Mineral cosmetics have become very popular in recent years. Women today want to use natural cosmetics to help aid them in their beauty treatments. In addition, they want to avoid the potentially harmful chemicals found in conventional cosmetics since they can cause skin and health problems down the road. Because of this, manufacturers have developed a line of cosmetic formulas that can achieve the same results as chemical formulas but without the damaging side effects.
There are many benefits in using mineral cosmetics, and one of the most important ones is that they are non toxic. There are no preservatives or talc found in them and their colors are derived from natural minerals found in the earth’s surface. These products will not clog your pores and can be used by those who suffer from acne. Women who are pregnant can also use these types of cosmetics since they do not contain lead.
Many people use cosmetics to cover up flaws in their skin thus giving them the appearance of a clearer complexion. Unfortunately, a lot of chemical-based cosmetics can actually cause certain types of skin problems thus requiring the wearer to apply additional make-up. This pattern becomes a vicious cycle since you will have to continuously cover up problem areas that are caused by the chemical cosmetics themselves. This ritual can become an expensive and damaging habit and will never end unless you discontinue using those types of products.
Those who have used mineral cosmetics rave about how fresh they feel when they apply them to their skin. Since they do not contain heavy oils, they will feel light and natural and will be easier to blend with the skin than traditional cosmetic products. Since the mineral cosmetics come in a powder form, you don’t have to worry about them streaking or smudging. In addition, they come in various colors to match people’s different skin tones.
One thing that people will have to learn about mineral based cosmetics is how to effectively apply them. While they are more expensive than conventional cosmetics, you will not have to use nearly as much of them when applying your makeup. The best way to apply mineral makeup is with a fan brush or a cottonball.
When using natural cosmetics, a small amount will go a long way and lighter applications will still give you that flawless and sheer coverage. Blemishes will be covered and ultimately will be reduced since these formulas will not cause any irritation or allergic reactions. In addition, these mineral-based cosmetics are complimentary to any skin tone and they are available in foundations, cover-up, eye shadow, mascara, lipstick, blush and nail polish.
For those of you who are looking to replace or enhance your make-up collection you can do so by using mineral cosmetics. There are a lot of these natural based cosmetics on the market to choose from and some of them contain chemicals. Select those that are chemical free and contain organic ingredients so that your complexion will be vibrant and radiate with natural color.
1963 Elegant Beauty Ad, Revlon Natural Wonder Makeup, Woman in Leopard Print Outfit
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Vintage, glamorous 1960s magazine cosmetics advertisement, Revlon Natural Wonder Make-up, 1963
Fashion credit: Furs by Revillon, jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels.
"Now! Makeup made strictly for ‘temperamental skin’ (8 out of 10 girls have it)"
Amusing ad text:
"Looks so marvelous on, even your cattiest friend won’t know it’s medicated!"
Published in Ingenue magazine, November 1963, Vol. 5 No. 11
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