Hi there! :0) We are based in Los Angeles, California. We believe in great products at a very fair price. We sell our HDM mineral products in a basic no frills package concept ....which keeps our overhead cost down. This means we can pass the savings onto you, our wonderful customer! You will find our mineral makeup products contain the same ingredients as the big name popular brands with the exception of irritating bismuth oxychloride. Bismuth tends to bother some people and may cause that "itch" feeling to the skin. For that reason we opted not to include it in our mineral makeup product line. Our HDM mineral makeup products apply, wear and perform the very same way the higher priced popular products out on the market do. In fact, the only difference you will notice is the price! :0) So.... enjoy our mineral makeup and all that extra $$ you will be able to keep in your pocket on the savings! We hope you will visit us often! Stop on in for a visit when you can, you never know what you will find! :0) We update our inventory daily, we wouldn't want you to miss a thing!! Thanks for stopping in!
If you would like to take advantage of the shipping discount for multiple purchases, all auctions should end within a 10 day period and all items must be paid for with one payment. If you have a multiple item purchase, please wait for or request a combined invoice sent by High Desert Minerals before paying. Thanks! Happy Bidding!
Please Note: High Desert Bare Minerals Brand is not affiliated or associated in any way with Bare Escentuals/bareMinerals or any other mineral makeup companies, mineral cosmetics brands.
We are always here for you! If you have a concern, questions on shades, need additonal color/shades to adjust something you ordered from us, please do shoot us a message!! Whatever it may be, I will work things until YOU are happy with the products you ordered. NO WORRIES!! See you again soon fellow Mineral Goddess!! Enjoy! Susan
~HIGH DESERT BARE MINERALS~
Our Mineral Make-up is made from micronized mineral pigments. The natural minerals give long lasting coverage. Mineral Make up gives a lightweight natural feel that allows your skin to breathe, unlike talc-based products that can clog pores and damage skin. Our mineral make-up contains all natural micronized Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide which provides sun protection without irritating chemicals. These ingredients are non-allergenic and are a natural sun protection screen for both UVA and UVB protection. Our Mineral Make-up is talc-free, fragrance-free, dye-free, cruelty-free and non-comedogenic. Mineral Makeup forms a protective barrier on your skin while still allowing your skin to breath.
Mineral Make up is suitable for all skin types and promote certain types of healing. We blended and combined micronized, cosmetic-grade mineral pigments and oxides 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 or your client base. Because mineral powders are inorganic and contain no moisture, bacteria do not grow and therefore no preservatives are needed.
What the Colors Look Like On
By altering your application technique you can completely change the look and feel of mineral make up to suit you and your clients individual skin color and type. Our eye shadows can be used on the eyes as well as the lips and face, our blushes and shimmers can be used on the eyes and body, our foundations can be used on the lips, and so on.
The Mineral Make-up Products should be used very sparingly. Please note that they are extremely intense and only require a small amount of product. Using the residue from the cap or lid will be plenty to start. If this is your first time using a mineral makeup, have patience. You will know if you have over applied if the powder is sitting in your fine facial lines, or if your face looks cakey. You will know if you have applied the powder too soon after your moisturizer if you have a streaky appearance or again, if its too cakey.
This wonderful lightweight silky mineral powder is amazing as a concealer (simply use wet), foundation and powder. We suggest using the residue of the foundation in the lid of the container to dip into. Simply tap off any excess powder from your brush before application. To use as a spot concealer, simply wet the tip of a small makeup brush and dip ever so slightly into the lid of the container and apply to face. As a powder, for a light to medium coverage, apply to face with a soft and fluffy powder brush.
As a foundation, in order to achieve a medium to heavy coverage, we suggest using a foundation brush or sponge. Applying with a damp sponge will give you still darker, heavier and more intense coverage.
If you really enjoy liquid foundations, our little trick is to mix moisturizer to a little bit of the powder and blend to the desired color and consistency and then apply to the face. Mix first, do not apply the powder to a freshly (and still wet) moisturized face.... You will get a cakey look.
EYE SHADOWS and EYELINERS
Our eye shadows are hypoallergenic, long lasting and fun. These eye shadows can be applied dry for a more subtle color or wet for a bolder look. Since we have a huge array of eye shadows, you might find it hard to choose the ones right for you. If you dont know if you can wear warm or cool colors, simply see whether you look better in gold (warm) or in silver (cool) or both (neutral). Another trick is to look at the palm side of your wrist. If your veins are blue, you are a cool, if your veins are green, you look best in warm. To apply the eye shadows as an eyeliner simply wet a thin eye lining brush (or even a lip brush) and dip into the lid of the eye shadow container. With a steady hand, guide the brush over the top of your eyelid, right where your lashes meet your skin. To simply accent your eyes with a "natural" look, softly brush a neutral tone over the lid. Though eye shadow applications may change with the fashions, a good guideline is 3 different colors applied to your lid. What we suggest is taking 3 complimentary colors. Softly brush the lightest color over your entire lid up until the brow bone. Then take the darker color and line your eyes with a wet brush. Take a soft dry eye shadow brush and create a sideways "V" by gently brushing along the eyeliner from the inner part of your eye to the outer, and turning and going back towards the inner but in the crease of your eye. This not only smudges the harsh line of the eyeliner, but also gives your eye some depth. Then get your middle color and softly brush that over the lid of the eye.
FACIAL BLUSHES AND BODY SHIMMERS
The lightweight shimmers add that extra flair for that sassy side of you. Have fun with a shimmering body or a glowing face. Brush with a big soft makeup brush to parts you would like accentuated. For a more pronounced sexy cleavage, brush a little shimmer into your cleavage and smudge in towards throat. For more well-defined shoulders, brush shimmer onto your shoulder at the top of your arm.
The dazzling colors of our blushes are a perfect compliment to your cheekbones. Use a soft, fluffy brush and knock off any excess powder. Then, depending on the look you want to achieve, apply the blush directly to the areas of your cheeks you would like to accentuate.