Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation

Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation
Matte FoundationMatte Foundation


393 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Not tested on animals


Mica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I struggle with finding powders with coverage that work for me. Talc makes me soooo itchy so that really limits which powders I can use. Laura Mercier sinks into my pores, Becca didn’t match my skin and looked makeupy, coverfx just hates me. Everything I try from coverfx has broken me out. I used to use the NYX stay more not flat, but this time when I got it, it didn’t have any coverage or mattifying powder. And don’t even get me started on bare mineral, it irritated the crap out of my face. I’ve used every day minerals off and on for about 10 years so I decided to give it another try.
The formula. It’s a loose powder and it has pretty decent coverage. I use a MAC 109 to blen it in over bare mineral complexion perfect or and my skin looks so pretty. Just naturally flawless. This isn’t totally matte. More skin like. Some days, my skin ends up shiny within an hour and I have to layer a mattifying powder on top. Other days it holds up better. On a normal day, it last all day for me (ie no sneezing, wiping nose, naps).
Shade. I have to mix two to get a good match. I mix rosy fair 0C and rosy ivory 1C and I’m around NC 15, revlon buff 150.
Packaging. It has a twisty thing to cover the sifter. I have to pound it to get product out. So I think I’d like the holes to be bigger with the twisty cover. The packaging has become thinner and more flimsy feeling over the years which disappoints me.
Price. I think it’s fair. They used to have better bundle deals but I’m not overly bothered by that.
Overall, this is a great, non irritating mineral powder foundation. It’s the only one I have not only never returned, but also repurchased.

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on 6/23/2017 1:38:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is my mainstay foundation. Makes me up and evens out my skin tone, and still manages to look amazingly natural. A lot of people have mistakenly thought that I don't wear makeup!

I have good skin, minimal blemishes, of a partially sensitive nature and this foundation does not make me itch. My choice brush to apply it is the Everyday Minerals flat top kabuki brush.

Hard to get the foundation to tip out when it's full. It gets easier once the powder can move around in the packaging. Would like to try out the Semi-Matte formula!

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on 5/15/2017 12:44:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The reason I gave 5 is Everyday Minerals is an excellent product. However, I will not purchase again because the number of color choices have been discontinued by 50%. I started purchasing their products in 2009 & loved the color's, perfect match for my skin tone. The current choices are so limited that I cannot find a suitable match. Very disappointed that the company has imposed limitations on long term customers, limitations are my worst pet peeve.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have been using Em in shade 2N (fairly light neutral) for several years and it is the only shade that I've found to match my freckled, fair-olive weird skin tone. It doesn't contain bismuth, which is AWESOME, because so many mineral powders do and bismuth gives me an instantaneous itchy rash! This has great coverage for my sometimes flushed cheeks, and has never caused a breakout. After eight hours, I do need to blot my T-Zone and reapply. My only complaint is that the holes in the tub used to be bigger, but now they are so tiny that I have to bang the tub on the counter to get any powder to shake out into the lid- not cool when the husband is sleeping.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I bought this in the color 2w . perfect yellow based but I like the way the semi matte makes my face look way better . I also felt that the matte didn't do any better then then semi matte and controlling oil. I still got Shiney after 6 hours and it would wipe off so easily . good product but I feel like I could really do better for that price . cheaper then bare minerals yes but not the best out there. ( I'm currently experimenting with meow Cosmetics, Lucy minerals, and ulta minerals )

on 3/13/2016 1:48:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Of the three EDM base samples I tried in the free trial kit, this is the one I expected to like the least and actually ended up liking the most. However, I would not actually use it as a regular foundation, so did not mark that I would purchase it.

While the semi-matte formula moved/shifted on my skin on a balmy day and left me a bit shiny/sparkly, the matte formula stayed in place and even through a one hour cardio workout. Although that's the hottest/sweatiest I was able to put this to the test in March on a sample pouch, I was still impressed by its staying power.

The coverage is on the fuller side of medium, though it's not actually full and doesn't create a cakey, powdery or otherwise mask-like effect. It provides even coverage, blurring minor blemish remainder marks and neutralizing light redness. I still used liquid concealer for my dark circles. The shade 1W was a perfect match for my skin and the finely milled powder went on easily and blended nicely. It felt fairly light on, though not as weightless as the semi-matte.

