Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mineral Makeup 101

diy mineral makeup fan brush packaging powder ingredients mica talc naturalWhat should be in your *pure* mineral makeup
Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide (natural SPF, yay!)  
Rice Starch Powder (better alternative to talc, oil absorbing)
Kaolin clay (reduces shine, provides medium coverage, creamy texture)
Serecite (low luster mica reduces appearance of fine lines + large pores)
Silica (helps makeup from settling in lines/pores)
Iron oxides
Ultramarine pigments

gwen stefani no doubt chola gif red nailpolishWhat should not be in your *pure* mineral makeup
Talc (powder filler, also called magnesium silicate hydroxide)
Boron Nitride (inorganic powder similar to talc)
Bismuth Oxychloride
Immidazolidinyl & diazolidinyl urea
Carmine (crushed beetles)
Mother of Pearl
Ferric Ferrocyanide
Chromium oxide
FD&C dyes
Propylene Glycol
Mineral Oil (clogs pores)
Parabens (linked to cancer)
also note: Magnesium Stearate is often derived from animals, so Vegans beware!

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