Mineral lipsticks, where to buy them

Wondering what’s all the hype about mineral lipsticks, and where to buy them? For starters, mineral makeup does not contain harsh ingredients that trigger unwanted skin reactions. Nor are there synthetic additives, parabens, scents, mineral oil and dyes. Mineral lipsticks use the same primary ingredients in mineral makeup used for powders, foundation, eyeshadow, concealer, and primers.

This type of make-up provides various benefits to users especially those who are prone to acne and sensitive to cosmetic ingredients. Thus, mineral lipsticks, are less likely to cause irritations than traditional ones. In addition, they have a calming and soothing effect providing relief to those suffering from lip dryness. Zinc oxide and titanium oxide are 2 components used in mineral lipsticks that will protect your lips from the sun's damaging rays.

Bare Escentuals takes credit for starting the mineral make-up revolution in the mid 70's, selling products made from gentle and pure ingredients. Since then, countless brands have appeared and the list is quite long.

You can buy these mineral lipsticks in-store or at selected cosmetics counters. For example, Debenhams carry mineral lipsticks by Natio with a tube selling from £8 to £11. Brands which have no franchises or shops in your area have web stores where you can get any brand of mineral makeup that you want. Then, there are also auction sites and marketplaces such as Ebay, GumTree or Amazon where mineral lipsticks are sold.

The good news is, there are many brands to choose from and it should not be too difficult to find one that pleases and suits you. Brands such as Tarte, Urban Decay, MAC, Mary Kay, Arbonne, Joppa, Pur, Jan Iredale, Laura Mercier, Philosophy, Merle Norman, Elf, Harley Street Skin, Rituals, Lavera, Essential Care, Aveda, and Bare Minerals are some names to consider. Just make sure to read labels and check if you are not allergic to any of the components in the lipstick such as Bismuth oxychloride or talc, ingredients that are hands-off to ultra-sensitive skin.

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