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Natural Beauty => Beauty & the Beholder => : WithLoveAndJoy July 19, 2006, 04:10:54 AM

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: WithLoveAndJoy July 19, 2006, 04:10:54 AM
Does anyone have any opinions about the mineral makeups that I see advertised.  It looks like it is a natural alternative to regular makeup, but a lady at my work said that one of her friends got toxic from the minerals and had to detox for six months to get well.

I am not sure about whether that is a "fish" story, but I was curious.  I wear makeup every day except Saturday, and that is only because I don't go anywhere really.

I just wear regular stuff....is that bad, or is there a better alternative?  Just looking for some opinions.
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: TwinkleToes July 19, 2006, 04:35:34 AM
Check out this thread:

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,913.0.html
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: SC July 19, 2006, 05:15:17 AM
I found an interesting site where you can search for a particular skin care product, toiletry, and/or cosmetic and have it rated based on its ingredients and possible health concerns. It is called the Environmental Working Group (click here) (http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/?key=nosign). I have sold cosmetics in the past, but no longer use many products. I got leery about putting so many chemicals on my body that are absorbed through the skin. I do remember that 20 years ago, cosmetic companies were beginning to utilize embryonic cells in some rejuvenating creams and foundations, but I have no documentation on it nor can I remember which companies used the ingredients. I just mention it here so that people can proceed with caution regarding what you place on your skin.
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: Sunshine06 July 19, 2006, 06:44:18 AM
I use regular makeup also, but my mom has recently gotten into a new line of products by Arbonne. (www.arbonne.com) Their products are based on "herbal and botanical principles" and have alot of natural ingredients, also no mineral oil, dyes, etc. They have makeup and skincare products, and other stuff as well. They are like Mary Kay in that you have to buy through a consultant, not in a store, but consultants are easy to find.

HTH!  :)
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: dara July 19, 2006, 06:54:31 AM
Gotta love Burt's Bees too... I always have.
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: MyAudrina July 25, 2006, 03:59:58 PM
Gotta love Burt's Bees too... I always have.

Tell me more about Burt's Bees.  I recently have been thinking about trying their stuff.  I want to wear makeup but it bothers me too much.  All I can really tolerate is lipstick.  Does it last a long time?  Does it bother your face any to wear it?  Even if it does bother you a little, does it bother you less than other makeup on the market?  I'm thinking of making a trip to the health food store tomorrow to check some out, so any info would be much appreciated!
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: TwinkleToes July 25, 2006, 04:52:04 PM
Burt's Bee's....here's what I've tried in the makeup department.  The tinted moisturizer:  I like the concept and I'm sure the ingredients are fine, but the fragrance was more than I like and I found it a little greasy for my skin, but it might be great for another skin type.
The lip shimmers:  I think there's 10-11 shades of which I have 5 and none of them are great colors for me on their own.  Mixing and matching helps, but for me the colors aren't great.(But I haven't tried them all -- there might be a perfect one out there.  The ones I have are either too metalic looking or too dark)  They are nice and minty though and someone else might love them.  I doubt they're the all day variety of lip color, but I don't lay it on too thick.  I think ultimately it's going to boil down to your skin type and color and personal preferences(like how light or dark you like to wear makeup)
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: Inspiring the Wellness In You! January 05, 2007, 11:21:49 AM
I have recently started using Arbonne's color line since it uses no color dyes and no mineral oil (no petroleum by-products).  I have had much success with it.  The products go a long way.  Please fee free to contact me for more infomation.  I now sell Arbonne Products as well.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

email: carmenvidal@myarbonne.com
web: www.carmenvidal.myarbonne.com
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: Coco79 February 03, 2007, 04:46:25 PM
Hi all,
I'm looking for a natural or low chemical mascara and liquid eye liner. Does anyone have any suggestions where i can look?

Thanks
Coco
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: ShabbyChic February 03, 2007, 05:04:18 PM
I have to second the Arbonne.  My skin is so sensitive that I've never been able to wear any make up until now.  I signed up to sell just to get the discount.  There are only plant derived products in the skincare, and no fragrances (unless it is scented lotions, but they are clearly labeled).  Whenever I wore any other eyeliner or especially mascara, my eyes would water like crazy because of the fragrance.  There isn't anything by arbonne (except the adult shampoo) that I don't like.  I use their ABC line on my kids, and swear by their diaper cream.  My husband also uses their mens line of shaving and face wash stuff.  I recommend it.

I also like Burts Bees lipsticks because they are slightly pepperminty.  YUM!
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: daisey February 03, 2007, 05:06:26 PM
Hey Coco79
Try www.littlestuff4u.com   It is a site that sells mineral makeup which I really like.  I have such a hard time with mascara because it all makes my eyes itch and water.  I have used the mineral mascara and not had any trouble.   Have been using minerals for almost 2 years and really like it.  It is actually good for your face.  Made of minerals and does not absorb into the skin but you buff in onto your skin.  Looks really natural.
Just my opinion.
I also second the Arbonne info.   I use it too and really like how my skin feels.  With that and the mineral makeup I feel like I look the best I can.
Daisey
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: Coco79 February 03, 2007, 05:08:13 PM
thanks so much...does bare essentials or arbonne carry eyeliner?
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: ShabbyChic February 03, 2007, 05:21:02 PM
Arbonne has eyeliner.  And the baby in your photo is ADORABLE!!!  :-*
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: Texas Girl. February 03, 2007, 05:21:16 PM
Has anybody attended an Arbonne presentation?  I went to one and became a believer.  According to my friend and Arbonne rep, MOST other cosmetic companies, from low-end-Wal-Mart brands to high-end department store brands, get their 'stuff' from the SAME chemical companies, and those other brands contain everything from petroleum byproducts to ROADKILL from 'rendering plants.'  I have no idea if this is true, and I hope I'm not breaking the rules by saying something so negative, but I did hear it straight from an Arbonne rep's mouth.  I once knew a girl who worked at the Mary Kay offices in Dallas, and she confirmed that the different companies' products ARE the same 'stuff' from the same plants. Mary Kay and Arbonne excluded, of course.  Its worth researching, since what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body!  Since I put this out there, I'll try to find out where she got her info.
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: prairiechild February 03, 2007, 06:30:01 PM
Arbonne is not all natural. It has some natural ingredients but does contain parabens. A girl at work bought a kit of skincare items, she showed me the ingredients and parabens were on the list.
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: prairiechild February 03, 2007, 06:32:37 PM
The other thing I don't like is that it is hard to get a complete list of ingredients without buying the product.
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: Texas Girl. February 03, 2007, 06:36:43 PM
What are parabens?
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: Carey February 04, 2007, 04:55:07 AM
What are parabens?

