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

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So one of the books I bought was "Making Faces" by Kevin Aucoin. He has a website and on the website are some makeup application tips along with a lot of other stuff (he doesn't use just minerals though):

http://www.kevynaucoin.com/

That's a great website, Donna.

So I have a great tip for everyone:

Apply your foundation wet!

Put your foundation brush under the faucet, then dab it into a tissue. Continue as you normally would. Oh wow! It goes on so smoothly and hides pores this way! I love it! :D

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Hey ladies - did you realize this thread is up over 1000 posts now? Who knew there was so much to say about makeup?

I sent EM an email yesterday while their website was down, and I also asked if they could give out any information about the new special. They replied back that the website was back up, but convenielntly neglected to answer my question about the new special. <_< I think I am going to give it until next payday, and if there is no special I am going to order anyway.

We are totally broke right now (just spent $800 for my husband's brakes, and $150 for tires for my car :( ), but I do have the $25 my Grandmother gave me for Christmas. I was going to try to buy some kind of organizer with it, but I really think I need to use it to buy more Everyday Minerals.

Also, I was walking around in Walmart yesterday while my tires were being fixed. Somehow I ended up in the sporting goods section. They had some really inexpensive tackle boxes that I think would work great for organizing makeup. Since I had time to burn, I compared them side by side with some of the organizers in the cosmetics section. The tackle boxes were half the price and had just as many compartments and shelves. And they come with a very informative little booklet on how to bait a hook and catch a big fish. Who knows when that's going to come in handy. :) OK - they arent purple and sparkly, but I think I am going to invest in one next payday. I am driving myself crazy trying to find the color I want in the plastic shoebox I have everything in now.

Today:

Multitasking foundation - Intensive (I really think I prefer original glo, though)

Jump Rope blush

Good China Base

Cool Breeze lid

Net Surfing crease

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I am getting so frustrated with this waiting. I emptied my cart on Saturday and was just going to get a new sample kit, then I convinced myself they would have a new special on Monday. So I redid my order, plus some. Now I am back to thinking I should just go ahead and order the sample kit.

What to do, what to do. I had hoped to have a good special and get the faster shipping on the whole thing.

I am going to try the wet brush. That sounds promising to me. My makeup always looks better a few hours later than it does when I first put it on. The longer it is on, the better it looks.

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The tackle boxes were half the price and had just as many compartments and shelves. OK - they arent purple and sparkly, but I think I am going to invest in one next payday. I am driving myself crazy trying to find the color I want in the plastic shoebox I have everything in now.

Purple sparkly glue pens are pretty cheap ;)

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My makeup always looks better a few hours later than it does when I first put it on. The longer it is on, the better it looks.

I agree - it's the same for me. It seems like I put on my makeup and it looks a little rough at first. But then 30 or so minutes later it settles in or something and looks really great. I've certainly never had anything that stays looking good all day before. EM really holds up.

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Mango, great avatar. You're beautiful! :)

I about spewed my drink over the 80's hair picture! OMG! :lol:

Hi to all the newbies (and lurkers)! LOL!

I have another sample kit in my cart and the eye shadow kit. My friend and I decided to split the kit. I ordered a lot of what I saw others liked. The last thing in my kit is the Cherry Fizz lipgloss.

Today I'm wearing:

Foundation - medium (original glo)

Concealer - mint

Blush - jump rope

Eye Shadow - Clinique (please don't shoot me)

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I really can't believe Carina didn't come back from New York with some exciting news and a new special. I'm a little bummed but am determined to wait it out...or find another mineral makeup compnay to try.

Your site is interesting Donna. That's the first time I've seen Kevyn spelled with a 'y'.

I found this site which shows some application tips:

Makeup Guide

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So one of the books I bought was "Making Faces" by Kevin Aucoin.

I have always wanted this book since it came out, which has been a few years now. I remember him promoting the book on some tv news show and I thought it would be a good book to have for basic make-up tips.

