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Everyday Minerals - Great gluten-free Mineral Make-up!

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Oh no, is this grounds for dismissal from the cult?!?!?!

No, no...once you are part of the cult there IS no going back! :P

You COULD always do what I did on Sunday...just put the makeup on to play with it. I didn't even leave the house. :P

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Oh no, is this grounds for dismissal from the cult?!?!?!

In order to remain in the cult, you'll just have to start putting on your make-up even if you're planning on staying home all day, like the rest of us. :lol: Or, you could be like me and put on even more make-up for special occasions (such as going to the gym or to Target :rolleyes: - just kidding - sort of - the gym is a great place to test the staying power of different foundation formulas :ph34r::lol:)

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OK - I changed the layout of my eyeshadow sampler because of the new colors they introduced yesterday. For now (maybe the next 5 minutes until I shuffle it again) it is:

Emerald Eyeliner

Well Being

Smokey Pink

Rare Silk

Snowflakes

Pressed Olive

To Do List

Shopping Spree

Silver Spoon

Samba Lessons

Seems as though I am on a pink, green and grey kick. I keep shuffling it around, though. If they introduce any new colors, I think my head will explode. I want to try jump rope and chit chat as eye colors, too. I think they would work great.

How often are you all cleaning your brushes? I have only been wearing makeup for about 2 weeks now ;) , but I expect the brushes to need cleaning eventually.

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I also wanted to chime in on the Pick Me Up Pink concealer, I am anxiously awaiting its arrival in my next sample kit (that should be more than on its way, possibly getting here today :D )

Mango, have you tried applying it as a base to your foundation? I am just wondering if it is meant to go on under or over the foundation?

Hi Julie! I think we have similar skin type and I've used PMUP both under my make-up and over. I found using both ways is fine. By accident I used it as a foundation yesterday and it gave me some color! But I find using it as a concealor gives the foundation an added boost, too.

I have really pale dull skin though so I don't know if this method would work for everybody. I dab a little PMUP around the outer corner of my eyes too. It's subtle but I like it. I'm going to try light pink as well, which I think might have a similiar, but slightly more dewy effect.

You mentioned that before and I keep forgetting to try that - I think I'll give it a shot tomorrow!

I'm noticing that too! My skin is suddenly softer and smoother withough make-up on. Weird! :D

Me too! I really like how soft and smooth my skin is. The last couple of winters my skin has been really bad - too oily, which is how it is in the summer. But this winter, I'm loving how good my skin looks - even without make-up!!

Sounds like, no matter how we put it on or wear it there are no wrongs with this stuff! :lol:

That's why I love it so much!!

I haven't had much of a chance to play with colors, most of my days are makeup free since I work out of my home :lol:

Oh no, is this grounds for dismissal from the cult?!?!?!

Never!!! We love having you with us and besides, you can't leave us, you give us so many good make-up tips!! :D

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OK - I changed the layout of my eyeshadow sampler because of the new colors they introduced yesterday. For now (maybe the next 5 minutes until I shuffle it again) it is:

I think our sampler is pretty close, lol. I just changed mine too...got rid of one kit and decided to incorporate them into the others, lol.

Me too! I really like how soft and smooth my skin is. The last couple of winters my skin has been really bad - too oily, which is how it is in the summer. But this winter, I'm loving how good my skin looks - even without make-up!!

I DO think my skin looks a bit smoother...I still have the remnants of a breakout from Christmas, but once those are completely gone it'll look pretty darned good.

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No, no...once you are part of the cult there IS no going back! :P

You COULD always do what I did on Sunday...just put the makeup on to play with it. I didn't even leave the house. :P

Whew, good to hear! Ha ha!

In order to remain in the cult, you'll just have to start putting on your make-up even if you're planning on staying home all day, like the rest of us. :lol: Or, you could be like me and put on even more make-up for special occasions (such as going to the gym or to Target :rolleyes: - just kidding - sort of - the gym is a great place to test the staying power of different foundation formulas :ph34r::lol:)

:lol::lol:

Well, I stopped putting on makeup for the gym/working out because it made me break out, I will have to draw the line on that one, but for the very special ocasion of going 6 blocks to get the mail I think that calls for a full face of EM, and possibly a one woman parade waving and smiling to all the neighbors!

