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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Pick and Tip of the Week: Mineral Powder Perfect. How to Get Super Model Skin at a Super Beautiful Price.

I’ve had the worst winter flu for the past month, but no one suspects I’m sick until they hear me hack up a lung…..or hair ball. And I ain’t gonna lie. Despite the bad health, I look pretty good, and it’s all due to the miraculous visual powers of mineral powders.

In today’s health conscious society, we pop vitamins and dietary supplements like candy for our insides, and yet somehow it seems we’ve forgotten, until recently, minerals are good for the skin. What’s great about mineral powders is they provide its wearer with sufficient, yet lightweight coverage. The minerals in the pigments are light reflective and give the skin a healthy moisturized “glow? without looking greasy, and actually provide nourishment for your skin as well, and as chemists make more technological breakthroughs in cosmetics, types of products that were once very expensive and quite inaccessible to middle class incomes become easier and less costly to manufacture, and therefore are able to trickle down into the market at a competitive price, which increases overall accessibility, and thus lessens the retail price, and L’Oreal has always been a leader in this type of cosmetic production. Owned by the same company as Lancome, L’Oreal does an expert job at making good quality cosmetics at an affordable price point.

Case in point: L’Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Makeup ($14.99 for .35 oz.)


Versus Bare Escentuals i.d.BareMinerals ($25 Color for .30 oz.+ $19 for .47 oz. Mineral Veil = $44 Total).


I’ve been using L’Oreal’s Mineral powders for about a month now and I find the end result from its usage is basically the same as when using the Bare Escentuals Mineral powders.
They are equals in terms of coverage, however bare Escentuals does have a larger selection of colors, and also includes a two product process with the addition of their Mineral Veil, a finishing powder used to set their color, which seems to be conveniently incorporated in L’Oreal’s mineral powder formula. The L’Oreal mineral powders have travel friendly packaging, including an application brush doubling as a screw-on lid.

Price: $14.99 for .35 oz.
Value: Good
Accessibility: Good
Where to buy: Drugstores **LOOK at your local Newspaper ads for 2 for 1 SALES!!

TIP: The trick to creating an overall healthy glow with mineral powders is to layer the colors onto your skin. Apply concealer on lids and under eyes first. Now using mineral powders for the next few steps, select a color matching your complexion and apply all over the face. Contour with a bronzer (with a light hand sculpt cheekbones, forehead, bridge of nose, chin), and dab blush on the apples of your cheeks. Finish with a light highlighter above and under your eyes. Now you’re ready for the lip and eye definition of your choice.

Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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