Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Everyday Beauty ~ Everyday Minerals!


With skin like mine makeup seems a true essential to my feelings of self-confidence and well being. That being said, I have always hated heavy goopy liquids, and drying, talcy powders layering my face. I am a natural girl by heart--if only my skin would cooperate! Now I’ve discovered the beauty and health of mineral makeup and for the first time I actually feel good about applying makeup! I am exploring great mineral makeup companies including the wonderfully playful Everyday Minerals, an amazing company which offers high quality vegan, animal cruelty-free mineral products at an everyday price we can all afford!

Though I have yet to try Everyday Minerals’ concealer and foundation I know I will be ordering them in the near future. Love letters from customers rave about the exceptional coverage these bismuth free products provide even for rosacea sufferers. As an acne sufferer myself with scarring finding the perfect coverage without the caking and clogging effect is a necessity. I want to have fun with makeup! I don't want to worry about whether it will camouflage but rather take coverage for granted and then enjoy playing with colour!

I believe anyone with a skin condition knows how absolutely important it is to find products which promote skin health rather than douse it with chemicals. Everyday minerals has a long list of no’s:
No Petrochemicals - No Mineral Oil - No Silicones -
No Parabens - No Propylene Glycol - No Carmine -
No Retinol/AHAs - No Synthetic Lake Dyes - No Alcohol -
No Animal-by-products - No Animal Testing -
No Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)
But it’s Yes to natural ingredients, Yes to health and environment, and Yes to value and style!

I received for review two fun and shimmery eye colours and two chic cheek colours I love! One of the things I adore about mineral makeup is the matte yet youthful glow it seems to bring my appearance. Spring has sprung!


The sparkle of Everyday Mineral eye colours is youthful but not childish. I was sent Hot Chocolate, a warm, light neutral with a pearly glow perfect for brightening and highlighting my eyes. I also treated to Smokey Pink which is almost a mauve pink and is dark enough to accentuate your eyes by applying it to the crease above the eyelid and the outer corner of the eyes. Finely ground and pearlized Everyday Minerals eye colours create sexy, flirty eyes without a cakey and heavy residue.

I have learned since experimenting with mineral makeup that I am not as limited to one cheek colour as I used to believe. I was always fearful of certain tints of cheek colour, too pink I’m too childish and too deep a tone creates too harsh an appearance, right? Well Everyday Minerals sent me two very distinct colours and I was skeptical at first glance. Bollywood, a very pink hued number and Sprung which was a far deeper colour I feared would make me look severe. Of course a review must be based on trial! My concern was unfounded because I was surprised to discover I was pleased with the different looks these colours helped me to achieve. Sprung instead of making me look severe and harsh was dramatic , sophisticated, and seductive while Bollywood produced a fresh and youthful look.

Everyday Minerals cheek colour comes in a great stack able, pancake container with a revolving cover to help contain the powder so it does not spray out each time you remove the lid. Their packaging is simple and clean just like the makeup they contain!

Everyday Minerals offers a plethora of colour choices and also sells skincare. A great perk is Everyday Minerals’ Try me Free option and their Fan Club provides customers with great deals and promotions!

Treat your skin everyday with Everyday Minerals! Northern Mama readers will have a chance to adorn her cheeks with graceful layers of coral shimmer and win a full sized Everyday Minerals blush in Truly Tiger one of their newest spring collection colours!

To Enter:
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