:lol:

How often are you all cleaning your brushes? I have only been wearing makeup for about 2 weeks now ;) , but I expect the brushes to need cleaning eventually.

Colleen, funny you should ask. I was JUST reading about this on the EM site, they suggest cleaning the brushes often, every 2 weeks, to prevent bacteria building in the brushes themselves (the minerals are naturally anti-bacterial, so no build up there).

Hi Julie! I think we have similar skin type and I've used PMUP both under my make-up and over. I found using both ways is fine. By accident I used it as a foundation yesterday and it gave me some color! But I find using it as a concealor gives the foundation an added boost, too.

Never!!! We love having you with us and besides, you can't leave us, you give us so many good make-up tips!! :D

Thanks Laura, for the PMUP tips and for allowng me to stay in this here cult :lol:

I DO think we need more "beauty 411" on the EM website, LOTS MORE. It's pretty stingy on the 411 :lol:

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I think that calls for a full face of EM, and possibly a one woman parade waving and smiling to all the neighbors!

You ARE the queen afterall! :lol:

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Ooooohhh, I just got handed a $25 AMEX gift card, lol. $25 could buy a lot at EM! :P

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Yay, glad you like it Kassandra. Did you go buy a new brush?

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Yay, glad you like it Kassandra. Did you go buy a new brush?

No..lol. I used a foundation brush from the brand Lola that I already had from Sephora. It worked just fine. Next time I go to the mall, I'll go to bloomies and Sephora (have gift cards to both) and get some new brushes.

I told 2 of my friends about this make up today. One told me that "nothing compared to BE" I laughed.

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I told 2 of my friends about this make up today. One told me that "nothing compared to BE" I laughed.

Yeah, I've used BE for YEARS! May not have ever changed if I hadn't started breaking out with it. But, it's at least as good (I think better, but I'm just saying for a non-cult person, lol) as BE but a whole lot less money. I think they have better colors and I LOVE that there's nothing but the minerals in it.

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I agree with you Donna. She said that she gets it from QVC for really cheap otherwise she wouldn't buy it. I don't think I'll ever convince her...she's pretty darn stubborn. ;):P

But I have another friend with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and she said she never wears make up because she can't tolerate it, but since EM doesn't smell, she's going to try some! :)

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I've bought some from QVC too, but then you have to pay shipping. I have 3 BE stores near my home, so I can save on shipping, but the prices are a little higher, lol. And, then there's the thing where you go in to buy ONE thing and walk out with FOUR!!! (Or does that only happen to ME, lol)

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Thanks for sharing this information. I just ordered a sample kit and a color as well!! Right now I use the Bare Minerals stuff from Wally World, but It seems to give me achne. I never had a problem with Achne until I had my kids and now it seems like every time I use makeup I break out no matter what kind it is. I hope this stuff solves that problem for me since it's gluten free.

~~Angie~~

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Angie, welcome to the madness, lol! Yes, it's gluten free AND it's bismuth oxywhatevertheheckitis free. Most other mineral makeups have that bismuth thing in them, and I think that's what was making me break out. I HAVE had a breakout since using EM, but I think it was from Christmas when I ate all kinds of JUNK. I'd been wearing the makeup for 7 days before that with no breakouts, and I've been wearing it every day since Christmas with no new breakouts! I'm hoping you have the same experience!

You can't beat the free sample kits though...that's a great way to try it (and new colors) without investing a lot of money, and although the samples LOOK small, there's actually a lot of product in there.

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Thanks for sharing this information. I just ordered a sample kit and a color as well!! Right now I use the Bare Minerals stuff from Wally World, but It seems to give me achne. I never had a problem with Achne until I had my kids and now it seems like every time I use makeup I break out no matter what kind it is. I hope this stuff solves that problem for me since it's gluten free.

