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!



MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 2kg / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 2kg / Pure Crystalline - Pain Relief


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MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is a natural form of organic sulphur compound that is 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 peak flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and numerous other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome and ME to damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. MISMO is the first premium skincare range to harness MSM’s highly beneficial properties.

Why is it called Organic Sulphur?

Sulphur is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body and is known both as the ‘beauty mineral’ and the ‘healing mineral’ for its ability to support collagen production, promote circulation and decrease inflammation. Although not widely known, sulphur preparations have been used since the time of Hippocrates - the father of modern medicine - to beautify the skin and treat a variety of skin conditions.

Sulphur is structurally and functionally important to 150 bodily compounds and performs a number of important functions within the body. It is integral to the production of collagen and elastin. Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage, and bones.

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together, with the fibrils of types I and III forming the mesh which is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties. Since the production of collagen types, I and III in the skin tends to decline from about the age of 35 onwards.

How can MSM help improve skin condition?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes.
  • Clinically proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production. 
  • Boosts the natural production of Glutathione, the body's key cellular anti-oxidant, to boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage. 
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (pro-inflammation).
  • Providing the body with the raw materials needed to create new cells, and to repair damaged ones.
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products, to help keep skin clear.
  • MSM also helps in maintaining the body's crucial pH balance.
  • MSM is needed to detoxify the body. Amino acid chains are usually linked with each other through flexible sulphur bridges.

How can MSM help with joint support? 

As we age, joint pain becomes more and more frequent. MSM allows for a quicker recovery by reducing inflammatory responses and swelling that arise from joint pain and fatigue. Physical and active movements are important to our overall health, however, joints and cartilage deteriorate after time.

The ageing of joints has been shown to slow down as MSM supports active lifestyles and improves the quality of life. Taking organic sulphur is critical in maintaining healthy joints and cartilage, as MSM assimilates into the body to support optimal nutrition.

Arthritis is a common inflammatory condition that causes pain, stiffness and a reduced range of motion in your joints. Since MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it’s often used as a natural alternative to medications to improve arthritis-related symptoms.

How can MSM help with healthy ageing? 

Organic sulphur continues to gain more support as a critical dietary nutrient to assist with healthy aging. With its regulation of glutathione and other mechanisms in the body, MSM can help support healthy skin, joint mobility, cartilage, and the inflammatory response. A breakdown of joint health and mobility often comes from ageing. Organic sulphur is a critical nutrient helping to protect joints, tendons, and connective tissue.

How does MSM help with exercise recovery?

MSM powder is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers optimal amounts of 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 structure and can reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and joints, In this way, MSM helps new muscle development supports athletic recovery, and can help offset muscle soreness, joint pain and inflammation. MSM can also help reduce the build-up of lactic acid in muscle tissue and can speed the elimination of toxins from the liver. MSM is very useful for recovering more quickly between training sessions and it's a great supplement for joint pain.

Sulphur is a basic organic component of protein, and important to building new muscle tissue and protecting existing lean mass. Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it, our bodies can not function properly. Sulphur is crucial for the uptake, absorption and generation of vitamins and minerals, enzymes and antibodies, and even our wellbeing and mood molecules endocrine system.

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 

MSM Benefits

Muscle function, building muscle, protection lean tissue, sports performance, training recovery.

MSM is a key source of sulphur, a compound which the body relies on for almost every function including the production of muscle tissue, healthy connective tissue, uptake of vitamins and minerals, healthy wellbeing, and mood molecule function. MSM is found in food but is difficult to retain since it is lost through food production, storage, and any loss of moisture. Taking MSM powder or capsules ensures a constant supply of optimal levels of this very important supplement.

Where is MSM found?

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.

MSM originates in the oceans where microscopic plankton releases sulphur compounds into seawater, which is quickly converted to DMS, a volatile sulphur compound that escapes into the atmosphere. In this suspended, gaseous state, the DMS reacts with ozone and ultraviolet sunlight to create MSM. MSM then falls to the earth with the rain, where it is collected and concentrated in plants. 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 chemically identical to that found in nature.

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM. Testing processes include:

  • High resolution gas chromatography (“HRGC”) – establishes the volatile purity of organic sulfur (“volatile” impurities referring to those impurities that evaporate easily).
  • Melting point – helps to reveal non-volatile purities which cannot be determined by HRGC. This testing is important in conjunction with the HRGC testing to determine that the organic sulfur you are consuming is also pure from non-volatility impurities (“non-volatile” referring to a substance that does not readily evaporate into gas under existing conditions).
  • Karl Fischer Titration Method (“KFT”) – Pure organic sulfur should be extremely dry, with a water content of less than 0.1%.
  • Metals Testing - heavy metals; Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead, as well as the metal Aluminum. Additionally, as water is an integral part of the production process, guidelines regarding water supply are very important. Thus, it is worth noting that foreign MSM production facilities may be located in areas where local water supplies do not meet the more stringent U.S. Federal guidelines for organic and inorganic volatiles, heavy metals, and other contaminants, making heavy metal testing essential (We note that our product is made in the U.S).
  • Microbiological Testing - for aerobic bacteria, total coliforms, and yeast and molds. Again, this testing can be affected by water contamination. Poor water quality can lead to coliform and bacterial contamination. Too much moisture in the product can lead to yeast and mold contamination.


An average dose is between 2-8 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approximately 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.

A word of caution: some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval.

Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.

BLOOD TESTS: MSM can interfere with the accuracy of the 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.

Click here to view the TGA listing for MISMO MSM


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 115 reviews
    Helen Burnett

    Love it.. feel on top of life

    Jo Blow
    great product

    I love all the mismo products , especially the MSM powder which I have recommended to many of my friends.

    Boyd Phelps
    Great product

    I am a beauty therapist who has been in the business for decades. Now retired , I love the Mismo products and they definitely work. My skin loves the product and people often comment on how great my skin looks!!😁

    Heather Brown
    It works!

    I find Mismo MSM really helps with pain relief and inflammation control with my osteoarthritis in my knees , enabling me to continue with my dog walking and Pilates activities pretty normally . My skin and hair benefit from it too , all noticeably better for taking MSM daily.

    Meagan Broadbridge
    Mismo MSM

    I’ve been taking MSM daily for a couple of years now and I 100% know my health and body has benefited
    It’s part of my morning routine now forever
    Thank you Mismo for providing excellent products 😊