I absolutely LOVE mineral make-up and as an Esthetician I highly recommend it for all of my clients. I am not going to lie I have used MAC make-up for years and I LOVE their eye colors, liners, etc. HOWEVER, for my skin and for everyones skin I highly suggest mineral makeup.
Two lines that I support and promote as much as possible:
SmoakShop: www.smoakshop.com (Model Shanna Moakler's line)
Due to the fact that mineral make-up is non-comedogenic, which means it does not block the pores of the skin but instead allows the skin to breathe, mineral makeup is very appealing for those women with sensitive skin. So for those women who suffer with rosacea, dryness, acne or other skin ailments, utilizing mineral makeup permits them to take advantage of a skin-friendly product which will not exacerbate their problems. As well, the prime ingredients used in mineral makeup are, unlike most makeup, inorganic, which means that bacteria and microbes cannot live in the makeup and infect the skin. The fact that the ingredients are inorganic also means that no preservatives need be included and that the makeup will have a long shelf life, so long as reasonable care is taken to apply the makeup with clean brushes.
The best mineral makeups contain a number of ingredients designed for the purpose of improving the well-being of the skin. These may include a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB sun protection, as well as zinc, magnesium and some anti-inflammatories. For women who complain of oily skin, mineral makeup can provide an excellent solution. The usual chemical-based applications are very oily, due to the oils they contain. These oils cause a lot of issues, especially in women with an oily complexion. These issues can be avoided by using mineral-based makeup, since no oils are used in their manufacture.
So the benefits of mineral makeup over traditional cosmetics are quite significant. Mineral makeup does not damage the skin with damaging oils and chemical additives. It does not block the skin's pores or provide a breeding ground for bacteria. It usually includes beneficial ingredients to guard the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and to feed and nourish it. And it provides the wearer with a healthy and natural aura. So it is little wonder mineral makeup is flying off the shelves.