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    Mineral based cosmetics

    Women find themselves spending a fair amount of money on fragrances so why not spend the same on mineral-based cosmetics? There are many benefits to wearing mineral make-up and with the damage that everyday life can play on our skin, it’s the way forward.

    Mineral based cosmetics

    The weather, summer or winter, has a huge impact on the skin. Drying it out if we’re in the sun for long periods and making it feel tight and irritated through lack of moisture. Having the heating on during the winter months can also take out essential oils from the skin.

    Men and women are constantly spending money on skin care products to help with the damage done by the weather and our day-to-day surroundings. When I first began working with FM World, a perfume and cosmetics company, I was often asked by the women if our make-up was mineral-based.

    Why do we look for such in our cosmetics?

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    Well, mineral make-up started around the early 1970s, by a lady called Diane Richardson Ranger. She began creating her body products even though she had no experience of making her own. She was enthusiastic nevertheless and pushed forward to eventually opening up her body care boutique based in Northern California.

    Diane saw the potential and need for natural body care products so she created make-up that was free from perfumes, alcohol, dyes, emulsifiers and mineral oil.

    We all look for cosmetics that are kind to our skin and still give the same results as traditional cosmetics.

    Whilst the price tag will essentially be higher for mineral-based cosmetics, it’s a similar scenario when we purchase perfume. We get what we pay for.

    The benefits of mineral-based cosmetics

    The ingredients are safe and can be used on those with sensitive skin. Those who perhaps have troublesome skin such as acne or dermatitis are often looking for a more gentle alternative. Mineral-based cosmetics contain Ingert ( a type of gas that does not undergo chemical reactions).

    Ingert gases are generally used to prevent unwanted chemical reactions from degrading and are bacteria-free so they won’t expire.

    The effective ingredients found in mineral makeup will help the skin to heal, protect and soothe. Using natural ingredients keeps the cosmetics free of irritating chemicals such as fragrances, waxes, synthetics, gluten and parabens. ( These are preservatives that are widely used in cosmetics ).

    The importance of having a glowing complexion and a natural look is important to women.

    So by using mineral make-up, the ingredients will promote much healthier skin and are less likely to clog the pores. When our pores get clogged with make-up, this leads to bacteria and infection.

    With adaptable pigments that can be used wet or dry, such as eye shadow, body shimmer, lip colours and blusher, this gives a more versatile option when using them.

    The coverage is easier to build up and layer without looking or feeling heavy. With the use of fewer ingredients, this will also reduce the chance of irritation of the skin.

    Everyone’s skin is different so with the added advantage of long-lasting mixtures, these will bind the natural oils of the skin and are water resistant too for a lasting finish.

    Mineral-based make-up protects the skin but creates a barrier from harmful outside elements and can protect from the rays of the sun by adding some protection.

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    FM Cosmetics HD effect mineral powder

    Whilst mineral make-up is better for the skin, it is still widely recommended that all traces be removed before going to bed.

    Make-up left on overnight will seep into the pores of the skin and this is when bacteria can set in. No matter how tired you are from a night out with friends, make sure above anything else that you remove your make-up. Using a gentle cosmetics remover will further benefit the skin and leave it soft, cleansed and youthful.

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    The healthier option

    Mineral make-up binds to facial oils so this is much better for the skin and gives the make-up a natural water resistance. It’s important to choose the right cosmetics.

    A good product will let the skin ‘breathe’ whilst wearing as well as the protection from harmful rays as mentioned earlier. Products that contain titanium dioxide will make it an excellent SPF.

    Having the advantage of mixing products and colours gives the wearer a much more versatile option and layering for a natural glow is what every woman aims for.

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    How long does mineral makeup last?

    Most will have a long shelf life due to their ingredients and this works well when many women accumulate a fair-sized collection of make-up. It’s disappointing and difficult to throw away cosmetics that haven’t been used as often as others.

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    There will always be products that need to be discarded because of their shelf life or because the consistency has changed and the product is no longer suitable to use.

    Mineral makeup doesn’t allow for bacteria to grow as there is a lack of organic material to allow this to happen. A comforting thought.

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    Perfumes and cosmetics

    Perfumes and cosmetics have always gone together. Wearing a favourite fragrance makes both men and women feel good. Wearing cosmetics gives women extra confidence with the bonus of complimenting an outfit.

