Review of Everyday Minerals "No Makeup" Makeup Kit by molly111
i should disclose that i have been a loyal user of EDM's mineral foundations, eyeshadows and blushes for...gosh probably 5-ish years. (they make wonderful brushes too). prices are great, shipping is fast+cheap, products are cruelty free and they have a million shades to choose from.
i'm not a "heavy m/u girl (i almost never wear more than 1 color e/s, and my SO has asked why i'm wearing so much m/u when i add winged black eyeliner to that one shade e/s LOL). in fact, i've been searching for the "no makeup" makeup kit for years. for reference, i am scary-ghost-pale, black eyes, dark brown hair, neutral tone maybe a skosh yellow. or olive. i dunno. i use Light Neutral semi-matte base and it's perrrrrrfect. ♥ instead, i will buy full sizes of everything in the kit that is available. EDM has made my dream come true (or penetrated my needs/wants lobe *adjusts tinfoil hat*). :P
ok on to the kit:
i ordered this kit in "fair to ivory." it also comes in "light-medium" and "medium-tan." 3 words, people: I LOVE IT. i want to buy it 10 more times, that's how much i adore this kit. allow me to explain.
each kit comes with:
1 travel size bamboo powder (i got "yellow"). i use a light hand with this first, to even out redness around nose/mouth
2 travel size lucent powders (i got "vicki's radiant creation" and "natural"). i really like both, i mix them together for a nice summery glow.
1 bronzer (i got "soft bronzer") i haven't had much luck with bronzers, but this one is ok. it is really subtle, very little shimmer but it doesn't make me look dirty so yeah, i'm ok with it.
1 travel size blush (i got "raw sugar"). it looks so dark and brown and meh in the pot, but if you use a light hand, it is so pretty. probably my HG blush for summer, and i've tried almost every color - peaches look dirty, pink looks like a rash. raw sugar might be "the one!"
1 travel size eyeshadow (i think all kits come with "flora") i hope hope hope EDM makes this available to buy outside of the kit. it is a wonderful "my eyes but better" shadow. not a fan of the rollerball travel size, application makes my contacts wiggle. i'm going to try to dump into a regular pot and use brush.
1 full size lipstick (i got "fauna"). this is THE nude lippie. feels great, looks natural, "my lips but better." EDM super-improved their lipsticks i am in love with this one and am dreaming of the day i can buy it a la carte.
1 baby bamboo flat top brush. pretty nice for the size, i love all EDM brushes. this one is great for getting into the lids of the travel size producs.
all 8 products in a cute drawstring bag for $20. even though they are travel sizes, they will last me through summer and probably beyond (i use it everyday, occasionally change up the eyeshadow). this is my perfect summer makeup (and will make slight adjustments for spring, fall and winter). i freaking love it. love EDM. try it and thank me later!!!!