Is Mineral Makeup Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?
If you’re one of those people who stay up late at night watching television, you can’t help but run across the occasional infomercial and if that’s the case, you more than likely have seen one of the infomercials touting the benefits of mineral makeup. But is mineral makeup everything it’s cracked up to be, or is it just another too-good-to-be-true product that’s nothing like what it’s supposed to be when you actually use it?
The Exception to the Rule
Ninety-nine percent of the time when I see a television infomercial, I wouldn’t even give a second thought to purchasing the product being advertised. However, when I noticed the local ULTA store was selling the same mineral makeup that was being touted on television and that other, more expensive brands were making similar products, I figured that there might actually be something to this mineral makeup craze.
Bye-Bye Pancake Face
I hate liquid foundation. Always have and always will. At best it offers a “made-up” look and at worst it gives you the look of a pasty pancake. That’s why I was really excited to think that there might actually be some truth to the claims that the mineral makeup infomercials made. So when I saw mineral makeup for sale at ULTA, I splurged and spent the $45 dollars and invested in the mineral makeup starter kit.
When I got the starter kit home, I was a little frustrated. Mineral makeup does end up being a great product, but it can take some time to get used to and you have to learn how to apply it properly. I was also a little annoyed that the $45 starter kit didn’t contain everything I needed to get the finish I wanted. I needed to buy the concealing minerals separately and also had to buy an additional 2 brushes to apply the minerals with the coverage I needed. However, once I had all of the elements that I needed in my mineral makeup collection, the results were phenomenal.
To make a long story short, mineral makeup is indeed everything it promises to be. However, unless you’re willing to spend at least $100 getting everything you need to begin with, you’ll want to stick with the less expensive makeup varieties.