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on 7/9/2015 4:08:00 PM
More reviews by hagetat
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
This powder matte foundation didn't work for me. Let's start with the package. The holes are so small in the plastic lid that no powder came out not matter how hard I shook it. I took the cover off and it made a mess on my vanity. I applied it with a brush and the coverage was very light. I couldn't build it. I am 46 and my skin is oily and I have some large pores. This powder foundation did nothing to blur my pores or for oil control. I don't need a lot of coverage form a foundation but this coverage was so minimal. I tried to use a primer, no primer with the product, it didn't make any difference for me. I am disappointed in this product. I didn't know about their sample kit. Definitely try it before you commit. I am going to try and use this as a setting powder. I will not repurchase or recommend.
on 7/6/2015 6:02:00 PM
More reviews by squeakermama1
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Let me start by saying that I have used this product for at least the last 6 years. The reason for my long history is the fact that they have a wonderful olive shade that matches me perfect. Sadly since having aging skin (fine lines under my eyes and the my pores more pronounced) I have had to not be a return buyer. Sniff. This stuff is a great mineral power with lots of coverage and LOVE that it's also matte but the powder is simply not fine enough for more (clears throat) mature skin. It tends to show EVERY bump and line on your face making me look haggard. I do recommend for younger faces and they offer a great free (you pay for shipping) free try out package. I think it's also a great buy for the price. I did give one star for packaging since I find the loose powder container frustrating. Small holes that either release no powder or tons of it if you forget to slide the cover over it. I used an empty mineral powder container from a different brand. So turning a page , I now buy a more pricey but great powder by Jane ordeal called PurePressed Base in Golden Glow.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/24/2014 12:53:00 AM
More reviews by sourskittleash
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
LOVE LOVE LOVE!I've used Semi-Matte but because I have acne scars, I need totally matte so they are not highlighted more by the slight 'glowiness' semi-matte gives.I am NC35 in MAC and got 3W Golden Beige. It feels just a bit dark so I mix it with 2W Golden Light. DO NOT follow what the shade looks like in the box, when you apply it it tends to look darker.I'm very happy with the staying power and matte look, have no complaints. It's medium to full coverage. I use a puff sponge to apply as per the advice of YouTube guru GossMakeupArtist. He recommends if you have icepick acne scars like me, instead of using a kabuki brush, patting a puff sponge in will cover up the acne dents better.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 10/10/2014 2:12:00 PM
More reviews by Mina_LaFleur
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I got the seven piece sample to test out the colours and coverage of a few foundations. I really glad I did, because this foundation just didn't work well for me, despite giving it a few tries with different moisturizers, no moisturizer, sheer application, etc. The biggest issues for me were that I didn't find the coverage buildable at all, and it reacted very strangely with moisturizer. Granted, I tried this out in summer, but if it doesn't work in the heat, it's not much good to me. With sunscreen or other moisturizers, as soon as I'd be outside for 10 minutes, I'd have beads of moisture on my nose - something that never happens to me in any other situation! It was a pretty fast deal breaker, though I did try again a couple more times at night just strolling my neighbourhood. Still didn't behave very well. I highly recommend Lucy Minerals foundation if you prefer more coverage, longer wear, and more product for your money. I saw a comparison video on youtube that showed the mountain of EM product she would have had to use compared to the very small amount of LM for the same coverage. She wasn't kidding!
