How many times a week on average would you apply makeup? A lot, right! Which is why it’s so important to be sure that the makeup you’re using is right for your skin and doesn’t contain any hidden, un-welcome surprises that could potentially jeopardise your skin health and reverse the positive effects of your skin care regime. 

With an abundance of brands all claiming to bring you healthy, youthful looking skin, how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right products? We want you to feel confident in your choice so we have compiled everything you need to know when selecting a healthy range of makeup for your skin.

So, what is mineral makeup, exactly?

Mineral Makeup is created by blending and grinding a combination of loose pigments from the earth such as Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica and Iron Oxides. These ingredients together create a lightweight, buildable, gentle formulation for a luminescent, natural looking coverage.

Mineral Makeup doesn’t just come in the form of a powder; it includes everything from lipstick to liquid foundation! Just remember to pay close attention to the ingredients to ensure your product contains quality, natural ingredients rather than synthetic chemicals, chemicals preservatives and cheap fillers.

What are the benefits of using mineral makeup?

The benefits of true Mineral Makeup are extensive. For starters, the SPF rating in mineral products is far higher than most conventional cosmetics as minerals such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide reflect UV rays rather than absorbing them. They are also water-resistant which gives you longer lasting coverage and protection.

Mineral Makeup is also a god-send for those with sensitive and troubled skin as the gentle formulations won’t irritate the skin or block pores which can often lead to congestion and sensitivity.

Dusty Girls tips for selecting makeup

Check the ingredients! Knowledge is power, and when it comes to choosing healthy, effective products for your skin, it is essential! While a lot of companies are claiming to be ‘mineral’, they contain synthetic chemicals and cheap fillers like Talc. Bismuth and others of the like which will not encourage a healthy skin, and could do the exact opposite!

Keep a close eye out for makeup that contains Mica and Iron Oxides for coverage and colour, rather than synthetic, coal tar dyes and lake colours- these can be toxic to our bodies.

A few ingredients we don't believe belong in cosmetics:

  • Talc
  • Bismuth
  • Silicone
  • Coal-Tar and Lake Dyes
  • Formaldehyde Donors
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Parabens

The Natural Beauties at Dusty Girls are here to answer all of your curly ingredient questions, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email, we’d love to hear from you!

If you’re looking for a natural range of vegan-friendly, mineral makeup that actually does as it says it will, and offers you a healthy and natural alternative to conventional makeup you can read more on the Dusty Girls website. We also list each and every ingredient, no matter how big or small on our website and packaging, so you can make educated decisions surrounding the health of your skin.


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