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Ok, so I realized that washing my face w/ honey or ocm and then wearing crappy makeup is kind of like an oxy moron. Soooo... I go looking at mineral makeups (bare minerals and the like) and my wallet starts crying. I cannot afford to spend that much on stuff that I'm not even sure I'll like. Does anyone know of an inexpensive brand of mineral make-up? Should I try e-bay?

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Hi - I use bare minerals, it lasts for ever. I have also tried every day minerals and like it, the website is www.everydayminerals.com and the nice thing you can order samples for around $4. Also, I hear Physicans Formula is nice. Good luck!
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I love bare minerals- I've read that it remains the most authentic and true color. The last set I bought included 2 shades, a brush set and the warmth powder (which I LOVE) it lasted me a year- wearing it 5 days a week.
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I really like Everyday Minerals. They last a good while, and nothing is over $12. They also let you get a sample pack for free (plus shipping) that includes sample sizes of three different foundations, a finshing powder and a blush. The sample set lasted my over a month. www.everydayminerals.com

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my mom found a line of minerals by physician's formula at target - cannot believe how good she looks and how cheap it is.

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I use everyday minerals as well...the sample pack is most definitely worth it!
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A lot of the cheaper ones I've seen have fillers and preservatives--the whole reason I use mineral pigments is to avoid those things!

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.

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Try the MDC Co-Ops board. They often have a co-op for mineral makeup!

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Another vote for Everday Minerals. I ordered their free sample set and got it at the beginning of October. I will probably still be using it next October. It lasts a really long time. I'm not really fond of make-up, but I like this.

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I got my samples of Everyday Minerals the other day and so far love them. Luckily one of the colours was the right one so I have ordered more in different types (matte, semi matte etc). I'll probably buy a full size one but I am still waiting on samples form some other sites to compare.
I love that I can now cover up my horrible skin but not look like I am wearing any makeup at all.
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Another vote for EVERYDAY MINERALS! I only wear makeup (when I get the chance to, on the weekends as I have two babies 15 months apart.) I am still working off the "sampler" but I can really feel the difference from Bare Minerals, EM is much lighter & doesn't have that "scent" like BM's does. I do like the color selection that BM's has as far as the eyeshadow selection goes but I definitely won't be purchasing the foundation/mineral veil/blush from BM's anymore since EM's feels much better on my senses!
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MDC coops often has a coop for Sheer Miracle, which I like better than Bare Minerals! It has less junk in it! Super cheap in the coops, also available on ebay.

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Avoid ones with bismuth, that ingredient is toxic.
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I love Everyday Minerals, and they don't contain bismuth.

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Avoid ones with bismuth, that ingredient is toxic.
isn't bismuth what they use in pepto bismol?

Anyway- Ordered my samples of Everyday Minerals today. Can't wait til it gets here.

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Avoid ones with bismuth, that ingredient is toxic.
Which ones contain it?

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I just ordered my everyday minerals samples, thanks for the advice! I'm not sure mineral makeup is even for me but I keep hearing talk about it so I want to try it. (baaaa, baaaaa, LOL!)

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I really like everyday minerals too.
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I really need to get some makeup and have been dying to try the mineral makeup.

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!

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I just ordered my samples from Everyday Minerals b/c of this thread. I have been thinking and thinking about Bare Minerals but couldn't justify it b/c of the price. If this works I will be so thrilled.

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?

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nak

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.

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rainbowmoon- take a look at the sample options from Everyday Minerals. I too have rosacea and they offer one to cover up redness. It's green, like most products for rosacea.

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.

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Everyday minerals is affordable, excellent customer service and good quality. They don't have any harmful fillers like some other brands do (like bare minerals - yuck!).
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I have looked at several different brands and I think the Everyday Minerals is cheapest?

I am going to check out those samples! thanks for the tip!

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I just wanted to say that I ordered samples from Everyday Minerals b/c of this thread and they arrived yesterday. I'm in love! It works so well and it didn't take hardly any of it to give me full coverage! When I get my next paycheck I'm going to order the Everything kit (comes with bunches of stuff, including a free make-up bag!). It said on their blog that lip colors would be coming out very soon. Thanks everyone who posted about this brand!!!

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!).
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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.

Any thoughts?
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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.

Any thoughts?

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.
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The ingredients list is wonderful. Completely nontoxic. There is a page on the site that actually compares its ingredients with those of other cosmetics, including other mineral makeups.

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Everyday Minerals says that it has mica in it. I thought mica was a no-no? I am really looking for some sort of mineral makeup that will give good coverage for my blotchy skin and spider veins.

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I love Alima Cosmetics mineral makeup. There isn't any added crap in it. They sell samples for $1 or $2 and it lasts forever. They also have the BEST customer service ever. http://www.alimacosmetics.com/
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