Friday, December 28, 2007

How to Apply Mineral Makeup

I pray that you enjoyed a delightful celebration of our Savior's birthday this week. How blessed we are!

If you are looking to purchase Affordable Minearl Makeup with Christmas gift money, please put the word thankyoumuch in the coupon section at checkout and it'll deduct 15% from your order from my website. (Valid from now through 12/31/07)

For anyone who is new to mineral makeup (maybe you found your first set hidden under your Christmas tree) here is a brief explanation of how to apply this unique beauty treat. :)

Applying Affordable Mineral Makeup:
If your container has shrink wrap on it, tap on lid before opening to get minerals down so when you open jar they don't go everywhere. If it has a seal over sifter section, remove this first otherwise minerals will not come out.

NOTE: Brushes may shed during usage, this is normal and will stop after some usage.

Place the bristles of your brush against the holes in the top of the shaker jar and invert the jar, adding minerals to your brush. Revert the jar to its upright position and remove the brush from the holes, tap the brush against a hard surface to nestle the minerals within the brush head. Or tap a small amount of minerals into the jar’s lid and swirl the brush into it, then tap the end of the brush onto the hard surface to embed the minerals.

To apply the minerals, start at the hairline and swirl onto your face in downward motions over your cheekbones and towards the nose. Start with a little and use more as needed, a little goes a long way so don't go crazy with the minerals.

Blemishes are a snap to hide, using a concealer brush, apply a small amount directly to the area and blend well.

Minerals can be used dry or wet.
If you're used to your liquid foundation and just can't give it up you can use affordable mineral makeup. Just add a few drops of water to the foundation in the lid of the sifter jar and mix until you've reached your desired consistency. You can apply with either a sponge or brush. Then apply the same way as mentioned above.

If you have dry or 'older' skin, try misting it before applying foundation and apply in downward motion. Then when the foundation is dry complete applying your blush, multipurpose, eyeshadow, veil.
Additionally if you want to set the makeup, mist your face to set it when completed.

If your foundation appears pasty, here are a few possibilities:
1. The brush.
The wrong brush can really make a difference in mineral makeup and not having the right kind will not give you proper application nor satisfaction with the products! Only Kabuki style brushes will give you the look you are trying for. Our kabukis are soft and well-made, applying the minerals with a light touch that looks and feels natural.

2. Too much product on the brush:
Mineral makeup is concentrated color, a little can go a long way so start slowly and work your way to perfect in layers, only using it where its needed.

3. The wrong shade:
Caught between a pink and a yellow? Minerals make it easy to blend shades to create your perfect skin tone, remember to blend well down your neck!

Mineral Veil Powders:
If you wear:
1, 3 or 7, choose the Petal Mineral Veil to complement your soft glow. If you find it too rosy, balance with a more yellow shade such as Angel.

If you wear:
10 then Tawny, the medium yellow setting powder would be the best choice.

Multi-Purpose Mineral Powders:
Note: blue and green shades are regulated to only be used on the eye area.

Create your own eye shadows using minerals by applying with an eye shadow brush! To use as a liner, wet a eye liner brush with water and dip into a multi-purpose mineral, blending the proper shade on the back of your hand. Then apply under and over your lashes for a dramatic look.

Use as a blush! Apply sparingly along the apples of your cheeks for a natural glow.

Lip Color: Simply dip your lip brush into clear lip gloss and dab into the mineral pot and apply for fabulous, one-of-a-kind shades.

Nail Polish: Because our pigment contains no dye, you do not need to apply a base coat. Simply use clear nail polish and dip the brush into the desired color and paint onto nails. For a darker color, use more powder. You can also mix our pigments into colored nail polish to change its tint.

Body Shimmer/Highlighter: dab our shimmers onto your cheekbones, shoulders, etc to give an extra shine.

I am an independant consutant of Affordable Minearl Makeup. This article is copyrighted and belongs to Affordable Minearl Makeup. This article is not to be reproduced and is the sole property of Affordable Minearl Makeup.

