If you think all mineral makeup is the same, think again. I recently came across a line of products whose founder has lovingly crafted a line of mineral makeup to avoid unhealthy, harmful and irritating ingredients after extensive research into raw minerals.
I’m talking about KSS Professional Mineral Makeup, first used in practice on private esthetic clients for two years at Kenlee’s Skin Shop near Kansas City, Kansas, before launching in August of 2010. Here’s what master esthetician and owner, Kenlee Livingston, would like you to know about the products she has created: “KSS products will never contain talc, bismuth oxychloride, carmines, dyes, parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, or nanoparticles. The ingredients we use are of the highest grade and primarily consist of titanium, iron and zinc oxides. The sun protection value is very high due to the level of titanium dioxide and ranges from SPF 30-50, depending on the shade. We also support eco-friendly vendors and do not use raw materials that are not animal friendly or cruelty-free.”
This modern mineral makeup is handcrafted in small batches to be long-wearing and densely pigmented. The product line consists of:
- Nine shades of premium mineral foundation powder (shades can also be customized)
- Three shades of sheer loose mineral powder
- Premium mineral blush in Shine
- Two formulations of professional toners
- Two custom vegan brushes formulated specifically for use with KSS products
I tested the loose mineral foundation, available in nine shades, in Sabrina, a near-perfect light to medium neutral shade. It was just the slightest bit “yellow” for my skin tone (the medium-neutral shade Oleha would probably have been 100% perfect), but I loved the look and feel of the silky powder so much that I used it every day for weeks! To warm up my skin a bit, I used the premium mineral blush, Shine, to add luminescent tones of gold to my skin, making it the perfect blush or bronzer.
What I also loved about the KSS Professional line is the custom foundation brush with its dense but soft bristles. This tool allows you to apply the foundation and blusher/bronzer perfectly to the skin.
Under development and launching soon are more products to enhance the line: pure vitamin C crystals and two formulations of face washes.
To purchase products, go to Kenlee’s Skin Shop Webstore at http://shop.kenleeskinshop.com/main.sc.
To learn more about KSS Professionals, visit http://www.kssprofessional.com/.