Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Everyday Minerals

ADD ON: When I did this post a couple of days ago, I only tested the color on my face without wearing full on make up. But guess what? After apply everything on today, the minerals feel so light, it feels as thou there's nothing on my skin. 

I've been using liquid foundation for the past few months since I've started exploring make up and I like how it appears on the skin, but not the ickiness of it. I was initially skeptical about apply powder mineral foundation fearing that it might cake but now I'm a convert. The coverage may be sheer, but mineral make up is buildable. What I did was to mix the 3 bases I ordered to get a better match. I reckon since our skin tones are not perfect, we might be a olive skin with yellow under tones and veins etc etc etc (all our horrible imperfections), mixing the different formulas work well to provide a coverage for the different imperfections.

Here's the last tip, use a paint palette to mix the colors and application. Especially when working with a damp brush (provides a nicer finish), you don't want to contaminate the rest of the minerals in the tub.

It's here, it's finally here! My stuff from Everyday Minerals arrived in the post yesterday. It always put a huge grin on my face whenever parcels arrive, don't we all love that feeling. And the best part, I made pretty good choices with the colors. 

Let's start with the brushes - synthetic and soft, It's definitely value for money. I mean come on, US$6, $5 and $7 for concealer, eye shadow and foundation brush respectively, it's a steal isn't it?

Now, the colors... For the bases, I've got Warm Tan (Original-Glo), Buff-Beige Natural (Matte) and Olive-Sandy Olive (Semi-matte), all of which disappears into my skin, almost the perfect match for my medium tone skin. For first time orders, my advice would be to get something close to your skin tone, another darker and lighter. EM comes in pigments so you will be able to mix the colors to suit your skin tone. The descriptions does help in the decision making as well. So it's good to read and compare the undertones and suitability of the colors. 

The blushes are love! I've got Summer Stroll and All Smiles, both of which appears to look orangey-peachy in color. There're extremely pigmented, hence a little goes a long way. When the color settles, it provides a nice glowing flush on the cheeks, very natural. But both colors look similar on my skin tone.

As for the eye shadows, I picked Cypress and Swing Set. Both are bought with intentions to blend and sparkle with other darker eye shadows. Cypress is shimmery but not OTT, it gives a subtle shimmer on to lids. Swing Set is a basic matte grey eye shadow. These can also be used with a damp eye shadow brush. 

The only problem I got is the concealer, in Sunlight Color Corrector. It's a tad bit pale when I apply it under my eyes to cover dark circles. But works well after applying the bases and blending. It just doesn't cover spot blemishes very well. 

Ultimately I am a happy girl. I'm so pleased with the brushes I actually placed another set of order just half an hour ago! They've replenish stock for the Slanted Blush brush as well as the Baby Kabuki brush and so I'm getting them! And since I've placed an order, I might as well throw in a Free Sample Kit with new colors (Yayyy!). Buying everything in sample sizes, I can allow myself more colors and options. And guess what, they threw in a pressed eye shadow palette for free!

Oh btw, try this discount code "CHEER", it should give you an overall 5% discount (exclude shipping). I love Everyday Minerals!

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