About Switching to Mineral Makeup

Once you've tried bare minerals makeup, you'll never want to go back to your old greasy, goopy make up. However, replacing your entire supply of makeup with minerals cosmetics can be an expensive challenge. Here is a guide to make the cross over easier on your budget.

Start by throwing out any bottles, compacts, and brushes more than 9 months old. Regular makeup contains fats and oils that go rancid over time, and dead skin cells from your face accumulate in pads and brushes. Even if you don't plan to replace all of your makeup with bare minerals, it's still a good idea to get rid of old makeup.

Next, make a list of the cosmetics you use the most. Are you the kind of woman who doesn't leave the house without a little layer of foundation and powder? Or do you need blush and eye shadow? Anything that you use every day is top priority for mineral makeup replacement. What you use more sparingly can wait until your old makeup runs out.

Make a list of the colors and tones you need. Especially if you use different shades of makeup to make shadowing and contouring effects, you will need to buy different tones of bare minerals.

Shop around for sweet deals on bare minerals makeup products. Many online retailers have free samples, and some department stores may have specials when their inventory changes.

Learn how to use your new bare minerals makeup sparingly while still achieving the level of coverage that you need. For example, always start by washing your face, applying moisturizer, and letting it absorb into the skin before putting on your mineral makeup. This way you won't need to use so much. Bare minerals can be costly.

You can also save money on brushes by purchasing makeup sets that come with brushes, or buying brushes in larger sets.

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