Q: I hear that your mineral powder does not accentuate pores or fine lines like
some brands do. Is this true?
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 isnt it shiny?
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
Q: I hear that mica powder is an irritant. Is this true?
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: Do you offer a concealer?
Pure Cover was originally designed as a concealer, and it performs beautifully
in that capacity! We recommend using a shade lighter than your foundation for
under eye circles and a shade darker to conceal blemishes.
Q: What is the difference between the Pure Blushes and the Pure Rouges?
provide cheek color, but that is where the similarity ends. The Pure Blushes
are our variable intensity cheek colors. They provide sheer, buildable color
that has a translucent quality. The Pure Rouges are denser, deeper shades, and
are more what-you-see-is-what-you-get. The color effect is very much like what
you see in the jar. Very fair women usually prefer the Pure Blushes, where women
with darker complexions often prefer the Pure Rouges, but all skin shades can
use either formula.
Q: Can I use (insert Aromaleigh product name) on my lips/eyes?
to the FDA, certain pigments are not safe for use on the lips and/or eyes. While
we are not able to provide a "yes" or "no" for each individual
color cosmetic due to the hundreds of pigments involved in creating our many
colorful products, here are some general guidelines to follow as you choose
how to wear your Aromaleigh makeup.
not for use on lips
Frost eyeshadows not for use on lips
Pure Blushes ok to use anywhere
Pure Rouges not for use on lips
Color Washes not for use on eyes
Pure Bronzes ok to use anywhere
Pure Gilt ok to use anywhere
Pure Moonlight ok to use anywhere
Pure Opal ok to use anywhere
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 dont 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?
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
Q: Can minerals be worn with a standard foundation?
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? What about natural mineral lip products and lipbalms?
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. Natural lip products do not last as long as their synthetic counterparts. While a synthetic lipstick will start to degrade and change around 1-2 years, natural lip products are best used within 6-9 months of purchase. Optimally, within 6 months. The rich base oils and butters in our lip products are the reason why. These highly beneficial ingredients are prone to oxidization after a certain period of time, and naturally will start to make a lip product smell waxy, or "off". We minimize this by selling our lip products in tubes that reduce their contact with the air. You can extend the life-span of your natural lip products by keeping them away from heat (car, purse, etc), or even by storing them in a cool environment. Lipbalms we find have a shelf life that is slightly longer, as there are no pigments in these to affect the oxidization rate of the base oils and butters. Lipbalms average 9-12 months, sometimes more.
Q: Why do your products cost less than the major mineral cosmetic brands?
is a small, independent company. There is no middleman, no advertising
and no fancy packaging, all of which saves our customers money...
Q: How can you ship so quickly?
Since we are a small company, strict organization and efficiency is crucial
to our success. We also have limited workspace and manpower (or rather, womanpower!)
so we microformulate our products in small batches. We keep a small inventory
of samples and full-sized products on hand for quick order filling. We work
very hard, long hours and shipping orders quickly is our highest priority. No
real secrets here. Just good old-fashioned elbow grease, an organized process
and a love for what we do!
Q: I only have $25 to spend on my first order. Where should I start?
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.