TOP NAVIGATION

What are Mineral Cosmetics?

Mineral makeup is simply the most simple, natural product you can put on your skin. “Mineral makeup” takes its inspiration from minerals and inorganic pigments that exist in nature, which are finely milled and purified, then treated or coated with other pigments to create different colors and effects. Some mineral pigments are matte, some have a slight shimmer, and some are positively sparkling! Endless combinations of these beautifully colored minerals, such as mica, titanium dioxide, zinc and iron oxides, and ultramarine pigments, can be created to make every cosmetic from foundation to eyeshadow to shimmer powder for the body.

Aromaleigh has taken these finely milled, cosmetic-grade mineral pigments and microformulated them together to create our own unique color palette. You can use our products just as they come, or mix them together in various combinations, making new color creations that are perfect for you.

Mica, for example, is a transparent mineral which is mined from the earth in thin sheets. It can be opalescent and sparkling or completely matte. It is often treated with iron oxides to yield brilliant color effects. Due to the sheer, translucent and skin-hugging effect of the mica mineral, your natural skin tone shines through when you use our blush, facial powders or eye shadows. All of our cosmetics contain mica powder, which reflects light from the face, creating an illusion of a smoother, softer and more radiant skin tone. Fine lines are softened; skin texture appears more even and more lucid.

The benefits of mineral cosmetics

Natural look and feel

Many of our customers tell us how thrilled they are to leave their goopy, heavy liquid foundations behind. Mineral foundation looks and feels much more natural, without sacrificing any of the coverage! It smoothes and evens out skin tone, giving the look of naturally flawless skin, rather than the look of a thick mask of makeup.

Stays on all day long

Lightweight and very small, mineral pigment particles seem to bind to clean, moisturized skin. This stuff doesn’t slide off, wear off or sweat off! Some of our customers even swear that you can swim in it.

Good for sensitive skin

Sensitive girls, rejoice! Mineral cosmetics are great for sensitive skin. Traditional liquid foundations contain a plethora of complex and un-natural ingredients that can produce a state of imbalance or irritation in many skintypes. Mineral cosmetics are the simplest, most natural and no-reactive form of cosmetics in existence. Rejoice in being able to read and understand exactly what you’re using on your face.

Anti-inflammatory

Two of our ingredients, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are anti-inflammatory and actually help calm the skin. Zinc oxide also has antimicrobial properties. In fact, plastic surgeons and dermatologists routinely recommend mineral makeup to patients who have had laser treatments, microdermabrasion, peels or plastic surgery.

Oil- and fragrance-free

None of our loose powder mineral cosmetics contain any oils or fragrances.

Non-comedogenic

With no oils, fragrances, or fillers, breakouts are few. The light mineral powders also let skin breathe naturally and don’t settle into pores.

Natural sunscreen

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer natural, broad-spectrum sun protection.

Mix and customize

If you’ve ever had trouble finding a foundation that matches your skin tone or locating that perfect eyeshadow color, you will love mineral cosmetics! Any of our cosmetics can be mixed to create something new. Take our Pure Blushes for example. Mix several together to customize your own blush shade. Use one as eyeshadow to brighten tired eyes. Dip a clear lip balm into one and create your own lip shade. By mixing minerals, many of our customers have discovered the awakening of a creative side they didn’t even know they had, not to mention a new hobby!

SHIPPING TO Canada, UK, Australia and Current Country List

We are now shipping Internationally to the following countries: Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, France, Metropolitan, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands (British) [ If you don’t see your country listed, we may be able to add it for you. Please use the contact form to send your request. Note: We can’t ship to Russia, Ukraine, or Italy, unfortunately]

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 8.25.28 AM

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TERMS: (Order placement indicates that you have read and agree to these terms)

1. We accept international payments via CREDIT CARD only- we do not accept Paypal payments for any International orders placed through our website. If you use Paypal, the order will be canceled. This is an inconvenience for you as a customer, so please do not use Paypal- credit cards only.

2. We offer 3 shipping options for Canada, and 3 options for the UK and other countries on our current list. ONLY ONE OF THESE METHODS IS INSURED- all other methods are not guaranteed, and you are agreeing to accept the risk and responsibility of orders not arriving, or any damages. Aromaleigh will only replace your order if you choose the INSURED PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE OPTION.

