Mineral Makeup Tips that Can Slow Down the Clock on Your Skin
The skin is the first body part to show signs of aging. Healthy age-related skin changes are unavoidable, and can include thinning, sagging, wrinkling, the appearance of age spots, and areas of dryness. These common signs of aging increase as we age, and are usually made worse by the skin’s exposure to the sun. You can minimize the signs of both healthy and unhealthy aging (skin cancer) by making healthy lifestyle choices along with good skin care.
Most makeup artists have experienced and believe that mineral makeup helps turn back time on your skin, and recommend it to women, both young and old. Let’s have a look at a few reasons.
Traditional makeup tends to clasp onto the skin like a mask, blocking the pores and preventing the skin from breathing. Most liquid foundations of today use silicone that also does the same, which in turn results in breakouts. Have you ever noticed how your traditional makeup powder settles into your fine lines and wrinkles? This is one of the reasons why women opt for makeup that makes aging signs less prominent.
Mineral makeup is a lot more airy and allows the skin to breathe. Besides this, the properties of mineral makeup help it diffuse light, making fine lines and wrinkles appear less noticeable. Mineral makeup has gained favor over the years, but it’s not only the brand you use that matters but the tricks to applying the makeup can change your look entirely.
Here are some tips and tricks to apply mineral makeup that can turn back the clock and make you look radiantly young.
- Moisturize your skin well: Before you start with your makeup, apply a bit of moisturizer and allow it to dry. When you use mineral makeup you might get the feeling that your skin looks dry. The only solution to that is to keep yourself well hydrated. Apply a moisturizer that suits your skin and ensure that it doesn’t make your face greasy.
- Applying your powder: To apply the makeup I suggest you use a Buki brush. What is a buki brush? A buki brush is a soft dome-shaped brush that is used to apply mineral powder and to buff the product onto the skin. The brush has been designed to apply the product evenly on the face, especially concentrating on the nose, mouth and eyes. Now all you need to do is take a little powder in your jar lid and twirl your buki brush into it. Now tap off the extras and buff the powder onto your skin. Always try to apply your makeup in downward strokes to avoid having your hairs fluff up on your cheeks. To get that flawless look, trying applying your makeup in layers. First go with a single layer, and if required you can put on a second layer after waiting for a few minutes between applications.
- Choosing the right colors: Depending on your skin color, go in for a foundation that matches your skin. I know of some people who choose their foundation based on the seasons. You can also opt for darker shades that suit your skin for the summer, and lighter shades in the winter. The point to note though is that mineral makeup reflects light, so you’ll have to choose a shade that is darker than the present foundation that you use.
Sometimes, on applying the powder you might find that it looks too powdery. Not to worry; things will be better in a matter of minutes. It takes time for the powder to mix with the oils in the skin and create that realistic look. If the powdery look still remains, I suggest you try a darker shade.
As we age it seems almost impossible to achieve that dazzling look which we all crave for. Now with mineral makeup, see yourself blossom into a fresh, priceless flower. Use these simple tips to create that awesome look that will have everyone going WOW! 🙂