I love alliteration, don’t you?
I’ve been a reasonably faithful fan of Bare Escentuals mineral makeup for at least five years. I was going to post a picture of how much I have, but then decided that would just be too embarrassing - I’m a mineral makeup junkie and my stash proves it.
Over the last two years or so, I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Everyday Minerals. They offer a free (just pay shipping) sample kit that contains 3 foundations, a blush and a concealer – because they want you to be sure to have the right colors for YOU before you spend a lot of money on something you can’t use. They don’t even care if you have to order the free sample kit more than once. Or more than twice, even. Or two of them in the same order.
I ordered the sample kit a long time ago and, for whatever reason, didn’t pursue it further. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it; I guess I just didn’t want to believe that anything could be as good as my BE. I mean, it was half the price – how could it be as good?
Two weeks ago I revisited Everyday Minerals, skipping the samples, because I’m impatient like that, and plunging right into one of their custom kits (6 full-sized products of your choice for $34). I ordered two foundations, praying one of them would be the right shade (it was!), a blush, a flat top kabuki brush, an eye shadow and a lip balm. (Don’t ask me why I wasted 2 of my 6 products on an eye shadow and a lip balm; sometimes I’m not too bright.)
But lower prices aren’t necessarily a bargain if the product sucks, right? Here’s the thing: It totally doesn’t suck. I love it. LOVE IT. In my opinion, it’s every bit as good as Bare Escentuals - and dare I say it might be better? I am actually LOOKING FORWARD to putting my makeup on every day. And that hasn’t happened since junior high, for pete’s sake.
Everyday Minerals does not contain bismuth oxychloride. That’s the stuff in Bare Escentuals that is supposed to give you that “dewy look” but some people claim it makes them itch, gives a shiny look and accentuates pores. I always use a primer and apply it wet and I’ve rarely had any of those problems, but it’s a major issue for a lot of people.
If you’re already a mineral makeup user, or you’ve been wanting to try it, head over to Everyday Minerals and order yourself a sample kit or two. (But if you’ve never used it before, you’ll need a brush – try a kabuki.) I’d really like to hear if you love it as much as I do.