3. Please allow ample time for your order to arrive- Aromaleigh is not responsible for customs delays or delays due to weather or holidays. If your INSURED order does not arrive, we cannot file the claim until 45 business days has passed. If you did not purchase the insured option or your order arrives damaged, we regretfully cannot refund or reship your order. All orders sent via a non-insured method are buyer responsibility- in other words, once it leaves Aromaleigh, we cannot be held responsible for uninsured shipments.

4. You are responsible for the taxes and duties imposed by your country. Aromaleigh is not responsible to pay your taxes/duties.

5. If your order is refused or returned to us, for any reason, it is your responsibility to pay the cost of reshipment. If you do not wish to pay to reship, your order will be credited for the cost of product ONLY, with a 25% Restocking fee. Shipping costs are never refundable.

Terms of shipping and rates to CANADA:

1. Orders up to $80 in pre-coupon value may ship via the First Class option, which has lower costs but is NOT GUARANTEED. If your package is lost, delayed or damaged Aromaleigh is NOT RESPONSIBLE. (** orders for large amounts of clearance priced merchandise may occasionally weigh much more and not be eligible for this option. If this occurs, you will be contacted by Aromaleigh to discuss your shipping options)

Up to $20 ships for $7.99

Up to $60 ships for $8.99

Up to $80 ships for $9.99

(Note if you select this option and your order goes over $80 it will default to the higher cost of Priority Mail Flat Rate UNINSURED)

2. There are 2 options for PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE, no insurance and INSURED.

Flat Rate Not Insured – $22.99

Flat Rate Insured – $26.99

(Note these rates are for the Priority Mail Flat Rate “small box” or “letter” envelope. If your order contains larger sized items such as large powder jars, or numerous powder jars, then we will need to ship your items in the Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium sized box, or via regular priority mail in a plain box. If this occurs, you will be contacted to discuss your shipping options)

 


Terms of shipping and rates to all other International destinations in our country list:

1. Orders up to $80 in product value may ship via the First Class International option, which has lower cost- but is NOT GUARANTEED. If your package is lost, delayed or damaged Aromaleigh is NOT RESPONSIBLE. (** orders for large amounts of clearance priced merchandise may occasionally weigh much more and not be eligible for this option. If this occurs, you will be contacted by Aromaleigh to discuss your shipping options)

Up to $20 ships for $9.99

Up to $40 ships for $11.99

Up to $60 ships for $13.99

Up to $80 ships for $15.99

(Note if you select this option and your order goes over $80 it will default to the higher cost of Priority Mail Flat Rate UNINSURED)

2. There are 2 options for PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE, no insurance and INSURED.

Flat Rate Not Insured – $24.99

Flat Rate Insured – $28.99

(Note these rates are for the Priority Mail Flat Rate “small box” or “letter” envelope. If your order contains larger sized items such as large powder jars, or numerous powder jars, then we will need to ship your items in the Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium sized box, or via regular priority mail in a plain box. If this occurs, you will be contacted to discuss your shipping options)

Aromaleigh-Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals Color Comparison Chart



Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Shade

Aromaleigh’s Closest Match (not exact) Other Aromaleigh Shades You Should Consider that may provide you with a better color match…
Fair 1.0 2C 1C, 1N, 1CL, 1WL, 2N, 2CL
Fairly Light 1.2 2N 2W, 2WL, 3N, 3W, 3WL
Light 2.0 3W 2W, 2Y, 2WL, 2YL, 3N
Medium Beige 2.3 3N 3W, 3CL, 3WL, 4N
Medium 3.0 3C 3CL, 4N, 3N
Medium Tan 5.2 4N 4WL, 3N
Tan 4.5.3 3N + 4WL 4N + 3WL
Warm Tan 4.0 4W 4WL
Dark 5.0 4WL 4N
Deep 8.0 no match n/a
Warm Deep no match n/a
Deepest Deep no match n/a 

What Colors are Warm or Cool? What is your Skin Tone?

what-colors-are-warm-or-cool-what-is-your-skin-tone-3

 

The above chart shows the difference between warm and cool colors, side by side. In this format, it’s easy to see the difference!

