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I guess I'm the only one who voted HATED IT. Not only did I not have the desire to mix a bunch of colors to find my correct one (the colors I used made my face look ruddy). I also didn't like all the sparlklies. I felt like I was some 16-year old going to prom or something.
Originally Posted by Meghuney
Weird. My foundation certainly isn't sparkly.
Madonna getting upset with her daughter for dressing too slutty is like Mr. T getting upset with his son for pitying too many fools.
Poppers and Jeep, thanks for the recs! I'm going to check them out.
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I like BE and it's one of the few brands I don't have to mix colors to get the right shade. I used to use aromaleigh but although a great product I couldn't get the perfect match.

I am going to try a sample of the Everyday Minerals when I'm done with my BE just for curiosity's sake. I'm not a big brand loyalist - as long as I can get a perfect match and the stuff feels good I buy it. I've mentioned this a million times but lately I've been putting a dollop of sunscreen on my finger and dipping that into the minerals then smoothing over my face. I can even skip the MV when I do this.

Also, I think mazey mentioned this a while back and it made a very marked difference in my own results - be sure to buff for a full 2 minutes. By the time you're done buffing the makeup isn't just sitting on your skin ,it's completely blended.
Another plug for Everyday Minerals. Love the finishing powder. Reasonably priced. Looking at the ingredients in BE, I can't justify spending the $....

I've tried several different brushes, & buffing really irritates my skin. I use my fingers.
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I guess I'm the only one who voted HATED IT. Not only did I not have the desire to mix a bunch of colors to find my correct one (the colors I used made my face look ruddy). I also didn't like all the sparlklies. I felt like I was some 16-year old going to prom or something.
Originally Posted by Meghuney
Weird. My foundation certainly isn't sparkly.
Originally Posted by mazey
I wonder if I'm thinking of another mineral foundation.
One of the major make-up brands has come out with a minerals powder-I can't remember who though!
Originally Posted by Mar
I think it's L'oreal.
Originally Posted by Meghuney
Also Neutrogena.
I just ordered samples of the Everyday Minerals. They were free; shipping isn't. But it's only $3.37 or something like that.

We shall see.
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be sure to buff for a full 2 minutes. By the time you're done buffing the makeup isn't just sitting on your skin ,it's completely blended.
Originally Posted by marielle448
Just like when the recipe calls for you to beat the cake batter for two minutes - they really mean it!
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I've got Bare Minerals powder foundation, blushes, and eye shadows. They all work well. BUT -

I wanted a mineral powder in a more pressed format to carry in my purse. So I bought some Physicians Formula mineral foundation and I gotta say I LOVE it. I think the coverage is more even than Bare Essencuals and it's half the price.

I wish Leslie (founder of BE) would loosen up a bit and make a pressed powder.
Originally Posted by godgivenperm
Hmm I am going to have to give that PF a try. Thanks for the rec.
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I got my sample of Everyday Minerals this weekend, and I've worn it twice. I like it, but it plays hell with my contacts! Geez!

Also, my skintone is not "medium" but that's the shade that works for me - the two lighter shades are just too light, which is odd. Although it is summer and I do get some sun just by walking around in the south Texas sun.

The blush I got is GORGEOUS, and I hate blush, normally. But this just looks great on me, if I do say so myself. It's called Chitchat.

I got the Medium foundation in semi-matte, which I don't like. If I decide to order a regular size, I'll order the matte finish.

I'm just using my regular makeup brushes and they're working fine. But you do really have to buff the foundation into your skin, rather than just applying it like you would a regular loose powder.

I'll probably order the foundation and the finishing powder.

Anyone else get free samples or anything?
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I got my sample of Everyday Minerals this weekend, and I've worn it twice. I like it, but it plays hell with my contacts! Geez!

Also, my skintone is not "medium" but that's the shade that works for me - the two lighter shades are just too light, which is odd. Although it is summer and I do get some sun just by walking around in the south Texas sun.

The blush I got is GORGEOUS, and I hate blush, normally. But this just looks great on me, if I do say so myself. It's called Chitchat.

I got the Medium foundation in semi-matte, which I don't like. If I decide to order a regular size, I'll order the matte finish.

I'm just using my regular makeup brushes and they're working fine. But you do really have to buff the foundation into your skin, rather than just applying it like you would a regular loose powder.

I'll probably order the foundation and the finishing powder.

Anyone else get free samples or anything?
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Hey! Did you get the samples for free then? I'll have to read back over this thread, but was there a link for that here... Hmmm.. I forgot!
PH thanks for reporting back. Love to hear your review. I actually ordered a kit and some free samples. I really love the BE foundation but have never had luck with their shadows/blushes/lipsticks and my skintone so I was excited to see some options on EM's site. I also gave their foundation a try since she mentioned on the site that some colors were just like BE (i.e. my shade medium tan = 5.2) I also bought an amazing brush on ebay. I've always used a retractable squirrel powder blush from sephora but wanted something bigger (to make application quicker) and softer so I got a smashbox #19 brush for half the price on ebay brand new.

