Mineral Makeup

I am presently using Bare Minerals but have problems with the foundation and mineral veil when it gets warmer. It makes my face its. Does anyone have any suggestions on other brands to try for the warmer months?
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I sent for mega samples-great customer service, lots of shades/tones to choose from, and three formulations-I got the one for sensitive skin & it seems lighter(I am older and also tend to break out on occasion). I placed a large order when they had a 20% off Valentine's sale. This is the third brand I've used in about 3 yrs, and it's definitely a keeper, not dry, not oily, not irritating . And the foundation jars are HUGE! Hth...
I use Philosophy 3 in 1 mineral makeup in Warm 2. It works really well for me and my skin is super-sensitive rosacea skin (practically everything irritates it.) I don't like their other version, The Supernatural, because it's very light, therefore it won't cover up my facial redness, and the shades don't work for me. If you want minimal coverage, that's one to try. If you like max coverage, the 3 in 1 is one to try.

Also, warm 2 may sound like it would be for darker skin, but my skin is fair to medium. If your skin is light, warm 1 or another color may work better. HTH

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My face is very oily. I love BE but I can't handle it during the warmer months. It makes my face itch terrible. I will have to look into both of these minerals.
I love the Physicians Formula mineral loose powder! My skin is wicked sensitive, and it hasn't ever broken me out. I've used it for about a year and am just on my second jar (I opened it last month). I doesn't make me itch or anything in the Texas heat and humidity, so it should be good.
I use everyday minerals matte foundation, pure silk dust, and bronzer. Its a lot cheaper than BE and it has not caused me to break out (although the intensive formula did). www.everydayminerals.com ~~jax
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Does the every day minerals sample kit come with a brush, or do you have to get those separately?
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Does the every day minerals sample kit come with a brush, or do you have to get those separately?
Originally Posted by entipy
No, you have to get the brush separately. I used the brush I had from BE (after a thorough cleaning)
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Thanks. I kinda figured, so I went ahead and ordered the foundation brush and the mini kabuki brush (I think). I have to say, the prices on their brushes are great. Cheaper than I figured they'd be. Hopefully they'll be good!

I've been wanting to try mineral makeup since I saw the BE infomercial a long time ago, but I never did. My co-worker brought me the Sheer Cover start-up set she had (she hates it), so I could try it out, and I love it. However, I've heard it's one of the not-so-great ones, so I ordered the free sample kit from everyday minerals tonight. I wish I'd gone ahead and tried this before spending so much on Clinique makeup here recently.

I'm so excited! I can't wait to get my new samples!
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I have better luck with BM (ha) if I just forgo the mineral veil alltogether.
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I love the Physicians Formula mineral loose powder! My skin is wicked sensitive, and it hasn't ever broken me out. I've used it for about a year and am just on my second jar (I opened it last month). I doesn't make me itch or anything in the Texas heat and humidity, so it should be good.
Originally Posted by Moose
I really love this stuff too! I have the Translucent Light Loose Powder and it matches my very fair skin tone perfectly. I can use a lot or very little depending on the coverage I want. It feels very light and does not come off through the day. I have the pressed compact one too which is great to take in my purse.
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I got my EM sample kit yesterday and, of course, tried it out first thing. The shades are wonderful. I've never seen any makeup match my skin tone so well. I'm a bit disappointed in the coverage, though, as it doesn't seem to cover up my red cheeks as well as I'd hoped. I ordered the mint concealer because I figured it would be the best for that job. However, it's too light, I think. I can't get the makeup blended well enough over it to cover up the patches it creates. I may end up having to use something heavier on my cheeks then just using this on the rest of my face. We'll see. I will find out today how well it lasts all day long, too.

I put some on my daughter (she's 12 and hasn't started wearing make-up yet but is getting to that age, you know), and it looked wonderful! Smoothed her skin out, covered up her zits, but didn't look like she was wearing any makeup. I might end up going ahead and getting her some. Plus, it's so simple and quick to apply, it wouldn't take her much time. I feel better about giving her this make-up at her age than any other sort of liquid foundations, etc.

I just ordered another sample kit with a couple different shades/finishes and a darker concealer. I'm hoping this concealer will work better for me. I also placed a separate order for some powder, more brushes, and some eye color.

Anybody ever tried wet application with any of their concealers? Or eyeliners, etc? I was a bit disappointed that EM didn't send any kind of instructions with their product, but... can't have it all, I guess! Seriously, though, anyone with experience in applying concealer and/or eyeliner products wet, please share!!

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Anybody ever tried wet application with any of their concealers? Or eyeliners, etc? I was a bit disappointed that EM didn't send any kind of instructions with their product, but... can't have it all, I guess! Seriously, though, anyone with experience in applying concealer and/or eyeliner products wet, please share!!

I'm not really into using concealers. I just think that no matter how carefully they are applied, in any genre of makeup, they generally end up calling more attention to the flaw rather than hiding it. I have heard, though, that a damp application of mineral makeup will give more coverage. Some people just spritz their brush with water or a hydrosol before swirling their brush. When I want heavier coverage, I use a dense flat-top brush rather than a kabuki.