Warm colors are based on yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, warm reds…

Cool colors are based on blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and true “blue-based” reds.

This simple chart above will help you to determine which colors are which, once you learn the basic differences between warm and cool color tones.

Once you have a general understanding, you can then differentiate between for example, a “warm pink” and a “cool pink”. A warm pink is a peachy pink. A cool pink would be a purplish pink. A warm green would be a yellowish green. A cool green would be more blue.

A warm toned foundation powder is more yellow based. A cool toned one is more pink.

But it can get more confusing! How often have you heard something say “I am an autumn” or “I am a spring”? This means that they look best in warm tones. In contrast, “summers” and “winters” look best in cool tones. (this is based on the Color Me Beautiful method of skin typing, which has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years)

 

Looking at blushes? As a rule, any blush with a brown or peach undertone is warm. Any blush with a purple or pink undertone is cool. Some colors can work for both skintones, such as a peachy pink or a pinkish brown. This is why we offer samples, so you can try before you buy full sizes.

Keep in mind that computer monitors all vary in how they display colors, so we try to provide a description of colors as well as photos and/or skin swatches. It’s always best to try a few samples and see how they compare. We offer samples of all of our loose powder cosmetic line.

 

If you do not know your skintone, you can estimate it by referring to the following guidelines:

COOL: Eyes are typically blue or grey. Haircolor typically blonde, brown or black. Skin has definite blue and pinkish or peach undertones. Cool-toned people look best in colors such as blue, red, pink and purple, or “gem-tones”. They are the skintone most likely to be flattered by pastel shades. Usually look best in silver jewelry. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist are bluish. You can wear a white shirt and it is flattering on you. Those of ethnic descent from Scandinavia, the British Isles, Central Europe (France/Germany/Switzerland and surrounding countries) may often have a cool complexion.

NEUTRAL: Eyes may be any color. Hair may be any color. Skin has unspecifiable undertones, such as pink, olive or yellow. Those with neutral coloring can wear just about any color clothing and look good. Can wear gold or silver jewelry (no preference as to which looks better) Most Aromaleigh customers find themselves within a neutral foundation range. 1N, 2N, 3N and 4N foundations are our most commonly-purchased shades. Those who wear neutral based foundations may come from varied Ethnic descent.

WARM: Eyes are typically brown, green or hazel. Haircolor typically brown, black, red, auburn, blonde or strawberry blonde. Skin has yellow/peach or olive undertones. Warm-toned people look best in earthy-toned clothing, such as browns, yellows, oranges, yellowish green and ecru. Look best in gold jewelry. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist are greenish. You are most flattered by an off-white, cream or ecru shirt (i.e. pure white or pastels make you look washed out) Those of Ethnic descent from Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Scotland, Ireland, or Asia may find a Warm toned foundation is best for them.

YELLOW: Eyes are typically brown, almost black or dark hazel. Haircolor is typically dark brown or black. Skin has yellowish or olive undertones. Those with yellow or olive skintones look best in warm tones, but can wear neutral tones and jewel-toned vivid blues, reds, greens, oranges and purples with flair. Gold jewelry is usually preferred, but not the rule. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist are greenish or yellowish green. Pure white clothing will make you appear washed out unless your skin is tanned. Often of Asian heritage, lighter tones of Yellow-based foundations work best with your skintone. Medium tones such as 3Y or 3YL are often best for those of Mediterranean descent, as these shades have a definite olive tone, however many women of Mediterranean or Eastern European descent with paler skintones may find that Aromaleigh’s paler 1Y/1YL/2Y/2YL shades may work for them.

PINK: Eyes are typically light in color, most often blue or green. Haircolor is often blonde, red, auburn or light brown. Skintone is typically pale, has obvious pink tones and is sometimes freckled. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist definitely lean towards bluish or mauve in color. Silver jewelry is most flattering. Those with pink toned skin can wear a variety of colors in clothing, but neutrals are often most flattering depending on hair/eye color. This is a more rare skintone, and many women with pink skintones want to cancel out the pink or “redness” in their skin. Within this unique skintone, there are those with cool pink (most common) and warm pink tones to the skin. Those who have warm pink skintones typically have true vivid red hair (their counterparts with true warm red hair fall into the Yellow, Warm or Neutral skintones). Those with pink skintones are typically pale skintones, from English or Celtic ancestry- the so-called “English Rose Complexion”. Most of the time, women with this skintone can wear cool or neutral foundations, but particularly pink-toned complexions may need to augment their foundation with our Pink toner to find a perfect match. While Aromaleigh no longer offers a pink-toned foundation, we do offer a pink foundation toner.

