What a coincidence! One day you decide to write about mineral foundation for pale skin, next day your custom kit order finally arrives! Swatches, reviews – this way…
WHAT I ORDERED
I ordered at the Everyday Minerals site, from the option Custom Kits:
1) One 7 piece custom sample kit (7 Jojoba Base Foundation in colours I was free to pick, 0.17g per sample in resealable sample bags – and I must say, those resealable sample bags totally rock!) for 0.01$
2) One 5 piece custom kit (5 products/ original size: 2 foundations, 2 finishing powders, one blush) for 41.51$
Everyday Minerals foundations come in four textures:
Semi-Matte, Matte, It, and Jojoba.
What’s so special about the formula of the latter is the added jojoba oil ester. Jojoba ester is a compound that’s highly oxidation-resistant and have been added in its wax-like form to provide a creamy, fine texture. It sticks to the skin better than standard mineral makeup; and the paper I used for the swatches was a tiny bit greasy after the makeup was dusted off.
The foundations are vegan/cruelty-free, free from synthetic chemicals, fragrance-free, free from Bismuth Oxychloride and as far as we know non toxic. (I have written about the toxicity of breathing in Mica, an ingredient widely used in standard powders or in mineral makeup and the uncertainties related to this matter earlier.)
Matte and Semi-Matte is exactly what it says on the jar: matte and matte with a slightly dewy finish. They contain Lauroyl Lysine, an ingredient that can be (=must not, but can be) derived from palmoil. Dang!
The Finishing Dust powders are a fabulous anti-shine product.
Made from corn starch, blackcurrant extract and Mica-free they powders have a “grainy” feel compared to the foundations, and provide no additional colour.
The Finishing Dust products are vegan/cruelty-free, free from synthetic chemicals, fragrance-free and as far as we know non toxic. They contain no Mica, no Bismuth Oxychloride
The Cheeks Color – I ordered “Wild Flower Heaven”, a cool, mauve shade with distinct lilac tones – contains a possibly palm-oil derived ingredient (a fact I’ve failed to notice 😦 Dang 2!) but is otherwise a standard mineral-based product and a colour to die for! (So I certainly hope it’s palmoil-free!)
That’s been my Everyday Minerals haul that leaves me quite pleased with my selection both colour-wise and ethics-wise (it’s a cruelty-free, toxin-free, petrochemicals-free, preservatives-free, fragrance-free line) – if with one open question re one ingredient (used in Matte, Semi-Matte, and the Blush).
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