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Natural Beauty => Beauty & the Beholder => : KatieMac June 12, 2006, 10:59:05 AM

: Mineral Foundation
: KatieMac June 12, 2006, 10:59:05 AM
I have a husband that likes me all made up (I agree with him...I've always liked a little color.) My skin looks better all evened out but I am so frustrated by regular foundations...right now I use cream-to-powder but I know there has got to be something better. I'm intrigued by the mineral foundations I see on tv and I wonder if any of you have any experience. I like the idea of it being all natural and good for your skin, plus the other benefits of how good it looks. I am a bit turned off by the price and I wonder how long it lasts and if its worth it to spend $30 instead of the $8 I usually spend. We are trying to cut down on spending!
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: StephTallent June 12, 2006, 11:32:13 AM
I love this stuff!  I use "Bare Minerals."  This is the *only* makeup that my husband likes me wearing.  It's so natural, and blends in so perfectly you can't even tell that you are wearing makeup...You just notice that you look really GOOD!!  ;D

I too was worried about the cost of it but my MIL uses it and graciously let me try it.  Hubby liked it so much he said "Get that stuff!"  :D 

I didn't buy their sample packs, but bought what I thought I needed from Sephora.com.  I've been using it for three months and can't tell that I've made a dent in the little jars of powder they send.  It take so very little to make such a big difference.  I think that my initial purchase of the basic foundation powder, the blush or "warmth" and the mineral veil will last me a couple of years.  The "warmth" will probably last me five or more years just because  such a tiny little bitty bit of it is needed.
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: ALittleMore June 12, 2006, 11:44:22 AM
I've never used mineral foundations because my mom is a Mary Kay consultant, so I just use that. (For the record, MK is very good, I don't mean to say they aren't) but I'm going to look this Bare Minerals line up! It's sounds awesome from what you said. 
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: StephTallent June 12, 2006, 12:03:39 PM
Hehehe, Yeah.  I was a Mary Kay Consultant when I got married.  Hubby doesn't like MK.   ::)

Wasn't "natural" enough.  If he can see by looking really closely makeup on my skin it's not "natural."   :D

I will say though that for the Bare Minerals to be effective you kind of have to have the whole set.  If you just buy the foundation it will look tacky with out the mineral veil.  So, the initial purchase price is HUGE because it's pretty much switching to a whole new makeup line as far as foundation/blush go.  All the components work together really well, but I've notice that I can't get away with skipping one or it just doesn't look right.
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: Dewbear June 12, 2006, 12:16:08 PM
My sister just got this entire set for Mother's Day, & she loves it!  She likes more eye makeup than she gets out of wearing theirs, so she still wears her Mary Kay slate eyeliner, but everything else is Bare Minerals.  She did tell me, also, that a very little amount goes a long, long way.
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: daisey June 12, 2006, 03:04:57 PM
Well I am in my element here.    ;)   I have been using Mineral makeup for  over a year now.  Before I didn't wear much makeup at all because I didn't like that ucky stuff on my face.  I started with the BE kit and love the brushes but hated the product because it made my skin itchy.  Found out later that it has a mineral called Bismuth Oxichloride in it that is known to cause itchiness.  I found a wonderful site that sells sample minerals for just $4 and there is no Bismuth in it.  That is the only thing I use now.  Check out www.littlestuff4u.com  It is so reasonable that you can buy the foundation and a few colors for way less than BE.  The foundation and face color come in a little larger jar so they are a little more expensive, I think $6 but the eye colors are smaller and cheaper.  I think the real key to mineral makeup is the brush you use.  You need a good brush to get good coverage.    Hope you girls will check this out.  It makes me happy to be somewhat of an artist,  I can't even draw a straight line but this way I can use color and blend them and make myself look a little nicer at the same time.  One other advantage of minerals is that they have natural SPF so you don't need greasy old sunscreen.   :D
JNC
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: KatieMac June 12, 2006, 03:10:18 PM
Wow...sounds fantastic! I am definitly going to check this out! I'm so excited about changing my makeup  :)
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: jessyru June 12, 2006, 04:59:43 PM
Thanks Daisey!

I tried BE foundation and mineral veil but didn't like it. I have very oily skin and I thought it made it worse.

I checked out the message board on www.littlestuff4u.com and found that Sandra's mineral are more matte so I will have to try them out. It's great that you can get samples too in case it doesn't work out.

 :)
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: sarajane June 14, 2006, 04:25:19 PM
How well does this stuff cover blemishes? My hubby hates the made up look and I wouldn't wear anything at all if I didn't have acne. =(
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: blessedwife June 14, 2006, 07:03:48 PM
I must say that I have found mineral makeup to be the way to go for me!  For the past year I've been dealing with the sudden onset of rosacea/acne.  This has been quite frustrating for me-- someone who never really had a blemish in her life. So I just stopped wearing makeup all together.  I use a really good line of skin care (MyChelle dermaceuticals) which has helped the problem, but not cured it.

For the past month I have been using Larenim mineral makeup--just the foundation, and my skin looks beautiful!!  I read that certain minerals in the makeup are actually anti-inflammatory, and this helps cover (and calm) those areas with the rosacea/acne.  I would DEFINITELY recommend mineral makeup for someone with acne or other inflammatory skin conditions.  The Larenim is rather pricey ($24 for the jar) but a little does go a long way.  I'm sure there are plenty of comparable lines that are much cheaper.  I just happened to start using it because it is available through a local health food store, and I like to avoid mail order if I can.

The great thing about the mineral makeup is that you don't get that pancakey look.  It doesn't even look like you're wearing makeup-- you're just left with beautiful skin.  It's wonderful!!
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: jbbabyslings September 11, 2006, 07:52:01 PM
I use Burts Bees Tinted Moisturizer. I LOVE it.

Marie
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: WithLoveAndJoy September 12, 2006, 02:12:05 AM
Just a heads up, if you use AVON, they are coming out with a mineral foundation in the next month or so, and it will retail for $10.00. 
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: mommyoftwins September 14, 2006, 07:47:21 AM
I found a wonderful site that sells sample minerals for just $4 and there is no Bismuth in it.  That is the only thing I use now.  Check out www.littlestuff4u.com


I looked up this website and found that Sandra's also doesn't contain any parabens, as nearly ALL skin care products do (including BE). I ordered some samples that I think will last me a while. I really like it! I still need to get the brushes, it would work much better.

Has anyone else tried Sandra's Minerals?
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: Kati*did September 14, 2006, 08:28:19 AM
If I wanted to order some of this off of the internet, how would I know what shades to get and the order of application?  Since it all has to be used to get the "look"  :D is there a place that tells how to do this?

Katie
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: jessyru September 14, 2006, 10:07:37 AM
Has anyone else tried Sandra's Minerals?

I've tried Sandra's and love them! The pricing seems very good and the shipping is very fast! Each time I ordered I received a sample product for free!!
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: mommyoftwins September 16, 2006, 02:27:28 PM
If I wanted to order some of this off of the internet, how would I know what shades to get and the order of application?  Since it all has to be used to get the "look"  :D is there a place that tells how to do this?

Katie

The website has a description of all of the items, including what skin types & tones they are suited for. I ordered samples to try first. I got the concealer base (not colored), a mineral foundation (to mix with concealer base and to use as the first "layer" of foundation), and the pearl dust finishing powder.

They also have a regular finishing powder that's best with drier skin & can be used alone if desired. I haven't gotten any eyeshadows or cheek colors yet, but those can go over your finishing powder layer.

As far as the color of foundation to pick: The description of the color was very helpful. I looked at several to be sure I was picking what I thought described my skintone. It actually ended up matching my skin perfectly. She sent me a little sample of another color for free, too. I think it was a lighter shade.

Anyway, I hope this helps. I plan on getting the brushes, too. I think they are really supposed to make the difference. If you have any questions about the makeup, you can always ask them at the Contact Us link. Sandra replied to my question within one day!
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: Kati*did September 16, 2006, 02:35:57 PM
Thanks so much,  Mommyoftwins!  I plan to check it out.

 :) :)

Katie



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: abcathome October 10, 2006, 06:59:09 AM
So that itchy feeling I get when wearing BM is from one of the minerals in it?  How weird.  Didn't know that. 

My BM has lasted me over 2 months...but I don't wear it every day.  Just when I'm going out to an appt or to church services.  (I sweat alot so it gets cakey when I apply it with a damp face!~)

I would'nt mind trying one of these others...I wonder??? Could I use the brushes that came in my Bare Mineral kit?  Would it hurt?
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: bethj October 10, 2006, 07:26:59 AM
I love Bare Minerals. I have been using it for about a year and a half. I've only had to buy new mineral veil one time. I've used about 2 small containers of the foundation. The large container I have now will probably last 9 months to a year (for me). I've never had to replace the concealer powder ( which works very well for me) or the blush, eye shadow stuff. The blush, and eye shadows still look like they've never been used- but I also don't use these every day. It only takes a little for each application. I love it and would recommend it to anyone!!! I have normal skin, though... so I don't know about how well it would work with other skin types. It does very well with covering up blemishes, though ;)
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: anynomouse October 10, 2006, 08:51:36 AM
Neutrogena has one too, it is at wallmart...but I am allergic to something in them or to the brush that it shakes down into I itch like crazy :o
I have been using Bare Minerals and like it, but I saw that someone said they have parabens in them.......

Just a heads up, if you use AVON, they are coming out with a mineral foundation in the next month or so, and it will retail for $10.00. 
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: healthybratt October 10, 2006, 09:37:50 AM
So that itchy feeling I get when wearing BM is from one of the minerals in it?  How weird.  Didn't know that. 

My BM has lasted me over 2 months...but I don't wear it every day.
Taken out of context, this caught me off guard.   :o
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: miff aka Missi October 10, 2006, 09:53:33 AM
So that itchy feeling I get when wearing BM is from one of the minerals in it?  How weird.  Didn't know that. 

My BM has lasted me over 2 months...but I don't wear it every day.
Taken out of context, this caught me off guard.   :o
I laughed so hard that I actually snorted!!!  How funny!  I'm still laughing. :D :D :D :D :D
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: bethj October 10, 2006, 12:22:18 PM
What are parabens? Are they what causes the itchiness? ???
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: amazonmama2five October 11, 2006, 05:57:23 PM
What are parabens? Are they what causes the itchiness? ???

In Portuguese they are "congratulations!"  I don't think they cause itchiness  ;D
It is WAY past my bedtime  ;)
Lisa
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: daisey October 27, 2006, 05:43:41 AM
Hi all
I'm so happy that some of you have tried the Sandra's Minerals.   :)    I love them so much I just wanted to share them with everybody.     Anyway, as for getting correct color~~~just write and ask Sandra for help.  She is really a very helpful.  She will ask about what you currently wear, what skin tone you have and suggest some colors for you.   Baggie samples are only $1 so that is a good way to try foundation.    I now have so much fun with my makeup because I know it looks as natural as I want it to but it evens out all the imperfections.     :D    One thing though is that you really need good brushes to get a nice coverage.   That is the only area I don't skimp on.   
Lookin' good girls.
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: mommyoftwins October 27, 2006, 08:37:56 AM
So that itchy feeling I get when wearing BM is from one of the minerals in it?  How weird.  Didn't know that. 

The stuff that makes you itch is called Bismuth Oxychloride. Here is a thread from Littlestuff4u forum that explains this: http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/sandrah65/vpost?id=1439304

I would'nt mind trying one of these others...I wonder??? Could I use the brushes that came in my Bare Mineral kit?  Would it hurt?

Yes, you can use BE brushes with any mineral makeup. The above website sells brushes and makeup from several different labels, and you can use a combination of whatever you like best.

One thing though is that you really need good brushes to get a nice coverage. That is the only area I don't skimp on.
Lookin' good girls.


I agree. I got samples & only used a regular brush at firsts. I couldn't tell if I liked the minerals until I went ahead & got the Kabuki brush (suggested by my best friend). This definitely made a difference.

I have referred a friend who has referred several of her friends to Littlestuff4U (Sandra's Minerals in particular) & they all love this stuff!
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: prairiechild December 07, 2006, 04:43:23 PM
I have been wearing mineral makeup for several years now and would never go back to the regular stuff. I started with BE but got disillusioned with them because they aren't totally natural and are kinda pricey.

I've tried a number of different brands and one of my favorite ones is everydayminerals.com  I ordered a brush set from them that is fabulous. I also like their foundation. They will send you a free sample kit if you pay a couple of bucks of postage. I heard they have a new site that is difficult to navigate but if you wait a week or so they'll probably work the kinks out.

Another line that is getting raves is lumierecosmetics.com  They are having a huge sale. I've cut and pasted prices below.

Well, shucks, it didn't let me cut and paste but you can go to the website and check the colors and then email kande2975@gmail.com with your order. I have heard good reveiws of the customer service and foundation.

Sale prices are $1 for 10 grams, and then not sure about the 20 grams but the 30 gram jars are $5. I believe that BE's foundation was a 20 gram jar, so this is way cheaper. I'm going to order next week and I'll post after I get my stuff. The sale is on till after Christmas. You can't order sale prices through the site. The owner posted the sale on delphi's mineral makeup mania forum.
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: daisey December 21, 2006, 10:11:15 AM
I guess I did not realize that there were so many mineral users on this site.   Glad some of you have tried the Sandra minerals.   The itchyness in the BE minerals is caused by Bismuth.   It is a derivitive of lead I believe (I have forgotten what I read about it but it did not sound healthy at all.)    You can certainly use the BE brushes but be sure and wash them first.   It is a good idea to wash your brushes about once a month at the very least.    Sandra has some new stuff for anybody that is interested.   
Hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season.   
God Bless
Daisey
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: Mamato6 December 21, 2006, 03:06:36 PM
Wow this was a great read.  There are also sites out there that teach you how to make your own mineral make up.  Has any one tried it.  I am not one to leap out into something like that without someone holding my hand.
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: Gods_child December 22, 2006, 07:29:57 AM
Wow this is interesting! I too like many of you use Bare Minerals and have been for the past year or so and just love it! I haven't tried anything better so far. I was a MaryKay consultant before also but their products irritated my skin so badly I had to quit!  :-[ The only thing about BE that I don't like is that itchyness it gives me when I sweat and now that I'm pregnant, boy do I sweat! lol. I'm gonna have to give that Sandra's mineral makeup a try, I've never heard of it before! I just love this website, thank God for whoever came up with it! Best of wishes to all of u ladies and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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: daisey December 22, 2006, 09:28:31 AM
I have never tried to make the mineral makeup but I do know you can.   If you want information on that try www.monave.com     It is another really good mineral makeup site and they sell kits to make your own.   
God Bless
Daisey
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: Gods_child December 22, 2006, 05:11:53 PM
So can someone please tell me which other mineral foundations, besides sandra's minerals, are 100% pure and natural??? I use bare minerals now but am going to switch to one that is ALL NATURAL! I want to look at all of them and compare quality and prices too...so any help from those of you who ALREADY know this would be greeeaaaatly appreciated! Thanx!  ;)
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: Gods_child December 27, 2006, 12:21:43 PM
Has anyone ever tried Afterglow cosmetics? They say they are 100% pure minerals but I would like to see if anyone has tried it and what they think about it! Thanx! Maybe there is something similar to it but cheaper???
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: Joy2BMommy December 27, 2006, 12:56:58 PM
Forgive me if this one has already been mentioned, I only skimmed the previous messages in this thread.  I use Mineral Basics and love it.  Chandi, the owner/operator gives great customer service.  I've e-mailed her on occasion with questions about color, coverage, brushes, etc.  She's always responded quickly and thoroughly.  Again, I didn't check for all the links here, but just checked the first one (the litlle stuff 4 u one) and Chandi's prices were quite a bit lower - like by about $10 for the same size foundation.  For example, the 30 gram jar at that site says it's 8 grams by weight and it costs $24.  From Mineral Basics a 30ml sifter jar contains 10 grams by weight and costs only $14.99.  The quality is great and there is none of the bismuth or other "fillers" in it.  Her ingredients are all listed on her site.  So anyway, for those of you on a tighter budget, looking for good quality mineral make up, perhaps look into her website http://www.mineralbasics.com  I use her brushes too, the kabuki is wonderful and gives perfect coverage. 

I don't know her personally or get anything for the recommendation, just a satisfied customer happy to share ;D.

If it was mentioned already, sorry for the repeat!