"Parabens" are a general name for any of the preservatives used in make up and skin care. They are any of the ingredients you see with the word paraben in it such as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and others,

You should avoid these because they are finding "parabens" in breast cancer tumors, and parabens act as xenoestrogens once absorbed. I had to start avoiding them when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Now that I use all natural skin care and make up I have been pain free.

Carey
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: Texas Girl. February 04, 2007, 09:02:12 AM
What kind of skin care do you use that doesn't have parabens? 
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: daisey February 04, 2007, 11:16:31 AM
Hi girls
I do use Arbonne but I also know that it has the parabens which I don't really like but I really like how it works on wrinkles.    ;)   Guess that is my vanity.    :-X
Anyway,   the site where I get my mineral makeup used to sell skin care by Sevi.  It is very natural and didn't have any of the bad stuff in it.   Sandra's Little Stuff had to stop selling it because the shipping time was so slow but I wonder if you bought directly from the company it might be faster.   Do a google search on Sevi I think you will be able to find it.    Otherwise check out www.littlestuff4u.com   she does have some skin care products and she is very aware of the bad stuff and tries to stay away from anything that isn't good for the skin.
Good luck
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: prairiechild February 04, 2007, 11:36:19 AM
I wash with honey. It cleans out my pores without drying my skin. I moisturize with emu oil. I buy mine from www.gardenofwisdom.com Neither of those contain parabens.  8) Emu oil has fabulous anti-wrinkle anti-aging properties.

Before I used the above, I used skincare from http://www.mychelleusa.com/
No parabens, SLS, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, petroleum products etc. Very nice line but a bit more expensive than what  I want to use.

www.monave.com also has natural skincare
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: keltlyn February 04, 2007, 11:53:21 AM
I wash with honey. It cleans out my pores without drying my skin. I moisturize with emu oil. I buy mine from www.gardenofwisdom.com Neither of those contain parabens.  8) Emu oil has fabulous anti-wrinkle anti-aging properties.

Before I used the above, I used skincare from http://www.mychelleusa.com/
No parabens, SLS, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, petroleum products etc. Very nice line but a bit more expensive than what  I want to use.

www.monave.com also has natural skincare

Do you warm the honey before using it? Also, do you use it every day? I am currently using Mychelle, and I agree...SO expensive! I have found it quite a bit cheaper on ebay, but still! I'm very interested in the honey & emu oil. How much of each do you typically use?

Thanks!
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: prairiechild February 04, 2007, 02:18:16 PM
I splash my face with water and then put about a half teaspoon or less of honey in the palm of my hand and then spread it onto my face. Sometimes I wash it off right away and sometimes I leave it for a few minutes. You can wash off with just water or use a washcloth or microfiber cloth. It is the best cleanser I have ever found. Anything with sulfates makes my skin itch and flake.

I splash my face with water again so there is moisture under the emu oil and then apply about one drop of emu oil. Or I apply  a vitamin C serum that I make under the emu oil. The EO makes anything underneath it penetrate better.
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: prairiechild February 04, 2007, 02:21:02 PM
Here is a link to a whole thread on washing with honey. Now a lot of them also use baking soda as a scrub but that didn't work for my face.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=541639

Yes, I use the honey and emu oil every day.
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: ShabbyChic February 04, 2007, 05:06:26 PM
Hey prairiechild, do you remember which line she brought you?  Or what color it was?  Was it the Nutrimin-C anti-aging (bright orange) or the Clear Advantage (silver) or another one?  Just curious. 

I still use their hand wash and hand lotion and husband still uses their mens line.  But I don't want any of my boys (or myself) being exposed to the parabens.  Hope it isn't in the children's-- I'm going to go and look at them now.  I didn't know about them!  I'll ask my distributor for sure.

Also, for complete lists of ingredients, ask your arbonne distributor.  She will be signed up for her own access to arbonne.com and she can see them.  I did Arbonne University to learn more, but I never had any parties or sold it, so I know some, but not too much.
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: burlsgirl February 04, 2007, 05:25:51 PM
I've been using Bare Minerals for about a year and a half now and I just love it. It looks so natural and I'm always getting comments on how I wear makeup without looking like I wear makeup, if you kwim. Also, it keeps my skin clear b/c it doesn't soak in. I like that I can buff on the foundation, then take the cheek color and buff it on cheeks and eyelids with a quick swipe across forehead and down my nose. Eyeliner on my top lid with a bit of mascara and some lip gloss, and I'm all "made up". Takes almost no time and really looks good.

HTH,
Emily
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: oneblessedwoman February 04, 2007, 05:48:17 PM
I have thought of trying bare minerals.  It looks really good.  It is nice to hear from someone that it really works
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: WithLoveAndJoy February 04, 2007, 05:53:07 PM
I saw an advertisement that the cosmetic company Jane is coming out with mineral makeups.  Does anyone know if this sort would be safe?
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: Asthedeer1 February 04, 2007, 06:06:00 PM
I love Bare minerals/escentuals as well!  I know there are quite a few different mineral make up companies out there but this is the only one I have tried.  It looks natural, is not greasy, and does not dry your face.  Use the skin rever upper! 

                                              Rebecca :)
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: keltlyn February 05, 2007, 08:25:53 AM
Here is a link to a whole thread on washing with honey. Now a lot of them also use baking soda as a scrub but that didn't work for my face.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=541639

Yes, I use the honey and emu oil every day.

Thank you for all the information on this! I read through some of the posts on the mothering website as well. I tried the honey last night! I do wear a bit of blush & mascara, so I washed that off with my Mychelle cleanser, and then I used the honey. I have been a bit itchy on my chin since, but I do have some strange rosacea or something there (got it when I was pregnant with dd#2). That area was rather dry this morning, but I"m wondering if the honey might be helping to clear that up? I plan on trying it again tonight. We'll see!

