Everyday Minerals pressed powder base

So… I was going to do a review of the Everyday Minerals pressed powders. I love it but it suddenly sold out in November of 2010. I asked a few months ago if they were going to be getting them back in, their answer was yes. Well they’re still not in so I asked again. Here’s the response I got:

“We are currently looking into more eco-friendly packaging for our pressed powders. 🙂  We don’t have an estimated date for when they will be returning, but be sure to check back in the future for any updates.  The pressed powders were closest to our Matte/Semi Matte formula.

The big size products (blush, foundation, etc.) do come with the close-able sifter.  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.”

I did in fact ask which loose powder they were similar to and if the foundations came in a sifter (in case you’re wondering why the response included that info.)

I’m glad they’re trying to come up with a more eco-friendly solution but for those of us who have been using it everyday as a staple item it’s a bit frustrating to suddenly be left hanging.

I really really dislike loose powder because they seem to go everywhere on me but I have mastered the loose bronzer with the closable sifters… So … I’ll probably be getting some loose powder base soon so I can try it before I’m out completely of the pressed.

The Everyday Minerals pressed base beats the Pur pressed base hands down. Softer, healthier feeling and looking when applied than the Pur. Let’s hope that I don’t end up loathing the loose or that they bring back the pressed base soon!

Everyday Minerals Pressed Powder Base

Thank you for contacting us.  The pressed powders should be back in stock in the near future, but at this time we don’t have an estimated date of when they will be returning.  So be sure to check back for any updates. 🙂  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Cristy,
Everyday Minerals

Yay! I’ll do a review soon of the pressed base I’m using… I was beginning to worry they weren’t going to bring it back. I actually went and asked because it’s been a couple of months.

Pur Minerals Starter Kit – review

One of my requested Christmas presents this year was the Pur Minerals Starter Kit in Golden Warm.

http://www.purminerals.com/Pur-Mineral-Makeup-Starter-Kit

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The kit consists of a foundation, bronzer, blush and chisel brush.

I am disappointed that I researched the heck out of the foundation ingredients but neglected to notice that the bronzer has parabens. It’s not even a good bronzer at that in my opinion. Sigh.

I LOVE the foundation however. I have a hard time finding a good match for my skin that doesn’t look like I’m either jaundiced (yellow) or washed out. The Golden Medium works really well and seems to be a very neutral color. I like that I’ve found a fairly healthy foundation that is a pressed powder that evens out my skin tone and can cover under-eye circles. It’s not too heavy, not too light, lasts all day and doesn’t break me out. I can skip the bronzer because it doesn’t wash me out though I still prefer to use a bronzer.

The brush is decent. I don’t own a kabuki or chisel brush so this is a good addition to my collection but I think there could be better versions out there. This one was a bit scratchy the first few times I used it. I will continue to use it because it does a good job but I’m not blown away here.

The blush I can’t really comment on because my cheeks have a pinkish undertone so blush of any kind makes me look like a clown. I tried it on my hand and it seemed like it could be a good color for anyone who regularly wears blush.

—– update April 13, 2010
I’m out of the starter kit foundation. The pan was fairly shallow and looks like the full size the same depth. Starter kit size is 0.15oz and full size is 0.28oz. I rarely finish and re-buy a powder foundation though.