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

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LOL! I am so with you on this! Doesn't it really look so nice and natural? You'll be stopping in the bathroom all day to check out your new look, lol!

That is EXACTLY what I've been doing! I normally avoid going upstairs as much as possible (that's where my bathroom is), but today I've been up there every hour or so, just to check to see how everything looks. :lol:

Yeah it's the same concept as Mineral Veil, but with a bit of a tint. It works on my very light skin - makes everything look blended and smooth.

Ooh, maybe I'd like it then...the mineral veil was too pale for me, but I did like what it did for the makeup.

How do you do it? You have new, fabulous make-up just sitting there, and you are not tempted to break it open? That's acutally very impressive :lol:

Indeed! I found the greatest little pack of mini lip glosses (with about 12 colors) for my secret santa person at work. I decided to get one for myself too. As soon as I got home, I tried on EVERY one of the 12 colors and THEN tried them on in combinations. :lol:

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Oh Julie,

You're going to have fun! :D

I tried the Plum lip gloss today, and it doesn't read orange on me at all! I'm so relieved since it did on some of you. I really like it--it's kind of a natural, sheer added color. I don't like bold lip color, so the two I bought are perfect--just a little something.

I just love the Multi Tasking Neutral as a foundation. It looks like I had a facial or a peel or something--my skin looks almost flawless (and it's not, believe me :P )

Plus, no itching like the BE :)

Mango--thanks again! I will definately be trying more--I'm eying the finishing powder, a couple eye shadows and some more of the lip gloss :wub: I love that stuff B)

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:o:huh::lol:

How do you do it? You have new, fabulous make-up just sitting there, and you are not tempted to break it open? That's acutally very impressive :lol:

Believe me, I am tempted :lol: Overly anxious even, just haven't felt well :( and I need to wash my brushes, maybe I'll take the Donna approach and forget washing them and just use them anyway........ :lol::lol:

Does anyone have a blush recommendation for me? I am super pale if that helps :lol: The blush I have been using for years is kind of a deep rose color (not too pink, not too plum). I'm terrible at figuring colors.....

I definitely don't want anything pinky, or plum, or orange- but that's what all the colors on the card look like. Of course I think someone mentioned the colors don't look like they do on the card, they definitely don't look like the swatches on-line.

I think I am making this too difficult :lol:

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This company is great to work with. I ordered my samples on a Friday, and had them on a Monday. Unfortunately, the colors I chose for my samples were all wrong. The foundations were way too light, and the blush I chose (Text Message) was way too dark. I think the blush will work well as a lip color, though. I just had to order more samples today to get darker foundations and a lighter blush. And I "accidentally" ordered some lip gloss and eyeliner. :)

Having never used this mineral type of makeup, I have an application question. I put on the colors I chose, and they looked just horrible on me. It made every wrinkle stand out and looked very dusty all over my face. Is it just that the colors were wrong, or was I putting it on wrong too? I tried to buff it in and not brush it on. Maybe it's that I chose the intensive? I don't want to look like I have a mask on. I chose the Original Glo finish for my new set of samples to see if it looks better on me. I didn't know I had that many wrinkles! :ph34r:

I haven't really worn makeup for years, and I am all out of practice.....

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Having never used this mineral type of makeup, I have an application question. I put on the colors I chose, and they looked just horrible on me. It made every wrinkle stand out and looked very dusty all over my face. Is it just that the colors were wrong, or was I putting it on wrong too? I tried to buff it in and not brush it on. Maybe it's that I chose the intensive? I don't want to look like I have a mask on. I chose the Original Glo finish for my new set of samples to see if it looks better on me. I didn't know I had that many wrinkles! :ph34r:

I haven't really worn makeup for years, and I am all out of practice.....

Yeah the wrong color will do that. Also, you only need a really small amount. Put a little into a cap (or onto any flat surface, such as a small mirror), and swirl the brush around it in. You should have such a small amount, that you can't really see it on the brush. Then you can build it up with layers. Hopefully the original glo will work better for you :)

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Does anyone have a blush recommendation for me? I am super pale if that helps :lol: The blush I have been using for years is kind of a deep rose color (not too pink, not too plum). I'm terrible at figuring colors.....

Julie, I am super fair - blonde hair, green eyes - and Apple is a great blush color.

What I love about this stuff is you don't need a lot of it to put on. I'd sprinkle some in the lid and I would think it's not enough, but there's some left over that I have to try to tap it back off the lid.

