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Well, girls - you MUST try these products!
I was introduced to this website by my sister living in USA about two years ago, and now I buy more or less all of my make up from them. I have also introduced many friends to Everyday Minerals, and they are all still using these products.
So what is mineral make up anyway?
Everyday Minerals make up contains all natural ingredients. Their make up is free from all plastics, oils, fillers, talcs, and other cancer causing chemicals found in other make up. This make up will not clog up your pores, and therefore will not cause blemishes.
So basically, this stuff is all natural, good for those who suffer from senstitive skin and doesnt clog pores or cause blemishes.
Using this mineral make up takes a little bit of getting used to compared to ordinary products, but the website has a very good step-by-step guide to using their products, and once you get used to it, you can apply your make up as quickly and easily as any other type.
So, all the make-up (lipstick and all) is in powder form. This makes it a little bit messy, but I definitely think that is is worth a bit of mess!
The beauty of this is that you can use the same colour/powder for eye shadow, eye-liner, blusher or lipstick making it extremely versatile.
If you want to use a certain colour as eye-liner, just dampen a thin eye-liner brush, dip into the powder, and apply as normal. If you want to use it as a lipstick, apply with an eye shadow applicator, and just put lipbalm or lip gloss on top for a long lasting lip colour!
But can you really buy make up online without trying out the colours first?
This was a doubt of mine, especially when it came to choosing from the many varieties and shades of foundation. However, one of the best things about this site is their free sample kit. Thats right - free! You only pay for the postage which is extremely reasonable due to minimal packaging and small sizes. You can choose 3 foundations, 1 blusher and 1 concealer in small tester sizes and see which colours and formulas suit you.
I tried 3 shades of foundation, and found one that I liked and have used ever since. The website itself is also good for picking out shades that will suit your skin.
You can also mix up different shades to suit you. Eg, for a summer shade, you can add a little bit of bronzer in your ordinary foundation, and it wll blend no problem.
Is it actually any good?!
YES! I have fairly dry skin, and all other foundations that I have tried leave small flaky patches after a days wear. I do not get this any more. I use their Original-Glo formula of foundation which they recommend for dry skin, and find it brilliant. Some who have tried this formula found it a bit shiny, and preferred the Semi-Matte formula. its takes a bit of trial and error sometimes, but with their sample kits you cant really go wrong.
The concealer is also excellent, and they have other products especially for dark circles under eyes, red skin and other common problems.
I find that the make up lasts all day, and is easy to freshen up in a few minutes if needed.
There are a lot of other products on this website too - lip balm, skin care products, high quality brushes and much more. I recently saw that they have added make up removing wipes which I am going to try with my next order.
The make up comes in attractive, round, flat containers of varying sizes which makes it easy to store.
So if this make up is really as good as you say, it must be very expensive, right?!
WRONG! Amazingly, Everyday Minerals make-up is extremely good value for money.
For example, an 8g foundation (lasts between 4 and 6 months used every day) costs only $12. A small eye-shadow costs $2.50. You can also get kits at discounted prices. I have bought the Mini Eye Shadow Kit which costs $18 and includes 10 eye colours (great for trying out different colours) and a double ended eye shadow brush. Fantastic value for money. The wipes that I want to try cost only $3.75 for 80 wipes!
The products are usually sent in padded envelopes which means cheaper postage, and less wasted packing material. All of the products I have ordered have arrived in perfect condition.
The website itself is easy to navigate, not cluttered and contains plenty of useful help and advice. Any dealings I have had with the customer service has also been without fault.
There are often special offers and new products added, so it's worth checking in every now and then.
(Review also on Ciao)
Everyday Minerals is an organic, all-natural makeup and skincare line that is made in the United States /