Start by cleaning your face thoroughly with your usual cleanser as starting with completely fresh and clean surface is the best way to begin.A gentle exfoliator is usually best if you haven’t got sensitive skin. Leave your skin to settle for a few minutes before taking the next step.
Minerals like to ‘bond’ and adhere to your skin and if your face is a little on the dry side they may not stick around as long as they’d like too. With clean fingers, ensure you moisturise your face and neck beforehand with a good quality moisturiser. Ensure you wait at least 10 minutes before applying the mineral makeup so the moisturiser can settle into your skin properly.
Begin with your mineral concealer to combat and redness, dark circles, pigmentations or spots. Apply your mineral concealer to the uneven skin tones such as the under eye area and the corners of your nose. Gentle dab the concealer onto the skin and blend it in using light dabbing motions. Concealers should be an unmissable part of your makeup application routine. We love to apply the concealer with a small brush such as this synthetic concealer brush.
The brush is the most important tool you will use for applying mineral foundation so ensure you invest in an excellent quality one and you will reap the rewards.
The great thing about mineral foundation is that a little goes an awful long way. Pour a small amount of the mineral foundation (or eye shadow etc.) into the lid of the pot as this helps avoid using large amounts you don’t need and keeps things tidy too. Once you have done this a few times you will begin to understand the perfect amount you need for optimum coverage.
After your brush is loaded, dab it off on the side of the pot of the sifter jar to dust off any excess powder. Apply the makeup in gentle circular motions on the skin so you get a well evened out coverage and repeat several times all over the face paying attention to all areas including under the chin and near the ears.
The more makeup you apply and buff, the heavier the coverage will be on your skin.Ensure you practice and are applying the makeup in a well-lit mirror. You will usually find that 2-3 applications is usually just the right amount.
If you a real stickler for liquid foundation, why not blend a little mineral powder with your favourite moisturiser and apply it that way.
Now you can add that beautiful blush or bronzer depending on your preference and the occasion. Again, apply the blusher/bronzer to your brush in exactly the same way as the foundation. Using a circular motion apply the blusher to the apples of the cheeks then going upwards towards the ears.
Now you can apply your mineral eye shadow and mascara. Once you’ve selected a gorgeous colour, ensure you have a good, light covering of foundation on your lids to act as a base for the mineral eye shadow to stick too. Take your eye shadow brush and dab it into the shadow and tap off any excess. Apply it to your lid in short, downward strokes starting from the outer corner going inwards.
When applying the eye shadow, hold a tissue under the eye to catch any excess powder.
Use a mineral veil for a finishing touch after you have applied the foundation and makeup as it will hold the mineral makeup in place for longer and adds to the flawless glow! Makeup will hold much longer with this setting powder so never avoid skipping it, perfection is the key with Mineralissima.
So there you have it, you are now fully prepped to be able to apply your mineral makeup effortlessly and perfectly to achieve flawless and beautiful coverage with a few top tips thrown in along the way! Applying mineral makeup is never a chore; it’s a beauty treatment that can be enjoyed by you and your skin.