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Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


Hey Make up peeps
I wondered if any one can clear this up for me.
does any one know if MACs Mineralise range is a natural product range at all? is it as chemical, paraben, petrochemical full as the rest of the range? I cant find any literature to explain how its a mineral range and really want some info but asking Mac they are totally unclear does any one know?
Advice much appreciated
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Sep 30 13 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 720
Seattle, Washington, US


While many cosmetic companies emphasize the word "mineral" or some form of it in the names of their products, and those products do indeed contain minerals, the truth is that ALL cosmetics contain minerals in some form and all minerals can be called natural. There is also no scientific evidence (despite the claims of said companies) that "mineral" makeups provide any benefit to skin over other makeup which is not surprising since all makeup contains minerals. It's simply a sales gimmick. Mineral makeup is not bad, it's just overhyped.

Many "mineral" makeups, especially foundations, that have a larger amount of these minerals are also high in ingredients that can cause problems with flash lighting when used for photography, so test first before using in such a situation.

I would call MAC if you want to know the specific ingredients of any product, they are very helpful.
Sep 30 13 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


Makeup by Dani B wrote:
While many cosmetic companies emphasize the word "mineral" or some form of it in the names of their products, and those products do indeed contain minerals, the truth is that ALL cosmetics contain minerals in some form and all minerals can be called natural. There is also no scientific evidence (despite the claims of said companies) that "mineral" makeups provide any benefit to skin over other makeup which is not surprising since all makeup contains minerals. It's simply a sales gimmick. Mineral makeup is not bad, it's just overhyped.

Many "mineral" makeups, especially foundations, that have a larger amount of these minerals are also high in ingredients that can cause problems with flash lighting when used for photography, so test first before using in such a situation.

I would call MAC if you want to know the specific ingredients of any product, they are very helpful.

I did contact MAC and they wanted me to tell them the individual products and would then inform me product ingredients.... I thought there might be an ethos the spread across the range like its **% natural baked naturals or just explain what defines this range at mineral over the other products because as you said most make up contain some minerals....
Any MAC trained make up artists on here who can clear this up??
xxx

Oct 01 13 02:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


any mac make up artists in the house?
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Oct 02 13 05:22 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
make-up by lizzie
Posts: 217
San Francisco, California, US


All MAC mineral products contain a 77 bio-available mineral complex and are paraben free and dermatologist tested.
Oct 06 13 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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CMaquillage
Posts: 487
New York, New York, US


I highly doubt, correct me if I am wrong that macs mineral line is "natural" ...mineral is a buzz word thrown around in cosmetics to give the illusion of natural ...bare essentials built an empire on this. There is no such thing as pure Mineral Makeup ...I repeat ...no such thing. ALL Makeup is mineral makeup, Mineral pigments are what give makeup its color, EVERY single color cosmetics on the market is made of minerals. Titanium dioxide = white pigment, iron oxides, carbon, red lake, etc etc etc ...all minerals. they are in everything.

here are the ingredients of MAC mineral skin finish

Talc,nylon-12, dimethicone, polysorbate 20, isopropyl palmitate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, yeast extract, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, magesium aluminum silicate, BHT, Sodium dehydrocetate, phenoxyethanol, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, bismuth oxychloride, blue 1 lake, carmine, chromium hydroxide green, chromium oxide greens, ferric ferrocyanide, maganese vilot, red 7 lake, ultramarines, yellow 5 lake, yellow 6 lake,

this was taken from the back of a box of mineral skinfinish Soft and Gentle
doesn't look very natural to me.

Im shocked they were allowed to call this a mineral product. ... notice carmine which comes from ground up beetles. but it think it involves percentages for a product to be called "mineral" .
Oct 07 13 07:11 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Davis W
Posts: 1,272
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


That ingredient list is in no way natural.

Zulu and Bare Minerals are about the only natural lines I am aware of. I am sure there are others. Bare Minerals is now almost impossible to get, having been replaced by Pur Minerals in most locations, and it is far from ..natural.

Natural makeup lines are possible but a couple things are working against it. Firstly, cosmeticians have no scientific knowledge whatsoever (ask your next cosmetician you meet how many layers of skin there are and name the layers, heck, ask an esthetician...and watch them sweat)...so they are easily conned by producers.

Secondly, the benefits of using slip agents like dimethicone and other chemicals are too easy, most cosmetic manufacturers use well established blends of chemicals to make the product look and feel good for the user. Abandoning this production line mentality is costly for new companies.

Face it, makeup is a chemical soup, without much evidence that it causes any type of problems. A recent study on parabens conducted in Europe tracked over 20,000 women over many years who used parabens and there was no evidence of any toxic reactions or cumulative damage. Yet, parabens are touted as poisons still.

But if you do wish to go vegan, organic, check out Zulu.
Oct 08 13 01:07 am  Link  Quote 
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