There is a specific technique when it comes to applying mineral makeup. i.d. bareMinerals calls it Swirl, Tap, Buff. Erth Mineral Makeup calls it Twirl, Tap and Brush. But they are all the same when it comes to the process.
I had a little problem initially but with practice, it became real easy. I saw the mineral makeup application video on i.d. Minerals website and realised that I was on track, except that instead of putting the powder on the lid, what I do is to use my brush to pick up the powder, then swirl it on the lid then tap the excess off. This helps to prevent unnecessary wastage.
What I found most interesting about mineral makeup application is, the mineral concealer can go over the foundation, as well as under (not both as it would be too much). I actually find this concealing process rather tricky because it’s kind of difficult to blend powder on specific areas that well. I guess I need more practise to perfect the application.
And to finish off, I apply another coat of Moth veil powder to sort of seal the makeup, giving it a smoother coverage. I don’t see a lot of difference and can’t really see my pores being totally concealed though I would concede that it gives my face a softer and less shiny look. The real test however, comes during midday when I noticed that my face don’t look as oily as it usually is and my makeup still looks quite nice till the end of the day.
With mineral makeup, I find I have the option not to spritz my face with a face mist. This is impossible with compact powder.
Well, you probably can tell that I’m a MMU convert now. Mineral makeup is definitely suitable for Asian skin but the crux is finding the right tone to suit your skin type. Both 1.0 and 1.2 Erth Minerals Foundation for example is suitable for me but I really like 1.2 better because of the golden undertones, giving me a healthier glow.