LINEN: This is not so much a natural skintone, as a preference. Women who prefer a linen blend or dominant linen tone foundation usually have light-medium toned skin that is rich with it’s own dominant natural tones- be they warm, yellow or cool. Eyes may be any color. Hair may be any color. Depending on the dominant skintone, gold or silver jewelry may be preferred. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist will lean towards warm or cool, depending on the dominance of your skintone. Clothing of any color can be worn, even pure white, as women with skin in a dominant color tone are rarely washed out by paler shades, neutrals, or black. Those who desire a foundation with a linen (beige) base are usually trying to play down the dominance of their skintone, and appear to have a more even, creamy complexion. While most women can easily find a match within Aromaleigh’s C/L (cool linen), W/L (warm linen) or Y/L (yellow linen) blends, some women desire a foundation that has more dominant beige tones. While Aromaleigh no longer offers a straight “Linen” foundation, we do now offer Foundation toners in two levels for the linen, or beige/brown tones. These toners can be added to the foundation to further mute the foundation tones and create a foundation that has a more straight beige (aka “linen”) tone. Often, women who regularly tan, or are prone to increased sun exposure find that using one of Aromaleigh’s Linen blends, or augmenting their foundation with Aromaleigh’s Linen I or Linen II toners will be able to achieve their perfect blend, and adjust it as needed depending on the season.

Note: These skintone/foundation suggestions are a guideline and are based on a broad-spectrum of ethnicities and eye/hair/undertone combinations. Many women find that they can wear several different mineral foundation shades, while others find that finding the perfect singular shade and/or “tweaking” that shade with Aromaleigh foundation toners is required.

Often, the level of coverage desired in your foundation will make finding your perfect match more critical. Heavier coverage, such as that offered by Aromaleigh’s Pashmina Mineral Foundation and also our Dewdrop foundation, when applied in layers or with a cream or serum- will require a more specific and perfectly matched shade. Those who desire lighter coverage will find that they can wear several foundation shades (and in this case, our Neutral range is the most popular choice).

Finishing powders can be used to further perfect your foundation and play up or tone down certain aspects of your skin. Many women with Rosacea find that the Y/L foundations tone down their skin’s redness, while the use of a greenish or yellow Finishing powder finalizes their look. (See our “Glamoured” finishing powders, which provide gentle color correction in green, yellow and lavender tones.

Mineral Makeup FAQ

Q: Most mineral powders give me a shiny look — how is it that your mineral powder is matte?

A: It’s all in the ingredients. We don’t use bismuth oxychloride, an ingredient that gives most mineral powders their “glowy” look and silky texture. Some people are sensitive to this ingredient and find that it can cause breakouts, itching and irritation. Because we don’t use it, the texture of our mineral foundation feels very different from other brands. It is more fluffy and powdery to the touch. Another benefit of avoiding bismuth oxychloride is that no special “buffing” technique is needed to buff the product into your pores and fine lines (just glide it on!) and no finishing powder is needed to cut down on shine.


 

Q: What is the coverage like with your foundation? Can I customize it?

A: Depending on how you use our foundation powders, you can achieve widely varying levels of coverage, perhaps more than any other mineral cosmetics line! Our Voilé and Glissade powders most closely approximates the coverage of other popular mineral foundations, such as Bare Escentuals and Jane Iredale.) Some ladies feel that Glissade offers slightly heavier coverage than Voilé, although theoretically their coverage is equivalent.


 

Q: What’s the best way to apply your powder? Are any special techniques needed?

