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Everyday Minerals, My First Mineral Makeup

September 22nd, 2008 · 23 Surrendered

I always wanted to try mineral makeup but the one in the market is expensive and size is too big. I dare not to commit in buying for fear of not liking it and waste money. Then I saw Ann posted about it and saying that you can get free samples from EverydayMinerals.com by only paying postage fee which is less that USD5. There are many websites that sell mineral makeups but they are very expensive, luckily there’s this site that let you try for free.


So I placed my order and it was shipped out on 28th August 2008 from Texas, US. It reached me on 18th September. What I did with it? Take photos of coz!


Here you go… Upclose.


This is the blusher called Summer Stroll, it can be used as eyeshadows too. It’s orange in colour when I see it in the mirror with natural light but when I took photo with natural light and no flash, it has tinge of yellow if you notice in all the photos here. I used Fawn as highlight coz it’s too white for my face.

The before and after is no concealer and with concealer. I tried to blend some foundations into the concealer, I lost track already ;p All I know is that I tried all three and even layer all three *LOL* coz I don’t want to spend too much time tinkering with it, just simply blend this and blend that hoping to get some luck. Even layered it with my Maybelline Angelift Foundation. It’s not the effect I’m hoping for. Need more experimentations again. Need to find time for it. Should have time after my exam.


Here are the foundations on different spot of my face:
Left: Light Olive in semi-matte, not suitable, you see the yellowish greenish tinge there?

Middle: Fawn in intensive, too white, see the darker and lighter shade? The lighter shade is the foundation spot. Ignore the shiny part coz it was the light from the window but it’s obvious enough it didn’t blend with my skin colour. It’s that obvious right? In small area, it’s not obvious but when you are to apply it on your whole face, you will see the very pale me 😛

Right: Medium Olive in intensive, it seems to blend pretty well on my forehead *LOL* The previous two were on my cheeks. When I see it in the mirror the colour was fine but in the photo here it seems like having two different shade. Photos taken with natural light with no flash.

So? *SHRUG* Hahaha…. No Idea ;p I haven’t got any brush to fully experiment it. I was applying it with fingers and cotton bud to test the shades. I’m in the process of making the second sample along with the brushes but the baby kabuki is still out of stock. It’s great for sample use. I will wait till they restock it so the full experimentation of the foundation will only be done once I got hold of the brush. Thought of ordering the bigger sized kabuki but it’s more expensive. This will maybe wait for the 3rd sample order provided I ran out of some of the previous two samples.

Tempted? Go order one sample and try it out hehehe… You get 5 small jars and only cost you less than USD5. I can tell you that these jars can last for quite a while.

Move it down, it’s an eyesore on top coz too long *LOL*.

Oi! Still waiting for my drama is it? Told you already, you won’t be seeing it. Or I should join in the bandwagon in creating that post? I’m not free la! I’m very busy ar… Composing that post can easily take me one whole day to do it. However, I do appreciate the traffic that you give me 😉 Hmmm… Since you are so hardworking kept dropping by, let me give you some rewards for your hard works rather than nothing.

Yes, it was never mine at the beginning but I was “forced” to take on the responsibility due to me being so soft hearted. I had already warned that person very early in the begining that there will sure be things like this happening one day but I was assured that there will not be. I never really bother until I had to pick up bits and pieces that was left behind by some people and that’s how I got involved in it. If not for those, you think I would even care? I would have to thank these people else all the issues will never surfaced. Go ahead, hate me as you like, I had anticipated such thing to happen coz this is not the first in my life.

It’s only in fairy tale that you help each other, supporting each other and all the good things that you mentioned. I was a believer in that but not anymore after going tru’ so many cases like this. If the person is hopeless, it’s hopeless, no matter how much love you shower on them. It will only work if they realised it themselves but sadly how many people will? Minority la… Got try better than nothing. Everything has its limit and YES my limit has reached, just like all of you.

Happy now? Got the drama? In fact there are more but I’m really lazy already coz everyone got their own view and there will never be any ending to it. I have other more important things to do.

I never proclaim that I’m the founder, all I did was gave any help or support that was needed. You can read more here from one the founders to know about the details but it’s in Chinese ;p

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  • 1 Joyce // Sep 22, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    5 for USD 5 ????

    can get more than 5 ?

    hehe 🙂

    i was also looking for those “mineral” cosmetics…
    really expensive.

  • 2 sweet surrender // Sep 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    The free sample is 5 only(3 foundation, 1 blusher and 1 concealer) the postage is less then USD5. It’s USD4 something. If you order 2 free sample kits, I think the postage will not be more than USD5 too I think.

  • 3 Joyce // Sep 22, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    including shipping?

  • 4 sweet surrender // Sep 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Shipping is less than USD5, the sample is free no charge, only pay for shipping.

  • 5 Joyce // Sep 22, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    wow~~~

    so nice ^^

    hehe~~~

    thankx for sharing.

    isit paid by credit cards?
    will get those things in how many days?

  • 6 sweet surrender // Sep 22, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    You can pay with credit card or paypal. I ordered on 28th August and got it on 18th September.

  • 7 Gette // Sep 23, 2008 at 12:49 am

    I’ve been using my samples for a while but I haven’t gotten around to blogging about it. No time leh.

  • 8 sweet surrender // Sep 23, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Gette, I see… Good for you hehehe… I haven’t really use them.

  • 9 Serene // Sep 23, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    o.O I dunno how to use make up.. >.<
    Lazy use lol maybe can spread to my sis, free stuff her eyes *.* haha.. ordered on 28th August and arrived on *18th Sep ka? 😛

  • 10 sweet surrender // Sep 23, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    yeap hehehe… siasoi, type wrong

  • 11 elvawenn // Sep 23, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    *LOL* My samples all don’t match my face either, and the one I ordered from Olive family… I ordered large one summore… is too white for my face, but *shrug* I use it anyway. If apply using fingers probably it might make it look blotchy and uneven, even when I use a mismatched color my face still looks ok. I don’t think anyone’s going to examine up close! 😀 Wah… how many sample sets did you order? 3?

  • 12 sweet surrender // Sep 23, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    elvawenn, so far only order one. In the process of ordering another one waiting for the brush to restock. 3rd order might not be soon *LOL*

  • 13 elvawenn // Sep 23, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Ah… sorry…. I must have misread. I thought you said 3 orders already so far. *LOL*

  • 14 sweet surrender // Sep 23, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Hahaha… I should have make it another paragraph ;p

  • 15 Choonie // Sep 24, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Great info. I fast fast call my sisters to check it out too. Oh yes.. do I have to sign in as member first?

  • 16 sweet surrender // Sep 24, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    yea, must sign up. glad u find it useful hehe… lets play makeup!

  • 17 It’s Friday! // Sep 26, 2008 at 9:11 pm

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  • 18 Crazyfool // Sep 27, 2008 at 12:21 am

    haha.. lucky i not girl.. hehe

  • 19 sweet surrender // Sep 27, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Crazyfool, lucky hoh… else you will spend lots of money.

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  • 21 Everyday Minerals Foundation Swatches // Oct 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    […] are the swatches in case you are interested. (L-R)Golden Medium, Light Olive, Fawn From the first batch. None of the colour suit me but it won’t be very obvious I guess if I have thin layer of them […]

  • 22 missc // Feb 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    i’ve signed up for the free samples too! but i cant seem to check out! it keeps saying kit incomplete. How??

  • 23 sweet surrender // Feb 10, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    missc, are you sure you got all 5 of them chosen and fill in all the necessary details? If it still persist, you might want to contact them directly.

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