Clean and Natural Makeup

natural make up

by Linda Robison

Looking for natural makeup that best for rosacea suffers, aging or sensitive skin? Keep reading and watch the makeup tip video at the end of this page.  We found a good, clean, natural makeup that protects the skin and has a natural built-in sun protection. And, for those having to wear face masks all-day, this might just what you're looking for!

Looking for clean natural makeup? It's not always easy finding one.

Even some so called "pure mineral" foundations may contain lead and other toxic chemicals.

Take a walk down the makeup isle at any drugstore. Randomly pick up a few packages and try reading the ingredient list. Does it read like stereo instructions with words that are hardly pronounceable?

Then, it is certainly not a product you want to apply to your face. Some of those complex terms pertain to artificial fragrances, chemicals and synthetic dies that do nothing for your skin.

Good clean makeup, however, usually derives ingredients directly from plants and minerals (like Titanium Dioxide). This means your skin gets additional benefits like natural protection against harmful sun rays and cleaner pores with less breakouts.

If you’re concerned about looking younger and also having healthy skin, doesn’t it make sense to look for natural foundation and makeup products? But which ones do you try?

When it comes to makeup with the least amount of artificial or harmful chemical ingredients - mineral makeup is usually your best bet.

Personally, I'm a fan of Mommy Makeup designed by makeup artist Debra Rubins. Her mineral makeup is formulated with the highest quality minerals and antioxidants and are free of dyes, talc, and fragrances

Note: Face masks and makeup foundation doesn't always mix well. This is one of the few natural makeup foundation that wears well under a face mask. This is especially important for people who have skin issues like rosacea.

My husband has a mild case of rosacea and wearing a face mask, sunscreen (which is a must for rosacea suffers) and being out doors in the heat has caused a lot of rosacea flare-ups for him.

So I bought a Mommy Makeup Mineral compact for him and told him it's just sunscreen and made him try it. His skin looks and feels better, but he doesn't' know it's makeup...Don't tell him, shhhh!

Now she offers a full line of inexpensive, skin friendly cosmetics for face, eyes and lips. Click here to visit her site:

Why Mineral Makeup?

Mineral makeup  has been touted by many dermatologists as not only safe but healthy. And is one good option for people with sensitive or problem skin.

Most people with acne, rosacea or other types of skin conditions can wear mineral makeup without any problem whatsoever. People with allergies may also find it welcoming.

These products typically don't have as many ingredients to sort through, so you really know what you’re applying to your skin.

Mineral makeup contains natural sunscreen, and skin-enhancing vitamins like E, C and A. Also, it isn’t heavy – so it gives you a more natural, flawless look rather than a pasty finish like some other makeup products. 

Of course, the fact that mineral products are “green” gives them even more value. Basically less components means fewer byproducts going back into the environment.

The simplicity of natural makeup means that it’s easy to remove at the end of the day. Match it with gentle soap and warm water, followed by some form of moisturizer and you have a winning combination that supports beautiful skin.

When you’re uncertain about a makeup product don’t be afraid to check consumer reviews online (preferably from a site that isn’t selling specific products so the reviews are unbiased). Other consumers are a great resource for finding the best and safest makeup at great prices.

By following these basic natural makeup guidelines you will get the right products that leave your skin looking as young as you feel.

Want some great makeup ideas to enhance your best features? Continue reading simple makeup ideas and tips.

Common Makeup Mistakes That Can Age You

Spilled liquid makeup and dirty sponges.

Are you making any makeup mistakes? Are you over 35 or 40? Are you sill wearing the same makeup the same way you did 20 years ago?

Then it's probably time for a change. Sure, sometimes it's hard to let go of old habits, but the wrong makeup or application can make your skin look old and tired instead of fresh and friendly.

Common makeup foundation blunders

Choosing the wrong makeup colors ranks highly among mistakes, particularly when it comes to foundation. Your skin tone changes as you age so the foundation color you wore years ago may not compliment you anymore.

Since you can't test makeup at most local drugstores, think about visiting Sephora or a large department store where they let you sample different foundation colors and textures to find the best for you.

Another option is to have custom-made foundation color to match your skin tone. This is really a good option if you have hard to match skin color.

While not many companies do this we know of one company that sells organic mineral makeup samples. For just $20 you can get 8 different color samples (and free face oil for mixing) that you can try out or mix and match colors until you obtain the perfect color just for your skin tone.

Click here to get your organic makeup samples...

Exfoliate and Moisturize First

Another ordinary slipup is forgetting to exfoliate moisturize your skin first. Nothing looks worse than foundation over alligator-dry skin. The best foundation in the world won’t fix this problem.

To ease that flakiness, make sure you exfoliate at least twice a week. That clears away old, nasty skin cells that only make your face look timeworn. (If you're over 40 consider deep exfoliate treatment at least once a week.) Click here to find a great free DIY at-home exfoliating scrub. You can use this on your face, neck, and whole body.

Afterward, reach for a good moisturizing product. Let it soak before applying the foundation.

And, if you're skin is super dry, apply another thin layer of moisturizer on top of your foundation. This will give your complexion a nice glow says makeup artist to the stars Bobbie Brown.

Blush: How do you apply your blush

We were always told to apply blush to the apples of our cheeks. Well, after a certain age our cheeks tend to droop a bit.

If you apply blush too far down - under the cheekbone - you risk looking more jowly. Keep the blush higher on the cheekbone - sweeping up into the temples.

Make sure to keep the color very soft and sheer. You don't want to see the blush, just your glow.

Hint: Don't know what color is right for you? Pinch your cheeks. Whatever color shows is your natural color. Try to find a blush close to that.