Thanks so an increasing awareness that heavier makeups can cause long term damage to skin, a lot of consumers have been switching over to lighter and more mineral based makeups. One of these switches has been from standard foundations and concealers to mineral foundations or mineral veils. Whereas most of us use these for their intended purposes to cover up blemishes or even out skin tones, there are a lot of other ways that mineral veils or mineral foundations can help with everyday beauty problems.
The first unique way to use mineral veils or mineral foundations helps to solve the problem of dull eyelashes. Many of us have used expensive mascaras to help plump and thicken our lashes but which normally fall short as they clump, flake on our faces throughout the day or put large dents in our wallets. Some of us have even tried chemical mascara treatments which promise to lengthen and strengthen our eyelashes over time but which a lot of studies show cause eyelashes to fall out. Mineral veils and mineral foundations offer a quick fix for this solution. Using a clean mascara brush, apply a coat of mineral veil or mineral foundation to you eye lashes in between two coats of normal mascara. This will give the appearance of fuller lashes without clumping or flaking.
The next unique use of mineral veils or mineral foundations is that you can use them to help tone down make-up if you don’t have make-up remover pads close at hand. We’ve all been there where that extra once over with the blush or eye shadow, you know the one that seemed like a good idea at the time, was too much and we either haven’t had the time to take it all off and start over or we haven’t had easy access to make-up remover pads. Well, using a clean brush you can apply mineral veil or mineral foundation or the area that it too harsh and use it to blend the make-up to a softer look.
Another unique use of mineral veils or mineral foundations is to prevent blisters. Wearing high heels or dress shoes can cause blisters, especially if they are worn without socks or stockings. Nothing ruins a night out faster than when those gorgeous shoes that made your outfit, start to leave blisters. None of us look attractive with that painful walk and we all feel a little less polished running around barefoot. A quick fix is to brush some mineral veil or mineral foundation on your heel and other areas of your foot that frequently blister. This will help to reduce friction and decrease the odds of you getting blisters.
Lastly, if you’re like me and don’t like to use dry shampoos to fix greasy looking hair that tends to get that matted look, then mineral veils and mineral foundations offer a unique fix here too. Shaking a little of your mineral veil onto your brush and working from the roots to mid shaft will help to perk up your roots and add a little texture into your hair. Because mineral veils are meant to be translucent, this trick will even work for people with darker hair.