Again...thanks for all your help!
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: amazonmama2five February 05, 2007, 09:05:57 AM
I heartily second www.littlestuff4u.com (http://www.littlestuff4u.com)!  I use it everyday and my face has never been clearer.  I can put it on in the morning and in the evening it is still in place.  It is actually good for your skin so sleeping with it on is NOT taboo as with so many other products.
I will say the spiel about using THEIR brushes is not a gimmick to make $$.  The difference is incredible.  I was in doubt as to the foundation and blush lasting up to 2 years, but when I saw how little you actually use......... I am a believer now.
I received mine in the mail in Nov. so we will see if it lasts until furlough.  I really do love the way I look and the way my skin feels, if it lasts as long as they say it will I WILL NEVER GO BACK!  :D 8)
Lisa

PS-----Sandra's Minerals has changed to Pure Skin Minerals.  Some of their other stuff has bismuth---------- something I can't remember w/o looking it up, anyway the PSM don't and they have such lovely colors to choose from.     
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: Coco79 February 05, 2007, 11:06:47 AM
Thank you all for the ideas and responses. I decided to order from Monave. the thing is i don't know what mineral powder would look good on my face. But i do like that Monave sells samples for a latina woman in 4 different shades.

coco
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: prairiechild February 05, 2007, 12:01:30 PM
Shabbychic, I don't remember which skincare line it was. The boxes were silver/gray if that tells you anything.

My favorite mineral makeup is from www.lumierecosmetics.com

There is no added shipping charge, it is included in the very reasonable product price. Plus she has a standing discount code MMM15 which will give you 15% off your order. The foundation is the best I've ever used and I've probably tried about 10 different brands. It has oat powder in it and I really love it. It is all natural. She does make a liquid that may not be quite as natural. Plus she has extremely reasonable brushes and lip products. Ships quick too.

I started with BE but moved on when I found out that the bismuth was making me itch. Plus I didn't like the parabens in the mineral veil. Lumiere makes a silk finishing powder that keeps me from getting shiny. It is the best. I just found this line two months ago and could not be more pleased.
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: ShabbyChic February 05, 2007, 12:42:45 PM
I checked and there are none in Arbonne men's face wash, and 2 listed in the men's shave gel as the third from last and fourth from last ingredients. 

In the ABC baby shampoo the only paraben they have is the plant derived one stated on wikipedia.  Methylparaben is the 6th from last ingredient in the ABC baby lotion.  And propylparaben is the 4th from last ingredient in the ABC body oil.  None are listed in the diaper rash cream, but the only igredient listed is 12% zinc oxide.  That's a little odd...

And Beudreaux's Butt Paste has none.

But I'll still probably discontinue once I run out.  No need in having those.  Thanks for the heads up.
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: kimberlee February 05, 2007, 07:52:28 PM


What do you recommend getting to start with from littlestuff4u? It sounds like everyone who uses this is happy, but I don't want to spend a lot of money on it until I know that I like it.  I am light-skinned and would like a little color. I thought someone said there was a bronzer, but I couldn't find it.


Thanks,

Kim
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: ShabbyChic February 22, 2007, 08:07:34 AM
Here's a site for safe cosmetics:

http://safecosmetics.org/ (http://safecosmetics.org/)

And this film makes me want to buy Dove products!!!  I have been yelling this ever since I first opened Photoshop...

http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/flat4.asp?id=6909 (http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/flat4.asp?id=6909)
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: daisey February 22, 2007, 08:48:12 AM
: amazonmama2five link=topic=1385.msg53904#msg539
Lisa

PS-----Sandra's Minerals has changed to Pure Skin Minerals.  Some of their other stuff has bismuth---------- something I can't remember w/o looking it up, anyway the PSM don't and they have such lovely colors to choose from.     

Regarding the Sandra minerals~~~she does have a few eye shadows called Whispers that have Bismuth but I don't believe any of the other products do.
The one thing I like about Sandra's so much is that it seems to stay on better than the others.
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: Damaris April 26, 2007, 04:24:39 AM
A great mascara is from Real Purity.  It's all natural and non-irritating.
People who normally can't wear mascara can wear this one!
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: daisey June 06, 2007, 06:07:42 AM
Hi friends
Just got the neatest email from Sandra on the littlestuff4u site.
 
I created a coupon code for anyone coming from the WellTellMe site and buying from us for the first time.

They can use coupon code WellTellMe and get 10% off an order of $10 or more.

If they have questions on products they can email me or post on the board.
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Thanks to all of you who have ordered from Sandra.   I know she really appreciates your business.
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: strawberrypeach June 06, 2007, 06:20:33 AM
Gotta love Burt's Bees too... I always have.

I too love Burt's Bees stuff! I only use their lip shimmer as far as "makeup" by them, but I love their soaps and lotions!

Has anyone ever heard of/used Dechant Sheer Minerals makeup? They have this at the health food store that is right beside where I work. I haven't got any yet as it is on the pricey side, but I am thinking of trying some soon.
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: CrimsonRose June 07, 2007, 01:26:11 PM
Burt's Bee's....here's what I've tried in the makeup department.  The tinted moisturizer:  I like the concept and I'm sure the ingredients are fine, but the fragrance was more than I like and I found it a little greasy for my skin, but it might be great for another skin type.

