Mineral Goddess Make-up FAQs
What are loose mineral cosmetics and why should I use them?
Archaeological evidence shows ground minerals have been used in cosmetics for over six thousand years. Popular with Ancient Egyptians who 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 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 and colours. Our products offer excellent coverage and luxurious high quality ingredients.
My skin is sensitive and I’ve had bad experiences with cosmetics in the past.
Because we do not need or use preservatives, colours or fragrances in our loose Mineral products, the three most common skin irritatants, we have removed the main causes of adverse reactions in cosmetics.
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make-up is committed to using only pure, natural ingredients therefore 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. There are no other irritants such as talc, chemical fillers or any number of harsh preservatives. Another common skin irritant is Bismuth Oxychloride; this ingredient also gives an unnatural shiny effect to the face. Many dermatologists and other skin care professionals recommend 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 are full of chemicals, parabens and irritants, the cosmetics may cause your eyes & skin to become red, irritated & break out because of it’s poor quality.
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 foundation is Zinc Oxide, which promotes healing, calms inflammation and offers drug free sunscreen protection (as does Titanium dioxide).
Does your 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 product, which is not the case for all brands. You can vary the level of coverage by using different brushes, mixing the foundation with your favourite natural 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 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.
Does mineral makeup hide wrinkles and fine lines?
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make-up doesn’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, and Mica, three of the main ingredients in our foundation, reflect light. This means that fine lines, large pores & wrinkles will appear less noticeable offering a 'soft focus' effect. Because our formula is made of the highest quality ingredients with an exceptional formula containing no artificial ingredients or harsh fillers you will find that the coverage is light and smooth not thick and cakey and it will not settle into your facial lines.
I have mature, dry skin. Will your mineral makeup make my skin look dry and flaky?
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make-up is not like traditional powdered makeup and our formulation has 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 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.
Many mineral makeup 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 we use will help your skin recover and maintain its moisture balance. Nevertheless, you should use your favorite natural moisturizer before applying your makeup. You should then allow your skin to absorb your moisturizer well before applying your minerals (otherwise, it will appear blotchy)
Using Our Mineral Goddess Foundation Primer under you foundation will also give your skin a smooth canvas to work on. You may also want to try mixing your minerals with your favorite moisturizer to create your own liquid foundation.
I tried mineral makeup and it looked chalky, thick and cakey, why?
Not all brands of Mineral foundation are equal. The formula you have tried before may not be made for professional use and may be a poor quality formula or contain poor quality ingredients or both. We only use the best quality cosmetic grade minerals in our formulas. If you have had problems, here's a few points to remember:
- Always cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise and wait for your Moisturiser and Foundation Primer to be dry on your face before applying your Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess Foundation.
- It is also very important to use good quality vegan brushes. Once you try one of these brushes you will immediately understand why and you will never want to go back to your ‘animal hair’ types. Another essential thing to remember is to wait 10 to 15 minutes after application to let the minerals and settle into your skin. Always apply your Foundation in fine layers.
- If your makeup looked, chalky, thick or cakey after application, you may have inadvertently applied too much makeup or you may be overcompensating for using a foundation that is too light for your skin tone.
- 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 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?
The key ingredients that assist with sun protection are; Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. These two minerals reflect the suns rays from the skin providing a natural, physical broad spectrum block.
Do you have liquid Foundation or Pressed eye shadows?
We often get asked for this but at this stage don’t have a liquid Foundation formula or a pressed shadow because we love the concentration of Pigments in our products. By including a liquid foundation in our range we would be slightly diluting the coverage of our product and also would have to introduce a preservative because the water in the liquid foundation would eventually cause oxidisation and the product would then spoil. To keep a natural or an organic liquid foundation with natural preservatives in it, the shelf life would be reduced to only 18 months. This is ample for personal use but is not convenient to the professional make-up artist who must carry many foundation shades in their kit. A simple solution if you prefer a fluid foundation is to just mix your Mineral goddess foundation with your favourite moisturiser.
How about Pressed Mineral eye shadows and blush?
Once again, we are often asked for this however we do not want to dilute the incredible pigment-intensity of our shadow products. To make a pressed shadow the products must be mixed with binders such as cornstarch or talc so the product will stay pressed in the pan without crumbling. Again the shelf life will be reduced and so will the products vibrancy.
I have trouble with product spilling and product fallout?
Typically this is simply because you are trying to get too much on your brush. Press only a tiny amount of loose Mineral product into your brush. Tap the Brush into the lid or onto the back of your hand to remove excess product. You should be able to hold your brush upside-down without any of the product falling. If product does fall from your brush you have too much product on the brush. A little goes a long way.
Does Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make-up contain nanoparticle size minerals?
We don’t use nanoparticle size minerals in any of our products. The research surrounding the safety of nanoparticle size ingredients on humans is limited and inconclusive at this time. The very latest results show no harm is caused by nanoparticles in make-up however 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.
Are all your Products Cruelty Free and Vegan?
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess products are all Vegan and cruelty free:
Some Common Make-up ingredients to be aware of:
Often prepared from cochineal (dried insects), by boiling in water to extract the carminic acid and treated to create a red pigment. Products containing this ingredient cannot be certified vegetarian or vegan as it contains animal by-products. As a food dye it has been known to cause severe allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock in some people. 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
Bismuth-Oxychloride is a byproduct of refined lead and copper. It has a pearlescent property to increase whiteness/shininess to mineral makeup. Many expensive mineral makeup brands use this as it is cheap to buy, making it inexpensive filler. Sufferers of acne and roseacea will find that using products containing this ingredient will irritate their skin. The characteristic shininess also makes it harder to photograph well, especially in harsh/hard natural and flash lighting.
Parabens are chemicals mainly used as preservatives. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their report "Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Agents of Subtle Change?" reported that the chemical preservatives called parabens—methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl (alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates)—displayed estrogenic activity in several tests. This means that these chemicals mimic your body's own hormones and can have endocrine-disrupting action when they are rubbed into your body or washed down the drain into your drinking water. These disruptors interfere with your body´s endocrine system: your hypothalamus, your ovaries, and your thyroid—virtually every system in your body. The EPA also stated that "continual introduction of these benzoates (parabens) into sewage treatment systems and directly to recreational waters from the skin leads to the question of risk to aquatic organisms." Scientists in Europe found other endocrine-disrupting body care chemicals in the bodies of fish that humans are eating, and in human breast milk. Parabens are linked to being possible carcinogens & also irritate sensitive eyes and skin giving a burning sensation.
According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, “Talc is a mineral, produced by the mining of talc rocks and then processed by crushing, drying and milling. Processing eliminates a number of trace minerals from the talc, but does not separate minute fibers which are very similar to asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims.” In 1973 the FDA drafted a resolution that would limit the amount of asbestos-like fibers in cosmetic-grade talc. According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, no ruling has been made. Cosmetic-grade talc remains non-regulated by the US federal government. Talc can make sensitive skin feel dry & irritated. It may clog pores, aggravating acne. Talc settles into wrinkles giving a more aged appearance.