Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mineral Hygienics Review, Natural Makeup

The first thing I noticed about Mineral Hygienics is that they state they only contain 4 ingredients!  Really?  Only four?  Well that was worth looking into!  And guess what?  They're telling the truth!

I received a great little starter kit to try out to decide for myself if they really are as wonderful as they say.
Here is what I received:
2 foundation colors(fairly light and fair)
mineral enhancer (cool kiss)
finish powder (matte sheer perfection powder)
kabuki brush

I do have to say that I love loose mineral foundations.  That's all I wear.  Having said that, I've tried several different brands over the years.  I've also tried the liquid, the pressed, the liquid to powder, etc.

A few things about Mineral Hygienics that set them apart from the others.  They do only contain four ingredients.  They are HD ready, not that I have a lot of pictures taken of me. . . okay so pretty much none ever.

They are nano free and protect against SPF.  This is nice.  It's very nice not to have to worry about sunburning or having to put on sunscreen while wearing makeup(I really haven't figured that out yet) which is probably why I'm always burning.  I burn so easily with my sensitive skin that having some sun protection in my make up is  a great thing.

 Very important is that they are water/sweat resistant.  This is a huge biggie for me because I sweat daily chasing after 8 kids and cooking in my kitchen, not to mention when I'm milking the goats, chasing the sheep, watering the horses.  Well I'm sure you get the picture by now!

One of the first things I check out about any new makeup I'm interested in trying is if they are designed for sensitive skin.  Mineral Hygeinics is specially formulated(and doesn't contain all those problem causing agents) to help protect even the most sensitive of skins at all times.  I have yet to break out from it which is high praise in my skins world.

A few more that I'd like to name are that they are super lightweight(I hate feeling as if I have make up caked on), longer lasting, better coverage, does not streak, and healthier.  I also love the fact that they don't require a primer.  So many of the other(even leading) brands of mineral foundation require you to use a primer to get even coverage, but Mineral Hygeinics doesn't.

My cute packing box.
There are a total of 14 different shades of foundation so it's easy to find one that will work for you.  The two I received were fair and fairly light.  I found that fairly light worked better for me, but I can also use the fair.

Loved the confetti and the bag.


My kids had hours of entertainment with this stuff.

The Kabuki brush.

Fairly light foundation

Fair foundation

Cool Kiss mineral enhancer
I received the cool kiss mineral enhancer to try out.  The other mineral enhancer is called warm kiss.  Warm kiss is for all skin tones where cool kiss is for fair to light complexions.  I honestly was a bit wary of trying this out.  I have never used blush or anything even close to it.  I stick with my foundation and some eye shadows.  But I did try it on, and you know what?!  I loved it!  I am now a huge fan and will be using it again in the future.  I used it on my cheek and up to my forehead with a hint on my nose and chin.  I felt it gave me a nice sun kissed glow and loved the affect.  I did not use much, just a slight amount to give that hint of color.  

Matte sheer perfection finishing powder.
The last step in that flawless look is the sheer perfection.  The sheer perfection is called the velvet finish and comes in two shades, silk translucent and matte.  If you have oily skin matte is best.  I don't have super oily skin but I hate how my foundation would get oily looking before the day was over.  I don't just sit around when I wear makeup, I clean house, do laundry, cook, etc.  This all makes for some sweat and instead of having to dab and wipe at my face this powder just absorbs the oil so I don't look all shiny!

Right after putting on the makeup.  Doesn't look like I'm wearing any huh!?

End of the day!  Bit of an oil sheen on my nose, but not bad for wearing all day!

In the little pamphlet that came with the makeup kit, it shows their eye collection.  Oh my, I'm in love!  I have a bit of an obsession with eye shadows and they have a full page full!!  It will be hard to narrow it down to just one or two to treat myself with for a Christmas present!  They have placed them into three categories:  mocha, sheer illumination, and ultimate mattes.  I tend to stay away from sparkly eye shadows   A few in the illumination area do look like they might have some sparkle, but not all.

They also have concealers, brow powders(can also be used as an eye shadow), automatic eye liners, lip colors, mascara, and lip liner.

Now the one thing that I wanted to share most!!  They are made in New Hampton, Iowa.  That is practically in my back yard.  Well not really, but I do live in MO and IA is just next door!

I received this makeup kit to review.  I received no other compensation for this post other than the product.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. Pin It Now!


  1. This make up looks fantastic! I want some!

  2. I need to try some different types of makeover to cover up trouble spots on my face. I like that these only have a few ingredients!

  3. I would love to try the mineral enhancer; I would need the Warm Kiss one

  4. Those sound great! I would love to switch to more natural makeup.

  5. I love mineral makeup so I'll certainly look into this product. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This stuff sounds great. I'm all about all natural and I love that it stays on all day! Thanks for the great review!

  7. I'd definitely like to try this! I need a complete overhaul on my makeup routine. Thanks for the great review!

  8. I've been looking for a good mineral makeup. I will be looking into this. :)

  9. I love loose powder foundation too. It is so light and airy that you forget you are even wearing it.

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