1. Because ingredients come quite literally from nature, some women with darker skin may not find a suitable match.
2. Coverage can be heavy and long-lasting, so it's great for women with acne, rosacea and scarring.
3. The heavy coverage also tends to emphasize fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Women with sensitive skin beware. While the best mineral products have no dyes or fragrances (common irritants), some products do contain bismuth oxychloride, which can irritate skin.
What I find most interesting about this makeup is how emphatic users feel about various products (check out the dozens of comments below). I think because of the pros and cons I mention above, some women have to really search to find the right mineral makeup for them.
**I rewrote this blog after people commented below incensed with me for plugging only Bare Minerals and wrongly accusing me of being paid for the plug. I look forward to testing out other brands. Photo: Pricegrabber