Debbi
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: daisey December 28, 2006, 07:42:49 AM
So can someone please tell me which other mineral foundations, besides sandra's minerals, are 100% pure and natural??? I use bare minerals now but am going to switch to one that is ALL NATURAL! I want to look at all of them and compare quality and prices too...so any help from those of you who ALREADY know this would be greeeaaaatly appreciated! Thanx!  ;)

Hi Gods_child
I know that the Monave minerals are REALLY pure.   I am planning on checking out the site mentioned after your original post.   I usually get littlestuff4u and really love it.  I use the mini jars so the cost is low and I don't have a bunch of makeup sitting around getting old.   I know the minerals have a long shelf life but I don't wear makeup every day so it takes a long time for me to go through a large jar of foundation.   
God Bless
Daisey
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: 4myhoonie December 28, 2006, 09:55:29 AM
Forgive me if this one has already been mentioned, I only skimmed the previous messages in this thread.  I use Mineral Basics and love it.  Chandi, the owner/operator gives great customer service.  I've e-mailed her on occasion with questions about color, coverage, brushes, etc.  She's always responded quickly and thoroughly.  Again, I didn't check for all the links here, but just checked the first one (the litlle stuff 4 u one) and Chandi's prices were quite a bit lower - like by about $10 for the same size foundation.  For example, the 30 gram jar at that site says it's 8 grams by weight and it costs $24.  From Mineral Basics a 30ml sifter jar contains 10 grams by weight and costs only $14.99.  The quality is great and there is none of the bismuth or other "fillers" in it.  Her ingredients are all listed on her site.  So anyway, for those of you on a tighter budget, looking for good quality mineral make up, perhaps look into her website http://www.mineralbasics.com  I use her brushes too, the kabuki is wonderful and gives perfect coverage. 

I don't know her personally or get anything for the recommendation, just a satisfied customer happy to share ;D.

If it was mentioned already, sorry for the repeat!

Debbi

hi, i have been looking at the site mentioned.  is the brush set necessary for application?  and is the one on their clearance sale a good one to get?  how would a person know what color to order for foundation?  i guess she must get lots of emails!  thanks for sharing this.  i am interested in switching over, just trying not to spend too much doing so. 
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: Joy2BMommy December 28, 2006, 10:43:49 AM
I don't think a brush set is necessary, but a good foundation brush (such as a kabuki) is really important.  If you don't have a good brush for foundation it will not apply well.  I have the kabuki and a basic brush for blush and a bigger, yet still pretty basic brush for my finishing powder.  That's pretty much all I use on a regular basis.  I have a few other things but I don't use them very often.

Actually, in looking at the clearance, the multi-use brush that's only $4.00 is the one that I have for my blush, it would work well for finishing powder too.  But I highly recommend a Kabuki for the foundation. 

As for colors and products, I didn't know what to get either.  She has some basic descriptions on her website, but I e-mailed her for suggestions.  She e-mailed back with some questions and then made suggestions based on that.

In the end I ordered the 6 piece Medium set sampler for $14.99.  She says it's a 90 day supply, but I don't wear it as "full" coverage, probably medium to sheer so it lasted me longer than that.  The perfect tan bronzer that came with it is the blush that I use, I love it, it gives my face a nice healthy look without really looking like I'm wearing blush and it's neutral so I never have to worry about it matching what I'm wearing.  The little sample that came with it lasted me several months.  So the $14.99 kit along with a couple brushes would likely give you everything you'd need to get you started.  Even now that I'm ordering the full sizes, everything I use regularly was included in that starter kit, except for the foundation that I change to in the summer. 

Chandi is great with returning e-mails, even returned one of mine during the busy holiday season regarding how to clean a brush.  She's been great, I plan to use her products long term.

Blessings,
Debbi
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: healthybratt March 19, 2007, 05:23:22 AM
I just saw an ad on TV the other night for a mineral foundation by one of the leading "regular" cosmetic companies.  Don't remember which one (Loreal, I think).  They are probably not as good as the stuff mentioned here, but it might be a start for those of us who are on a tighter budget for makeup.  Just a headsup, this is starting to catch on.
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: KatieMac March 19, 2007, 05:34:57 AM
I've been using the AVON mineral makeup. I bought two colors and I mix them together. I'm pretty amazed at the coverage. The downside is that if you apply too much it looks the same as liquid foundation. I'm working on getting that natural look...but when I get it right my skin looks great!
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: Kati*did March 19, 2007, 05:41:56 AM
I just saw an ad on TV the other night for a mineral foundation by one of the leading "regular" cosmetic companies.  Don't remember which one (Loreal, I think).  They are probably not as good as the stuff mentioned here, but it might be a start for those of us who are on a tighter budget for makeup.  Just a headsup, this is starting to catch on.

I saw the Loreal mineral makeup at walmart the other day -- here's a little article about it.  It tells about some of it's ingredients and mentions that it's not a completely natural mineral makeup.
http://makeup.lovetoknow.com/Loreal_Mineral_Makeup
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: daisey March 19, 2007, 06:13:15 AM
I just saw an ad on TV the other night for a mineral foundation by one of the leading "regular" cosmetic companies.  Don't remember which one (Loreal, I think).  They are probably not as good as the stuff mentioned here, but it might be a start for those of us who are on a tighter budget for makeup.  Just a headsup, this is starting to catch on.
I haven't checked out the price of any of these minerals that you can buy in the store but I would caution anyone buying them to check out the ingredient list.   If you are wanting something really natural you might have to really search to find out if these are really natural.   I did check the Loreal and couldn't find an ingredient list (on the web that is.)   Granted I didn't spend to much time on it but just wanted to throw it out there so all are aware that main stream companies may put 'other' things in the minerals that you don't want.
One thing about some of these independent companies like littlestuff4u and mineralbsics is that they usually all offer baggie samples for about a dollar so you can try things to see if they work.   I know the littlestuff4u has foundation baggies so if you are uncertain about a color you can just get the baggies and try them.  Sandra is also very good about helping you choose a color if you email her.   
I do agree that a Kabuki is about the best brush to have for applying the minerals.   I don't think a brush kit is necessary but you do want a good brush for the foundation.   Your finger will even work in a pinch for eyeshadow.   :)   Most people probably have some kind of fluffy blush brush on hand.  Just make sure you wash your brushes once in awhile so they are clean.  Especially when you first start using your minerals.
One this I probably mentioned before was to watch out for Bismuth Oxychloride in the ingredients.   For quite a few women it makes the skin itch which is not pleasant.
Happy minerals.   :D
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: cajunmom March 28, 2007, 05:47:09 PM
Just a warning... I bought the Bare Minerals makeup, also, and they claim that it is so gentle you can sleep in it.  Well, I can't!  If I do, it really irritates my eyes ( very sensitive! ).  Also, I couldn't  find a mix of base colors that really matched my complexion.  Maybe this is my fault (?) but I've gone back to using L'Oreal's line of blendable make-ups.  It seems to match my needs better, and looks very natural!
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: shesaidthis March 28, 2007, 06:11:20 PM
L'Oreal's line of "mineral" make-up has talc and lots of other stuff in it.  It is not all mineral.  You really have to check.  And I never sleep in my mineral make-up.  I don't care what they say, sleeping in it would have to clog my pores :P
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: daisey March 29, 2007, 04:54:07 AM
Just a warning... I bought the Bare Minerals makeup, also, and they claim that it is so gentle you can sleep in it.  Well, I can't!  If I do, it really irritates my eyes ( very sensitive! ).  Also, I couldn't  find a mix of base colors that really matched my complexion.  Maybe this is my fault (?) but I've gone back to using L'Oreal's line of blendable make-ups.  It seems to match my needs better, and looks very natural!
Sorry you had such a bad experience with Bare Minerals.   It was probably the Bismuth that caused the problem.   If you ever want to try again check out littlestuff4u, Monave or Mineral Basics.  They are all really pure and don't have Bismuth.  You might have better results and even like it.
As far as matching complexion I think they all have $1 baggies you can sample and they are really wonderful to work with you on figuring that out.  If you tell them what brand and shade you wear they can come pretty close to what you would need in their line.
Good luck
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: Jesuslovinmomma April 21, 2007, 06:05:43 PM
I love mineral make up. About a year ago i went on a hunt. At first a friend told me about BM, I tried my mom's, didn't like the feeling, not to mention the price. I tried Larinim (?), same thing, but these where more pure. Ended up getting them from everydayminerals.com..LOVE IT! Incredible prices, great service and I like the company a lot Her desire is that all women can afford safe make up, no bismuth, etc. I  highly recommend them. They will send free sample, just pay for shipping a couple bucks. I absolutly love them.  Thier prices beat anything else I saw out there. Like a custom kit full sizes of 2 foundations, 4 eye colors, concealer, finishing powder, 3 blushes, and 2 brushes for $48!!! Can't beat it!
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: daisey April 22, 2007, 02:20:40 PM
Wow!  I just checked out this new site!  Although I probably will never switch from littlestuff4u because I like it so well, I did check out the ingredient list on this site.   I would say they are comparable to a lot of the minerals sites I have checked out but~~~~~the really neat thing is the comparison they have at the bottom of the list.  They compare ingredients of a lot of the new "mineral" makeups by commercial companies like, Loreal, Neutrogena, etc.  If any of you other gals are interested to check this out it is under FAQ.   Pretty enlightening.
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: shesaidthis April 23, 2007, 05:45:44 AM
I just saw an ad on TV the other night for a mineral foundation by one of the leading "regular" cosmetic companies.  Don't remember which one (Loreal, I think).  They are probably not as good as the stuff mentioned here, but it might be a start for those of us who are on a tighter budget for makeup.  Just a headsup, this is starting to catch on.
Physician's Formula has a mineral make-up line that is talc free (Loreal has talc, etc.)  It is in the same price range as Loreal and is available at Walmart, etc.  So it also might be a less expensive option for tight budgets and sensitive skin.
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: daisey April 23, 2007, 07:42:45 AM
I just saw an ad on TV the other night for a mineral foundation by one of the leading "regular" cosmetic companies.  Don't remember which one (Loreal, I think).  They are probably not as good as the stuff mentioned here, but it might be a start for those of us who are on a tighter budget for makeup.  Just a headsup, this is starting to catch on.
Physician's Formula has a mineral make-up line that is talc free (Loreal has talc, etc.)  It is in the same price range as Loreal and is available at Walmart, etc.  So it also might be a less expensive option for tight budgets and sensitive skin.
Hate to tell you this but Physician's Formula is one of the companies listed where you have to be careful of ingredients.  They say pure and matural but they aren't.   Check it here:  http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/findings/index.php?content=companies_of_concern#begin
or here:
http://everydayminerals.com/g?t=viewDocument&incParam=ingredients
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: shesaidthis April 23, 2007, 08:12:38 AM
Hate to tell you this but Physician's Formula is one of the companies listed where you have to be careful of ingredients.  They say pure and matural but they aren't.   Check it here:  http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/findings/index.php?content=companies_of_concern#begin
or here:
http://everydayminerals.com/g?t=viewDocument&incParam=ingredients

I couldn't get your first link to come up (probably my computer) but the Physicians Formula foundation that was listed on the Everyday Minerals site is not the one they are marketing as 100% minerals.  They have just come out with a "Mineral Wear" line that is supposed to be natural.  Again, it is probably not as great as advertised, but might be better than some other cheap alternatives for those who cannot afford the "real" stuff.  I like the prices of Everyday Minerals and may try that the next time I need to buy.
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: daisey April 23, 2007, 08:20:20 AM
Hate to tell you this but Physician's Formula is one of the companies listed where you have to be careful of ingredients.  They say pure and matural but they aren't.   Check it here:  http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/findings/index.php?content=companies_of_concern#begin
or here:
http://everydayminerals.com/g?t=viewDocument&incParam=ingredients

I couldn't get your first link to come up (probably my computer) but the Physicians Formula foundation that was listed on the Everyday Minerals site is not the one they are marketing as 100% minerals.  They have just come out with a "Mineral Wear" line that is supposed to be natural.  Again, it is probably not as great as advertised, but might be better than some other cheap alternatives for those who cannot afford the "real" stuff.  I like the prices of Everyday Minerals and may try that the next time I need to buy.
Sorry you couldn't get that first site.   I did realize the product listed wasn't the one you mentioned but it is the same company and I guess I just think they would use basically the same things.   One thing that I really like about the littlestuff4u site is that she has the cheaper sample sizes of all her products.  I know a lot of the minerals sites do that so you don't have to invest a lot of money.   littlestuff also offers $1.00 baggies if you are unsure of colors.  I know that you can get about a weeks worth of foundation out of the baggie and the eye colors last longer because you don't use as much. 
I am really not a sales rep.   ;D   I just love the minerals so much that I would like everyone to love them as much as I do.   It is so nice to find something that you are so satisfied with that you know you will never have to look for something else.   ;)
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: shesaidthis April 23, 2007, 05:55:23 PM
Thanks Daisey!  I absolutely love mineral makeup, too.  I am wondering how I ever lived without it :)  I am going to have to check out those samples!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: khix April 24, 2007, 02:42:47 AM
What is it exactly that is bad in regular makeup?  Talc?  Mineral oil?  Dyes/perfumes?  Anything else?
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: daisey April 24, 2007, 03:51:37 AM
What is it exactly that is bad in regular makeup?  Talc?  Mineral oil?  Dyes/perfumes?  Anything else?
Guess I would have to say, "What IS good about regular makeup?"   Yes to all that you mentioned but then they add things like Paraban, FORMALDEHYDE, PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, ( almost anything that says Porpyl is from petroleum)   Hang on~~~I think I will try copy this one article and past it in a post.   
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: jett leann April 26, 2007, 06:25:59 PM
I was wondering how the kabuki brush is from little stuff 4 u?  My kabuki brush from Bare Ess. sheds soooo bad, it drives me nuts to have it shed on my face when I'm trying to use it!  Or, if anyone has used another brand of kabuki brush that doesn't shed, maybe you can let me know....my sis says that any type of natural hair brush will usually shed...maybe that's why???
Jett Leann
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: momto6 April 26, 2007, 07:35:39 PM
I have a kabuki brush from Lumiere ( www.lumierecosmetics.com  (http://www.lumierecosmetics.com) ) that I really like.  I've had it for several months and haven't had any problem with shedding.   I really like their mineral makeup, too.
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: bizymum April 27, 2007, 03:10:13 AM
I just ordered the free sample kit from Everyday Minerals.  I also ordered a small brush ($4).  I should get it in the mail today or tomorrow.  I like the fact that the sample kit contains several colors.   Although the sample kit is free you do have to pay for shipping.  For the kit, brush and shipping I paid less than $8.  Seems like a reasonable price to be able to try it out, see how I like it and make sure I pick the right colors before spending a bunch, ya know?
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: earthymomof2 April 27, 2007, 03:22:32 AM
I just ordered the sampler too.  Can't wait to try it.

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: mommyoftwins April 27, 2007, 08:21:08 AM
I have a kabuki brush from Lumiere ( www.lumierecosmetics.com  (http://www.lumierecosmetics.com) ) that I really like.  I've had it for several months and haven't had any problem with shedding.   I really like their mineral makeup, too.

I just ordered this one, too. My current one sheds like crazy, is a little scratchy, and the center has sunk down into the brush :(. So, this one sounds like it should be what I'm looking for. I love that there is NO SHIPPING!! I got several samples a little while back and just ordered some more because there is a new line of foundation.

I got the sample kit from Everyday Minerals the same time I got the Lumiere last time. I like them also. I just like the FREE SHIPPING on Lumiere!  ;)
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: bizymum April 27, 2007, 09:11:28 AM
I got the sample kit from Everyday Minerals the same time I got the Lumiere last time. I like them also. I just like the FREE SHIPPING on Lumiere!  ;)

Which product line did you like the best and why? 
I've never tried any mineral makeup, so I didn't mind spending a little to try some out, but I would like to know more before I spend a big chuck of money.  I'm going to ask hubby for a kit for Mother's Day  ;D, so I'm interested in any feedback I can get!  Thanks!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommyoftwins April 27, 2007, 09:38:23 AM
I'm liked them both. I got both kits at the same time. They both came with 3-4 different foundations colors, and they all seemed to look fine on me. My friend tried them also & said the Lumiere stayed on better and had better cover. They also have a sample kit for $3, free shipping. It's worth a try if you are at all picky.

