Cosmetic technology is constantly improving. It’s not just a question of finding longer lasting mascara that doesn’t run, but rather of makeup that won’t cake or crease, and will actually help keep the skin healthy.
Take mineral powder makeup, for example. This is quite a boon for women everywhere, but in particular in places with high humidity, that cause normal makeups to melt and run.
Mineral powder makeup has no talc, no chemicals, no fillers and no dyes.
Because it has no talc, it doesn’t dry out the skin, and it doesn’t cake or crease.
Although mineral makeup has only within the last few years started taking the world by storm, mineral makeup brands have actually been around for a long time.
The first company in these mineral makeup brands was bareMinerals, founded in 1976. (Yes, the company really does not capitalize it’s first name – except when it’s the start of a sentence!)
The company Bare Escentuals first product was bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, which was “reintroduced” in 1994. It was – and is – free of preservatives, oil, fragrance, talc and other skin irritants.
It is difficult to say what the best mineral foundation is for you. That’s because even though mineral makeups are the most healthy makeups on the market, they may still not be right for you. Some makeups use bismuth, for example, which many people are allergic to. While the best mineral makeups eschew dyes and perfumes and artificial ingredients, these have creeped into some of the mass-market offerings.
In order to choose the best mineral foundation for yourself, therefore, you’re going to have to do some research.