I found when I put the curser over the color, there's a description of what kind of skin tones the make-up works with. I found this to be very helpful when choosing a color.

I'm with you guys - I love this make-up too!!! :wub:

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This company is great to work with. I ordered my samples on a Friday, and had them on a Monday. Unfortunately, the colors I chose for my samples were all wrong. The foundations were way too light, and the blush I chose (Text Message) was way too dark. I think the blush will work well as a lip color, though. I just had to order more samples today to get darker foundations and a lighter blush. And I "accidentally" ordered some lip gloss and eyeliner. :)

Having never used this mineral type of makeup, I have an application question. I put on the colors I chose, and they looked just horrible on me. It made every wrinkle stand out and looked very dusty all over my face. Is it just that the colors were wrong, or was I putting it on wrong too? I tried to buff it in and not brush it on. Maybe it's that I chose the intensive? I don't want to look like I have a mask on. I chose the Original Glo finish for my new set of samples to see if it looks better on me. I didn't know I had that many wrinkles! :ph34r:

I haven't really worn makeup for years, and I am all out of practice.....

My first foundations were too dark and they made every pore show. I also think I was putting too much on in one spot, partly because it was new to me and partly because I was using the Eve Dual Fiber brush that seems to clump the makeup on in spots. It's good for under eye concealers though.

The intensive seemed to bring out more lines than the other's I tried too. It seemed thicker and clumpier when looking at it in the jar. Now I do what Mango describes and put a couple light layers on of matte (didn't get semi-matte in yet). It also helped me to moisturize really well and let it dry before I put on any of the makeups.

You can take the darker colors and mix them with foundation or lighter colors and they might suit you better. I bought Sunday Brunch and it's too orange and dark for me, but when I add some foundation, it's not too bad. I'm waiting to get my next order in so I can mix another lighter color in with it.

I think it takes some trial and error and the right brushes really seem to help a lot too.

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maybe I'll take the Donna approach and forget washing them and just use them anyway........ :lol::lol:

Laziness almost always wins out in my case, lol. :lol: (Pssst, I actually DID wash my brushes today) :P

Cruelshoes,

You may also want to tap the side of the brush against the side of the lid or jar to get the excess loose powder off the before buffing it on your face. The BE motto is swirl, tap, buff, lol. That actually puts a very thin light dusting on your face...then you can repeat if you want more coverage. I often find that I don't need as much as I think I do.

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You need a very small amount of minerals for an application. A pinch, really. As Donna said, sprinkle the pinch or so into the cap, take your brush and swirl until the minerals are in the brush and you can't see them on the surface.

Then, with the handle pointed down, tap the brush on the side of the lid and then apply in a circular motion starting with the outside of your face and work your way in.

You can add more if needed, but buff well first because that's how you get the coverage. It takes a few times to get the knack of it--most people use too much in the beginning. :)

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Ok, my sample kit came Monday, and I hadn't opened it yet...

Then tonight I caught up on this thread, and decided to play with it. Oh my gawd! I'm in love! I have NEVER found I makeup I truly liked. Ever, ever, ever. So I almost never wear it.

This stuff is the best, I still can't believe it.

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Then tonight I caught up on this thread, and decided to play with it. Oh my gawd! I'm in love! I have NEVER found I makeup I truly liked. Ever, ever, ever. So I almost never wear it.

This stuff is the best, I still can't believe it.

....says she who looks like Andie McDowell.......... <_<

:lol: :lol: :lol:

been playing wiht mine, I think I love it also!!!!!!!

found this UNBELIEVABLE salve at Target that I'd been told about (or....about which I'd been told, if you've been reading the Silly thread :lol: ) called Aquaphor. I put it on last night before bed.......awoke to the softest skin, and small acne flareups seem to have HEALED!!!!!!!! Also - works on lips - the ONLY thing so far, BTW........

so between the new makeup and the new miracle ointment.....I am a fairly happy girl!!!!!

:)

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....says she who looks like Andie McDowell.......... <_<

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: Toooooo kind, dahling, :wub: especially coming from the woman who apparently stopped aging about 10 years ago!

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I tried the Plum lip gloss today, and it doesn't read orange on me at all! I'm so relieved since it did on some of you. I really like it--it's kind of a natural, sheer added color. I don't like bold lip color, so the two I bought are perfect--just a little something.