So I have a great tip for everyone:

Apply your foundation wet!

A most excellent tip of the day!

And they come with a very informative little booklet on how to bait a hook and catch a big fish. Who knows when that's going to come in handy. :)

:lol::lol: Colleen, a multi-functional investment for you, this little box.

My makeup always looks better a few hours later than it does when I first put it on. The longer it is on, the better it looks.

I notice this phenomenon as well

Eye Shadow - Clinique (please don't shoot me)

As long as its only *1* non-EM item, your life shall be spared :lol:

:D

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omg her skin looks so good!

(Oh no, more stuff to consider buying! :ph34r: LOL)

LOL. I'm starting to stray to other makeup companies. I just can't help myself. EM is letting me down!

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:D Cheri--

I'm still using my Smashbox eye shadow. :ph34r:

Okay well since we're confessing, I think I'm going to order some lip gloss and concealer from Lumiere Minerals, and you all know about my adventures with Maybelline :ph34r: LOL

Oh - and I went to get some Ecco Bella from the health food store last night. They were all sold out! Everyone must have read my Maybelline posts! LOL j/k

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I really can't believe Carina didn't come back from New York with some exciting news and a new special. I'm a little bummed but am determined to wait it out...or find another mineral makeup compnay to try.

LOL. I'm starting to stray to other makeup companies. I just can't help myself. EM is letting me down!

Ah me too! I can't believe there isn't a new special. I've had a cart full since the 22nd just waiting! I went and looked at a bunch of other mineral makeup companies....but.....they're just not the same. The sites aren't as easy to navigate, and the color descriptions for the foundation just aren't as good. A few of them have only 3 or 4 foundation colors! (light, medium, tan, dark) I've started considering placing my EM order even without a new special <_<

Today I'm wearing:

Sandy Fair original glo

Cherry fizz as blush (love this! more subtle than apple, which was too bright for me)

Countryside eyeshadow (just one color today, I was tired)

Girl's day lipstick

What does putting on the foundation wet do differently than putting it on dry? I'm curious now...I might have to try it tonight after my shower. And then wash my face again.

-Em

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Okay well since we're confessing, I think I'm going to order some lip gloss and concealer from Lumiere Minerals, and you all know about my adventures with Maybelline :ph34r: LOL

Oh - and I went to get some Ecco Bella from the health food store last night. They were all sold out! Everyone must have read my Maybelline posts! LOL j/k

I had to go look at this site, some of thier eyeshadows are very pretty and their concelor looks much better then EM. hmmm decisions decisions.

Wasnt i just getting lectured for thinking of straying last week, and now it looks like others want to also lol

paula

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Ah me too! I can't believe there isn't a new special. I've had a cart full since the 22nd just waiting! I went and looked at a bunch of other mineral makeup companies....but.....they're just not the same. The sites aren't as easy to navigate, and the color descriptions for the foundation just aren't as good. A few of them have only 3 or 4 foundation colors! (light, medium, tan, dark) I've started considering placing my EM order even without a new special <_<

Today I'm wearing:

Sandy Fair original glo

Cherry fizz as blush (love this! more subtle than apple, which was too bright for me)

Countryside eyeshadow (just one color today, I was tired)

Girl's day lipstick

What does putting on the foundation wet do differently than putting it on dry? I'm curious now...I might have to try it tonight after my shower. And then wash my face again.

-Em

That's what I think about other websites too. None of them are quite as great as EM's.

Putting on the foundation wet makes it really smooth, and the coverage is a bit heavier I think (but in a good way). It's also less messy that way, and it hides pores really nicely.

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Hi, I've missed quite a few pages here as I have been in transition.

But I think I have finally figured out the answer to the make-up accentuating fine lines.

First, I went to Clinique and took back the things I couldn't use and got $120 back. Now I wish I had brought back more with me from overseas! I talked with them about the skin care issues, and they have some new products that are gluten free--with rice bran, etc. Anyway, I stepped up the clarifying lotion to a stronger one, and added an extra moisturizer. I think this is helping. My skin has become more dry this year--perhaps age, perhaps going gluten-free.