I wanted to try a few more shades from Lumiere because they now have 3 types of mineral foundations (they only had 2 last time I ordered). So, I want to try that and make sure I have the right color.
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: daisey April 27, 2007, 04:16:31 PM
Sorry I was out of town for a couple of days.   The Kabuki from littlestuff is good.  She has a pink one that is really soft!  :)    One thing with mineral makeup is that I think it is different on each persons face.  Meaning, my daughter likes Monave and Littlestuff but I like the littlestuff better because it stays on my face better than Monave.    I think there is something about your skin type etc so if you can get some samples from the different companies and try them you will find one that fits you just right.   :D
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: Jesuslovinmomma April 28, 2007, 09:51:22 AM
 More comments on the Everyday Minerals...
They have 3 different formulas for the foundation. I've tried 2 only like the intensive coverage, it is supposed to stay on better than the others??? Also it helps me when my mousturizer is still a little wet on my face.I have heard the best way to set mineral make up is to use a spritzer over the top. I know there are some out on the market or I think you can use distilled water in a spritzing water bottle( with a very fine mist)? Does anybody know about the water? Anybody try it? Also using the finishing powder is supposed to helpit stay on.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey April 28, 2007, 01:51:40 PM
I just use a toner for a spritz after I apply my mineral makeup and that seems to work fine.  I actually don't think I need it because my minerals always stayed on well before but I like the fresh smell.  Doesn't your makeup get a little tacky when you put it on right away after your moisturizer?  I would be afraid it would get streaky.   I always leave my moisturizer set about 10 minutes before applying minerals.
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: Jesuslovinmomma April 28, 2007, 04:50:44 PM
I do let it set in for a few minutes, I just can't wait say an hour or so..  Depending on how dry it is. I live on the central coast of CA , so we don't get too humid here. I like to still feel "dewy".  I also read , and have tried a couple times, tinting my moisturizer with my minerals for a very light coverage. I did put too much in before and it was no so nice :-)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey April 29, 2007, 07:56:40 AM
I have heard you can tint your moisturizer also but have not tried that.  Littlestuff has 2 different foundations besides the loose powder.  One is a creamy base and the other is a mousse.  I have the mousse and do like it but much prefer the loose powder  If I want a dewy look I use the mousse and just brush a light coat of loose minerals over it and get great coverage.
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: daisey June 06, 2007, 06:08:14 AM
Hi friends
Just got the neatest email from Sandra on the littlestuff4u site.
 
I created a coupon code for anyone coming from the WellTellMe site and buying from us for the first time.

They can use coupon code WellTellMe and get 10% off an order of $10 or more.

If they have questions on products they can email me or post on the board.
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Thanks to all of you who have ordered from Sandra.   I know she really appreciates your business.
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: bizymum June 08, 2007, 02:42:15 AM
I know it's taken me a while to get back to this.  What can I say, I'm "bizy" :) I went with Everyday Minerals, and absolutely LOVE it!!!!  Highly recommend to anyone!  I started with their sample kit and then ordered a full kit and would love to order more!!  I'm hooked!  My skin has greatly improved since using it.  I ran out of my samples a few days before my full kit came and used my old tinted moisturizer.  My face was dried out and broke out in 2 days!!  It made me see what a huge difference there was in my skin.   :D
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: Mrs_H June 16, 2007, 06:18:50 PM
I've been using BM for over a year but I have also tried avon & some others- My kabuki brush is filthy! How do I clean it? I've tried just rinsing it with hot water and it dosen't seem to work? How do you mineral makeup users clean your brushes? I have started breaking out lately and I don't know if it's the avon or the dirty brush.   :-\


Thanks  ;)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey June 17, 2007, 07:38:44 AM
I've been using BM for over a year but I have also tried avon & some others- My kabuki brush is filthy! How do I clean it? I've tried just rinsing it with hot water and it dosen't seem to work? How do you mineral makeup users clean your brushes? I have started breaking out lately and I don't know if it's the avon or the dirty brush.   :-\


Thanks  ;)
You can use a gentle shampoo and wash your brushes with that.   I even sometimes put a little conditioner on them after I wash them and work it in then rinse really well.   Let air dry and your set to go for another 2 weeks or so.   They should be washed about every 2 weeks or so.    That sort of depends on how often you wear makeup.   If you are an every day user 2 weeks is about the max time for using without washing.   Sometimes if I don't wear makeup every day I can get by with washing them once a month but that is stretching it.   Clean brushes are really a lot nicer to use too.   :)   I'm not familiar with Avon's mineral makeup but I wouldn't think it is as pure as either littlestuff4u or monave.    HTH
: Re: Mineral Foundation HELP
: SunRose June 20, 2007, 01:29:06 PM
Hi all
I'm so happy that some of you have tried the Sandra's Minerals.   :)    I love them so much I just wanted to share them with everybody.     Anyway, as for getting correct color~~~just write and ask Sandra for help.  She is really a very helpful.  She will ask about what you currently wear, what skin tone you have and suggest some colors for you.   Baggie samples are only $1 so that is a good way to try foundation.    I now have so much fun with my makeup because I know it looks as natural as I want it to but it evens out all the imperfections.     :D    One thing though is that you really need good brushes to get a nice coverage.   That is the only area I don't skimp on.   
Lookin' good girls.


Hi. I do want to contact Sandra and ask her some questions. How can I contact her? Thanks so much!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommyoftwins June 20, 2007, 03:17:49 PM
Go to www.littlestuff4u.com (http://www.littlestuff4u.com) and click on "contact us." She will get back to you very quickly.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: Kati*did June 20, 2007, 03:30:00 PM
Go to www.littlestuff4u.com (http://www.littlestuff4u.com) and click on "contact us." She will get back to you very quickly.

Also, I think if you want to buy something from her and you go to her site by clicking on the ad she has on the bottom of the main WTM page it helps her know how many people are coming to her from WTM.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: LavenderMom June 27, 2007, 07:52:47 AM
I know this reply is a few weeks late, but the best mineral makeup I have found is Joppa Minerals.  I have used some other brands and some I really liked, but this brand is the best I have ever used.  It is very reasonably priced.  A full sized foundation is only like $14.00.  You can purchase it at www.fromfieldsandgardens.com.  The best is the foundation/bronzer combination.  It is fabulous for summer!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: clearanceshopper July 02, 2007, 06:58:17 AM
The itchiness that people are experiencing is from an ingredient called Bismuth Oxichloride this ingredient is in most mineral makeup and is the main ingredient in Bare Escential/Bare Minerals if you become allergic to this ingredient it can cause major skin inflamation and cyst like acne.  There are alot of good companys that offer great mineral cosmetics (ie. www.mineralbasics.com, www.joppaminerals.com, www.everydayminerals.com, www.lumiere.com)  that do not use this ingredient you just have to look online unfortunatly you will not find any of these in a store.

This is an article on Bismuth that you might find of interest

Mineral makeup is becoming ever popular as we become more and more conscious of what we are putting onto our skin and bodies. Because of this increased awareness people are asking more questions. And one of the most popular questions is about the ingredient bismuth oxychloride. Women want to know what it is and why it is in so many brands of mineral cosmetics.

There are a lot of almost facts and half- truths flying around out there. In this article we'll learn what bismuth oxychloride is, where it comes from, why it is used, and if makeup with it as an ingredient is a good choice for you.

Bismuth is the by-product of lead and copper refining, as well as other metals to a smaller degree. Bismuth occurs very rarely in nature. It is on the periodic table of elements under the symbol Bi at atomic number 83. It is very heavy and chemically resembles arsenic and antimony. It has a whitish/iridescent hue and has a very high shine property to it. Of all the heavy metals it is the only non-toxic. Bimsuth is a carrier for fuel in nuclear reactors. Bismuth components are used in everything from detection work, to making acrylic fibers, to safety devices in fire detection and extinguishing items, soldering, magnets and medicine as well as cosmetics. Because it is a by-product of lead refining, bismuth oxychloride should be lead free when companies begin using it in their cosmetics.

Companies use this in their cosmetics because it is cheap to buy and is an inexpensive filler. It does have binding qualities, so the makeup will "stick" to your skin, so to speak. There are other products that are just as effective at adhesion, and are better for your skin. Because of its molecular make up, it is often viewed as shiny or pearlescent. It is often sold in these two varieties. This makes it highly refractive, which is something companies want. Refraction will camouflage fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations. If you use a brand with bismuth oxychloride you'll notice a shiny look after applying the makeup. Not like oiliness, but almost shimmery. That's the bismuth oxychloride.

It's a very heavy element, which makes it difficult for many people to wear. It has to be forced into the pores (hence the buffing technique) otherwise it is capable of sliding off the wearer's face. The heaviness can result in clogged pores or irritated skin. Bismuth oxychloride often feels silky and not rough when rubbed between the fingers. Mineral makeup companies that do not use it have a lighter feeling makeup that usually blends into the skin better and with less effort.

Its molecular makeup is a crystalline shape, which may be a cause of the itchiness some women get when they wear it. Many women experience noticeable itching when they sweat. Don't forget it is also kin to arsenic, chemically. Your body will reject things it does not like, and if you'll get sick from ingesting arsenic, it would make sense that your skin would get irritated from having arsenic forced into it.

So, if you find you're experiencing some problems with your current mineral makeup and it contains bismuth oxychloride, you may want to consider switching brands. Many women experience skin irritation when using mineral makeup and don't know why. It's likely that bismuth oxychloride is the reason.



: Re: Mineral Foundation
: LavenderMom July 02, 2007, 07:54:30 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that my sister is the owner of Joppa Minerals.  She created the formula herself.  I actually formulate some of her natural skin care products.  I also sell Joppa Minerals on my site www.fromfieldsandgardens.com.  It is the best mineral makeup on the market...although, I may seem a bit biased.  Honestly, though...I have used others and I am not a big fan of makeup to begin with.  It is good for your skin and it looks natural.  The bismuth is what causes irritation with other brands of mineral makeup.  Joppa contains no bismuth. 
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: ScottsHelper October 18, 2007, 04:37:18 AM
I am so interested in trying the mineral makeup...with all the good things you all have to say about it!  I have several questions that I couldn't find answers to yet on the forum.

Those of you who are singing the praises of littlestuff4you.com, which line of products are you actually using?-it appears that there are several brands that she carries.  I've been looking at the Pure Skin Minerals line. 

Also, has anyone tried using honey to remove mineral foundation?  (looking to go as natural as possible, and on another thread it sounded like many loved what honey did for their complexion, but some said it would not remove some makeup well). 

Finally, as the makeup was described to sit on the surface of your face and is not absorbed, do you find that it rubs off on clothing very easily?  (I'm picturing sending my dh off to work with a hug and kiss, and a smear of makeup on his collar! :-)    ) 

I am so glad there are inexpensive samples to try-- it's not such a financial risk to find the right shade!!!!

Thanks everyone!
Heather
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: ~CKMom~ October 18, 2007, 05:38:34 AM
Also, has anyone tried using honey to remove mineral foundation?  (looking to go as natural as possible, and on another thread it sounded like many loved what honey did for their complexion, but some said it would not remove some makeup well). 

Finally, as the makeup was described to sit on the surface of your face and is not absorbed, do you find that it rubs off on clothing very easily?  (I'm picturing sending my dh off to work with a hug and kiss, and a smear of makeup on his collar! :-)    ) 

I am so glad there are inexpensive samples to try-- it's not such a financial risk to find the right shade!!!!

Thanks everyone!
Heather
For what it's worth, I use honey to wash my face all the time.  Whether I use my Mary Kay (it's faster for me than the mineral!) or my mineral makeup, honey seems to get it all off.  I use white washcloths, so I think I would notice if it didn't come clean.  I love the way my face feels with honey!

So far, I haven't noticed any smearing with the mineral makeup - I haven't checked for it, but I haven't noticed it!

It's great to use - have fun!
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: daisey October 18, 2007, 08:52:16 AM
I am so interested in trying the mineral makeup...with all the good things you all have to say about it!  I have several questions that I couldn't find answers to yet on the forum.

Those of you who are singing the praises of littlestuff4you.com, which line of products are you actually using?-it appears that there are several brands that she carries.  I've been looking at the Pure Skin Minerals line. 

Also, has anyone tried using honey to remove mineral foundation?  (looking to go as natural as possible, and on another thread it sounded like many loved what honey did for their complexion, but some said it would not remove some makeup well). 

Finally, as the makeup was described to sit on the surface of your face and is not absorbed, do you find that it rubs off on clothing very easily?  (I'm picturing sending my dh off to work with a hug and kiss, and a smear of makeup on his collar! :-)    ) 

I am so glad there are inexpensive samples to try-- it's not such a financial risk to find the right shade!!!!

Thanks everyone!
Heather

Hope you will love minerals as much as I do.   I use littlestuff4u pure skin line.   I believe Sandra offers the other lines so people have a choice but I know she is trying to close out on all but her own line which is the pure skin line.   I started with minerals by using Bare Essentials but that did indeed rub off on my clothes.   The Pure Skin Line does NOT rub off on your clothes.   I don't know if that has to do with individual skin or not but if you do find you have some rubbing off try spraying your face after you put your minerals on with a toner or other refreshing skin spray.   I have a refreshing citrus spray that I use when I need a pick me up. 
If you have questions Sandra is a jewel to help.  Her service is  super and you will love your mail once you order.  She makes opening a package a real treat.  HTH   Have fun!!!! :D
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: ScottsHelper October 18, 2007, 09:31:23 AM
Thanks for the replies to my questions!

For those who do use the Pure Skin Minerals from littlestuff4you, have you noticed that it is necessary to use the concealer, foundation, AND finishing powder, or that the foundation is enough by itself? (I mysellf am used to having to use quite a bit of powder and liquid foundation--the bad stuff from wal-mart-to cover the redness from my face.  With the mineral makeup, I want to look natural, but not like I have no make-up on at all, if that makes sense!)

Heather

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: daisey October 18, 2007, 10:26:57 AM
Makes perfect sense.    :)
I think it depends on what you like.   I usually use concealer just on red areas etc.   Some days I don't have any so I don't use concealer.  There are days when I am in a big hurry and I mix some foundation with the finishing dust, put that on and am out the door.    I am a SAHM so I don't have many days when I'm truely in such a hurry but once in awhile life does get hectic.   I really like the pure silk powder and use that as my finishing dust.   I am anxiously waiting for an order which includes the new foundation that is for more mature skin.   I'm anxious to see what the difference is.   HTH
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: khix October 19, 2007, 12:25:45 AM
For what it's worth, I use honey to wash my face all the time.  Whether I use my Mary Kay (it's faster for me than the mineral!) or my mineral makeup, honey seems to get it all off.  I use white washcloths, so I think I would notice if it didn't come clean.  I love the way my face feels with honey!

So far, I haven't noticed any smearing with the mineral makeup - I haven't checked for it, but I haven't noticed it!

It's great to use - have fun!

Honey?  Wow....how do you clean your face with honey?  Just smear it on & rinse off, or leave on it for a bit, or what?

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: ~CKMom~ October 19, 2007, 06:39:44 AM

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Honey?  Wow....how do you clean your face with honey?  Just smear it on & rinse off, or leave on it for a bit, or what?


