972.372.0203

Mineral Makeup: Tips and Tricks

Mineral Makeup

Although men and women have been painting their bodies with minerals for thousands of years, this quiet cosmetic revolution came about in the 1970’s. Mineral powder is something that anyone and everyone can use. Most mineral powders offer great benefits, but be sure to take a look at the ingredients. “Mineral Enriched” does not necessarily mean that it is a mineral powder.

Mineral powder is usually made with a few common ingredients. It can come in different forms and textures such as liquid, cream, pressed or loose, concealer, blush, lipsticks, etc., but other ingredients may also be added to the product when changing its form. New technology has allowed manufacturers to create more and more shades. These micronized particles are treated with light or heat  for different shades and textures.

COMMON INGREDIENTS AESTHETIC BACK BAR USES IN MINERAL POWDERS

  • Titanium Dioxide – natural sun protectant
  • Kaolin Clay – helps get rid of impurities and refines the pores (good for acne prone skin)
  • Zinc Oxide – sun protectant, gives you the illusion of brightness
  • Mica – skin hugging properties
  • Ultramarine Blue (used in some shades) –  gives shades more color

THE PROCESS

Minerals are grounded up and reduced to super fine particles. This process is called micronization which is basically how fine the mineral powder can be crushed into. The coverage of your makeup will be determined by how many times it has been micronized. The smaller the particle, the higher the coverage.

APPLICATION TIPS

Be sure to allow your moisturizer and primer to completely set before applying your powder. This keeps the product from sticking to one area.  

  1. To help with coverage, use the right concealer to cover up darker pigmentation.
  2. Using a fluffy brush will not pick up enough product. Using a with a dense brush head, such as our kabuki brush, allows for even and fuller coverage.
  3. Pour some of the loose mineral powder into the lid of the foundation. Swirl your kabuki brush then hold the brush up and tap on the sides to allow the product to go into the brush.
  4. Apply using small circular motions to buff the product into your skin. Layer on product until desired coverage.

AESTHETIC BACK BAR INGREDIENTS

Foundation (Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, Dark, Mocha Cream) – Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides. May contain:  Ultramarine Blue & Kaolin Clay
Finishing Powder –  Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides. May contain:  Ultramarine Blue & Kaolin Clay
Blush –  Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides. May contain:  Ultramarine Blue & Kaolin Clay
Eye Shadows – Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides. May contain:  Ultramarine Blue & Kaolin Clay
Bronzer – Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides. May contain:  Ultramarine Blue & Kaolin Clay