If you have dry skin, make sure your skin is adequately moisturized before applying loose minerals to prevent your makeup from becoming flaky. You may also benefit from exfoliating gently at night as well, to remove excess dead skin cells that accumulate with dry skin. Be sure to use skin products formulated for dry skin, too.
If you have oily skin, applying a layer of mineral veil to your skin under your foundation will give you extra oil absorption and help to keep your face from looking shiny. Be sure you use a gentle cleanser that is not overly drying, which can actually cause your skin to become more oily as it works to combat dryness and irritation.
For the best coverage, choose the right concealer for your problem areas. Green concealers will neutralize red blemishes. Yellow concealers will neutralize purple or brown areas such as age spots or under eye circles. Be sure to only use pure mineral makeup that contains no fillers or irritating ingredients, to avoid skin reactions.
Dry, Flaky Appearance
Minerals can appear dry and flaky because of dry skin or excess oil. Dry skin can cause minerals to flake off with dead skin cells, creating a flaky appearance, while excess oil can cause minerals to cake on the skin, also creating a flaky appearance. Be sure to cleanse and hydrate your skin and allow your moisturizer to dry before applying mineral makeup. Applying too much mineral makeup in a single layer can also cause a flaky appearance. Be sure to build coverage with light layers, a little goes a long way!
Blush or Bronzer Looks Streaky
Streaks are caused by putting too much minerals on the brush. Because mineral makeup is highly pigmented, you only need a small amount, a little goes a long way! The minerals should only appear as a fine dust on your brush before you begin application.
Practice Makes Perfect!
Mineral makeup gives the best coverage of all cosmetics, and the amazing results are well worth the effort of learning how to properly apply loose minerals. Once you have practiced with a few applications, you will be able to apply loose minerals quickly and easily.