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I know it sounds strange, but I read about it on acne board and decided to try it.  I just get my face wet and then rub it all (gently) around.  You would be amazed at how easily it rinses off  - it leaves my face very soft.  I thought it would be too thick to wash with, but it is very easy when your face is wet.  Of course, if you get distracted and don't rinse well, it doesn't taste bad when you lick your lips! ;)

I tried leaving it on once like a mask, but it almost tingled when I did that, and it seemed to feel a bit tight afterwards.  It wasn't bad, but I'm usually in a hurry anyways and just use it as a wash.  I actually like it better than my Mary Kay!
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: brigonia October 19, 2007, 06:50:40 AM
Hi,
I've been using minerals for awhile.  I tried Signature, Laremin, Everyday Minerals, and Meow Cosmetics.  It took me a long time to find the right foundation shade.  I am using Meow's foundation.  I like Everyday Minerals for blush.  They have excellent prices but I would have to mix a few shades to get the right color and the foundation didn't have very good staying power on my skin.   :(  The only thing about Meow is that some of the names of their eye shadows are a bit  :o.  So beware if you are sensitive to things like that. 
I have been trying to come up with a natural face cleaning routine.  I keep changing it.  Here is what I do right now.  At night I use a wet microfiber washcloth to remove my makeup.  Then I use kefir as a face mask for a few minutes or more.  When I take my shower I rinse the kefir and use the micro washcloth again or just wash with honey.  In the morning I use the micro cloth or honey or aloe to clean my face depending on what I think my face needs.  At night I use emu oil to moisturize and sometimes aloe with it.  In the morning I use jojoba oil or olive oil to moisturize and sometimes aloe.  I will oil cleanse once or twice a week when I think I need it.  The kefir works like an exfoliating mask for me. 
Briana
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: Rikki October 22, 2007, 11:44:07 AM
I have been using bare minerals for about 3 yrs now -- and LOVE it! It is about $60 to get started, but my make up last over a year. It always looks so natural but covers so well! Now that I have researched some and see that it's really not all natural, I'm hoping to try another brand. now for the embarrassing part.....
     I've been using my makeup that log and didn't know I was supposed to be washing my brushes!!! AAAAHHHHH!! I have bought new ones, but the one I have now I have used for prob 10 months and never washed!! Why would I even admit that to ya'll.....?? ;D

I am washing them tonight tho!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey October 22, 2007, 12:14:42 PM
I have been using bare minerals for about 3 yrs now -- and LOVE it! It is about $60 to get started, but my make up last over a year. It always looks so natural but covers so well! Now that I have researched some and see that it's really not all natural, I'm hoping to try another brand. now for the embarrassing part.....
     I've been using my makeup that log and didn't know I was supposed to be washing my brushes!!! AAAAHHHHH!! I have bought new ones, but the one I have now I have used for prob 10 months and never washed!! Why would I even admit that to ya'll.....?? ;D

I am washing them tonight tho!
Don't feel bad~~~sometimes my brushes get left to long also.   It is so nice to use clean ones though.    Yours are probably still good.  I'd wash them up and keep using them.

I just got an order from littlestuff4u.   Tried her new foundation for drier skin.  It is the Pure Skin line called Normal/Dry foundation.   I really was pleased with the original formula but since my skin is of the older persuasion I thought I would try this.   I was really impressed!!!  My skin looked so dewy and soft.   If anybody is thinking their minerals look a little to powdery once in awhile I would definitely recommend this.    :)

I have been using minerals for almost 3 years also and I would have to say the brushes are probably the biggest initial investment but I've had mine all this time so they are really worth the price. 
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: cecac October 24, 2007, 10:41:18 AM
I am looking into mineral makeup for my dd for her birthday.  Does she absolutely need the base?  If she were to put on her face oil each morning and then allow it to sink in for 10 minutes, what kind of coverage would she get using the loose powder?  She has a nice complexion, so we just want some light coverage.  Then, we were going to get her three of the "colors" of minerals for eye shadow and blush.  I'm just wondering if it will all stick and stay during the day without the foundation.

Also, I was going to link from WTM for one of the companies that sell mineral makeup, but I don't see any of their adds.  Have they been dropped from WTM?

Thank you,
Cara
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: Maria/NHM October 24, 2007, 11:10:49 AM
 I  use the powder foundation, a little bronzer (I need the color) and the mineral veil. That combo works really well for me. Sometimes I'll add a little blush. I think the coverage is light and so natural but can be appplied in layers and also on any spots ;) if you need a little more coverage. I love it! I wash my face with honey and use just a touch of coconut oil for a moisturizer. Let it set a minute and apply the makeup. I have accidentally used the mineral veil instead of the foundation. I didn't think it did anything by itself. Even with the foundation hubby can't tell I'm wearing makeup.
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: daisey October 24, 2007, 01:23:46 PM
I am looking into mineral makeup for my dd for her birthday.  Does she absolutely need the base?  If she were to put on her face oil each morning and then allow it to sink in for 10 minutes, what kind of coverage would she get using the loose powder?  She has a nice complexion, so we just want some light coverage.  Then, we were going to get her three of the "colors" of minerals for eye shadow and blush.  I'm just wondering if it will all stick and stay during the day without the foundation.

Also, I was going to link from WTM for one of the companies that sell mineral makeup, but I don't see any of their adds.  Have they been dropped from WTM?

Thank you,
Cara

If your daughter has really nice skin she could get by with just a Silk Powder finishing Dust.  littlestuff4u has 3 different choices in her Pure Skin line for the Silk Powder finishing dust.  One of them is tinted if you want just a hint of color.    It is always a good idea to let your facial moisturizer to set about 10 minutes before putting on your makeup.   You can kind of control the coverage you get by applying layers.  If you need more coverage on certain days then put an extra layer on.    I have 3 teenage dd's and they all use minerals and their skin has a really nice natural healthy glow.   HTH
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: cecac October 24, 2007, 02:59:21 PM
Daisey,

Do your teenage daughters use a foundation, or do they just use the dusting powder?

Thank you, Ella, for sharing.  We are in the decision mode right now so I can use all the suggestions I can get!!

Thank you,
Cara
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: daisey October 24, 2007, 03:26:50 PM
It depends on the time of the month.   They do have trouble with blemishes and during that time they do wear foundation but when their skin is clear they can get by with just the Silk Pearl Dust.   The foundation really helps to even out skin tone when that is a problem.  HTH
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: cecac October 24, 2007, 04:59:45 PM
Thank you daisey!!

Cara
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: 4myhoonie October 25, 2007, 04:07:47 AM
I am looking into mineral makeup for my dd for her birthday.  Does she absolutely need the base?  If she were to put on her face oil each morning and then allow it to sink in for 10 minutes, what kind of coverage would she get using the loose powder?  She has a nice complexion, so we just want some light coverage.  Then, we were going to get her three of the "colors" of minerals for eye shadow and blush.  I'm just wondering if it will all stick and stay during the day without the foundation.

Also, I was going to link from WTM for one of the companies that sell mineral makeup, but I don't see any of their adds.  Have they been dropped from WTM?

Thank you,
Cara

i have the foundation and kabuki brush from Mineralbasics.com and i love it.  i had to get my skin cleared up (with mary kay bar soap) to feel like i was getting really good coverage, i still have a little breakout stuff on my forehead, but it's not very noticable now.  for me the brush was what did it.  when i was trying to use the minerals without it, it was really hard and took too long.  so anyway, i only use the foundation and it is enough!  very light and natural.  i just use a little concealer under my eyes before the foundation.

can anyone recommend a good undereye mineral concealer?
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: cecac October 25, 2007, 05:46:38 AM
I am looking into mineral makeup for my dd for her birthday.  Does she absolutely need the base?  If she were to put on her face oil each morning and then allow it to sink in for 10 minutes, what kind of coverage would she get using the loose powder?  She has a nice complexion, so we just want some light coverage.  Then, we were going to get her three of the "colors" of minerals for eye shadow and blush.  I'm just wondering if it will all stick and stay during the day without the foundation.

Also, I was going to link from WTM for one of the companies that sell mineral makeup, but I don't see any of their adds.  Have they been dropped from WTM?

Thank you,
Cara

i have the foundation and kabuki brush from Mineralbasics.com and i love it.  i had to get my skin cleared up (with mary kay bar soap) to feel like i was getting really good coverage, i still have a little breakout stuff on my forehead, but it's not very noticable now.  for me the brush was what did it.  when i was trying to use the minerals without it, it was really hard and took too long.  so anyway, i only use the foundation and it is enough!  very light and natural.  i just use a little concealer under my eyes before the foundation.

can anyone recommend a good undereye mineral concealer?

Thank you 4myhoonie.  Decisions, decisions.  I don't think I want to get both the foundation and the powder right now so, Hmmmm.  Guess I'll ask dd what she wants (that I can afford :D).

So I appreciate everyone's feedback.  DD will be able to read it and kinda get an idea of what she wants to do.

Cara
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: ScottsHelper October 25, 2007, 07:56:22 AM
Just got my Pure Skin Minerals makeup in the mail a few minutes ago (from Littlestuff4u.com) And, yes, they do offer the 10% discount when you type in "WellTellMe" in the coupon code section when ordering! Gonna wait till the children are in bed tonight to try it out!  I ended up ordering a number of $1 samples of different colors of foundation and also  the finishing powders with and without the slight sheen.  I don't know if other mineral makeup companies sell the small sample packs, but I think it is a great way to try these things without a large investment in cost, no big risk of not getting a color that matches your skin!(Cara, I was thinking of your daughter and maybe how this might make it possible for her to try a few things and see what she likes?) I did invest in a baby kabuki and regular kabuki for the fountation and finishing powders.  They are so soft!  Hopefully, from among the several samples, I'll find the right color!
Heather
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: 1happygal October 25, 2007, 09:11:46 AM
I am having trouble getting all of my mineral makeup off at night. I wash my face with an olive oil and aloe soap bar, but it seems like it never comes completely off (hence the faint "face" outline left on my towels). Any suggestions?
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: daisey October 25, 2007, 03:09:55 PM
I am having trouble getting all of my mineral makeup off at night. I wash my face with an olive oil and aloe soap bar, but it seems like it never comes completely off (hence the faint "face" outline left on my towels). Any suggestions?

You know~~~mineral makeup is supposed to be good for your skin and they even have some things that you put on at night to help calm irritated skin~~~therefore, I am never to fussy about getting it off at night.  Sometimes I don't even wash my face at night.  Doesn't seem to bother.
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: 1happygal October 26, 2007, 01:22:16 AM
You know~~~mineral makeup is supposed to be good for your skin and they even have some things that you put on at night to help calm irritated skin~~~therefore, I am never to fussy about getting it off at night.  Sometimes I don't even wash my face at night.  Doesn't seem to bother.

I agree about the benefits of the makeup. My problem is my white towels...the makeup is not coming out with my homemade soap. Any ideas?
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: Mrs. B October 26, 2007, 01:25:24 AM
You know~~~mineral makeup is supposed to be good for your skin and they even have some things that you put on at night to help calm irritated skin~~~therefore, I am never to fussy about getting it off at night.  Sometimes I don't even wash my face at night.  Doesn't seem to bother.

I agree about the benefits of the makeup. My problem is my white towels...the makeup is not coming out with my homemade soap. Any ideas?
I would consider using a make-up remover prior to washing with your soap, or getting a different colored towel/cloth just for this. 
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: SammyJ October 26, 2007, 02:42:58 AM
Just got my Pure Skin Minerals makeup in the mail a few minutes ago (from Littlestuff4u.com) And, yes, they do offer the 10% discount when you type in "WellTellMe" in the coupon code section when ordering! Heather


What is the website to get that? And, also has it been working good for you? Do you like it? Thanks sooo much, Samantha
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: Seeker of Truth October 26, 2007, 04:03:03 AM
I am having trouble getting all of my mineral makeup off at night. I wash my face with an olive oil and aloe soap bar, but it seems like it never comes completely off (hence the faint "face" outline left on my towels). Any suggestions?

I've had great luck with witch hazel. It takes everything off and leaves your face feeling refreshingly cool. It also helps with skin imperfections since it's a natural astringent. I hope that helps!  :)
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: daisey October 26, 2007, 05:28:49 AM
Just got my Pure Skin Minerals makeup in the mail a few minutes ago (from Littlestuff4u.com) And, yes, they do offer the 10% discount when you type in "WellTellMe" in the coupon code section when ordering! Heather


What is the website to get that? And, also has it been working good for you? Do you like it? Thanks sooo much, Samantha
www.littlestuff4u.com   
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: daisey October 26, 2007, 05:30:55 AM
You know~~~mineral makeup is supposed to be good for your skin and they even have some things that you put on at night to help calm irritated skin~~~therefore, I am never to fussy about getting it off at night.  Sometimes I don't even wash my face at night.  Doesn't seem to bother.

I agree about the benefits of the makeup. My problem is my white towels...the makeup is not coming out with my homemade soap. Any ideas?

What brand of minerals do you use?   What is your homemade soap made of?    Have you ever tried a little baking soda and gentle rubbing?   
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: daisey October 26, 2007, 05:34:33 AM
You know~~~mineral makeup is supposed to be good for your skin and they even have some things that you put on at night to help calm irritated skin~~~therefore, I am never to fussy about getting it off at night.  Sometimes I don't even wash my face at night.  Doesn't seem to bother.

I agree about the benefits of the makeup. My problem is my white towels...the makeup is not coming out with my homemade soap. Any ideas?
Duh~~~I just realized you are asking about getting the minerals out of your towel.    ::)     Some days I just can't get my brain to work right.   ;)
I use regular laundry soap and have never had a problem so I guess I don't have a suggestion for this.   Once in awhile when I rub my brushes on a towel to get the makeup out of them there will be residue on the towel and I have rubbed homemade soap on the spots and let it sit awhile before washing and it comes out fine.   HTH
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: happyhomemaker October 26, 2007, 05:37:16 AM
Try Oxi-clean. I use mineral makeup too and often leave it on overnight w/o problems. I just use a scoop of oxi-clean in my towel loads and never have a problem getting them clean.
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: 1happygal October 26, 2007, 08:08:03 AM
You know~~~mineral makeup is supposed to be good for your skin and they even have some things that you put on at night to help calm irritated skin~~~therefore, I am never to fussy about getting it off at night.  Sometimes I don't even wash my face at night.  Doesn't seem to bother.

I agree about the benefits of the makeup. My problem is my white towels...the makeup is not coming out with my homemade soap. Any ideas?

What brand of minerals do you use?   What is your homemade soap made of?    Have you ever tried a little baking soda and gentle rubbing?   

Don't apologize, I should have probably asked it in a better way. I use Everyday Minerals. The homemade soap I make is from the recipe found on this website. Just use the search words "homemade laundry soap" and it should pop up (sorry I can't put a link in here for ya  :)).

Thank you for the laundry ideas, ladies. I will have to try some of them and let you know what happens for others who might be interested.
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: ScottsHelper October 26, 2007, 09:28:07 AM
What is the website to get that? And, also has it been working good for you? Do you like it? Thanks sooo much, Samantha
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Samantha,

I think someone else answered about the website ( http://www.littlestuff4u.com )  I tried the makeup last night for the first time.  I put three different colors of foundation on three different places on my face to see which color was best.  I had a hard time distinguishing a difference between them! But, this morning when put on the makeup (using only one of the colors) I looked at myself in natural lighting and saw that it is definately too dark!....That's probably why when I looked at myself last night in the mirror, I thought that I looked really "made-up"!  So, tomorrow I will try a lighter shade from the samples I got.  I tried the eyeshadow that I got for free (for purchasing over $25 worth of items).  It was the cocoa color, which I thought looked a bit more orangy in person than on the internet, so I probably won't be able to use it.  I did love, however, using a loose powder form of eyeshadow rather than the walmart stuff.  This surprised me because I thought that it would be difficult to put on...Instead, I had so much more control with the powder and brush! Now, I just need to find the right colors for eyeshadow!    Other than that, I have to reserve judgement on the makeup and how I like it!  But,  I will report back in a day or so to let you know what I think!

Heather
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: bizymum October 26, 2007, 10:27:35 AM

Don't apologize, I should have probably asked it in a better way. I use Everyday Minerals. The homemade soap I make is from the recipe found on this website. Just use the search words "homemade laundry soap" and it should pop up (sorry I can't put a link in here for ya  :)).

Thank you for the laundry ideas, ladies. I will have to try some of them and let you know what happens for others who might be interested.

I use Everday Minerals too.  Love Love Love them!!!  I wash my face every night with soap and a washcloth and it works great to get all the minerals off.  I don't have any left on my towels.  I use homemade laundry soap plus a little powdered OxyClean and vinegar in the rinse cycle and it gets the towels and washcloths clean.
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: daisey October 26, 2007, 03:41:06 PM
What is the website to get that? And, also has it been working good for you? Do you like it? Thanks sooo much, Samantha

Samantha,

I think someone else answered about the website ( http://www.littlestuff4u.com )  I tried the makeup last night for the first time.  I put three different colors of foundation on three different places on my face to see which color was best.  I had a hard time distinguishing a difference between them! But, this morning when put on the makeup (using only one of the colors) I looked at myself in natural lighting and saw that it is definately too dark!....That's probably why when I looked at myself last night in the mirror, I thought that I looked really "made-up"!  So, tomorrow I will try a lighter shade from the samples I got.  I tried the eyeshadow that I got for free (for purchasing over $25 worth of items).  It was the cocoa color, which I thought looked a bit more orangy in person than on the internet, so I probably won't be able to use it.  I did love, however, using a loose powder form of eyeshadow rather than the walmart stuff.  This surprised me because I thought that it would be difficult to put on...Instead, I had so much more control with the powder and brush! Now, I just need to find the right colors for eyeshadow!    Other than that, I have to reserve judgement on the makeup and how I like it!  But,  I will report back in a day or so to let you know what I think!

