Savvy Minerals makeup
you should never have to compromise quality for beauty
Welcome, Savvy Minerals Makeup! This is the answer to all of our makeup worries! Savvy Minerals is about never having to compromise quality for beauty. Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ was formulated to include only the most pristine ingredients. The Official Savvy Mineral Makeup Video from YL.
Every Savvy Minerals product was carefully crafted so you can feel fabulous about yourself and what you’re putting on your skin. Savvy Minerals products are developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics. Wherever life takes you, Savvy Minerals is here to empower you to be the woman you want to be. A few fun facts:
- Savvy Minerals are free from: talc, lead, bismuth, mineral oil, parabens, lead, gluten and mercury!
- Savvy Minerals are made in the USA (the brushes are made in Italy).
- Savvy Minerals are cruelty-free and mostly vegan (the lipsticks and lip glosses have beeswax so they are not considered vegan).
- Savvy Minerals by Young Living uses Arrowroot Powder and Kaolin Clay. Both are calming to the skin, help to absorb excess oil and moisture on the skin and make the skin feel silky smooth. This is important because most mineral makeup uses bismuth, which is a metal mineral that - when worked into the pores - aggravates the pores and causes irritation and breakouts.
- Savvy Minerals last ALL DAY LONG… seriously, ALL DAY LONG! You’ll look as fresh at midnight as you did at 9 a.m.!
This sounds great but how much is this going to cost me? Look at how Savvy Minerals compares to other natural makeup brands out there.
Bare Minerals Makeup (Retail-only option):
Eyeliner-$17 / Foundation-$28.50 / Eyeshadow (Palette)-$45 / Lip Gloss-$18 / Lipstick-$20 / Blush-$24 / Total=$152.50 (without Lipstick-$132.50; without Lip Gloss-$134.50)
BeautyCounter Makeup (non-consultant price):
Eyeliner-$23 / Foundation (powder)-$41 / Eyeshadow-$34 / Lip Gloss-$29 / Lipstick-$30 / Blush-$40 / Total=$197 (without Lipstick-$167; without Lip Gloss-$168)
Young Living Savvy Minerals (Wholesale Price):
Eyeliner-$15.75 / Foundation-$44.00 / Eyeshadow (one color)-$15.25 / Lip Gloss-$27.50 / Lipstick-$22.75 / Blush-$27.75 / Total=$153 (without Lipstick-$130.25; without Lip Gloss-$125.50)
And… when you order Savvy Minerals through YL, you can add them to your monthly Essential Rewards order, get 25% back in points (if you're just starting you will get 10% and work your way up), which is $38.25 back on an order of $153!!!!! Where else can you get that? At Target? Sephora? Amazon? Nope… only Young Living. Ready to renovate your makeup bag?
The Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit
What's included? The Savvy Minerals by Young Living Starter Kit will be available in four premium collections, including popular products that are complementary to the selected foundation color. You pick the foundation (Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1 or Dark 4). Each kit will include: 1 Foundation + 1 Blush + 3 Eyeshadows + 1 Lip Gloss + Misting Spray + Foundation Brush + 5-ml Lavender Essential Oil + Savvy Minerals by Young Living Booklet + Introduction to Young Living Booklet + Wholesale Membership
Toxins in Makeup
The average woman puts over 500 chemicals per day on her body. It is believed that our skin absorbs 60-70% of any topical products we use. Why not give your makeup a makeover and swap them out for their non-toxic counterparts? We encourage you to run your current cosmetics through the EWG's Skin Deep Database or the Think Dirty App and see where they rank.
Let's learn about six common toxic substances that are found in most commercial cosmetics. Chances are, these things are in your makeup bag right now!
First up, PARABENS (METYL, PROPYL, ETHYL, BUTYL): Parabens are chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to prevent bacteria and act as a preservative in deodorants, lotions, lipsticks, shampoos, scrubs, and more. Parabens can mimic estrogen and act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors in the body’s cells. Parabens have been found present in breast tumors and are possibly linked to breast cancer.
