Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bismuth Oxychloride In Mineral Makeup

Several mineral makeups list Bismuth Oxychlroride as an ingredient. While Bismuth does occur naturally in the Earth (and chemically resembles Arsenic), it isn't economical to mine it. To make meet the demands for it, it is created as a by-product from refining lead and copper. The Bismuth then undergoes processes to become Bismuth Chloride. Neither the Bismuth nor the Bismuth Chloride is safe to use. It then undergoes even more processes before becoming Bismuth Oxychloride. Therefore, it is not a natural ingredient. Other reasons to stay away from this ingredient:

  • It can clog your pores
  • It is known to irritate your skin
  • Can cause cystic acne

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I just wanted to state that any opinions on this blog are solely my own.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ingredients to Avoid

When choosing a mineral makeup, there are several ingredients you should avoid, especially if you have sensitive skin. These ingredients include:
  • Bismuth Oxychloride
  • Talc
  • Parabens
  • Petrolatum Based Oils
  • Cornstarch
  • Ferric Ferrocyanide
  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Triethanolamine
  • Rice Powder

We will take a more detailed look at these ingredients later on.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

When it comes to applying makeup, using clean brushes is very important. Dead skin cells and oils from your skin clinging to the bristles, along with makeup build-up, can shorten the life of your brushes. Dirty brushes can also harbor bacteria.

You can easily and inexpensively clean your brushes.
  1. Dampen the bristles with warm water.
  2. Add 1-2 drops of baby shampoo or a gentle facial cleanser. Work into a later.
  3. Rinse the bristles thoroughly with warm water.
  4. Blot with a towel and shape the bristles into their original shape.
  5. Lay flat on towel and allow to air-dry.

Please remember to keep your brushes flat when cleaning them. Never point the handle down. Doing so can cause the water to loosen the glue on the handle.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lip Care

Just like the rest of your body, your lips need TLC too. Whether you are a fan of lipsticks, tints, balms, glosses, or nothing at all, you can easily keep your lips looking and feeling great.

Exfoliating your lips removes dry cells, making your lips smoother. You can do this by gently massaging your lips with warm water and a very soft toothbrush. Or you can make a simple paste with brown sugar and a few drops of water. Gently massage the paste onto your lips, then rinse with plain water.

Keep your lips moisturized. After exfoliating, apply a thin layer of a light lip balm. I also like to use Vitamin E oil. No lip balm or Vitamin E oil? I have been known to use a light layer of olive oil when I'm out of them.

Your lips will not only look better, they will feel better.

My Basics

Some days I just don't feel like dealing with my makeup at all, but I don't want to face the world with a "naked face." On these days I use what I consider my, blush, mascara, and lip balm.

After applying my foundation, I apply my blush as normal. Then I use my blush to give just a hint of colors on my eyes. I follow up with a swipe of masacra on my lashes. Then end with applying lip balm.

I personally use Light Beige Foundation, Cool Kiss Blush, Chocolate Brown Mascara.

New to mineral makeup? The "basics" are a good starting point to try out mineral makeup!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Birthday Club!!!

Affordable Mineral Makeup™ wants to help you celebrate your birthday!!!

To join, email the following to us to be added to the free birthday club:

  • Name

  • Date of birth (if you don't want to tell us the year, that's fine...just send us month & day)

On your birthday, be on the look out for your birthday gift from Affordable Mineral Makeup™!

2 New Lip Tints

Affordable Mineral Makeup™ now has 2 new lip tints!

This is a scarlet ruby red lip tint

net weight: approx 3g

comes in clear container as seen in picture

Ingredients:castor oil, organic coconut oil, sun bleached beeswax, castor wax, soybean oil, candellia wax, vitamin e, organic essential oil of sweet orange, mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide

Bare Lip Tint

Bare lip tint is a light neutral shade of lip tint.

net weight: approx 3g

comes in clear container as seen in picture

Ingredients:castor oil, organic coconut oil, sun bleached beeswax, castor wax, soybean oil, candellia wax, vitamin e, organic essential oil of sweet orange, mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide

Hempola Watermelon Lip Balm

For a limited time, Affordable Mineral Makeup™ is offering Hempola Watermelon Lip Balm

This is a moisturizing creamy lip balm that's watermelon flavored.

Item Limited Availability

Ingredients:Hempola Hempseed oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, wheatgerm oil, apricot kernel oil, natural flavor, calendula extract, vitamin E

Net Weight: 5g

Friday, October 2, 2009

WAHM Forum and Contest!!!

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