Heather
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If you are having trouble finding the right foundation shade email Sandra and she will help as much as she can.    It was a good idea to get the $1 baggies to test.   That is what I did when I was starting minerals.   What color of eye shadow do you usually use?   I have a lot of Sandra's eye shadows so can tell you what they look like if you tell me which ones you think you might like to try.      HTH
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: SammyJ October 26, 2007, 04:53:40 PM
What is the website to get that? And, also has it been working good for you? Do you like it? Thanks sooo much, Samantha

Samantha,

I think someone else answered about the website ( http://www.littlestuff4u.com )  I tried the makeup last night for the first time.  I put three different colors of foundation on three different places on my face to see which color was best.  I had a hard time distinguishing a difference between them! But, this morning when put on the makeup (using only one of the colors) I looked at myself in natural lighting and saw that it is definately too dark!....That's probably why when I looked at myself last night in the mirror, I thought that I looked really "made-up"!  So, tomorrow I will try a lighter shade from the samples I got.  I tried the eyeshadow that I got for free (for purchasing over $25 worth of items).  It was the cocoa color, which I thought looked a bit more orangy in person than on the internet, so I probably won't be able to use it.  I did love, however, using a loose powder form of eyeshadow rather than the walmart stuff.  This surprised me because I thought that it would be difficult to put on...Instead, I had so much more control with the powder and brush! Now, I just need to find the right colors for eyeshadow!    Other than that, I have to reserve judgement on the makeup and how I like it!  But,  I will report back in a day or so to let you know what I think!

Heather
If you are having trouble finding the right foundation shade email Sandra and she will help as much as she can.    It was a good idea to get the $1 baggies to test.   That is what I did when I was starting minerals.   What color of eye shadow do you usually use?   I have a lot of Sandra's eye shadows so can tell you what they look like if you tell me which ones you think you might like to try.      HTH
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Thanks soooo much for all the info!!! I sure will check it out!!!
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: daisey October 27, 2007, 12:11:35 PM
I was looking at the ingredients in the Everyday Minerals and noticed that the  Finishing Dust and the Silk Dust have Black Currant Powder in them.   I don't know what they use that for but I was wondering if that could stain your towels etc.    Other than that one ingredient the rest seem pretty much the standard for a pure mineral makeup.   
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: lovingmomof2 October 29, 2007, 03:45:35 PM
I had these same questions and sent an email with them to Everyday Minerals.  Here is the answer they sent me.   

Black currant powder is a superior source of berry antioxidants. We are in the
process of introducing more than 15 new products over then next few months and
most of them will include a different type of natural fruit powder or extract,
essential oils (skin care) or plant powder.

Black current powder is actually our most expensive ingredient that we carry
now.  It is white in color, so it will not stain your clothes.  It is also
super silky in texture. Our makeup is long lasting, and will not rub off.  We
always recommend the sample pack first or our mini sizes, they are perfect for
trying new products and for your purse!


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: lovingmomof2 October 30, 2007, 03:51:56 AM
Has anyone compared mineral make-up brands?  The ones I am looking at are Joppa Minerals, Everyday Minerals and Pure Skin Minerals.
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: joychild24seven October 30, 2007, 07:52:38 AM
Has anyone compared mineral make-up brands?  The ones I am looking at are Joppa Minerals, Everyday Minerals and Pure Skin Minerals.



I'd also add in there

www.mineralpuremakeup.com (http://www.mineralpuremakeup.com) or follow the link and buy from their ebay store. I researched a lot and finally bought from them and I am VERY happy with it...
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: hsink October 30, 2007, 09:02:45 AM
I don't know how one brand compares to another.... I have been using Everyday Minerals for a couple of months now and  I am really happy with it. I was fortunate to get a good match with my first sample pack but I know some people order quite a few samples before they find something that works for them.  I got a set with foundation, finishing pwd, eye colors, cheek colors, brushes...and I have been really happy with all of it.

HTH,

Holly
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: daisey October 30, 2007, 09:21:31 AM
Has anyone compared mineral make-up brands?  The ones I am looking at are Joppa Minerals, Everyday Minerals and Pure Skin Minerals.

I have compared some of the different brands.  The thing you want to check out for each brand is their ingredient list.   Bismuth Oxichloride is something you want to avoid.   Other than that they seem to be pretty much the same with maybe one ingredient different.   When that happens I google that ingredient to see what it is and does and stick to the most natural.   Then I check out price and whether they have samples and their helpfulness.
I have been using Pure skin minerals by Sandra at littlestuff4u for over 3 years and love them.   Guess that is what everyone who uses minerals says.   You have to try and find the one that you like.  HTH
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: 4myhoonie October 31, 2007, 08:16:11 AM
can anyone recommend a good undereye mineral concealer?


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: Mrs. B October 31, 2007, 08:26:25 AM
can anyone recommend a good undereye mineral concealer?


bump.......
This may not be what you are looking for, but I always just use the mineral make-up itself as a concealer, I just change brushes.  I started initially using Bare Minerals years ago and that was how they taught is for basic concealing.  Instead of using a "fluffy" blush type brush or kabuki brush you use one with the consistency of a flat paint brush (bare minerals calls it a concealing brush, I believe) so that you get more coverage.  I would do this first, then appy the make up with another brush over my whole face, and then use blush and finishing powder.
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: yoopermom2 October 31, 2007, 08:57:24 AM
I also use the bareMinerals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush and bareMinerals foundation.  www.bareminerals.com

I've been very pleased with the results for "darkness" under the eye.  Prior to this I always used the "lipstick" like concealer.
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: khix October 31, 2007, 09:15:52 AM
I apologize if this question has already been asked:

Can you just wear mineral foundation alone?  I generally never wore any makeup except for foundation/powder (no blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc....only mascara sometimes), and now that I've been using mineral foundation...well, that's all I've been using...just the foundation.  Is the finishing powder, or anything else, necessary?  If so, why?  And what exactly is the purpose of finishing powder?
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: Mrs. B October 31, 2007, 09:24:06 AM
I apologize if this question has already been asked:

Can you just wear mineral foundation alone?  I generally never wore any makeup except for foundation/powder (no blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc....only mascara sometimes), and now that I've been using mineral foundation...well, that's all I've been using...just the foundation.  Is the finishing powder, or anything else, necessary?  If so, why?  And what exactly is the purpose of finishing powder?
If you are happy with your look, I wouldn't worry about using anything else.  I do wear a full face of make-up on any given day, and I like the look that mineral veil or a finishing powder gives.  I feel that it blends everything so that there are no harsh blush lines while giving you a matte coverage.  When I was younger and had an oilier complexion I always had a powder compact with me to use with my traditional liquid makeup as I needed to control shine.  I don't know that I would have needed it with mineral makeup, but they didn't make it back then.
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: 4myhoonie October 31, 2007, 11:54:48 AM
can anyone recommend a good undereye mineral concealer?
bump.......
This may not be what you are looking for, but I always just use the mineral make-up itself as a concealer, I just change brushes.  I started initially using Bare Minerals years ago and that was how they taught is for basic concealing.  Instead of using a "fluffy" blush type brush or kabuki brush you use one with the consistency of a flat paint brush (bare minerals calls it a concealing brush, I believe) so that you get more coverage.  I would do this first, then appy the make up with another brush over my whole face, and then use blush and finishing powder.

ok, that souinds good will give that a try next time i use it.  i don't really like the cream stuff i have right now from mary kay. 
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: ~CKMom~ October 31, 2007, 12:01:28 PM
Mary Kay is getting mineral foundation in January!  I know it won't be the cheapest thing around, but MK always has quality products and stands behind them.  I am a consultant, but mostly just for personal use and friends.  If anyone MK out there knows any of the details, I'd love to hear them!  Thanks to this thread, I will know what to look for with their product and the ingredients!  If this was already discussed, I apologize!
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: ScottsHelper October 31, 2007, 03:09:51 PM
Finally getting back to you to report about my testing of the Pure Skin Minerals from littlestuff4u.com  One of the several samples of foundation that I ordered came very close to a match for my skin color, but I found that within a very short time my skin looked very oily---very different from any of the cheap makeup from Walmart that I use.  As much as so many people have said they love this brand, I have to assume it is just my face that for some reason it doesn't work with...I didn't use the soft sheen finishing powder which I understand would give my face a slightly less matte finish, so I don't think that was the reason for the shine on my face.  I will say, though, that Sandra at littlestuff4u was so very helpful each time I emailed her a question!

So, I have ordered the free sample kit from Everyday Minerals (you only pay 4 something for shipping).  I liked that they do specifically have a choice of matte finish in their collection of foundations.  They just arrived today, so I will try to report back on that when I see how it goes.  I suppose as someone else also wrote, you just have to see which brand works best for your face!

Heather
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: daisey October 31, 2007, 03:42:16 PM
I got some sericite powder from littlestuff4u long time ago and put a light dusting of that on my face before I put my foundation on.   Another thing I do is make sure I don't put my makeup on for at least 10-15 minutes after I put my face cream on.   I know that depending on your skin type and the time of month our skin will really react differently so you do have to work with minerals, no matter what the brand, to see what works for you.   Let us know how the other brand works for you.   I do know some people put a dusting of finishing powder on before their foundation to help with the oiliness.  That might be a solution for you.   HTH
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: Mrs. B October 31, 2007, 03:50:29 PM
I also like to use SmashBox's primer under my mineral makeup.  It really does fill in those little lines and wrinkles and also help minimize the areas where my pores are larger.  I also read this week that it acts as a barrier to oil and "seals" the skin allowing your makeup to look better longer.  This is probably not very healthy, but at least I'll look good :o
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: daisey October 31, 2007, 03:53:16 PM
I also like to use SmashBox's primer under my mineral makeup.  It really does fill in those little lines and wrinkles and also help minimize the areas where my pores are larger.  I also read this week that it acts as a barrier to oil and "seals" the skin allowing your makeup to look better longer.  This is probably not very healthy, but at least I'll look good :o

that is sort of what the sericite powder is supposed to do also~~~keep minerals from settling in the pores etc.   :)
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: ScottsHelper October 31, 2007, 05:25:27 PM
Thanks for that tip!  I'll definately keep that in mind! 

Heather
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: morningglory December 28, 2007, 12:20:24 PM
My DH is buying me mineral makeup for Christmas.  Woo-hoo! ;D  I've been on the littlestuff4u site, and I'm not sure which colors to try.  I'm very pale with yellow tones (I think).  I was born with red hair, and I freckle a little.  So should I go for a pink tone to balance out the yellow, or yellow to match my skin, or go with a neutral?  I'm going to order the samples first, but I didn't want to spend the money until I knew which direction I needed to go in.
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: daisey December 28, 2007, 01:12:08 PM
My DH is buying me mineral makeup for Christmas.  Woo-hoo! ;D  I've been on the littlestuff4u site, and I'm not sure which colors to try.  I'm very pale with yellow tones (I think).  I was born with red hair, and I freckle a little.  So should I go for a pink tone to balance out the yellow, or yellow to match my skin, or go with a neutral?  I'm going to order the samples first, but I didn't want to spend the money until I knew which direction I needed to go in.

Do you wear some kind of foundation at the present time?    I would suggest that you email Sandra and describe your skin tone and tell her what you normally wear and she will suggest a shade for you.    She has $1 sample baggies so you could buy some of those to get the right shade.   When I started wearing minerals she had a light, medium and dark baggie set.  I got both the light and med. and was able to get the right shade that way.   I don't know if she still sells those sets, ask her, she is really very helpful.   
HTH   Have fun.   :D
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: twitterpated4hubby January 02, 2008, 05:43:47 PM
I just don't understand it. Am i the only one who looks like an old woman when i wear bare essentials? I have such dry skin that it gets in the creases and shows every line. I look horrible and have to put miracle salve over the top of it. :-[

I also cant tell a difference at all with the mineral veil and the brushes are scratchy and itchy and little hairs fall out of them onto my face and im sure pp think im growing chin hair.  :D
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: miff aka Missi January 02, 2008, 05:52:19 PM
I just don't understand it. Am i the only one who looks like an old woman when i wear bare essentials? I have such dry skin that it gets in the creases and shows every line. I look horrible and have to put miracle salve over the top of it. :-[

I also cant tell a difference at all with the mineral veil and the brushes are scratchy and itchy and little hairs fall out of them onto my face and im sure pp think im growing chin hair.  :D
Yep, I'm sure you are the only one that looks like an old lady with a hairy chin.  :D  Just kidding.  Maybe you need to get a good moisturizer.  I have very dry skin also and have been using Arbonne products.  They have really helped a bunch.  Today I woke up with scaly looking skin.  :o  I didn't moisturize yesterday and my skin told the tale.  I put a bit more on than usual today and it looked much better.  I have got to remember to put it on every day. 
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: Mrs. B January 03, 2008, 03:05:30 AM
I just don't understand it. Am i the only one who looks like an old woman when i wear bare essentials? I have such dry skin that it gets in the creases and shows every line. I look horrible and have to put miracle salve over the top of it. :-[

I also cant tell a difference at all with the mineral veil and the brushes are scratchy and itchy and little hairs fall out of them onto my face and im sure pp think im growing chin hair.  :D
I have also had this problem including making my pores look huge and found that using a primer, I use Smashbox, underneath helps.  It seems, to me, to be related to either having too much or too little on the brush on application and finding just the right amount is tricky. 
I do like mineral veil as it does help smooth things out a  bit, and I also have not had problems with the brushes.
I think I feel like I wear more  makeup with mineral, and look much more natural with a light liquid foundation.  I have recently started using the "radiances" from bare minerals and love them, though.  They are easy to use over any foundation.  I also still use the mineral veil with my regular makeup; I really feel like the bare mineral makeup is just "heavy" on my skin at times.
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: bizymum January 03, 2008, 05:38:42 AM
I use Everyday Minerals, but I have noticed that it will look heavy if I've got too much minerals on the brush, or if I put it on too soon after putting on moisturizer.  Its best if I wait about 10min.  And if I've got dry patches, I'm careful to apply very little to those areas.  Maybe you could try putting the Miracle salve on first, waiting 10min, then apply your minerals?
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: twitterpated4hubby January 03, 2008, 07:39:35 AM
LOL!! Thanks for sharing that I'm the only old 29yr old with a hairy chin. Hee hee!! So no one else's brushes seem to lose little hairs? I just washed mine out last night so maybe that will help.

I have been using the miracle salve under and even over my makeup because my skin has been so dry. I can tell that its starting to get better though.

What is this  "radiances" from bare minerals, that you are talking about? I have never heard of that before.
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: miff aka Missi January 03, 2008, 08:27:19 AM
LOL!! Thanks for sharing that I'm the only old 29yr old with a hairy chin. Hee hee!! So no one else's brushes seem to lose little hairs? I just washed mine out last night so maybe that will help.
ha ha ha ha  I don't use Bare Essentials, but I use something similar from another company.  After a while the brush quit shedding.  It will get better.  Then you won't have that hairy chin.  ;)

And be sure to moisturize at night, not just in the morning.  Night time lets the moisture get in and you're not putting other stuff on over it. 