Second, let's talk about TALC: Talc is a mineral substance made up of mainly magnesium, silicon and oxygen used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products such as baby powder, body and shower products, lotions, feminine hygiene products, eyeshadow, foundation, lipstick, deodorants and face masks. Some talc may contain the known carcinogen asbestos, therefore it should be avoided in powders and other personal care products.
Third, let's discuss BISMUTH: Bismuth Oxychloride is a naturally occurring heavy element found in nickel, tin and silver that’s primarily used to manufacture metal by-products. It’s used in cosmetics because it has a distinct shimmery, pearlescent appearance and a fine white powder texture that adheres well to the skin. Many cosmetic companies use bismuth because it hides flaws, adds a radiant glow to the face and is a dirt-cheap filler! It also has binding qualities, so the make-up will “stick” to your skin and last all day. What may surprise you even more is that bismuth resembles arsenic chemically, yet it is commonly found in many cosmetics. Many women will experience itchiness when wearing products containing bismuth, most noticeably when they sweat. This can often lead to nasty rashes and severe acne. Also, we can’t forget Bismuth is also akin to arsenic. If you’ve been wearing mineral makeup, you may be experiencing irritation or breakouts due to the Bismuth in this makeup!
LEAD - SERIOUSLY?!:
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth's crust. Although it is natural, it’s NOT SAFE for human consumption. Lead is a known carcinogen (meaning it causes cancer). It can be in your cosmetics and personal care products and DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO BE LISTED ON THE LABEL. That is because it's not an ingredient, but rather a contaminant. The FDA has determined a "healthy lead contamination level" is acceptable in cosmetics and personal care products. Isn't that nice? Except when you apply those products every day, several times per day. On the FDA's website it states that 99% OF ALL COSMETICS CONTAIN LEAD! (This is where you go throw out your entire makeup bag.)
Now on to MERCURY: Mercury is poison. It is a known toxin. Although Mercury is a natural element found in the earth’s crust (often in regions with volcanic activity) its natural status doesn’t mean it’s safe. Repeated or serious exposure to mercury can severely damage the nervous system including psychotic reactions, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies and delirium. Mercury exposure can also lead to violent muscular spasms, nervousness, irritability, tremors, weakness, fatigue, memory loss, changes in vision, hearing, or taste, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney damage and even death. When it enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones and fatty tissues. Mercury is terrible for anyone but it is especially dangerous for pregnant or nursing women. Breast milk can become contaminated and in utero exposure to mercury has been attributed to an increase in neural tube defects.
And last but not least, MINERAL OIL: Mineral Oil (also called “liquid petroleum”) is any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of higher alkanes from a mineral source, particularly a distillate of petroleum. Most often, mineral oil is a liquid by-product of refining crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products. Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics. Researchers stated, “There is strong evidence that Mineral Oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body.”
There was a scientific study that removed fat specimens from women who underwent cesarean sections, and also collected milk samples from the women after delivery. They found that both fat and milk samples were contaminated with Mineral Oil saturated hydrocarbons—and stated that these compounds likely accumulated over time from repeated exposure.
This 8-minute video of The Story of Cosmetics will teach you all about what is in common household products and why we need to choose non-toxic alternatives. Get ready for eye-opening info!
OK, so toxins are out… what can you use instead?
Let's talk about how to prep your face for Savvy Minerals! After you wash your face you’ll want to apply Young Living's ART-Renewal Serum. This product is formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance. This product helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles but it will also help to hold your makeup. Rub this product all over your face and neck.
After you apply the ART Renewal Serum (but before you apply Savvy Minerals) you want to moisturize your face with the ART Light Moisturizer. This product helps your skin retain and maintain proper hydration. Rub this product all over your face and neck.
If the Light Moisturizer is too light you can also try the ART Intensive Moisturizer. But if you're not sure what to get, I would try the Light Moisturizer first. Your face is now prepped and ready for Savvy Minerals!
