incredibly hydrating. Infused with Vitamins C and E, the lipstick works to nourish and protect your lips to keep them smooth, soft and well moisturised. We especially love the colour Catwalk, which is perfect for spring and summer!
Don't forget to keep your skin protected from UV rays and environmental damage with this gorgeous mineral sunscreen from Omorovicza. With an SPF 30, it is also infused with Zinc and Titanium Dioxide, which help to stop the suns rays from penetrating the skins cells. We love to use this as a primer before applying foundation so we know our skin is protected no matter the weather.
This mineral blush from Inika is a gorgeous shade of peachy rose for spring. The formula is free from oil, fragrance, preservatives and talc; making it a great choice for anyone who has sensitive or breakout-prone skin. To apply, simply swirl the brush into the blush, tap off any excess product and apply the apples of your cheeks for a beautiful rosy glow.
This protecting powder from Glo Minerals not only contains SPF 30 to help keep your skin protected from UV rays, but it's also a great finishing powder to set your foundation and keep your skin healthy and shine-free throughout the day. It also helps to give your skin a dewy finish so your complexion looks radiant.
Jane Iredale is a member of the Leaping Bunny Programme, which means that none of its products or ingredients are tested on animals! This bronzing quad is made up of 4 colours which can be swirled together to give a gorgeous glow to the skin without looking orange. Simply build up to your desired shade and apply just below the cheekbones to contour. You can also use each individual shade on its own to highlight certain areas such as underneath your brows.
Infused with natural minerals, this gorgeous mascara helps to add volume, length and definition to each lash. Certified Vegan, and containing no toxic or irritating ingredients, it's a great choice for anyone who has sensitive eyes and skin. Simply curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, and comb through the mascara to give your eyelashes depth of colour and volume.
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