What is the fragance like? A friend recommended www.vitacost.com (http://www.vitacost.com) to me for purchasing Burt's Bees products. I'd like to try their tinted moisturizer, but I like to hear about products from actual customers before I buy them.
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: T June 19, 2007, 06:12:08 AM
Sorry to be clueless here...Did the price on little stuff 4 u just double over the last few months and now they charge shipping instead of including it, or was I at another site that I can't find listed on this thread anymore?  I was thinking that the makeup was $12 and included shipping but I may have been looking at another site.  I was finally ready to order and now I'm bummed.  Maybe it changed when it changed from Sandra's Stuff???  Do you need a 'skin rever-upper' with her stuff or does it 'stick' well without?  Perhaps the size changed and I didn't check it.  Just wondering if anyone could help me out here.  Thanks!  I'm ready to switch form BE if this stuff is as great as you all say! 
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: Sunshine06 June 19, 2007, 06:29:28 AM
I don't believe the prices have changed (at least, I know they haven't doubled since I first ordered last year). I also paid shipping when I first ordered, so maybe you are thinking of another company. There are a few sizes (sample baggie and trial size) to choose from and unless you're sure you know which color to buy, I would recommend getting a few samples. Her stuff is really great and I've really enjoyed using it. HTH
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: daisey June 19, 2007, 06:45:07 AM
Sandra has changed her site a little so maybe you weren't looking in the sample section.    She usually has free shipping for orders over $50 but sometimes will run a one day free shipping on any amount.   Also thought I should mention she always includes a sample and for orders over $25 you can pick a free mini.  Check that out under coupons.   One other thing you may not be aware of is that she has a link to post names and if she picks one of the names you submit you get a free mini of that color.   HTH
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: T June 19, 2007, 10:16:26 AM
OK!  Found out the info I had must have been from the Mineral Makeup thread.  Forgot there were two threads so much alike.  I'm going to check Mineral Basics, Everyday Minerals and Lumiere.  That may be where I saw it.  I just want to compare apples to apples.  Also, just to ask again...any recommendations on a GOOD kabuki brush.  My BE brush just falls out all over my face and clothes!
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: daisey June 19, 2007, 12:39:24 PM
  I just want to compare apples to apples.  Also, just to ask again...any recommendations on a GOOD kabuki brush.  My BE brush just falls out all over my face and clothes!
Sandra at littlestuff has kabuki's   :)
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: Mrs.Visser July 19, 2007, 05:16:29 PM
I've also tried Burt's Bees, and it too makes my face feel oily. Does anyone know of a natural make up line that's good for you and works with oily skin? A lot of natural makeups also make me breakout because of all the oils in them...even though the oils are beneficial for you. I use Mary Kay right now and I absolutely love it, but I recently heard that the average American woman who uses make up on a daily basis absorbs up to 5 pounds of chemicals a year through her skin. I was shocked. I cleans twice a year, but I still don't want to make it harder on myself!!
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: daisey July 20, 2007, 07:47:05 AM
Hi Meagan
I really would suggest mineral makeup.   I use Sandra's Pure Skin Minerals from littlestuff4u.   For oily skin sometimes if you use a light dusting of finishing dust or silk powder under your foundation it will help control the oil.   I have also used Sericite powder under my foundation to keep the minerals from settleing into my little lines.   The minerals are actually good for your skin.  They have a calming affect on sensitive and irritated skin.   Many nights I wear my makeup to bed.   HTH
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: T July 22, 2007, 02:52:02 AM
I ended up getting samples from Mineral Basics and that stuff is great!  It really covers well and my skin looks younger.  I got some emu oil and expected it to make my skin oily but it doesn't.  I have a tendency to get oily in the summer.  I let it soak in 5-10 minutes before I apply the makeup and I'm using less makeup and my skin is looking clearer.  I've always had breakouts and they are almost gone!  My eczema is also better!  I didn't get the finishing powder and I ended up using some that I had from BE so I will order some of that when I place my full size order.  I don't know that I will try the other brands recommended here since this one is working so well.  Anyone got any tips on mascara?  She doesn't carry any and said to use a liquid with one of the colors to brush on lashes.  Anyone have success with this.  I'm ok with a 'less is more' look!
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: Ardsgrrrl August 09, 2007, 07:10:27 AM
  Anyone got any tips on mascara?  She doesn't carry any and said to use a liquid with one of the colors to brush on lashes. 
Try www.realpurity.com They have an all natural mascara, that is FABULOUS! I am really picky about mascaras because my eyes are sensitive, AND I like a full, luscious lash look. Real Purity's mascara meets my requirements! ;D
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: Mrs.Visser August 15, 2007, 07:26:20 PM
I ended up getting samples from Mineral Basics and that stuff is great!  It really covers well and my skin looks younger.  I got some emu oil and expected it to make my skin oily but it doesn't.  I have a tendency to get oily in the summer.  I let it soak in 5-10 minutes before I apply the makeup and I'm using less makeup and my skin is looking clearer.  I've always had breakouts and they are almost gone!  My eczema is also better!  I didn't get the finishing powder and I ended up using some that I had from BE so I will order some of that when I place my full size order.  I don't know that I will try the other brands recommended here since this one is working so well.  Anyone got any tips on mascara?  She doesn't carry any and said to use a liquid with one of the colors to brush on lashes.  Anyone have success with this.  I'm ok with a 'less is more' look!


Hey, I got some samples too in order to match up colors. I also got the small sizes in the concealer. I love the stuff! It covers well, and I don't get oily! Has anyone got any suggestions on how to get rid of dark undereye circles for good without hiding them with makeup??
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: T August 16, 2007, 02:50:03 AM
I think I passed a thread on this once...try a search for under eye circles!
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: mandmmommy August 16, 2007, 02:56:42 AM
Does anyone have any tips for help finding your right color?  I have ordered samples twice from Lumiere.  I still haven't found the right color.  I seem to look pale and it doesn't cover the redness from the rosacea (I have flushed cheeks.) 

This weird too.  I had a bad skin reaction this spring.  I have been using a Eucerin with SPF as moisturizer and the powder for foundation.  When I use one or other by itself my face feels fine, but when I wear them together my face burns.  Any insight?   I am at a loss what to do for my skin.  I really don't want to use yucky chemicals on my face.  But I have also tried other natural orangic products that cause burning and itching.  It seems like nothing works anymore and I am afraid to use anything.  Sorry if this doesn't belong here. 

M&M
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: T August 16, 2007, 03:47:48 AM
At Mineral Basics you can get samples with a better description than most.  You can also add some other multi-use colors to change it to your color.  That works great for different times of the year when you are more tan than others.  She has a color called 'contour' (I believe) that might work well without making you red.  I would by the sample to add to the regular size foundation to correct a small amount.  That is what is so wonderful about these mineral powders.  You can correct them yourself if you buy the wrong thing and Chandy would probably give you tips if you email her.  She has been very quick to respond and helpful for me.  I would also recommend her emu oil for a moisturizer.  I was amazed at how nicely it went on and no itchies!
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: daisey August 16, 2007, 11:27:26 AM
Does anyone have any tips for help finding your right color?  I have ordered samples twice from Lumiere.  I still haven't found the right color.  I seem to look pale and it doesn't cover the redness from the rosacea (I have flushed cheeks.) 

This weird too.  I had a bad skin reaction this spring.  I have been using a Eucerin with SPF as moisturizer and the powder for foundation.  When I use one or other by itself my face feels fine, but when I wear them together my face burns.  Any insight?   I am at a loss what to do for my skin.  I really don't want to use yucky chemicals on my face.  But I have also tried other natural orangic products that cause burning and itching.  It seems like nothing works anymore and I am afraid to use anything.  Sorry if this doesn't belong here. 

M&M
Guess I don't have any insight on the skin reaction, sorry.   I'm not familiar with the Lumiere but if it has Bismuth in it that could be causing a problem.
Sandra at littlestuff4u is really great about helping get the right color.   Just write and tell her what color you usually wear or describe your skin tone and she will help any way she can.
HTH
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: mandmmommy August 17, 2007, 02:35:00 AM
Thanks.  I will do that.  I am prety sure there was nothing extra in Lumiere.  I ordered from them because the cost to ship is included in the price and you can get a 15% discount on every order.  Do you think I could be allergic to the kaubauki brush?