When I first saw the Misting Spray I honestly wasn't sure what it was for. Obviously, I have not used mineral makeup in the past :) Here’s why it’s crucial: you need your brush to be a little wet to pick up the minerals and apply them to your face. The Misting Spray is made with pure essential oils, trace minerals, and entirely plant-based ingredients. The Misting Spray gives you more thorough foundation coverage, all while nourishing and freshening your skin. The aloe is what gives it the silky finish!
How to use: Spray 2–3 pumps of Misting Spray onto a makeup brush and gently wipe off any excess moisture on the back of your hand. Pick up mineral makeup using the brush. Apply mineral makeup to your face in desired area and reapply as needed. The Misting Spray is NOT a setting spray. There’s no need to set mineral makeup. It sets as it dries after you apply it wet from misting your brushes before application. Don’t spray the Misting Spray on your face or your makeup will look spotty!
Let's talk about the Savvy Minerals Foundations! Whether you use it as the base of an elaborate look or on its own for a more natural approach, Young Living's mineral foundation has you covered. This long-lasting foundation is made with high-quality, mineral-based ingredients.
Its buildable formula can be used for sheer to full coverage and blends flawlessly for a natural-looking foundation that still diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes. It is also an all-day foundation, so you don’t need to worry about it as you transition between your home, work, and social life.
Plus, it is specially crafted it without fillers, synthetics, or parabens, making it a great foundation for sensitive skin. The arrowroot powder “flattens” pimples so they’re less noticeable!
How to Pick a Foundation Color:
To select your shade or shades you first need to determine if you are Dark, Warm or Cool. Dark would be for women with darker skin. 1 Foundations are lightest… 2 Foundations are medium… 3 and 4 Foundations are darkest.
If you are undecided if you are Warm or Cool, here are some helpful hints from Royal Crown Diamond, April Pointer:
1. Check Your Veins — Push your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry Trick — Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry. Typically, ladies with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
3. The Neutral Test — Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The first means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
4. Eye and Hair Color — Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
5. The Sun’s Effects — When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the first category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.
** Don’t be afraid to mix foundation colors! If a 3 is too dark, mix it with a 1 to lighten it up. Having multiple foundation colors works well so you can adjust your color for summer (when you’re tanner) and winter (when you’re more fair).
** Don’t match the foundation color on the arm or neck. Match it on the jawline/neck. If it blends, you’ve got it. You don’t want to see it.
** If you have hyper pigmentation or uneven skin tone, go one shade darker. It’s OK to do multiple layers to get the coverage you need!
Basic Foundation Instructions
- Spray 2–3 pumps of Misting Spray onto a makeup brush and gently wipe off any excess moisture on the back of your hand.
- Tap foundation minerals into the foundation cap.
- Pick up mineral makeup using the brush.
- Apply mineral makeup to your face in desired area in gentle circular motions and reapply layers as needed to get the coverage you want.
Nothing says natural, youthful beauty like blushed cheeks. You’ll love the healthy glow that Savvy Minerals Blush provides and the way it boosts your natural radiance. Savvy Minerals Blush comes in three colors to complement different skin tones, and the natural-looking shades give cheeks a perfect flush.
How to Use
For best results, apply with a brush. After applying foundation, sprinkle a small amount of blush onto its jar lid. (There’s no need to use the misting spray with the blush!) Dip the brush into the lid to pick up the powder, then lightly tap the brush handle against the side of the lid to remove the excess. Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend outward, along the cheekbone toward the temples. Build color gradually to avoid over application.
The Savvy Minerals Bronzers enhance your natural beauty with a healthy, sun-kissed glow. They create the perfect contour, with a buildable color that blends beautifully. The Bronzers are made with mineral-based ingredients and are ideal for sensitive skin. They can enhance a tan or give you an all-day natural glow. Formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrances
How to Use
For best results, apply with a brush. After applying Foundation, sprinkle a small amount of Bronzer onto its jar lid. Dip the brush into the lid to pick up the powder, then lightly tap the brush handle against the side of the lid to remove the excess. Apply Bronzer to areas of the face where the sun hits naturally, including cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, and chin. Build color gradually to avoid overapplication.
Check out the Official YL Contouring Video.