The reason I would not commit to this on the regular is because it did feel somewhat drying on my combination/dry skin. I think that may generally be the case with many powders (and I'm used to using a liquid CC), even if the mineral formulations are purported to be the lightest. So I wouldn't say wearing it was completely "comfortable"; I was still aware that I had makeup on. I will give it credit though, in that in the short trial I used it, it caused no itching, irritation or skin problems. Also, you needed the least amount of powder of the three bases to get the "right" amount of coverage.

It's worth a try though - especially since you can try for free - if you're looking for medium, even coverage in an affordable mineral formula.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I had ordered samples years ago (they used to give you little jars now its in packets) and back then before I had been using RetinA my pores were too big to handle it, it looked awful if I did my entire face. Now I'm 44 and still have to be careful with anything powdery or my lines will be enhanced and even more pores though they are smaller. So now what I do is use it along my chin/jawline and forehead, that's it. The only reason I even do the jawline is I have redness and some old somewhat faded acne scars, basically it looks a little red and blotchy at jawline and chin especially. Doing the makeup that way now looks very good and natural. I never go where there are wrinkles ie the crowsfeet area! I skip the cheeks too. I will use under the eye if there are dark patches from allergies using the smallest brush. Anyway the sample of this one concealer I truly loved and want more of they no longer have. Go figure. So I ordered a couple more sample kits to see if I can find something I like.

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on 1/5/2016 9:10:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I'm very happy with this foundation (I use the Matte Base, Rosy Light 2C). They called it a base but it's actually a foundation. It goes on well with both the Real Technique buffing brush and the Beautyblender. The coverage is decent; if I need more coverage, I just wait a little while before applying a second layer. Staying power is quite decent, last even longer if I apply primer first.

A lot of people find mineral powder foundation difficult to handle, but I don't have that problem. In fact, I find that it demands that I be disciplined with my skincare routine, which after a while, I really appreciate because, to me, good makeup starts with good skincare.

I've done repeated orders of this foundation over 2015. Most likely, I won't change brands because it does everything I need a foundation to do. It's also organic and animal cruelty-free, which, to me, makes it tons better than most of the effective commercial foundations in the market.

10 May 2018: this is my fourth year of using this foundation. I might have devianted briefly from it on a few occasions but I always come back to it, simply because this is the one foundation my skin accepts.

Currently I find that it works even better with a super-barrier instead of primer, which is awesome because my skin reacts unpredictably with primers. I don't even have to touch up at mid-day!

Also I'm convinced that it's better to apply mineral powder foundations with a damp Beautyblender than with brushes. I've noticed that long-term usage of brushes cause my skin quality to deteriorate. Beautyblender is just gentler.

I guess this foundation is my Holy Grail.

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on 12/30/2015 9:44:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation! I use this foundation quite a bit. It is reasonably priced, gives light to medium coverage with a very natural look, but be careful applying it with a flat kabuki brush. Tap off the excess very well. It CAN look cakey if you apply too heavy, or try to layer it, but NEVER breaks me out. Lasts me about 6 months. I will repurchase.

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on 10/1/2015 2:33:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Everyday Minerals was my HG foundation for years.
Before I found mineral foundation I hated foundation, it was my enemy. It always felt uncomfortable on my skin and didn't help my acne. I needed foundation so much because of my bad skin, but I could never find one that worked. It felt like foundation was a cruel joke, it was only for people with already perfect skin.

I still like it, but don't love it anymore.

The formulations have changed so much over the years... I find the new ones just aren't as reliable as they used to be.
I used to find that the Intensive Base when applied lightly was the absolute best. It just wouldn't budge. That was my biggest HG of all time. Weightless, invisible, buildable, comfortable. It had everything I wanted. It was perfect.
Now, like all powders, the new formulations have migrated into my pores and lines at the end of the day.

A big issue I have with this company is how unreliable their products are. Reliability is the #1 thing you want from makeup! Too much reformulation, and discontinuing/introducing foundation shades going on in my taste.

My skin is aging and changing, and this could contribute to my falling out with this product. I think it's a combination of both.

Anyhow, I'm trying cream/liquid foundation for a while.

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