M&M
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: daisey August 17, 2007, 02:12:33 PM
Thanks.  I will do that.  I am prety sure there was nothing extra in Lumiere.  I ordered from them because the cost to ship is included in the price and you can get a 15% discount on every order.  Do you think I could be allergic to the kaubauki brush?

M&M
I suppose that might be possible.   Is it a natural bristle brush?   Have you washed it ever?   The Bismuth isn't really extra~~~it is just an ingredient that some places use in their makeup and others don't.  I haven't looked at Lumiere to see if they have it or not.   
Sorry I'm not more help.   If you do try something from littlestuff4u try a sample or $1 baggie then you would know if it will work for you.   
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: beaunky August 31, 2007, 11:13:10 AM
I LOVE BARE MINERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!! My skin used to break out all the time, and I tried EVERYTHING. I also had extremely oily skin. I attribute my clear complexion to this stuff. It is so lightweight, so natural looking, my husband LOVES it. He doesn't mind me spending a bit more, because it makes THAT MUCH of a difference. (you can also get good deals on ebay ;D) I have slowly, bit by bit added to my collection. I started with the "foundation" and the mineral veil, then added the blush and am now using the eye makeup as well. ITS WORTH IT!
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: happyhomemaker August 31, 2007, 02:44:07 PM
Another option for less $$, if the Bare Minerals stuff cost to much  is a brand that Target sells: Physicians formula. This is talc free and fragrance free product. I have used this for my oily skin without problems. Love their mascara too---it's great if you wear contacts too! I've had the foundation powder for a year, and I haven't even used half of it.  ;D I'll never go back to the "regular" style makeup, this is just too easy!  :D
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: Mrs.Visser September 12, 2007, 11:10:20 PM
Hey, does anyone know if mineral makeup causes you to absorb the minerals through your skin. I mean, you absorb the chemicals from regular makeup, so I figured that you may absorb a lot of minerals from mineral makeup. Would this have any negative effects on you as far as absorbing too many minerals???
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: daisey September 13, 2007, 06:03:57 AM
Hey, does anyone know if mineral makeup causes you to absorb the minerals through your skin. I mean, you absorb the chemicals from regular makeup, so I figured that you may absorb a lot of minerals from mineral makeup. Would this have any negative effects on you as far as absorbing too many minerals???
I was reading what some dermatologist was saying about mineral makeup and he said the minerals sit on top of the skin unlike regular makeup that is absorbed.   I can't remember where I was reading this but if I run across the site again I will post it.   
Most of the minerals that are in mineral makeup would be good for your skin I think.   They are natural not synthetic.   Just my opinion though.  I think we really need to be careful where we buy our mineral makeup because some of these main stream companies but other stuff in and they don't have to be very specific about labeling.   Be sure to check out the ingredients carefully.
HTH
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: JeffAngie February 10, 2008, 06:47:47 PM
Want to try Mineral Makeup but don't know if it is for you?
I just came upon this link.  You can get a starter kit for FREE, you just need to pay the shipping.  I think it is $2.50.
They even have natural foundation colors.
Check it out
http://www.ktnaturals.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=102

Angie
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: daisey May 13, 2008, 08:49:36 AM
I just wanted everyone to know that if you are using or interested in mineral makeup from littlestuff4you.com, Sandra will give members of the WellTellMe board a 10% discount.  This is good until August of '08.  You need to type in the code: WellTellMe at checkout.  Enjoy.
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: Roehrmomma May 14, 2008, 04:02:11 PM
I have only put on make up a few times. I am kinda wanting to get some but have no idea what I would need as far as well I know I would need mascara, foundation,blush? Lip stick or balm?

  I feel clueless. :D
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: CountyCork May 14, 2008, 04:18:13 PM
I can't live without the following:
foundation (to cover uneven spots and blemishes, not heavy all over)
powder (I shine)
blush
eyeliner
mascara
lipstick

But if I was starting out, I would probably only do blush, mascara and lipgloss.  Then add as you go and feel comfortable.  It's usually obvious and sometimes funny looking when a woman all of a sudden starts out with LOTS of powder and paint!

Go to a department store and visit one of the nice makeup counters.  Ask if you can try a few things - they'll probably do a makeover.  Then you can buy or not.  Or find a friend who does Mary Kay or Avon and ask for a makeover and see what you like.

Fun fun fun!  Let us know how it goes, Em!
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: braydensmama May 14, 2008, 04:20:31 PM
I think that what you "need" as far as make up kind of depends on your age. :) For instance, if you have young glowing skin...you don't really need foundation. I think that the basics ...as far as quick and easy and not too much...are blush, one eyeshadow that is a neutral, a mascara and a lip balm or gloss. I actually line my lips and then put just a touch of balm or gloss and it gives more of a "dewy" look then super shiny. Anyways...I love doing make up. I started doing it when I was about 5 because my mom was an avon woman and as I've gotten older I've had people tell me that they didn't even realize that I wore make up because it looks natural. Let me tell you...I DO wear it, almost every single day.
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: Roehrmomma May 14, 2008, 04:22:15 PM
Thanks CC, Now how do you know and choose the shade? Should the lip gloss match the blush? :D OK writing that sounds funny!  I have almost white white skin. I am wanting mineral make up but if I only do these 3 items is it worth it?
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: Mrs. B May 14, 2008, 04:33:37 PM
Thanks CC, Now how do you know and choose the shade? Should the lip gloss match the blush? :D OK writing that sounds funny!  I have almost white white skin. I am wanting mineral make up but if I only do these 3 items is it worth it?
I wouldn't say match, but more coordinate with... as far as blush/lip gloss/stick is concerned...

I don't like things to matchy-matchy, but they should be in the same color family...
I've worn a full face of makeup since I was 13 years old, and thinking back along with what I know now, this would be my priorities...
does my skin look the best it can without makeup??  I prefer, especially as I get older, to focus on having the best skin possible, and will pay for this over color cosmetics (think skin care)

What do you like about your face that you want to stand out?  I personally can't live without eyeliner and mascara, but I have small eyes that I feel need that extra boost...
I also like a little lip gloss/stick no matter what... lipstick just makes me feel happy...
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: Roehrmomma May 14, 2008, 05:30:09 PM
Thanks Mrs B.  Now what kind of make up is a good price and good for my skin? ::)
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: ~CKMom~ May 14, 2008, 05:55:17 PM
I would recommend Mary Kay makeup.  (Yes, I'm a consultant, but I'm not trying to sell it much currently.  I love it for myself and my daughter.)  If you find a consultant near you, she will give you a complete makeover.  If she's doing what she's supposed to do, she will teach you about makeup.  Should you choose not to purchase anything, you will still walk away with some good basic knowledge that you could use to purchase other makeup.