For eyeliner....oh, that's fun. You can mix any mineral color with a liquid and apply as an eyeliner with a small brush, or "foil" your whole lid. Foiling brings out the other colors in some of the more complex eye colors. You can use water to foil/line. Some people use Visine. I use a "transformer" product, because it makes the eyeliner last all day. Many companies carry it, and it's all the same product, and it's always $7 for a bottle that will last you for a decade, because you only need a teeny amount. I mix mine on a little saucer...one drop of sealant and a little sprinkling of MMU.

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I'm an Everyday Minerals fan. I was particularly excited when they added the "intensive" option for their foundations (provides extra coverage and controls oil). I use their concealer and powder, too.

I tried Bare Minerals first, but didn't like the Tin Man effect or the price. I do like 2 of their products, though -- Well Rested eyeshadow (I use it as an eyeshadow base and as an undereye concealer) and their bronzer, Warmth (left over from my starter kit...a little goes a long way, so I shouldn't have to repurchase this for decades).

I also tried samples of Aubrey Nicole. While I wasn't impressed with their foundation, etc., I LOVE their Twilight eye shadow. It's nice and subtle and it lasts all day (I've never found another eye shadow that does).
I like all the Everyday Minerals products (blush, concealor, eye shadow and liner, powder) except the foundation - never could get a good skin color match plus I get better coverage with Joppa Minerals.
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I wore my EM to work on Monday, and I was way disappointed because it only lasted about half a day. I'm not giving up yet, though. I'm hoping the new shade I ordered and the intensive formulation will help with the coverage and the staying power. I also ordered a different color concealer to try instead of the mint, and I'm hoping that will help with covering up the redness.

Maybe I should try using a flat top brush instead of the kabuki - if it gives more coverage. I just can't keep sinking money into things that might end up not working. *sigh*

I really really want to be able to use mineral makeup, though, because it's so fast and easy and better for your skin (according to everything I've heard). I just also want some good coverage which lasts. Maybe that's just too much to ask!
I have very fine 3A hair!
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Hmmm. I loved Bare Escentuals -- can be had fairly cheaply on eBay. Just melted right into my skin and gave a soft natural glow. People often commented that I looked "healthy" -- one coworker even said maybe she'd go vegetarian if that's what it did for your skin. LOL. Then I thought I might as well save a bit of $$, so I tried Everyday Minerals. Big difference. Texture was dry & chalky, not creamy; coverage was mask-like and flat matte, I literally felt like I'd rubbed chalk across my face -- not the even coverage with a translucent, glowing finish like BE. I quickly went back.
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Hmmm. I loved Bare Escentuals -- can be had fairly cheaply on eBay. Just melted right into my skin and gave a soft natural glow. People often commented that I looked "healthy" -- one coworker even said maybe she'd go vegetarian if that's what it did for your skin. LOL. Then I thought I might as well save a bit of $$, so I tried Everyday Minerals. Big difference. Texture was dry & chalky, not creamy; coverage was mask-like and flat matte, I literally felt like I'd rubbed chalk across my face -- not the even coverage with a translucent, glowing finish like BE. I quickly went back.
Originally Posted by CelticCurls
Oooh, that's no good. I was wondering if the EM was more "powdery" feeling. I love how BE kinda becomes one with my skin. I could do with a little less sheen to it but I think I'd look kinda fake if I looked much more matte. As it is, I really don't end up looking like I'm wearing foundation. If I wear a liquid or cream you can spot it from a mile away and it feels like my skin is smothering. :P
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I like all the Everyday Minerals products (blush, concealor, eye shadow and liner, powder) except the foundation - never could get a good skin color match plus I get better coverage with Joppa Minerals.
Originally Posted by curly_princess
Oh, I'm such a sucker! Your recommendation "made" me buy the Joppa Minerals sample kit (bought 2 to try 2 shades of foundation). True, I like EM, but if there's something EVEN BETTER, well, I just can't live without it!

The Joppa Web site claims its foundation can help clear up acne and that it's water and sweat resistant. If it turns out to be all it says it is, I'll be delighted! I'll let you know how it turns out when I get my package and give it a try...
Hmmm. I loved Bare Escentuals -- can be had fairly cheaply on eBay. Just melted right into my skin and gave a soft natural glow. People often commented that I looked "healthy" -- one coworker even said maybe she'd go vegetarian if that's what it did for your skin. LOL. Then I thought I might as well save a bit of $$, so I tried Everyday Minerals. Big difference. Texture was dry & chalky, not creamy; coverage was mask-like and flat matte, I literally felt like I'd rubbed chalk across my face -- not the even coverage with a translucent, glowing finish like BE. I quickly went back.

It's really just personal preference and skin type. I'm a shiny person naturally, so I love the way the finish of Everyday Minerals mattes me down a bit. Bare Escentuals makes me glow like the Tinman.

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