Even though I’m a busy mom of three young kiddos, I still think it’s important to take a few minutes of pampering for myself each day. I’m pretty minimalistic when it comes to beauty products. Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried to weed out the random cheapy stuff and buy just a few higher quality things to use daily. These products are probably not perfect, it’s just what I use right now. It’s simple, it works and it’s been saving me money because these things all last a very long time, so I rarely buy makeup at all anymore.
For about 2 years now, I’ve been using Everyday Minerals and I’ve loved their products. They claim to be totally natural and organic (as opposed to many of the other “mineral” makeups out there)… I’m sure someone could find something wrong with their ingredients or products, but it’s what works for me right now. There are so many differing opinions and scary articles out there! Anyway, I’ve had great success with Everyday Minerals. They are similar to bareMinerals
, but at a fraction of the cost.
They have recently changed all of their base colors, so I had to find a new one. The great thing is that you can get 7 free color samples to try. I actually had to order 2 different sets of samples because my skin color is hard to match. I’m super fair, but have freckles…so I never know if I should match my white skin, dark freckles or somewhere in between.
I found a new color that works perfectly for me: Fair Medium in Original Glo. There are a few different finishes to choose from. And there was a sale, so it only cost me $8 (normally $12). One of these foundations usually lasts me about 6 months. But, I don’t wear it everyday so it might not last as long for someone else.
I have had this same blush for almost 2 years. The color is called Summer Stroll-which I don’t think they even make anymore. It’s pretty sheer which is great for me.
I also have a high quality foundation brush which I love. I think this came free with one of my purchases. They are constantly having freebies and sales, so just check them out if you are interested!
The concealer I currently have is in “Aussie Perk Me Up” which I like as well. It comes in a roller applicator option which I decided to try.
I received a freebie eyeshadow and purchased another one recently also in the roller applicator…
The colors are great and the eyeshadow is high quality. I expect it will last me a really long time
In some ways I like the roller applicator, in other ways it’s annoying. I guess it would just be personal preference. The color on the left is Hot Chocolate and the one on the right is Everlasting Love.
By the way, Everyday Minerals has no idea who I am and did NOT pay me to say all of this. I honestly have been using their products for a few years and just wanted to share!
I’ve been wanting to switch over to an organic mascara, but they are so expensive!! I saw this at the drugstore about a month ago and snatched it up! It’s Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara
and I found it at Target. I think it was about $8. Not sure how it compares ingredients-wise to the more expensive ones, but I’ve been happy with it so far. Maybe someday I will experiment at making my own.
Finally, I’m not a huge lipstick person, but I do like Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers
. They last me forever, have a pleasant taste/smell and are very sheer. I found this one on clearance at Target. The color is Papaya and even though it looks dark, it’s actually very pretty and kind of peachy on which is good for my skin tone.
So, there you have it! I know these aren’t the cheapest products out there, but I think by using just a few high quality and long lasting products, you will save yourself money in the long run!
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