Compact, mineral or loose powder?

My mum returned me the mineral powder foundation I got her a couple of months ago, saying that it’s not suitable for her.  My best friend, who tried some of the samples I gave her also had few good things to say about them.  It looks like, despite the raves, mineral makeup is not for everyone.   While I’ve been using mineral makeup…

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Mineral makeup is causing my face to itch

I never imagined I would suffer from a breakout from using skincare or makeup but yes, it had to happened.  I am suffering from a bout of bad itchy rash on my forehead and under my eye area which is refusing to subside quickly.  After examining my skincare routine and makeup, I believe the culprit to be a matt mineral veil from…

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Buying mineral makeup in Singapore

A few people have emailed me asking where they can obtain mineral makeup in Singapore.  Honestly, I’m not aware of many but of late, I came across a few more and so I thought I’ll list it down here for those interested.  If you know of anymore or you’re a company here selling mineral makeup…

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Erth mineral eyeshadow review

I received these eyeshadows from Erth Mineral Makeup sometime ago but didn’t experiment with them until about a month or two ago.  Initially, I found the violet, sea & moss in the same order as the picture above too light for my liking but recently, I’m loving these sparkly shades for a soft and sheer hue.  I don’t like to use a lot of…

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Avoid using avobenzone sunscreen and mineral makeup

While writing the earlier entry Do Mineral Makeup Pose Health Risks, I read that there is evidence that uncoated titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) can degrade avobenzone so it is best not to layer non-micronized mineral makeup with an avobenzone containing chemical sunscreen. This is apparently confirmed by this Stability Study of Avobenzone with Inorganic Sunscreens by Uyen…

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