Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mineral Powder Makeup


When I was much younger and had abundant time I was a liquid foundation girl. I did the whole nine yards. Concealer, liquid foundation, matte powder then applied contour powder. This was all before applying the colors. Once kids came along I relied on liquid foundation and matte powder only. Who has time for all those other steps? Then along came mineral powder makeup. I thought this is the answer to my prayers. It had the coverage of liquid foundation and the ease of powder application. One step makeup from now on.
Unfortunately, the name brand mineral powder had too much coverage. I ended up looking like I was wearing a mask by the end of the day. It just loved to sink into my pores for some reason. Of course everybody who makes makeup introduced their own brand of mineral powder makeup and I was an avid Avon follower so I tried their powder. While it had good coverage it also had a sheen. My skin looked oily by the end of the day no matter how much I carefully blotted. After my Avon Lady’s retirement I tried Sephora but couldn’t find the right color. There were visible lines of demarcation.
I’m still a lover of mineral powder makeup; it’s easy to use and goes on quickly. I was relieved to find that Mary Kay has a line of mineral powder makeup. They actually have my color and the finish is matte not shiny. I’ve been using it awhile now and am happy with the results. I don’t end up with a sweaty looking face by the end of the day and it doesn’t clump and create a mask effect. Best of all they have my color. You wouldn’t think finding your color would be that hard but it actually is as I’ve experienced.
So now I use the mineral powder makeup from Mary Kay. They have loose powder with a cute little brush that is actually good quality. A poor quality brush scratches and pokes your face when you apply powder; Mary Kay’s brushes do not. They also have mineral powder in a compact that can be applied with a puff. This allows for quick applications on those days when I don’t have time for much more than some powder and lip gloss. I have to say overall I’m quite pleased with Mary Kay’s product line; you should give them a try.


  1. I used to do the whole concealer, liquid foundation, and matte powder....thank god for mineral powder makeup! I've been using it for about 10 years now and my face has never felt lighter!

  2. I love mineral powder makeup, light and easy. Don't know how we put up with all those steps and stuff on our faces before mineral powder.