That being said, I love MK brand for many reasons.  It is not cheap, but it is quality stuff and lasts forever.  I was using Cover Girl foundation, but even I could tell the difference when I tried MK.  (I'm not much on over- primping for myself; I want to look my natural best, personally.)  Anyways, MK is quality, and they have so many choices to choose from.  It's nice to have someone help pick the colors that suit you; your consultant should take the time to listen to what you want out of makeup; she should never pressure you to purchase what you don't want.  And MK is always a 100% moneyback guarantee; if you get 3/4 of the way through your makeup and decide you've never liked it, you can return it to your consultant for an exchange or complete refund.

I don't use the whole ball of wax myself.  I use foundation, blush, 1 eye color, and mascara.  (I'm over 40, and it's nice to have help evening out my skin!)  Anyways, I just want to look neat.  My goal with makeup is to use the minimal amount I can, look fairly natural, just minimizing the major spots I want to hide.

Anyways, if you would want to try a no-pressure (it should be no-pressure) makeover, you can go to www.marykay.com to find a consultant in your area.  At least that way you learn a little about skincare and your skin type and makeup, personalized just for you, for free!  And they can come to your house, so you don't necessarily have to find childcare!
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: beppyjo May 14, 2008, 06:22:33 PM
I recently found mineral makeup at a local store. I really like it. It came as a kit with all of the brushes. I haven't been wearing make-up long and don't wear it often, mostly just if I am going somewhere and even then not always.  I do eye makeup (rarely mascara as it bugs me to have something on my lashes) and a little blush. I was looking at pics of myself and was discouraged by the fact that there was nothing to draw attention to my eyes. I have rather small eyes and nothing special for lashes.......... My mouth always seemed to be the focal point of my face and I wanted to change that so I chose my make-up based on what I wanted to emphasize. I have used Mary Kay but had a bad experience with the rep (she wouldn't leave me alone, seemed to always be calling me bugging me to host parties, buy more product, give her names and addresses of people so she could mail them stuff, etc......) so didn't want to go that route anymore. Knowing how important skin is I wanted to go with mineral makeup and I have been very pleased. I think that it helps that i found a kit. The brand is fresh minerals and they have a website. http://www.freshmineralsusa.com/ (http://www.freshmineralsusa.com/)

Whew! Didn't mean to be so long winded. :-[ Sorry!
Hope some of that is helpful...........
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: Mrs. B May 15, 2008, 01:33:30 AM
I don't use just one brand....
I would spend most of my money on skin products and foundation as they are where you will see the most bang for your buck.
I do use Bare Minerals... works for me, but I also like the Clinique brand foundation... their Superfit one has a shade that matches my face exactly.

I also like the other clinique products for eyes and cheeks.
I've just started using some Mary Kay, and I really like what I've used so far... mainly lip stick and lip gloss... they are slick without the sticky feeling that some have, and the color really seems to last.
I guess I do prefer "mall" products over "drug store" products mainly because even though they are higher priced .... I find I don't waste the money by having to try it on at home and then see if I like it.. and I know that it can be returned, but that just goes against my nature somehow....
I also have an addiction to eyemake up... I like the Clinique eyeliners and eyeshadow, and generally use Lancome mascara... pricey, but the best.
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: ArmyWife May 15, 2008, 03:16:28 AM
In case you ladies haven't seen my post about my Arbonne show (it'll be open till Mon. or Tues.) Arbonne has mineral makeup and great skin care products.  Because of the special right now, you could get enough makeup to last you quite a while, and look at it like you're getting it half off, making it comparable in price to some of the more expensive Walmart brands.  Or, you could split up the $100 purchase with a friend or mom/sister, and then each get $50 worth free products of your choice.  My main thing to get from this show is the makeup, as I've been wanting to change to mineral makeup for awhile.  They also have a new mascara made specifically for ladies who wear contacts.  Click on the link in my signature if you're interested in finding out more!
Thanks!
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: healthybratt May 15, 2008, 10:57:26 AM
Thanks CC, Now how do you know and choose the shade? Should the lip gloss match the blush? :D OK writing that sounds funny!  I have almost white white skin. I am wanting mineral make up but if I only do these 3 items is it worth it?
Schedule an appt w/Merle Norman and have your colors done.
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: daisey May 15, 2008, 04:49:34 PM
I would suggest first of all thinking about what you want to put on your face.  If you don't care whether it is all natural ingredients and good for your skin then you have many options.  If you want to stick to things that don't have parabens, SLS, petroleum products etc then you need to do some research.  That would rule out a couple of the most recent suggestions.   
I get the idea you are young so it would be good to go as natural as you can.  You probably could get by without foundation and just use a little blush, maybe eye shadow and mascara.  I always thing natural looks best and young skin usually has a nice healthy glow unless you have skin issues. 
Be careful what you put on your skin. 
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: CrimsonRose June 06, 2008, 08:24:56 AM
I was looking for hairstyling ideas on the web when I came across this link. I know what makeup looks I like but not always how to get them, so I think this webpage will become one of my favorites... Arwen's Makeup Chart (http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/makingem/Makeup/ArwenMakeup.htm)
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: healthybratt October 02, 2008, 12:25:49 PM
Cosmetics: An industry of death
Based on the presence of dioxane in common ingredients of a wide array of products that the cosmetics industry uses, an EWG analysis of government and industry sources shows that at least 146 cosmetic ingredients may contain harmful impurities linked to systematic cancer and other serious health impacts.

A 2004 online survey found that 20% of people who use cosmetics and personal care products every day are potentially exposed to all of the top seven carcinogenic impurities -- hydroquinone, ethylene dioxide, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, PAHs, and acrylamide.

All of these chemicals are common in personal care products, yet none are restricted by government safety standards. In other words, it's perfectly legal for cosmetic companies to poison the population with known cancer-causing chemicals, all with the nod of approval from the FDA.

Of the potential contaminants in cosmetic products, hydroquinone was ranked the leader in impurities, as it is often found in products used daily by 94% of women and 69% of men. This chemical is currently under review by the FDA.

Cancer-causing chemicals in "organic" and "natural" products
What these recent findings by the Organic Consumers Association reveal, however, is that 1,4-Dioxane is not only found in conventional consumer care products; it's also found in so-called "natural" or "organic" products. Even the Whole Foods 365 brand was found to be contaminated with 1,4-Dioxane, along with the Jason brand, Kiss My Face and many others.

