Well i am quite curious on this as well..there's a lot of advert saying how good it is to be using Mineral Foundation rather than normal type of product. I have also tried using Loreal Mineral Foundation last time with that Kabuki brush. I agree with this statement though..
“No one product, including mineral foundation, is going to correct problems like large pores and uneven pigmentation,” Herta says. “To address those concerns you need primer, concealer, and the right skin care regimen.”
Try to read this edited version of article..
What makes mineral makeup different from traditional makeup isn’t the ingredients it contains, but what’s left out. That list, for many leading brands, includes preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance. These are all possible causes of irritation, one reason many dermatologists recommend mineral makeup.
Cosmetic chemists don’t quite see a revolution. “I think mineral makeup is marketing hype,” says Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Englewood Lab in New Jersey. Perry Romanowsksi, author of Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions About the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day, agrees. “All makeup is mineral makeup,” he says. “You’ll find the same mineral ingredients -- titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and iron oxides -- in conventional products.”
Contrary to what advertisements may suggest, those ingredients aren’t simply mined, pulverized, and poured into compacts. “I’d like someone to show me a zinc oxide mine,” Wilson says. “It doesn’t exist. Zinc oxide is synthesized in the lab.”
“I’m not a big fan,” says Tasha Reiko Brown, a regular on the Style Network’s How Do I Look, who has won raves for the makeup she does on singer Florence Welch of the group Florence and the Machine. “I find it collects in fine lines and pores and accentuates dry flaky areas, while it catches in slick spots. And if you’re a woman of color, it can be very difficult to find a shade that’s a good match for your skin.”
Mineral makeup won’t take the place of your moisturizer, acne cream, or anti-aging serum potions, but it does offer some skin care benefits.
As for so-called liquid mineral foundations, Wilson says it’s impossible to create a liquid product with a pared-down ingredients list. Because microbes thrive in water, a liquid formulation must include some kind of preservative, she says. Without it, contaminated products can lead to skin infections.
I guess that's the important part of the article. Anyway i agree that anything which needed to be process and put with preservative sure as hell not certified as nature's fresh product. I find that it doesn't have much differ if it's Mineral or not. As long as you are not using it too much and too regular your face will be just fine. Of course there's the need for moisturizer and cleaning regime.
But as far as i'm concern, you don't need make up to hide yourself.. you should see make up as indulgence of life..which will be exciting if you sometimes indulge in it..while enjoying most time of your life doing something else rather than wasting it in front of the mirror..