Introducing JK Mineral Make-Up
I adore mineral make-up. I like knowing that my make-up doesn’t contain lots of nasty chemicals, I like the feel of it on my skin, I like that it doesn’t clog my pores. So when I heard about a new brand of mineral make-up I was very much looking forward to trying it out.
If you haven’t heard of mineral make-up before it’s made up of natural minerals such as zinc, talc and iron oxides, elements that occur naturally within the world. These minerals are ground down into tiny particles to create powder make-up, and they don’t require any nasty preservatives, perfumes or dyes. Mineral make-up is very quickly growing in popularity and it’s thought to be very good for acne and sensitive skin as it doesn’t clog the pores like regular make-up can.
JK Mineral Makeup is a new make-up range developed in the UK by Jody Knight, an elite permanent make-up artist. Jody uses permanent cosmetic treatments such as medical tattooing to help mask scars and create new features, such as eyebrows, for clients who may have lost them through illness. By using the latest in cosmetic technology Jody is helping to make a real difference to her clients’ lives.
The main ingredients in the Mineral Finish Powder Foundation are mica and zinc oxide and the 7g tub is choc full of product. It’s available in 3 shades, I’ve been using the Light shade and it’s perfect for my pale skin. To apply the foundation powder I just sift a little bit into the lid of the tub then I circle a flat-ended stippling brush over the powder and press it onto my skin. I do think that this Mineral Finish Powder Foundation is a little more powdery than others I have used, it’s perfect for someone with normal or oily skin but perhaps not as great for someone with dry skin. It stays put all day, removes really easy with either a wash-off cleanser or a cream cleanser, and I don’t feel that it antagonises my blemish-prone skin. The coverage is quite light, I have to apply two or three layers of the foundation powder to successfully cover uneven skintone and light scars, but overall I think it’s a good product. You can see the colour of the powder in the swatch image below (the pale powder on the left), it’s very pale but there’s also a Medium and a Beige shade available.
There are two shades of the JK Mineral Finish Blush available, I’ve been using Candy Pink. You can see from the swatch image above (the right hand powder) that it’s a mid-pink with dusky orange undertones, it also has a golden shimmer to it. I wasn’t too keen on it when I first saw it in the pot (I usually go for sweetie sugary pinks) but it actually gives a really nice natural flush on the cheeks and I think it would be great for lots of different skintones. I apply it in the same way as I apply the foundation, although I use a softer fluffier brush for the blush. You only need a few flakes of the blush powder to cover both cheeks, it’s quite easy to apply too much so you need to be careful when sifting the product out of the tub into the lid.
If you’re new to mineral make-up, or if you’re a seasoned user but want to try something different, then it’s well worth checking out the JK Mineral Makeup range. There are only a small number of products at the moment, but they cover all the major make-up components including lip gloss and bronzer.
JK Mineral Finish Powder Foundation is priced at £14.95 for 7g, available from JK Mineral Makeup.
JK Mineral Finish Blush is priced at £14.95 for 6g, available from JK Mineral Makeup.
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