I used to have a whole box of just foundation to cover my skin. For me, it turned out that a lot of that foundation was a big part of the issue with my skin. I stopped wearing foundation and started wearing minerals! The best part is, if you like liquid makeup, you can mix this with any light moisturizer or face oil, really, you can mix it with anything :)
PROPERTIES + BENEFITS
Mineral Makeup made to blur imperfections + Give you Beautiful Looking Skin
Won’t clog your pores
Zinc Oxide offers sun protection as well as medium coverage. Zinc also helps reduce redness and calm irritated skin, often found in Calamine Lotion and Itch Creams.
Mica gives a soft + satin finish. This is not the mica that makes your highlight glow, but a special satin mica that offers a more skin-like finish.
CHOOSING YOUR COLOR
I offer samples of all colors for you to test out. The sample is made for color and allergy testing and is enough for 1-2 applications.
These minerals can be mixed to make your perfect color, as well as mixed with your moisturizer or serum to make a tinted moisturizer
Colors are very forgiving, go more for your "shade" than your "tone", if you have yellow or olive skin, try Almond first, but also get one shade lighter and one shade darker to test, so you can find the right blend. Sometimes I blend Palomino and Almond to get my perfect color, but in the summer, I use just Almond and a little less Palomino. I like that I can adjust my color by mixing, without having to worry about the formula doing anything crazy.
I use Baked or San Tropez as a bronzer that also offers coverage.
PRODUCT SIZE INFO
10 gram sifter jar
Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Silica, Magnesium Stearate
Your skin should be clean + moisturized before applying mineral makeup, and ideally you would apply your facial oil or moisturizer and then give it 5-10 minutes to soak in. Gently blot any excess oil before applying the minerals.
Dip brush in jar, tap off excess, buff in circular motions into clean + moisturized skin.
If you have dry skin, exfoliate before use and apply a facial oil.
This is not meant to me super matte, I like to mist with PRIME + SET MIST after I apply to blurr and blend.
A flat-topped brush or buki brush is the best to get full coverage.
I use this : https://www.coastalscents.com/collections/brushes-blush-powder/products/bionic-flat-top-buffer It is by far my favorite. (no affiliation, I just love this brush.)
For making a foundation serum, mix a small amount of foundation powder in your hand or a small dish with 3-5 drops of serum or face oil. Apply using fingers. For more coverage, follow with a dusting of powder.
TIPS & TRICKS
I get a lot of questions about switching from a liquid foundation to mineral foundation. One of the biggest reasons why mineral makeup is so beneficial vs commercial foundation is that it doesn't contain all of the fillers and emulsifiers. These are the ingredients that many times clog pores or irritate skin. A foundation can be "oil-free and non-comedogenic" and still contain hormone disruptors, parabens, chemical preservative, and irritants.
This allows you to customize the powder for exactly what your skin needs. In winter, you can mix this with your favorite rich cream, so you get coverage and moisture, and in the summer, you can just lightly buff over your Sun Block.
Always apply to exfoliated and moisturized skin.
If you use primer, apply primer after moisturizer and let soak in for a few minutes before applying your foundation.
Moisturizer is really THE key to applying any makeup, but mineral makeup especially.
Dry skin tends to "eat" makeup or over-produce oil, making your makeup breakup and run.
If you want more coverage, rather than using a lot of powder on your brush, buff a small amount into your whole face first to even tone. Next, buff more foundation into areas where you need more coverage.
To make your own BB cream simply mix a small amount of powder in you hands with a bit of moisturizer.
For more coverage, buff foundation powder on top after moisturizer has soaked in.
You can mix colors together to make your perfect shade. If you aren't quite Almond, but Casper is too fair, mix the two together.
If you aren't sure what color, grab the sampler set, which includes all six shades for testing.
PALOMINO - Fairest of the fair + Neutral Ivory + Slight Yellow Tone
CASPER - Ivory with a tiny bit of brown + Neutral + Creamy + Fair Complexions
ALMOND - Beige + 99% of Caucasian skin tones can wear this + Slight Red Tones
BAKED - Slightly tan beige with no red (Epic Bronzer)
SAN TROPEZ - Tan to olive with slight red undertone
TOFFEE - Olive to Medium Dark + Great as a contour or Bronzer for medium to pale skin
MOCHA - Rich cocoa-coffee brown with a slight rosy underdone and yellow base.
COFFEE - Rich deep black coffee brown. No red, just a touch of yellow.
***Custom colors are also available. If you just can't find your shade, message me and I can do a custom consult.
*External Use Only. Keep away from kiddos and pets. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if irritation occurs. Avoid Eye + Mucous Membrane contact. Consult a Physician if you are pregnant + nursing. All statements above are for information purposes, Bear’s Beauty does not make any medical claims. Products not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or ailment. The information provided by Bear’s Beauty has not been evaluated by the FDA. All products are intended for Cosmetic Use Only.
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I am happy to do custom work and encourage you to contact me. If you have allergies or just love a particular scent, I am happy to oblige for a nominal fee.
Many items are composed of delicate floral waters and botanical oils. Keeping your items in the fridge and away from direct light will greatly extend the life of the product. This is especially true for Hydrosols + Cremes + Cold Creams + Sprays + Butters (in the summer they may become liquid) + Coconut (Coconut becomes liquid at 76 degrees) + Cremes. I use Radish Root Ferment, a widely used natural preservative, but keeping your items cool + away from light will give you more time to use + love them. Oil-based serums should be stored away from direct light and refrigerated if you will not use within 4 months.
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