All right, mineral makeup lovers – this one’s for you! The we heart this review team received a package from one of the best in the business, Everyday Minerals. There are a number of reasons this line of all natural mineral make up has a devoted cult following. I’ve been slow to warm up to the wave of popularity in mineral make up, (the foundation powders just do not work on my skin, I swear they enlarge my pores) but my experience with Everyday Minerals has me ready to give it another chance!
For starters, this completely cruelty-free and 100% vegan line of make up and tools produces their hand made cosmetics in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. Each product has a manufactured date stamped on it, so you know when you need to toss it. Additionally, all items are free of parabens, nanotechnology, carmine, dimethicone, fragrance, animal by products, silicone and lake dyes (i.e. all the bad stuff). Great! A company that wants your makeup to be as good for your skin as it looks.
Secondly, and this is important for those with sensitive skin, Everyday Mineral products do not contain bismuth oxychloride. If you crave the mineral look, but have had sensitivity issues when using them, this could be your answer! According to the Associated Content “Bismuth Oxychloride is a by-product of lead mining and can cause skin irritation in some women. Many women who think they can’t wear mineral make-up because of itching and breakouts are reacting to bismuth oxychloride.”
Oh, there’s also the fact that this high quality, all natural line is very affordable. We tested a variety of vibrant and richly hued, loose eye shadows in matte, pearl and shimmer finishes which retail for only 6 bucks. A few lucky testers received quads of shimmering, pressed eye shadows, like the brownish pink-based collection, Everyday Resort, happily priced at just $10. Check the comments for my review of the earthy pink matte and super generously sized, Time Share blush (a steal at $8) and the Long Handled Kabuki brush (hint: it’s very soft as well as vegan –hooray) that’s a very wise investment at only 10 bucks.
Everyday Minerals is a company secure in the knowledge that once you try their make up, you’ll never go with out. That’s why they are so generous with samples! Online buyers check out the Try Me Free page – Sampler Sets of their most popular colors that can be added to your cart, Free, with every purchase!
And if you’re wavering between eye colors, or trying to guess the perfect shade of face powder or blush, you can purchase Sample Sizes for just $2.50.
If that’s not enough to get you interested in Everyday Minerals, how about this? I can’t tell you how many friends have wanted to use mineral make up, but give up after discovering how messy it can be. Well, the smarties at Everyday Minerals have tackled that problem with deep, screw on lids that can double as a mess-free palette to use in application! I’ve been shaking, and rolling my brush in the lid to get just the right amount of powder on the brush and not all over my vanity/desk/lap. Victory!
Testers – share your thoughts on the Everyday Mineral collection! Readers – what do you know and love from this great company?