I am an avid user of mineral makeup. When I first heard of it a few years ago, it sounded like the answer to my problems; sensitive, acne skin wants high coverage but natural foundation! I thought I found it and have used a variety of brands since then but recently, I started investigating mineral makeup further...
What is it?
Essentially, mineral makeup is makeup that is composed of natural, earth minerals that have been finely ground.
Rumour has it that it was first created in the 70s, in California.
Is it good/better for us?
Critics say that mineral makeup is a marketing ploy. The key ingredients to most mineral cosmetics are mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and these are used in many other cosmetics that are not branded as mineral.