My friends, I’m afraid to say, that I’ve pretty much outgrown mineral makeup.
Remember when I told you I was having problems with my skin? Using the process of elimination, I found out that the root of the problem was the mineral makeup I was using. To be specific, it was the mineral foundation. For some reason, I started having very dry patches on my chin, which then spreaded to my right cheek. It also started itching badly, and it took me a lot of willpower to not scratch my face off. They then turned into pink welts, which resembled acne. This went on for over a month.
After I came back from my honeymoon, I didn’t change my skincare routine, but started using the BB cream from The Face Shop instead of mineral foundation. I don’t think it was the BB cream that helped, but that I’ve stopped using mineral foundation which cleared my skin up. Come to think about it, it could actually also be the oil-control primer from Silk Naturals that caused the rashes. The problems soon came in after I started using the primer. Hmm. Anyway, I’ve stopped using that and the foundation, and a month on, my skin’s finally smooth once more. Phew.
Digressing a little, not that this has anything to do with my skin, but man, bringing mineral makeup when traveling can be a real pain. Thank God for my ziplock bag, without which I’d have powders all over my makeup in the makeup bag. I really thought it would be easier bringing the small jars along, y’know, for portability sake. Guess I was wrong.
I don’t think I’d be going back to my mineral foundation, at least not for now. I still love the mineral blushers I have though, and so far, I haven’t had any recurring problems when using them. But in general, it’s bye bye to mineral foundation, veils, concealers, etc. At least for now.
As for mineral eye shadows, I haven’t developed a strong love for them just yet as I still find them pretty messy to use. I’m waiting for my empty palette and metal pans from Coastal Scents to arrive though, so that I can press them in and test ‘em out. Will let you know how that goes when it happens.
Goodbye, oh mineral makeup. You and I have had a good run. It’s been fun. But for the sake of my skin and sanity, I’m going to have to let you go.