Hello Again! I hope you are all doing well. Today I’m going to be reviewing an affordable mineral foundation featuring Everyday Minerals.
I have been using Everyday Minerals since I was an undergrad student in 2011, maybe even sooner. I discovered this brand through YouTube. I don’t recall exactly who first introduced me to the brand, but I do remember EmilyNoel83 recommending this brand. I took a leap of faith and gave it a try. As a student who was low on money, I loved that I could use a foundation that wouldn’t break me out. This option was more gentle on the skin and it evened out my skin well (Matte Base).
Everyday Minerals Foundation
One of the obstacles that has kept me from buying makeup from organic and green brands, honestly is the price. I’m a new mom and a grad student, and I don’t have the income to support big purchases. Even so, I believe in using safer ingredients on my skin. The price for this foundation is $15.
The foundation comes in three different finishes: matte, semi-matte, and jojoba base. I actually ordered the matte finish, but I received the jojoba base. I am glad that I did, because I have been suffering from dry skin since having my son. The coverage is good, the finish is natural and my skin appears very smooth. I used the tarte flawless brightening primer beforehand, and I used the Real Techniques buffing brush to apply it. If you would like to see how I apply mineral makeup, checkout my demo applying the Alima Pure Mineral foundation.
Alima Pure vs Everyday Minerals Foundation
I thought I would do a little comparison to the Alima Pure Foundation because of my recent review. The Alima Pure foundation is $28.
Alima Pure Foundation feels more smooth and lightweight upon application. Even so, Everyday Minerals has more coverage. My significant other even thought it concealed my problem areas better and he could see an overall difference in the amount of coverage in comparison to Alima Pure. Still, the coverage is not too heavy or cakey. Everyday Minerals is obviously a more affordable option than Alima Pure. But, Everyday Minerals does not have the foundation shade range that Alima Pure does.
An Obvious Con (For Women of Color)
The makeup products as a whole is not women of color friendly. Ladies of color who are around my skin tone may enjoy this foundation. The shade that I am wearing is 7W. I can’t speak for those with deeper skin tones with a neutral or cooler undertone, but I bought the foundation in 7N as well and the shade is significantly deeper than 7W. The shade I wear is the deepest in the warm color family.
I don’t believe that the blush range suits deeper skin tones from first glance. I have tried a couple of blush samples in the past that did not work for me. They made my skin look ashy. The company has not updated the blush shades to flatter deeper skin tones as far as I can tell.
If you are fair to medium, I believe that this brand has so many great options for you. I recommend this brand for the limited range that it offers deeper skin tones too, if you can find a match. I like the coverage and I love the price. Everyday Minerals offers free samples for those who would like reassurance before purchasing. They also offer various affordable kits that make buying the products together even more affordable!
I just wanted to give a little update on the wear of this foundation. It definitely does not wear as long as the Alima Pure foundation (on my skin). I used my Yes to Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer. I even used the Tarte primer, because I like how it smooths my skin in preparation for my foundation. Yet, after a few hours it wore off. The coverage that I liked upon application was not as good. I will try waiting longer after prepping my skin, and playing around with it. Also, keep in mind that this was using the jojoba base, which is a newer formulation. I only used the matte base in the past. So, the wear may be different than the Semi-Matte or Matte base.
I still definitely recommend trying this foundation out for yourselves. It may just be my skin type or my moisturizer combination. Again, the good thing about this company is that they give you free samples. You only have to pay for shipping. Just fyi, the samples provided do come in a plastic wrapper as pictured in the featured image. It’s not as convenient as the samples that come packaged in a small jar, but again they are free! I just pour some of the mineral product on a plastic plate (or whatever surface you want to use) and dip my brush in the powder. Swirl and apply.
I also find that this applies better with a bigger fluffy, soft powder brush. Also, swirl the powder softly, not rigorously in the powder. You don’ want to buff away the powder too much. I like using the Elf Kabuki Brush, which is super soft and only $6 at Target or Ulta.
Let me know if you have tried Everyday Minerals! Also, let me know of any more affordable, nontoxic makeup brands that you would recommend. I am open to reviewing other brands that you want me to try out for you.