When you reach a more mature age, there are a few subtle changes you can make to your makeup routine to focus and highlight different areas of your face. If you’re interested in finding out a few tips read on.
The Right Foundation
We have spoken about this in quite a few blog posts recently, but it really is one of the most important steps to getting your makeup look right. Making sure you are using the right colour for you. (If you have been using the same colour for quite some time it might be worth switching it up a bit to ensure it is actually the best colour for you). You will also need to have different colour foundation for Summer and Winter.
If choosing a mineral foundation colour just know that Mineral Makeup is very forgiving and covers a range of skin colours, which makes choosing the right colour that little bit easier.
Choose A Lighter More Natural Shade For Your Lips
Steer away from dark colour lip shades as they tend to be more ageing. Lighter colours like pinks and roses are much softer and produce a more natural
Eye Pencils Instead Of Liquid Eyeliner
Eye pencils create a softer look, smudging the eye pencil is also a nice technique to try. Don’t put eyeliner on the inside of your eyes particularly if you have small eyes as it will only make them looks smaller. Also grey instead of black eye pencil is always a good choice. MiSMo’s Slate Eye Pencil would be ideal.
Your eyebrows frame your face and it is really important to finish off your makeup look with your eyebrows. MiSMo offers two options: Brow Define, a very easy to use butter or Eyebrow/Eyeliner pencil. Highlighting your eyebrows helps to give them shape, definition and of course colour.
Try Some Highlighter
Using a highlighter in a few specific areas can help to give a lovely glow. Highlighter can be applied to just above the cheekbones, under the eye and under the brow line. A touch can also be applied to cupids bow.
After everything is said and done a more natural makeup look is always a good choice each and every time, which is a great rule of thumb to follow at any age.
Enough with our tips, are there any makeup tips you already apply that you could share with us?
Mineral makeup is from ancient times possibly as far back as 3000 BC, minerals where taken from the earth, pulverised with a pumice stone and ground down into fine particles, they where then used for skin decoration. Back then they’d never heard of chemicals, fillers or nasty parabens. Only raw natural ingredients were available and they certainly used them.
In the 1970’s mineral makeup made its come back and now has been around for years, Mineral makeup – this decades “buzz” word is everywhere you go right now, supermarkets, big department stores, pharmacies and the like. As we move through this age we are becoming more health conscious and we are questioning what we are putting in and on our bodies. It can be very confusing as to which brand to buy and then you have to wrap your brain around the ingredient list.
Mineral makeup is available as loose powder, pressed powder in compacts and liquid. The most pure form is always loose powder.
When choosing a mineral makeup it’s not necessarily what’s in the makeup that’s important, but it’s deciphering what’s not in the makeup. You’ll want to know what nasties are included in your little pot of joy and even when you read the words are you up with the scientific lingo.
What to watch for are ingredients such as:
-Talc, known to clog pores
-Bismuth-Oxychloride (a known irritant that causes acne and makes skin itch)
-Parabens used as preservatives. The trouble with parabens is there is a definite causal link to some cancers, definitely one to avoid
-Mineral oil a petrochemical made from crude oil, dyes and artificial fragrance
Mismo Mineral Makeup has been researched with the intention of offering a product that’s safe to use and one we can feel proud of. Containing a list of natural ingredients it’s a true pure product and has many benefits:
Here’s a list of our ingredients and how they help your skin:
- -Kaolin clay – known as china clay and is great for sun protection, absorbs fats from the skin, refines pores and help clear up breakouts.
- -Magnesium Myristate – An earth mineral with disinfecting properties and supports the inter-cellular matrix (holds skin together to keep bacteria out and moisture in) aids slip and adhesion.
- -Titanium Dioxide – A UVA & UVB ray blocker and great for sensitive and rosacea effected skin types, makes makeup water resistant.
- -Zinc Oxide – Another sunscreen that calms irritation, great for healing.
- -Iron Oxide – Natural and safe to use colours, and there are heaps of them.
- Serecites – Aids adhesion and shine which reduces the appearance of fine lines
MiSMo doesn’t contain mineral oils that are disastrous for acne prone skins and there are no nasty side effects because this mineral make up doesn’t contain any chemicals or preservatives.
Mineral makeup is so versatile and can be applied dry with a brush – best for oiler complexions or mixed with our ACE serum to create an oil based formulation suitable for dry skins or mixed with one of our moisturisers for a lovely creamy consistency that glides over your skin for a dewy look.
It’s all possible you can feel marvellous while looking after your skin and not to mention you’ll look sharp doing it.
