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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 definitely 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 own body products even though she had no experience of making her own.

    She was enthusiastic nevertheless and pushed forward to eventually opening up her own body care boutique based in Northern California.

    Diane saw the potential and need for natural body care products and 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 avoid unwanted chemical reactions from degrading and are bacteria free so they won’t expire.


    The effective ingredients found in mineral make up will help the skin to heal, protect and soothe.

    By using natural ingredients, this 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.

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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 the extra confidence with the bonus of complimenting an outfit.

    Of course there are always days that neither is required especially during the several lock downs during 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 was 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 disheveled 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 percent of American women won’t be seen leaving their home 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 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 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 up such appearances off-screen when out shopping.

    Others will disguise themselves with hats and sunglasses in order 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 personally find this particularly powerful and a true statement to all women out there.

    We really can be confident on the outside if we have the ability to change our mindset and be confident within.


    From a young age, women are taught that in order to be successful in their relationships, career and building 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 were prettier.

    Once old enough to wear make up then give these girls the confident they feel they need as they grow into women.

    Young children are often experimenting with mums 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 on men and women


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

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    Another feature are 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 the 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 by 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 that 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.


    Foundation is by far the top cosmetic product that women will use first. Even if no other cosmetic is worn, just by hiding any imperfections, help to even out the skin tone or cover imperfections, makes a huge difference in confidence.


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    A selection of FM cosmetics foundation 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 making 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.

    Nothing worse than leaving the house and catching yourself in the rear view mirror in the daylight and seeing what we thought was a subtle amount has actually 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.

    Have any questions regarding cosmetics or perfume ?

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