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10 Best Mineral Makeup Products

written by: Kristen - Beauty Editorpublished on 12 Mar, 2024

The Must-Try List of the Best Mineral Makeup Money Can Buy

We’re all looking for ways to move towards natural, healthy skin products – so here’s our list. 

Mineral makeup offers just that. Based on ancient practices and made with safe, natural ingredients, mineral makeup feels lighter, is often free from dyes and fragrances, and can offer organic sun protection. Not only are these products great for all skin types, many even soothe irritated skin while offering a fresh, clean glow. 

We’ve collected some of the best products out there to help you start using the right one for your new natural look, including mineral foundations, powders, creams, and primers. Each one offers a healthy option to take premium care of your skin. Read on and discover a whole new way to have healthy, beautiful skin.

1. Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

Any list of mineral makeup has to start with a great foundation. The Jane Iredale PurePressed Base is created from micronized minerals that offer an all natural SPF of up to 20, antioxidants from pine bark and pomegranate extract, and skin-soothing botanicals also helps prevent moisture loss. Suitable for all skin types, this Pure Pressed Base is available in a huge choice of shades, free from oil, talc, FD&C dyes, or parabens. It goes on a little more sheer and more matte than loose powders yet boasts customisable coverage so you can achieve a full foundation finish. It feels wonderful on the skin, giving you that natural, healthy look. To replace, remove the old base with a pin through the Refillable Compact bottom, and insert your new mineral powder foundation.


2. Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation

This is one of our most popular foundations available. Perfect for dry or mature skin, Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation offers the moisture renewal of a deep-sea, hydrating complex that works with all skin types. Made with rich ocean minerals and nutrients, this foundation offers amazing hydration, soothing and pampering your skin with extracts of Calendula, Allantoin, Cucumber, Green Tea, and Cactus Grandiflorus. Apply with a cosmetic foundation brush for a flawless cover or fingertips for a light natural look. To add to the radiant glow and set your look, apply Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation with a foundation or powder brush. Enjoy the lightweight, moisturising feel all day.


3. Raww Loaded Lash Volumising Mascara

Ramp up lash volume and length with this all natural eye-enhancing mascara. The vegan formulation Raww is well known for is packed with skin-loving ingredients and free from common irritants and nasties. The unique pine-shaped brush wand allows you to create definition and build flutter-worthy lash volume without clumping. A definite addition to any list of the finest mineral makeup.


4. Tribe Skincare Mineral Makeup Powder SPF15

It’s lightweight, it’s vegan, it’s non-comedogenic, it’s safe to use whilst pregnant and it’s cruelty free. Now that’s a lot of boxes to tick! The Tribe Skincare foundation is hands down one of the best around as it offers impeccable coverage, that is as heavy or light as you choose. The non-clogging all natural mineral pigment helps cover blemishes, scarring, breakouts and age spots whilst the natural finish give you that your skin, only better look. Simply swirl a dusting of power over a foundation powder brush before tapping off the excess. Then simply brush onto the skin and layer to your preferred coverage. It’s really that easy.


5. Jane Iredale Glow Time Highlighter Stick

Glowing skin is key, and the Jane Iredale Glow Time Highlighter Stick offers just that! A fantastic mineral product that offers to highlight, enhance and flatter all skin tones. This creamy highlighter luminizer utilises glowing pigments for a radiant pearlesque finish, ultimately bringing out your everyday glowing goddess. Blend together to create your own soft, radiant glow that plays in the light and accentuates all the best features you have to offer.


6. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Cheek Stain

One for your handbag and one for the car, this delightful Jane Iredale mineral lip and cheek colour offers a self-adjusting hue to bring life to your lips and cheeks. Multi-tasking as a 2-in-1, the nourishing Olive butter, Avocado butter and wild Rose wax soothes and softens the skin, locking in moisture as you add a sheer wash of colour. And the finished colour is as individual as you are! Watch as the colour adapts and matches your own skin tone perfectly for a lashing mineral enhancement you’ll love.


7. INIKA Organic Loose Mineral Foundation 

Who doesn’t love 100% natural and organic products? But if you never thought you’d be able to get that in your makeup, think again! Inika Organic Loose Mineral Foundation SPF25 is an incredible mineral foundation, concealer, and powder all in one that not only offers the strength of inbuilt SPF 25 sun protection, but is so gentle, it can safely cover skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, pigmentation, scarring, and even after cosmetic and facial procedures. It gives a flawless natural finish with beautiful radiant coverage. Suitable for all skin types, this is one must-have on the list of best mineral makeup products.


8. Youngblood Mineral Primer 

Sometimes you just want to have one product that you can use without fuss and have a clean, natural look all day. There’s a mineral makeup product that does just that. Bring a light, silky and beautiful base to your face with the Youngblood Mineral Primer. This primer uses a unique blend of vitamins and minerals that work together to protect and nourish the skin. This primer is the first of its kind; a lightweight fluid that blurs out imperfections and turns to a smooth powdery finish on application. Great for all skin types, including oily and combination, this mineral filter can be used under foundation for a flawless base all day. Give your skin a day of youthfulness with this mineral makeup product.


9. Jane Iredale Glow Time Pro BB Cream SPF 25 

For full mineral coverage in a foundation, go for Jane Iredale Glow Time Pro BB Cream SPF 25. They have reworked the formula so that it now offers a medium to full coverage finish that feels lightweight and wears well all day or night. The benefit of this full coverage foundation is that it covers blemishes and minimises the appearance of pores and wrinkles. Furthermore, the creamy formula offers an SPF of up to 25 and is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, and dermatology tested. 


10. Napoleon Perdis Advanced Minerals Makeup SPF 15

 You don’t want to feel like you’re wearing makeup, but you want the best coverage with a great finish in your makeup. And it is great if it also offered sun protection while camouflaging imperfections and nourishing sensitive skin. Sounds impossible? Look no further than Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup SPF 15. A weightless liquid foundation, Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup SPF 15 uses the highest quality minerals nature has to offer to hide imperfections, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and infuse your skin with Vitamins A, C and E, along with providing an SPF 15. If that isn’t enough, its formula is free from oil, parabens, fragrance, talc, and dyes, as well as being hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin and other skin types.


When you’re making a switch to more natural products, you want to make sure you’re not sacrificing quality. That’s why we put together this list, so you can see some of the best makeup available, and understand how to make the shift to mineral beauty products without giving up any of the benefits of non-mineral products. In fact, these products demonstrate that you’re actually gaining a lot of natural benefits from mineral makeup, like natural sun protection and skin-soothing, and avoiding unwanted additives like oil, talc, and dyes. There’s really no reason not to try out some of this makeup and make your routine just a little more natural. We know you’ll love them!