Quiz: Is Mineral Makeup Right for You?

Find out if you'll love it or loathe it -- before you spend the cash on natural makeup

Mineral makeup for some women is a godsend due to its natural formula that's more gentle on sensitive and breakout-prone skin. But for others it can be messy and too light or cakey in coverage making it not worth the investment. Take this quiz to see which of these groups you fall into.

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Mineral makeup might not be your cup of tea for a variety of reasons. True minerals are often formulated without binding agents so if you associate the words "loose pigment" with "my own personal hell," mineral makeup will definitely annoy you. And like conventional makeup," reflective materials such as mica, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide give sparkle to mineral makeup," says Dallas-based dermatologist Dr. Erin M. Welch. So if you'd rather look matte than have a subtle sheen, minerals might not be for you. Also, your normal skin type doesn't necessarily need special treatment (as in, you don't have to avoid preservatives found in regular makeup), so no need to switch to minerals. And above all, true mineral makeup can be expensive, which may not fit the budgets of most women who land in this category -- so spend your money elsewhere.

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