A: No special time-consuming application techniques are necessary. As with any powder, you’ll need something to apply it. Apply your chosen mix with a brush and get lighter coverage. Use a makeup sponge or flocked sponge and the coverage will be heavier. You can achieve even heavier coverage by applying your powder over a well-moisturized face, or create a tinted moisturizer by adding some of your foundation mix to your favorite lotion.


 

Q: How do I know what color I should purchase?

A: We highly recommend samples to start. Our 31 shades of both foundation powders offer a great variety of hues for varying skin colors and undertones. We also have posted information on this site which can help you determine whether you are warm, cool or neutral


Q: Once I have samples of several foundation shades, how do I find my perfect match?

A: There are several ways to do this. You can wear each shade by itself for one day and see which looks best. You can apply a stripe of each shade on your clean face (most recommend doing this near the jaw line) and choose the one that seems to disappear into your skin. If none of our shades seems quite right on its own, don’t forget that you can mix your shades into endless combinations to custom-design your own color! Some ladies also add flaxen or goldenrod matte eyeshadows for more yellow tones. Still others choose a shade that does not match their skin tone, but corrects it, such as women with Rosacea who often choose a shade with more yellow tones to counteract the redness in their skin. It’s all up to you!


Q: If I am mixing shades to create my perfect foundation match, do I need to grind or mix the powders in some special way or will the shake or stir methods work?

A: Mixing our foundation powders by combining them in a container and simply shaking or stirring works fine. Just be sure to get them well-mixed, especially if the shades are very different from each other.


Q: My face and neck are two different colors. How do I choose a foundation shade?

A: This is a tough one. Some women prefer to match their neck, so that everything is one color. Others prefer to match their face, feeling that the look is more natural. You might try it both ways or even choose a shade that is a combination of the two. Trying each look and asking family and friends what they prefer can help you decide, as well.


Q: How do I determine my skin tone?

A: This link can help you to learn the difference between warm and cool skin tones.


Q: Can you explain the undertones of each color family of foundation shades?

A: Yes. Here’s a quick list.

Yellows = beige + yellow

Warms = beige + yellow + peach

Neutrals = beige + yellow + peach

Cools = beige + peach

Alabaster = no undertones, for the palest of pale skintones.

Ghost= pure white


Q: Do I need to wear a finishing powder over my foundation?

A: No, a finishing powder is not necessary as it is with other mineral foundations that have a more shiny appearance. Our foundation powders are perfectly matte. We find that spritzing your face with a fine mist of spring water “sets” the makeup and keeps your look fresh.


Q: Does your powder have SPF?

A: While all powders containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide offer barrier protection from the sun, we cannot indicate a specific level of SPF without getting costly testing done, as per FDA regulations. Because we are a small company, this testing is not affordable to us at this time.


Q: Are your mineral powders good for oily skin?

A: Yes — they are excellent for oily skin! Many of our customers with oily skin are very pleased with the level of oil control that our foundations provide — especially the Gossamer formula. Some even swear that our foundation improves the condition of their skin and prevents breakouts! We also offer an oil-control primer powder called Porcelaine that can be applied over, under or mixed into foundation for extra protection from that midday shine. We are frequently asked if our product is non-comedogenic. Mineral makeup and most natural makeup is considered to be non-comedogenic, and this is a term that is used extensively in marketing to sell products. We choose not to use it, even though our products do fall within that category. You should keep in mind that sensitive & problem skintypes can react to anything and there is no definite guarantee that the product will work for you, or any customer- “your mileage may vary”, we say… so we urge you to purchase samples first.


Q: I hear that your mineral powder does not accentuate pores or fine lines like some brands do. Is this true?

A: Yes, this is true. Because we do not use bismuth oxychloride, which can settle into and accentuate pores and fine lines, our foundation powders tend to glide across the skin, masking imperfections.


Q: If your mineral foundation powder contains mica, then why isn’t it shiny?

A: Not all mica is shiny or glittery. We use a variety of mica powders in Aromaleigh cosmetics. In our foundation powders, we use a very finely milled, non-glimmering mica powder.


Q: I hear that mica powder is an irritant. Is this true?

A: Mica powder is a benign ingredient that does not have a history of irritation. Although we have heard of the occasional very sensitive individual who cannot wear micas, this is quite rare.


Q: Will this makeup stand up to sweating?

