Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to tell if your mineral makeup is really made of minerals...

Got this in an email too. I'm going to try it out sometime this week. Don't worry, I'll be posting a LOT of pics of my latest knitting designs up here soon. I've been busy with work, being tired a lot and kind of sick, class, and knitting in all my free time. Should be getting stuff up fairly soon, though.

Every beauty buff would agree: the search to find makeup that doesn’t clog pores and just works with the skin is never ending. Mineral makeup, a somewhat new addition to the beauty market, has become increasingly popular over the past few years as it can be used for all skin types, has fewer added chemicals and allows the skin to breathe. But, beware – is every brand of mineral makeup really true mineral makeup?

Camille Meyer, Founder of Color by Camille Mineral Makeup, a mineral-based makeup line infused with enriching ingredients to create a smooth and polished look, sold exclusively at TriBeCa MedSpa, gives you a step-by-step test on how you can determine if your mineral makeup is really a true mineral makeup.

“Brush Up” on Ways to Reveal True Mineral Makeup

  • Scrape ¼ tablespoon of powder mix into ½ cup of water
  • Mix blend for 5-10 seconds
  • The powder mix should float on top of the water
  • If blend mixes with water and transforms into a milky substance or the powder sinks to the bottom – your powder mix is not true mineral makeup
  • Finally, insert your finger into the water – if the powder mix on your finger goes from “gooey” to “powdery” when rubbing fingers together, you’ve found a true mineral makeup