Saturday, December 20, 2008

Everyday Minerals review

Finally got around to doing an EDM product review. I cannot rave enough about (most) of their products (:So here's my haul from last year:

So of course, I got the FREE SAMPLE KIT (: which you only pay shipping for. The first time I bought it, shipping was only like... 3 dollars. Unbelievable! But unfortunately, the second time around, shipping was like... 9 dollars. Not so great. Either way, you're technically getting free makeup! Yay! So any way, the free sample kit comes with 3 sample size foundations, 1 sample size blush, and 1 sample size concealer. This is definately a great buy-- despite their small size, everything has lasted super long for me. I still have 4/5 pots that are practically FULL :P Anyway... I'll elaborate more on the actual makeup next.

So in the sample kit I got 3 of the same color LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATIONS in the 3 different styles: Original Glo, Semi-matte, and Intensive. They don't have the same color now that I got then but the closest shade they currently have is called Natural Reflections Golden Tan. I still buy the sample sized loose powders because they are only $2.50 and last me FOREVER. Anyway, I tend not to like loose powder too much but EDM is so light and easy to apply, not cakey or streaky, and gives a nice finish. Individually, here's how I liked the different types:

ORIGINAL GLO: gives light-medium coverage. It didn't exactly give my much of a "glow" but it was okay for everyday use without being too overwhelming.

SEMI-MATTE: I didn't like this one as much as the other two. It was a little too dull/matte for me. Again, it was okay for everyday/spot use.

INTENSIVE: this was definately my favorite of the three. It gave a smooth, silky finish that was just the right combination of coverage for flawless looking skin. Although it isn't something I'd use everyday, I bought it again recently and usually only use it for undereye coverage and spot coverage... it does the job very well.

All the foundations are very blendable, breathable, and provide good throughout-the-day coverage. I highly reccommend their foundations!My new favorite is their PRESSED POWDERS. I got one in Fairly Light - Golden since they don't have darker tones. For $12, this is really worth it. It has the same finish as the loose powder, but is way simpler to apply. The coverage is medium and gives that flawless finish. I vary applying it with their sponge and a brush, either works fine for me. I just love how easy it is though! Now I just wish they had more varying skin tones since this is still a little light for me :(

Another must-have for me is their PEARL SUNLIGHT CONCEALER. I also got the regular sunglight concealer, but this one is better because of the highlight in it. This concealer is great for applying on cheeks and this is the first product I've found that successfully gives me a dewy, fresh look. It also works well to reflect light off dark circles. Also, for a shimmery nude lip, you can just put a little on a lipgloss brush and apply it on top of simple lip balm/gloss... it'll give a nice soft shimmer. You can also use this to as a highlight color for below the brow. It's so versatile, so remember, this is a MUST HAVE!

I also bought their GENTLE LIP SCRUB which is made entirely of jojoba grains. I paid $4.50 for this and sadly, I dropped it on the floor :( However, what I did manage to save, I still can use. This works pretty well. It exfoliates lips till theyre smooth and preps for gloss. I should be using this every night but I've been neglecting to do that :P

I also got one of their BLUSHES with the free sample kit. I forget which color it was.... it was like Apple or something. Anyway, nothing much to say about this besides it's similar to the foundation in it's application, and retains fresh, fruity, just-pinched color. It blends well and isn't garish nor unnoticeable.

I got one of their COSMETIC CELLULOSE SPONGES. It can be used to apply cold creams, makeup removers, etc. But I use it to scrub and exfoliate my skin. It works as well as I could expect it to, it's soft but rough enough to get off makeup. It's more purple than the picture, but it's cute and only $2.00 (:

And lastly, yay for free stuff! I got these two LOOSE POWDER EYESHADOWS as free gifts during their Christmas specials (: This one is Floating Feathers and the second one is Mistletoe. I use the white one to highlight the inner corners of my eyes for a brighter, wider-eyed look. I used the green color during christmastime to play up the green and red theme (I paired it with cheap reddish eyeshadow, but it turned out fine). Their eyeshadows are pretty pigmented. The color lasts relatively long and doesn't crease. I don't normally have the need to use colors like these, but when I did use them, I liked them. So I'll probably look into buying a couple other shades sometime in the future.

I also got a free bronzer and finishing powder, but I gave those to my mom since I don't really use either of them. She said they work fine, similar to the application of the foundation as well.

ALL IN ALL, I really love EDM's products, especially their foundation and concealer. Since mineral makeup is the new trend in cosmetics, I'm glad I discovered this line quite awhile ago and I'm even more glad I bought it when it was cheaper. It is still affordable right now, which is another reason why I love their products (and shipping). I'm too stingy to spend $20 on only one foundation, no matter how good it is... No way am I going to get hooked on that and have to buy it all the time (knock on wood). PLUS, the shipping time is pretty darn fast and I always get every item I order (unlike ELF cosmetics... cheap crap).

So in summary, here's the good points about EVERYDAY MINERALS products:

• Reasonable prices
• Fast and affordable shipping
• Quality control and packaging is top-notch
• Foundation is virtually flawless (intensive ftw)
• All loose powders (foundation, eyeshadow, concealer) are easy to apply and blendable
• Lightweight, longlasting, non-streaky/cakey
• Mineral, natural ingredients
• Cruelty-free!

And here's some general faq from EDM:

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