What are Loose mineral cosmetics?
Archaeological evidence shows ground minerals have been used in cosmetics for over six thousand years. Popular with Ancient Egyptians used crushed mica for body shimmer and eye colour and many Indigenous tribes have also painted their bodies with oxides and minerals.
Loose, dry mineral powders contain no moisture and are classed as inorganic. Bacteria are unable to survive on loose minerals, therefore, our loose mineral makeup does not require chemical preservatives, oils, waxes, fillers or gums to preserve them or help try to prolong their shelf life.
Loose minerals are a perfect option because they are concentrated, lightweight and don’t clog your pores. The minerals sit on the surface of the skin without blocking the pores and protect the skin from many air-borne pollutants.
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess makeup is made from the highest grade natural minerals that are ground into a fine powder, purified and processed for use in cosmetics to create professional coverage & colours. Our products achieve professional results offer excellent coverage and luxurious high-quality ingredients.
Are all your Products Vegan and Cruelty Free?
Are your Products Organic?
My skin is sensitive and I’ve had bad experiences with cosmetics in the past.
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make-up is committed to using only pure, natural and safe ingredients. You will not find ingredients that are likely to cause irritation (even if they are natural) in our products. People with rosacea or acne can safely use our products.
Our Xtreme Runway Products do contain a small amount of safe non-natural ingredients to achieve a high performing, stable or Vegan Product such as our Xtreme Runway Lipstick, it contains a small amount of Food Grade colouring to produce the intensity of the shades that are not possible to produce naturally, Cruelty Free and Vegan. A bright Red lipstick, for instance, cannot be produced naturally without the use of Carmine - Beetle Dye from the Cochineal insect!
It is also impossible to produce a water-resistant mascara that is 100% natural. We have chosen to have these products available as we are a professional brand, but in a much healthier and kinder formula than offered by other brands. If you have any concerns please check our Ingredient lists.
There are no other irritants such as talc, chemical fillers or any harsh preservatives. Another common skin irritant is Bismuth oxycloride; this ingredient also gives an unnatural shiny effect to the face and makes the poor look large.
Many dermatologists and other skin care professionals recommend a loose mineral foundation for people with a range of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, sensitive skin, dry skin and oily skin.
If you buy cosmetics that contain harsh chemicals, parabens and irritants, the cosmetics may cause your eyes & skin to become red, irritated & your skin may break out because of these irritants.
There is no 100% guarantee as with any product. However, less is more in this case and the more natural and pure your makeup is, the less likely you are to have breakouts or experience an allergic reaction. One of the primary ingredients in our Loose Mineral Goddess foundation is Zinc Oxide, which promotes healing, calms inflammation and offers drug-free sunscreen protection (as doe’s Titanium dioxide).
Does your Loose mineral makeup offer complete coverage?
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make-up offers full photographic to sheer coverage. It depends on how you apply our products, which is not the case for all brands. You can vary the level of coverage by using different brushes, mixing the foundations with your favorite natural facial oil or moisturizer or layering your Mineral Goddess Foundation.
Using our dense synthetic Kabuki brushes gives heavier coverage than using our fluffier #2 large powder brush.
By mixing the foundation with your natural moisturizer oil or balm can also vary the coverage. You may layer your foundation by adding multiple thin layers using a Kabuki brush. The more layers you apply the more coverage you will achieve and don’t forget that a little goes a long way. You can also apply Mineral Goddess Concealer and our Luxury Cream foundation under your loose Mineral foundation for extra coverage. Mixi9ng or Luxury Cream foundation with our Foundation Primer creates a beautiful BB cream.
I have mature, dry skin. Will your mineral makeup make my skin look dry and flaky?
Kylie’s Professional Loose Mineral Goddess make-up is not like traditional powdered makeup as the product contains pure pigments and our formulations have been especially formulated for all age groups, complete coverage, and long-wearing abilities. Our foundation is made with a unique blend of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which works as a sunscreen, has healing properties, is virtually translucent, and actually helps maintain skin moisture. Our Iron oxides are highly pigmented with non-sparkly mica to add smoothness & adhesion, a minute amount of Kaolin clay giving a matt appearance and long-lasting adhesion. These things differentiate our products from others.
NB: Many mineral makeup brands contain way too much Kaolin clay and or magnesium stearate that can look drying in a foundation blend. Magnesiun sterate is great in matt eyeshadow but not so great in Foundation blends.
Many brands (read the ingredients) use talc, bismuth or other ingredients that can be irritants. These ingredients may make your dry skin, look worse and may also draw moisture out of the skin. The pure ingredients and finest formulas we offer will help your skin recover and maintain its moisture balance.
Nevertheless, you should use your favorite natural moisturizer before applying your makeup. You should allow your skin to absorb your moisturizer well before applying your minerals (otherwise, it will appear blotchy). Using Our Mineral Goddess Foundation Primer under your foundation will also give your skin a smooth canvas to work on. You may also want to try mixing your Loose minerals with your favorite facial oil, balm or moisturizer to create your own liquid foundation. If you work in air-conditioning you may benefit from spaying you face with a facial hydration spray throughout the day to help keep your skin hydrated.
I have tried Loose mineral makeup and it looked chalky, thick and cakey, why?
Always cleanse, exfoliate regularly, moisturize and wait for your Moisturiser and Foundation Primer to be dry on your face before applying your Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess Foundation.
It’s also very important to use good quality vegan brushes. Once you try one of these brushes you will immediately know you will never want to go back to your old ‘animal hair’ types. Another essential thing to remember is to wait 10 to 15 minutes after application to let the minerals settle into your skin. Always apply your Foundation in fine layers. Two x fine layers are better than One x thick layer.
If your makeup looked, chalky, thick or cakey after application, you may have inadvertently applied way too much makeup, the shade was too pink in undertone and you also may have used a shade that was way to light for your skin tone. Foundation that is too light or too pink for your skin tone never looks nice.
If your skin leans toward the dry side, or you have combination skin with dry areas, you may not be giving your skin enough moisture. Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess Foundation Primer will alleviate this problem and give you an even surface to work with.
Another cause of a dry/chalky appearance can be dead skin cells. These must be removed to create the best canvas for minerals or any kind of makeup. Be sure to exfoliate regularly.
How do minerals provide natural sun protection?
Are your Cream foundations suitable for all skin types?
Are your Mineral Goddess products 100% natural?
Are your Xtreme runway products 100% natural?
Does Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess or Xtreme Runway make-up contain nanoparticle size minerals or ingredients?
Current scientific research suggests that exposure to at least some nanomaterials, engineered nanoparticles, nanodevices, or the products of nanobiotechnology, may result in harm to human health and the environment and because this area of research is still emerging and as the long-term effects are still unknown we don’t have nanoparticle size ingredients in our formulas.
Some Common Make-up ingredients to be aware of
Food and cosmetic products containing carmine-based dye may be a concern for people allergic to carmine, or people choosing not to consume any or certain animals