Everyday Minerals Lavender Look & Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video tutorial and review. I'm sure many of you are probably familiar with the mineral makeup company Everyday Minerals. They recently contacted me to review one of their palettes from their Lavendar Collection. I remember ordering from them back when I first started my blog when everyone was obsessed with mineral makeup, lol. I think they were one of the first to give Bare Escentuals a run for their money with affordable, high quality mineral makeup.

Today i'll be reviewing the Lavendar palette.
To see my review and tutorial, click here for more!
Check out video review and tutorial.  I created a 2 minute soft, smokey eye using these plum shades.  Super easy!

First off, I'll openly admit that I'm not a huge fan of loose pigments.  While I find the color and payoff beautiful, I get tired of the loose powder and mess.  I'm a fan of pressed shadows because they're easy to store in palettes and I find myself reaching for them more than pigment jars.  Everyday Minerals has solved this problem for me.  They developed this ingenious idea of putting together loose mineral palettes in these palettes with pop top pigment storage wells.  Loves!  You dip your brush into the hole and then swirl off the excess in the circular area around it.  The palette also comes with a mini bamboo brush if you need something small to fetch out the powder.  They offer these palettes in a range of colors.  In terms of the amount of product, there's not a huge amount in each well, but a little pigment goes a long way.

Lavender Collection
These soft pinks and purples are great for spring.  Check out my swatches (dry without a base).

I played with these colors a lot, trying them wet and dry and with different color bases under them.  At first glance, I'm liking the color options.  The shades go really well together.  When I swatched them, I found that they are all matte for the most part (except the second shade with a tiny bit of shimmer).  Matte pigments can definitely be harder to work with.  The key is to apply the color in layers, pat pat, then blend.  I found the lightest color a bit ashy on my skin tone so I pretty much avoided that one.  I recommend applying this to the brush and then swirling it on the back of your hand to get an even amount of color.  It took some practice, but I got these to work for me.

This palette retails for $10 at www.everdayminerals.com which I think is a steal!

The Final Look!

Here's What I Used:

-MAC Studio Mist Foundation in Medium Dark
-Ben Nye Banana Powder
-MAC All's Good Beauty Powder Blush

-MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering
-NYX Eyeshadow base in Skin Tone
-Lavender Palette
-Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in zero
-Highlight color from Anastasia Palette
-Red Cherry Lashes

-Maybelline Lipgloss in Berry Enticing

Everyday Minerals is generously sponsoring two of the eyeshadow palettes for two lucky readers.  Here's how to win:
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FTC Disclosure: Products were sent from company for review. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write the review. These are my honest thoughts.

Atlanta Makeup Artist