on 9/3/2014 8:16:00 PM
More reviews by vix5586
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
Note: the reviews below are for the old formulation of EM makeups. They have since eliminated the Lauroyl Lysine that made people break out and returned to their original formula.I was a Pur Minerals junkie for over 10 years. I could never find anything better (tried Bare Minerals & various drugstore brands). Lately, as I get older, I found my Pur just wasn't giving enough coverage as I'd like. I found myself buying for concealers and CC creams to try to add coverage of my acne scars. I was spending a ton and still not getting the results I wanted. I started to suspect my skin just wasn't matching their shades anymore. After trying my 3rd compact (I went from Blush Medium to Golden Medium to Light Tan), I was still not satisfied and was actually looking into Sheer Cover when I stumbled across Everyday Minerals online and decided to give it a shot because of their free sample offer. I paid approximately $2.00 shipping for 7 samples (4 foundation shades, 2 finishing powders and a bronzer). First off, every makeup company should offer this...fantastic marketing, as I wouldn't have tried the product without this! I really wasn't sure it could beat Pur...until I tried their Tan 5N shade. Holy crap. It's like they formulated it especially for my face. The shade matches so perfectly. My issue with Pur is there are no neutral options, you have to fall into a golden or a blush. I have now realized why the golden always looked a bit too yellow-y for me and the blush, too pinkl. I'm a neutral! This product is also 1/2 the cost of Pur. I ordered the full size, however I'm still using up my sample packet. You need so little of this product that I've seriously gotten WEEKS of use out of 1 sample pack! And I like medium to fuller coverage! I used my IT Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and this base. I use this in combination with their Pearl Finishing Dust. My skin looks flawless and somehow gets better as the day goes on. Words can't express how much I love this makeup :)
on 8/14/2014 7:01:00 AM
More reviews by Sarahtiel
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I switched to this from the BareMinerals (BM) Matte Powder foundation, mainly because the colour range works better for me and the Everyday Minerals (EDM) powder is now free from Lauroyl Lysine. The palest shade of BM is too orangey on my skin-tone, but EDM rosy fair is a good match. The EDM version is less matte than BM, which might be a downside for some people, but I rather like the EDM finish as its a very 'natural matte' that makes it easier to pull-off the 'no-makeup makeup look'. I don't notice much difference with wear time or coverage, except that I can build up the EDM foundation better because of the superior colour match although EDM goes cakey slightly easier if you put too much on at once. In all, I'll definitely be sticking with EDM and wouldn't go back to BM. HOWEVER, this EDM product has one massive downside. The packaging is a bit rubbish, it's hard to get the powder out into the lid and when it does come out it seems to go everywhere and makes a lot of mess, something I didn't have much problem with for the BM equivalent.
on 7/2/2014 5:20:00 PM
More reviews by Soleduvala
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
So far the only foundation that has perfectly matched my skin. No thanks to their 7 free samples of course, where you get to chose blushes and bases to find your perfect color. Anyways, I know it's a bad habit but sometimes I forget to take my makeup off at night and this is the only foundation which hasn't caused me to break out. Sheer matte foundation. Also it's very light weight so it's perfect for the summer! Also, the shipping is very fast. I love it!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/6/2014 4:15:00 PM
More reviews by merwinak
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
THE ORIGINAL FORMULA IS BACK!!! Woo-Hoo! Everyday Minerals has come back to it's roots and brought back their original bases of matte and also semi-matte. It looks like they have discontinued all of their products with lauryl lysine. According to some reviews this ingredient caused break-outs and the bases containing it had less coverage than the original formula. I am over-the-moon happy about this because I searched high and low for another mineral makeup that would provide enough coverage for my rosacea issues at a reasonable cost. The color names have changed but the website gives the old color names as well. The only thing that would be better is if they brought back the Intensive formula which has better coverage than any of their other bases. They are also selling retail at some Whole Foods but check their online info to see if your store carries it yet.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 3/15/2014 4:37:00 PM
More reviews by brinkerbarry
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I've worked in high end salons and spas for over a decade, so I've used ALL the mineral makeups. Some of which I'm pretty sure aren't even around anymore. I use a concealer brush to apply a little powder around my eyes, nose, and chin, and then follow up with the kabuki over the whole face. Wears very well. I have very oily, sensitive skin and I prefer the matte finish because it has less mica in it. Oily skin + mica = SUPER SHINY. I don't like it. And this doesn't irritate my skin the way other product lines have. AND it's very reasonably priced. Love!
on 1/10/2014 11:12:00 AM
More reviews by TwinklePrincessBoo
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is a very good powder, good coverage and doesn't break me out. It doesn't oxidize either which is something I have a HUGE problem with. I'm super oily and this stays put.I use Fairly Light Neutral and am NC20/NC25. I've been using this for years and I really like Urban Decay's Surreal Skin Mineral makeup but since they sell in China now and are very dodgy with their stance on animal rights, Everyday Minerals is my go-to foundation and blush.
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