Mineral makeup is all the rage these days. It is different from other kinds of (synthetic) makeup products in that mineral makeup is made from natural minerals found from the earth. These minerals are ground into very very fine particles and do not contain dyes and other chemicals that can be found in ‘traditional’ makeup.
As a result, mineral makeup is being touted as better for the skin. Some experts say, however, that this is merely a marketing stunt as mineral makeup still contains some of the ingredients that traditional makeup has. On the other hand, some dermatologists say that mineral makeup is purer and thus less of an irritant.