Women often wonder what the difference between regular makeup and mineral makeup is. Mineral makeup contains all natural ingredients in comparison to typical makeup. The skin absorbs what we place on it, so make sure you know the chemicals in your makeup. This type of makeup is safe, it corrects imperfections, has natural SPF, and even helps heal acne.
It also boasts anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce redness, puffiness and other skin irritations. Since bacteria cannot thrive on minerals, this is good news for your wallet because there is no spoil factor so you can keep your makeup around longer.
The first trick to use mineral makeup effectively is to know your skin tone. This is a dilemma for many women because they are using makeup that does not compliment their natural hue. To figure out what color your skin tone is, first observe your skin in a place where it is closest to your natural color, in other words a place where the sun doesn’t shine.
What color is it? Is it reddish-orange, reddish-blue, pinkish-blue, peachy or yellow? When choosing makeup, pick colors that follow along with your natural hue. Makeup color families are easy to maneuver. The name of most products will usually guide you in the right direction. Here are some of the color families to help you follow along with ease.
Earthy: Brown, amber, bronze, yellows
Rosy: Pinks and reds
Violet: Purple and blue tones
Coral: Orange mixed with reds
Choose and try to stick with the color family that runs parallel with your skin color. For example, if you are peachy stick with corals and if you are reddish-blue stick with rosy or violet. For a more striking yet complimentary look pick hues opposite to your skin tone to really pack a punch. For example, if you have red tones pick a green or if you are peachy pick an earthy bronze.
After you have determined your undertone and your color family, you can figure out if you are cool, neutral, or warm with no difficulty.
Cool: Blue or rosy undertones; looks best in silver and jewel tone colors such as emerald, plums and navy.
Neutral: Brown or neutral undertones; looks best in silver or gold and nearly every color
Warm: Yellow or peach undertones; looks best in gold and colors such as brown, dark greens and orange
Many makeup brands now have cool, warm, or neutral information right on the packaging so you should not have a very hard time finding the right matches for your skin tone and color family.