Have you noticed? One of the latest beauty trends is the move to mineral makeup. Women are loving the benefits they get from using it. Plus they’re loving how it looks and feels on their skin.
Pop Quiz – Did you know that an estimated 44% of women don’t like to leave the house without makeup on? And did you know that research has found there are two main reasons women wear makeup. For some women it’s about camouflage. Women who feel anxious or insecure tend to use makeup to appear less noticeable. For others, it’s the opposite. They wear makeup to feel more confident, sociable, and assertive.
Whatever your reasons for wearing makeup – and there could be many – the relationship you have with your makeup is (hopefully) like the one you have with your BFF. You’re going to go everywhere together, get up close and personal and you want to know she’s got your back.
Let me ask you a question… When choosing which makeup brand you use do you value ethically sourced, no-tox, all-natural ingredients over price? If you said yes, then I want to introduce you to my makeup BFF – Savvy Minerals by Young Living.
Let me count the ways
So, why do I choose to use Savvy Minerals by Young Living over conventional makeup? Here are my Top 8 reasons:
Pure mineral makeup binds to oils not water. This gives the makeup a natural water resistance and is much better for your skin than conventional cosmetics. Conventional makeup contains chemicals, oils and other additives that can either irritate sensitive skin or cause unnecessary breakouts.
Makeup is actually good for people to wear, as long as they’re not wearing products harmful to their skin. Unfortunately, most of the cheaper foundations on the market have a list of ingredients that are potentially harmful to your skin and your hormones.
Mineral makeup is the safest because it adheres to the natural oils in a person’s skin and doesn’t seep into the pores. Makeup acts as a protecting agent against free radicals. Almost any barrier between your skin and the environment is good, so long as it’s still letting your skin breathe, which most makeups don’t. Mineral foundation allows your skin to breathe while still offering protection.
When mineral makeup is done right, it’s much more versatile than most makeup. You can mix the mineral foundation with water, moisturisers and creams to make a liquid foundation consistency, if that’s what you like. You can conceal with it or just use it as a light coverage.
Loose powder mineral pigments can turn into anything you can think of. The loose powder pigments are what companies use to color cosmetics. Savvy Minerals carries these loose powder pigments with no additives, fillers, or dyes. You can use it as eye shadow, eyeliner, lip gloss, hair highlights, body shimmer, blush, etc. When working with the Mineral it blends with almost anything. For example, I’ve used the blushes as an eyeshadow and the eyeshadow with a lip balm as a lip gloss.
3. Longer shelf life
Most pure mineral makeup has a very long and stable shelf life. Everyone wants to have their makeup collection without having to worry about throwing items out because they’ve gone bad. Some women don’t like wearing foundation everyday, they want to have something that they don’t have to throw away after spending good money on it. Most companies put fillers and additives in their products for that exact reason … to make you use them up quicker, or make them go bad faster.
Mineral makeup is simple and inert, it does not harbour bacteria because there is no organic material in it for the bacteria to grow. It is beautiful and comforting to know the same simplicity is on your face. When I was wearing Foundation to work everyday one jar of the Savvy Minerals by Young Living powder foundation lasted me about 8 weeks but obviously if you don’t wear it everyday then you will get a lot longer from one jar. So you will want a long shelf life but not at the expense of having nasty chemicals in your makeup.
4. Higher quality mineral makeup
Savvy Minerals by Young Living have very few ingredients. Young Living Savvy Minerals makeup has a base ingredient of mica and the mica is ethically sourced from the USA. Mica does have a nemesis in the cosmetic industry called “talc.” Yes, talc is technically a mineral and used by almost every cosmetic company as their #1 ingredient. However it’s a cheap and wasteful filler. Talc is soft and appealing to the touch, yet its adherence to the skin is incomparable to mica. And mica is also less cakey then talc.
5. Long lasting
Mineral makeup is not only long lasting on your shelf, but also on your skin. The pigment lasts a long time and a little goes a long way. With Savvy Minerals using very little can give a basic coverage. For extra coverage, after lightly applying the mineral base, women can use a more concentrated amount of foundation to conceal the areas that may need special attention. This makes mineral makeup last a lot longer on your skin.
6. Free of nasties
Savvy Minerals by Young Living products are formulated without bismuth, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrances. There is also no non-nanoparticle minerals. This means the minerals are not small enough to get into your cells and bloodstream where they can potentially cause damage. Any mineral, or any substance, can be potentially dangerous if it is a nanoparticle.
Savvy Minerals by Young Living makeup is not tested on animals, and all of the products have vegetarian or vegan-friendly formulas! In fact, all Savvy Minerals by Young Living products have a vegan formula except for the lipstick, which contains beeswax.
8. Easy to apply mineral makeup
If you think applying mineral makeup is hard, you’re applying it the wrong way! Using the Savvy Minerals Misting Spray, a foundation brush, and applying minerals to a freshly primed face makes a huge difference in coverage. This mineral makeup is perfect for when you have five minutes and are going for a natural look or when you have more time and want a bold, dramatic look. The minerals layer and build on each other, so it’s great for a natural, dramatic, or anything in between look. You can even blend your colours together! The options are endless!
Savvy Minerals makeup – your new BFF
Each Savvy Minerals by Young Living product is created with quality, purity, and safety in mind. So now you can feel great about what you’re putting on your face and condifent in your look. Make the switch to something better!