Ultraceuticals Mineral Makeup Help

Ultraceuticals Mineral Makeup Help
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#1

Hi guys I purchased the U/C Mineral makeup in beige last week after hearing all of your rave reviews on how great it is. However I think I must be doing something wrong in my application as it just seems to sit on the surface of my skin and looks a little cakey.

Am I right in assuming you don’t need a liquid foundation underneith it? I applied it with a very large brush rather than the applicator sponge thing that came with it. I made sure my skin was well moisturised before I applied it. Am I doing something wrong or is this just the way it is?


#2

Hey PCC,

No you don’t need liquid foundation underneath it.
Are you waiting a few minutes for your moisturiser to sink in? I find the powder can “stick” a bit if your skin is too moist.

Also, you need to apply with a very light hand. Give your skin the very lightest dusting to start with, as you can always add more to build up the coverage if you need to.

I did find myself that it took a few goes to get the hang of the application.


#3

Yep, what Kate said. I didn’t like it for the first couple of applications but now I am hooked. I am better at applying it and prefer the more natural look of it. Let us know how you go!


#4

What they said. PCC with your skin you probably only need to dust a little in your t-zone anyway.


#5

Diito everyone else. Its normal for minerals to have some “settling time” and for you to feel a bit powdery. I have dusted it over we moisturiser before and got a bit of cakage. Keep perservering. :waving::glee: Let us know how u go!!:hugs:


#6

sorry pcc we probably should have warned u , apply it very ,very lightly at first building up the layers & it will settle back down , it takes a bit of getting used to how it looks , feels & goes on .
having an oily t-zone i have always found foundation a bit dewy so this was a bit of a shock at first , being so matte


#7

The other thing is that mineral foundation takes some getting used to. I wasn’t sure of it at first but now I love it. Sometimes I wear it without moisturiser underneath but it doesn’t work as well that way. I use a fairly light moisturiser, wait for it to sink in a bit and then lightly apply - altough mine comes with a sponge which I find easier than a brush.


#8

Yea i find mine gets a little cakey around the eyes etc but it does wear great! I have the Bloom one, not the U/C but im sure caking is not exclusine to U/C.

If i want a bit more coverage for going out etc i dust some over my liquid or for real minimal days i just use a bit on my t-zone over top of moisturiser, no liquid foundation.

Oh and PC really try buffing it in, i find that helps.


#9

Can you wear Mineral make-up in Winter or is it best suited to the warmer months???


#10

Oh I looove my mineral make up!! I wear the everyday minerals in semi matte-yep princess p it’s just as good in winter!!I tried liqiud foundation on the weekend not having worn anything but minerals for about 8 months,and I had to wash it right off!!it felt like a heavy mask:shockedhair: just awful!! I would never wear anything other than minerals again.


#11

pinkcupcake I recently tried a new way to apply the minerals and I’m hooked!! I dampen my flat top brush(similar to the MAC 187) before i swirl it in the minerals,then just buff on to skin and wow you get this amazing airbrushed looking skin!!:hearts: am in love with my make up done this way! btw I’ve only used water so far but heard that you can use any face spritz eg the MAC charged water.


#12

Thanks for sharing your tip LBB! I gave up on my U/C Mineral Makeup and sent it off to RBB as she loves it. I do love M.A.C’s liquid Mineral foundation though.


#13

I’ve never tried the liquid mineral ones,I did get the invisible zinc one though.I tried to love it I really did but it feels so …thick! only way I can describe it.:no: can’t go back to liquids.


#14

I have always preferred liquids but I usually use liquid with a touch of powder over the top. M.A.C Blot powder is brilliantt for my slightly oily t-zone as it eliminates shine and is weightless!!


#15

This goes against everything I believe but I like to spritz some rosewater toner or the like VERY lightly over a layer of mineral makeup. I find that it looks way artificial if I don’t do this. Everyone’s right though, it does settle in after a while somehow.

Another mineral makeup thing that I do when I’m wearing sunscreen is dust a thin layer of transluscent loose powder all over before buffing in the foundation. It takes the stickiness/tackiness out of the sunscreen and allows for much smoother blending. I also do this when I’m wearing powder blush with a zinc sunscreen.


#16

newbie question

Hi ladies

I am soooo mad keen on trying the UC mineral makeup but just wanted to ask a really no brainer question that you will all probably laugh at…but here goes
I am used to wearing Revlon colourstay liquid foundation and a transluscent powder over the top. I like the look that gives. But if I wanted to give mineral make up a try whilst still achieving a similar (matte finish) do I use UC and then use the transluscent powder over the top, or does the UC bypass the need for a setting powder stage?
Argh I’ve tried reading so much on the forum but I just need this one question answered :rollthoseeyes:
Any help would be appreciated!


#17

Hi Clairebo! Welcome to the Forum :waving:

You shouldn’t need a translucent powder over the UC Mineral Foundation. Some mineral foundations are quite shiny and can be used with a translucent powder, but the UC one is matte in finish and won’t require a setting powder :wink:


#18

Thanks Celeste for the welcome and the advice! The UC foundation sounds perfect to me in that case! Can’t wait to try some!:clapping:


#19

Simple Q.

What colour would I be if I use the IZ tinted daywear in original? Maybe a touch lighter than that?


#20

[QUOTE=kit_kat68;217717]Simple Q.

What colour would I be if I use the IZ tinted daywear in original? Maybe a touch lighter than that?[/QUOTE]

I would suggest Latte!