Opening Your Mineral Makeup:
You will receive your mineral makeup in 5, 10, 20, or 30-gram jars (or possibly baggies).
The jars normally have sifters that have been sealed with a clear sealing label. You can either remove the sifter seal completely or poke holes in it corresponding to the holes in your sifter.
Note: The 5 gram jars are not designed to use for application purposes and the "Try Me Sampler kit" does not have sifters in the jars.
* With a clean face, apply primer or moisturizer.
* Pour a tad of your foundation into the lid of your foundation container. If you ordered samples that come in baggies or a 5-gram sample jar, you can use wax paper, a small paper plate, or a small saucer. Remember, less is more.
* Sweep minerals on your cheeks and forehead starting along the outer edge of your jaw, buff inward until you have a thin layer.
* Repeat until you get the perfect look, usually 2 0r 3 layers are sufficient.
To conceal blemishes, you can use one of the OMC special concealer formulations or you can use a foundation that is a shade lighter than your normal foundation. The first way to conceal is to use a maximum coverage concealer brush and apply the concealer or foundation to blemishes and other areas that you want to conceal.
You can also mix a small amount of concealer or foundation with jojoba oil and use it with a concealer brush to conceal blemishes. Make sure to “feather” the edges of the concealed areas to create a natural effect.
APPLYING BLUSH AND BRONZER:
When applying blushes and bronzers you can use a flawless face powder brush or a fan type brush. It is recommended that you pour your minerals from your container into the lid, or wax paper, paper plates, or something similar. This prevents you from getting too much of the mineral powder on your brush. Dip your brush into the blush or bronzer and tap off the excess.
Apply the blush to the high points of your cheeks for a healthy, glowing effect. The bronzer may be applied to areas such as the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, if desired.
APPLYING EYESHADOW & EYELINER:
You will find a wide variety of brushes for applying eye shadows on the OMC website. An eyeliner brush is good for lining your eyes, as well!
You can apply the eyeshadows either dry for a soft effect or wet for a more dramatic look! If you want to mix your eye colors with water, you will want to use some other container other than the one your products come in.
APPLYING MINERAL FINISH:
PLEASE DO NOT GET YOUR MINERALS WET! This makes them susceptible to contamination and bacterial growth. Just mix the minerals with a drop or two of water and mix away being sure not to contaminate the unused minerals! To apply as eyeliner, you can either mix with water for a deep, long lasting eyeliner, or you can apply dry with a liner brush for a softer focus. *** Once your minerals are applied finish your look with a light layer of Mineral Finish, Silken Perfection Face Powder or our Clearly Luminous Powder!
*** HAVE FUN WITH YOUR MINERALS! You can do so much with mineral makeup! Purchase extra containers to mix mineral colors for different colors and effects. Sign up for the newsletter for great product specials, updates, and makeup tips.