The Makeup your skin will thank you for 

Every so often a new beauty buzzword pops up and the world goes crazy for it; multi-masking, skinimalism, maskne, clean beauty - the list really goes on. But one word that pops up time and time again and that we feel can be completely misunderstood, is ‘Mineral’. 

As a brand that is passionate about creating products packed full of healthy ingredients, we thought we’d give you the lowdown on what it really means to wear mineral makeup.

 

So what’s the big deal with Mineral Makeup?

Mineral makeup is the healthiest option for your skin as it adheres to the skin’s natural oils and rests itself on top of your skin, rather than seeping into it, which most non-mineral formulas can do. It’s completely non-comedogenic, meaning there’s zero chance of it clogging your pores and causing breakouts and it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skins. 

Mineral makeup usually has an SPF built in too, which we all know by now is important all year round to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. 

But, we know what you’re thinking, what about the coverage? 

There is this huge misconception around mineral makeup not being enough when it comes to coverage, but this is entirely untrue. Sure, if you are using a mineral, tinted moisturiser or a lighter base, then of course the coverage will naturally be less, but if you opt for an actual mineral foundation, coverage really shouldn’t be an issue. Due to the fact mineral makeup is made up of natural oil-bonding ingredients, rather than pore-clogging fillers such as talc, it actually provides a longer-lasting coverage that you can build on without it becoming cakey. 

Let’s take a look at our very own Sculpted Mineral products, which by the way,  we couldn’t be any more proud of.

 

 

 

Second Skin foundation

Our award- winning Second Skin is our mineral, medium coverage foundation available in both a matte and dewy finish. Its Good-For-You ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrates the skin, Collagen which helps revive the skin and fight against aging, and SPF50 for UVA & UVB protection. There is nothing artificial about Second Skin so you won’t find a single nasty ingredient in there, no artificial oils and no chemical preservatives. 

We have recently extended our shade range, and you can now choose from 30 shades of Second Skin in a range of neutral, cool & warm tones, both in a matte and a dewy finish. It’s never been easier to tailor your foundation to suit your skin type & tone. 

We recommend the matte finish for those who may have normal to oily skin as it is oil-free, but it still allows the skin to look radiant rather than flat, like a lot of other matte foundations can do. Our dewy finish is often preferred by those with normal to dry skin as it contains nourishing oils and satisfies those of us who just can’t get enough of the glow.

Both the matte and dewy finish share the same medium buildable coverage, meaning you can choose to wear Second Skin as your healthy everyday base, or you can build it up by simply adding more product, to achieve a fuller coverage evening look. 

 

 

Brighten Up Concealer 

We have also extended the shade range in our best-selling, mineral, liquid concealer Brighten Up. This show-stopping formula is now available in 16 shades and if you’ve yet to try this one, we can guarantee it won’t disappoint. Brighten Up is loved by so many for its lightweight, mineral formula that works to not only brighten the under-eye, but also to hydrate & smooth delicate skin. With Good-For-You ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide, popping this on in the morning is the second best way to de-puff and brighten your eyes. What’s the first best way you ask? Well of course the answer will always be, more sleep and lots of water! 

 

 

 

Complete Cover Up Concealer 

A perfect partner to our Second Skin & Brighten Up is our mineral cream concealer, Complete Cover Up. This one is oil-free, non-comedogenic and leaves a semi-matte finish on the skin. Perfect for those of us with oily skin. 

We love to use it before Second Skin to hide blemishes, any redness or pigmentation and we recommend to match your shade exactly to your foundation shade. We also use Complete Cover Up after Second Skin to build up more coverage, blur pores and help to control shine! 

It’s the perfect little handbag hero to take your base and coverage from day to night! 

 

 

Finding your perfect colour match

If you haven’t found your perfect match yet, don’t stress, there are so many ways we can help! 

We have created our very own Virtual Try-On tool on our website and here you can try on all Second Skin shades to try and decide which one is for you. 

If you already have a foundation shade you love, you could try findation.com.  Simply type in the foundation shades you know work for you and Findation will determine what Second Skin shade would be the best match. 

You can also visit our Dundrum store where our team would be happy to help, or book a complimentary 10 minute virtual consultation with one of our experts. 

If after all that, you are still unsure, you can always DM us and we will do our best to help.

 

 

#FILTEREFREEFACES- What does that really mean? 

At Sculpted, our ethos has always surrounded celebrating real skin, real people, and real results. We are 100% committed to being filter-free in all of our campaigns, pictures and videos as we believe that the filter-free way is and should be the only way, but especially when it comes to makeup.

We simply don’t see the point in showcasing our already amazing products through filters, photoshop or heavy editing because that just sets an unrealistic expectation for you, the customer, when you add our products to your makeup bag. 

Real skin has texture & real skin has pores, some real skins experience lumps & bumps and some experience redness or irritation. This is just the way life is and at Sculpted, we have no intention of ever forgetting that.  It’s REAL! 

 We have dedicated a lot of our time as a brand and put a lot of work into creating products that are Good-For-You, with high-quality ingredients that help you to not only look good, but feel good too! 

So the next time you feel tempted to swipe across to the ‘Paris’ filter, we gently encourage you not to. Join us on our filter-free mission so that we can encourage makeup lovers everywhere to be confident in their own skin. 

And honestly, our products are that good, they are the only filter you will ever need anyway. Promise! 

 

 

We hope you found that helpful and as always, make sure to tag us in your mineral Sculpted looks @sculptedbyaimee and use the hashtag #filterfreefaces. 

 

Lots of love, 

Aimee & Team xx

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