Mineral Goddess Make-up FAQs
Most Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess and Xtreme Runway products are all Vegan and cruelty-free.
Animals are not used in testing any of our Products or ingredients. We do not use any animal parts or by-products. Lanolin, Carmine, Beeswax etc are not used in our formulas or Sable or any other animal hair in our brushes.
Are your Products Organic?
No, our products are not organic even though they do contain certified organic ingredients. Our products cannot be listed as certified organic as to do this 70% of the product must be certified organic based. Our products are extremely highly pigmented from natural minerals which are natural from the earth and not grown so they cannot be classed as organic. Minerals pigments come directly from the earth, which means they cannot be called organic. All our products are non-irritating and safe.
My skin is sensitive and I’ve had bad experiences with cosmetics in the past.
Because we do not need or use harmful preservatives, colours or fragrances in our loose Mineral Goddess products, the three most common skin irritants, 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 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.
Does Loose 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 non-sparkly 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 concentration of Pigments, 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 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?
Not all brands of Mineral foundation are equal. The brand 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. Our formulas are tried and tested by professional makeup artists to only be exceptional quality. If you have had problems before, a few points to remember are listed
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?
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.
Are your Cream foundations suitable for all skin types?
Our Luxury cream foundation is a nourishing skincare foundation. It is suitable for all skin types. It does have a natural oil base so those with very oily skin like to mix it with our Mineral Foundation Primer to lighten the richness of the product. You may set cream foundation with our Loose Mineral Foundation or Setting powder.
Are your Mineral Goddess products 100% natural?
Yes they certainly are 100% natural and contain certified organic and naturally derived ingredients.
Are your Xtreme runway products 100% natural?
As we mentioned above our Xtreme Runway formulas do contain some safe non-natural ingredients. Our Xtreme Runway products are 70-98% organic or natural, contain certified organic ingredients, naturally derived ingredients and pure minerals, they do also contain a very minute amount of non-natural ingredients.
Does Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess or Xtreme Runway make-up contain nanoparticle size minerals or ingredients?
We don’t use nanoparticle size minerals or ingredients in any of our products. The research surrounding the safety of nanoparticle size ingredients on humans is limited at this time.
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
Often prepared from cochineal (dried insects), by boiling them 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 byproducts. 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 chemical 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. Parebens 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 apparently sometimes does not separate minute fibers which are very similar to asbestos. It is very close in proximity to Asbestos in the earth. 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 federal government but is said to be asbestos free. We avoid Talc as many people like to avoid it. Talc also make-s sensitive skin feel dry & irritated. Clogs pores agreivaring acne. It settles into wrinkles giving an aged appearance.lines.e P