Lighthouse Minerals

Lighthouse Minerals offers a full line of mineral cosmetics that include foundations, concealers, blushes and bronzers, finishing veils, eye shadows and eyeliners as well as lipsticks. Jen, the beautifier herself, is beginning to expand the line to include mineral treatments as well.

Tell me about your products, Jen. What makes them different?
Made from pure minerals, our cosmetics actually promote healing and are safe for post laser redness, rosacea, distended capillaries, as well as acne and hyperpigmentation.
Lighthouse Minerals are fragrance, dye and oil-free, and also free of irritating substances such as bismuth, talc and cornstarch.

Our exceptionally silky textured minerals have a natural SPF of 15, and offer numerous benefits such as these:

~ Easily and effectively camouflage any skin condition, any skin color.
~ Last all day, so reapplication is never necessary.
~ Ingredients in every product provide benefits to the skin that is a continuation of good skin care.
~ Very water resistant and anti-humidity, so you can even exercise outside and your makeup will never "melt".
~ Provides a radiant, natural look that feels weightless, as if you are wearing nothing at all!

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
After battling acne for most of my life, being on medications, topical treatments, you name it, I decided to try mineral makeup. I tried the only one I knew of, the one from the TV infommercial. You know the one I am talking about! Soon after trying the makeup I discovered an itching burning sensation so intense that my eyes swelled and my eyelids peeled! The makeup did nothing to cover my acne, I had a weird glowing look to my complexion and my face was on fire! After much research I discovered the ingredients that were causing the reaction. All of the cheap fillers that the commercial products carry. And then I went on the sample hunt. I had piles of samples most were too orangey and too sheer or the wrong consistency. Being a perfectionist I decided to make my own cosmetics leaving out the irritating fillers and more than a year later I am proud to announce the birth of Lighthouse Minerals!

And best of all, after using my own formulation I am completely acne free! I have healthy, clear, radiant skin day after day, whether I sleep in my minerals or not.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Tuck my girls into bed at night.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Time. Time is a RARE commodity!!! I have tons of ideas and not always enough time to put them into action. Being a stay-at-home mom and running a business is quite a challenge, but very rewarding at the end of the day (or the wee hours of the next day). I am blessed as I am able to do what I love (concocting all this amazing makeup), and take care of my two precious daughters at the same time.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Any of the items offered in my shop are gift-worthy, but I would venture to say that a mini kit that offers a little bit of everything would be fun to receive.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian.... LOL!!!

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Right now I have been perusing homemade soaps and lotions. I am still relatively new to Etsy, so I still have a lot more "exploring" to do. I do make a point of visiting every person that marks me as a favorite.

What does your future hold?
I would love to expand this business into full-time as my daughters transition into school. To be able to kiss them when they get on the bus, spend the day making cosmetics that help women to feel great about themselves, and being there when my daughters get home would be a dream come true!