First, I would like to thank you for the compliments I got for my pictures of Everyday Minerals makeup. It means a lot to me, and I'm very glad I can actually contribute a bit to "the cause". ;-)
Again, it took Everyday Minerals 5 days to pack my order and send it out (plus the usual 7 days for it to arrive) but I guess I'm okay with that as long as the package itself is intact and arrives safely to me.
Nice, big pictures await those who click on the small ones. :-D
This one will probably be best in the summer. Right now it is way too dark, but I tend to become very pale during winter so I think I'll be able to use this then, perhaps mixed with a bit of Light Olive.
Way too yellow... I guess this would be perfect for Asian skin tones, but I think my Mum could use this as well as her skin has much stronger yellow undertones than mine. Not that I could ever convince her to use makeup, of course... :-)
There's not much difference really between the two formulations (Semi Matte and Matte) when it comes to their shade although I heard that they tend to differ. I'll also be using this when I get a bit of tan as it's just a tad bit too dark on its own right now. (I usually mix this shade with Olive Fair in equal parts)
A little while ago Grayburn advised me to choose a peach/apricot blush that would match my olive skin tone. I heeded her advice but was a little reluctant to try something really peachy (those usually don't work so well with my skin tone) so I ordered Chit Chat which, according to the EM website, is a "light pink with soft rosy sparkle" but which also seemed to me as a kind of warm pink, almost on the peachy side but not quite. I've never had an actual pink blush in my life, and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to try one.
When I first applied it onto the back of my hand it turned out to be a lovely strawberry shade with lots of silver sparkle (yeah, I know, very different from the official description) and I was a bit unsure if it would really look good on my skin. Once I put it on, however, it turned out that even though it's far from the shade my cheeks turn into when I blush, it gives them a lovely glow and makes me look less hypoxemic. ;-)
Thank you, dear Grayburn!
I got this one for a friend of mine who's a bit of a tanning freak and often needs something to counter the orangy tones one gets from self tanners and tanning beds. (I try and try to dissuade her from baking herself alive every single week but I have yet to see any results...) Anyway, we ended up dividing the contents of this corrector because even though I have absolutely no need for this, I found that a little bit on my eyelids somehow gives ma eyes a more awake and refreshed look. Strange, I know, but it just does.
My friend did put this on her face just to see what happens and I must say that Sky Blue Corrector does just what it promises to: her face lost that orangy tint and took up a fairly healthy shade instead. I guess this works just as well as the Mint Concealer does, about which I wrote in this post.
All in all, I'm very happy with my third haul, but I would still like to experiment with the foundation formulas (I'd love to try Original Glo and Intensive in the two shades I use). I would also like to try a bronzer: probably Sparkle Bronzer as, according to MUA, the chances of ending up with an orangy tint to my face are the lowest with this particular bronzer. Also, I crave Sunlight Concealer because I hope it will get rid of my under eye circles for me. After that, I guess I'll order full sized versions of what I like so far, and also get my hands onto some brushes and a lip color or two to make me happy. :-)
Want to see more swatches of Everyday Minerals makeup? Check out these posts then:
My First EM Haul
My Second EM Haul
My Fourth EM Haul
EDM Glosses (Plum Dust, Cozy Night, Girl's Day)