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20-12-2006
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I got my EM samples, though I've only just dabbled in it. The most bizarre thing is what happened with my blush. I ordered siesta, which appears to be a kind of orangey-ruddy looking version of what you might call rose. But when I rubbed it on my skin, it turned and incredible hot pink. haha After toning it down a little, it looked more normal, but it's still not a good color on me.

Other than that I'm not sure if I like it. I patted on three layers of various powders over a scar, and it didn't cover it up really. Plus none of the colors really suit me. And instead of being clogged with dirt, my nose looks clogged with a white powder.

Maybe someday when I have nothing to hide I'll love it. My problem-free nose area actually looks quite good. I'm just not so used to powder..it just sticks to my cheek fuzz so much and makes me look all powdery... Maybe I just shouldn't stare so up-close.

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20-12-2006
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I'm thinking of getting it. Would it be better to get a slightly darker or lighter?

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20-12-2006
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i just received my Buff'd Cosmetics
so far, i have tried EM and MAD cosmetics.


Buff'd falls somewhere in between. its matte enough to control my oily t-zone. and yet it doesnt enlarge my pores.. MAD totally enlarges my pores!!

i would consider getting more Buff'd regular-sized items.. however,
MAD's silk veil is really the best finishing powder i';ve come across..i'm not sure if Buff'd carries something similar..

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30-12-2006
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hii. i wanted to recommend philosophy's airbrush foundation. its very similar to bare minerals - mineral powder, same type of application, etc. however, i think its much better. it really does make my skin look FLAWLESS.. and it seems as though my skin actually got better once i started using it.. my skin was never bad but the skintone was a lil uneven and now when i don't use it (i never used to use foundation before) my skin seems better. also, it feels very weightless, never itchy, never broke me out. if u want, check out reviews on makeupalley.com cause it actually got better reviews (thas how i decided on this over the bare minerals). just check it out, i'm sure both products are great but i think this one is prolly better.

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30-12-2006
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hii. i wanted to recommend philosophy's airbrush foundation. its very similar to bare minerals - mineral powder, same type of application, etc. however, i think its much better. it really does make my skin look FLAWLESS.. and it seems as though my skin actually got better once i started using it.. my skin was never bad but the skintone was a lil uneven and now when i don't use it (i never used to use foundation before) my skin seems better. also, it feels very weightless, never itchy, never broke me out. if u want, check out reviews on makeupalley.com cause it actually got better reviews (thas how i decided on this over the bare minerals). just check it out, i'm sure both products are great but i think this one is prolly better.
I've been looking at that product for awhile. I love Bare Minerals though, but am willing to try something new + I love Philosophy. How exactly do you use it though? I guess I'm just confused as to why theres a sponge if it's mineral powder foundation & it doesn't come with a buffing brush instead.

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30-12-2006
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hii. i wanted to recommend philosophy's airbrush foundation. its very similar to bare minerals - mineral powder, same type of application, etc. however, i think its much better. it really does make my skin look FLAWLESS.. and it seems as though my skin actually got better once i started using it.. my skin was never bad but the skintone was a lil uneven and now when i don't use it (i never used to use foundation before) my skin seems better. also, it feels very weightless, never itchy, never broke me out. if u want, check out reviews on makeupalley.com cause it actually got better reviews (thas how i decided on this over the bare minerals). just check it out, i'm sure both products are great but i think this one is prolly better.
Hmmm....I'm intrigued. I think I may just have to give this a try. Thanks for the recommendation

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I like philosophy airbrushed "The Supernatural" too. You can buff it on with the sponge applicator--and they sell extra sponges which is nice. It is so easy. You can also apply it with a brush if you prefer.

I use BE Multi-Tasking Minerals as well as the Gossamer but I have trouble with the foundation--it doesn't look that great. What is too much and what is too little? I get a better effect with philosophy.

I was experimenting and bought a starter kit of Amazing Cosmetics mineral makeup. What a waste. It does nothing and looks like a cheap foundation. Not to mention the concealer contains alot of awful ingredients. This was a mistake. They even had an instructional DVD that was really not much to watch. They have some Hollywood makeup artist as a spokesperson and I did not think she was particularly talented.

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04-01-2007
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I just bought some mineral makeup from someone who makes their own line. It's supposed to be superior to BE and mass manufactured makeup because its 100% natural crushed minerals with no fillers and bismuth oxychloride (which makes it itchy). I'll update on the results, should get it soon enough.

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04-01-2007
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i've tried edm, MAD minerals, buff'd cosmetics, blissbeauty cosmetics, meow cosmetics and lately, southern magnolia cosmetics and pure lux.
on its way to me are: lumiere, www.fyrinnae.com, and a couple of others i can't remember too..
yeah, i've been on a sample rampage! the best staying power with the most flawless finish has to be (ranked):
1. southern magnolia cosmetics- goes on v smoothly.. doesnt feel heavy on skin, has gd coverage, colors match me perfectly. the finishing powder has jus the right amount of glitter to look naturally "shiny". however samples are v v v tiny..wish they could be a little more generous to win my complete and utter loyalty!
2. buff'd & meow- superb coverage.their foundations can double as concealor- will re-order. however not v excited by their range of e/s colors. buff'd has v generous samples and excellent customer service
3. mad minerals- superb colors for e/s. v pigmented -will re-order, especially tropicana- fantastic pink blush.
4. edm- v chalkyfinish
5.beauty bliss- chalky finish-will not re-order
6 pure lux- known for its wet mineral foundation.. it felt gd but the color was v off, and it left my skin v dry-reordered a diff shade

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06-01-2007
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Thank you so much for the reviews voodoo_mary, now I'v finally made up
my mind on what to order

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06-01-2007
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Just got the minerals today and after testing it, I'm not impressed. First off, it was a shade off, very cakey and it didn't cover as much as mask my face. I've tried three different brands of mineral makeup and I don't think its something spectacular. I'm going to either throw it away or mix it with lotion and use that in the summer. I'll be sticking to liquid foundation for flawless coverage.

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14-01-2007
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Has anyone tried Urban Apothecary's Mineral Powder?

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update on pure luxe:
i just received my sample of the warm honey beige wet mineral foundation. it is *still* not my correct shade its too yellow for my skin. so i need to mix it with something in a tan shade- after doing that- the color suits me fine. but alot of blending work is needed to make the liquid look seamless.

hi kateelle! if you haven'tgot the right shade, maybe you could try mixing two shades - but they have to be of the same family. i always need to do that to get my correct shade

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voodoo mary- I don't want to have to buy more mineral makeup , but I found mixing it with lotion actually works for now. I hate the matte look so the mixture is more like sheer foundation. The only thing I like about this is that I can hardly feel it on my face which is fantastic.


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15-01-2007
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Oops! I didn't see this thread and posted about mineral makeup in the Organic/Vegan Cosmetics and The Safety of Beauty Brands thread. Sorry!

Anyhow, I agree with post #69 - Southern Magnolia is great! Although I've noticed that the makeup lasts longer when applied wet vs. dry.

Here's another mineral makeup that works well: http://stores.ebay.com/Sheer-Miracle

However, the shades are a bit too yellow for me. It does provide more coverage as well but I prefer the lighter coverage of Southern Magnolia Minerals.

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