Second, I rechecked my EM foundations when I got back to the USA, and my bathroom here has natural lighting. I put on a lighter foundation that I had "eliminated" and was just using on my eyes. Wow!! No fine lines!!

So, what I was using and was convinced was a good match was too dark! The day I switched, I had a haircut and asked my beautician about my foundation and she said it was a great match.

Now, I need to figure out which formula is the best. I may call and talk to them. I am using semi-matte. Do you all think I should switch to original glow? I hope they have a special soon because I have only a little of the foundation I now prefer.

One other thing I tried was mixing my EM foundation into moisturizer. I did this with the other color I was using and thought it helped a bit with the lines, but changing color helped more. I don't like the messiness of this though.

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Ah me too! I can't believe there isn't a new special. I've had a cart full since the 22nd just waiting! I went and looked at a bunch of other mineral makeup companies....but.....they're just not the same. The sites aren't as easy to navigate, and the color descriptions for the foundation just aren't as good. A few of them have only 3 or 4 foundation colors! (light, medium, tan, dark) I've started considering placing my EM order even without a new special <_<

Hey Em, I can't either! I feel the same way about the other sites. When I can't find the important stuff like ingredients and freebies, I move on. Oh check this one out it's called............................of all things........................BM..........................LOL! But don't you think this is what we look like perusing over our EM stuff. lol!

They do have some great tips, though!

BM's Website and Makeup Tips

Wasnt i just getting lectured for thinking of straying last week, and now it looks like others want to also lol

paula

Yes Paula, I was trying to keep you on the straight and narrow, but now I'm caving!

That's what I think about other websites too. None of them are quite as great as EM's.

Putting on the foundation wet makes it really smooth, and the coverage is a bit heavier I think (but in a good way). It's also less messy that way, and it hides pores really nicely.

I agree! Some great makeup tips on them though!

I'm trying the wet brush foundation technique tomorrow. I've got a few pores that need hiding.

But I think I have finally figured out the answer to the make-up accentuating fine lines.

One other thing I tried was mixing my EM foundation into moisturizer. I did this with the other color I was using and thought it helped a bit with the lines, but changing color helped more. I don't like the messiness of this though.

So glad you figured out your makeup! I have normal to dry skin and like the 'origanal glo' the best. The semi-matte is ok, too. I also don't want to really have to mix the moisturizer in with the foundation, but I liked Mangos tip about wetting the brush and using it with water.

I also found this technique interesting. I'm trying the 'butterfly' technique on the eyes tomorrow!

Butterfly Eyes

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Hello all, just waiting for my wondreful package to come!!! Anyhow, hopefully by the end of the week i will have it!! ohh and this is off subject, but my aunt out in oregon is going gluten free, she says in the past when she did it she felt better, so i convinced her to do it..lol its so exciting for me, cuz someone else that i am close with, even though we live so far away, that is willing to take the leap. she saw me when i was a kid and knows how messed up i was, but i think in all of this it will bring us even closer than we already are...she said she might send me a package with some gluten free stuff!! she is going to get up on this site too! YAY!!!

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Here are some interesting foundation techniques I found on the BM website: (hope I'm not boring you all with this information) :P

To create a medium-to-heavy coverage, you can try the any (or a combination) of the following methods:

1) Apply the foundation powder by using a foundation brush (flat brush head with nylon bristles) or makeup sponge. Press, instead of brush, the powder on and blend.

2) Use a powder brush with shorter and thicker (denser) brush head. The mineral powder will adhere to your skin better when applied with slight pressure, and a shorter and thicker brush head allows you to control the pressure better. Our <b>Everyday Kabuki Brush</b>, <b>Luscious Kabuki Brush</b> and <b>Flat-Top Buffer</b> are all designed to give you excellent control for mineral foundation application.

