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Healthy Makeup- is there such a thing?

curious if it really works, saw this ad for Heidi Klum on tv yesterday and got interested.

Sun. Mar 22, 10:54am

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Any mineral makeup that does not contain oils or starches is great -- doesn't clog up your pores. I've been using mineral makeup for 2 years now, and don't have any skin problems.


Sunday, March 22, 2009, 11:58 AM

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i don't know anything about heidi klum's makeup, but i am going to be that it is overpriced and probably contains ingredients you don't want to put on to your skin. i would do some research on parabens, propylene glycol, sulfates and artificial coloring.

my two favorite brands: physicians formula organic wear (this stuff is great, and easy to find at your local drug store) and everyday minerals ( for the latter, you can order a sample kit of foundations/blushes and only pay shipping (about $3 in the US). i highly recommend both of these. they're great quality and also affordable.

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 2:31 PM

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ex-Sephora cast member

check out the makeup lines at your local health food store. yes, they sell makeup at the health food store, and you can sample it too!

personally, I don't like the mineral makeup, it doesn't have enough coverage. I can't even begin to tell you how many people came back to return that stuff compared to all the other makeups. I guess the mineral makeup is good if you don't want a lot of coverage, but then, what's the point of wearing makeup if you don't want coverage and a little bit of UMPH!

usually it was the teenagers (moms bought it for their daughters) and grandmas that bought/wore the mineral makeup. The 20 to 30 year olds, and cougary 40+ years old always returned the mineral makeup. That is what I observed.

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 11:39 PM

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I guess one of the draws of mineral makeup for me is that it evens out my complexion a bit without being obvious. In my work setting, it's a social taboo to wear excessive (ie, visible) makeup.

Monday, March 23, 2009, 9:11 AM

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Healthy Makeup is based on not on the actual makeup it self, but your skincare regimen! I've been a professional makeup artist for 10 years and I say the same things to my clients...if you don't have good skincare don't waste your monely on makeup! Makeup should not be worn to hide but to accentuate. Also mineral makeup is def. not better than traditional! Traditional makeup has come a long way! Not knocking mineral makeup, but I have yet to be wowed and have seen certain customers skin suffer because of jumping on the band wagon. Bare Mineral has a great marketing team though...can't be mad at them for that but their product are not well made. You should never feel grit in a should be finely milled. Unfortunately a good milling process would add to overhead cost. If I were to recommend a mineral it would be Laura Mercier or Jane Iredale. A painter needs a good canvas to start working with. If a client sit inmy cahir I want to find out how are they taking care of their skin before we start spending their hard earned money on makeup. Do you wash everynight to remove the day? Even if you don't wear makeup you need to was your face before your head hits the pillow! Are you exfolliating? Do you do a mask (designed for your skin type) at a minimum once a week? Do you even know what your skin type is? Are you taking supplements? Are you incorporating Vitamins A,C and E in your skincare routine? Antioxidants? Are you moisturizing and hydrating? And most importantly are you wearing sunscreen AND sunblock with Zinc??? Makeup should accentuate and not hide!

Monday, March 23, 2009, 9:36 AM

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I've been using Cover Girl's foundation my entire life and have yet to have a problem but that's just me. One thing I will say is Heidi also is pushing The Perfect One bra at Victoria's Secret (the one that's supposed to fit everyone) and as a VS associate I can tell you it fits NO ONE! I wouldn't trust Heidi's judgement on anything ;)

Monday, March 23, 2009, 1:49 PM

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Healthy Make-up

I would like to chime in on this old conversation. I have been a cosmetologist for over 20 years and nothing has compared to the mineral make-up. I would have to disagree with the not covering issue... as mineral make-up was designed and formulated to cover scaring and other skin imperfections. The problem with mineral make-up not living up to the customers satisfaction could be blamed on not being properly instructed in its proper use.
The Bare-Mineral Make-up is good, but not as good as Jane Iredale and the Glo Minerals make-up lines. I have sold both to clients and they love them!!. These mineral lines are tripled milled and therefore will give the smoothest application.
They are also "pharmaceutical strength" which means that they can only be found in Dermatologists offices and at Salons. These were specially formulated for dermatologists to use on clients after skin treatments because they are natural products that do not clog the pores, and contain healing properties to reduce redness and inflammation. They also contain a natural SPF (up to 25% and 27 %) that does not wear off like foundations with SPF chemicals. Once you allpy your mineral make-up you have SPF coverage that will last all day until the make-up is removed.
The skin care specialist selling the minerals will explain to the client what coverage is needed and how to achieve the desired look by the tools used. Their are three different types of brushes that can be used for levels of coverage. A make-up sponge can also be used for more coverage. Both loose and pressed minerals can give a good coverage. With that said, if more coverage is desired in the eye area or other skin impurities or dark spots, then the two toned eye contour and camouflage is recommended.
The problem with women in their forties or older returning the minerals has again do with poor instruction. The mineral make-up dose not clog the pores, and will sometimes accentuate pores, and they also do not fill in small lines. The customer needs to use a filler that is specially made to fill in those areas naturally. Jane Iredale and Glo have formulated a moisturizing filler for this purpose. When the mineral make-up is then applied, it will then give that flawless look that is desired. The dermatologist and cosmetologist usually will recommend that to the clients and patients. I hope that this information helps!

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