Women lead an active life nowadays. They have moved from the hearth to the outside world and work in offices, factories or just do their own thing. However, they aspire to look good and are always on the lookout for makeup products that can cover their flaws. Bare minerals fulfil this need.
The products are made of crushed minerals with no additives. The main ingredients are mica, titanium and zinc oxide and various other iron oxides. These are all natural minerals and can be applied directly to the skin using a soft brush. They suit every skin type affording very good cover. They are therefore called soothing botanicals.
A wide range of products is available. A concealer is available in two shades. Over it powder foundation is to be applied and comes in six shades to match every skin tone from fair to dark brown. It does not feel sticky and heavy but gives a translucent effect. With these two products all blemishes become virtually invisible and the skin looks smooth and fresh and it seems that no makeup has been used.
To complete the look eye shadow, mascara and eyeliner are available as also blush on and primer. Brushes for application are also provided. As all these products are made of minerals they integrate with the oil in the skin and the makeup stays in place for a long time. An added advantage is that the pure minerals act as anti oxidants diminishing the effect of free radicals. This improves the health of the skin on long term use.
Conventional makeup tends to clog the pores of the skin. Beauticians advise against wearing it for extended periods of time. Mineral based makeup is light and allows the skin to breathe. It is especially beneficial for those with a sensitive skin which becomes irritated with use of liquid foundation and those who have acne. The natural ingredients reduce the risk of rashes and skin allergy.
Those who have an uneven skin tone, reddish patches on the skin or dark spots can benefit from the covering properties of these products. This makeup can be applied in layers and a flawless and glowing complexion is the result. It can be used daily and it has an SPF of 15. Perspiration does not smudge the makeup easily so one can go about the daily routine. Even at the end of the day the appearance looks radiant. The eye makeup and lip gloss are also mineral rich and keep the eyes safe and the lips soft and moistened.
Books explaining proper application techniques are available with the makeup kits. Care should be taken to keep brushes clean and the makeup kit covered when not in use. This will prevent any impurities from entering the makeup products and harming your skin.