Best mineral makeup for oily skin

Written by kristle jones | 13/05/2017
Best mineral makeup for oily skin
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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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