I have always loved makeup but for the majority of my life I have not used organic makeup. I remember standing in the cosmetics aisle in Walmart when I was about 15 years old. I was picking out a new foundation and I wondered what was in it. I looked at the bottle and could not recognize any of the ingredients. This was pre-Google so I couldn't go home and look up the ingredients. I hoped that someday I would know enough to make my own makeup.
Then came mineral makeup. I began watching the BareMinerals infomercials at age 23 and was dying to try it which I did about a year later. At this time I was looking up everything on Google and looked up all of the ingredients. I found out they were all pretty safe except for the bismuth oxychloride. A lot of women I have talked to said that BareMinerals dried their skin out.
I loved and used BareMinerals for 3 years and also tried RAW minerals which I like ever better than BareMinerals.
RMS beauty also has a great line of mineral makeup. I haven't tried it but I have heard a lot of great things about it. RMS makeup can be purchase at SpiritBeautyLounge.com.
I have tried Vapour Organic Beauty. The foundation stick was really nice but not quite enough coverage. I LOVE their siren lipstick.
Making My Own Mineral Makeup
After trying several different kinds of makeup. I finally decided to try to make my own! It was quite simple after a little trial and error but I did start making my own mineral makeup. I love making it and love what I have come up with so far.
I don't use bismuth oxychloride in my makeup. I use titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, kaolin clay, mica, and iron oxides. I also add some essential oils.
If you would prefer to use mineral makeup in the liquid form, you can mix a little bit of coconut oil in an old, clean jar with some mineral makeup. This should be used immediately. If you want your mixture to last longer add some vitamin E and essential oils. I have found that if you add about 1/4 as much vitamin E and essential oils as the coconut oil, it will last at least a month. It may separate slightly but you can stir it back up.
Make Your Own Mineral Makeup
If you are interested in making your own mineral makeup you only need about 7 ingredients that you can buy at one website, www.pvsoap.com. Visit how to make mineral makeup for several great recipes.