Before & After – Amazing Coverage of Scars & Pigmentation
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Mineral Makeup has to be the best change to cosmetics in the last 50 years. The Benefits go on and on:
- It feels as light as air
- Won’t clog pores
- Calms and camouflages red skin
- Breathes (imagine a fish’s scales gently rising and falling)
- Is natural and gives a stunning natural finish
- Provides a high sun protection factor
- Holds up in very humid climates
- Is safe to use one acne skins
- Locally manufactured from Australian minerals
- Quick and EASY
Mineral Makeup is perfect for all skin types including dry and oily, and is very economical. It is a foundation, powder and concealer all in one.
For those with redness or pigmentation which needs to be concealed the problem is over with a sweep of the brush. No more messy concealers or green tinted creams which make you look like a clown.
Even during an outbreak of Rosacea or pimples disguising the redness and angry surface will make you feel 100% better about your appearance. This in itself will help shorten the outbreak as stress extends these conditions.
Needless to say I’m hooked on minerals. For a long while I avoided loose minerals thinking they were too messy until one day a makeup artist suggested placing a tissue on the bench before starting the makeup routine. Problem solved in one small step.
Other advantages having the tissue on the bench include somewhere to wipe brushes after use for eyeshadow or eyeliner.
I tried really hard to use the mineral makeup in compacts for ease of use but it did not stay on my face for more than a few hours. Compact Mineral Makeup also contains dimethicone, necessary to hold the powder together but it is not a natural ingredient.
Mineral Makeup colours are very forgiving, meaning one colour can suit many skin colour tones. For people who develop some tan during summer and that is most countries, 2 makeup colours should be on hand. One for the cool seasons when you are more pale and one to use during summer. The beauty of loose minerals is colours can easily be mixed to get just the perfect colour.
MiSMo sell sample pots of mineral makeup so you can try the colour before purchasing or mix 2 colours to achieve that perfect shade.
Mineral eyeshadows give huge choices in colour tone. Use dry and colours can be soft through to strong. Use wet to achieve a “foiling” effect. The colours are dramatic and adhere very well.
Ingredients to avoid are talc and bismuth oxychloride. Bismuth can make your skin very itchy and worse still if you are prone to breakouts get ready for a big one.
Blush works well on darker skin shades from olive through to very dark. It lifts skin tone. Lighter skins can use either blush, bronzer or both.
Applying a moisturiser is essential before using Mineral makeup. Oil is the magic that gives long adhesion and a natural silky look. Mineral makeup can be applied directly after using an oil and that includes MiSMo A-C-E Vitamin C serum, perfect for dry skin types. The look is very much like a liquid in this case.
For those with very oily skin an oil free moisturiser is fine as your natural oils with come through within minutes and bind minerals to skin.
Makeup is fun and age doesn’t need to change that. Observe friends who don’t wear makeup. They rarely look as attractive or “finished” in appearance. It takes only a few moments to apply mineral makeup foundation and a minute to add blush and eyeshadow.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR TO LOOK LIKE ONE
Mineral Makeup is a great solution for sunscreen for your face. Many women are very sensitive to
Sunscreen made using the common chemical ingredient Octyl methoxycinnimate often blocks pores and causes flare-ups and pimples on the face. This is a common
occurence for many children and adults anywhere on the body.
Sunscreen is still essential for UV protection on the body so choose one containing titanium and zinc oxide.
The face, however, does have an alternative.
Mineral Makeup is that alternative.
When choosing a Mineral Makeup, look for a Mineral powder that contains Titanium Dioxide and Zinc oxide for maximum protection. These will usually give
15+ SPF when a light covering is applied and 30 SPF or more when more than one coat of Mineral foundation is applied.
The extra benefit using Mineral Makeup is you look fantastic at the same time as protecting your precious face from sun damage.
A quality Mineral Makeup:
- will not block pores
- feels as light as air
- gives excellent coverage for pigmentation and Rosacea
- will not irritate the skin
- looks natural
- is waterproof
- has high SPF factor
The sun is our worst enemy when it comes to lines, wrinkles and pigmentation marks. Skin needs to be well protected.
Something else that does need to be considered is the body needs Vitamin D for bone strength and that is supplied by sunlight. An easy way around this
is to go for an early morning walk without sunscreen before any heat is in the sun.
Lack of Vitamin D is a serious problem these days and shows no obvious symptoms. Osteoporosis is the concern with low levels of Vitamin D. Have a check
every few years to ensure your bones are in good condition. It is painless except for about $80 out of your pocket.
What not to have in Mineral Makeup:
- No Bismuth Oxychloride
- No Dimethicone
- No Talc
- No Nanoparticles
Titanium Doixide: Zinc Oxide: Boron: Magnesium Myristate: Rice Powder.
These natural ingredients will give a beautiful silk finish powder to make you look years younger and also provide full protection from the harmful UV
Why not try some Mineral Makeup Samples!