Missi
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: Mrs. B January 03, 2008, 10:01:44 AM


What is this  "radiances" from bare minerals, that you are talking about? I have never heard of that before.
The radiances are like a glow or shimmer without being glittery.  They come in different shades like clear, pure, rose and warm (I use this one as a bronzer). 
They aren't glittery or too "young", (as I am 39 and don't want to look shiny or sparkle-ey) and can be used in many ways as  highlighter.  Here's a link to one of the shades at the bare escentuals site:  http://store.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=38630%40Sites-BareEscentuals&CatalogCategoryID=YHsKAANpnn0AAAEQ2yl3Tgxu&JumpTo=BrowseStandardCatalog (http://store.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=38630%40Sites-BareEscentuals&CatalogCategoryID=YHsKAANpnn0AAAEQ2yl3Tgxu&JumpTo=BrowseStandardCatalog)
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: bizymum January 03, 2008, 10:27:46 AM
Also, I wanted to mention about the dry skin thing. I usually have alot of dry patches, especially on my nose and chin areas.  This week I've been putting fresh aloe gel on as a moisturizer in the mornings and it's really helped alot.  I've also been doing my best to get back to drinking enough water. 
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: daisey January 03, 2008, 10:57:17 AM
My skin is always drier in the winter.   There are some mineral cream foundations~~~littlestuff4u has a mousse and a creamy mineral foundation.   I use the mousse in the winter with just a very light dusting of loose foundation over.    I thought they also had a radiance but when I looked I couldn't find it.   I know I have one in my makeup so it is there somewhere I just wasn't on the right page.   Ever have days like that???   ::)
You can also try serecite powder under your foundation.   That keeps the minerals from settling in your lines and pores.   I do have to say though that some days my 59 year old skin just looks older and drier.   Using a good moisturizer and the mousse foundation really has helped in the winter with that though.    ;)    Just my .02
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: healthybratt January 12, 2008, 06:24:35 PM
Just a note if you want to hydrate your skin remember that oils trap moisture out as well as in, so if you put oils on when you are dry it can sometimes defeat the purpose.  The best time to apply oils would be when your face is still wet/moist from washing or a shower to help trap in water.  Also make sure you are drinking enough.  ;D

If you're still using products containing SLS, this could also be contributing to your dry skin.  Something to think about anyway.
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: tj7run January 13, 2008, 09:58:18 AM
I'm new to this forum, but found it interesting and helpful. I have been using BM for several years without any problems, but am looking for a mineral product without Bismuth/ or fillers. I came across different products and was wondering if any of you have every tried them. Raw Natual Beauty, Raesin Images, and Mineral Basics. If you have noted earlier, I apologize in advance. I will certainly check the sites you all have noted, and try and find something that works.

TJ
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: Kati*did January 13, 2008, 10:26:04 AM
I came across different products and was wondering if any of you have every tried them. Raw Natual Beauty, Raesin Images, and Mineral Basics.

TJ

I use the Raw Natural Beauty (because I got it at a great price at TJ Maxx  :D).  I really like it, but don't have anything to compare it to since it's the first mineral makeup I've used.
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: daisey January 13, 2008, 10:50:40 AM
I'm new to this forum, but found it interesting and helpful. I have been using BM for several years without any problems, but am looking for a mineral product without Bismuth/ or fillers. I came across different products and was wondering if any of you have every tried them. Raw Natual Beauty, Raesin Images, and Mineral Basics. If you have noted earlier, I apologize in advance. I will certainly check the sites you all have noted, and try and find something that works.

TJ

Sorry I can't comment on any of the brands you mentioned because I haven't tried any of them.   I have used Monave, BE (which made my skin itch and I don't want the bismuth), Pure Skin Minerals from littlestuff4u.  I was just on the littlestuff4u site and Sandra is now offering a new line called LaurEss.   I haven't tried it but it isn't supposed to have any bismuth either.     HTH

I think a person needs to try a few and see what works for them.   If you can find a site that sells samples for fairly cheap that is a good way to start.
 :D
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: 4myhoonie January 13, 2008, 11:11:24 AM
I came across different products and was wondering if any of you have every tried them. Raw Natual Beauty, Raesin Images, and Mineral Basics.

TJ

I use the Raw Natural Beauty (because I got it at a great price at TJ Maxx  :D).  I really like it, but don't have anything to compare it to since it's the first mineral makeup I've used.

ok, i need to buy some new mineral makeup and have been looking around on the rawminerals site.  i can't find any info on what you have to pay after 30 days.  does anyone know what their free trial costs?  do you just pay shipping or do you pay the full amount after the 30 days?
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: 4myhoonie January 13, 2008, 11:14:41 AM
has anyone ever used this?  they are selling it at our mall in a kiosk.  it seemed nice and good quality, but pricey.  i don't see a trial offer on their site.

http://www.micabella.com/
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: prairiechild January 13, 2008, 11:46:24 AM
has anyone ever used this?  they are selling it at our mall in a kiosk.  it seemed nice and good quality, but pricey.  i don't see a trial offer on their site.

http://www.micabella.com/

$65.95 for foundation is really, really steep.

I love the lumiere products, they have samples that are very inexpensive and they have several very nice foundation formulations. http://www.lumierecosmetics.com/
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: daisey January 13, 2008, 12:13:57 PM
has anyone ever used this?  they are selling it at our mall in a kiosk.  it seemed nice and good quality, but pricey.  i don't see a trial offer on their site.

http://www.micabella.com/
If they are selling at the mall I would go check out the ingredient list.   I couldn't find anything on their web site listing ingredients~~~that always makes me suspicious because they can say natural and still have stuff in there that you might not want on your face.  KWIM?
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: tj7run January 13, 2008, 01:24:18 PM
I am going to do a little more research, and probably try a few. I know that SheerCover is awful. As we grow older of course the lines set in. I am looking for somehting that doesn't cake, and looks natural. I am 44, but look much younger. I am seeing a few lines appearing but not too many. I have always taken care of myself, and when I found out about Bismuth, I knew I had to find something besides BM. I'll let you know what I decide on.

TJ
I'm new to this forum, but found it interesting and helpful. I have been using BM for several years without any problems, but am looking for a mineral product without Bismuth/ or fillers. I came across different products and was wondering if any of you have every tried them. Raw Natual Beauty, Raesin Images, and Mineral Basics. If you have noted earlier, I apologize in advance. I will certainly check the sites you all have noted, and try and find something that works.

TJ

Sorry I can't comment on any of the brands you mentioned because I haven't tried any of them.   I have used Monave, BE (which made my skin itch and I don't want the bismuth), Pure Skin Minerals from littlestuff4u.  I was just on the littlestuff4u site and Sandra is now offering a new line called LaurEss.   I haven't tried it but it isn't supposed to have any bismuth either.     HTH

I think a person needs to try a few and see what works for them.   If you can find a site that sells samples for fairly cheap that is a good way to start.
 :D
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: 4myhoonie January 13, 2008, 01:34:24 PM
has anyone ever used this?  they are selling it at our mall in a kiosk.  it seemed nice and good quality, but pricey.  i don't see a trial offer on their site.

http://www.micabella.com/

$65.95 for foundation is really, really steep.

I love the lumiere products, they have samples that are very inexpensive and they have several very nice foundation formulations. http://www.lumierecosmetics.com/

they were selling it for $45 in the mall, it was 3 things mixed together.  foundation, mineral veil, etc. 

also, i believe the lady said it was 100% pure minerals. 
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: happyhomemaker January 13, 2008, 01:58:27 PM
I don't know if you ever found the "right" one or not, but just wanted to toss this one out there...

I use the Physicians' Formula mineral makeup sold at Target.  It's talc free and doesn't cost very much $$.  ;)   I have used this brand for a year + and I love it!  I have the mineral foundation, mineral blush & mascara.  It's like wearing nothing, but still looking your best! One of the things that surprised me the most was how long it last.  I want to say that I've had my first container of mineral stuff since summer of 2006.  I don't usually wear makeup daily, but at least twice a week ...and some weeks more depending on what's happening.  I've not had any skin problems (that were not related to being 36 wks pregnant  :P) and the makeup didn't aggravate it. Hope that helps someone!!  I know I personally don't have lots of $$$ to spend on makeup....  :o
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: prairiechild January 13, 2008, 02:21:41 PM
here is some discussion of mica bella...

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f128/micabella-53477.html#post1206300
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: 4myhoonie January 13, 2008, 06:08:24 PM
I don't know if you ever found the "right" one or not, but just wanted to toss this one out there...

I use the Physicians' Formula mineral makeup sold at Target.  It's talc free and doesn't cost very much $$.  ;)   I have used this brand for a year + and I love it!  I have the mineral foundation, mineral blush & mascara.  It's like wearing nothing, but still looking your best! One of the things that surprised me the most was how long it last.  I want to say that I've had my first container of mineral stuff since summer of 2006.  I don't usually wear makeup daily, but at least twice a week ...and some weeks more depending on what's happening.  I've not had any skin problems (that were not related to being 36 wks pregnant  :P) and the makeup didn't aggravate it. Hope that helps someone!!  I know I personally don't have lots of $$$ to spend on makeup....  :o

thanks, i will look at this next weekend. 
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: 4myhoonie January 13, 2008, 06:11:00 PM
here is some discussion of mica bella...

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f128/micabella-53477.html#post1206300

thanks!  not too positive!  glad i didn't let the saleslady get me at Christmastime! 
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: JoyElizabeth February 06, 2008, 07:55:40 PM
I just went to an Arbonne party the other night and they had mineral makeup (which I'd never heard of) for $34 a pop. I couldn't afford that so I started researching and ordered samples from everydayminerals.com and another one which seemed to be a little better deal: http://www.signatureminerals.com/

Is anyone else familiar with signatureminerals.com? I have actually ordered 2 sets of samples a couple days apart. Shipping was $5.25 for 6 samples! I ordered a Kabuki with the everydayminerals.com samples but they still haven't arrived.
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: 4myhoonie February 08, 2008, 03:42:17 PM
hi gals, wondering if anyone has tried the new Mary Kay mineral foundation?  my sis is a consultant, and i decided to wait to buy anything til now.  theirs has come out, but i'm unable to find an ingredient list on their website.  anyone have it or know where to find it?  anyone used this makeup?  here it is:

http://www.marykay.com/whatsnew/newproducts/mineralpowderfoundation/default.aspx?ab=minpowderbb

looks good, any opinions?
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: daisey February 08, 2008, 07:32:13 PM
I have tried to find the ingredient list for Mary Kay products and even emailed the company.   You have to buy something to get a ingredient list.   That in itself makes me suspicious.   Any company that doesn't readily make their ingredients available makes me wonder.  Just my opinion.
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: ~CKMom~ February 09, 2008, 04:01:02 AM
I have tried to find the ingredient list for Mary Kay products and even emailed the company.   You have to buy something to get a ingredient list.   That in itself makes me suspicious.   Any company that doesn't readily make their ingredients available makes me wonder.  Just my opinion.

I'm a consultant - I'll get a list I saw somewhere.  I do know the MF has talc - you have to be careful handling it or it makes you sneeze.  It has more other ingredients in it than just the minerals. :(  I like it, but I wish it didn't have the extras.
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: pljammie February 09, 2008, 03:50:31 PM
My friend is a consultant and I think you can only get a complete ingredient list if you are a consultant...something about "secret recipe."  She hasn't tried the mineral foundation but I'm thinking about it.  I looked at some at Wal-Mart the other day.  It listed only minerals as the ingredients.  What are the rules on ingredient labels?  Do they have to tell you everything that is in them?

Jammie
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: healthybratt February 10, 2008, 05:14:13 AM
What are the rules on ingredient labels?  Do they have to tell you everything that is in them?

Jammie
No.  These rules only apply to things we eat/ingest.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey February 10, 2008, 09:53:29 AM
http://www.signatureminerals.com/ingredient-comparisons.html
Here is a link to compare some of the mineral makeup ingredients from different companies.    I don't think a lot of companies (especially the bigger ones) feel they need to provide that information.   Hope it helps some.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: JeffAngie February 10, 2008, 06:47:01 PM
Want to try Mineral Makeup but don't know if it is for you?
I just came upon this link.  You can get a starter kit for FREE, you just need to pay the shipping.  I think it is $2.50.
They even have natural foundation colors.
Check it out
http://www.ktnaturals.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=102

Angie
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: blessedmama February 11, 2008, 05:03:51 AM
I'm a MK consultant and there is no "secret recipe" the ingredients are right on the box.  Check out the link above.  If it were a "secret recipe" they wouldn't put the ingredients on the box.  I tried a mineral powder kit from Costco online and the foundation colors were not any natural skin tone I had ever seen way too much pink but MK's matched my skin perfectly.  They have a special handheld computer that they put up to many many skin types and get the majority of shades so it is a much truer match by far.  If you want the list of ingred PM me and I will type them out for you.   ;)
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: StephTallent February 11, 2008, 05:39:24 AM
What are the rules on ingredient labels?  Do they have to tell you everything that is in them?

Jammie
No.  These rules only apply to things we eat/ingest.

And even then there are loop holes out there...
Some companies however DO have "full disclosure" Label policies.  If in doubt call the company and doublecheck what their policy is before taking for granted that the label tells the whole story. 
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: 4myhoonie February 11, 2008, 09:02:11 AM
I'm a MK consultant and there is no "secret recipe" the ingredients are right on the box.  Check out the link above.  If it were a "secret recipe" they wouldn't put the ingredients on the box.  I tried a mineral powder kit from Costco online and the foundation colors were not any natural skin tone I had ever seen way too much pink but MK's matched my skin perfectly.  They have a special handheld computer that they put up to many many skin types and get the majority of shades so it is a much truer match by far.  If you want the list of ingred PM me and I will type them out for you.   ;)

thanks so much, i already ordered it from my sis to try once and see if it agrees with my skin.  will post my results after using it. 
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: anb February 11, 2008, 10:41:25 AM
I HIGHLY recommend Everyday Minerals (www.everydayminerals.com (http://www.everydayminerals.com)).  There are only four ingredients, listed on their website, and it's a lot less expensive than most mineral makeups I looked at.  I am extremely sensitive to parabens, bismuth, and talc, and will itch horribly with most makeup. Everyday Minerals hasn't made me itch at all, and that is quite a feat! They offer free samples, too, so you can get your colors right!
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: carolina girl February 11, 2008, 10:43:46 AM
I was walking by the make-up counter at Kohl's the other day and I saw that they have mineral makeup there.  Does anyone know anything about the store brand they have at Kohl's - does anyone use it?  Do you like it?  Do you have anything to say about the ingredients?  What should I watch out for?

Thanks so much!
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: carolina girl February 11, 2008, 05:34:59 PM
Bump
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: JeffAngie February 11, 2008, 06:10:14 PM
I hope I did not get anyone upset with me, that is not what I was trying to do at all.  I just thought maybe there was some intrest in trying out the Mineral stuff that is why I posted.

Angie
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: ~CKMom~ February 12, 2008, 04:39:27 AM
Like Blessed Mama said, there is no reason you can't get the ingredient list to Mary Kay products - they are always printed right on the labels.  I really like their mineral makeup so far!  Here is the ingredient list (if anyone cares! ;D):

Here are the Mary Kay Mineral Makeup Ingredients:
Talc , Zea Mays (Corn) Starch , Zinc Stearate , Dimethicone , Boron Nitride , Zeolite , Methylparaben , Sorbic Acid , Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer , Propylparaben , Tetrasodium EDTA , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , BHT , Iron Oxides , Mica

One thing, this makeup is milled very fine, so don't shake up the container with the makeup right before you open it - it will float out and make you sneeze!  Because it is so fine, you can easily control how little or how much coverage you want.  Just my 2 cents...
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: daisey February 12, 2008, 06:44:52 AM
I hope I did not get anyone upset with me, that is not what I was trying to do at all.  I just thought maybe there was some intrest in trying out the Mineral stuff that is why I posted.