~~Angie~~

Welcome to our "cult" Angie! I have to say I've been using this make-up for a month now and have gone through two periods (yes, peri-menopause stinks <_< ). Before EM, I would get my usual pre-period break-out. But since I've tried this make-up I haven't had one break-out! I would get a zit here and there, but nothing like before!

I'm seeing my dermatologist tomorrow and I'm going to ask her if there is a connection between minerals make-up and clearing up acne.

I'm hooked - I don't think I'll ever go back to goopy liquid foundation!

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I'm officially IN LOVE!!! :wub:

This stuff is AMAZING! I love it! I only used it as foundation, but my skin looks INCREDIBLE!

YAY!!! Thanks for all your suggestions! :)

Woohoo Kassandra has been converted! :lol: There is no turning back now! :D

I just ordered a sample kit and a color as well!!

Yay! I hope you like it!

Okay guys...so I don't think any of you have skin in need of as much concealer as mine LOL, but I discovered this morning that mixing intensive fair concealer with with my moisturizer does amazing things! It covered all my red marks and evened everything out so well! I still put mint and like three coats of foundation over it...but I probably didn't even need to. Yay! This will save me major time in the morning :D

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Ooooohhh, I just got handed a $25 AMEX gift card, lol. $25 could buy a lot at EM! :P

Lucky you!!! Happy shopping!! :D

Okay guys...so I don't think any of you have skin in need of as much concealer as mine LOL, but I discovered this morning that mixing intensive fair concealer with with my moisturizer does amazing things! It covered all my red marks and evened everything out so well! I still put mint and like three coats of foundation over it...but I probably didn't even need to. Yay! This will save me major time in the morning :D

Sounds like you don't need to put so many layers on Mango. I put on condealor AND foundation every morning. I think I'll cut back on days I don't need to look so beautiful ( :rolleyes: ) and just use foundation or concealor alone.

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Lucky you!!! Happy shopping!! :D

Sounds like you don't need to put so many layers on Mango. I put on condealor AND foundation every morning. I think I'll cut back on days I don't need to look so beautiful ( :rolleyes: ) and just use foundation or concealor alone.

Yeah I go a bit overboard with the layers huh? LOL My scars are so gnarly...I get a bit carried away :rolleyes: Tomorrow I will try one layer of concealer and one layer of foundation. It will probably actually look better that way...

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Okay guys...so I don't think any of you have skin in need of as much concealer as mine LOL, but I discovered this morning that mixing intensive fair concealer with with my moisturizer does amazing things! It covered all my red marks and evened everything out so well! I still put mint and like three coats of foundation over it...but I probably didn't even need to. Yay! This will save me major time in the morning :D

I actually spend a lot of time putting this stuff on. i do a light dusting of mint to tone down the redness. Put a streak of yellow under my eyes to minimize the dark circles. Put light concealer all around my eyes to minimize more and prime my eyes for shadow. Put matte all over my face. Put two shades of shadow on my eyes (like to emphasize my eyes) and liner. Mascara. And a dusting of blush since I've manged to remove all other color from my face.

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And a dusting of blush since I've manged to remove all other color from my face.

:lol: just struck me funny. :lol:

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I actually spend a lot of time putting this stuff on. i do a light dusting of mint to tone down the redness. Put a streak of yellow under my eyes to minimize the dark circles. Put light concealer all around my eyes to minimize more and prime my eyes for shadow. Put matte all over my face. Put two shades of shadow on my eyes (like to emphasize my eyes) and liner. Mascara. And a dusting of blush since I've manged to remove all other color from my face.

I thought I was the only one who did all that :lol:

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Hi Angie,

That's great you ordered your sample kit :) I think you will really like this line of mineral make-up!

Several of us here have used Bare Minerals and had issues with it (breakouts, reactions), talc was also an ingredient in it that bothered me.

EM is fabulously gluten-free, and free of a lot of other problematic ingredients.

Let us know how it works out for you!

I have the Cool Multi Tasking Neutral Foundation and from what I understand (I think) it is one in the same as the Multi Tasking Concealer? It definitely has great coverage, and on the EM site they say it's great to cover skin imperfections/blemishes.

So if anyone is looking to add another concealer for this purpose I give the multi-tasking a thumbs up!

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