I've been wanting to try mineral makeup for a long time. Sticker shock always stopped me. I saw the "starter kit" for Bare Minerals. Wow. Why is it so expensive? Why do I have to pay for stuff like brushes? I have brushes. They're good brushes. I don't need more. I just need a little sample to try it out. Found out that Everyday Minerals gave free samples so I tried it. I had to go through several samples until I found my shade (Light Olive) but I'm so glad I did! Other foundations seem so heavy to me now! I give my face a small dusting of MAC Blot Powder as a primer and then brush on the foundation with my kabuki brush. I finish my makeup and go out looking like I have great skin. With the MAC Blot Powder I'm shine free ALL DAY! When my MAC Powder runs out I'll try EM's finishing powders. That should be in about five years considering EM matte foundation only needs a little to help keep the shine away. And the price is so low considering how much you get and how little you need to use! I'm sticking to Everyday Minerals from now on!
Let me start by saying this is truly the best product for oily acne-prone skin.
I started using EM in 2006 with the Original Glo formula believing I had dry skin because my skin would flake. I loved it for awhile but gradually became disappointed as it melted off of my face. Then I switched to Clinique after sitting with consultant who told me I actually have oily skin. Clinique's foundation that was promised to be the best for oily skin was way off base, but I continued to use the foundation with TONS of powder because I invested into the line. So in Nov. 2007 I decided to try EM again, this time I went with the Matte formula, and it is amazing. It lasts all day long. No touchups needed! This is my HG of foundations! As an experiment I put on my Clinique Superbalanced foundation and it felt so heavy and greasy. I hated it. It was a huge relief for my skin when I washed it off. I recommend this product to anyone with skin like mine!
I can't believe I wasted all that money on Bare Minerals!!! This is so much better the Fawn color matches my Asian skin perfectly. It doesn't make my face shiny like Bare Minerals and the long-handle kabuki brush gave my skin an airbrush glow (eventhough it tends to shed alot). I am so glad I tried out this company, the price is very reasonable and their product is wonderful.
A sheer natural finish. Left my skin slightly oilier when used alone. I used Ettusais Day Amulet powder lightly on top and it took care of the shine. It's a very nice finishing powder and can be used alone (I did before I started using EM). Didn't cause breakouts. Very very reasonable price. Will definitely purchase again!
This is a really great compromise between the intensive and the original glo. I actually mix it with the semi-matte (fair neutral matte and fair semi-matte) and get a perfect finish. Buff in just a little bit (from the jaw/hairline towards the nose), apply concealer to small areas that need it, finish with silk dust and you're set for the whole day!
This has many good sides and also many not soo good. First the company is great ! The products are natural. Cheap, many colors and fomulas to choose from. The matte goes on matte, only with a natural glow that is ok. Controls oil and shine longer that youngblood and abslolute better than BE. You start to shine after a few hours, but not as bad as past MMU I tried. The cool medium is also a nice color for me. The color don't change so much, at afternoon the color is a bit darker then first but nothing bad. One oter thing that I like with this formula ( also the intense formula) is that it doesn't feel so dry or dry out my face as for expample younbllod easly does, speciallt in winter. A bit dry does it feel at first but not that bad.
Then the bad stuff. Bad coverge, don't cover at all. I use a good brush that give a better coverge, but I have to use a separate concealer.I tried the intesive but to shiny. All EM are also dusty, but that you learn to live with. The jar isn't my favorite, all the foundations, powders, concealers look the same.... Also when I tip some powder in the lid most go on the floor.
So this is a has many good sides and bad sides like all products. Overall, I do like this, but I miss the coverage that I get from youngblood so I going back to to that. If I have to choose between coverage and and less shine a take the coverage, and use a compactpowder to reduce the YB shine.
All you with normal-oily skintypes that hasn't much to cover up and want something sheer. Then this is it!
Update! To get better coverage I have started to mix this with the intense formula (½ +½), The result is matte, but with better coverage. I also finish of with the tinted silk powder and the natural bronzer, and i have to say I'm impressed with the result. Ok coverage, controls the oiliness ok, and also I don't get the shine before lunch, with is twice as long than before. Best of all, my face doesn't feel that overdry.
Update: stop using this because it doesn't do anything for me anymore. Works like a powder but that's it... Changing from a 4 to a 2
Like all of EM:s foundations this has great quality, still it's the one of their four foundation formulas that I like the least. I much more prefer semi-matte and original glo for everyday wear and the intense formula for nighttime. Matte gives a nice matte finish but is not really that covering. Sometimes this tends to make my skin look a bit dry, which is not the case with the other formulas.
I have fallen in love with Everyday Minerals.
I have a HUUUGE sephora store nearby, where I jumped in one day to try out bare escentuals. I've seen the infamous infomercial, but wasn't about to pay 60 bucks for something I wasn't sure about. I'm so fair, its hard to match my skin tone, and I already have plenty of bottles and pots of foundation that didn't match me. ANYHOW, when I went into the sephora store, I tried bare escentuals and was revulsed. Even the professional worker couldn't get it to work on me. It was too dark, too streaky, too....everything.
So Ive also tried Physicians Formula minerals. which were okay for the price, but chalky and hard to blend.
Then I stumbled across Everyday Minerals. First off, I LOVE that you can get a free kit --- that is exactly what I, as someone struggling hard to match a very light color, really needed.
But it was far more than just color matching. This stuff looks FANTASTIC on me. I've always gotten compliments here and there on my skin, but now I'm getting stopped on the street by perfect strangers and being asked what I use! I'm more than happy to point them towards Everyday Minerals.
My only complaint is the packaging could really be better. Even though they now have sifters installed in all products, its still a messy, and I always feel as though I'm wasting the product. No matter how carefully I put the lid on, some spills when I open it up again.
the first time I've ever used a mineral foundation, and the result is great! I ordered medium beige neutral, and the colour is my match (thank god!). i use very little, and my face seems to look much better, i just want to touch my face all the time. The coverage is not much, but i like it, i like the natural look of my face (of course it can't cover my blemish scars).
oil control is ok, but it's natural to get a bit oily in my tropical country
package is a round plastic box, with shifter. the first time you open it, there were a sticker to prevent leaking. but after that, it's hard to carry the box around without them messing all around. i recently find a way to prevent, using some cotton ball, it's better
I've tried BE in the past [what a waste of money!] but it made my face itch and burn every time it got hot, or if i was working out or even when I blushed! EDM does NOT do that! The free sample kits provide very generous amounts and I found my color on the first try! Well, actually, colors. It turns out that both Olive Medium & Sandy Medium match me! My face is an oil slick and the matte formulation does a superb job in keeping the shininess at bay. Smashbox Primer goes under my foundation and Mineral Veil from BE goes on top for even more matte-ness. I still have some liquid foundation that I feel bad not using up, but I can't go back to liquids anymore! It feels like I have no makeup on at all!! Total convert.