Of the Earth
Mineral makeup has been the trend in beauty for the past couple of years. Major cosmetics companies have been adding these of-the-earth essences to their products with the speed of an Olympic sprinter.
Why the fuss? The best mineral foundations and powders lack talc, mineral oil, preservatives, and fragrance, which can cause rashes, redness and breakouts. Also: mineral powders contain natural—not chemical—sunscreens in the form of zinc oxide or titanium oxide, usually with a SPF of 15 to 20. Here are our top picks!