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Mineral Make-ups Rock!

Mineral Make-ups Rock!

Cosmetics made from ground-up rocks? Surprise: Mineral-based colors are one of the hottest trends in natural beauty care. With color derived from powdered Earth-sourced materials–blue comes from Mexican lapis; orange comes from Arizona mudstone–mineral make-up sits on the skin’s surface, so it won’t clog pores. Plus, people who switch from conventional makeup to minerals often find that problems like acne and rosacea disappear, thanks to minerals’ anti-inflammatory and cooling properties.

How to choose a mineral make-up: Look for products with oil bases derived from plants and flowers, as well as coloring agents such as iron oxide, manganese, and chromium oxide. Avoid fillers such as talc–a potential carcinogen often used in powdered cosmetics–and remember that even natural additives like mica and bismuth oxychloride can aggravate sensitive skin. For your lips, read ingredient lists for hydrating plant bases, such as olive oil, jojoba, and shea butter.

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By Dana Sullivan, Delicious Living

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9:59PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

I love the mineral makeup, as well as my daughter's. Other makeups tend to make us break out, these do not. Even though it is a little more than we would like to spend, we are not spending extra on acne medicines. So in the long run, for us, we safe money.

7:06PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

The face powder is good, just expensive.

9:48AM PST on Nov 17, 2012


12:15AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

I absolutely love mineral makeup. Not only is it good for the environment and me, it also looks a lot better

3:46AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011


8:13AM PDT on May 17, 2011

I love mineral makeup. It always looks light and natural!

4:02AM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

I use Avon. Bare Minerals is too expensive. Go to They have some good alternatives.

1:25PM PST on Mar 10, 2011

I have been selling Mary Kay products for years, and i can honestly say"It has done wonders for my skin".This is one product i gladly sell and promote everyday.

2:06PM PST on Mar 3, 2011

i used to be able to wear any sort of make up. the last 10 years, my skin has become soo sensitve that it breaks out or i get a rash. i love mineral make up, no allergic reaction at all!!

10:25AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

another twenty points for the animals ...

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