Veil (Diamond Dust)
This product is known as Veil in the Virtual Office but you will also commonly hear it referred to as Diamond Dust because it gives you a shimmery glow. The Veil or Diamond Dust is a setting powder to complete your look. A sheer, mineral-based formula, Veil applies smoothly and easily, creates highlights, and blurs fine lines and pores for a glowy, airbrushed finish for all skin tones.
Wear the Veil powder on its own for a sheer, no-makeup look or over foundation for a more polished look. Ideal for sensitive skin, this long-lasting mineral veil finishing powder absorbs excess oil to keep your foundation in place, while keeping you looking radiant.
How to Use
For best results, apply with a brush. Sprinkle a small amount of Veil onto its jar lid. Dip the brush into the lid to pick up the powder, then lightly tap the brush handle against the side of the lid to remove excess. Apply the powder on the brush to your skin in small circular motions, blending well. Apply the Veil all over your face… and then highlight down your nose and under your eyes! ** You can also apply a bit of Veil on your eye lashes after your first coat of mascara… then apply your second coat of mascara and watch your lashes lengthen and thicken right before your very eyes!
Add some subtle drama or make a bold statement with Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow. These eyeshadows are made from a finely ground mineral base for a long-lasting eyeshadow with a smooth, luxurious application.
With a variety of shades, Savvy Minerals Eyeshadow makes it easy to create natural and dramatic looks that complement every skin tone. The mineral-based eyeshadow glides on smoothly for easy application, and each shade has high color payoff that easily blends and builds into your desired look. Plus, its long-lasting formula wears all day, so you have one less thing to worry about during your busy schedule. First, watch the official YL Eyeshadow video.
How to Use
For best results, apply with a brush. Dip the brush into the eyeshadow powder, then lightly tap the brush handle against the side of the lid to remove the excess. Apply lightly to eyelids, building and blending color as desired.
Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ Lipstick is formulated to bring out every woman’s unique and natural beauty. The lipstick glides on smoothly, with a creamy texture and medium coverage that makes application easy and forgiving.
With natural-looking, beautiful shades that give your lips a pop of rich color and a fuller look, this lipstick adds just the right amount of shine, color, and pout to your lips. Made with naturally derived ingredients, including moisturizing botanicals, this lipstick is not tested on animals, so you can feel good about what you are putting on your lips.
How to Use
Moisturize lips with Young Living lip balm, then apply lipstick to lips until you reach your perfect level of beautiful color.
Savvy Minerals Lip Gloss provides natural-looking sheer to medium color coverage while adding shine. It applies flawlessly without the sticky feeling of many lip glosses.
This lip gloss moisturizes and softens lips, while making them look fuller for a high-shine pout that completes your look. This lip gloss can also be worn over Savvy Minerals by Young Living Lipstick to go from a fresh, natural day look to an evening look with a bolder color impact!
This lip gloss formula is not tested on animals and is made with natural ingredients, so you can feel good about what you are putting on your lips. It’s also formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, bismuth, talc, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants.
How to Use
Apply over the lips alone or with your favorite Savvy Minerals Lipstick. It’s fun to just put a little lip gloss in the center of your lower and upper lips!
Savvy Minerals brushes are available!
Q: How can I keep all the minerals from falling out of the jar when I tap them into the cap?
A: Instead of taking the white sticker off the mineral makeup.....use a safety pin to poke holes in the sticker so it's less messy and you don't waste any! Or… use an exacto knife to make a cut into the sticker so you only remove HALF of the sticker. That way, less powder will come out when you turn it over to see what product you're using :)
Q: What about concealer?
A: If you prime your whole face with ART Renewal Serum and then ART Light Moisturizer, you will get really good flawless coverage you won’t need concealer. Use an extra dab of foundation on those areas you need a little extra coverage.
Q: I prefer liquid/tinted foundation. What do you recommend?
A: Take 1-2 pumps of ART Light Moisturizer, or a little scoop of SheerLume, ART Intensive Moisturizer or Wolfberry Eye Cream and mix foundation powder to make a liquid/cream foundation. OR… try using the Renewal Serum, ART Light Moisturizer and layering method after misting your brush 3 times with the Misting Spray.
