7 Myths About Mineral Makeup vs. Traditional Makeup

This article is sponsored by Sheer Cover Studio ®

Afraid that you dropped the ball on mineral makeup? Don’t be—it’s easy to catch up.

If it’s your first time trying out mineral makeup, you’ll hear a lot of differing opinions on what the best foundation for sensitive skin is, what a good dry skin foundation should do, and why mineral makeup could be better for you than traditional makeup in the first place.

However, the right product for you depends entirely on your own needs! As you search for the products that serve your needs, don’t let yourself be misled by the biggest myths about mineral makeup versus traditional makeup—I debunked them, for your benefit, below:

1. Doesn’t mineral makeup feel heavy on your skin?

Actually, you’re more likely to feel the weight of a traditional liquid foundation, not its mineral-rich counterpart. Mineral makeup offers full coverage that only requires a light application, making it the best choice for people who have sensitive skin, or who prefer to feel like they’re not wearing any makeup. And since mineral foundations like Sheer Cover Studio® Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation are made with highly concentrated natural mineral pigments, a little goes a long way.


2. Does mineral makeup really make a good dry skin foundation?

Yes—mineral makeup goes on, sits and works well in combination with all skin types. Dry skin can particularly benefit from its soothing, lightweight coverage. Mineral makeup is easy to blend, and it doesn’t sink into creases in your skin. Instead, it provides light coverage that lets your skin breathe and stay moisturized. And the details are personal: the product even adapts to match with your skin tone using exclusive, patented Trueshade Technology®.


3. Isn’t mineral makeup harder to apply than traditional makeup?

Mineral makeup is actually quite a bit easier to apply than traditional makeup; you can use a brush—or your fingers for trouble spots—and it’s easy to control the color intensity and coverage via the amount of powder you use. The minerals also blend well, making mineral makeup a great choice for those who like a streamlined routine. The Sheer Cover Studio® Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation is special in that it’s made with minerals that deflect light away from your blemishes, drawing attention to your best features while concealing unsightly marks and imperfections. On the rare occasions when I wear traditional makeup, I like to mix in some mineral makeup for that luminous edge. It always gives me an extra boost!


4. Won’t traditional makeup give me a more polished look?

Traditional makeup is known to give you an “airbrushed” look, but it can also look and feel heavy. On the other hand, mineral makeup will always feel lighter on your skin, meaning it will never—no matter how much you apply—look or feel caked on. So mineral makeup, especially mineral foundation for sensitive skin, can make a great choice for any event.


5. Doesn’t traditional makeup last longer than mineral makeup?

Actually, Sheer Cover Studio® Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation, for example, lasts longer—up to 14 hours. You can wear it all day—from spin class, to work, to dinner and then drinks. Plus, it won’t melt or sink into your pores like traditional makeup can. And since it’s designed to give you buildable coverage, you can always give yourself a fresher look by adding a little more makeup.


6. Won’t mineral makeup slide off my skin like traditional makeup does?

Good mineral makeups definitely won’t! Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation is guaranteed sweat proof—while allowing your skin to breathe comfortably. This means that your look won’t change throughout the night or wear off, as traditional makeup can. What’s more, the foundation’s special formula was designed to not settle into fine lines and wrinkles. So, you can enjoy adjustable, lightweight coverage that you can use as much—or as little—as you want.


7. Will mineral makeup really improve my skin texture and tone?

Yes! Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation was designed specifically to blend away dark marks, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, illuminate your skin and reduce the look of pores. Plus, the formula includes soothing ingredients like zinc oxide and antioxidant green tea.

No matter your skin type—dry, sensitive or something in between—this makeup is actually healthier for your skin, and that’s what makes it perfect for all ages and skin types. Better yet, Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation is non-comedogenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free and oil-free, so it won’t clog your pores. That’s what makes it effective across the board.

Think mineral makeup might be right for you? Check out the system—at a discounted price—and get free gifts! It’s always the right time to treat your skin, and of course, yourself.