Mineral Makeup?

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I am not a regular makeup wearer special occasions only and I always break out after (I am 36) thought about mineral makeup to even out tone and look done up but natural. Does it look natural, has anyone had breakouts before like me who then switched and breakouts gone?? Advice on brands best please?
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Hi there. I've been using bare minerals for years, because liquid foundations look fake a lot of the times on me and the bare minerals looks natural and stays on longer. (For me anyway). It doesn't work on everyone, and as I'm getting older i have to be careful not to put on that much or it can look gross and cakey. But 95% of the time it looks great! I'd definitely suggest trying it, or meow minerals.
I used BM for years. I think it makes me less prone than liquid foundation. If you have an Ulta do a test run on them. Also try It Cosmetics. They are an awfully nice brand. I really love both their Celebration foundations and try their CC cream which is full coverage and SPF 50 (which I wish I had started in at least my 30s). It's a cream but it's awfully nice.
I used BM for years. I think it makes me less prone than liquid foundation. If you have an Ulta do a test run on them. Also try It Cosmetics. They are an awfully nice brand. I really love both their Celebration foundations and try their CC cream which is full coverage and SPF 50 (which I wish I had started in at least my 30s). It's a cream but it's awfully nice.
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I rarely wear makeup these days, and when I do, I want it to look natural. I tried some drugstore brands, which turned out not to look at all natural on me, took them back, and went to Sephora, where they made good suggestions, then applied the ones I was interested in, so I could see how they looked, and taught me how to use them.

I've had very good luck with BareMinerals. I tried Pur once (when traveling without any, detained away from home, and finding myself "in need of" makeup), and ended up taking it back to Ulta because I broke out. I had liked it better until then, because it was in a compact, and easier to deal with. They were wonderful about helping me on both the first and second visits.
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Meow Cosmetics are amazing! Especially if you have very pale or very dark skin, you know how hard it is to find a drugstore match to your skin. They offer cheap worldwide shipping, lots of shades and undertones and their foundation is lasting me well over a year. I love them.
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I might be the odd one out here - for me mineral makeup was a disaster on all counts. Bear in mind that I'm older so that might have something to do with it. I found it very drying, covered nothing(even with a good Bare Minerals application by a SA), and emphasized every pore and wrinkle. Brands tried - Jane Iredale(even with a rich moisturizer this stuff dried out my skin so bad that it took a week to recover), and Bare Minerals. The SA raved about how natural it looked on me and all and I was all excited to believe her and all. When I stepped out of Macy's(their cosmetics area lighting is truly dreadful)into broad daylight(which is my acid test for how makeup, especially foundation, looks)it was awful. Pasty, because she had swatched me too light, no coverage, every wrinkle, pore etc. emphasized, and I don't have all that bad skin either. I couldn't wait to get home and wash this stuff off my face! Went scurrying back to my trusty MAC StudioSculpt foundation which works fine for me. With traditional foundations in general, whether liquid, cream or compact-types, it's both getting the right shade and the application that's key(as well as the formula). Traditional foundation often gets a bad rep because people don't get either right, thus the cakey, pasty, masky look. Done right, though, beautiful!
I think that mineral makeup can work very well for younger oilier skin types though. I did like the idea of it and all, but it simply didn't work out for me and I'm not about to try again after my experiences.
Mineral makeup I tried to love but it always looked cakey around my eyes and on dry patches. I am young, but my skin is just too dry. I did not breakout from any of the brands I tried (Everyday minerals, meow minerals, and coastal scents). If you don't have really dry skin it would probably work well.
The top recommended Mineral Makeup line by Doctors, more specifically Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons, is Glo-Minerals. It is incredibly good for sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts or skin that is sensitive due to procedures. It is not a brand you find in Ulta. I have only seen it in Spa's and Doctors offices.

I have a hit and miss relationship with MM. If my skin is leaning toward dry or has patches, especially in the winter, forget it! Like a few commenters above said, it cakes on anything and everything and accentuates it. That said, Glo Minerals was the least likely to do this out of the brands I tried. It applies best on completely bare skin or after a light moisturizer has completely sunk in. A finishing spray also makes it settle down and look incredibly natural.

* I bought a compact of the mineral foundation and finishing powder (which I love over liquid foundation) when I turned 36 and everything I put on my face was breaking me out horribly.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

PS.... My doctor, who is a general practitioner, carries GM in his office. He does a few laser procedures and carries some heavier acne treatments for patients. So, it's not uncommon at a regular Doc's office.

A spa in my town that does facials and light peels also carried it. The spa phased it out for Jane Iredale and the Doc has a limited supply which is a shame. I would love to get another compact of the setting powder. It's 10 times better than anything finely milled I have used.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I like Meow Cosmetics. Lots of color options and lasts awhile. I've had the least reaction to this over anything else I've tried. I am acne prone, sensitive skin and have rosacea. Bare Minerals was awful for me because it contains bismuth and I wanted to claw my face off. I tried both Pur and more recently, It Cosmetics. Both broke me out terribly even though they claim they won't. Also they both changed colors on me. Oxidized and turned more orangish and wiped off on my fingers, napkins, clothes even though supposed to be non transferable. Bad stuff.

I tend to be on the drier side too and the trick for me is to put my moisturizer on and only wait maybe a minute before applying mineral makeup. My face is still slightly damp from the moisturizer and that seems to set the makeup better.

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Maybe you guys have already considered this and rejected it but my suggestion is Studio Fix foundation from MAC. It's is a pressed powder and foundation in one. So you avoid the goopy gross mess of a liquid foundation, the need for a second step (pressed powder) and the hassle of brushes and loose powder getting everywhere. The reviews are always good and it comes in a lot of shades. But the way the shades are labled is hard to understand.
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I wear makeup every day now. I'll sometimes wear tinted moisturizer (especially now in the summer), but I also love the Naked Foundation (liquid) from Urban Decay. You may want to try that, a sample from Sephora.

Anyway, I want to repurchase mineral base from Everyday Minerals. Theyre cruelty free, vegan, good ingredients, they dont use the common irritants supposedly, and I used it a couple years ago. I loved it and I never had issues with it looking cakey. (Then again, I have combination/oily skin) They have different formulas, which is unique for mineral makeup. They have the matte for people who want that matte finish, but they also have a semi-matte finish and a "jojoba" formula, which is supposed to be good for people with dry skin. You purchase online, and the cool thing is you can buy a 7-piece sample kit. Its free actually, you just pay for shipping. (To my state, shipping is $2-3) Definitely worth a try. And the container lasts forever. Or at least the old ones did. My two containers were lost in Europe when my makeup bag was stolen. But I liked to have this in my rotation of products.

Natural Mineral Cosmetics | Mineral Makeup | 100% Vegan - EverydayMinerals.com
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I'm planning to order this week. I may just get the full size, but they have changed some things. I hope I like it as much as I used to.

They have really nice brushes. I still have a short flat top kabuki brush that I like from EM.
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Thnks for sharing guys. I was looking for some good brand.

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