Is Mineral Makeup Worth the Hype?

There’s been a huge buzz around mineral makeup in recent years. Claims such as ‘makeup you can wear to sleep’, and ‘makeup that will treat your skin’ have made mineral makeup a favorite of celebrities, beauty editors and makeup mavens alike. Let’s discover whether or not mineral makeup is worth the hype.

With all of the recent environmental disasters and fears over their effects on the planet and its inhabitants, it seems natural that people would turn to more natural sources of beauty products, including makeup. Mineral makeup has actually been around since the 1970s, when people started asking for cosmetics that were free from chemicals.

Now that we’ve got a little history down, what about the big question: how is mineral makeup going to help your skin?

One of mineral makeup’s biggest pros is that it is free from skin irritants like mineral oil, chemical dyes and fragrances, and chemical preservatives. Many women with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea and eczema find that mineral makeup is the only makeup they can wear that won’t irritate their skin. Mineral makeup is also oil-free, meaning it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Another big plus for mineral makeup is that it contains ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which are natural sunscreens, as well as antioxidants, so it also protects your skin from the environment. As a bonus, lots of women find that the pure mineral pigments in mineral makeup tend to last longer on their skin than regular makeup.

Ready to get your mineral makeup fix? Here are some of our favorite mineral makeup products.

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25 – This BB cream contains aloe vera to calm and apple extract to refine, making it perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It also contains antioxidants and comes in six different shades.

Dr. Hauschka Matte & Shimmer Blush Trio – Bring out your inner glow with these cheek shades that will highlight, contour and illuminate your complexion. This trio contains pure rose essential oils and silk powder for velvety soft skin.

Jane Iredale Puremoist Lipstick – Available in 24 shades, from the perfect nude to the brightest bolds, these lipsticks’ long-lasting formula contains moringa and avocado oils and will keep your lips hydrated all day long.

Dr. Hauschka Liquid Eyeliner – Super gentle and perfect for sensitive eyes, this liquid eyeliner is infused with rose wax and neem extract for softer skin and stronger lashes. Swipe this on for long lasting definition.

Jane Iredale Longets Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara – Get ready to bat those lashes with this rich, clump-free mascara. Algea extract, beeswax and seaweed lipids make sure your lashes are conditioned and protected.

Jane Iredale Professional Brush Set – If you’re looking for the perfect applicators for your mineral makeup, this brush set contains everything you need to create the perfect look. Plus, each brush is cruelty-free and made from the highest-grade materials. 

Rebecca Harisson