Mineral makeup often arrives loose, in a small plastic jar. The lack of additives and fillers don’t hold it together, except for an occasional clump. It also doesn’t tend to flow through a shaker quite as smoothly (as brands containing additives), for the same reasons.
All of that is great news for the skin and the environment. But if you don’t have a steady hand, not so much for your countertops. I like eye shadow to be contained in a jar, and applied with a brush. My mother-in-law has other ideas. She called and said, “Christi, this mineral makeup stuff is all over my bathroom! Isn’t there something better?”
Well, yes there is. If you really like mineral makeup, but don’t like loose power, try pressed palettes. Pressed shadows are made from the same minerals as loose mineral eye shadows. But treated with a solution to make the minerals stick together. Sarah Waller, at Sweet Libertine, offers eye shadow pallets in different color combinations and sizes.