Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Three P's to Perfect Mineral Makeup Application

I have written several Squidoo Lenses and am so proud and love each and every one! For anyone not familiar with Squidoo, please be sure to refer back to my blog post:
My Love Affair with Squidoo

I did so much research making sure they were interesting, enjoyable, very informative - and most of all, accurate. And I think one of them has some information that bears repeating here. It’s from my lens
Troubleshooting: Mineral Makeup Application Hints, Tips & Tricks”.
Check out the righthand sidebar for links to some of my other lenses.

It’s my Three P’s to perfect mineral makeup application.

Anyone who’s tried mineral makeup has experienced, at one time or another, some kind of issue: flaking, ashy-ness, uneven-ness, etc. And so many women experience a problem on their first try and give it up, thinking it’s just not for them. But mineral makeup is so good for your skin, just the thought of even one woman abandoning it due to an issue that can easily be solved bothers me. I honestly feel that, because I formulate and sell mineral cosmetics, it’s my job - my duty - to do everything I can to help inform and educate women so that they can feel confident trying it - and hopefully learn to love mineral makeup.

And so, I advise that an extra few minutes spent a day following these steps can help resolve so many mineral makeup issues.

And here they are:

The Three P's to Perfect Mineral Makeup Application Every Time:

Step 1. Prime the Skin
Cleansing and exfoliating are the basics of most daily skin care regimens and are very important steps to great mineral makeup application. Wash the skin with a gentle cleanser to remove surface skin oils, dirt and debris. Exfoliation aids in the removal of dead skin cells and can be done as simply as:
  • gently scrubbing with a cotton washcloth
  • naturally by using a bit of honey mixed with brown sugar and smoothing over the skin
  • using an over-the-counter brand name product
Be sure to search out products that are targeted toward your skin type.

Step 2. Prepare the Skin.
The most fundamental step in applying mineral makeup is prepping the skin. It's crucial to moisturize prior to application. Why? Because most mineral cosmetics contain no hydrating properties and naturally absorb moisture from the skin (especially surface skin oils - which is good!). Moisturizer will help keep minerals from looking dry & flaky on the skin. Even if you have oily skin, this step is still important - try an oil-free moisturizer or one made specifically for oily skin. And be absolutely certain your moisturizer is completely absorbed before applying your minerals.

Step 3. Practice!
Very few people get things right the first time out - and as they say, practice makes perfect. Play with your minerals! Practice your technique over and over, try different application methods and discover what works best for you. Some women achieve perfection by applying their mineral foundation with a brush, others are successful using a flocked sponge. Some women prefer to apply their eyeshadows dry, while other love the look they get with ‘foiling‘ - applying their mineral eye colors wet. Just like with anything else, the more times you do it, the easier it will become and the faster you'll be able to apply your minerals every day.

If you’ve tried mineral makeup and thought it wasn’t for you, please give it another shot! I’ll even send you 5 Bellissima Mineral Makeup Samples - totally Free of Charge - to do just that!
Just visit
http://www.bellissimamineralmakeup.com/, go to the Contact Us Page and fill out the form. We promise to protect your privacy and never spam you.

And then let me know if you’ve tried the Three P’s - and if it’s made a difference in your application.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has any other suggestions or tips for applying mineral makeup, too!

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