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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.

~steam

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 (http://www.everydayminerals.com). 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 powder...it 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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