Angie
I don't think you upset anyone.    ;)   
I looked at the site you had the link to, although they did not list ingredients they did list what their minerals do NOT contain.  That included Bismuth, parabens, and talcs etc.   
Personally I try to stay clear of all parabens and anything that has propyl anything in it.   
There have been a lot of good minerals recommended on this link so if you do your homework you should be able to find one that works for you.   
In this diverse world there will always be those of us who want the purest we can get and others that find ingredients not as important as ease of use or availability.    Seems to be pretty much personal preference.
No matter what you decide~~always check to see if you can order samples so you don't get stuck with a lot of something you can't use.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: 4myhoonie February 12, 2008, 08:49:10 AM
Like Blessed Mama said, there is no reason you can't get the ingredient list to Mary Kay products - they are always printed right on the labels.  I really like their mineral makeup so far!  Here is the ingredient list (if anyone cares! ;D):

Here are the Mary Kay Mineral Makeup Ingredients:
Talc , Zea Mays (Corn) Starch , Zinc Stearate , Dimethicone , Boron Nitride , Zeolite , Methylparaben , Sorbic Acid , Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer , Propylparaben , Tetrasodium EDTA , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , BHT , Iron Oxides , Mica

One thing, this makeup is milled very fine, so don't shake up the container with the makeup right before you open it - it will float out and make you sneeze!  Because it is so fine, you can easily control how little or how much coverage you want.  Just my 2 cents...

yikes!  wishing i would have waited to order it. now i have to use it all.  oh, well. i was so hoping to just buy it from my sis.  i like to support her MK ordering.  one less thing to buy online.
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: ~CKMom~ February 12, 2008, 10:09:38 AM
yikes!  wishing i would have waited to order it. now i have to use it all.  oh, well. i was so hoping to just buy it from my sis.  i like to support her MK ordering.  one less thing to buy online.
Well, as long as you officially paid for it, you can return it to your consultant (sister) for 100% of your money back.  Also, it doesn't cost her any loss either - she just turns that in online, and gets replacement product of equal value for free.  I'm sure she'll be glad to take it back if you think you don't like it.  You might as well try it once!  MK is great about returns - 100% satisfaction guarantee for any reason.  Have fun with whatever you decide to use!
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: 4myhoonie February 12, 2008, 10:24:52 AM
yikes!  wishing i would have waited to order it. now i have to use it all.  oh, well. i was so hoping to just buy it from my sis.  i like to support her MK ordering.  one less thing to buy online.
Well, as long as you officially paid for it, you can return it to your consultant (sister) for 100% of your money back.  Also, it doesn't cost her any loss either - she just turns that in online, and gets replacement product of equal value for free.  I'm sure she'll be glad to take it back if you think you don't like it.  You might as well try it once!  MK is great about returns - 100% satisfaction guarantee for any reason.  Have fun with whatever you decide to use!

hey Thanks!  i will give it a try and if i don't break out just use it all.  i have not tried to return things, but that's nice to know.
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: ~CKMom~ February 12, 2008, 10:30:19 AM
I find that especially with family or friends, no one wants to "put me out" by returning something.  I often have to reassure people that it's not a big deal to me because the company made it easy for me to stand behind and return the product.  Let's face it, Mary Kay's not the cheapest thing around, but the quality and no-hassle return policy makes the products you do like worth the investment.

Sorry, didn't mean to sound like I'm selling!  Besides, I better get back on topic or I'll be in trouble! ;D
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: daisey February 12, 2008, 04:59:50 PM
Like Blessed Mama said, there is no reason you can't get the ingredient list to Mary Kay products - they are always printed right on the labels.  I really like their mineral makeup so far!  Here is the ingredient list (if anyone cares! ;D):

Here are the Mary Kay Mineral Makeup Ingredients:
Talc , Zea Mays (Corn) Starch , Zinc Stearate , Dimethicone , Boron Nitride , Zeolite , Methylparaben , Sorbic Acid , Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer , Propylparaben , Tetrasodium EDTA , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , BHT , Iron Oxides , Mica

One thing, this makeup is milled very fine, so don't shake up the container with the makeup right before you open it - it will float out and make you sneeze!  Because it is so fine, you can easily control how little or how much coverage you want.  Just my 2 cents...

yikes!  wishing i would have waited to order it. now i have to use it all.  oh, well. i was so hoping to just buy it from my sis.  i like to support her MK ordering.  one less thing to buy online.
You should be able to return the products if you aren't satisfied.   There is really not reason to keep such expensive stuff if you aren't satisfied.   Like others said your sister should still get  credit.
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: pljammie February 23, 2008, 06:34:52 AM
I think Mary Kay is the only place that is sooo good to let you give back the make up if you don't like it.  This is why I tried them initially.  I had sensitive skin with lots of eczema and they let me try lots of samples until I found what worked for me.  I've been happy with their makeup.  Also, I found it to be cheaper than the clinique I was using before(although I don't know if it still is...that was a few years ago).  Just my thoughts...it's worth trying out, especially if you have a consultant nearby.

I did try the free mineral sampler.  I'm not sure if I like it enough to switch...I may try the Mary Kay to compare.  I do think there is some skill to applying the mineral makeup.  I did LOVE that it felt like I wasn't even wearing makeup.  I just didn't find that I had as much coverage as with a liquid foundation...again, I'm thinking it is because I haven't figured out the best way to put it on. 

Jammie
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: JesusIsKing March 30, 2008, 10:28:54 AM
Has anyone tried the Sheer Cover minerals.  The infomercial makes this product look wonderful.  Also, I noticed people mention the minerals cake in the lines of their face.  I saw another infromercial on an airbrush cosmetics.  I suppose that product is very unnatural.  I was wondering if anyone has tried either of these products.
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: 4myhoonie March 30, 2008, 02:01:16 PM
their autoship program is very expensive.  you can find better deals, talked about in this thread, that are great quality.  i was unimpressed.  theirs is ok, but too expensive.  JMO.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey March 30, 2008, 04:49:01 PM
If you have trouble with mineral makeup settling in fine wrinkles etc. try dusting your face with Sericite Powder before putting on your foundation.
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: anb March 30, 2008, 05:42:38 PM
If you have trouble with mineral makeup settling in fine wrinkles etc. try dusting your face with Sericite Powder before putting on your foundation.

Where do you get this?
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: daisey March 31, 2008, 05:38:46 AM
If you have trouble with mineral makeup settling in fine wrinkles etc. try dusting your face with Sericite Powder before putting on your foundation.

Where do you get this?

You can get it from littlestuff4u.com       I'm not sure if she has it listed but if you ask her she will tell you how to order it.    Or.............I have quite a large container of it, I would be willing to sell you some for a small amount.   PM me if you are interested.
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: anb April 06, 2008, 12:00:26 PM
You can get it from littlestuff4u.com
Very good to know.  I'm okay for now, provided I remember that "less is more" ;)  Thanks for your help!
anb
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: daisey May 13, 2008, 08:50:03 AM
I just wanted everyone to know that if you are using or interested in mineral makeup from littlestuff4you.com, Sandra will give members of the WellTellMe board a 10% discount.  This is good until August of '08.  You need to type in the code: WellTellMe at checkout.  Enjoy.
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: casper June 03, 2008, 02:33:26 AM
I have been using this mineral foundation since January:

http://naturesinfusions.com/poserfoundation.html

1.  Lasts a long time
2.  Doesn't make me breakout
3.  Doesn't settle in the lines around my eyes
4.  Inexpensive
5.  All-natural
     http://naturesinfusions.com/poserproduct.html
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: prairiechild June 03, 2008, 03:22:04 AM
I've heard raves about this line, but haven't tried it yet as I don't need foundation until I finish the jar I have. The foundation looks really inexpensive.
http://www.coconutbaycosmetics.com/shop/Foundation/c4/index.html


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: Zhena July 08, 2008, 08:05:15 PM
I buy mine from mineralbasics.com  I buy 2 different tones to mix, to get the right shade for me. Lasts a really long time, and doesn't feel oily. I use their bronzer or shimmer (depending on the season) for blush or shadow.
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: mommyoftwins July 09, 2008, 08:10:38 AM
I've heard raves about this line, but haven't tried it yet as I don't need foundation until I finish the jar I have. The foundation looks really inexpensive.
http://www.coconutbaycosmetics.com/shop/Foundation/c4/index.html


I just purchased some foundation from them. It was on sale. They sell bagged refills for even cheaper than with a container. Since I already have 2 jars that size that are empty, this was a huge deal! I'm not a makeup connoisseur, but I really like it. I've tried Sandra's, Lumiere, Everyday Minerals, and tried Coconut Bay this last time. Don't know that I really have a preference right now, except for price.
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: kper August 29, 2008, 02:10:52 PM
Has anyone tried this?

http://www.eyeslipsface.com/by_product/starter_kit

For $20, it has everything including brushes...  whaddyathink?
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: CountyCork August 29, 2008, 02:22:21 PM
It's got bismuth, which is an irritant for many people, causing rashes.  Plus several other ingredients that are worth investigating.

For price and ingredients, the best I've found is Everyday Minerals.  I've been using it for 2 months or so and I LOVE IT!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: 4myhoonie October 02, 2008, 04:24:56 PM
I'm a MK consultant and there is no "secret recipe" the ingredients are right on the box.  Check out the link above.  If it were a "secret recipe" they wouldn't put the ingredients on the box.  I tried a mineral powder kit from Costco online and the foundation colors were not any natural skin tone I had ever seen way too much pink but MK's matched my skin perfectly.  They have a special handheld computer that they put up to many many skin types and get the majority of shades so it is a much truer match by far.  If you want the list of ingred PM me and I will type them out for you.   ;)

thanks so much, i already ordered it from my sis to try once and see if it agrees with my skin.  will post my results after using it. 

just to post my results, i am almost through my container of the MK mineral makeup and i really do think it's making my skin break out.  i am going to switch back to mineralbasics, i think.  i am on the hunt for a site i can order a quality mineral makeup AND some mineral mascara.  any ideas?
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: ~CKMom~ October 03, 2008, 01:37:48 AM
As a MK consultant myself (mostly I buy for myself/family), I'd encourage you to return your makeup for a full refund.  Even if you've used most of it - trying to make it work - having it make your face break out is a definite, logical reason for a full refund.  MK states that they're about the customer being satisfied, so you can trust them on that; and it doesn't cost your consultant anything for you to return it either.  So, don't worry about "being a bother" to your consultant - MK makes it easy for us to get the money back, too!  I've returned things for myself when it didn't work!  I think MK is worth the money if it works for you; but anything is overpriced if it makes your skin worse!!
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: daisey October 03, 2008, 11:18:48 AM

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just to post my results, i am almost through my container of the MK mineral makeup and i really do think it's making my skin break out.  i am going to switch back to mineralbasics, i think.  i am on the hunt for a site i can order a quality mineral makeup AND some mineral mascara.  any ideas?
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Have you tried littlestuff4u?   She has quality mineral makeup for a good price and she does carry mascara most of the time.   I'm not sure you will find a true 100% mineral mascara.   I have a lot of trouble with mascara and have used several from littlestuff and they never bother my eyes.   If you can't find it ask Sandra and she will be more than willing to help.  HTH
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: mommie November 09, 2008, 12:52:19 PM
Ok I just read through all 7 pages, I've decided to return my Bare Minerals, but now I'm so confused and don't have enough time to thoroughly check out all the ideas everyone provided...so its a toss up of
Sandra's pure skin minerals
Mineral basics
Everyday Minerals
KT Naturals

So ladies...tell me, what's the best, whats the cheapest and what do I get? Which has the best brushes? Which brushes do I need? 
I think I will need a concealer, a foundation, and a finishing powder for each, does that sound right? thanks ladies!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey November 09, 2008, 01:00:29 PM
I like Sandra's---littlestuff4u
The reason being it stays put better than any others I've tried.  That said, I have to warn you that this may not be the case for you.   It seems that a lot of people here have different likes and it seems that with minerals we are all different and have to find the one that 'fits' us best.    ;)
You should probably get a concealer brush and if you can afford it one for foundation and finishing powder.   I love my Baby Buki for foundation and a bigger Kabuki for the finishing powder.
One reason I like Sandra's is that you can get sample sizes so you aren't wasting a great deal of money if it doesn't work.   You can also ask her for $1 sample bags to get the right foundation color.     
I strongly suggest somewhere that has sample sizes that are small and less expensive.   Get the best brushes you can afford----with proper care they will last a long time.
Happy minerals   :D    HTH
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: lovingmomof2 November 09, 2008, 02:40:22 PM
Ok I just read through all 7 pages, I've decided to return my Bare Minerals, but now I'm so confused and don't have enough time to thoroughly check out all the ideas everyone provided...so its a toss up of
Sandra's pure skin minerals
Mineral basics
Everyday Minerals
KT Naturals

So ladies...tell me, what's the best, whats the cheapest and what do I get? Which has the best brushes? Which brushes do I need? 
I think I will need a concealer, a foundation, and a finishing powder for each, does that sound right? thanks ladies!

When I was looking I found that over all Everyday Minerals had the best price.  They also have a page that will help you choose the right foundation color for your skin.  You can get a sample pack for free, you just pay the shipping.  You can get a free sample pack every time you order. 

I haven't tried any other brands, because I like the Everyday Minerals and didn't have any trouble with them.  They give you a very natural look.
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: mommie November 09, 2008, 06:03:57 PM
so I notice all of them except Sandras have the ultramarine blue...It seems like that is aluminum? Is that good? But than Sandras has boron and I'm not so fond of that either? are you ladies pretty sure these ingredients are safe, cause I'll just trust your word on it, cause its gotta be better than what I'm currently wearing! :)
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: savannah November 11, 2008, 01:59:01 PM
I am having trouble getting all of my mineral makeup off at night. I wash my face with an olive oil and aloe soap bar, but it seems like it never comes completely off (hence the faint "face" outline left on my towels). Any suggestions?

I've had great luck with witch hazel. It takes everything off and leaves your face feeling refreshingly cool. It also helps with skin imperfections since it's a natural astringent. I hope that helps!  :)
does witch hazel always have alcohol in it?  also, is there a need to buy an organic kind of witch hazel?
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: daisey November 12, 2008, 06:24:51 AM
so I notice all of them except Sandras have the ultramarine blue...It seems like that is aluminum? Is that good? But than Sandras has boron and I'm not so fond of that either? are you ladies pretty sure these ingredients are safe, cause I'll just trust your word on it, cause its gotta be better than what I'm currently wearing! :)

Here is a quote from Sandra on the Boron-----
 boron - Our Boron Nitride is a soft silky white mineral powder.  It is used as an additive to improve the "slip" of a product (how smoothly the product applies) as well as "adhesion" (how long it stays on the skin).  Boron Nitride is a natural, inert mineral and it is a useful additive used in many foundations, concealers, eye shadows, and/or face and body powders.[/color]
She also mentioned that if you don't want Boron in your product she will gladly leave it out.   That is true customer service isn't it.    ;)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommie November 13, 2008, 11:08:38 AM
thats awesome daisey...wish I would have waited and gone w/ her ... any other thoughts ladies on the ultramarine....am I missing something and its reaally not that bad for you?
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: daisey November 13, 2008, 02:33:45 PM
I guess I would try stay away from the Ultramarine Blue.   I think you will find it in most mineral makeup in their blue eye shadows.    I do believe you are right that it is from aluminum.
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: hi_itsgwen November 13, 2008, 05:29:33 PM
OK...You guys are scaring me with the blue eyeshadow...just from a fashion point of view  ;D  I'm having flashbacks of some bright blue eyelids on my 4th grade teacher. Yikes!!!  ::)
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: mommie November 14, 2008, 04:27:16 AM
Oh Gwen, I saw your name on the reply and was all excited thinking...Oh good she normally has something good/informative to say...maybe she'll say the ultra marine is fine...And that's all I get!! :) That blue eye shadow is scary!! :) Well, I agree major flashbacks...BUT its NOT JUST in blue eye shadow...its in the foundation...and no I don't have blue undertones :)
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: daisey November 14, 2008, 07:21:06 AM
I remember having and wearing that vibrant blue eyeshadow in the late 60's!!!   Guess my take on it now it that if I can find a product that doesn't have it I would go with that.   Why take a chance when I don't have to?   Needless to say I don't wear blue eyeshadow anymore.   ::)
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: ladyhen November 14, 2008, 07:28:46 AM
OK...You guys are scaring me with the blue eyeshadow...just from a fashion point of view  ;D  I'm having flashbacks of some bright blue eyelids on my 4th grade teacher. Yikes!!!  ::)

The cashier at register #5 at our local WalMart!!   :o   :o   YIKES!!   I didn't know they even made that shade of blue! 
    (our children call her the blue-eye-shadow lady)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommie November 14, 2008, 09:54:26 AM
well, they got me my order FAST (everyday minerals.com) and they included several samples and guess what ladies....they even included some of that cool blue eye shadow!!!  ;D thought that was hilarious...other good stuff too though!! I will probably def go w/ Sandra next time though cause I'm feeling icky about the ultra marine. And if she'll skip the boron and it still work for me WOO HOO!! What about iron oxides ladies...is that something to worry about. i was reading on the lead in ceramic thread and thought the oxides had something to do w/ lead...hate to quit using my crock pot only to smear lead on my face.   :o  this is really getting complicated!  ::)
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: mommie November 14, 2008, 11:13:45 AM
ok I feel and look totally caked...am I doing something wrong?
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: hi_itsgwen November 14, 2008, 02:01:42 PM
Mineral makeup is different from traditional powders and concealers.  Once you get a small amount on your brush, you tap off almost all of it (back into the container), then brush it on lightly over the whole surface...or where-ever you want it.  A little goes a long way.  Repeat if needed. 

