Oh my... GOSH!
This is my new HG mineral foundation. I've still only got the sample kit, but my face looks so airbrushed! I've gotten several compliments on my foundation already and I've only been wearing this for a little less than a week! =)
I have this in the Light Tan Intensive (from a swap) in the sample jar and it is perfect if I add some Buttered Tan Matte and a sprinkle of medium tan Intensive for a little warmth... but I think Light Tan has been discontinued...?=(
I really recommend everyone to go and get the free sample kit... you get to choose 3 different foundation colors, a blush and a concealer... or any face color I think. All you have to pay for is the shipping! And there's actually a lot that comes in that little sample jar! =)
I ended up depotting my sample jars and combining some colors to make my perfect shade... That, and the sample jars are too small for my kabuki LOL
I also got the Intensive Medium concealer and it matches me perfectly and covers all my acne scars... That's always a big plus in my book =)
awesome awesome awesome product overall ^_^
HG foundation. I've tried a lot of things - liquid foundations, tinted moisturizers, and other mineral makeup brands. Most of the time, with the other stuff, I have trouble with the color oxidizing, or with the foundation melting off my face. I love the color-range that EDM offers, and the price is more than acceptable. I also really like the new packaging of the large-size foundation, that has a plastic cover that slides over the holes to keep the foundation from filling up the lid when traveling. I use a flat-top brush to apply this, after using a MOM/water mix as a mattifier (and putting on sunscreen). I also use EDM concealer after I have put on the foundation. I've found I don't need a lot of coverage - mostly on my t-zone. The foundation looks totally natural - almost like I'm not wearing any makeup. When applied correctly with the right brush, it doesn't look powdery or chalky at all. I am in a classroom for 10+ hours at a stretch, and I don't have to touch-up my makeup at all.
And an extra bonus is that it makes one less thing to go in my 1 qt liquids/gels ziplock bag when I travel - who would've thought I could ever have carried on all of my makeup!! LOL.
Although I love EDM and its products, I have to say that the matte formula doesn't give me much coverage. I guess I'll have to mix the intensive and the semi matte.
Thank goodnews for our MUA reviewers! I had recently tried the Everyday Minerals sample pack, which is where you can select a few small samples of their various mineral foundation, blush, for a very cheap price. Shortly after using Everyday Minerals, I broke out in HORRIBLE groups of red pimples that just seemed to multiply and appear elsewhere on my face. I've had the odd pimple here an there, but this was ridiculous! I even got cystic acne on my nose and chin. This has never happened to me before, and it was embarrassing!
When I happened to come across the reviews for these products while on the site again, I found many them describing the same experience I had and finally put two and tow together. I must report that since discontinuing these products (and washing my makeup brushes thoroughly), the acne is clearing up nicely. WATCH OUT FOR THESE PRODUCTS!
Thanks to everyone writing in about their experiences!
I've been using this for a month and so far I really love it ^_^ Despite having a dry skin, the matte formula doesn't dry up my skin quickly. In fact, it doesn't leave any patchy areas on my face unlike some other cheap liquid foundations. It doesn't melt easily, given the super hot temperature I'm experiencing in a tropical country. It blends in easily and it doesn't feel dry at all.
Loves the natural matte finish but unlike the rest of the reviews, I do find this oxidises quite fast, about a few hours later. Not sure it could be the makeup base I am using but will monitor. Using Fairly-Light and is perfect for me (I am an Asian with quite fair skin).
Love the flat-top brush when using the foundation which makes a great difference!
This is my favourite EM formula because it's matte but at the same time not cakey/dry. I have dry combination skin with occasional shines in the T-zone area. So it's very hard to find the perfect foundation for my skin. Well I use this formula everyday in Winged Butter and it's got great coverage. Sometimes I don't even need to conceal my undereye cause it blends and covers my dark circles. Definite HG.
This is the best foundation - mineral or otherwise - that I have ever used! I used Bare Escentuals or a while but the finish had a strange sheen, it didn't last all day, and made my skin itch. I made the switch to EM over a year ago and I couldn't be happier! I love that the company offers free samples (you pay a minimal shipping cost) so you can try a few of the dozens of color/formula combinations. This way you're assured to find the perfect color/formula. I was able to match my skin to a few colors, but settled on Fair (cool). Another plus is that it doesn't contain bismuth oxide like BE, so my skin doesn't itch. Most importantly the coverage is fantastic and looks extremely natural; it's like it sinks into my skin. I have very sensitive skin and EM has never caused me to break out. This foundation is perfectly matte but never looks powdery. I apply this with the EM Flat Top Brush which gives a perfect application and you really only need a little bit of product. I have very oily skin and, even though I have to blot throughout the day, I do not have to reapply. All this and it's very affordable! I really couldn't ask for more from a product. I am so glad I tried this product (thanks to the reviews on MUA) and really couldn't be happier!
I love this foundation!!!!! I have oily skin so I went with the matte. It covers really well and makes my face look flawless. Someone commented on it having shimmer but I haven't noticed any shimmer on mine. I've tried intensive and it's ok but it feels too heavy and cakes.
Edit: The EDM Company has changed very much the last few months. Their customer service is horrible and their products have changed. I use to love this company, but now I don't want anything to do with them due to the treatment of some of their most loyal customers. There are way better mineral companies out there. I won't ever purchase anything from them. I am done with EDM.