Mineral Make-up Tips

Mineral Make-up Tips

Foundation is the basis and the most important part of your makeup routine. Choosing the right foundation colour sets the scene for a successful outcome.

Any other color you apply goes on top of this layer, so it is critical that you choose the right one or else you'll look unnaturally made up with colour clashes that usually go with wrong colour mixes.

Foundation should match your skin and accent colours in the form of Bronzer and Blush give provide glow and sun kissed finishes.

Why use Minerals? Anyone with any skin type can use MISMO Mineral Foundation. It works on all types of skin, is lightweight, hypoallergenic, and can even make your skin healthier. Minerals provide coverage without having to cake a product on your face.

The only problem you might encounter with loose minerals is some spillage on your bathroom counter. Easily fixed! Before you start, put a tissue on the counter. This also gives you somewhere to wipe brushes when changing colours, using eye shadow for instance.

MISMO Mineral Makeup Foundation has many healthy skin benefits over traditional foundation:
  • Waterproof! It works just as well at the gym or pool as it does the office.
  • Minerals provide your skin with a natural sun protection of 15 - 26+ to help prevent sun damage and premature aging
  • Minerals will actually help improve your skin by providing it with the nutrients needed, healing acne and other skin conditions.
  • MISMO Mineral Foundation is more cost effective than traditional foundations with advantages of very good antibacterial properties having a much longer shelf life. MISMO Mineral Makeup is much better for your skin than the chemical ridden traditional foundation
  • Those with Rosacea, pigmentation marks and acne can feel safe using MISMO Mineral makeup.
  • Minerals breathe and don't clog skin.
  • MISMO uses no Bismuth Oxychloride (a known irritant), nano particles, dimethicone, preservatives or Talc.
  • MISMO Mineral makeup is all made in Australia from Australian ingredients.


Mica: Adds a pearlescent finish; fine mineral powder

Titanium: Used as a pigment; UVA and UVB intercepting properties, helps waterproof, natural finish

Zinc Oxide:UVA and UVB sunscreen, antibacterial, calms skin, occurs naturally as Zincite

Boron: Helps adherance, gives silky elegant finish, anti bacterial, masks fine lines, found in the crust of the earth

Magnesium Myristate: Adds moist softness, better adhesion, improves coverage and longer wear time, safe to use on eyes and face

Magnesium Stearate: Aids slip and adhesion.

Rice Powder: Ancient secret to absorb oil slowly, it works with the natural oils. Translucent, lightweight and gives a matt finish.

Serecites: Aids adhesion and shine which reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Kaolin clay: Offers coverage, great adhesion and creamy texture, reduces shine. There are many grades of Kaolin, some of which may be drying. MISMO uses the best quality which does not create this side effect.

Oxide: Cosmetic grade iron oxides are used to add colour.


Foundation Brush: The quality of the brush used to apply Mineral makeup is critical if you are to achieve a flawless finish for your Mineral makeup. Please don't make the mistake of thinking "I have a brush at home, it will do". This is such a common mistake and it is not worth spoiling a flawless finish.

Shape is also important. A Kabuki or Dome shaped head is used for loose minerals. MISMO Mineral Foundation brushes are a professional quality, extremely dense and luxuriously soft. They have been specifically designed to work with MISMO Mineral powder and container size. The brush head is a perfect fit to work from the container lid. A good brush is an investment and will last for many years if looked after. Wash brushes regularly, at least every couple of weeks.

Blush/Bronzer Brush: An angled brush is an easy solution for applying bronzer or blush. The hairs lay down minerals in a softer and more blended manner than a flat brush. Soft natural sable blend is used in the MISMO Blush/bronzer professional brush. This brush can also be used to apply Mineral Veil. Use a towel or tissue to remove colour before using the translucent Mineral Veil.

Highlighter Brush: A Soft goat blend is used for our Highlighter brush. It is equally at home applying eye shadow. The size and shape is ideal for both jobs. The head is a half moon shape which makes applying highlighter and eye shadow very quick and easy.

Angle Brush: Ideal for applying eyeliner or eyebrow colour. The hairs are a mix of Italian Badger and Taklon again a professional brush.

Small Eyeshadow Brush: Great eyeshadow brush, soft and makes application a breeze


Wash brushes regularly and they will last many years. Use a mild shampoo to remove all powder and rinse well. Shake excess waterand air dry upside down in a glass or similar.


MISMO guarantees hair used in our brushes is obtained in a cruelty free manner, much like wool from sheep.

BLUSH - WHY USE IT? The face can look a little bland without areas like your cheeks discreetly emphasised. A small amount of Blush or Bronzer will finish off your look in just a few seconds. Use Blush on the apples of the cheeks. Smile and you'll see the apples rise on your cheeks. That's the spot. Watch our video on how to apply Mineral Make up and Blush

BRONZER: Bronzer gives a more sunkissed look than Blush. Bronzer is applied to those areas that the sun catches; below the cheekbones in an arc, a little on forehead, nose and chin. You can use Bronzer without Makeup if you choose.

