I’m reviewing and swatching 6 Everyday Minerals Loose Mineral Cheek Colors in coral shades with various finishes.
F. Matte Blush in Nick Nack – A matte, light warm peach (pink with lots of yellow undertones). This is a very natural looking shade on me. In fact, it barely shows up, but this is a good thing with certain makeup looks.
E. Matte Blush in Weekend Getaway – A matte dusty peach for light to medium skin tones.
D. Matte Blush in All Smiles – A matte “vivid” medium peach. This one looks beautiful on medium skin tones.
C. Sheen Blush in Truly Tiger – A medium dusty coral with silver shimmer. This shade looks the most natural on medium to dark skin tones.
B. Shimmer Blush in Sand Cherry – A medium dusty orange with tons of gold shimmer. This is a pretty shade and will leave you “glittery”.
A. Shimmer Blush in Theme Park – A warm medium pinky-brown with tons of silver shimmer. This will leave you “glittery”.
I really like the matte formulas. I lack matte blushes in my makeup collection. I found these easy to work with as long as it compliments your complexion. I can see how a light skin tone could look ridiculous with All Smiles or Truly Tiger. Anytime you use blush, it’s all about getting the right shade for your complexion. I think Everyday Minerals offers shades for all complexions. The Sheen and Shimmer formulas are very shimmery. Stay away from them if you dislike shimmer. Even I’m surprised by the Shimmer formulas and I use shimmer blushes all the time. I saw a picture of me wearing Sand Cherry. The flash was on and I looked like a Twilight vampire in the sun. This doesn’t bother me but I can see how this isn’t everyone’s style.
Being that I purchased all orangey toned blushes because I like a “peaches and cream” look, I can’t say if these shades “turn” on me. Sometimes mineral makeup tends to turn orange on some complexions. I’ve read this has to do with acidity (is that true?). I was going for orange. These are orange.
These are swatched and not blended. I’m trying to show a better picture than what they look like in the sample jars.
Samples are available for $2.50 (pictured above). Full-sized products retail for $8.00. Only available at Everyday Minerals.
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