Amanda : mom to : ds's 14, 12, 9, 1 & dd6
I use Larenim and No Miss Nailcare mineral pigments. Neither one is super pricey for eyeshadow-type color and they last *forever*, especially if you don't dip a used applicator in the whole container.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
I love that I can now cover up my horrible skin but not look like I am wearing any makeup at all.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
does it really give good coverage? I have rosacea combined with dry skin (both on my cheeks) but my T zone can also be oily. will it give me adequate coverage?
also does anyone use the concealers and eyeshadows? what about for lips?
TIA for any tips or advice!
I haven't been wearing anything b/c just like the OP - I didn't want to be washing my face w/ honey and then putting all that junk on my face. For those of you who have ordered the samples what do you apply the make-up with if you didn't buy the brushes?
We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city. Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!
i ordered the sample pack from ev. minerals too, thx for the link. paid 3.50 shipping and got it 2 days later! love, love, love thes stuff.
re: brushes, i have a set from mary kay that has good brushes. sephora is another good place to find affordable ones that are good quality.
I too just ordered the sample pack. Yeah, so cheap. I'll post back how well it does for redness. I wish they would let you sample the eye shadow as well. I'm just pale and red so I just went with the palest foundation for pink skin tones and ordered it in the 3 styles.
I am going to check out those samples! thanks for the tip!
Oh, look at the blog on the Everyday Minerals website and you can read tons of tips and info. about the make-up (i.e. I found out you can use a clear gloss, which I already had, and then apply the face/blush color and it makes a beautiful lip color!).
I ordered the EM samples as well. But I have a question: I don't use foundation. Is it necessary to use it with EM before I put on the blush color? I typically use a bit of powder (maybelline) on my nose and forehead just in the morning. I really don't want to have to put foundation on if I can avoid it.
I really doubt you'd have to, I'm sure you can use it the same as regular blush.
I got a sample of EM too and LOVE it. I haven't even read the ingredients list though, I need to do that. But it's SOoooo better than the heavy, greasy, crappy stuff I was using before, it makes my skin look great.
mama to a sweet girl , & 4 silly boys