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Is mineral makeup too drying?

mineral makeup ingredients 1 Is mineral makeup too drying?

Some time ago, a friend mentioned to me that her aesthetician told her that mineral makeup is too drying for our skin. I was pretty curious and I wanted to know why but I could not establish the reasons immediately. Then recently, when I started using my UV Natural Sunscreen, I noticed that my skin feels somewhat drier after a few hours and I got curious. Is it because of the 24.8% Zinc Oxide?  If that is the case, could it be the cause for mineral makeup to be too drying as well then?

Bisous Minerals exclusive promo offer

bisous mineral makeup Bisous Minerals exclusive promo offer

Further to my product review on Bisous Minerals Weightless Lasting Foundation last week,  I’m pleased to present an “Exclusive Offer to All Viva Woman Readers from Bisous Minerals”.

From now till 31 March 2009, you can enjoy  a 10% discount on all full size orders (excluding Collections Items) and FREE shipping on international orders of US$75 and above from Bisous Minerals.   The promo code is: VIVAWO.  Please note that shipping charges will still be calculated and collected during checkout but they will be reimbursed. 

Bisous Minerals Weightless Lasting Foundation

Bisous Minerals Bisous Minerals Weightless Lasting Foundation

While I don’t play with a lot of makeup, foundation powder is a beauty product I can’t do without. Besides my quest for the perfect sunscreen, I’m also always looking out for the perfect foundation. With the introduction of mineral makeup, I thought my quest was over but since having a breakout, I think my confidence in using such makeup has been shaken. So these days, I’m very careful when it comes to using mineral makeup, especially those with a long ingredient list.

Mineral Makeup: Maybelline Pure Mineral

maybelline pure mineral Mineral Makeup: Maybelline Pure Mineral

I hardly look at Maybelline products but I came across information on the Maybelline Pure Mineral line which is a new line of mineral makeup while going through their China and Japanese websites. This looks to be a new release which I haven’t seen in Singapore yet. That, or I am so darn blind.

The packaging is quite attractive, going by the pictures alone. In the US, the line is known as Mineral Power instead of Pure Mineral and their Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation comes in 8 shades instead of the 6 shades under Pure Mineral.