All About Mineral Makeup

What is mineral makeup?

Mineral makeup is made of materials extracted from our precious Earth. The main ingredients are minerals such as iron and zinc oxides, which are ground into tiny, shimmering particles for our skin’s use. 

Since ancient times, minerals have been used for self-decoration and adornment. The famed beauty, Cleopatra herself, is a prime example, using kohl around the eyes to craft her staple look. Since then, modern techniques have evolved mineral makeup into a truly miraculous creation. 

So what is the biggest difference between “regular” makeup and mineral makeup? Doesn’t traditional makeup also contain mineral ingredients such as mica and iron oxides? Well yes, but it also contains a lot of other ingredients. The lack of these other ingredients makes mineral makeup…mineral. If you read through the ingredient list of most “supermarket” makeup brands, you will come across ingredients such as water, mineral oil (not to be confused with mineral makeup ingredients), preservatives, parfum and synthetic pigments. Our makeup is free of these ingredients.

What is our mineral makeup made of?

Here are the main ingredients in mineral makeup by Simply Jewel:

  • Iron oxides: Matches your skin type and color
  • Zinc oxide: Is a natural sunscreen, antioxidant & anti-inflammatory
  • Mica powders: Creates instant glow and shimmer
  • Titanium dioxide: Is a natural pigment with a natural sunscreen
  • Organic oils: (Lip glosses) Oils that soothe chapped lips

Why choose mineral makeup vs. other types of makeup?

Most products, even some vegan makeup brands, use heavy oils, waxes, preservatives and chemicals in their makeup, which make your face feel heavy, smear throughout the day and ultimately irritate the skin. Common drugstore and makeup counter options clog pores and give the skin no room to breathe.

Sacre bleu! You don’t need any of that. For those who know me, Know I started out working for various cosmetic Companies since the 80's and believe me... I know

In addition, most makeup has added fragrances, which induce flare ups for most skin, especially any that are prone to acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. With mineral makeup, the natural ingredients and non-chemical, no-fragrance recipes are good to the skin.

Mineral makeup seems to be better tolerated by the skin than conventional makeup. Is that right? If so, how is that possible?

There's always someone who's allergic to something. Minerals generally have no potential for hypersensitive reactions. The more complex a cosmetic composition, the greater the chance that there is an ingredient present that is not tolerated (by someone)

What are the benefits of mineral makeup? (They’ll surprise you)

Simply Jewel mineral makeup is carefully designed to make sensitive skin look and feel healthy, containing no artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens or preservatives. With a short and clear ingredient-list, the risk of an allergic reaction is reduced. People with sensitive skin can finally apply make-up daily without any worries!

Mineral makeup is more versatile than other types of makeup. The make-up easily adapts to your needs. As a Freelance makeup artist since the late 80's, you can now book an appointment with me for your very own custom blend foundation, loose powders, lipsticks and more. Book your Appointment Today if in the Denver Metro area.
Because mineral makeup is so pure, the products have a long shelf life. The powders contain nothing that helps bacteria to grow, so you don't pay for something that spoils quickly. Not only do most products have an excellent shelf life, but the pigments in our mineral makeup are so well-balanced that the makeup also stays on your skin for a long time.

Trying out different makeup brands can get tiring. Once you've used Simply Jewel products and seen the results, you'll see the difference between mineral-based makeup and normal makeup. The beautiful shine, the light feeling and the beautiful coverage make it impossible to turn your back on this makeup. And how beautiful it is that beauty products can be kind to the earth, to your skin and to the animals as we make sure that no animal has to suffer for our products.

The benefits 

Long lasting

A little bit will go a long way! The composition of our ingredients ensures that the powder provides optimal coverage throughout the day. The natural sunscreens help to protect the skin and if you suffer from oily skin, we have special products such as a finishing powder available to combat oiliness in addition to a custom blend, by appointment only. 

Shelf life  

Simply Jewel products have a long shelf life. You want to be able to enjoy your products as long as possible without having to throw them away because the best-before date has passed. Our mineral make-up products are inorganic and contain no ground for bacteria growth. However, we do recommend that after opening your packaging, the product is replaced after one year because the makeup brushes which come into contact with the skin can possibly transfer bacteria into the makeup.


Simply Jewel offers a wide range with different product categories. Once you know how it works, mineral makeup is great to work with and you can create many different looks regardless of your skin tone. As you continue to learn more about Simply Jewel, you can book my services to assist with custom blending a color just for you in order to give you a beautiful natural look. 


As described above, we do not add chemicals or preservatives, nor tested on animals. Mineral makeup is often recommended after chemical treatments or laser peelings for a good reason; the soothing properties can calm irritated skin after facial treatments and due to its pure form it is gentle on the skin. The minerals in the makeup adhere to the skin, melting with the natural skin oil, without clogging the pores. Our products are safe and suitable for people with allergies, gluten sensitivities and other skin problems and cancer survivors. However, always consult a doctor or skin specialist to make sure mineral makeup is safe in case of serious skin problems.


Our cosmetics contain only pure minerals and our ingredients are of natural origin. By avoiding chemical components, the use of our products is not only safe for the user, but also for the environment. Simply Jewel products are designed for high coverage. The ingredients are carefully balanced to make your skin glow. We believe in beauty without cruelty and none of our products or ingredients have been tested on animals. Simply Jewel created a contemporary line in 1990 and the Mineral line in the 2000's looking to re invent the contemporary line in the year of 2024. We are proud that our range is so broad to accommodate many with the skills Jewel has had since the 80's now incorporating the minerals created for us all. 


Say goodbye to the caked-on look of traditional makeup. Mineral make-up is easy to apply and not only feels like a second skin, it also has a natural result. Your skin can simply 'breathe' during the day and you can easily remove it again with the facial cleansers you are used to.

Wonderful results

Mineral makeup helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps hide and often even reduce acne or skin problems. Simply Jewel gives the skin a healthy, natural glow, making you look younger and more vibrant. Both women and men experience excellent results with our products.