Project Natural Glow: Everyday Minerals Review

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 22, 2009


Just a quick note to let you know that there are only 5 Healthy Holiday Lovers Variety Packs left and they are 15% off today!

These are the last of these packs for ever and ever and ever so get them while you can! They will ship out TODAY!


Next up for Project Natural Glow:

After reading your rave reviews about Everyday Minerals, I knew I had to give them a shot (read a ton of tips and tricks here!). I ordered them a couple months ago and have been testing them for about 4 weeks now!

Just a note: I am not getting paid or given product for this review!


You can try out Everyday Minerals for FREE! All I had to pay for was $5 shipping to CAD. Awesome.

I ordered the Try Me Base-Light:


I also ordered an eye shadow trio (review to come!)



I liked that they have a much shorter ingredient list than Bare Minerals!







I was happy to find out that most of Everyday Minerals products score a 1 on the Skin Deep Cosmetic database! :)


How to apply:


SWIRL, TAP, BUFF (From Bare Minerals website)


What did I think of the Everyday Minerals?




  • Much cheaper than Bare Minerals
  • Shorter and safer ingredient list
  • Good coverage
  • Lots of variety to choose from (shades, skin types, different coverage levels)
  • Blended well


  • Emphasized dry skin in big way (must must must exfoliate and moisturize very well beforehand!)
  • You really need the brushes for it to work as it should
  • Showed fine lines more than my foundation does

Concluding thoughts:

When I first tried the Everyday Minerals I was using a regular old powder brush. I had BAD results using a regular brush. I couldn’t figure out why my skin looked so dry and the powder looked so cakey. I remembered some of you saying that you really need to use the proper brushes, so I invested in the Long Handled Kabuki brush (only cost me $10!). This brush made the world of difference! It didn’t show my dry skin as much.

I had to be very careful to exfoliate and moisturize before each use or dry flakes would show up. I wasn’t thrilled that the minerals tend to exaggerate fine lines, but overall it is not a deal breaker for me.

The coverage was better than I thought it would be, but sometimes I felt like I had to put on lots of layers to get the coverage I wanted. I probably would not use Everyday Minerals for important events because I prefer the dewy sheer finish of foundation. However, I do see Everyday Minerals as a great day-to-day alternative to foundation!

The ‘Original Glo’ base is meant for dry skin and I preferred this one out of all of them!

I dislike the mess. I improved the clean up time by putting a damp paper towel underneath my area. The damp towel ‘catches’ the powder that escapes. It helped a ton!

I LOVED how quick and easy it was to put on. Anyone can do it. I loved using it before running out the door to the post office or grocery store. Often I am too busy to put make-up on during the day, so this gives me a polished and professional look in just a few minutes.

What do you use on your skin? Foundation, powder, nothing at all?

Do you use Mineral foundation? What has your experience been?


Coming up on OSG during the holiday week:

  • The healthy foods I am packing for my trip + airplane rides! What I am bringing with me to ensure I don’t fall off the healthy bandwagon!
  • My 10 in 2010. Ten things I want to do in 2010
  • A potential life changing experience that I signed up for!!!!! YAWHOO!

Have a great Tuesday!


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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I tried some mineral products before, but like you said they were just SO messy. I already create a huge mess when I’m doing my makeup. I didn’t need to add more!


Natasha December 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I find I never get the right coverage with a powder. I always opt for a regualr foundation, but if I’m in a more casual mode, I go for tinted moisturiser. I like Benefit You Rebel. It has sun protection, and gives a nice dewey look.


Amy December 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm

You should try using a primer after you moisturize. I use Prime Time by Bare Minerals. They also make an oil free one now.

It will totally eliminate all flakiness/fine lines! :)


Marissa December 22, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Hi Angela,

I also have been using the Everyday Minerals, and they are OK for certain things; however, at times, I like liquid foundation. Can you please tell me what brand of liquid foundation you use? Thanks!


Brittany December 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hi Angela,

I would like what type of foundation you use also!


Sarah W. December 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I have acne prone skin – I was told Bare Minerals is the best makeup for skin like mine. My mom uses it and loves it. Both of my cousins use it (they have worse acne prone skin than mine!) and a few of my good friends use it!

I finally took the plunge and went to a boutique store and the lady told me my color and how to apply it – Mom got me the starter kit for Hanukkah. We were supposed to celebrate this weekend but got hit with 20″ of snow (which for Virginia in December is a record!) so Hanukkah is moved to this weekend! Can’t wait to get my new makeup!

I can never get the liquid foundations on my face correctly – either the color is “off” or I cant rub it in enough and it gets streaky. I really loved how BM felt on my face and how light it was. I think I’m gonna love it!


Mellissa December 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I have used Bared Minerals but I prefer foundation. Right now I use Loreal True Match and that works pretty well, I would love to find something with less ingredients that gives me good coverage.


megan December 22, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Great review. I hardly ever wear make-up, but when I do, I want it to be good :)


Brittany December 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I am currently using the CoverGirl Mineral make-up and I feel like I have to put a ton on… maybe it’s the brush that it comes with… I guess that I should really invest in a good brush, in the long run in might save me money because then I am using less make-up… hmmmm!

Angela! You can’t say “A potential life changing experience” and leave us hanging!!!


