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Mineral Makeup

Regular cosmetics and permanent make up

Mineral Makeup

Postby charliesgirl » Mon May 28, 2007 6:05 am

What is the BEST mineral makeup? I purchased some samples of the Glo Minerals and I am wearing it right now for the first time. It seems to be pretty good so far. I was wondering what the Sheer Cover is like. I will say that the Glo Mineral is a medium coverage. What about the other brands of mineral makeup? Anybody know anything about them? What is your opinion of how mineral makeup look under the eye area?
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Postby LookinUp » Mon May 28, 2007 12:03 pm

I don't know that there really is a 'best' mineral makeup. Depends upon the look you like. (and some mineral makeups have a mineral ingredient that some are allergic to, but the name is totally slipping my failing brain right now). Some are more matte, some have a glow, and some have a sheen. Some give you a choice of finish. www.everydayminerals.com gives you a free kit to sample (very generous sizes, and you can pick the colors and 'finishes')--you only pay (actual) shipping...was 3.95 when I got mine, might have gone up since the postal service rate change. Very good stuff!
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Postby charliesgirl » Mon May 28, 2007 8:28 pm

Thanks LookinUp,
Actually I got mixed up when I said Glo Minerals. I purchased the kit from www.everydayminerals.com and that is what I am trying right now. I like it pretty good. I also ordered a kit from www.monave.com. I was just wondering what else was out there and what the preferred mineral make up was. I am also looking for a some type of base with silicone.
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Postby LookinUp » Tue May 29, 2007 6:40 am

If you are looking for a foundation primer...Smashbox makes a nice one, as does Laura Mercier.
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Postby snowbird » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:16 pm

I like Alima (www.alimacosmetics.com) and J Lynne (www. jlynnecosmetics.com). They provide great coverage. Of course, it takes a bit of practice to put on just the right amount...a little goes a very long way. They do not contain any cheap fillers and have excellent staying power. I think their prices are good.
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Postby DCNGA » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:24 am

MY PSs spa sells Glo Minerals. Someone in the office showed me some of the products, especially the "primer" which I really liked how it made the make-up look after application (smoother and not caking on). Has anyone tried the Glo that have tried others and tell me if the Glo was better or not? I don't mind spending the money but I would also be happy to buy a mineral makeup that is not as expensive as Glo.

Thanks,

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Postby charliesgirl » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:01 pm

I have never tried Glo Minerals but I have tried www.everydayminerals.com. You can order free samples and just pay like $2.95 for shipping. They are generous samples. I like it pretty good for being a mineral makeup. I am just not sure if I like any "Mineral Makeup all that well". I am 50 but I really don't have any wrinkles - just some small line under the eye area. Mineral Makeup seem to SHOW every wrinkle under the eye area. Does anybody else have this problem?
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Postby DCNGA » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:38 pm

Since I was out of makeup and did not get a reply soon enough, I went ahead and bought the GloMinerals. I've always used Bare Escentuals and found it "caked' in fine lines and under my eyes where I had laser resurfacing.

I also purchased their primer. I can say it is a VAST difference with the Glo versus the Bare. I really like the Glo product much, much better. With the primer, there is no caking at all. It has a great finished look when all is said and done--no caking whatsoever.

Glo also has vitamins C, A, K, and E with no other fillers which I hope will better for my skin than the Bare was.

Thanks for replying.

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Postby charliesgirl » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:28 pm

DCNGA,
I looked at some of the GloMineral products and I could not find any primer. What is the primer called. Also, what Glo Mineral products do you use. There are just so many and they don't offer samples.
Thanks, Jeannie
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Postby DCNGA » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:04 am

It's called GloFace Primer.

I'm using the GloPressed Base and the GloBlush, both colors were matched to my skin tone by the esthetician. I'm wearing the medium beige base and the nectar blush.

Now that I've had them matched to my skin tone and I can order them off of eBay or another website, where they are not quite as expensive. I paid $103 for the three pieces (primer, base, and blush), including tax. But, it was worth it to me to make sure I had the right colors the first time. My PS has a great, friendly staff so it was fine with me to make my first purchase through them. They've put up with a lot from me over the months, so they deserved my patronage/purchases through them. :lol:

I asked about the Jan Marini and it was much too expensive there, as it was at my derm's office too (the Jan Marini is the only thing my derm sells, retail). So, I won a bid on it on eBay yesterday for it for $107, including shipping. I'm awaiting its arrival and will post how that is going for me once I receive it and start using it.

Hope that helped.

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another enthusiastic vote for everyday minerals

Postby lucysmom » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:00 am

Just got my samples, and I love the stuff. Better than Bare Essentuals in my opinion. Thanks for the link!

For me, mineral makeup is great in summer humidity, it stays in place and looks natural. But I prefer regular makeup in winter...I need the added oils and protection.

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Postby DCNGA » Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:38 pm

I am using the GloMinerals and am VERY happy with it. No drying out of my skin and no breakouts from it. Good news for me.

I ran across this link for a "free" sample of Naked Minerals, pressed minerals make-up. I think the "free" part is a little misleading as they are requiring a $9.95 S&H charge.

You can scroll through the products and find "Naked Minerals" then click on buy. You can then scroll through different shades of the "free" product to order.

Here is the link:

http://www.itvventures.com/products/default.asp
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best mineral makeup ever

Postby myty1124 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:07 am

I started using mineral makeup about 3 years ago. It did wonders for my acne prone skin but it was sooooo expensive(glo minerals etc) , I almost quit using it. As I always do when I want to buy something for less, I went to ebay for my minerals. There were A LOT of people selling minerals and I bought a lot samples. Finally I found the best make up ever at the best prices ever. I truly hit the jack pot. I do not in any way work for this company or get commissions or anything like that(they dont even have that option) I just want to share my good fortune.It is a company run by a mother and daughter team and the customer service is unbelieveable. They will honor special orders for you like larger sizes of finish powder etc. Anyway, They are called "Melange cosmetics." You can just go to melangecosmetics.com and look at what they have. I dont think they sell on ebay anymore. Their "conceal it." powder is amazing at covering my acne scars etc. Anyway, just wanted to share that info. Good luck to all.
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Postby lollipop » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:11 pm

Alima is the best,and they have the best foundation brush I have ever tried.You can only buy off their website and they also sell samples and will mix colors to find the right match for you.When I wear it I dont look like I have anything on my face but it covers all imperfections.You can read more about it on essentialdayspa.com.
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Postby csexykitty » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:58 am

DCNGA:

I too am happy with the glo minerals especially that primer of theirs. I used to use Young Blood mineral makeup and was happy with it too but GLO is simply better. The price is almost the same. I do like the rice powder from Young Blood and I still use absence from Jane Iredale because my skin is so oily and shiny.
Just to let you know that I was at the soccer field fo several hours mid day last saturday with the glo mineral makeup on and when I finally have a chance to go look at myself in the mirror my make up is still good. A little shine on my forehead and nose but otherwise I thought i still look fabulous. LOL.


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