The Pros And Cons Of Using Mineral Makeup

November 17, 2020

When it comes to makeup, there is an almost infinite number of choices. In this article today, we will be discussing one in specific, mineral makeup.

Mineral makeup is, for many, a favorite. This is understandable, considering its many advantages. But, as with everything in life, where there are advantages, there must be disadvantages. That is exactly what we will hope to tell you in this article so you will be able to make an informed choice as to whether or not you want to use mineral makeup, or if you want to opt for another type of makeup.

The Advantages of Mineral Makeup

It’s Healthier for You

Mineral makeup is far better for you than more traditional, non-mineral makeup. Pure mineral makeup will contain zinc oxide, mica, iron oxides, and titanium dioxide. These minerals will help to nourish your skin and provide it with the minerals that it needs. Other ingredients are also frequently added to mineral makeup, like jojoba seed oil, black seed oil, and many others. It’s fair to say that because of its mineral composition, mineral makeup is much better for you than other types of makeup.

For those of us who have sensitive skin [which there are many], mineral makeup is definitely the option that you might want to choose. However, it is important to watch out for phony mineral manufacturers who produce a makeup with preservatives like phenoxyethanol under the guise of being one hundred percent mineral makeup.


Many people in the 21st century have decided to shun anything that harms or contains animal products. This is a great way to live, for you to ensure that you are not a willing participant in animal cruelty. Mineral makeups, because of their mineral compositions, according to the experts behind Mineralissima mineral makeup, can be one hundred percent vegan. Vegans have a hard time finding makeup, we know, which is why we have included this on our list so that vegans can share in the mineral goodness.


Mineral makeup is convenient, to say the least. Mineral makeup reduces the need for multiple products. Additionally, loose powder mineral makeup can be mixed with your moisturizer, which creates a tinted moisturizer [convenient, huh?]. Mineral makeup also offers some degree of sun protection, but with that said, you should never replace your sunblock with mineral makeup. Sunblock’s there for a reason.


Mineral makeup, when compared with other makeup, looks very natural. Minerals have reflective qualities that make them appear very natural and give your skin a healthy shine. This is something that other types of makeup cannot offer you, and part of the reason why mineral makeup is so darn good. When applying mineral makeup, for the ultimate shine, apply your makeup in downward strokes, starting from your forehead down. Downward strokes help to keep the mineral pointed down to give you a more natural look and help the sun to bounce off of your skin.

The Disadvantages of Mineral Makeup


Nanoparticles are a concern for many makeup users. Many brands do not allow for any nanoparticles to be included in the composition of their makeup, so this is not to say you can find it in all mineral makeup. However, some brands do allow for nanoparticles in their makeup. A good way of measuring whether or not makeup contains nanoparticles is that if the makeup disappears on your skin [and you get no coverage], nanoparticles are likely responsible.

Pores and Lines

Nobody wants clogged pores, nor do we want fine lines. We all, regardless of age, race, or gender, want smooth, youthful skin. Mineral makeup, usually, will not make this happen, but with that said, if you wear mineral makeup to bed, it could potentially happen. Mineral makeup does not contain and moisturizers, which means you must hydrate your skin regularly. You should always remove your makeup before you go to bed so that you can prevent your pores from becoming blocked and your skin dry.

Allergies and Irritation

It is not uncommon for people to experience allergies and irritation when they are using mineral makeup for the first time. For this reason, it is always recommended that you patch test your makeup beforehand so you can ensure you are not allergic to, and will not have any adverse reactions to, the makeup that you are using. Allergies can be very problematic when it comes to makeup, so check before applying them in large quantities.

With the help of this page, you now know the advantages and disadvantages of mineral makeup. On the whole, as this page can attest to, there are far more pros than cons, and the cons do not affect the wider population, and rather, only a few unlucky people.

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