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.
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.
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.