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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.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
Thanks, PH, MrsP and Marielle. I have the kabuki brush. I will give it a try.
I've tried it twice, I blame LisaAnn and SweetPickles, and both times it just didn't go well. I tried, I really did, but it is just not for me. It's a PITA and it looks funky. It could be user error but on me it just looks like old lady powder no matter how little I use or how much I buff. My suggestion is either use a place with a good return policy or line up someone to trade with, just in case.
I ordered some of the EM to try that too.

My problem with BE is that it just looks TOO heavy sometimes. After I get the foundation, then the blush, then the MV, it just looks way cakey and I HATE that look. Their eyeshadow's are good, though, and I really like all the colors.

If the EM foundation works better, I will probably use that, but stick with the BE eyeshadows and liners and all of that. They are a bit $$, though.
I have tried and loved the L'oreal version of this product. It is a bit cheaper and leaves a lovely finish to the skin.
3C and natural for 5 years.
Well, now you guys got me all interested in trying the Everyday Minerals. For anyone interested in ingredients, their website has a page that lists ingredients for a few different brands which I found very informative.
I found some cheap kits on ebay so I guess I'll be trying this brand!
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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.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
That's how I know that a makeup line won't be able to match my skin. If I'm anything other than medium, they don't have a clue about women of color.
For any of you having trouble with buffing, or who's skin get irritated with a brush, or for those who are bothered with the floating makeup making them sneeze or bothering their eyes - give this a try. Instead of using a brush, use one of those velvet powder puffs. They're soft, they hold onto the makeup so it doesn't float around so much, and they're cheap. I've been using them for quite awhile and really prefer them to a brush.

As far as color matching goes, every brand is different. I might be light, or golden, or olive, or medium depending on the brand. I don't care what they call it as long as it looks good on me.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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The sample that I got from everyday minerals had 2 that didn't match me at all, and one that did. At the price, it was a deal. Also, there's summer shades which works great for me right now. Now I'm trying the pink "pick me up" which it supposed to correct redness and I like it! The finishing dust holds up really well, and I really love that, sometimes I use it alone.

Dry makeup is a PITA. I get the stuff everywhere. I'm sticking with it because my skin can cope with it, and the kabuki brush is fun. Also, I can mix it any way I want & I like that. For me, it works better to mix the powder into a lotion or cream, put it on, then do the color corrector & finishing last with a brush.

I'm not much of an endorsement because I never learned how to do makeup...but even a klutz like me can get decent results from this. Summary: prices decent, good product, lots of options for how to use, tons of info on the website. My kinda product!
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bare minerals is the one and only foundation i will use- normally foundations look cakey, feel heavy and make me break out so i never wore it. one day my friend made me try this stuff i was reluctant at 1st but this stuff actually improved my skin, looks natural and doesnt feel like i have make up on-i am addicted to it
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For any of you having trouble with buffing, or who's skin get irritated with a brush, or for those who are bothered with the floating makeup making them sneeze or bothering their eyes - give this a try. Instead of using a brush, use one of those velvet powder puffs. They're soft, they hold onto the makeup so it doesn't float around so much, and they're cheap. I've been using them for quite awhile and really prefer them to a brush.

As far as color matching goes, every brand is different. I might be light, or golden, or olive, or medium depending on the brand. I don't care what they call it as long as it looks good on me.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Jeep, thanks for the rec - my contacts freaked out for about an hour after I put the makeup on! It was pretty awful.

I'll try the velvet powder puff!
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Just as I'm voting, I hear a "knock-knock" at the door. Its Mr UPS man delivering my BE "Welcome Aboard" kit that I got from QVC. I love getting
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Marielle...this may be a stupid question , but do you spritz the brush or spritz your face with water?
cjc
3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
Palm Beach County, Fl
Just as I'm voting, I hear a "knock-knock" at the door. Its Mr UPS man delivering my BE "Welcome Aboard" kit that I got from QVC. I love getting
packages
Originally Posted by cjc
woohoo! playtime!

re:the spritzing the person that posted the tip said she spritzed her brush.
So I ordered the Everyday Minerals starter kit this morning - 2 foundations, 2 brushes, the finishing whatever, a blush, and a concealer for $28.00 (plus shipping and handling, of course). All told, it was $36.01.

I've been using my regular makeup brushes, so it'll be interesting to see if their brushes are different.
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PH, i just got my starter kit. The brushes are teeny wee little things. I have not used them yet, I've been using my regular kabuki. The kit does come in a purty blue box.
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I love it! My skin is better, since I started using it, too!!!


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PH, i just got my starter kit. The brushes are teeny wee little things. I have not used them yet, I've been using my regular kabuki. The kit does come in a purty blue box.
Originally Posted by geeky
I thought the brushes looked tiny, geeky. I'll probably continue to use my regular makeup brushes, although I'm going to have to buy more.

Isn't there some kind of paintbrush from an art store that people recommend? Anyone remember what it is?
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I got my Everyday Minerals samples today (nice sized samples) and I think I like them better than Be and any of the other brands I've used.
I got the matte foundations because I don't like alot of shine or sparkle. The blush has just enough shimmer to add a nice glow. Very nice. And the price for their regular sized products is right for my budget.
Thanks gals for mentioning this brand!
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Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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PH - you can definitely use artist brushes from the art supply store (ac moore, michael's, etc.). Just make sure they're a natural bristle and they feel good on the hand. However, sometimes even artists' brushes can get pricey.

If you'd like a cheap but pretty good kabuki I've heard raves about the "bronzer brush" sold at Target. It's not the Sonia Kashuk line but another brand, Studio Tools and looks just like a kabuki but larger and fuller than the EM baby kabuki. If you can access it here's a pic of it:

http://www.makeupalley.com/account/p...picture=432922

Plus it's only $3. If you ever feel like committing to something else down the road the Sephora brand brushes are excellent all around and they too have a bronzer brush that has a bit of a longer handle than a kabuki. Also, if you ever want brushes for a great price ebay is a great place. You'll find people selling new, sealed brushes on there for half the price. Just make sure to peruse sephora.com or makeupalley to be sure you're getting a good deal if you go that route.
Neutrogena has released a small line of mineral-based products, and they're hypo-allergenic (important to me because I have serious skin allergies). I've been using the Mineral Sheer powder foundation and I love it. It goes on light, feels weightless, and evens skin out nicely. I still need to use a concealer for breakouts, but for what it does it'a great product and only costs around $10.

I bought it because I was dying to try BE but couldn't afford it, if that helps at all.
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