Top 5 Best Mineral Makeup | 2018 Reviews
It’s almost impossible to ignore the drumbeat against makeup containing parabens, nasty chemicals, artificial colors and fragrances – and if you’re smart, you’ve paid attention to all of the criticism of these products. Our mothers and grandmothers used makeup with all kinds of “bad” stuff in it, of course; even though mineral makeup has been sold for decades, it wasn’t common or easily found unlike eye creams and foundations.
We’re more fortunate today, as there is an enormous selection of mineral makeup to choose from. And it’s not just worth considering for the “healthy skin” benefits of going natural. These formulations are game-changers for those who have sensitive skin since natural minerals don’t cause irritation the way traditional makeup often does. They’re even more of a revelation for sufferers of adult acne because the minerals are non-comedogenic, which means they don’t clog pores, a major factor in the proliferation of acne. They are also a good natural sunblock and are so gentle you won’t have a problem if you’re so tired that you fall into bed without taking your makeup off.
Mineral makeup is produced by grinding and milling common minerals like zinc oxide, iron oxide or titanium dioxide and including them in the product. The end result is a foundation or other product which doesn’t irritate the skin but looks just as good as the makeup you’re probably using now; in fact many people believe there’s an extra glow to their face after using mineral formulations. It usually has to be applied more often because it doesn’t have the normal chemical binding ingredients, but that’s a small trade-off.
Many of the big brands have hopped on the bandwagon by offering mineral-based foundations, and some companies have complete lines of mineral-based products. Naturally, some are better than others. Which are the best? Keep reading for our top 5 best mineral makeup reviews.
You may also check out our Best Mineral Make-up Buying Guide here.
Quick Comparison Table
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Get Started Complexion Kit
IQ Natural 12pc XL Minerals Makeup Set
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Light
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals A Foundation
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