I'm sure you all know by now that I am a beauty junkie. I have more cosmetics and other various "girly" products than most people I know. I just turned 30, (Shh! Don't tell anyone!) and with age comes wisdom, so I have been a lot more conscious about what I put onto my face in recent years. Most beauty products contain a ton of chemicals and parabens. Since skin is a penetrable organ and does in fact absorb chemicals, the harmful ingredients in many cosmetics have been linked to problems like cancer, hormonal dysfunction, and even infertility. So these are not ingredients you want to slather on to your skin!
I have been leaning towards both natural and organic skin care and cosmetic products for the past few years, and have found that such products are actually often more effective than their chemical-laden counterparts. Not only are naturally derived products offering comparable performance, your skin will actually THANK you for making the switch. Take away all the chemical compounds found in common cosmetics, and your skin will be able to breathe properly and begin to take on a more healthy, natural glow.
That's why I was so excited to get the opportunity to review Emani Minerals. Emani is a fantastic line of mineral make-up that is completely Vegan friendly and free of talc or parabens of any kind. This cruelty-free, mineral based make-up has been taking the beauty world by storm by offering a skin-loving, greener alternative to conventional cosmetics....And you don't have to sacrifice quality or variety! Emani offers a gigantic selection of fun, flirty, and simply gorgeous colors. Especially in their Crushed Minerals Color Dust! (Eye pigment)
When using the Emani Minerals collection, the possibilities are endless! Whether you're seeking a fresh, natural look, something more bold and playful, or even a sultry and seductive look, Emani has the perfect variety to meet your every desire.
I was lucky enough to receive an assortment of cosmetics from Emani Minerals for my review. I received the Emani Minerals Liquid Mineral Foundation in Natural Beige, the Emani Minerals Pressed Blush in Miami Tan, and the Color Dust in Moon Raker, a gorgeous shimmery shade of purple.
The first product I'd like to tell you about is the Emani Minerals Liquid Mineral Foundation. I received this product in Natural Beige. I absolutely love this foundation! It goes on with a light, sheer feeling finish, and can be applied in a way that will customize your coverage needs. If you desire light coverage, just use a very small amount. For medium to heavier coverage, you can simply add a touch more product to problem areas to maximize coverage as needed. A little bit of this product goes a long way!
Another thing I love about the Liquid Mineral Foundation is that it does not strip the skin of moisture or have an accumulative, drying effect. Emani Minerals infuses their foundation with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin A, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin balanced and moisturized. This foundation feels wonderful on the skin. In fact, you probably wouldn't even realize you had it on! There is no cakiness, no flaking, and no heavy feel. This Liquid Mineral Foundation is the next best thing to bare skin. And it stays on fairly well, too. I found I did not have to reapply or touch up my make-up while wearing this foundation. It stayed on my face until I took it off. This foundation gets an A++ from me!
The next product I would like to tell you about is the Color Dust! I have to say, this is my favorite product out of the bunch! I absolutely love having a collection of gorgeous pigments, and the Color Dust in Moon Raker is among my best loved. This is a shimmery, multi-dimensional shade of purple that is absolutely dazzling. As with most pigments, it is long lasting and a little goes a very long way. The Color Dust can be built-upon, creating a beautiful, smoky effect. You can layer this with other pigments for a stunning, artistic look, or you can wear it alone, for something simple and pretty. One of my favorite things about color pigments is that they give you total creative license and you can create any look you can dream up! For a sheer finish, use a light sweep of product. For a more intense, vibrant finish, add a little water to your make-up brush and have color that really POPS!
Something else I love about Emani Minerals Color Dust is that this great product isn't exclusively for the eyes! You can use this on the eyes, lips or face! And with dozens of beautiful colors to choose from, you'll never get bored experimenting with different looks! I love this product. It's versatile, lasting, and definitely rivals all of the more expensive, big name pigments I have used in the past. I can't wait to add more of these great little color pots into my collection! This product gets an A++ from me!
The last product I'd like to share is the Emani Minerals Pressed Blush. I love a good blush, as it gives a healthy, youthful glow to one's appearance. Emani Minerals has a fantastic line of pressed blush that offers a clean, multi-dimensional glow in universally flattering shades. I chose their Miami Tan color, since I felt it would be great with my skin tone, and perfect for the summer. I love this blush! It has a great finish, beautiful color, and just a touch of highlighting shimmer for a more natural looking appearance. A little goes a long way with this product, as well. This awesome blush can be used for an all-over glow in place of a bronzer if desired. This product also gets an A++ from me! I love the ease of application and the ability to build color with this highly blendable blush. And the color is simply to die for!
Here are some photos of me using these products from Emani Minerals. (Please note: Accompanying cosmetics include: Lash Food Conditioning Liquid Eyeliner, it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer, Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black, and Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lip Glaze in shade 530.)
Overall, I would definitely recommend Emani Minerals to anyone who wants the performance of professional make-up with a greener formulation. Emani Minerals make-up is effective, beautiful, and long lasting. It is also cruelty-free, PETA approved, and totally paraben-free. Not to mention, some of the BEST make-up I own...And I own a LOT of make-up! I look forward to trying more of these wonderful products in the future!
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You can check out the HUGE selection of available make-up on the Emani Minerals website.
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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