    Of course, there are always days that neither is required, such as during the several lockdowns in 2020 to this year when many of us were working from home.

    The only people to see were those of immediate family living in the same house or work colleagues on the other side of a computer screen during a Zoom call.

    Even then there was the bonus that we could switch the camera so that we had a glamorous profile photo to show off instead of the reality.

    Wearing Pyjamas, hair tied up, no make-up or perfume on for the women seemed to be a bonus. Days that we didn’t feel like we’d had to make the effort to look good.

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    No need to look your best when there is no visit to the office or seeing customers.

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    2020-2021 saw many people working from home

    Men get away with far more when it comes to appearances. They wake up looking just the same as they went to bed. Perhaps the hair is slightly dishevelled but overall, they don’t feel the need to ‘glam up’ for the sake of a conference call.

    The truth behind why women wear make-up

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    A woman’s cosmetics bag can contain a huge selection of products for day and night wear

    Women have been wearing make-up for many years and around 44 per cent of American women won’t be seen leaving their homes without make-up on.

    So what are the two primary reasons why women wear make-up?

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    Even if women don’t apply a full face of make-up such as eye shadow or lip gloss, many will reach for the foundation to cover up any imperfections. This alone will give more confidence and ‘hide’ any insecurities that women may have about their appearance.

    Just a dab around the eyes to conceal the dark shadows that many women have as they get older will have the same effect.


    Women are constantly aiming to be prettier, more glamorous and more confident. The media plays a huge part in this when we see models, pop stars and actors looking glam on screen. Some even feel that they have to keep such appearances off-screen when out shopping.

    Others will disguise themselves with hats and sunglasses to blend in with the public. Some will walk out bare-faced regardless of getting photographed and that shows true confidence and an attitude that they are confident in their appearance.

    I find this particularly powerful and true statement to all women out there. We really can be confident on the outside if we can change our mindset and be confident within.

    From a young age, women are taught that to be successful in their relationships, and careers and build friendships, they need to look pretty.

    School-age children often compare themselves to others and see the popular girls in class gaining more attention from the boys because they are prettier.

    Once old enough to wear makeup then give these girls the confidence they feel they need as they grow into women.

    Young children are often experimenting with mum’s make-up. Wearing a lip gloss or blusher to copy what their mum is wearing.

    Attractive women are treated differently and more in favour when it comes to success in jobs and relationships, as unfair as this seems.

    Features that we notice first in men and women

    The first feature that we notice in others is the eyes. Whilst men have little choice when it comes to making their eyes stand out, women have and do take full advantage of the selection of products on offer to make their eyes ‘pop’.


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    Eye shadow brings a whole new dimension to a woman’s eyes

    Another feature is the lips. Women tend to have darker lips naturally as well as the skin around the eyes.

    Lipstick/lip gloss is a great product for making the lips bigger and more seductive. Red lipstick is known to make women appear more attractive to men.

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    Red has often been seen as a seductive colour when it comes to lipstick

    Adding a complimentary shade to the lips can make a huge difference and some women feel that just wearing a lip colour is enough to be able to step out of the house.

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    The latest colours of lipgloss from FM 2022 have beautiful depth, a magical wand to apply easily and a long-lasting colour on the lips

    Men will notice eyes and lips first and are drawn to these features so women will often enhance those for this reason. The foundation is by far the top cosmetic product that women will use first. Even if no other cosmetic is worn, just hiding any imperfections, helps to even out the skin tone or cover imperfections, which makes a huge difference in confidence.

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    A selection of FM cosmetics foundations suitable for all skin types

    Adding a pink-based blusher will also give the appearance of younger-looking skin as it gives a similar look to the natural glow that we have. Eye shadow, mascara and eyeliner can help maximize your natural eye colour as well as make the eyes look larger and more evenly shaped. Be careful wearing too heavy or too dark a colour as this can make the eyes look smaller and aged.

    When it comes to make-up, less is most definitely more. We’ve all fallen into the trap of constantly applying a bit throughout the day to the point when we have too much.

    Good lighting at home is essential in making a huge difference. There is nothing worse than leaving the house and catching yourself in the rearview mirror in the daylight and seeing what we thought was a subtle amount has been overloaded.

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    Once we have applied make-up and a spritz of our favourite fragrance, we are ready to face the world.

    Do you have any questions regarding cosmetics or perfume? Drop a comment below or get in touch.