Mineralogie — Achieve A Flawless Finish With Makeup That’s Good For Your Skin

Tired of using the same old mineral makeup. Try Mineralogie, which is made with the best pharmaceutical grade minerals available. Nourishment of the skin, sheer to complete coverage and, most important, total protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays is the philosophy of the brand.

For a flawless and non drying look, the Mineralogie 4 Piece Starter Kit — Choose the foundation shade that is right for you from one of Mineralogie’s seven most popular colors for your personal introduction to 100% mineral makeup. Each Starter Kit includes 3-grams of Mineralogie’s SPF 26 Loose Mineral Foundation (to match your complexion!), 1-gram of coordinating Loose Mineral Bronzer, 6-ml of our new Natural Cream Concealer, a personal size Makeup Brush plus, a Mineral Application Card! A $90.00 retail value for only $35.00. That’s over 60-days of makeup!! The perfect way to begin experiencing the flawless beauty of minerals. Available in 7 shades.

I like all of the products in this kit. The foundation is very pretty and doesn’t cake in pores. The color blends well with my skin color. I do think it is a bit too glowy for me and I need to dust a bit of matte translucent powder on top to tone down the shine. The concealer is very matte and works well.  Plus the bronzer is beautiful and not too shiny. For the price, this is a great deal!

From light to luscious our new Spring Quad Pressed Eye Shadow Compact ($38.00 USD) includes the must have colors for the season. Accentuate your spring wardrobe with Champagne, Mulberry, Fusion and Mango. The perfect springtime combination for a fresh, natural and irresistible look. 

These shades are very soft in the compact, but pack a lot of color and shimmer (which I love).  I am not a fan of glitter, but I think shimmery shadow is youthful in neutral shades like these. Perfect for spring!

Visit www.mineralogie.biz to learn more and to purchase. Enjoy!

Pur Minerals Exotic Oasis Spring 2011 Collection

Pur Minerals Spring 2011 Exotic Oasis collection consists of tropical glowing colors that will guarantee to get your beauty routine out of the winter doldrums! The colors in both of the product I’ve tried are warm and shimmery — and really brighten dull skin. They are:

Triple the depth, drama and dimension with the adventure-ready Exotic Rocks Trio ($28.00 USD, $52.00 value), featuring two new additions to the Pür Rocks family. Give skin a rosy radiance with the popular Hot Rocks (shimmery pink shades), turn up the heat with Lava Rocks (rosy red) and touch the sun with Glow Rocks (beautiful bronze shades). Use alone or combine the multidimensional shades for an endless array of gorgeous looks for eyes, lips and cheeks.

Exotic Rocks Trio includes:

  • Lava Rocks
  • Hot Rocks
  • Glow Rocks

What I think: I have wanted to try the Hot Rocks because they looked like they would brighten the complexion with the shimmering pink combination of colors. I was so exited to hear about the addition of Lava Rocks and Glow Rocks. I love to use the Glow Rocks first like a bronzer — everywhere the sun would naturally touch my face, forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. In the day time I then sweep Hot Rocks on the apples of my cheeks and add Lava Rocks in the evening. The colors can be mixed to find the perfect flush of color for any complexion.   

Make every day extraordinary with a brilliant mosaic of exotic eye shades and the undisputable glow of a sun-soaked getaway. Featuring a dazzling palette of tropical pastels and deep-sea corals, Nature’s Paradise ($28.00 USD, $132.00 value) captures the bold spirit of a season filled with excitement and mystery. Break away this spring with a stylishly intrepid look and claim your own piece of paradise.

Nature’s Paradise includes:

  • Six island-inspired eye shadows
  • Tropic Bronze sun-soaked powder
  • Polynesian Pink mineral blush
  • Mini Powder Brush

What I think: They pretty palette will effortlessly take you from Spring to Summer. Use the pink blush and the soft pink and gold shadows for Spring and turn up the heat with the bronzer, and bronze and turquoise eye shadows for Summer. So pretty and complimentary on all skin tones.

