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Comparing Mineral Makeup Ingredients: Revlon vs. Meow vs. EveryDay Minerals

I’d been meaning to try mineral makeup for a number of reasons. Because of that, I decided to do some mineral makeup reviews on the mineral makeup brands that I try. That’s actually why I created this blog.

I picked up Revlon mineral makeup. While the makeup is nice, I realized it seemed like it was just their pressed powder in a different form. So I did some research on mineral makeup.

It’s pretty eco friendly. Depending on the company making it, it’s vegetarian and vegan friendly. It doesn’t ever go bad.

Here’s Revlon’s ingredient list:
Talc , Silica , Nylon-12 , Polymethyl Methacrylate , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Dimethicone , Cyclopentasiloxane , Perfluorononyl Octyldodecyl Glycol , Grapeseedate , Polyethylene , Mother of Pearl , Topaz , Quartz , Silk – Serica , Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract , Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californium Ferment Extr , Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract , Mallow Extract – Malva Sylvestris , Dimethiconol , Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Lecithin , Alumina , Lauroyl Lysine , Phenoxyethanol , Methylparaben , Ethylparaben , Propylparaben , Mica , Titanium Dioxide – CI 77891 , Iron Oxides – CI 77491 – 77492 – 77499 , Bismuth Oxychloride – CI 77163

Here’s Meow’s Purrr-fect Puss formula, and it only has 3 ingredients:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

And Here’s EverydayMineral’s formula:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Zinc Oxide.

That’s a big difference!
From the research I did, the Talc and Propylaparaben are undesirables. Silica can be, too. So is Bismuth xychloride

Mineral makeup is from naturally occurring minerals, and some of those minterals protect from UVA/UVB.

The other interesting thing is that mineral makeup – at least Meow Cosmetics and Everyday Minerals – is cheaper than Revlon and MAC and other makeup brands out there.

I’ve been a MAC girl for years, yet I think I may end up a mineral makeup convert.

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    • http://beautyaddict.net/ Beauty addict

      Yeah, such a difference when it comes to ingredients. :D I really don’t see the need for so many ingredients if mineral companies use up to 5 ingredients? :)