I just love the Multi Tasking Neutral as a foundation. It looks like I had a facial or a peel or something--my skin looks almost flawless (and it's not, believe me :P )

Plus, no itching like the BE :)

Patti, I am delighted this is working for you!!

Having never used this mineral type of makeup, I have an application question. I put on the colors I chose, and they looked just horrible on me. It made every wrinkle stand out and looked very dusty all over my face. Is it just that the colors were wrong, or was I putting it on wrong too? I tried to buff it in and not brush it on. Maybe it's that I chose the intensive? I don't want to look like I have a mask on. I chose the Original Glo finish for my new set of samples to see if it looks better on me. I didn't know I had that many wrinkles! :ph34r:

I agree that the color match is key, and also not using too much. I am still getting the hang of it but the comments the others made are good. My first foundation was close but too dark and it made me look really wrinkley too.

Also I think once you know the foundation color you want, in your next sample set get one of each of the formulas in that color and you might find a coverage that is just right for you.

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Well, even though I woke up incredibly late (4:40, for me that's late on a work day, lol), I actually wore makeup TO WORK today for the first time in at least 10 years! Not much...just a little foundation with a little of the blush and some lip gloss, but I think that's probably enough to cause most people to take a double take when they see me, lol. We'll see...I don't expect anyone else in for about another hour, lol.

Must....fight....the....urge....to....go....put....more....stuff....in my shopping cart!! :lol:

Seriously though...this is great stuff, but I REALLY need to stop spending money...need to have my carpet replaced SOON for health reasons, but lordy, my old makeup was causing breakouts and itchy skin, and this stuff so far is not, so...

I'm so conflicted. :lol::lol:

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Ok girly girls, (to quote cruelshoes) - based on the theory that 8 pages on makeup can't be wrong, I ordered some.

I'm counting on you ladies to all have been telling the truth...

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Also I think once you know the foundation color you want, in your next sample set get one of each of the formulas in that color and you might find a coverage that is just right for you.

I think I really need to do this. I've been wearing Multi-Tasking Intensive and I'm starting to wonder if maybe Sandy Fair would be better for me, or if I should have given matte or semi matte more of a chance :lol:

aaahhhh too many choices! :blink:

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I'm counting on you ladies to all have been telling the truth...

LOL Well, I have to say that I've been using Bare Minerals for YEARS now and loved it, and probably would never have changed if it didn't seem to be reacting all of a sudden, lol. So the fact that this DOESN'T seem to make me react or breakout is a huge part of my big love fest. :P

Did you get a sample kit?

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Ok girly girls, (to quote cruelshoes) - based on the theory that 8 pages on makeup can't be wrong, I ordered some.

I'm counting on you ladies to all have been telling the truth...

Welcome to the club!

When you get a chance--let us know what you ordered :P

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Hello ladies,

I ordered a sample kit of this stuff quite a while ago (when this thread first started I think...) and I got it, but I didn't like it. I don't know if I ordered the wrong thing, but it didn't work at all! It's like there was no coverage...so I went back to using my Prescriptives liquid foundation.

Any ideas?

Kassandra

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Well, I guess I don't really try for coverage. I use a small eyeshadow type brush to dab on a little of the foundation on any spots (for instance I have a brown spot near my eye and the remnants of 3 blemishes), then put a couple of really thin layers of the foundation on all over. The spots that need to be covered are, but the rest of the face is just sort of blended.

The formulation of the foundation in this brand can make a difference in coverage I think, as can the type of brush used. If I use a kabuki brush, I get a very, very thing layer of minerals, but if I use a flat brush, I get a much heavier application. Since I'm old, lol, I tend to not want the heavy coverage, but go for a couple of thin ones...which seems to be just enough for me.

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Well, I guess I don't really try for coverage. I use a small eyeshadow type brush to dab on a little of the foundation on any spots (for instance I have a brown spot near my eye and the remnants of 3 blemishes), then put a couple of really thin layers of the foundation on all over. The spots that need to be covered are, but the rest of the face is just sort of blended.

I have the remnants of about 100,000 blemishes LOL. To get coverage, I do a layer of intensive foundation with the flat top brush, then another with the kabuki. I do a dusting of mint green concealer with a lighter, fluffy brush over my really red areas...then, I dab on Intensive Fair concealer with a concealer brush.........I finish with a layer of finishing dust.