Learn more and purchase at www.purminerals.com. Enjoy your bright new looks!

FACE Stockholm Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15

FACE Stockholm Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15

Need a new mineral foundation? Although I am not a fan of the loose mineral makeup that is so popular these days, I love the smooth finish that the new FACE Stockholm Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15 ($38.00 USD) gives me. 

FACE Stockholm’s website states, “Our innovative, Mineral Foundation Powder with SPF 15 provides a natural, non-irritating alternative that is hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance free and includes the added benefits of antioxidant and ultraviolet protection with Dermat Complex to significantly reduce shine. 

This silky, soft mineral-based foundation glides on effortlessly, to create a healthy, glowing, flawless complexion without any mess. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines while creating a natural matte finish, it does double duty as a translucent powder – or a buildable coverage foundation.

The lightweight, breathable powder easily adjusts from polished sheer to rich, more opaque coverage with the use of a brush or sponge. Enhanced with Vitamins A, C & E to condition and Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for natural, chemical-free sun protection, it is appropriate for all skin types.”

I love this mineral makeup. It doesn’t cake in the pores like other mineral foundation can and it actually seems to hydrated my skin instead of making it seem dryer.  It stays fresh on my face for hours, too. Available in 7 shades from very light to very dark, this foundation would work on many different skin tones and types.

Visit www.facestockholm.com to learn more and to purchase. Enjoy!  

Physican’s Mineral Wear® Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Concealer

Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Concealer

   

I love walking through drugstores and looking for new products from my favorite brands. I love Physician’s Formula because they always create quality cosmetics that are good for your skin and that work really well.  

Since I am always on the hunt for a fantastic concealer, I have tried the line’s Mineral Wear® Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Concealer ($8.95 USD). The description of this product is:  

  • Essential cream concealer trio provides medium coverage for any and all imperfections. There are two choices — 1. Soft Green- Color Corrects blemishes & other red imperfections. 2. Natural Light- Conceals imperfections 3. Pink Highlighter- Illuminates brow bones & temples or 1. Soft Yellow- Color Corrects dark circles & other bluish imperfections. 2. Natural Light- Conceals imperfections 3. Pink Highlighter- Illuminates brow bones & temples.
  • Light reflective pigments optically blur skin imperfections and diffuse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Ultra convenient and portable vials snap together and pull apart for easy touch-ups on the go!

What I think: I use the yellow shade trio for my dark circles. The yellow cream works, but it is a bit thick for my under eye area. I do use the natural light color for under eye and blemishes and the pink highlighter for my cheeks and under my eyebrows. The fact that it is mineral makeup, makes me feel good about applying this around my eyes.  I like how you can connect the creams or just take one and stick it in your purse, like I do with the light concealer. Very handy! 

You can purchase Physician’s Formula in drugstores and mass market retailers near you. Enjoy!

Protect Your Flawless Face With Sue Devitt Primer and Foundation With SPF

Sue Devitt creates beautiful skincare and makeup with sea minerals and blue algae for glowing and natural-looking skin. Many of their foundations have SPF which will protect skin while smoothing it out. My favorites are:

Microquatic™ Blue Anti-Aging SPF 30 Primer ($48.00 USD) — This luxurious anti-aging primer offers skin powerful protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays through SPF 30, infused with soothing Blue Algae Extract to combat redness and naturally formed anti-irritant crystals sourced from the coast of Spain. Protect the future of your skin by stimulating skin’s natural collagen production with this skin primer’s high performance anti-aging ingredients Ceramide 2 and Matrixyl.

What I think: This primer worried me a bit at first because it is a very light blue color and when I first applied it, I thought I saw a light blueish-white cast to my skin. But when I smoothed it on my skin that went away and my skin was smoothed and glowing. My pores and lines also appeared smaller, which is a plus! Very nice primer!

