Thursday, June 14, 2012

Giveaway: Everyday Minerals - $41 ARV {6.23; US/Can}

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Everyday Minerals is offering our readers a giveaway of their award-winning makeup; specifically, a base ($13), a blush ($6-10), and two eye shadows ($5-$9 each), a total value of up to $41.

Everyday Minerals sells organic, vegan, eco-friendly makeup at an affordable price, and in a variety of colors to flatter every skin tone.

From our reviewer, Lauren B., an NPN volunteer:

Since the birth of my daughter two-and-a-half years ago, I've become a stay-at-home mom and have largely given up on wearing makeup. There was just no need for it on a daily basis, and as I went without, my skin improved and I got used to how I really looked. But recently, I've been wanting to try some light makeup again here and there, and my old stash wasn't cutting it. The Bare Minerals make-up I'd been using, which I'd liked, were now a bit too dark and almost gone; when I looked into ordering more online, I was pretty turned off by the price. I headed to the drugstore to see what sort of natural options there were - very few, as it turns out.

I thought, "what the heck?" and just bought conventional makeup. The Revlon product looked good on, but I could only tolerate it for about 10 minutes before it stung and became uncomfortable. Next I tried an Almay product and that was a lot better, but it still made me a bit tingly and didn't look as nice as the Bare Minerals had. I started looking at the Bare Minerals site again, thinking I'd just have to tolerate the cost, but then this review opportunity appeared and I jumped at it.

Everyday Minerals has just as many color options as Bare Minerals, but with better ingredients and at half the price. I chose the Original Glo Base in Linen as my foundation and after describing my coloring, asked them to choose a complementary blush color for me. They sent Shimmer Blush in Pink Ribbon, which was just perfect. I also received two eye shadows: In the Garden in Pearl, and All Spice in Shimmer.

Everyday Minerals Products

Here I am moisturized, makeup-free, and ready to apply:
Makeup Free
With base:
With base
With blush:
With blush
With eye shadow:
With eye shadow
With mascara (not Everyday Minerals, but I need mascara to feel like I'm all done):
With Mascara
Overall I really like the Everyday Minerals products. My face felt good with them on, they held up well (tested from before dinner through my evening ballet class), they contain quality natural ingredients at a reasonable price, and it was easy to get a light, natural look. Plus, I think my favorite thing about them is the cases, which prevent the prevent the makeup from spilling out through the holes.

If you're looking for a safe, natural makeup, give Everyday Minerals a try. You can get up to seven samples, including a variety of bases, blushes, face colors, for a minimum $.01 donation + shipping and tax (where applicable). All proceeds from the custom sample kits contribute to their Wilderness Protection Plan. This allows you to find just the right colors and products for you, for very little risk, all while helping the environment.



You can purchase your own mineral makeup at Everyday Minerals. Products range in price from $6 to $13, and the company ships within the US and internationally.


For your own chance to win all-natural mineral makeup from Everyday Minerals, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below.

The winner will receive a base, a blush, and two eye shadows, a value of up to $41. Contest is open to the United States and Canada only.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Everyday Minerals and tell us one thing you have learned about the company! You must enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter entry system for your entry to count, after leaving a comment on this blog post.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy both sites!

See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email or leave a comment if you have any questions!
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Contest closes June 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.


Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product for review purposes.
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Information About Our Reviewer:

Lauren Babbage is a married stay-at-home mom to her 13-month old daughter, Rowan. She and her husband, Jon, are an atheist/agnostic, babywearing, bedsharing, breastfeeding, cloth-diapering/EC’ing, selective/delayed vax’ing, gentle discipline, natural/organic eating family. Though it rendered her questionably employable, her background in philosophy and need to question everything led her right to the joys of natural parenting. In her spare time, she reads, sews, knits, and drives the tractor on their 13-acre patch of farm in the country.


Meegs said...

I love that they don't test on animals. And I learned that they have 300 colors and shades!

KLW said...

I like the whole no animal testing thing too. It shows the confidence in the product safety and care for nature, including me!!

Unknown said...

I learned they believe homemade gifts are always best! Which is definietly my style

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Unknown said...

I will be using this Everyday Minerals

Unknown said...

I look forward to using these natural, inexpensive products

Lindsay said...

I learned that looking at what color your veins appear on your arm can help you figure out your skin tone!

Lindsay said...

PS Rafflecopter logs me in through FB but I comment with my blog e-mail; I am pretty sure Dionna and Lauren both know my real name, but feel free to e-mail if you are having any issues with validating my entries!

Lindsay said...

If I win, I will totally use them myself and not share :)

Lindsay said...

I'm most looking forward to having a blush that really goes with my skin tone-I never know what color to use!

bitt said...

organic, vegan and eco-friendly

GoodnessGraces said...

I love that they don't test on animals.

Mindy said...

I learned they source their ingredients from local farms and are based in Austin, Texas.

Ashley said...

I learned that their products are "always vegan and cruelty free." and that they have "signed with Leaping Bunny & PETA.". That's awesome!

Ashley said...

I will use the products myself! :)

Ashley said...

I love that because they don't test on animals, I don't have to feel bad for supporting them! The Shimmer collection looks great!

miss fish said...

I learned that they're based in Austin and use local ingredients.
Bigallfish (at) gmail (dot) com

freestuffforme said...

I learned that Everyday Minerals is based in Austin, Texas.

Adina H.

freestuffforme said...

My sister would probably use my new Everyday Minerals.

Adina H.

freestuffforme said...

I look forward to trying all-natural makeup products that do not cost a fortune.

Adina H.

Unknown said...

Everyday Minerals is deeply rooted in the natural beauty of every woman. We are organic, vegan and eco-friendly, and specialize in an innovative collection of products with a spectrum of over 300 vibrant colors and shades that flatter virtually every skin tone. Innovation is an important ingredient in our recipe for success, as the constant desire to uphold a pioneering sense of creativity is what keeps our ideas and products fantastically fresh.

Unknown said...

i would use if i had

Unknown said...

i like how it covers up your flaws

LaChesita said...

I learned that they will send samples for a small donation. Looks like a great product!

amymccarty1985 said...

I look forward to trying something organic and natural :D Thats hard to find with make up products.
amymccarty at hotmail dot com

Mama's Felt Cafe said...

I learned the founder Carina is gorgeous!

dulce de leche said...

I learned that they have a lovely poem about nature and gentle mothering on their site. :) And of course that the products are actually the kind of things that I would want on my skin instead of the somewhat toxic stuff I have right now!

Randi K. said...

Vegan and no animal testing, yays

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