A: Yes! Countless satisfied customers have been pleasantly surprised by how well our products tolerate extreme temperatures and sweating (and motorcycle rides and horseback riding, etc!). If you do sweat a lot, blot your face with a towel rather than wiping it. Your makeup will stay on better that way.


Q: Can I wear moisturizer under minerals?

A: Absolutely! Most women do. For the smoothest mineral foundation application, allow your moisturizer to absorb completely before applying your minerals.


Q: Do any creams or lotions interfere with minerals?

A: None do, as long you don’t use too much lotion and it is allowed to fully absorb into the skin before applying your minerals.


Q: Should I wear a heavy or light moisturizer under minerals?

A: Only your skin can answer this question! In general, oily skin usually does better with a lighter formula and drier complexions often need more moisture. You can even mix your minerals with your moisturizer or sunscreen lotion to create a liquid foundation if you wish. Experiment to see what you like best on your own skin.


Q: Can minerals be worn with a standard foundation?

A: Certainly, but then you are losing the benefits of minerals: no chemicals, no preservatives, no artificial color dyes, and the look of flawless skin!


Q: Can minerals expire or go bad?

A: Theoretically, minerals are inert, inorganic ingredients and cannot support microbial growth. Care of course should be taken to use clean brushes and applicators to avoid cross-contamination, and not sharing or swapping cosmetics with other people.


Q: Why do your products cost less than the major mineral cosmetic brands?

A: Aromaleigh is a small, independent company. There is no middleman, no advertising and no fancy packaging, all of which saves our customers money…


Q: I only have $25 to spend on my first order. Where should I start?

A: Samples, samples, samples! We offer reasonably priced samples of every one of our loose powder products, which can be invaluable in choosing the right colors for you.


Q: Do Aromaleigh products contain micronized ingredients or nano-particles?

A: No, Aromaleigh products do not contain micronized ingredients or nano-particles.

Mineral makeup is lauded for providing “coverage”. A mineral makeup which was comprised of nano-particles would not provide any notable coverage at all. For this reason, nano particles have no use or purpose in mineral cosmetics and they are not used in Aromaleigh Mineral Cosmetics. The words “micronized” are sometimes loosely used to refer to nano-particles or inaccurately used by some mineral makeup companies to infer that their products are finely milled.

Aromaleigh does not use any micronized minerals. Aromaleigh uses ingredients and pigments manufactured for cosmetic use that fall within a standard micron range.

How to Determine your Foundation Shade & Skintone

Aromaleigh foundations are classified by shade level (1 through 4) and tone range (cool, neutral, warm, yellow). Based on this simple system, a medium depth foundation with cool color tone would be “3C” or Medium Cool.

If you do not know your skintone, you can estimate it with the following information:

Cool: Eyes are typically blue or grey. Haircolor typically blonde, brown or black. Skin has definite blue and pinkish undertones. Cool-toned people look best in colors such as blue, red, pink and purple, or “gem-tones”. Usually look best in silver jewelry. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist are bluish. You can wear a white shirt and it is flattering on you.

• Our “Cool” powder range has peach/pink tones. You might choose shades in the Aromaleigh color familes of C- Cool, or C/L (Cool Linen)

Neutral: Eyes may be any color. Hair may be any color. Skin has unspecifiable undertones, such as pink, olive or yellow. Those with neutral coloring can wear just about any color clothing and look good. Can wear gold or silver jewelry (no preference as to which looks better)

• Our “Neutral” powder range has peach and beige tones.If you find that your skintone isn’t clearly cool or warm/yellow, then the “N” neutral range, our most popular- may work well for you.

Warm/Yellow: Eyes are typically brown, green or hazel. Haircolor typically brown, black, red, auburn, blonde or strawberry blonde. Skin has yellow/orange or olive undertones. Warm-toned people look best in earthy-toned clothing, such as browns, yellows, oranges, yellowish green and ecru. Look best in gold jewelry. In natural light, the color of the veins on the underside of your wrist are greenish. You are most flattered by an off-white, cream or ecru shirt (i.e. pure white makes you look washed out)

• Our “Warm” powder range has both yellow and peach tones. Our “Yellow” powder range has very strong yellow and beige tones. You might choose shades in the Aromaleigh color familes of W-Warm, Y-Yellow or W/L (Warm Linen) or Y/L (Yellow Linen) Women with yellowish to olive skintones tend to find their match in the Y and Y/L shade range.