Chelsea December 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I use Bare Minerals and I love them. Foundation is such a hassle for me compared to the powder and so I never use it. I buy it and it just sits. Not with Bare Minerals. I’m intrigued by Everyday Minerals but I love that I can go do the Bare Minerals store (about 10 minutes from my house) and they match me perfectly. Left to my own devices that doesn’t happen.

I hope you don’t mind but I’m so going to steal your 10 in 2010-I think it should be a movement!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I tried Bare Minerals once before and didn’t like it for the exact reasons you mentioned here. I was looking for something that would provide much more of a base, foundation layer with a matte look while still not feeling too thick. Bare Minerals and similar products like this one work great on the weekend when I just want a sheer coverage, but not at all for long-lasting, matte results for a school day. Great, honest review Angela!!!



rungirlrunn December 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Can’t wait to hear what your 10 in 2010 are…I need to start thinking about mine!


Little Aspects December 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I never wear ny kind of product on my face, it makes me feel claustrophophic to have something on my skin. I was a later starter with makeup (read: Biggest. Tomboy. Ever. at school!) and now only wear eye makeup and lip balm or gloss. I guess I’m pretty lucky – I have olive skin, pretty even skin tone and I rarely have blemishes. For my eyeshadow and lip gloss I use Bloom Cosmetics Pure Mineral line (I think they are an Australian company, not sure if they stock overses).


Danielle (Coffee Run) December 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I use everyday minerals! They must have updated their look because my containers look different. I think it works well except I also don’t like how the powder gets everywhere.


Sally December 22, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I have to agree about the”bare minerals mess”. I could not deal with the loose power aspect of the foundation and though I liked the product it just wasn’t worth it. So how thrilled was I to find this:
Mineral Makeup in pressed powder form – my prayers have been answered and I’m a convert now. I love the lightness of the product, coupled with good coverage and a natural feel. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I still use a liquid foundation when I’m going out at night or need more coverage, but for everyday – it rocks!!!

They carry it at many Shoppers – I bought the trial pack to start (comes with brush, foundation, blush and bronzer) but I’m not as convinced about the other products…plus get the foundation alone and it’ll last forever!!


Kristie Lynn December 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I don’t use foundation… I’m a plain kind of girl, and I like it that way :)

Wonder if the big news is a marathon sign up… ;)


Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 22, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I have never tried mineral makeup – but thanks for the review. I have fairly dry skin so I would have to be careful I guess?


Jenn December 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I use MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder. I was always a very into the “matte” MAC products until I tried this stuff. It’s awesome at hiding my fine lines and wrinkles and it gives my face a more fresh and youthful look that I’m enjoying.


Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life December 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm

What a cool deal!


Katie O. @ Fit to Wed December 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I generally don’t wear any makeup on my skin except for blush (Nars Orgasm) and occasionally bronzer (Nars Laguna). I do sometimes wear tinted moisturizer when I want to go all out- Stila Illuminating tinted moisturizer is amazing!

Can’t wait for the upcoming posts!


Lawgirl December 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I love my MAC Mineralize Foundation/Loose. It is not messy at all. I had used Bare Minerals before and hated the mess. This stuff makes my skin look smooth as silk. Check out my review here:


Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I have used Bare Minerals for 2 years now and I love love it : )


amy December 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I love Bareminerals the new matte formula. I’m oily and live in humid Florida so I get greasy. Since starting to use this i no longer break out at all. My skin is flawless. It doesn’t give much coverage but after about 2 weeks of using it I didn’t need the coverage. I’ll never go back to nasty liquid again.


Rachel December 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Here here to both the above. Tried the Bare Minerals foundation “tester” kit I guess you could call it from Sephora last year, and haven’t turned back. Just picked up the new matte formula and love it. My skin can breath, it’s so easy to apply, and my complexion has improved since day 1 of using. Also recommend the Skin Rever Upper and Primer. Mineral Veil is sweet too – a lil glow and freshness to boost.


Kris | December 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Great review! I used to use Everyday but I just find it wears off really quickly. Too bad cause the ingredients list is pretty nice ;)



itsybitsyknitsy December 23, 2009 at 12:32 am

Hey There! I’m a fellow Canadain as well, but on the other coast. I just ordered my everyday minerals about 2 weeks ago and am excited to try them! I am looking forward to your eyeshadow review!


Whole Body Love December 23, 2009 at 1:16 am

I use Bare Minerals by Bare Essentuals and I have for a few months. I like that it doesn’t clog my pores but I do have to be careful about my dry skin. I also find that the Swirling Tapping and Buffing takes a little more time than just putting on liquid foundation. I do feel better about my make-up knowing that it is free of wierd ingredients though


Jolene December 23, 2009 at 2:44 am

I use foundation and powder, but I have never tried a mineral product that I am aware of.


Amanda December 24, 2009 at 3:50 am

I don’t use any foundation or powder, just blush : )


Annie December 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I’m in my late 40s with (whisper) age spots… I have found it’s about the canvas you’re applying the foundation to even more than the foundation.. I cleanse and moisturize, protect, prime and exfoliate regularly… I use Mary Kay Mineral Foundation and adore it. It’s not messy and the coverage layers. Lasts all day (again, I think this has more to do with starting with a prepared canvas) and no caking, no fine lines, no worries. Love the smooth look. Great review!


Greta July 29, 2010 at 3:58 am

I have use mineral glow: ( for several years, I’m 41 and my skin look great,, people don’t believe me lol, is light and the ingredients are pretty good :D


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