It can look like morgue makeup if you put too much on. :D
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey November 14, 2008, 03:47:36 PM
You really need to buff!!!!   A lot!   Like Gwen said use just a little and buff in circles---you will get better coverage and don't need to use to much of the minerals that way.
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: mommie November 14, 2008, 03:55:20 PM
like lightly with the brush or like rubbing the brush in?? does that q make sense? :)
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: daisey November 18, 2008, 11:16:17 AM
like lightly with the brush or like rubbing the brush in?? does that q make sense? :)

Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Lightly in a circular motion.   Just do it over and over again.  It shouldn't be hard.
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: mommie November 18, 2008, 11:19:12 AM
Ok...so I rubbed Coconut oil on my face before applying the mineral and everything felt soooo much better!! Yay! I'm happy w/ them now. I still feel pretty made up, but that's probably cause I am...I normally don't wear make up...I don't have that cakey feel anymore...Just feel like a clown when I look in the mirror  :D
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: hi_itsgwen November 18, 2008, 11:28:25 AM
My Mom and sister and I just got together for a mineral makeup night...we watched the DVD that she got with her I.D. Minerals (by Bare Minerals)

Here's what I learned:
-Use a very fluffy, fan style brush, dusted off completely after dabbing in just a tiny schprinkle of minerals, will give good overall light coverage.
-A larger to medium domed brush concentrates the pigments, and will give you tighter and heavier coverage. (for blushers and highlighters)
-Only use a tiny amount...like the tiniest sprinkle in the lid...pick it up with your brush, then shake off any powder so that you don't see any on the outside of the brush.  Gently swirl the brush around your face from the outside to the inside for overall coverage.

We had a great time, and tried a bunch of colors from my Mom's kit.  We also compared the coconut bay to the I.D. mineral colors, and placed an order.

Then we got all hyped up on Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte's and did crazy makeup to scare our hubbies.  ;D
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommyoftwins February 04, 2009, 11:28:04 AM
Just wanted to give my opinion on the different makeup brands that I've tried. I started with Littlestuff4u (Pure Skin Minerals), then tried out Lumiere, Everyday Minerals, and Coconut Bay as I read about them on here. They seemed to be less expensive & others liked them. I didn't really have much of a preference at first.

However, after a year of experimenting with those, I just decided to go back to Sandra's Pure Skin Minerals on Littlestuff4u.com. It just seemed like I had to use so much to get the coverage I wanted with the others. I never seemed to get my skin tone even. So finding makeup that works beautifully in only a couple of layers is sooo worth the little bit more $. Plus Sandra has such great customer service, pretty packaging, and sends little samples, it's so fun to get her stuff.

So, I thought I could share that in case anyone else was wondering about all the different brands. Hope this helps someone!
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: Jade February 04, 2009, 03:22:44 PM
Has anyone tried Ferro cosmetics? I'm wanting to try some mineral makeup, and their website LOOKS good...

I'd rather base my decision on someone else's testimonial than going off of how good their website was designed, though.  :)

So. Anybody tried 'em?
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey February 04, 2009, 05:45:01 PM
I agree with mommyoftwins----Sandra's Pure Skin Minerals from littlestuff4u are my favorite.  The coverage is the best I have found.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: eatyourveggies February 04, 2009, 06:16:23 PM
I've tried a couple mineral makeup lines. Bare Escentuals, Alima and Everyday Minerals. I don't like BE since 1. their tagline "so pure you can sleep in it" is misleading IMO. Noone should sleep in their makeup and to suggest this is wrong. Any skincare pro or makeup artist will tell you NOT to sleep in makeup as it's unsanitary and terrible for your skin. 2. BE uses bismuth oxychloride (sp) which is a CHEAP filler and many people have skin irritations from it as well as blemishes. A family member of mine used BE and her face puffed up like a balloon and she had to return the items she bought.

Everyday Minerals is great because 1. they send an EXTREMELY generous free sample kit,though you pay shipping, of shades you pick out yourself. 2. The foundation melts into your skin and stays put. Gives your skin a great glow. My one major drawback is that their warm foundations tend to oxidize, meaning they turn orange when reacting to the oil your skin makes, so it takes awhile to find the right shade and one that does not oxidize.  Cool shades usually remedy the problem though they can be a bit too pink looking.

Alima is great cause 1. not too expensive and generous packaging 2. improves skin quality and 3. customer service is fantastic 4. great shade matches. My only drawback though is that you kind of need to pack this stuff on cause it wipes off really easily. Rubbing your face, even gently can cause skin to peek through.

Also as a tip to those who find mineral makeup itchy: after you apply it spritz your face with water and blot off. I've heard so many gals say they can't wear mineral makeup and had to return something due to the itchy feeling they get after applying mineral makeup. Many would be able to fix the problem by spritzing with water. Try this before you do a return.
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: aireachail February 04, 2009, 07:45:32 PM
I'm not much of a makeup wearer, but occasionally I do wear a very light amount of mineral foundation. I find that it evens out my skin tones, acts as a light concealer, and gives my skin a pleasant, very natural, appearance.

The only brand I've ever used is Arbonne. It's quite expensive, and I have no idea how well other brands would work, but I've been very pleased with the color of their mineral powder and concealers. Plus, when using it as infrequently and lightly as I do, a little mineral powder goes a long way!

Just my 2 cents!

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: daisey February 05, 2009, 06:23:18 AM
Did all you gals know that mineral makeup is a natural sunscreen?  I forget which ingredient it is that makes it a sunscreen but would like to remind everyone that when your makeup gets old that ingredient gets less or non effective.   One good reason to buy small amounts so you use it within a years time therefore having the sunscreen protection.  Just for your info.   ;)
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: hi_itsgwen February 05, 2009, 06:55:31 PM
I forget which ingredient it is that makes it a sunscreen...

I think it's zinc oxide.  The same thing in diaper rash cream and those nose sunscreen sticks that turns you white. :)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommie February 16, 2009, 05:47:36 PM
I'm gettng ready to use Sandra I think. Any coupon codes for WTM users currently? Daisey I will be PMing you my order # so you can get the $10 off code. I guess if you refer a friend and that friend sends in their name and order # you get $10 off your next order!!! Yay!! We all need to send Daisey our order #s since she's been such a great ad for Sandra!! :)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey February 17, 2009, 02:21:05 PM
I'm gettng ready to use Sandra I think. Any coupon codes for WTM users currently? Daisey I will be PMing you my order # so you can get the $10 off code. I guess if you refer a friend and that friend sends in their name and order # you get $10 off your next order!!! Yay!! We all need to send Daisey our order #s since she's been such a great ad for Sandra!! :)

Wow, thanks chrissyjoy!   I was just thinking I needed to make an order.   I will wait until I get your ordre #.   Thanks a lot.    I guess I am just so satisfied with her products I would like everybody to like them as much as I do.    :)
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommie February 19, 2009, 10:23:11 AM
So what do you ladies think about this
http://www.organicmakeup.ca/TitaniumDioxide.htm
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: mommie February 19, 2009, 12:08:57 PM
welll ladies, I am pleased to announce that I have found a place that sells mineral make up w/o the TD
allnaturalcosmetics.com Earth's Beauty brand

I don't like the regular make up for obvious reasons, but disliked the boron, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate and ultramarine blue (aluminum) ... Some of Earth's Beauty has some of those ingredients but you can find plenty of stuff w/o it!!! YAY!! they also have $1 samples of almost anything. So we'll see how they work I guess. Has anyone tried them. I will try to keep everyone posted...I'm so excited!
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: lovingmomof2 February 23, 2009, 06:24:08 AM
I was looking at the littlestuff4u and have a few questions for those who have used it before.

If you have tried the different foundations (mouse, creamy and regular) which one did you like the best and why?

I also noticed that there are several brands on  this site Pure Skin, Monave, LaurEss, and Bare Essentials.  Is there one that is liked more than the others?  I know a lot of people said they liked littlestuff4u and I am trying to figure out what brand you all are talking about on littlestuff4u.

thanks
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: daisey February 23, 2009, 06:37:59 AM
I was looking at the littlestuff4u and have a few questions for those who have used it before.

If you have tried the different foundations (mouse, creamy and regular) which one did you like the best and why?

I also noticed that there are several brands on  this site Pure Skin, Monave, LaurEss, and Bare Essentials.  Is there one that is liked more than the others?  I know a lot of people said they liked littlestuff4u and I am trying to figure out what brand you all are talking about on littlestuff4u.

thanks

littlestuff4u is run by Sandra----her products are the Pure Skin line.  The others are things she carries for the convenience of her customers. 
I have tried her regular and mouse foundation.   I did like the mouse but since  I don't wear makeup on a daily basis I thought it got old before I had finished using it so I switched back to the powder.   I didn't try the creamy foundation because it had things in the base that I don't want to put on my skin.   

I have watched this thread for a long time and sometimes find it amusing because we all would like others to love the product we love-------------yet, each of us has to decide which things we want to put on our skin.   There are some who don't mind glycerin (just an example) and think it is wonderfully natural while others will think it isn't natural enough.    I guess I would suggest deciding exactly how natural/pure you want to go then research the products that fall in line with that decision.   The tendency is to take one ingredient and think that one is bad, find something that doesn't have it yet ignore all the other bad things in it because it doesn't have the one bad one.   (Did that make any sense?    ::) )    Anyway,  Sandra's is pretty pure overall, there are a few things I wouldn't buy because, like I said they have something in them I don't want to put on my skin.   You really need to pick and choose even within a certain line.
Sorry I went on so long.   HTH   Just my opinions.     Try some samples and see what you think.
: Re: Mineral Foundation
: lovingmomof2 February 23, 2009, 07:00:04 AM
I was looking at the littlestuff4u and have a few questions for those who have used it before.

If you have tried the different foundations (mouse, creamy and regular) which one did you like the best and why?

I also noticed that there are several brands on  this site Pure Skin, Monave, LaurEss, and Bare Essentials.  Is there one that is liked more than the others?  I know a lot of people said they liked littlestuff4u and I am trying to figure out what brand you all are talking about on littlestuff4u.

thanks

littlestuff4u is run by Sandra----her products are the Pure Skin line.  The others are things she carries for the convenience of her customers. 
I have tried her regular and mouse foundation.   I did like the mouse but since  I don't wear makeup on a daily basis I thought it got old before I had finished using it so I switched back to the powder.   I didn't try the creamy foundation because it had things in the base that I don't want to put on my skin.   

I have watched this thread for a long time and sometimes find it amusing because we all would like others to love the product we love-------------yet, each of us has to decide which things we want to put on our skin.   There are some who don't mind glycerin (just an example) and think it is wonderfully natural while others will think it isn't natural enough.    I guess I would suggest deciding exactly how natural/pure you want to go then research the products that fall in line with that decision.   The tendency is to take one ingredient and think that one is bad, find something that doesn't have it yet ignore all the other bad things in it because it doesn't have the one bad one.   (Did that make any sense?    ::) )    Anyway,  Sandra's is pretty pure overall, there are a few things I wouldn't buy because, like I said they have something in them I don't want to put on my skin.   You really need to pick and choose even within a certain line.
Sorry I went on so long.   HTH   Just my opinions.     Try some samples and see what you think.

Thanks.  I guess I wasn't clear enough with my question.  I am more interested in the quality, how it works (goes on, stays on, feels good, etc.)  not so much the ingredients because I know like you said we all have different op pinions of what we like.
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: daisey February 23, 2009, 07:16:05 AM
Sorry---------The mouse foundation went on really smooth.   I did like the way it felt because my skin has a tendency to be dry in the winter.  It also had a really nice dewy look.
 I guess the one thing I really like about mineral makeup is that it doesn't leave that ugly makeup ring on your clothes----although when I tried Bare Essentials that did rub off on my clothes, don't know why, it just didn't stay put as well.
Sorry I can't help with the creamy foundation.   
Just wanted to let you know that Sandra has a $1 shipping for today only so if you are close to ordering today would be a good time to do it.  :)
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: lovingmomof2 February 23, 2009, 07:22:56 AM
Sorry---------The mouse foundation went on really smooth.   I did like the way it felt because my skin has a tendency to be dry in the winter.  It also had a really nice dewy look.
 I guess the one thing I really like about mineral makeup is that it doesn't leave that ugly makeup ring on your clothes----although when I tried Bare Essentials that did rub off on my clothes, don't know why, it just didn't stay put as well.
Sorry I can't help with the creamy foundation.   
Just wanted to let you know that Sandra has a $1 shipping for today only so if you are close to ordering today would be a good time to do it.  :)

No biggie.  Sometimes I have issues with the transfer of what is in my head to what comes out of my mouth or typed by my fingers. ;) 
Thanks.
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: daisey February 23, 2009, 07:28:37 AM
Sorry---------The mouse foundation went on really smooth.   I did like the way it felt because my skin has a tendency to be dry in the winter.  It also had a really nice dewy look.
 I guess the one thing I really like about mineral makeup is that it doesn't leave that ugly makeup ring on your clothes----although when I tried Bare Essentials that did rub off on my clothes, don't know why, it just didn't stay put as well.
Sorry I can't help with the creamy foundation.   
Just wanted to let you know that Sandra has a $1 shipping for today only so if you are close to ordering today would be a good time to do it.  :)

No biggie.  Sometimes I have issues with the transfer of what is in my head to what comes out of my mouth or typed by my fingers. ;) 
Thanks.

Totally know what you mean.   For some reason I seem to be a total dunderhead on Mondays.   ;D
Have a good day.
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: mommie February 23, 2009, 05:58:55 PM
Just a little FYI. Sandra got the water dispersable TD now I believe!! which I think is better. Yay! I am still not happy w/ any TD so I'm going with Earth's Beauty (which I'm very pleased w/ $1 samples arrived in several days) Haven't tried them yet (they are smallll)
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: lovingmomof2 March 10, 2009, 10:26:22 AM
I received my order from Sandra yesterday and was so excited to try it out that I was putting on makeup at 9:30 last night.  ;D  I love it.  It definitely covers a lot better than what I was previously using and with less.  The brushes are amazing too.  I will definitely be order more from Sandra.  DH likes how the makeup looks on me better too. ;)  Like many have said before Sandra is really sweet too.  She answered all my questions and even sent me a couple extra samples.  The packaging was just lovely.
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: mommie March 10, 2009, 10:34:19 AM
what kind were you using previously?
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: daisey March 10, 2009, 10:37:51 AM
I received my order from Sandra yesterday and was so excited to try it out that I was putting on makeup at 9:30 last night.  ;D  I love it.  It definitely covers a lot better than what I was previously using and with less.  The brushes are amazing too.  I will definitely be order more from Sandra.  DH likes how the makeup looks on me better too. ;)  Like many have said before Sandra is really sweet too.  She answered all my questions and even sent me a couple extra samples.  The packaging was just lovely.

I am so glad you are pleased with your order............what foundation did you decide to order?
Enjoy
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: lovingmomof2 March 11, 2009, 03:15:43 AM
what kind were you using previously?

Everyday minerals.
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: lovingmomof2 March 11, 2009, 03:19:04 AM
I received my order from Sandra yesterday and was so excited to try it out that I was putting on makeup at 9:30 last night.  ;D  I love it.  It definitely covers a lot better than what I was previously using and with less.  The brushes are amazing too.  I will definitely be order more from Sandra.  DH likes how the makeup looks on me better too. ;)  Like many have said before Sandra is really sweet too.  She answered all my questions and even sent me a couple extra samples.  The packaging was just lovely.

I am so glad you are pleased with your order............what foundation did you decide to order?
Enjoy

I ordered a trial size of the Natural Bisque and the Satin Buff powdered minerals, because summer is right around the corner actually it has pretty much already started here in FL and the humidity is crazy.  I think I would like to try the  mouse foundation during the winter since it is dryer at that time of the year.  I also went with the pearl silk dust for the finishing powder.
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: mommie March 11, 2009, 04:53:23 AM
Loving mama...PM your name and order # to Daisey and she'll get $10 referall credit...Daisey deserves all our referall credits..she's a great ad! :)