Mineral Makeup + Prime Time = LOVE
As promised, I tested the five samples received from Everyday Minerals. In the past, I tried several mineral makeup lines and was less than thrilled with my results.
My main complaint were that my skin looked too matte and powdery. The skin under my eyes would end up looking very dry, and the mineral makeup would actually enhance and emphasize the fine lines instead of diminishing or concealing them! As the day would go on, I would notice foundation collecting or caking in those pesky smile and forehead lines.
It is the curse of combination skin. As a result, I have avoided using loose mineral makeup for several years.
My first experience with Everyday Minerals was through their website. It is a beautiful site with an amazing variety of shades and formulas. The samples arrived quickly and were very generous.
The first day, I used the “fairly light” foundation in the “semi-matte” formula. I also primed before applying the foundation with a sample of Bare Escentuals’ highly acclaimed “Prime Time.” I ordered the semi-matte formula to combat the experience with my previous matte issue. I applied small amounts of foundation on my kabuki brush, tapped the excess minerals, and swirled it gently around my face. I used a concealer brush to apply small amounts of the everyday minerals concealer around my nose, under my eyes, and on any spots I wanted to conceal. I finished by putting the smallest amount of “Sunday Brunch” onto the apples of my cheeks with my blush brush.
With much skepticism, I examined myself in the mirror. “Not bad,” I thought. I then leaned a little closer to the mirror and looked again, with some relief. I thought to myself, “Wow, this looks really natural.” Then came the final test. I waited a few hours, went into the bright daylight and looked at my face in the car mirror! I was astonished; this mineral makeup really looked great!
I am excited! I can wear mineral makeup after all! I especially loved the blush color, “Sunday Brunch.” I was immediately drawn to the shade, although I thought it looked a little dark, and then I read it described as:
A delicious raspberry sorbet shade that is ideal for all skin types. Just the right matte finishes that you can dress up or dress down. A versatile, must color for any occasion.
Can a raspberry sorbet shade be universally flattering? I think so. I love how this blush gives my cheeks a pop of color, and no shimmer. I recently tried the big “O” blush from Nars, and didn’t like it because of the shimmer.
Without hesitation, I highly recommend Everyday Minerals as an exceptional mineral makeup line with “the car mirror doesn’t lie” test to prove it! I also would recommend using their products with Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer, or the Primer of your choice. Everyday Minerals offers a lot of information on their website and makes ordering easy.
Loving the Mineral Makeup and might start using it “Everyday!”
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