In general, mineral makeup is a much healthier choice for sensitive skin than traditionally manufactured products. It also stays on the skin much longer, the skin can breathe through a purely natural layer of foundation, and you can even sleep in it if such a need arises.
My favorite mineral makeup by far is Jane Iredale. The pressed powder serves all purposes and for the most part it proves to heals the skin. The colors are a nice match for darker skin tones and it doesn't leave a caked up appearance in any kind of way, and for these reasons alone I will be forever a satisified junkie.
HOWEVER, I'm extremely disappointed in how my pressed powder strangely went from neatly packed into a pretty container -- to spread out all throughout the bottom of my purse. This is the second time I've had this problem and I wonder if it's a shelf life issue or just the fact that mineral makeup is really messy.
Honestly, I can't answer the question and I don't even know how to solve the problem. You just never know when it's going to happen and it's a pretty frustrating situation whenever it does. You go to reaching for your makeup to apply it, just to realize that it's all crumbled up and you don't have any left. What exactly is a girl to do? Not to mention, the stuff is NOT cheap! Seriously, what's wrong with my makeup, or even better -- where the hell is it?