Have you checked out the new Nature’s Minerals Make-Up from The Body Shop? I took a look at the range over the weekend and was fairly impressed with its look and feel. The ingredients also seem quite safe for me but I stopped short of getting it when I was told by the SA that the foundation powder would oxidize and I should choose one shade lighter. In addition, I thought that 5g of foundation powder at S$42.90 was quite expensive.
Lana, a regular reader of Viva Woman, left me a question asking if mineral makeup expire or go bad and I thought it’s a good question which warrants a blog post.
If you’re a user of mineral makeup, you should have noticed that most brands indicate that their mineral makeup have an indefinite shelf life because:
- they are made from inorganic ingredients that contain inert minerals
- the inorganic ingredients cannot support microbial growth
- they contain no moisture and bacteria cannot form and thrive
- they do not use preservatives, fillers or synthetic dyes.
Sometime ago, some readers left comments in one of my entries that the Everyday Mineral foundation they’ve used changed to a darker tone after a few hours. One even commented that hers turned to an orange hue! I didn’t think I had a problem with mine until recently. I noticed on at least two occasions, the color turned somewhat darker by the end of the day. I also checked and noticed that my face was particularly oily on those days. Is this what is meant by oxidization of makeup?
If you’re keen to try mineral makeup but have no idea where to start, why not take advantage of the free samplers or inexpensive samples? Some of these are available at no shipping cost or even if they charge, are fairly nominal.
Everyday Minerals Free Sample Makeup Kit
Get 3 free foundations, 1 free blush & face color + 1 free concealer. Pay a small international shipping charge.