What Exactly Is Mineral Makeup?

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We’ve told you about lots of different mineral makeup products, but you may still be wondering, what the heck is that stuff?

Consisting purely of minerals and pigments found in nature, mineral makeup is all natural and free of ingredients that can harm the skin. According to mineral makeup guru Jane Iredale, “It’s really more about what’s not in the product,” namely talc, dyes and preservatives.

“Mineral makeup consists of concentrated pigment, whereas in regular makeup, that pigment is stretched through the use of fillers,” she says. These fillers allow cosmetic companies to manipulate colors easily and inexpensively, leading to products that have no beneficial effect on skin.

Mineral makeup, on the other hand, is inert, meaning it will not cause the skin to react, making it perfect for any and every skin type.

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