Best mineral makeup for oily skin

Updated April 17, 2017

Oily skin can benefit from mineral make-up, especially the loose or pressed powder forms of the cosmetic. Because it is made up of natural ingredients and free of harsh chemical ingredients, fragrances and/or dyes, mineral make-up is a good choice for oily skin types.

What Is Mineral Makeup?

Mineral make-up, a natural cosmetic option, is a popular option in the beauty world. Most mineral make-up is made from all-natural ingredients, such as the finely ground minerals of mica and zinc oxide and is free of chemicals, fragrances, dyes and other "filler" type ingredients.


Now that mineral make-up has made its way into the mainstream beauty industry, you are able to find a variety of mineral make-up types, brands and price points. Mineral make-up is most commonly found in loose powder form, but can also come in pressed powder, liquid and cream formulations. Prices for mineral make-up can range from £3 to £32 and is easily found everywhere from your local drugstore to high-end day spas.

In my personal experience as a cosmetologist, I have found that for oily skin, the loose or pressed powder versions of mineral make-up are an ideal aid in absorbing excess oil and shine.


Loose powder mineral make-up formulations typically come in a small pot-like container and are applied with a fluffy face brush or kabuki brush. A kabuki brush is a densely bristled brush that applies face make-up, giving a better coverage than a traditional face make-up brush. Pressed powder mineral make-up is a pressed powder that comes in a compact-type container and can be applied with a brush, or more preferably, a sponge or powder puff applicator.


Loose and pressed powder mineral make-up will give oily skin a light, natural finish, as if you have naturally beautiful and flawless skin. It will soak up excess shine and oil, and you can reapply throughout the day without worrying about getting a "cake-like" make-up look.


With seven years' experience as a licensed cosmetologist and make-up artist, I have found there are benefits in using loose and pressed powder mineral make-up for oily skin. These include a mattifying effect for areas with excess shine, a natural-looking finish and a make-up product that is all natural and free of irritating ingredients.

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Kristle Jones, a freelance writer out of Southern California, uses her education, expertise and personal experience to write and blog articles for the Web. Kristle loves writing beauty, health and parenting articles and hopes to share her thoughts with her readers.