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Everyday Minerals: Olive Fair Matte

I accidently ordered the wrong shade (samples), I meant to get Light Olive Matte (as I currently have intensive, and it’s actually a HUGE difference)and instead I ordered Olive Fair Matte which is TOO light for me, it’s in the process of being shipped so it’s brand NEW, if anyone wants it, let me know and I will send them to you.

Reader Question (RE: Mineral Makeup)

Q: There is so many out there! How do you know what to choose? I know they provide samples etc., but recommendations would be really nice. I am currently using BE but just read up on it and looked up what bismuth oxychloride is. I loved the product before but now I’m a little skeptical on it since I do get the itching when I am sweating or outside in the hot sun. I am a total sucker for great advertising though! and the convenience of getting it at my local mall (sephora). I belong to another blog and it seems everyone who is on there raves about everyday minerals but while they do have different formulations for their foundations, they don’t have a great selection on their shadows and blushes. I love the idea of using all mineral products on my face since I am really sensitive to a lot of products out there. And I would really prefer to stick to one brand. Please help me out! Thanks.

A: Well it’s hard for me to say which product I recommend for people to use because it all comes down to YOUR SKIN, and how much coverage you need, whether you have sensitive skin, etc.

I personally have somewhat sensitive skin, AND no pimples or scars on my face, so I don’t need a lot of coverage when it comes to foundation, though sometimes I DO like the “airbrushed/matte” look and will apply a little more. The one thing about MINERAL MAKEUP, is that you ONLY need a little to cover your whole face. I liked Everyday Minerals because it’s sheer coverage, it was hard to find my right shade, and even up to now, I think that the light olive and fairly light neutral im using is a bit off from what my real shade is, but still looks fine since its summer. Jenulence has a concealer/foundation formula in one for those who want to apply it wet OR dry, and for more coverage to hide and acne and/or scars, or just to have more coverage. Lumiere, well I couldn’t really give them an accurate review as they give minuscule samples that weren’t even enough to cover my nose! AND it was hard to find a shade. However I DO LOVE their flat top brush to apply my mineral makeup with! And I love the free shipping they have.

As for the convenience of getting mineral makeup at your local store, I agree, it’s nice to be able to walk in a store, test and buy. But A LOT of mineral companies (well actually most) are simply ladies who create their makeup in their own settings and hence have an ONLINE business. Trust me, they know it’s hard to gauge what shade you might be online which is why some sites offer SAMPLES so you can see which one is for you. Also, the best deals to me are online rather than in the store….ebay is a great place too.

A primer might help with your sensitive skin and you should use that BEFORE you apply your makeup.

I know that eyeshadows and blushes aren’t the best colors on some sites, but I personally don’t use any mineral eyeshadows and blushes, I use powder blushes and eyeshadows from other brands, and I think as much as we want to stick with just one brand out of convenience, it’s inevitable and it’s nice to play with different brands as they all bring something unique to the table.

Au Natural.

I get some requests for a more natural, everyday look that you gals can wear to the office, school, grocery store…something quick and easy- yet natural.

Estimated “get-ready” time: 10 minutes

Well for this look, I used:

– MAC Paints in “Chiaroscuro”
– MAC’s eyeshadow in “Bisque”
– MAC’s eyeshadow in “Mulch”
– Milani eyeshadown in “Antique Gold” (you don’t really need to put this one)
– Carbon Black Mascara
– Everyday Minerals in “Winged Butter” (Intensive)
– Revlon’s Blush in “Blushed”

For lips:
– Laura Geller’s Lip Primer
– Sephora Lip Liner
– A cream/beige shiny lipgloss from when Forever 21 made makeup…

Put your highlighting base all over your lid, and put the “bisque” ONLY slightly above your crease, not the entire lid, then take an angled brush and apply the “mulch” starting from the outer part of your lid towards the center and outline the TOP of your lid only, use a blending brush to get rid of any harsh lines.

*If you don’t have any MAC Paints, you can use a shimmery cream eyeshadow in place, I like Laura Geller’s Cream Eyeshadow Duo Wand:

Apply lots of coats of mascara, don’t use eyeliner!

