The pros and cons to mineral makeup

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Natural mineral makeup

Cosmetic compacts can lead to blotching and irritation of the skin. But you need a substitute to cover the excess shine and get an even skin tone. So, mineral loose powder makeup which is devoid of harsh chemicals was introduced for sensitive skin. However, even this mineral makeup has both pros and cons.

Pros of mineral makeup

  • Mineral makeup is non-comedogenic or non-occlusive and thus it doesn’t block your pores. For instance, Lancôme loose powder is ideal for acne prone skin as it prevents outbreak of pimples by letting the skin breathe.
  • Mineral makeup does not contain harsh chemicals or preservatives.
  • The mineral loose powder is light and you can build up layers as per your makeup requirement.
  • Along with a natural sheen, many products like Proactiv Sheer Finish Mineral Loose Powder absorb excess oil.
  • They contain natural UV, which protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Loose mineral powder

Cons of mineral make up

Even with claims of being natural and pure, there are some cons in mineral makeup that can lead to skin complaints. These include-

  • Mineral makeup contains ingredients like Bismuth Oxychloride and Mica, which lead to skin irritation and blotchiness.
  • Loose powder is difficult to apply and the process can get messy. Often the powder falls on the floor and dress in spite of using special tubs.
  • The powder may give a natural and light look at first glance. But on closer observation you would notice cakey or streaky skin. This is quite visible in stark lights or during the daytime.

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