Q: How can I cover dark undereye circles?
A: You can use a lighter foundation color in this area… but you’ll also want to start using the Wolfberry Eye Cream or Sheerlume on your undereye area daily as part of your skincare routine!
Q: What if I only have 5 minutes?
Q: I’ve got a tight budget. What do you recommend I start with?
A: Foundation, blush, 3 eye shadows (try Residual, Determined and Wanderlust), misting spray, a lipstick and a lip gloss. Be sure to get on Essential Rewards so you can add more makeup products each month and earn free stuff along the way! Keep in mind that these are all minerals… so you can mix and match and experiment!
Q: What are my blemishes telling me?
A: Did you know that your face gives you a glimpse of what is going on inside your body? In Traditional Chinese Medicine they call it face mapping. Looking at areas of redness or even blemishes and comparing it to this chart can help you understand what areas of your body need balanced and supported. Most women are familiar with blemishes on their chin around their monthly cycle but face mapping goes much further than that. Check out this article for a more in-depth explanation, then take a good look in the mirror and see what your face is trying to tell you. You may be surprised at what you find.
Q: What is the shelf life of Savvy Minerals products?
A: Once you open the product a good rule of thumb is to use it within a year. Mascara should be used within 3 months and lip products within 6 months.
Q: What is the return policy on Savvy Minerals?
A: The return policy for the makeup is the same as YL’s regular return policy.
Q: Are Savvy Minerals organic?
A: Because minerals are inorganic, organic labeling on minerals is misleading.
Q: What about Titanium Dioxide?
A: The titanium dioxide used in SM is cosmetic grade. http://www.organicmakeup.ca/ca/titaniumdioxide.asp
Q: What about Potassium Sorbate in the Misting Spray?
A: Potassium sorbate is a salt of sorbic acid which is naturally found in some fruits (like the berries of mountain ash). The commercial ingredient is synthetically produced creating what is termed a “nature identical” chemical (chemically equivalent to the molecule found in nature). What it does: Two words: Fights bacteria. Most personal care products are made with a lot of water and a variety of nutrients (consider all of the natural oils and botanicals in Honest products!) which makes an incredibly hospitable breeding ground for microorganisms. What’s worse — the product might smell and look just fine, but be swarming with bacteria or fungi that are dangerous to your health. Effective preservatives are vital for ensuring safety! Why we use it: Potassium sorbate is a food-grade preservative that has been effectively used for decades and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) to preserve food products. Studies using dilutions similar to what’s used in body care products found it’s practically non-irritating and non-sensitizing. In fact, the toxicity of potassium sorbate is pretty close to that of table salt! What’s more, it’s included in the Handbook of Green Chemicals, it’s approved by the Natural Products Association, and is also Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved. And their standards, developed by a team of scientists over the course of years, are some of the strictest available.
Q: When would we use water or the spray to create foiling?
A: Foiling is like “painting your eyeshadow on” - it helps the pigment to bond together so it gives you a REALLY deep dimension of the colors, and it really stays on well. Spray the eye shadow brush with the Misting Spray,then pick up the eye shadow and "paint" the eye shadow on for deep color dimension and lasting power. You can do the same with the eye liners to get a liquid eye liner look.
Q: What about eyelid primer?
A: Use Best Kept Secret as your eyelid primer. Spray the eye shadow brush with misting spray, then pick up Best Kept Secret eye shadow and apply. Some people use the YL Lavender Lip Balm to prime their eyelids!
Q: Why can we not get red lipstick or red lip gloss?
A: Red is only possible with synthetic dyes. It's just really hard to create TRUE RED without synthetic dye or crushed beetles (to create the dye). Lead makes it way into cosmetics via synthetic dyes and lake dyes. Savvy Minerals does not contain lead. Instead Mica is used for color. Micas are how you get color from earth elements without using synthetic dyes. It limits us on colors, but it eliminates coal tar, petrochemicals and synthetics. Learn more >>