The most talked-about and the quirkiest singer, Lady Gaga said, “I don’t think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one. ”
Kudos to her! She is the best example of a makeup junkie. Some defend using make-up or are apologetic about it. And look at her. She is the least apologetic about using makeup and being glamorous. But to each, its own! Lady Gaga and many like her let the world see their personality through makeup. Their style of makeup is a window to their personality and mood.
But it goes without saying that excessive use of makeup, which is loaded with chemicals does more harm than good. These makeup products cause allergic reactions in few such as pimples, rashes, and irritation on skin. The best way to keep all these skin issues at bay is to switch to mineral makeup.
There are lot of International mineral makeup brands in India. Here is a rundown about some of the most popular makeup brands based on some personal experience and inputs from other users and reviews.
If you are hunting for a perfect shade of foundation then Bare Minerals is good. They have as many as 20 shades! It is pretty expensive though. And many have complained that it causes breakouts, looks shiny after short period of time, cakey and intensifies look of dry skin. Another common complaint was that it is ‘messy’.
I used this foundation personally. After hearing a lot of it, I finally gave in because of the hype around it. Another reason was it was way more affordable then Bare Minerals. It seems to work for few and doesn’t for few. I am in the later group because it didn’t work for me. It did gave my skin an even skin tone. And it is light too, unlike other heavy mineral makeup. But the foundation was very chalky. Other flip points are it doesn’t have SPF and you need to buy the brush separately. Maybe that is why it is cheaper than others!
Sheer Cover is what you should opt for if you have acne prone skin like me. I used it myself and was quite amazed by the results. It is a bit too pricey and gets over pretty fast but it is worth paying because there is no cakey feeling after applying it. It is easy to apply, lasts long, and covers the problem areas effectively. The colour match was also better than other mineral makeup brands. Not to forget their brushes are soft and amazing!
L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation
L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation is available in only three shades. The mineral powder is soft and is not cakey and lasts long. But the problem starts with the brush that comes along with the kit. The brush is way too hard, it can prick you. If you are required to buy a good quality soft brush from outside, you should rather buy another mineral makeup brand. Because good makeup brushes costs a fortune! Not for sensitive skin. Not at all! People with sensitive skin have complained about severe itching after applying it. Also it gives an orangish-pinkish hue when applied on few skin tones.
Out of ones that I have tried and have read reviews about, Sheer Cover appears to be the best mineral makeup kit. Especially for acne-prone, sensitive skin. At least for the time being, until another mineral makeup brand takes-over.
Last words of wisdom, don’t try any mineral makeup, if you are expecting magic! Because it is not going to happen. Keep your expectations realistic and be open to trying out makeup products yourself. Otherwise, you won’t know the results until you try it for yourself.