This, says Cummins, is a great disservice to the natural products industry and the consumers who support the industry. When consumers shop for "natural" or "organic" products, they pay a premium, and they expect those products to be free of cancer-causing chemical contaminants like 1,4-Dioxane.

These findings underscore the importance of researching the companies and products you're buying, even if they claim to be "organic" or "natural."

How to tell if they're safe
How can consumers tell if products are truly free from 1,4-Dioxane? As David Steinman noted in the press conference, all the products tested that carried the USDA Organic seal of approval were found to be free from 1,4-Dioxane. So looking for the USDA certified organic seal is currently the best way to protect yourself from this cancer-causing chemical.

Also, the OCA has urged consumers to read ingredients labels, and avoid all consumer care products made with the following ingredients (or words in the ingredients):

• Myreth
• Oleth
• Laureth
• Cateareth (or other "eth")
• PEG
• Polyethylene
• Polethylene Glycol
• Polyoxyethylene
• Oxynol

Read more from the OCA at www.OrganicConsumers.org

Zero safety testing required for cosmetic ingredients
The FDA currently does not require safety testing of cosmetic products or their ingredients. The cosmetic industry polices the safety of its own products, and this safety panel is run and funded by the industry's trade association. In other words, very little testing actually occurs because the government does not mandate this testing, and potentially hazardous ingredients can slip through the cracks. There is also no financial incentive for the cosmetic industry to raise questions about the safety of its own products.

http://www.naturalnews.com/022846.html
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: daisey October 02, 2008, 02:25:59 PM
Thanks for all that research HB.  Lots of really good info.
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: healthybratt October 02, 2008, 03:12:34 PM
Thanks for all that research HB.  Lots of really good info.
Just something that turned up.  A friend sent it to me.  ;)
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: mommie November 05, 2008, 05:04:10 AM
I'm looking into getting Bare minerals...is that a safe brand does anyone know...their web site says
It's what's NOT in bareMinerals that's important. 100% pure bareMinerals is free of preservatives, talc, oils, fragrances and other potential skin irritants. bareMinerals foundation is made of only five ingredients:

    * Titanium Dioxide
    * Zinc Oxide
    * Mica
    * Iron Oxide
    * Bismuth Oxychloride
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: prairiechild November 05, 2008, 05:13:10 AM
Is that bare essentials? If it is, then yes, it is reasonably safe, though they have a finishing powder that had parabens in it, at least back when I used it. I tried their foundation and didn't get the best color match. There are other mineral makeup brands that I like better as they are cheaper, I got a better match, you can easily buy samples and I thought they look better.

My favorites... lumiere, (though their site is down for a bit)... http://www.lumierecosmetics.com/

I also like bare faced minerals... http://www.barefacedminerals.com/

and pure luxe... http://www.pureluxecosmetics.com/

I have heard good reviews of this company... http://www.coconutbaycosmetics.com/shop/Foundation/c4/index.html

they have very inexpensive foundation and refills.
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: T November 05, 2008, 05:19:31 AM
I'm looking into getting Bare minerals...is that a safe brand does anyone know...their web site says
It's what's NOT in bareMinerals that's important. 100% pure bareMinerals is free of preservatives, talc, oils, fragrances and other potential skin irritants. bareMinerals foundation is made of only five ingredients:

    * Titanium Dioxide
    * Zinc Oxide
    * Mica
    * Iron Oxide
    * Bismuth Oxychloride


That brand is discussed on another thread...I think the one on mineral makeup...I'll try to find the thread and post.

I personally use Bare Minerals and love it!  It's much less expensive than most, customer service is great and it's just a great product.  I have used Bare Esscentuals and didn't love them and they have some not so good stuff in them.  Although all the brushes I have tried 'shed' on me, I like the kabuki from Bare Minerals the best.  I think it's great stuff!

Here's the other thread...
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,913.0.html
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: daisey November 05, 2008, 05:46:42 PM
I would not recommend Bare minerals......The bismuth oxychloride has been known to cause irritation in a lot of people.   I started with that brand and switched very quickly because it made my skin itch, it is way more expensive than other brands and it didn't stay on my face as well as others.   Check out the thread on mineral makeup for recommendations on other brands.
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: mommie November 05, 2008, 05:47:57 PM
I thought Bare Esentuals and Bare Minerals were the same company? I am confused any ideas for me...that link was great btw...thank you. any further explanation of the BE/BM would be awesome! Thanks!
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: Mrs. B November 05, 2008, 06:26:04 PM
I thought Bare Esentuals and Bare Minerals were the same company? I am confused any ideas for me...that link was great btw...thank you. any further explanation of the BE/BM would be awesome! Thanks!
My understanding is that Bare Escentuals is the company that  makes several mineral products with their 'foundation' product being specificially called Bare Minerals.  Their finishing powder is Mineral Veil.
This is the one with stores in malls and stand-alones, on QVC, on infomercials and in Sephora and Ulta.
T, I don't know which one you mean, but I'm sure you'll clarify.
I know that most people here aren't really impressed with the BE/BM products due to the additions, but I'm not a sensitive person and I've used their products for years on a daily basis and don't plan on switching anytime soon...
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: T November 06, 2008, 03:07:21 AM
Sorry for the confusion...I always get the names confused as they are so similar!  I use Mineral Basics found here...http://mineralbasics.com/

I keep saying the wrong name so I guess I need some ginkgo...must be a thread for that here somewhere... ::)
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: Lovin'myHoneyinVT November 20, 2008, 06:51:24 AM
I'm looking into getting Bare minerals...is that a safe brand does anyone know...their web site says
It's what's NOT in bareMinerals that's important. 100% pure bareMinerals is free of preservatives, talc, oils, fragrances and other potential skin irritants. bareMinerals foundation is made of only five ingredients:

    * Titanium Dioxide
    * Zinc Oxide
    * Mica
    * Iron Oxide
    * Bismuth Oxychloride


That brand is discussed on another thread...I think the one on mineral makeup...I'll try to find the thread and post.

I personally use Bare Minerals (mineral basics) and love it!  It's much less expensive than most, customer service is great and it's just a great product.  I have used Bare Esscentuals and didn't love them and they have some not so good stuff in them.  Although all the brushes I have tried 'shed' on me, I like the kabuki from Bare Minerals the best.  I think it's great stuff!

