11 Top Mineral Makeup Tips & Tricks
- Mineral makeup is free of parabens (which can disrupt hormones), preservatives, chemical dyes, and fragrances.
- Typically oil free, mineral makeup won't aggravate acne-prone skin.
- Containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, mineral makeup offers enough sun protection for errands (but not a day at the beach).
- Always allow moisturizer to dry before applying mineral makeup.
- When you're using loose powders, always tap excess powder off your brushes.
- Mineral makeup is very concentrated. Apply foundation in thin layers, using a brush and going in circles. A little goes a long way. Start with a thin layer and see if it offers the coverage you want. If not, apply another thin layer and continue in this manner until you get the look you want.
- Green eyes? Try purple eyeshadow and brown eyeliner to make eyes pop.
- Blue eyes? Brown shades work well for a neutral daytime look. Switch to purple shades for special occasions or nights on the town.
- Brown eyes? Try chocolates and bronzes as well as teal, blue, and purple!
- To make eyes seem bigger, use a lighter shade on the inner eyelid, and a darker one on the outer lid and crease.
- Don't encircle your eye with eyeliner; it can make your eyes look smaller. For a natural look, start eyeliner halfway along upper eyelid to open up your eyes.
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