SpaComplexion™ Hydrating Marine Minerals Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($40.00 USD) — Achieve a healthy, radiant spa-treated, natural complexion.  This lightweight, mineral tinted moisturizer features extraordinary hydrating and refreshing properties of the sea, encapsulated in a proprietary delivery system that increases skin’s moisture level and vitality. Its sheer, fluid formulation with SPF 15 coverage also offers antioxidant benefits while protecting the skin from harsh environmental exposure and premature photo-aging.

What I think: This is a medium-coverage tinted moisturizer, so although this hydrates the skin, it is also gives good coverage and a very pretty glow. Combining this product with the primer, you not only get a flawless face, but 45 SPF means that you are well protected!

SpaComplexion™ Hydrating Marine Minerals Loose Powder SPF 30 Compact ($32.00 USD) –This skin-protecting loose powder provides a perfect finish, while offering continuous hydration and concentrated environmental protection with SPF 30. A unique formulation offers extraordinary hydrating and refreshing properties of the sea, encapsulated in a proprietary delivery system that increase skin’s moisture level and vitality. Natural-looking, high performance minerals deliver nutrients to the skin in a portable compact with mirror perfect for touch-ups throughout the day.

What I think: What I love about this mineral foundation is that my skin does not feel dry when I apply it. I have a lot of trouble with loose mineral foundation because it tends to settle in my fine lines and pores. Yuck! But this foundation does seem to hydrate and refresh throughout the day. It also looks very natural and not cakey at all. 

Learn more about these and many more fab products at  www.suedevittbeauty.com. Enjoy!

Colorescience Pro — Makeup that is Good for your Skin

Want to splurge on a luxury foundation? Colorescience Pro foundations provide the customizable coverage you need to even out your skin tone and enhance features. These lightweight, highly pigmented foundations provide beautiful color that can be blended and layered for a flawless finish that lasts all day.

Sheer Creme Foundation ($45.00 USD) —  This one is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E and nourishes as it blends uneven skin tone and other imperfections.  It is designed to fuse with powders to create a flawless finish. 

What I think: This foundation is quite lovely. The texture is a silky mousse that once applied reminds me of a primer that is perfectly tinted for my skin tone, and it is so nice to be able to skip the primer step in my makeup routine! It also gives my skin a beautiful glow. For even more coverage, I layer the Loose Mineral Foundation over the creme.  

Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 20 ($60.00 USD) takes the mess out of minerals with a simple, self-dispensing powder brush. Covers, balances skin tone and gives glowing radiance. This lightweight powder formula feels as smooth as a cream and doesn’t dry the skin. Colorescience Pro foundations provide the customizable coverage you need to even out your skin tone and enhance features. 

Benefits:

  • available in 11 shades
  • recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
  • convenient powder brush for easy application
  • brush refills available
  • active ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide

What I think: I’m not the biggest fan of mineral foundations because I find them drying and they usually settle in my pores. But this one makes my skin even and smooth– it is definitely not drying! The built-in brush also makes it very easy to use and portable. Very much worth the price.

Visit www.colorescience.com to learn more and to purchase these fab foundations.

Pur Minerals Perfectly Natural Everyday Balancing Makeup

Perfectly Natural Everyday Balancing Makeup

I have long loved translucent powder. I have never had good luck with matching colored powder to my skin tone. Fair is too light and light is too dark. Yes, I know, weird. But translucent powder matches all skin tones and leaves a great finish.       

That’s why I was excited to try Pur Minerals Perfectly Natural Everyday Balancing Makeup ($25.00 USD). I like to use this as a light powder foundation over concealer on my problem spots, but it can be applied over foundation, too. It combines mineral pigment with vitamin E, shea butter and oil-balancing sebaryl to stop shine.  

I like how easy this is to apply. When you sweep the brush across the powder, it loosens the minerals and they are captured in the brush. Then swirl it on the lid so that the minerals are push inside the brush. Next, buff all over the face for a beauftiful finish that lasts all day!    

Visit www.purminerals.com to learn about this and other great products! Enjoy looking fabulous!

Everyday Minerals Fall Collection

Everyday Minerals has release new color makeup that matches the color trends seen at Fall 2009 Fashion Week. The colors are crisp and pretty, just like a lovely fall day. 

