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.