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What ingredients are in the makeup? 2016-11-18T08:35:06+00:00

Our makeup ingredients are always pure and include (varies by product). Each ingredient has its own special quality and purpose in the makeup:

  • Zinc Oxide: Known for its healing properties in problem skin, such as rosachea and acne. It has the ability to stay even while sweating and swimming. It also offers protection from the Sun’s harmful UV rays.
  • Titanium Dioxide: Also has waterproof & SPF properties while providing the Matte look.
  • Mica: Has some transparent properties and allows the makeup to go on smoothly.
  • Iron Oxides: This gives the makeup pigment.
Where does the makeup come from? 2015-11-03T12:47:02+00:00

All of our mineral makeup is made in the USA using completely natural ingredients.

How long does shipping take? 2015-11-03T12:45:27+00:00

Affordable Mineral Makeup ships out all orders within 1 business day. If we receive your order in the morning we will even get it shipped out the same day! On the very rare occasion that we are sold out of a product you ordered, we will notify you about the delay.

Read more about our shipping policies.

What is a finishing powder or veil? 2015-11-03T12:42:07+00:00

Finishing powder sets your look with a flawless finish; skin appears fresh and radiant throughout the day. Just a hint of color provides enough coverage to be worn over makeup or on bare moisturized skin.

What is your return policy? 2015-11-03T12:46:04+00:00

You may return unused minerals and brushes for a full refund. You are responsible for all return shipping costs. We thank you for your business and we will do our utmost to please you.

You can read about our return policy here.

What can I use for eye liner? 2015-11-09T13:32:25+00:00

Affordable Mineral Makeup is truly multi-purpose.

To use mineral makeup as an eye liner, wet a liner brush with water and dip into any of our multi-purpose minerals. Blending the proper shade in the back of your hand. Then apply under and over your lashes for a dramatic look.

Does mineral makeup contain irritants or preservatives? 2015-11-03T12:42:39+00:00

Affordable  Mineral Makeup contains no dyes, irritants, preservatives, waxes, mineral or petroleum oil, or fillers. Our powders are loose and buff easily into the skin. There are no preservatives, no bismuth, no cornstarch in our mineral makeup

What is mineral makeup? 2015-11-09T13:33:55+00:00
  • Mineral makeup is the most natural form of make available.
  • They are crushed minerals from the earth that have been through a purification process to insure the highest quality and blended into various beautiful shades.
  • Mineral makeup has been around for thousands of years, used even by the early Egyptians as makeup.
  • Mineral makeup powders range from being matte to highly lustrous.
  • Affordable Mineral Makeup is also inorganic and contains no water content so bacteria can’t grow in these conditions unlike liquid foundations, eye liners, etc.
  • Affordable Mineral Makeup is good for all skin types and works on everyone in every climate.
  • Affordable Mineral Makeup can be mixed to achieve your own custom blend to match your skin or desire that day.
What are the benefits of using Affordable Mineral Makeup? 2015-11-03T12:43:06+00:00

Each ingredient has its own special quality and purpose in the makeup.

These are the ingredients of Affordable Mineral Makeup, pure and simple:

  • Zinc Oxide: Known for its healing properties in problem skin, such as rosacea and acne. It has the ability to stay even while sweating and swimming. It also offers protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays
  • Titanium Dioxide: Also has waterproof & SPF properties while providing the Matte look.
  • Mica: Has some transparent properties and allows the makeup to go on smoothly.
  • Iron Oxides: This give the makeup it’s pigment.
How often should I re-order? 2015-11-17T18:19:55+00:00

These time frames will vary depending on the product. For example, foundations are used the most so they will be used faster than an eye shadow or blush. Of course, times vary based on the quantity and frequency of application.

  • 5g Container (1g net weight) – approximately 1 month
  • 10g container (3g net weight) – approximately 2-3 months
  • 20g container (6g net weight) – approximately 4-5 months
  • 30g container (9g net weight) – approximately 6-7 months
I am use to liquid foundation, can I still use mineral makeup? 2015-11-09T13:38:01+00:00

Yes. Mineral makeup can be used wet or dry. If  you are used to your liquid foundation and just can’t give it up, you can still 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 have reached your desired consistency.

You can apply with either a brush or a sponge.

Why does my mineral foundation appear pasty? 2015-11-17T18:20:36+00:00

If your foundation appears pasty, here are a few possibilities:

  1. The brush: The wrong brush can really make a difference in mineral makeup. Ensure you are using a good quality brush intended for mineral makeup application.
  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 needed.
  3. The wrong shade: Caught between pink & yellow? Minerals make it easy to blend shades to create your perfect skin tone. Remember to blend down your neck.
Can I create my own nail polishes? 2015-11-09T13:39:43+00:00

Definitely! Affordable mineral Makeup contains no dye so you don’t have to apply a base-coat. Simply use clear nail polish and dip the brush into the desired color and paint onto nails. For darker color, use more powder. You can also mix our pigments into color nail polishes to change its tint.

Can I use mineral makeup on my lips? 2015-11-03T12:43:35+00:00

Absolutely! Simply dip your brush into clear lip gloss and dab into a mineral pot and apply for fabulous, one-of-a-kind shades.

How to I choose the right shade? 2015-11-17T18:21:15+00:00

Caught between pink & yellow? Minerals make it easy to blend shades to create your perfect skin tone. Remember to blend down your neck. Order a sample size if you want try our multiple shade options.

How do I apply my mineral makeup? 2015-11-17T18:23:12+00:00

Once you’ve found your perfect shade. Here’s how to achieve your desired look.

Apply your mineral foundation with a good soft foundation brush. There are two ways to get the minerals on your brush:

  • Place the bristles of you brush against the holes in the top shaker jar and invert the jar, adding minerals to your brush. Revert the jar to it’s 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 jars lid and swirl the brush into it, then tap 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.

Blemishes are a snap: Using a concealer brush, apply a small amount of Concealer  directly to the area and blend well.

A layer of Defense Mineral Primer under your foundation enhances and brightens your complexion while minimizing discoloration and redness. Applying Defense Mineral Primer under your foundation to helps absorb the oil. This versatile powder isn’t over-drying, and will help your foundation last through the day.

You can create your own tinted moisturizer by mixing a bit of mineral foundation powder with your favorite moisturizer to battle dry skin. It is best to not mix this in large batches. Just mix what you need for one application.

What is the best type of brush for foundation application? 2017-05-21T10:04:12+00:00

We recommend a Kabuki style brush for the application of our foundations.

round top kabuki