Q: What’s the dealio with this mineral makeup bizzness?
Unless you’ve been inhabiting a separate universe from the rest of us, the words ‘mineral makeup’ have probably crossed your radar. What was once a kinda new product that only a handful of brands were producing, has become a massive mover and shaker in the makeup market.
I wouldn’t blame you if it all seemed too confusing and you felt a strong need to flee back into your tube of tinted moisturiser. I feel you. Mineral makeup was once a category I was a bit wary of myself. I’m generally a liquid gal myself and the vast majority of mineral makeups came in the form of either a pressed or translucent powder. Eeeeep, scary.
That was until I went through a highly annoying phase about 8 months back with my skin where it seemed to react to EVERYTHING. My theory is that months of product testing and chopping and changing between brands and preparations sensitised my poor old face and left it begging for mercy.
While I could have gone completely makeup free, a gal needs options and so I dipped my toe into the mineral market. And I was impressed with what I found.
Mineral makeup was pretty much designed for the sensitive of skin amongst us. There’s a reason its sometimes known as the makeup that actually helps IMPROVE skin while its being worn. Generally, it’s formulated with a whole bunch of skin-loving ingredients designed to soothe, repair AND gently cover. While my skin has returned to normal, I’m still partial to using a palette of the mineral stuff, especially when I’m after a really flawless finish.
You can imagine my joy then when one of my favourite brands on the whole entire planet, Antipodes, released its very own Mineral Foundation. Oh the glee I felt in my heart. I’ve featured Antipodes products quite a few times here at (Not) Just A Mummy, and with good reason. The brand manages to marry beautiful, organic ingredients with amazing effectiveness to create products that pure, natural and great for your skin. One of the biggest complaints people used to have with organic skincare ranges was that the products, while ticking all the right boxes ingredient wise, just weren’t as good as their traditional counterparts. Antipodes has righted that wrong.
Getting back on the foundation track, their Performance Plus Mineral Foundation with SPF 17 lives up to the extremely high expectations I have for the brand. It’s packed full of ingredients that refuse to irritate even the most sensitive, reactive skin (trust me, I TRIED to provoke em’ into causing a flare up but to no avail) and provides the kind of flawless yet not cakey coverage that is the trademark of mineral foundations. In plain terms, this powder stuff makes your skin look like your skin but heaps better.
Now for the exciting part… Antipodes, being the legends that they are, have kindly provided THREE Performance Plus Packs (valued at $109.85!) that include everything you need for an amazing complexion (especially great for the partay season).
Each pack contains:
– Performance Plus Mineral Foundation
– Performance Plus Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder (can be applied over the top of your foundation to curb shiny spots)
– Natural Hair Kabuki Brush (the perfect brush to apply for foundation and powder and eliminate any telltale foundation creases)
To enter, all you need to do is answer the following question:
Why does your skin need a visit from the Antipodes Mineral Makeup fairy?
Just answer in the comments below.
Entries close Sunday 24th November at 7.00pm EST
THREE winners will be drawn next Monday 25th November 2013 and announced here.
Yippee! Get commenting!