The Beauty of Mineral Makeup
"People are surprised that it's so feathery," she said, adding that it should be used with a moisturizer underneath.
Other natural ingredients found in mineral brands include sparkly mica and malachite to offset fine lines, bismuth oxide for shine, and iron oxide for color.
"It's wonderfully light and doesn't clog pores," said Werner. "We use it to cover bruising and redness, but you can use it as everyday makeup. It gives fabulous post-laser coverage."
Not everyone thinks mineral makeup is monumental. Cosmetic expert Paula Begoun, author of Don't Go to the Cosmetic Counter Without Me (Beginning Press, 2003), has said she thinks mineral makeup is messy and can look powdery and dry on the skin.
But there seems to be no stopping the mineral makeup juggernaut.
Even nonmedical clients are gravitating toward mineral makeup, saidShannyn Pareo, manager of the Fountain of Youth Day Spa at AlbuquerqueDermatology Associates.
"We prefer it for everyone over regular makeup," said Pareo, who uses the Colorescience and Jane Iredale lines.
Traditional beauty salons and health clubs are also incorporating mineral makeup into their routines.
Melissa Hernandez, owner of the Full Circle Wellness Center,said she loves the fact that mineral makeup satisfies the"cruelty-free" requirements of people who don't want any kind of animalproducts on their skin.
Her center, which offers acupuncture, Pilates and other healthservices, offers clients the whole range of Jane Iredale products.
Even customers who don't care about what's in the makeup love mineral makeup's luminescent look, said Hernandez.
"People are just coming in off the street asking for it," she said. "It pretty much sells itself."
Source: Albuquerque Journal. Powered by Yellowbrix.