5 mineral makeup products that double as a natural sunscreen

Mineral makeup has rapidly increased in popularity over the years, largely due to the flawless finish it gives and dermatologists singing it’s praises for soothing sensitivity, reducing redness and minimising breakouts. The added bonus is that two of the most commonly used minerals, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, also happen to be natural sunscreens. So we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up some of the best mineral make up buys on beauty counters right now.

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Mineral makeup, Bare Minerals

1. bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation $40.00

bareMinerals spearheaded the mineral movement in the beauty world and has become a saviour for sensitive skin. Our top pick from their collection? This best-selling powder foundation, which combines skincare benefits and naturally radiant coverage in one. An added benefit is that the creamy minerals help diminish the appearance of enlarged pores and imperfections without drying out skin. Win!

Mineral makeup, Young Blood

2. Young Blood Cosmetics Luminous Cream Blush $44.00

This creamy mineral blush hydrates, nourishes and delivers a gorgeous finish that’ll make your skin glow. The lightweight texture and weightless, buildable colour allows for an effortlessly smooth, even application. You can even wear it as a lip tint for a subtle hint of colour.

Mineral makeup, Jane Iredale

3. Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon $18.00

These ultra-pigmented, cruelty-free lip crayons provide long-wearing colour without drying out your lips. With shades ranging from soft pink to bold red, there’s one for every occasion. We love!

Scout cosmetics

4. SCOUT Cosmetics Mineral Mascara with Fibres $35.95

Enriched with organic jojoba seed oil and grapefruit seed extract, this antioxidant rich, non-irritating mineral mascara is designed to deliver intense volume and length.

Inika, mineral makeup

5. Inika Mineral Bronzer $45.00

If you’re after a natural, sun-kissed glow, then this mineral bronzer is for you! Certified vegan, halal and cruelty-free, we love the ultra fine, lightweight formula for shading and contouring facial features.