Wow. I don't think it's normal to have to put that much effort in :ph34r::rolleyes:, but my face is really really really covered in scars and this method does the trick :)

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Well I tried my samples :lol:

Thursday I tried one foundation color, Fair Intensive, I thought it was a little pale and powdery white looking for me. I also used just an old Perscriptives brush I had and I think the brushes you use with this type of make-up (mineral make-up) DOES make a difference.

Which brings me to your question Kass, I think having a stiff brush like a kabuki brush to really buff it in the skin is what will give you coverage you are looking for. That's what works for me anyway. And to echo what everyone else said, you really have to start with a little bit and really buff and buff and buff and BUFF!, then repeat with another layer or two if necessary.

Friday I tried Multi-taksing Intensive and I used my BE kabuki brush. I think this color is the perfect match for me (but I have yet to try Fair medium Intensive and I want to try the Fair Intensive again only with the kabuki). The coverage was amazing! I also used my mint concealer, only I applied it with a concealer Perscriptives brush I have BEFORE I buffed on the foundation, is this the wrong order Mango?? I noticed you put it on top of your foundation, so maybe I am doing this wrong :lol: .

I actually used my BE Warmth as blush and it really worked well.

My only question is about the different foundation types, Intensive, Matte, and so on. I thought at first my skin looked just a touch dry and flakey, this changed the longer I wore it throughout the day. BUt I am wondering if a Matte or Semi Matte would be better, those have moisture correct? Or am I wrong about that?

Laura, thanks for the blush suggestion. I am definitely going to order Apple in my next sample kit.

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Friday I tried Multi-taksing Intensive and I used my BE kabuki brush. I think this color is the perfect match for me (but I have yet to try Fair medium Intensive and I want to try the Fair Intensive again only with the kabuki). The coverage was amazing! I also used my mint concealer, only I applied it with a concealer Perscriptives brush I have BEFORE I buffed on the foundation, is this the wrong order Mango?? I noticed you put it on top of your foundation, so maybe I am doing this wrong :lol: .

I'm glad you finally tried your samples Julie. Are you feeling any better?

About the order LOL, you probably do need something over the green, so your way is probably good. I use mint and intensive fair concealer, so I do foundation, mint, intensive fair then finishing dust (but I don't think it's normal to wear that many different types of concealer, so your way is probably better).

About the different forumulas, I have a sample of multi-tasking in semi-matte and I ordered a mini size of multi-tasking in intensive. I'm starting to think I like semi-matte better. Intensive gets a bit cakey on me mid-day. It doesn't go on as smooth and makes my pores show a little more. I need to keep experimenting to find the best color/formula combination though :wacko::blink::lol:

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www.everydayminerals.com

Someone on this board recommended it to me like a year ago, and a I just I finally got around to ordering the free samples of foundation, blush and concealer last week. I really like it :)

So anyway, I just kind of went crazy, and ordered a foundation, three different concealers, two finishing powders, two blushes, lipgloss, blotting papers, and four eye colors :ph34r: ....but....all that was only $50 (one foundation from Bare Minerals is $25, so....that's a pretty good deal :D)

Does anybody else use this stuff? It's really, really natural (less ingredients than Bare Minerals and no parabens). From their website:

thanks for the info, I am really into all natural everything and I will definately check this out. it sounds really economical.

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I got my second set of samples yesterday. The blush I chose (chit chat) is perfect for me. It's a nice rose color with just a little bit of sparkle. The foundation colors I chose are much better for me, but I still haven't gotten the application technique down yet. I ended up getting one of those spongy makeup applicator wedge thingies wet and mixing in some of the foundation and applying it that way. Seemed to work OK. I don't have the right kind of brushes, and I think from reading the other posts in this now very lengthy thread :D , that makes a difference. Now that I have found a foundation color that works for me, I will order a set that comes with brushes.

I got the smoky eyeliner and just love it! I have never worked with a powdered eyeliner before, and I love how it looks. I do need to get a brush for it, though. I just used a regular eyeshadow applicator, and that worked, but I think I could get a finer line with a brush that was specifically made for eyeliner.

The only problem I had with my order was the lip gloss I ordered. I love the color (plum dust), but the tube doesn't work. I turn and turn the little dial thingie to get it to come out and nothing happens. Guess I'll have to return that for a replacement after the holidays.

I wore this makeup to a Christmas event last night, and got lots of compliments on how nice I looked. :D With the help of you girly-girls, I'll get this makeup thing down yet! :lol:

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