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How to Apply Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup can provide you with lightweight and humidity-resistant coverage throughout the day. But, you need to be careful to apply it correctly to avoid a thick, clumpy look.


  • Step 1: Wash your face Wash your face, and apply your moisturizer. Let the moisturizer dry completely, or use a tissue to pat it dry.
  • TIP: Use a moisturizer with SPF coverage to provide protection against sun damage.
  • Step 2: Dip brush into powder Shake a bit of mineral makeup powder into the lid of its container. Dip your brush into the powder in the lid. Tap off the excess.
  • Step 3: Swirl brush Gently swirl the brush against the back of your hand to work the powder into the bristles.
  • Step 4: Apply from the edge in Begin applying the mineral powder to your face starting around your temple. Apply in small, tight circles, moving in toward your nose. Repeat on the other side of your face.
  • TIP: Avoid applying mineral powder under your eyes. Instead, apply concealer to this area after you have finished applying your mineral powder.
  • Step 5: Apply more powder Continue applying powder by brushing the makeup across your forehead, nose, chin, and jaw line.
  • TIP: Cover blemishes by dipping a small brush in the mineral makeup, tapping off the excess, then tapping the brush over the blemish only.
  • Step 6: Brush again Brush again over any areas where you want more coverage, but don't re-dip your makeup brush in the powder. Smooth any areas where coverage seems uneven with blotter paper, and enjoy your fresh, clean foundation.
  • FACT: The first mascara was made in the 19th century by Frenchman Eugene Rimmel.

You Will Need

  • Face wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Mineral foundation
  • Powder brush with short
  • firm
  • dome-shaped bristles
  • Blotter paper

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