My skin hated this.
I've tried many different types of MMU, some good, some just ok but this was terrible for me.
This product and the reviews illustrate perfectly how individual MMU is. What's great on me may be terrible on you and so on.
What did I like? Um. Fast cheap shipping to the UK. Great colour selection. Almost all of the sample sizes I ordered would have been ok to good shades on me. Found a great match in Soft Butter Peach.
But it emphasised every single flaw on my face. Gave me lines next to my next nose that I'd never even noticed before. I've just looked in the mirror and with the MMU I'm wearing today, Elemental Beauty, I can't see those lines. But EDM was awful. It made me shine within about an hour of application, then it would just disappear off my face. Then to add insult to injury it's clogged my pores really badly, so I'm dealing with clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes.
Tried it in both Matte and Intensive formulations, both were terrible on me. Which is real pity because I found a great shade.
I got to try out this foundation in their sample kit.. and after about 10 minutes my chin/jawline area started to irritate and feel itchy, then after a couple days, i found some new blemishes. =(
that's my only iff about this foundation, but i did like the coverage and that i found a good match to my skintone with their color selection. i just wish it didn't break me out. =(
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.