3) "Foiling". This refers to an application method of using a slightly damp brush. Our favorite method: Using a kabuki or buffer brush, pick up some foundation powder, tap the brush handle to slightly set powder into the brush hair, then spray the brush with one or two spritz of mineral toner. Then apply the powder in a circular/buffing motion.

4) Apply several layers of the foundation powder. Since Beaut

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All this talk of ordering...I must confess I considered ordering today anyway, even without a special, but I KNOW I'd kick myself it they put up another one anytime this week, lol.

Colleen,

Yep! I love my craft tote. I was also looking at plastic tool boxes. I got a couple at Orchard Supply when I was painting regularly...they were much cheaper than the paint boxes in art stores, and held just as much if not more.

I like the way my makeup up looks right from the beginning, and it really lasts all day...I can hardly believe that. I still need to experiment with the eye area though. I'm going to try the finishing powder as a primer...my eyelids sweat so much and I tend to get crease lines.

Eye Shadow - Clinique (please don't shoot me)

NO problemo, lol. I'm still considering ordering the stuff I STILL have in my cart over at that luxe place Susie posted about, lol.

Julie,

The pictures of the makeovers are just fabulous! I haven't started reading it yet...I'm reading the other one first, lol.

Mango,

I'm still using my old drugstore lip glosses...in fact I've gone lip gloss crazy since using EM, lol. And, I just bought some cover girl lash blast, so I guess we are all in the same boat. :P

Paula,

See what you started! :lol:

I really can't believe Carina didn't come back from New York with some exciting news and a new special. I'm a little bummed but am determined to wait it out...or find another mineral makeup compnay to try.

Me too...maybe she's just overwhelmed with the new site launch, etc.

The sites aren't as easy to navigate, and the color descriptions for the foundation just aren't as good. A few of them have only 3 or 4 foundation colors! (light, medium, tan, dark) I've started considering placing my EM order even without a new special <_<

I agree. I love the way the EM website is set up, adn I love the choices in foundations...I've NEVER seen so many choices.

Second, I rechecked my EM foundations when I got back to the USA, and my bathroom here has natural lighting. I put on a lighter foundation that I had "eliminated" and was just using on my eyes. Wow!! No fine lines!!

So, what I was using and was convinced was a good match was too dark! The day I switched, I had a haircut and asked my beautician about my foundation and she said it was a great match.

Yeah...just what the EM website said! Glad you found one that worked.

I also found this technique interesting. I'm trying the 'butterfly' technique on the eyes tomorrow!

I'll have to look at all the links posted tomorrow. I've been so flippin busy at work I may not have time there, but I'll have more time at home tomorrow.

Hello all, just waiting for my wondreful package to come!!! Anyhow, hopefully by the end of the week i will have it!! ohh and this is off subject, but my aunt out in oregon is going gluten free, she says in the past when she did it she felt better, so i convinced her to do it..lol its so exciting for me, cuz someone else that i am close with, even though we live so far away, that is willing to take the leap. she saw me when i was a kid and knows how messed up i was, but i think in all of this it will bring us even closer than we already are...she said she might send me a package with some gluten free stuff!! she is going to get up on this site too! YAY!!!

How cool about your aunt! That IS exciting!!!

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Hello all, just waiting for my wondreful package to come!!! Anyhow, hopefully by the end of the week i will have it!! ohh and this is off subject, but my aunt out in oregon is going gluten free, she says in the past when she did it she felt better, so i convinced her to do it..lol its so exciting for me, cuz someone else that i am close with, even though we live so far away, that is willing to take the leap. she saw me when i was a kid and knows how messed up i was, but i think in all of this it will bring us even closer than we already are...she said she might send me a package with some gluten free stuff!! she is going to get up on this site too! YAY!!!

Hey Jodi, that is good news about your Aunt. It's so worth going gluten-free if it makes her feel better. Nice of her to be sending you a package. Maybe you can tell her about EM when you get your package and she can join us here too.