I love the Everyday Palettes ($10.00), portable eyeshadow palettes that contains 4 loose mineral shadows and a tiny bamboo brush that is used to dip into the sifter holes that contain the shadows. Two new collections are:  

Lavender Collection (light lavenders to deep purples) – complete with Ballet Slippers, Love Letters, Romance Novel, and Wine Tasting Eye Shadows
Jane Austen Collection (peaches, browns and greens) – complete with Dreaming Dandy, Anna Karenina, Southern Belle, Jane Eyre. 

The Blush, ($8.00) is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. The large amount of product that you get for the price is amazing. New colors for fall are:

Time Share — Soft muted earthy pink matte shade, to love and to kiss!
New Mom — A deep, reddish matte pink with earthy undertones.
Sand Cherry –A gorgeous deep peach with cherry undertones and tons of sparkle! 

The fall collection also includes lip glosses, lip balms and single eye shadows. You can purchase these products at www.EverydayMinerals.com.

Try Glominerals for Healty, Radiant Skin

glōminerals is a company that believes that good-for-you beauty doesn’t have to be basic. Their website states that the products are, “uniquely formulated utilizing only the finest pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, triple-milled high-pigment minerals, and an advanced antioxidant complex of Vitamins A, C, and E and green tea extract, glōminerals provides broad-spectrum UV protection and helps to defend against free radical damage, to deliver a radiant, healthy complexion. In addition, glōmineralsformulas are talc-free, non-comedogenic and free of perfumes and chemical dyes, making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, including those with acne and rosacea.”

These are lofty claims. Do the products live up to them? I say “yes”. I have tested their mineral powder base, liquid bronzer and lip plumper; and concur that the products are as luxurious as they are good-for-you.

gloPressed base ($39.00 USD) — available in 20 shades. This is a matte, not a sparkly, mineral base. You apply it by using a kabuki or powder brush in small circular motions to achieve perfect even coverage. Using the brush of choice apply gloPressed base to clean, moisturized skin, beginning with a small amount, and layering if needed. I found that I only needed a little of this base to achieve an even, flawless look. It stays on and looks fresh for most of the day.

gloSheer tint base bronzing gel ($30.00 USD)— This gel is creamy and easy to apply. When you first squeeze it out it seems really dark, but blends in and looks natural even on my pale skin! I think this would look lovely on all skin tones. I love that it isn’t shimmery at all, which is a nice break from all of the glittery bronzers on the market today. It just give the skin a subtle glow. I sometimes like a little shimmer with my bronzer for night, but this is a great for a day look.  This sheer tint also repairs and protects skin from UV damage.

gloLip plumper ($16.00 USD) — This plumper is infused with spheres of Marine Collagen Atelocollgen, which work to plump lips by trapping water and swelling, thus providing volume to the skin’s structures. It is available in clear, perfect plum, very cherry, sheer berry, and copper shimmer. This plumper does swell the lips, but doesn’t sting, which makes it more comfortable to wear than some plumpers. You can use this under a gloss or lipstick, or use it on it’s own for a shimmery pout.

Visit www.glominerals.com to learn more about these great, healthy makeup options and to locate a retailer near you.

Everyday Minerals

Everyday Minerals Base
Everyday Minerals Base

I enjoy trying mineral makeup because it is so good for your skin.  Mineral foundation can make you look like your not wearing makeup while covering flaws.

Everyday Minerals has one of the biggest shade selection I have seen. They have six color categories; warm, golden, cool, beige, buff and olive. Each category has at least six shades to choose from. I like the fairly light from the buff category. It matches my skin tone and covers imperfections.

You can purchase the base in 3 sizes — Sample $2.50 USD, Mini $5.00 USD and Big $12.00. The base also comes in four finishes; Semi Matte, Matte, Intensive, and Original Glow.

Visit the website at www.everydayminerals.com to peruse the many varieties of base, bronzers, blushes and eye shadows. Have fun!