Friday, December 14, 2007

15% Off and Still Time to Order for Christmas!

If you would like 15% off your order on my Affordable Mineral Makeup site, simply put the word christmas in the coupon/discount section at checkout!

To receive your order in time for Christmas, please order by Sunday, December 16th. It is possible that orders placed on Monday could also be there in time for Christmas, however we cannot control shipping times once packages enter the postal system.

Between Monday, December 17th and Thursday Dec. 20, we offer overnight express shipping for additional fee. (Order place 12/20 would be shipped on 12/21, and based on order and location should be received either Saturday 12/22 or Monday 12/24).

Of course you can always order a Gift Certificate in any amount and have it emailed directly to your loved one if you shopping is really last minute! ;)

What's So Special About Mineral Makeup?

Every mineral makeup line has it's own unique features. In general mineral makeup is a more natural, skin-friendly beauty application when compared wtih traditional makeup lines. But even when looking at mineral makeup, there can be fillers and additives that you need to be aware of. What I love about AMM specifically is that we uses only a few ingredients such as:

Zinc Oxide - known for its healing properties in problem skin such as rosacea and acne, it has the ability to stay on even while sweating and swimming, as well as offers protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Titanium Dioxide - also has waterproof and SPF properties while providing a Matte look.

Mica - has some transparent properties and allows the makeup to go on smoothly.

Iron Oxides - give the makeup its pigment.

"These are the ingredients making up Affordable Mineral Makeup, pure and simple.
Affordable Mineral Makeup does NOT use Bismuth, cornstarch or other fillers in our makeup."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Home Business Tip

Like the Proverbs 31 woman, it seems like many of my friends today are becoming industrious at home. If you run a home based business (or three) like I do, here's a tool you will want to check out. Home Party Profits Software is a free online system for tracking all your business needs from slaes and expenses to clients and schedules.
There is the option of an upgrade purchase (bust deal when you register, some discounts still available after initial registration) that I went ahead and took, and I'm glad I did. But even if you only use the free options (and yes, it truly is free, no catches!), I think you will find this tool to be very helpful in managing your business.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Leave a Comment, Win Free Makeup!

Please leave a comment on this post, including your email address and/or website (some way for me to contact you directly, should you win) and one beauty tip or question that I might be able to address in future posts. The first week of January I will randomly select one name from all those who have signed this thread in December and one of you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Affordable Mineral Makeup!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

No Detail Brush? Grab a Q-tip!

Need a fine detail brush for things like eyeliner appliation? Simply wet a Q-tip, twist to fine point, and use in place of a brush. This disposable tool is a healthy alternative to help avoid cross-contamination to the eye area that is so easily prone to infection.

Salt and Seasoning

What do minerals have to do with Inner Beauty? A lot, actually!

While I couldn't find the actual word "minerals" anywhere in my Bible, I did find several different, specific kinds of minerals referenced, and often used with instructions on living a beautiful life. If you want to see a list, check here on the Bible Gateway site (excellent resource for finding out what your Bible has to say about any topic).

We will look at several kinds of minerals in the months to come, but today I would like to start by talking a little about the mineral salt. Salt has been used for centuries to clean, disinfect and protect skin. God uses salt to explain how we should live toward those around us.

In the book of Matthew (5:13) we read, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men." What does this mean?

Have you ever tried to each something bland, like maybe a potato or some chicken noodle soup, without any salt? Imagine french fries without ketchup (yes, there's salt in ketchup) or any kind of seasoning at all. Yuck! That's kind of the idea here. If we just live our lives and never let anyone see God living in us, then we are not living for the purpose God created us and our time on this earth isn't worth very much.

The next verses of Matthew explain, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." We are to be "salt" and "light" in this world so that through the choices we make, the words we say, the ways we live, our lives continually point others to God.

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 (NIV)

As a reminder of how God wants us to be "salt" in this world, enjoy some salts that pamper your skin! Mix equal parts sea salt and olive oil, rub into your skin, then rince away in a relaxing, warm bath.

Beauty Secrets of the Bible

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