Monthly Archives: August 2007

Mineral Makeup Labor Day and more Sales

Labour Day is around the corner and mineral makeup companies are celebrating the long weekend with some tempting sales:

  • Ocean Mist is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with 25% off orders of $40 or more, with the coupon code BONANNI and 15% off of orders less than $40, with the coupon code BONANNI1. Good September 1-3.
  • Lure Beauty is also offering a sale this weekend 20% off any order of $30 or more with the coupon code LABORDAY20. Spend $60 or more and get free shipping. Expires Monday Sept. 3rd at 11:59 pm.
  • Lumiere 20% off orders $10 or more with the coupon code Louie, 10% of the proceeds are going to the American Heart Association. This offer is extended until the end of August.Lumiere is also going to offer a pre-buy cosmetic brush sale starting September first (check out their amazing deals on synthetic brushes!!). Please note that due to the nature of pre-buys you may not receive your brushes until Christmas, but for the prices being offered I think this is still an exceptional deal. See details for the pre-buy and sale on the “Lumiere Addicts” forums on Delphi Forums.
  • Barefaced Mineral Cosmetics are having a “Grand-relocation Sale” BOGO any full sized mineral mineral products (powders only), of equal or lesser value and does not apply to cosmetic brushes, must order of $20 or more. Sale ends September 3rd, at midnight. Check out the slide-show of the new digs, nice. See the website for details.

note: please check with the companies themselves for details on all sales, deals and offers. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this post concerning these offers, so please double check before ordering.

New Updates for Everyday Minerals

Everyday Minerals has now updated their site, with a few changes for the better, and a contest for a trip to Lake Austin Spa Resort (see the Everyday Mineral website for details).

They now offer 2 new kits:

A full sized personal custom kit for $32 – choose 6 full sized items (makeup brushes, foundations, blushes & face colours, eye colours, concealers, finishing powders, lip colours) in any combination you want!

Mini Custom kit for $18 – choose 6 small sized products, this kit does not include brushes.

Everyday Minerals also added swatches of the actual products, replacing their inaccurate colour representations with more accurate photos of the powders themselves, and they are much more organized now especially the foundation section. They have also added a section for current specials.

Everyday Minerals is still top of my list for value for money, especially with these new kits! Happy Shopping!

Make your own Mineral Makeup

I love concocting my own Mineral Makeup, especially eyeshadow (see previous posts under the category of Make Your Own Mineral Makeup). And with hearing so much lately on the do-it-yourself craze, I thought that I might share a few of my favourite craft sites and articles:

  • What’s New In the Industry, the TKB trading blog. They occasionally have article on how the create your own mineral makeup.
  • Solarcat’s Eco Blog, she has some recipes on how to make lotions that I’ve always wanted to try.
  • Not Martha, I great website with some fun, cute crafts. I’d love to try making her recipe for lip balm.
  • Craftster, OK so this one isn’t totally makeup related, but they have some incredibly talented people posting on their forums, so if your ever want to find out how to make, well anything, this is the first place that I’d look.
  • The Conservatorie, This site has some great starter recipes, they are a great base for building your own formulations.

There are so many resources on how to make your own makeup and beauty products. My best advice would be to look at the ingredients in your favourite mineral cosmetics and read-up about them. You will be amazed at everything you learn, and soon be ready to try your hand at making your own. As with all do it yourself cosmetics, please read all of the directions carefully (some ingredients can be harmful), these are not suitable crafts for children, and try a test swatch before applying new products to your face (especially eyeshadow). But most of all have fun!