April 28, 2017

Mineral Make Up

I am someone who has always been very aware and conscious of health. I am continuously learning and challenging myself. It wasn't until recently I thought about mineral make up and why I hadn't tried to incorporate it into my lifestyle sooner. After all, as we are continuously told, our skin is our biggest organ.

If you follow me on instagram (shannon_gibb) you would be aware I have been 'experimenting' in the world of mineral make up. I use the word experiment very loosely, as it really is a no brainer and there are no actual risks involved. I am not going to be throwing out my collection but I do plan on making more of an effort to use and support mineral make up brands.

So firstly, what is mineral make up ?

It is make up made of minerals such as mica, zinc oxide, iron oxides and titanium dioxide (which has anti-inflammatory properties - wooo) and are free from filler ingredients preservatives like parabens, chemical dyes, binders and fragrances.

So obviously the absence of these filler ingredients is part of what makes mineral make up so much better for your skin. Also not adding these onto your skin, to be absorbed into your body unnecessarily is always a bonus. A lot of people also claim that by swapping to a mineral base it has helped clear up their acne issues.

The inclusion of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in mineral make up can actually offer you protection from the sun and from the effects of aging. These are Ingredients which can be found in sunscreen - cool isn't it.

For me, I would like to start by including more mineral base products into my collection. I feel the base would be the best and most exciting place to start.

So what I want to know, do you use mineral make up? Leave a comment below of your favourite mineral make up brands.


  1. I have used and liked Nude by Nature mineral make up. <3


  2. I don't use a lot of mineral makeup, but I do have a couple mineral foundations. I really like the Vani-T one!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. I use mineral makeup, but not often. My favourite brand would be Bare Minerals. I really like the bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation and their blush.

    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

  4. I don't use too many mineral makeup items but would love to start using more of it! I'd be happy to read more about your recommended mineral makeup brands and products.


  5. I love mineral make up!! I have a bit of a mix in my make up drawer, but I do really love my mineral make up. I need to try Jane Iredale though!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

  6. I love Jane Iredale's makeup! Everything looks so chic :)