Herbs of Grace All-Natural Mineral Makeup Powder/Foundation can be used as concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen all in one! This extremely versatile product can be applied wet or dry, with a brush or sponge to provide pure, natural coverage ranging from sheer to opaque. Designed to let your natural beauty shine through, this makeup, formulated in small batches to ensure quality and purity, contains titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica powder and ultramarine blue.
Excellent for sensitive, damaged, or acne prone skin, mineral makeup is actually good for your skin! The anti-inflammatory properties of the minerals help reduce redness and irritation. It is perfect for any skin type and tone. The light reflective minerals give your skin a dewy, healthy, youthful glow, with a very creamy, lightweight feel. This light reflective quality makes each shade suitable for a variety of skin tones.
Avena is formulated to match very light skin with pink undertones.
Choosing the correct foundation shade by Vanessa Nixon Klein: Is your skin tone warm, cool or neutral? The simplest way to determine whether your skin tone is warm or cool is by how easily you tan. In general, warm toned skin tans easily and cool toned skin burns easily. Another simple way to determine your skin tone is to hold up a piece of silver jewelry to your face while looking in a mirror. Then hold up a piece of gold jewelry. Which one brings out the glow of your skin and sparkle of your eyes? If it is the silver, your skin tone is cool. If it is the gold, your skin tone is warm. If you look equally good in both, you are neutral. Another very basic way to determine your skin tone is to simply observe the color of your skin, either by looking at yourself closely in the mirror, or better yet, at the underside of your wrist or elbow where the skin has been exposed to minimal amounts of sunlight. You may be able to notice right away whether your skin has golden undertones, or pink or blue undertones. Golden, olive, cream, peach or brown undertones are all considered warm, while pink, or dark brown skin with blue undertones are considered cool. Now, where to match your foundation? If you match your foundation to the inside of your wrist, the chances that it will be the right foundation for you are pretty slim. The skin on the inside of your wrist may be a good indicator of whether your skin tone is warm, cool or neutral, but since it receives very minimal amounts of sunlight, it will most always be a much lighter shade than your face. If you match your foundation to your neck, you run into the same problem. The skin on your neck is usually much lighter than your face. The best solution is to match your foundation to the skin on your face. That is where it is going to be applied anyway. Apply some along the lower cheek, right above the jawline. Then get a hand mirror and look at it under natural light. This is important as artificial lighting can make your skin appear different. For a natural look, you need to see yourself in natural light. If you can't see the foundation on your skin because it blends in so well, you know you've got the right shade. Most people will find that their skin is a shade or two lighter in the winter than it is in the summer, so it is important to make sure you match a foundation for each season. Don't fret if you can't find a shade that is an exact match for you. Most people find that they need to combine a couple of different shades to find a perfect match, but when you do find that winning combination, you'll definitely know it! Herbs of Grace Natural Look Foundation Shades: Warm Shades * Butternut * Wheat * Almond * Hazelnut * Fig Cool Shades * Avena * Adzuki * Raisin * Coffee Bean
titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica powder and ultramarine blue
Once your moisturizer has been absorbed, you can begin applying your makeup. Start with your chosen shade of Herbs of Grace Powder/Foundation. Tap a SMALL amount of powder into the cap of the container (this can be best accomplished before you remove the cap by turning the container upside down and tapping the bottom lightly) and swirl your Kabuki brush into it. If you get too much, tap off any excess or tap the bottom of the brush on a hard surface, such as the bathroom counter, so the powder gets distributed down into the bristles of the brush. Apply to the face with gentle downward strokes. If you have any blemishes that need covering, it is not necessary to use a separate concealer. Use a smaller brush to apply foundation to problem areas making sure to blend well.
If you prefer a liquid foundation, it is easy to convert Herbs of Grace Powder/Foundation to a liquid. Add a drop of water to the powder you've tapped into the lid of your container, and, using the Flocked Sponge, mix the water and powder to the consistency you desire. Apply to the face with the flocked sponge in a downward motion, blending well. You can add more water or powder until you reach the consistency that works best for you. Wipe any excess liquid from the lid before closing.
If you have very dry or flaky skin, you can use a small amount of your favorite moisturizer in place of the water to make a cream foundation.
Herbs of Grace Powder/Foundation can also be used to set your makeup after you've applied eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. Tap a very small amount of powder into the lid of your container, and as before, use your Kabuki brush to apply a very sheer layer of powder over your entire face and neck.
Alternatively, you can mist your face lightly with water or rosewater and after waiting a minute, use your Flocked Sponge to lightly go over your face in a downward motion. This not only helps to set your makeup, but also minimizes the appearance of large pores.