 

Unsure of your skin-shade? Refer to the information below:

Ivory (Aromaleigh Ghost/Alabaster/Level One): You have extremely fair skin, and burn very easily. You may be very blonde and have pale eyes, or have very dark hair and a porcelain complexion.

Light (Aromaleigh Level Two): Your skin is pale, and you burn and then tan. You might be pale in the winter and have a “healthy glow” in the summer.

Medium (Aromaleigh Level Three): Your skin is of average tone, and you typically tan when exposed to the sun.

Deep (Aromaleigh Level Four): Your skintone is darker, possibly of mediterranean or other ethnic descent, and you tan easily.

What are Mineral Cosmetics?

Mineral makeup is simply the most simple, natural product you can put on your skin. “Mineral makeup” takes its inspiration from minerals and inorganic pigments that exist in nature, which are finely milled and purified, then treated or coated with other pigments to create different colors and effects. Some mineral pigments are matte, some have a slight shimmer, and some are positively sparkling! Endless combinations of these beautifully colored minerals, such as mica, titanium dioxide, zinc and iron oxides, and ultramarine pigments, can be created to make every cosmetic from foundation to eyeshadow to shimmer powder for the body.

Aromaleigh has taken these finely milled, cosmetic-grade mineral pigments and microformulated them together to create our own unique color palette. You can use our products just as they come, or mix them together in various combinations, making new color creations that are perfect for you.

Mica, for example, is a transparent mineral which is mined from the earth in thin sheets. It can be opalescent and sparkling or completely matte. It is often treated with iron oxides to yield brilliant color effects. Due to the sheer, translucent and skin-hugging effect of the mica mineral, your natural skin tone shines through when you use our blush, facial powders or eye shadows. All of our cosmetics contain mica powder, which reflects light from the face, creating an illusion of a smoother, softer and more radiant skin tone. Fine lines are softened; skin texture appears more even and more lucid.

The benefits of mineral cosmetics

Natural look and feel

Many of our customers tell us how thrilled they are to leave their goopy, heavy liquid foundations behind. Mineral foundation looks and feels much more natural, without sacrificing any of the coverage! It smoothes and evens out skin tone, giving the look of naturally flawless skin, rather than the look of a thick mask of makeup.

Stays on all day long

Lightweight and very small, mineral pigment particles seem to bind to clean, moisturized skin. This stuff doesn’t slide off, wear off or sweat off! Some of our customers even swear that you can swim in it.

Good for sensitive skin

Sensitive girls, rejoice! Mineral cosmetics are great for sensitive skin. Traditional liquid foundations contain a plethora of complex and un-natural ingredients that can produce a state of imbalance or irritation in many skintypes. Mineral cosmetics are the simplest, most natural and no-reactive form of cosmetics in existence. Rejoice in being able to read and understand exactly what you’re using on your face.

Anti-inflammatory

Two of our ingredients, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are anti-inflammatory and actually help calm the skin. Zinc oxide also has antimicrobial properties. In fact, plastic surgeons and dermatologists routinely recommend mineral makeup to patients who have had laser treatments, microdermabrasion, peels or plastic surgery.

Oil- and fragrance-free

None of our loose powder mineral cosmetics contain any oils or fragrances.

Non-comedogenic

With no oils, fragrances, or fillers, breakouts are few. The light mineral powders also let skin breathe naturally and don’t settle into pores.

Natural sunscreen

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer natural, broad-spectrum sun protection.

Mix and customize

If you’ve ever had trouble finding a foundation that matches your skin tone or locating that perfect eyeshadow color, you will love mineral cosmetics! Any of our cosmetics can be mixed to create something new. Take our Pure Blushes for example. Mix several together to customize your own blush shade. Use one as eyeshadow to brighten tired eyes. Dip a clear lip balm into one and create your own lip shade. By mixing minerals, many of our customers have discovered the awakening of a creative side they didn’t even know they had, not to mention a new hobby!