Everyday Minerals review

Everyday Minerals review

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everydaymineralsAll 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! we heartsters – what do you know and love from this great company?

11 thoughts on “Everyday Minerals review”

  1. i didn’t receive any makeup from Everyday Minerals, i received the jojoba Lip Scrub. I’ve had never heard of this kind of product before, but why not! I put it in my shower to use, figuring its a “scrub”. At least that’s where/how i think you use it. The packaging doesn’t come with instructions on it, so i used it consistently there. I was and am still confused if i’m using it properly. The actual product is like a waxy powder. I first rinse my face then rub a small amount on my lips and around. it dissolves quickly and it does make my lips soft. Just in case, i’ve also used it on my face when its dry, and that works too. Overall, my lips do feel soft and generally i do like the product, i’m just wondering how necassary it really is. I’ll continue to use it, especially now when the air is really dry. My lips haven’t been chapped at all since i’ve used it so i guess it is working. If anyone out there has used this before can you let me know if i’m using it correctly?

  2. I’ve used lip scrubs before and I use it dry (ie not in the shower). Just put a teeny amount on dry lips, (no reason to wet the face)rub a few minutes and rinse. Trust me, it’s a life saver when you have patched, flakey lips. A few minutes of the scrub and lips are smooth and soft. Winnie – give it a few months until the dry winter and you will fall in love with your lip scrub!
    .-= Tyna Werner´s last blog ..Etsy Owliday Inn – Special Discount for wht readers! =-.

  3. While I must admit I’m not an expert when it comes to the world of mineral makeup, I do know that Everyday Minerals is a company that actually makes their own products (as opposed to buying in bulk from a wholesaler and slapping their name on the package). In the world of mineral makeup, this is something that mineral makeup mavens look for in a company. So kudos to Everyday Minerals for that!

    I received the Sandcastle Eye Palette which contains 4 shades of eyeshadow in just about the coolest packaging I’ve ever seen. Each color has its own pot with a little attached lid that you lift up to access the loose shadow (excellent for preventing spills!) and a nice quality brush is also included. Seriously, this is one of the nicest and most well-thought-out packages I’ve ever seen for loose eyeshadows.

    The colors themselves are a dream for a neutral-loving girl like myself. There’s a warm beige, a cool beige, a warm brown and a cool brown. Two of the shades have a subtle shimmer while the other two are matte.

    All four shades glide easily on the lid and, worn in any combination, these shades make a very pretty, neutral, safe-for-work look. My only complaint is that the staying power of the lighter shades could be a little better. But if you wear an eyeshadow primer (and who doesn’t wear one these days, really?) they last much longer and will stick to your lids much better (a primer and a good brush will also help with fallout during application, which is quite common with mineral eyeshadows).

    The darker shades, the browns, are VERY highly pigmented and you can wear these without a primer, no problem. Seriously, they last and last and last, which is just incredible.

    All in all, I have to say that my first experience with Everyday Minerals really makes me want to explore this line and take advantage of the other products they have to offer. A very solid 5 stars from me!

  4. I was one of the lucky gals who got one of the quads. I tried out the Lavender Collection which has 4 of my favorite shades in it. All great on there own, and perfect together. I really liked the packaging, it is a very non-messy mineral experience! I was pleasantly surprised. I usually have some problems with the messiness of mineral makeup but as Tyna said these folks have done it right!

    The quad is really lovely, it comes with a little brush, just the right size to get in and get the perfect amount of mineral to star building your color. I found this to have good staying power. It worked better with a primer under but even without it did a nice job of holding up. And for only 10 dollars! There are no irritants at all, they really are gentle on the eyes.
    I was really impressed with the quality of Everyday Minerals. Definitely a line I will be trying more of! 5 stars from me :)

  5. I tried one of their eye shadow pots. My color was called Late Checkout. It’s a neutral pink/beige color that is perfect for everyday wear. I was very impressed that this didn’t irritate my skin because all the other mineral makeups I’ve tried have made me itch like crazy. Initially, this color went on very light, but you can definitely build the color by using more product. I would love to try out other colors of these. I’m going to check out those free samples. What a great idea!

  6. I tested the Everyday Minerals blush in Time Share. As I mentioned in my post, I haven’t had good luck with mineral makeup. It sounds as if it should be perfect for my oily, occasionally blotchy skin – yet it just doesn’t work. Mineral make up looks obvious on my skin and seems to enhance my pores – boo. So, I was a little apprehensive testing a product like blush then an eye shadows, (since it’s applied to a much larger, problem prone patch of skin). But, the color – a warm and rich pinky-brown with a matte finish seduced me. The color is so warm and natural and is easily layered for a more dramatic look. Best of all, I really liked the look and feel of this mineral blush. The colors sweep over my checks and did not emphasis my pores. Plus, it layered a long time – I still had a natural looking flush at the end of the day.

    Oh yea, and as mentioned the deep large lid makes the perfect palette for your brush. My vanity (and every surface in my vicinity) is happier and cleaner for it! This super affordable, all natural line is worth 5 stars from me!

