Some time ago I wrote about this very topic and recently I was asked to clarify the difference between Mineral make up and Traditional make up.
The most important thing to understand is that Mineral make up is not special because of what it contains but rather what it does not contain.
Talc-Free - light reflecting
No Wax Filler - durable
Oil-Free - won't clog pores
Fragrance-Free - safe for all skin
No Coal Tar Dyes - non petroleum base
Contains Talc - light absorbing; make up looks dull
Contains Wax - poor durability; make up needs constant touch up
Oil Base - causes skin congestion
Heavy Perfumes - responsible for 90% of known allergies to make up
Coal Tart Dyes - derived from petroleum and very volatile
With just the exclusion of just a few ingredient categories mineral make up can offer products that are:
10 times safer than traditional make up
Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
Safe for all skin types
Anti bacterial and anti inflammatory
Can be applied after any esthetics or medical procedure
Once again this is your chance to meet the Beauty Buster live and in person.
This will be my last set of appearances for the 2012 season and I will not be back out there, to see all of you, until spring of next year.
Remember all of these events are free to attend and I will personally meet with any member of the public who books an appointment. In my studio these appointments are usually $250 but when you attend any of the listed events you get the full Beauty Busted experience absolutely free! I am happy to answer any and all your questions about cosmetics and cosmetics formulas as well as create a personalized look just for you.
November 7 - Toronto, Ontario
Andrews 55 Avenue Road 416 969 9991
This special event has all sorts of goodies for you—free gift cards, free Daniel Thompson Beauty products and a full champagne reception!
November 9 - Ottawa, Ontario
Terra20 Pinecrest Shopping Centre 1 855 837 7220
The Make Up Bag Detox Event! Bring in your make up and learn what the various ingredients are and what they do on your skin. This is a must-not-miss event.
November 15 - Whitby, Ontario
Orchid Salon and MediSpa 24 Princess Street 905 655 2424
Learn the latest look for the autumn/winter season. A complete one-on-one make up lesson with me!
December 6 - Toronto, Ontario
Andrews 55 Avenue Road 416 969 9991
Get ready for all your holiday parties—this is all about glam and glitter!
December 19 - Gatineau, Québec
Studio 157 348 rue Main 819 663 8387
Learn all about minerals and how they work on the skin. Also learn how to create your best holiday look in under two minutes!
Recently I gave an interview at Terra20 about eco cosmetics and how to actually find quality products when shopping.
A lot of the information I have mentioned before, both in person and on this blog, and it is all still important.
Below is an abridged version of the interview and you can read the entire, in depth version for more detail.
Are "eco cosmetics" organic?
No, they are not. None of them. Based on many variables, not the least of which is the law, cosmetics are never organic. They can be healthier choices and contain natural ingredients but they are never organic. Any advertising to the contrary is misleading.
If you had to pick the biggest myth you hear today, what would it be?
More money means better quality. It’s completely untrue. That said, it doesn’t mean that cheaper is just as good. This is one of the things I really want people to understand: There are good products and bad products made by every company at every price point in every retail store. The trick is to become an informed consumer and understand the ingredients that are listed on the package so you can make the best decision based on health, eco-friendliness, budget and realistic expectations of results.
What two quick makeup tips can you offer?
My number one beauty tip? That would be to always, always, always wear sunscreen. That is the number one beauty secret—protect your skin. And the second thing is, don’t be afraid to experiment. Makeup is supposed to be fun.
Terra20 is hosting an amazing event in November to help women find healthier choice cosmetics. The event is called "Detox Your Make Up Bag" and will be hosted by yours truly. One lucky attendee will also have the opportunity to have a personal 1 on 1 appointment with me. If you are in the Ottawa area this is an event well worth attending!