Makeup 101: how to use mineral foundation
Those who know me, know I’m a huge fan of anything in the beauty department that doesn’t take a lot of effort to get a fabulous result.
Which is probably why I’ve been
obsessed a fan of mineral foundation for almost six years. Not coincidentally that time was also around the time I went back to work as a fashion and beauty editor after the birth of my youngest child.
I was DESPERATE for any products that made me look halfway like the stylish vision I was trying to uphold. Let’s just say I latched on to mineral makeup and have never let go.
1. Nothing achieves a flawless makeup finish as fast as minerals can. And by flawless I don’t mean a caked-on makeup look. I mean glowy and natural. This happens because the minerals act like minuscule mirrors, all working together to reflect light make you look your most fab.
2. If you seek out the the real deal, choosing mineral foundation that is filler-free, then your skin will breathe beautifully all day long. You can even use it after facial treatments, surgery or over acne. AND you can even leave it on at night, if you know …
are too lazy forget. Your skin won’t even get cranky at you.
3. A little goes a long way. With specific brushes you swirl on the product, tap off the excess and then buff into the skin.
Check out this video. I show you how to apply mineral makeup for a quick, get-me-out-the-door-now look.
Are you a fan of mineral foundation? Do you have a favourite brand that just doesn’t let you down? And if you’d like me to tackle another makeup 101 “how-to”, let me know what you’d like to know.
Nikki Parkinson is a blogger at award-winning Styling You. When she’s not writing, hanging out on Twitter or Facebook, she’s helping women spend their money on clothes and beauty products that make them feel fabulous.