RAW Minerals Makeup Review
(LaGrange, GA, USA)
Yes, I decided to give Mineral Makeup a try and chose RAW Minerals. (First of all, the free trial, except for shipping - will cost you $90 if you don't send it back in a certain timeframe, plus you must CANCEL a membership you don't realize you have, or you'll be getting shipments every 2 months and your charge card that you used to pay for shipping will be charged.)
Decided to go ahead and 'try it' (then I could return it) since I opened the box, just to see what mineral makeup was like. The look was terrifically perfect, easy to apply, didn't feel dry...felt more like having nothing on, but looked out of this world gorgeous!
But about 4-5 hours later I looked in a mirror and got the shock of a lifetime...out celebrating Valentine's with my sweetie and my whole face was "as orange as a pumpkin" and no longer smooth or beautiful. I was so embarrassed!
Maybe there's something to put onto skin, before applying Mineral Makeup, that would prevent this. But every company I've emailed says their's doesn't do that...but apparently that's not true. If I could have kept the look that it was when I first did it, it would be worth $90 every 2 months.
Thank You Wanda for sharing your experience!
Below are the ingredients in RAW Minerals Foundation:
Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Hydrated Silica, Dimethicone, Ribose, Glycine Soja (soybean) Germ Extract.
May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
This company says they combine nature and science to create their line that includes both beauty and skin care products. As you can see Bismuth Oxychloride is the first ingredient which some women find they are sensitive to after they use it. One great reason to try samples but this company only offers a free trial pack that Wanda mentioned above.
Wondering about some of the other ingredients?
These ingredients are where science combines with nature.
Silica or silicone dioxide is found in abundance in nature and we know it as sand. Hydrated silica is a clear gel that when dried and turned into a powder attracts moisture from the air.
Dimethicone is the result of manipulating silicone until it forms polymers. In this instance I am assuming it is being used for emollient and skin protecting benefits.
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer is a silicone elastomer cosmetic powder that provides a silky feel, less greasy, water repellent, easy to apply mat finish(from Dow Corning).
These ingredients are used in a variety of makeup products. They are generally considered safe by the Skin Deep Database but Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer has yet to be assessed so it leaves you wondering. One of those little quirks that makes the database confusing at times.
This company (from their website) is a signer of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, uses biodegradeable ingredients sourced from sustainable resources, follows fair trade practices, uses biodegradable and recycled packaging, does not test on animals.