Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Discovery - Mineral Makeup

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with jewellery or knitting or crochet or felting.... BUT it's too good not to share.

I just bought myself some mineral makeup from BilliEMinerals on Etsy and it's fantastic. Mineral makeup has been around for a while in the States, but it's only just become more widely available over here. Which is a total shame because it's so good.

Here's an article in TimesOnline what it's all about: The mineral make-up revolution

The nice thing about it is that it's good for the environment, good for your skin and best of all it makes you look good.

has some lovely starter kits at very reasonable prices and most of all Sher is one of the nicest people I've met on Etsy and extremely helpful. And, despite my fears, mineral makeup is easy to put on, stays on all day and your skin feels totally natural.

Here are some of the pictures from her Etsy shop (reproduced here with Sher's permission):

This is one of the foundation kits and it looks far more complicated than it is in reality. All you need to do is apply the magic powders gently with a brush in the right oder: primer, concealer, foundation, veil/bronzer, and then the blusher. Easy! Almost like painting a picture and the result is just as satisfying. I never thought that such a small amount of powder could achieve a much better result than any traditional foundation.

Here is a selection of the fantastic eye shadow colours she sells:

Another good thing is that a little of the magic powders goes a long, long way. Depending on how much you put on you can achieve effects from totally natural to way over the top. It's fun just playing with it. And the colours sort of seem to react with your natural skin tone and assimilate to look just right. Almost like one of those magic mood rings! ;-)

Sorry, I know this is a shameless plug, BUT for a good cause. I think the stuff is totally magic and wanted to share. I did a lot of research before I decided to buy and this was my 'best deal'. As I wasn't sure about it at all, how it would work and how to use it etc I wanted to buy from someone who would be there to help and Sher has been so helpful and answered all my many questions, which was very reassuring and exactly what I needed to make the jump.

So, before you go out and buy that new foundation/powder/blusher/eyeshadow give this a try. You definitely won't be disappointed. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Amazing stuff, Sybille! Thanks for the link. I've only ever tried foundation twice in my life and even though they were supposed to be for very dry skin and expensive, both left me with a dry flakey nose. I like the look of this though and will investigate.


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