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OK so I finally got all of my makeup then had to have surgery....they are all sitting in their cute little containers unused. At least I have something to look forward to when I do feel like wearing makeup again...if you saw me all would agree I could use some <_< Nice to be back among the living....hope everyone is well

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:lol: Joni...BM ... LOL

I always want to refer to Bare Minerals as BM on here, but then I think "gosh, I don't hate it that much." :ph34r: LOL

That's a great website though, and those butterfly eyes are awesome. I want to try that too. You should take a pic of your eyes if you do it tomorrow :D

Hello all, just waiting for my wondreful package to come!!! Anyhow, hopefully by the end of the week i will have it!! ohh and this is off subject, but my aunt out in oregon is going gluten free, she says in the past when she did it she felt better, so i convinced her to do it..lol its so exciting for me, cuz someone else that i am close with, even though we live so far away, that is willing to take the leap. she saw me when i was a kid and knows how messed up i was, but i think in all of this it will bring us even closer than we already are...she said she might send me a package with some gluten free stuff!! she is going to get up on this site too! YAY!!!

Yay I hope you get your package soon! That's great news about your Aunt!

We haven't been demoted to the gab forum yet, so technically, you are not at all off topic! :lol:

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We haven't been demoted to the gab forum yet, so technically, you are not at all off topic! :lol:

Demoted!!!!! You make the gab forum sound like a place for degenerates and delinquents . . . oh . . . never mind.

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Good evening everyone :)

Joni, GREAT links and info, LOVE it!! I am going to look everything over.

Oh - and I went to get some Ecco Bella from the health food store last night. They were all sold out! Everyone must have read my Maybelline posts! LOL j/k

Well you know Ecco Bella mascara is all the rage :D

I confess I use non-EM products as well, my Ecco Bella mascara and Cowgirl lip balm...... BUT THAT'S IT!!

I am loyal to my EM :lol:

That's what I think about other websites too. None of them are quite as great as EM's.

Ditto!

EM's website is really well done.

Hi, I've missed quite a few pages here as I have been in transition.

But I think I have finally figured out the answer to the make-up accentuating fine lines.

Second, I rechecked my EM foundations when I got back to the USA, and my bathroom here has natural lighting. I put on a lighter foundation that I had "eliminated" and was just using on my eyes. Wow!! No fine lines!!

So, what I was using and was convinced was a good match was too dark! The day I switched, I had a haircut and asked my beautician about my foundation and she said it was a great match.

Now, I need to figure out which formula is the best. I may call and talk to them. I am using semi-matte. Do you all think I should switch to original glow?

Hi Sherry!

I'm glad that tip worked for you with the fine lines, using a lighter foundation :D

You might want to try the original glo if you are looking for more moisture, I also read on the EM community boards some people like to mix intensive with original glo, or a matte and a original glo, to customize the amount of moisture.

my aunt out in oregon is going gluten free,

Hope your makeup gets there really soon! And good news on your aunt :)

All this talk of ordering...I must confess I considered ordering today anyway, even without a special, but I KNOW I'd kick myself it they put up another one anytime this week, lol.

I am considering placing my order too....I might just give it til the end of the week <_<

OK so I finally got all of my makeup then had to have surgery....they are all sitting in their cute little containers unused. At least I have something to look forward to when I do feel like wearing makeup again...if you saw me all would agree I could use some <_< Nice to be back among the living....hope everyone is well

Donna! Surgery? Are you ok? Get well soon so you can wear your fabulous EM make-up

I always want to refer to Bare Minerals as BM on here, but then I think "gosh, I don't hate it that much." :ph34r: LOL

So do I :lol: Everytime I want to make a reference to Bare Minerals and I start to type it out I think, hmmm, better go with "BE"

:lol:

Demoted!!!!! You make the gab forum sound like a place for degenerates and delinquents . . . oh . . . never mind.

Ah yes, that's what happens to threads up here in the serious straight forward northern regions if they get off topic, gabby and out of control

Banished down south to the gab category .....

:lol:

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