From EM some of the eyeshadows are supposed to work as lip colors too so I'm looking forward to that as well (when I used to use aromaleigh I'd dip my lipbalm in the blush and then swipe on my lips to make a nice shade of lipstick). I've also been exploring my old haunts on delphi forums and discoverd the MMM site and another ton of companies. May venture in a couple of months to try some shadows from M.A.D. Minerals but for now just want to hold off to see how the EM do. I also discovered a new method to get a longer lasting, slightly better coverage from that site (delphi). Just swirl the brush in your minerals, spritz with a bit of water (any 'ol spritz bottle) and buff on your face until the brush is dry. People have mentioned flawless coverage and long lasting makeup so I'm going to give this a try too.

I Can't Believe It Kit
Select your First Formula: Semi Matte
Select your First Foundation: Medium-Tan
Select your Second Formula: Semi Matte
Select Your Second Foundation: Tan
Select your First Blush: Everyday Bronzer
Select your Second Blush: Daydream Blush
Select your Third Blush: Plum Dust
Select your Concealer: Spring Concealer
Select your First Eye Shadow: Oasis
Select your Second Eye Shadow: Exhale
Select your Third Eye Shadow: Wild Flowers
Select Your Brush: 2 Baby Kabuki Brushes
Eye Shadow - Free Gift: Chamomile
Finshing Dust - Free Gift: Yes, please send my free gifts!

1. Select your First Free Foundation: Medium-Tan
> 1a. Select your First Formula: Matte
> 2. Select your Second Free Foundation: Tan
> 2a. Select you Second Formula: Matte
> 3. Select your Third Free Foundation: Medium-Tan
> 3a. Select your Third Formula: Original Glo
> 4. Select your Free Blush Sample: Sparkle Bronzer
> 5. Select your Free Concealer: Multi-Tasking Concealer
I also discovered a new method to get a longer lasting, slightly better coverage from that site (delphi). Just swirl the brush in your minerals, spritz with a bit of water (any 'ol spritz bottle) and buff on your face until the brush is dry. People have mentioned flawless coverage and long lasting makeup so I'm going to give this a try too.
Originally Posted by marielle448
I will have to try that tomorrow!
Madonna getting upset with her daughter for dressing too slutty is like Mr. T getting upset with his son for pitying too many fools.
Ibe sure to buff for a full 2 minutes. By the time you're done buffing the makeup isn't just sitting on your skin, it's completely blended.
Originally Posted by marielle448
What is buffing?
Ibe sure to buff for a full 2 minutes. By the time you're done buffing the makeup isn't just sitting on your skin, it's completely blended.
Originally Posted by marielle448
What is buffing?
Originally Posted by medussa
I just keep swirling the makeup brush over my face, all over, using a bit of pressure. It really helps with the coverage level, and it seems to make the coverage more consistent (and it lasts longer).
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If you use a brand that doesn't have bismuth oxychloride in it, you don't have to buff like you do with BE. You also don't get the BE sheen.

Medussa, buffing is just using a kabuki brush and brushing your face in a circular motion. Like buffing your car after waxing.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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medussa - it's when you hold the brush like this ( http://www.everydayminerals.com/appl...ndation-1.html) and then swirl it around your face in a circular motion. I don't know exactly how it makes a difference but it does.
If you use a brand that doesn't have bismuth oxychloride in it, you don't have to buff like you do with BE. You also don't get the BE sheen.

Medussa, buffing is just using a kabuki brush and brushing your face in a circular motion. Like buffing your car after waxing.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
That's what I find with the Physician's Formula brand. Hardly any buffing necessary and no sheen - for the whole day.
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see I've found the buffing method helpful even with the non bismuth stuff (any makeup or powder). I find it #1 really blends the makeup and #2 makes for a more believable coverage when nothing just sits on the face. Even more important though I've found is the brush shape. I've gotten the best coverage with dense almost bronzer shaped brushes. Even when I used the retractable brush I mentioned earlier I'd only retract it halfway making it like a short dense bronzer brush.

I know people like super soft brushes on makeupalley but I've found that nonscratchy but firm brushes give the best coverage with minerals.
I've gotten the best coverage with dense almost bronzer shaped brushes. Even when I used the retractable brush I mentioned earlier I'd only retract it halfway making it like a short dense bronzer brush.

I know people like super soft brushes on makeupalley but I've found that nonscratchy but firm brushes give the best coverage with minerals.
Originally Posted by marielle448
I agree with you about the brushes. A soft, fluffy brush only seems to emphasize my large pores.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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Bonsai Culturist

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