Kids who grew up with their derma a.k.a those born with sensitive skin probably already know that makeup made with more mineral content (like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxide, mica, gold and magnesium) promises to let your skin breathe. Thing is, a product can be labeled "mineral" even when minerals make up less than one percent of its content. The real difference? Mineral makeup generally contains less chemical-based ingredients such as parabens, fragrances, binders and synthetic components - basically, irritants - so they’re supposed to be kinder to your skin.
What are the best mineral makeup brands for sensitive skin?
With sensitive skinned girls, finding a formula that works for you is still a game of trial and error. Keep your expectations in check and be patient! That said, here are some brands with popular and high-rated formulas that you could try out:
Mineral Fusion Eye Pencil in Azure, P575
They have the whole line from foundations, to loose powder, to liner, and lipsticks. You name it, they have it.
Mineral Fusion is available at Beauty Bar.
Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner, P1250
Aptly tagged as The Skin Care Makeup, Jane Iredale’s line of cosmetics does exactly that. Their quality products are carefully developed to be make your skin look and feel healthy.
Jane Iredale is available at Rustan’s.
bareMinerals Mineralixirs Eye Nourishing Oil Balm, P3200
One of the forerunners in the mineral makeup industry, Bare Minerals has produced remarkable results that are completely natural, 100% pure, and long-lasting.
Bare Minerals is available at Lazada.com.ph.
Combo quad eyeshadow and eyeliner, P499
Who says you need to burn holes in your pockets just to get your dose of minerals? The products from Ellana are sold at friendly price points without compromising quality.
Ellana is available at ellana.com.ph and The Ramp, Trinoma and Glorietta 3.
Young Blood Mineral Cosmetics
Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara in Blackout, P1500
The brand is a premier luxury mineral cosmetics line best for women who don’t scrimp when it comes to makeup and skincare. Promising a silky feel and polished, fresh-faced finish, the line is friendly even to those who have just undergone laser or chemical peels.
Young Blood is available at Beauty Bar.
There are also a couple of big shots in the beauty department who have, in one way or another, hopped on the Mineral wagon.
True Match Minerals Mineral Powder Foundation, P945
L’Oreal is actually one of the first big cosmetic companies to jump into the mineral makeup market. Aside from this garnet lippie we’re obsessed with, their mineral line is a must-try.
L’oreal is available in all leading department stores.
Mineral Pearls, P630
The New York-based makeup brand for eyes, lips and face also dabbled in the mineral game through their illuminating pearls and lightweight primers.
E.L.F is available at SM and Robinson’s department stores nationwide.
Mineralize blush, P2190
MAC’s mineralized line slow-baked to perfection. You’ll see it in the way it sparkles against your skin, without looking cakey. Perfect for strobing!
Find the branch near you here.
Human Nature Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation , P495
The social enterprise that started with personal care products has now delved into cosmetics as well. Known for using natural materials, they're into strong mineral components as well.
Human Nature Cosmetics is available humanheartnature.com and Beauty Bar.
Mineral Compact Powder - Basic Beige , P695
Feel the glam with every dusting of Art Deco’s mineral powder, a fave of celebs. Their face products contain a premium sea mineral complex built with protective agents to make sure your irritable skin is guarded.
Art Deco is available at Beauty Bar.
Powder mineral in warm bronze, P1550
If your sensitive skin is yearning for something lightweight with a flawless finish, Laura Mercier’s loose powder will give you that matte magic.
Laurea Mercier is available at Rustan’s.
Smooth Minerals Pressed Foundation, P319
No need to look far because even Avon has something mineralized. For full coverage on a daily basis, you might want to give ‘em a try.
Avon is available at avon.com.ph.