Apply your foundation and blush. Then shade in your eyebrows.

For the lips, I primed it first with Laura Geller’s Lip Primer, you can use a cream foundation or concealer as a primer, it’s important to use a primer for your lips to bring out the true color of lipsticks or lipglosses as well as giving it something to hold onto. After the primer, I used a nude lipliner and topped it off with a sheer lipgloss.

Primed lip:


I also bought “Model in a Bottle”, so I will try it and let you know the result. :)

My new tripod and new shipment of EVERYDAY MINERALS

My boyfriend surprised me with the tripod i’ve been wanting which I never had a chance to get since i’ve been busy with makeup, haha, so I was really excited and ripped open the box and set it up, now I feel like a real photographer. HAHA. I want to take some night shots with it as well as more makeup shots, like before and after, and things of that nature.

I soon will have some video tutorials, I am just in the process of trying to make the file size smaller for easy upload and viewing, so stay tuned! My first video is “how to apply eyeliner”.

I also received today my third shipment of EVERYDAY MINERALS, this time of course with a mini size in “light olive”, though I am contemplating of also getting “fairly light neutral”, its good to have 2 foundations, one for the winter, and one for the summer as your skintone changes.

Here is another crisp, closer look at another “gradient eyes” look (like my Hello Kitty shirt? haha):

Everyday Minerals in Fairly Light Natural (Matte)

This is with Fairly Light Natural, I like it a lot better because it was less orangey on me (in pics), and more natural. The beige one wasn’t orangey in person, but gave me a nice faux tan.

I gotta try pretty much all these shades since I am so curious. I am thinking about going to the mall tomorrow and picking me up the stacks of loose eyeshadows, and when wet, turns into a creamy metallic. oOoh!

Make-up Rambling

This is my face with Everyday Minerals in Natural Beige (intensive). I didn’t add blush or do my eyebrows so forgive me! I love the mineral makeup a lot and I actually DO see a big difference. It’s A LOT lighter than foundation and yet has the same coverage, if not more. The only CON I had which is probably because I had primer underneath was that it was a bit sticky in the sense that more powder would stick to an area of my cheek rather than disbursing evenly, hence giving me more colored spots in random areas. But I think it’s fine without the primer as it DOES last all day long as if it was freshly applied throughout the day.

I personally think it looks better in person since you can see everything I used. I used Sephora’s Glitter Blue Eyeliner at the bottom, for my lips I primed them first with Laura Geller’s Spackle Trio, lined it with Sephora’s Eyeliner #206 (yes I said EYELINER, eyeliner actually makes a great lip liner since they have better colors to me) and glossed it up with L’oreal’s Lipgloss in Mauve.

I bought more makeup (like I need more), from LEFT to RIGHT:

E.L.F’s “Eye Widener” in white of course, makes eyes appear larger and wider for gals with Asian Eyes (I will show this visual soon), MAX Factor Lip Gloss in “Stood me up”, Wet N’ Wild Yellow Nail polish since I love yellow, and E.L.F’s all over face stick in Lilac Petal.

I love the MAX Factor Lipgloss, I was concerned that it would be sticky, but it isn’t too bad, the pink/fuschia color is awesome, although it tastes sweet, reminds me of the little girl lip glosses my mom let me wear as a kid;the Bonnebell ones that taste like candy. She would always get mad because I would put it on just to lick it off!

I hated the ELF All Over Face Stick that I also mentioned in a blog a few days ago, it was TOO shimmery to be used for the face, lips, and/or eyes, and smelled like citrus air freshener. It was also too creamy for a nice application. Thank goodness it was only a dollar. :)

I ordered another EverydayMinerals kit with Buttered Tan that Christiana suggested and perhaps that is my shade.

A random picture of my makeup station, it’s always messy since I am always playing with different looks, everything is usually just open and scattered…

And I know this has NOTHING to do with makeup at all, but I thought id share and help you visualize the sacred, quiet place where I do most of my makeup bloggings- my ROOM. I still have balloons from my birthday, and despite the fact I am 25, I STILL have Carebear sheets, and I don’t care what people say about ’em! haha

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