Getting Started

Getting Started with L.A. Minerals is actually EASIER than liquid or cream makeup. 

Mineral makeup shades are very forgiving. Mineral foundation is easier to blend in and easier to match to your skin tone. So, lets get started.....

We suggest you start out with some of our makeup samples

Our foundation is in 4 general shade categories: Fairest, Fair, Medium and Tan

Which of These Skin tones are closest to You? (note this down for later)

Now lets decide what your skin TYPE is... 

Normal Skin: you rarely break out. Your skin is neither oily or dry


Hollywood or NoHoGlo foundation 

Hollywood has a natural finish and buildable coverage. NoHoGlo has a dewey/glowy finish with light coverage.



Oily Skin: you're an oil slick by noon. You buy stock in oil absorbing papers and powders




Acneic Skin: you break out often. Some decent coverage would be nice


Valley Girl Plus Mineral Foundation - it soaks up oil and contains allantoin, a natural antiseptic and skin soother and Salicylic acid, fights acne.  Does NOT contain bismuth oxychloride (found in bare minerals and most other brands. Bismuth Oxychloride causes redness, itching, and cystic acne)

You may want to choose our Green Goddess Hide It Concealer for covering redness.

Dry Skin: your skin can be flaky and dull. 


Perfectly Matte Liquid Foundation - Rich and hydrating, it provides long lasting coverage that resists settling into lines. Now here’s the best part - it is loaded with premium supportive boosters and moisturizers like Organic Aloe, Organic Jojoba Oil and Carrot Oil, along with super toning DMAE and rejuvenating MSM, making it more than just make-up. Simply put, it’s beauty with benefits.



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Are you a Bare Minerals user?

Here's some comparable shades in LA Minerals 

bare minerals shades