Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Reasons Why I Love Mineral Makeup

By the name of my blog, you can see that I love mineral makeup. I have lots of them especially foundations and finishing powders. They remain to be my everyday makeup. I don't use traditional makeup on a daily basis. Now I'll tell you why I love them!

  • It has natural SPF
  • It's much more skin-friendly
  • It has a much longer shelf life
  • It's cheaper than traditional makeup
  • It looks and feels like second skin
  • Does not cake after a few hours on my oily skin
  • It doesn't clog pores and it's suitable for sensitive skin
  • A little goes a long way

So as you can see, there are so many benefits of using mineral makeup. However, I admit that it has its downsides. Here's my list:

  • It's can be messy and hard to travel with
  • It needs to be applied with a brush (can't use fingers!)
  • Does not provide the full coverage that traditional makeup offers
  • A lot of brands are not available locally

So there you have it. If you ask me, the pros still far outweigh the cons. As for the staying power, some people complain that it doesn't stay long on their skin, especially when it comes to blushes. I believe that they just haven't found the right brand for them yet. I happen to know some brands wherein the blushes last for 10-12 hours on my uber oily skin! And I mean oily! Mineral makeup is my first love and will forever hold a special place in my heart.

So what about you? What do you prefer? Mineral or traditional? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Pammy said...

Wow, I remember the days when I was still raving about mmu with you ladies at the mmu thread. I'm glad it really works for you. :)

Bea said...

i want to try mmu but i dont have any idea what foundie color suits me. :[

Askmewhats said...

I love both mineral foundation and traditional foundation :) but on daily basis i go for mineral :)

Crystal said...

pammy, oo nga i remember mega post tayo parati sa MMU thread. i notice nga na hindi ka na masyado nag-MMU now. it works well for me :)

bea, hi gurl! MMU companies offer samples so you can test your shade.

nikki, yey for minerals!

herroyalbleakness said...

there are trad MU's that are pretty difficult to let go of... but if i were to throw away all my makeup and spare but one, i'll hold on to a pot of MMU foundie :D

Crystal said...

herroyalbleakness, yah, you know, i'd probably do the same :)

witoxicity said...

When it comes to blushes and foundations, I used mineral makeup. I love Jane Iredale! I'm not too fussed about eyeshadows and lippies though. :)

Crystal said...

witoxicity, ive never been able to try jane iredale. But i'm glad you like mmu too!

Blair said...

I think traditional makeup. I do own some mineral foundations but I have totally forgotten about them.

Aww... no MBD in the Philippines =(

Crystal said...

blair, yeah you get so much cool stuff over there.

alyssa said...

I'm definitely a convert of mineral makeup now! Not greasy, light on the skin and perfect, natural coverage. I don't think I will ever use traditional makeup again!

Crystal said...

alyssa, i'm glad you like MMU!

mayann said...

what blushes have you tried that last that long? we pretty much have the same skin type. love your blog :)

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