    Tiffany – you should try the foundation sampler pack – I believe you have mentioned getting the itchies from mineral make up – Everyday Minerals may work for you!
    .-= Tyna Werner´s last blog ..Etsy – 4 for Friday – Cats! =-.

  7. I, too, got to test one of the loose eye shadow quads. The quad I received was Everyday Resort. The colors inside are Parasail (a very pale matte pink that’s a little chalky), Late Checkout (a slightly darker pale pink w/ some shimmer), Kayak (a medium mauve/brown shade w/ shimmer but it’s not really noticeable), and Spelunk (a reddish brown w/ shimmer, though the shimmer is only noticeable when applied wet).
    The colors are kept separately in tightly sealed, capped wells in the palette. The palette contains a small strip of mirror which is a little disappointing as I love larger mirrors in palettes so I can actually use them. The bamboo handled brush that was included is of a high quality, but really only good for lining. You’ll definitely need a larger eye shadow brush for applying these shadows.
    I also recommend that you wet the included brush to apply the darkest shade, Spelunk as a liner. It applies almost like a foiled dark bronze shade, which really pulled the green out in my hazel eyes. Another tip for this palette is to swipe a little of the Late Checkout up the center of your eyelid—it really opens up the eye. I think these shades would really work for the green eyed/blue eyed gals out there.
    I agree with Nouveaucheap that you need a primer to get any kind of staying powder with these (the same can be said of all mineral eye shadows). While messy, the palette’s packaging is reusable. You can pry off the lids and put refill powder/other shades in the wells, so that’s good news for those of you who’ve gone green. Overall, for $10 it is a decent value and a good way to try out 4 different shades of shadow and if you haven’t tried mineral makeup, this is a nice way to start and the packaging is secure enough to stash it in your purse and go.
    Has anyone tried their blush??? Yeah, I know, I have an addiction :)

  8. I chose an eye shadow called Glass Bottom Boat, a light mint green with a hint of shimmery opal to it. I love that there are only 3 holes in the shaker top. The shadow comes out in a much more controlled way than ones with a whole big circle of holes. The color is beautiful, it really does look like a tropical sea green. But, it’s really light. So much so that applying it with a brush took forever. I had to keep layering and layering and layering…I found it work better for me when I patted it on with a fingertip, just kind of laying it on my eyelid. Next time around I think I will try a darker shade, as I really prefer a bit more color pay off. But once on, it wore well all day.

    I love their prices and I LOVE that you can order samples. What a great company!
    .-= stef´s last blog ..Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick and Insider Eyeliner – review =-.

  9. I received a shadow pot in the color Spellunk, a bronzeish gold. I agree that a few small holes provides much better control over some of the other mineral products with a gazillion holes. I first tried my color dry as a base shadow with no primer and was dissapointed. Very little staying power and a little light in color. Next up I tried with the primer, staying increased ten fold and color was much deeper. As krista said, this color is great for green eyes. I didn’t even think to try this wet until I read the post sothis weekend I gave it a whirl. Wowza I am looking at this brand in a whole knew light. Applied wet with a primer this color transforms from it’s daytime office acceptable to siren come hither shadow. The cost makes this even better. I am going to put a pot or two on a to buy list.

  10. Unlike Tyna, I think, I am pretty unreformed as far as mineral makeup goes. I have never really felt like the complexion products (foundation, concealer, etc) no matter the brand, really stay on my skin all day. And I always feel dusty and chalky when wearing them.

    I do however like mineral shadows, I feel like for usually less money than a pressed, “chemical” shadow, you get MORE product that works just as well (with an eye primer of course!). So I liked my Everyday Minerals Shadow in “Starlit” (a sweet grey-blue). But it wasn’t quite special enough for me. There’s less probability of a spillage accident with a pressed shadow, so theyre a little bit more travel friendly in the long run.

  11. I have two foundations and a blush and their long handled kabuki. The brushes are fantastic – inexpensive, so soft and they don’t shed.

    Their blush was awful – chalky and dirty looking.

    The foundation: when I tried their sample kits they worked great. It took me a while to order (trying to use up what I had) and I swear it was like getting different products. Whatever I used in sample foundation covered really well and stuck to my super oily skin. What I have now in the full sizes does not cover well without using a ton of product, and it does not stick to my oily skin at all. The new batch also flies everywhere when you try and tap some into the lid – I get a mineral mist every time. I find the swivel cover top to be a pain as well. It doesn’t swivel without me sticking my fingers in it and then I get minerals all over my hands. Plus, if it gets turned upside down in my makeup bag, the makeup falls out of the holes but gets trapped between the holes and the swivel cover. It’s just a mess all around.

    I don’t know what’s wrong, but I am not happy with EDM. They’ve changed their formula and it was not for the better. I won’t repurchase the makeup. Maybe for brushes but nothing else.

    And I’ve heard a lot of chatter that EDM does not make their own minerals anymore. But I can’t confirm that.

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