HIGHLIGHTER: A secret tool that will give definition to your brow bone and cheekbone. A flick of the highlighter brush after you've applied blush or bronzer will give your face a makeup artists finish. It is amazing what this translucent powder can achieve. If you're mature and starting to get the droopy eyes this will pick you up. Young girls will get the WOW factor. Also used in the corner of the eye to lighten the darkness most people have.

MINERAL VEIL: This is a translucent powder which does a few jobs. It will absorb excess oil during the day and give a matt finish to makeup when applied over the whole face. Rice powder is a fantastic ingredient of Mineral Veil which gives a silky feel to your face after use. Mineral Veil can be used before or after Makeup, blush or bronzer are applied. The colour of your makeup will not be changed.

The second must use place for Mineral Veil is the eyelids. Eyelids are very oily and this is why eyeshadow creases. Use Mineral Veil to provide a perfect base for eyeshadow.

The last reason to use Mineral Veil is to give extra lasting power to your makeup.

MINERAL EYESHADOW: Eyeshadow is the crowning glory in your makeup application. Eyelids are always a different colour to your face. You can apply 1 neutral elegant shade or a combination of 2 or 3 shades. The beauty of mineral eyeshadow is that one colour can be used to achieve the palest shade to the deepest. You can mix it with a drop of water to make a "foil" colour. These are deep satiny shades which can also be used as eyeliners.

You will look like a star without worrying about chemicals and preservatives!



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MISMO MSM - 440g / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Capsules / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MSM capsules pain relief
MISMO MSM - 440g / Pure Crystalline - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 850g Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 850g/ Pure Crystalline - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 2kg Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 2kg / Pure Crystalline - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Capsules / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Capsules/ Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief


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What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is an organic sulphur compound found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome to mild arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. 

Why do we need to supplement with MSM?

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM.

For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

What is the science of MSM?

Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

Click here for more information on The Science of MSM

How can MSM benefit your skin, hair and nails?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production
  • Boosting the natural production of Glutathione, one of the body's key anti-oxidants ... as an anti-oxidant, MSM will boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (compounds that cause inflammation)
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products to help keep skin clear
  • Helping to maintaining the body's pH balance

How can MSM help with joint health and support? 

MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural alternative to help reduce pain from mild arthritis and osteoarthritis related symptoms.

How does MISMO MSM help with exercise recovery?

Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it our bodies can not function properly.  MSM is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers the sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structures and can help reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and can offset muscle soreness and joint pain caused by inflammation.

Where is MSM found and how is it manufactured?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is a chemical compound identical to that found in nature.

Click here for a detailed explanation of how MSM is manufactured.

What is the difference between Distilled Ultra-Pure MSM and Pure-Crystalline MSM?

With the distilled product, the MSM solution is heated up to a point where the MSM is released as a vapour and the pure crystals are formed and harvested as the vapour cools on the inside surface of a distillation column.  The heating-up of the MSM solution and the subsequent cooling and harvesting process requires a lot more energy, and hence the reason why the price is a bit higher.

With the crystalline product, the MSM solution is "spun" at super-high speed in a centrifuge and the MSM crystals are formed on the walls of the centrifuge.  And although the MSM solution is highly-pure before the crystallisation process begins (having undergone a reverse-osmosis filtration process), there is a remote possibility that if there are any trace impurities in the solution they can become encapsulated in the crystalline structure.

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest possible quality with no additives or anti-caking agents. Packaged in Australia from imported ingredients.

    How much MISMO MSM should I be taking?

    An average dose is between 2 to 6 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approx. 4 grams) daily. If more relief is needed, increase the dose slowly. Can be taken in water or juice after breakfast, although there are no rules as to when you should take MSM.

    It is recommended to take MSM in the morning, as it can give a boost of energy. Side effects when starting out with MSM can be nausea and/or headaches. This is not uncommon and is linked to the detoxifying benefits of MSM. We recommend lowering your dose if experiencing these symptoms and gradually increasing with time.

    WARNINGS: If taking strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval. Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.  MSM can also interfere with the accuracy of the blood test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

    Is MISMO MSM listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)?

    Yes, click here to view the TGA listing for MISMO MSM


      Customer Reviews

      Based on 294 reviews
      Christine K
      Mismo body care MSM

      I have been taking the Mismo MSM for a couple of months as being in my 60s the aches and pains are there so I thought I'd give it a go
      When I completed the tub ,I found that it had helped as I didn't reorder straight away
      So now on my next tub and my body has improved

      leah jarvis
      Great product

      I’ve been using MISMO MSM for about 6 months now, and I must say that it has definitely helped with my aches and pains. My feet no longer ache or feel like I’m Walton broken glass when I get up in the morning. And my hands are also moving easier and pain free.
      Thank you.

      Bev Gibbons

      Love it..really helps with my Osteoporosis in my hand..


      Another rrestock of this amazing product


      Love this product, I can really notice a difference if I stop taking it, my skin, my nails & my joints