Here's the other thread...
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,913.0.html
Thank you for your input!  I checked them out and the minerals do not irritate my rosacea!  The samples were great as I found that none of them were the right colors and I didn't have to spend anything but shipping to try them.  I did like their feel and they were close enough that I could use them but I will try a few others to get he right color.
Thanks again! Lovin'
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: doggymom22 June 22, 2009, 02:56:27 PM
I've been using Maybelline's mineral foundatio/powder...does anyone know of anything really awful about that line that I should know about? I just want to make double sure...;)

~Edith
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: marmiemama June 22, 2009, 04:02:03 PM
Just a little info. about ingredients for mineral makeup...
Many, including some of the more expensive lines like bareminerals, contain an ingredient called bismuth.  This can sometimes cause itchiness, redness, or even cysts.  And many drug store brands only contain small amounts of minerals and sort of tag along with pure mineral makeup company's benefits.  That's not to say that bismuth won't be perfectly fine for you or that you can't enjoy a drug store's brand!  Just some facts to stay informed!
Blessings!
Lisa
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: doggymom22 June 23, 2009, 03:06:30 AM
Just a little info. about ingredients for mineral makeup...
Many, including some of the more expensive lines like bareminerals, contain an ingredient called bismuth.  This can sometimes cause itchiness, redness, or even cysts.  And many drug store brands only contain small amounts of minerals and sort of tag along with pure mineral makeup company's benefits.  That's not to say that bismuth won't be perfectly fine for you or that you can't enjoy a drug store's brand!  Just some facts to stay informed!
Blessings!
Lisa
    Thank you! :)

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: momofkings August 06, 2009, 05:51:59 AM
Could someone who is an Arbonne consultant contact me?  I am interested in learning more about what is in the products and possibly about ordering. 

Thanks,
Jackie
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: ArmyWife October 09, 2009, 12:46:54 AM
Hi, does anyone here use Aubrey Organics makeup?  Their lotions and other products seem to be pretty natural, and I was thinking about trying their makeup.  You can buy it on LuckyVitamin as well, so that's a bonus.
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: hacinta October 12, 2010, 04:00:36 AM
I know this is an old thread, but I am just cruising the site.  Now I hate to be a kill joy, but here goes.
I bought the bare minerals foundation powder, then did some research. (go me!) One thing  was negative was the fact you breath in the fine powdery minerals. While they may be natural they are not meant to be inhaled. It is an irritant in the lungs, causing bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.
I have to wear make up for my job and try not to look like a circus clown, the bare minerals gives a very natural glow. Almost sun kissed look, well for me anyway I have med dark skin. I try not to breath in while applying.
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: eklektikherbs October 31, 2010, 05:44:12 AM
Mineral makeup is not all natural. It's harmful to your skin. Your best bet is to bbe vegetarian organic makeup. I have never found completely organic makeup in any store, you have to buy it online. For blush, I crush rose petals in a mortar and pestle. Mascara can be made buy mixing activated charcoal powder with water, glycerin, or honey and using a mascara comb found in any drugstore.  ;D
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: YoopreMama October 31, 2010, 04:04:11 PM
This is what I just tried some samples of and LOVE:
http://www.mixologymakeup.com/page/aboutmix

http://www.mixologymakeup.com/blog?blog_entry_id=529
http://www.mixologymakeup.com/blog?blog_entry_id=495
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: Beth November 02, 2010, 03:09:35 AM
I'm curious about something....Is there a type of mascara that would be more of a eyelash strengthener? As in something that would help your eyelashes to grow and thicken. I have very thin eyelashes as well as very short. I often have problems getting dust in my eyes easily. Your eyelashes serve this purpose. To catch irritants before they get in your eyes.

I was thinking something along the line of nettle. Nettle helps your hair to grow.....so does anyone know of a product like this?
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: daisey November 02, 2010, 01:59:34 PM
I'm curious about something....Is there a type of mascara that would be more of a eyelash strengthener? As in something that would help your eyelashes to grow and thicken. I have very thin eyelashes as well as very short. I often have problems getting dust in my eyes easily. Your eyelashes serve this purpose. To catch irritants before they get in your eyes.

I was thinking something along the line of nettle. Nettle helps your hair to grow.....so does anyone know of a product like this?

Good question Beth.   I would like to know too. 
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: Jade November 05, 2010, 12:19:34 PM
I'm curious about something....Is there a type of mascara that would be more of a eyelash strengthener? As in something that would help your eyelashes to grow and thicken.

I haven't tried this myself, but just saw this product (http://www.isabellacatalog.com/p/Lash-Brilliance.cfm) today. It's rather spendy just to get thicker eyelashes, but if you're willing to spend the $80 :o :o, then it might be what you're looking for.

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: healthyinOhio November 06, 2010, 09:23:00 AM
My friend Katie shared a link on fb about how to make your own mascara, and it really does work!
1/8 tsp activated charcoal
1/8 tsp aloe vera gel
Mix and apply. Allow about 3-5 min to dry!
The only trouble I had was not getting it to be goopy on the brush.
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: Jess99 March 17, 2015, 09:27:41 AM
here are a few WONDERFUL natural makeup companies that give a great natural alternative to the normal toxic stuff.

~ Cowgirl Dirt (personal favorite) http://www.cowgirldirt.com/ (http://www.cowgirldirt.com/)
~ Gabriel Organics (ZuZu Luxe [another brand] is a part of this company)http://gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/ (http://gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/)
~ Pacifica www.pacificabeauty.com (http://www.pacificabeauty.com)
: Re: Makeup
: Redheadedmama March 22, 2016, 01:13:33 PM
Does anyone know any good natural products to remove brown spots off your face?  I had one for years on my left cheek a little above close to under my eye.
Or home remedies would be very helpful.  :-*
: Re: Makeup
: healthybratt March 24, 2016, 03:15:00 AM
Does anyone know any good natural products to remove brown spots off your face?  I had one for years on my left cheek a little above close to under my eye.
Or home remedies would be very helpful.  :-*

Check this thread.
: Re: Makeup
: Redheadedmama March 25, 2016, 05:52:33 AM
I couldn't find anything on it in this thread. I will keep looking though.
: Re: Makeup
: healthybratt March 28, 2016, 04:45:40 AM
I couldn't find anything on it in this thread. I will keep looking though.
I forgot to paste the link.  I'm sorry.  Here it is.

Check THIS link.
http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?topic=1546.0

 ;D :o
: Re: Makeup
: Redheadedmama March 31, 2016, 10:27:10 AM
Thank you . Going to order some NOW Castor oil and try that out.  :D