Best Mineral Makeup

With so many options on the market, finding the best mineral makeup can be challenging. But certain brands are greatly superior to others.

Natural mineral makeup products are lightweight yet provide superior coverage and are actually good for your skin. Mineral foundations have been shown to be especially beneficial for acne prone or sensitive skin.

Many dermatologists report that because mineral makeup frequently eliminates classic "irritants" – like fragrances, binders, synthetic dyes, and preservatives -- it is considered "purer" and can be kinder to the skin. Natural mineral makeup is non-comedogenic and is not as aggravating to acne prone complexions as "traditional makeups."

But with so many brands available, what really are the best mineral makeup products?

The Top 5 Mineral Foundations

Here are the 5 top rated mineral makeup products. Both skincare and makeup experts consider these to be among the best mineral makeup options on the market today.

1) Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals SPF 15 Foundation

Bare minerals is one of the most popular mineral foundations on the market. It is oil free, perfume-free economical pressed makeup by Bare Escentuals is composed only of pure minerals and made without preservatives, talc, or added chemicals or fragrances.

Bare minerals is great for people with acne blemishes or skin prone to irritation - it's touted to provide coverage without causing breakouts.

To use, dab an application brush into the powder, then shake off the visible powder and apply to the face in circular motions until you have the coverage you want.

2) GloMinerals gloPressed Base Mineral Foundation

This foundation has a light, natural look and is touted to help cover blemishes and even cover hyperpigmentation. It is a compact mineral makeup which helps reduce chances of spills or mess.

Many people with acne prone or sensitive skin report that it provides great, non-irritating coverage. It also contains Green Tea Leaf Extract as an added benefit to skin.

3) Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation

Youngblood is one of the best mineral makeup lines available because of the luxury formulation and ideal milling process. It has an incredibly silky feel, and a polished, natural finish.

Clean and lightweight, it allows your skin to breathe and is non-comedogenic (it won't block pores or cause irritation). It provides great coverage and yet feels like you're wearing no makeup at all.

Unlike other mineral cosmetics, Youngblood never looks "glittery"; instead it provides a natural, healthy glow.

Youngblood is used in upscale skin care clinics and med-spas around the world. The products are incredibly easy to use, long-lasting, and stand up to heat, humidity, and perspiration.

Youngblood offers a comprehensive set of the most realistic, natural-looking shades, for women all around the world.

*NOTE: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is what I personally use. I find the products to be better than any other mineral makeup I have tried (and I have tried a lot!).*

4) Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation - SPF 20

A pressed mineral powder base with broad-spectrum sun protection. Water-resistant and highly pigmented, PurePressed Base applies evenly and easily, providing long-lasting, gorgeous coverage. Formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, it gives broad-spectrum, chemical-free UV protection, helping to protect the skin from sunburn, sun spots, and even skin cancer.

It acts as a concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen all in one, cutting down the amount of time you spend applying your makeup. Because the minerals reflect light, it is almost impossible to see where your makeup ends and your skin begins. Oil-, talc-, colorant- and paraben-free. Available in global tones

5) Alison Raffaele Mineral Powder Foundation

Offers a sheer, natural looking matte coverage that evens out the skintone and blurs minor imperfections. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide naturally offer numerous skin care benefits (including helping to regulate oil production) and provide natural protection against UVA/UVB rays.

Unlike many other mineral powders, Skin Alison Raffaele Mineral Powder Foundation does not contain Bismuth Oxychloride, which creates an unnaturally shiny finish and can be a potential allergen. Mineral Powder Foundation is available in 7 Skintones, from very fair to deep, and is 100% Oil, Fragrance, Dye, and Talc Free.

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