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Why Mineral Makeup?

Friday, June 05, 2009

What’s the buzz on mineral makeup? Why is it so good? Well, it is estimated that 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is only natural then that you consider before putting something on your skin, is this healthy and natural?

Our mineral makeup contains no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes, it is 100% premium natural minerals. What does this mean?

Chemical preservatives that have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function. (Estrogenic chemicals mimic the function of the naturally occurring hormone estrogen, and exposure to external estrogens that have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer).

Un-natural ingredients that are foreign to the body’s natural balance, and have little research in long term harmful effects. Preservatives are used in minimizing bacteria in moisture; mineral makeup has no risk of bacteria growth because of the powder formula.

Chemical Dyes:
Chemical dyes can be harsh on the skin, irritate, cause breakouts and cause allergic reactions.

Our mineral makeup is created with high quality micronized minerals, which is a process by which the minerals become microscopic and flat. The minerals overlay each other in order to protect your skin from the elements. These minerals and botanicals are beneficial to your skin and provide even coverage, while allowing the skin to breath and not have a cakey un-natural appearance. They feel light on your skin and won't clog pores, and will have you forgetting you are even wearing makeup. The products are formulated with minerals such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, which provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection from the sun. They also are water/sweat resistant and non-allergenic, and can also help calm and soothe skin as they contain natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Mineral Makeup can be used daily for coverage of uneven skin tones, blemishes, rosacea, or simply for the sunscreen benefits. Mineral makeup is the only makeup that can be used after skin treatments such as: facials, laser surgery, microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

And as if all that wasn’t enough, all e.l.f. Natural Mineral Packaging is recyclable, because beautifying yourself and the world is a beautiful thing!
Why spend more for the “designer” brands when you can have the same quality at an affordable price? What do you think about our mineral products? Anything we should add to our line??

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etwirler04 wrote:
1) 6/3/2009 1:21:37 PM
I absolutely LOVE ELF's mineral makeup line because the products are so wonderful. The mineral eyeshadow is by far my favorite because it has the right amount of sparkle and it comes in so many different shades for every mood/event. I like how the product and packaging are environmentally safe while saving people money. Many green products (especially in make-up and body care) are extremely expensive and it's great how ELF can provide such outstanding products at inexpensive prices.
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KayKay wrote:
2) 6/5/2009 9:41:50 AM
I love the mineral products! They provide all the great coverage without dryin my skin out and it looks soooo glam!
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amandag wrote:
3) 6/5/2009 9:46:33 AM
I think the mineral makeup is GREAT!! i love knowing that it is good for your skin, and doesn't contain the harmful chemicals. But I also LOVE how well it covers your skin, and how great it makes you look! My only wish was that the lightest color that elf sells would be a little "fairer." It's too dark for my skin in the winter! But other than that, it's GREAT!!
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mz.laydbug wrote:
4) 6/5/2009 9:47:54 AM
I'm not so sure what is so good about mineral makeup. I have tried e.l.f mineral foundation ,but any makeup on my face always give me a break out.
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yourlefthand wrote:
5) 6/5/2009 9:49:40 AM
mineral makeup is the best! fewer clogged pores and less unnatural junk, at least in a lot of it. I would trust elf's minerals before I would trust the discount stores brands of it. The prices are great, too!
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tlam wrote:
6) 6/5/2009 9:52:53 AM
Wow. I never knew regular makeup could be that harmful to the body. I think it's time to start switching to mineral makeup. Thanks for the information!
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pineapplefluff wrote:
7) 6/5/2009 9:57:51 AM
I love the mineral makeup. It so light and when you need to take it off, it comes over so easily. So fabulous!!!
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clarity wrote:
8) 6/5/2009 10:00:05 AM
I love the mineral makeup products from elf. They help keep my skin clear in the tererible houston humidity during the summer.
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Jenwunder wrote:
9) 6/5/2009 10:04:17 AM
With my super sensitive skin I am always skeptical about new make up products that I haven't used before. I have been so impressed with ELF's mineral makeup that I have been using it everyday without any problems with my skin at all!! I bought the mineral starter kit with the foundation, concealer and blush. The coverage is light and weightless so I don't feel all "caked" when I wear it. I would suggest anyone purchase it from ELF before trying any other brand, for the quality and the price!!
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Jess P wrote:
10) 6/5/2009 10:04:28 AM
I love mineral makeup! I use to use a different, more expensive brand and I love that elf has mineral makeup that is way more affordable!
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Diva wrote:
11) 6/5/2009 10:10:31 AM
I love mineral make-up because it doesn't feel heavy on the skin like liquid foundations do. Most of the liquid stuff feels like a mask on your face. Mineral make-up has also made my skin healthier looking and more even skin tone.
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jennp wrote:
12) 6/5/2009 10:10:42 AM
wow! i didn't know we can use mineral make up and benefit from that! thats great! i think i should try some~
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aim17 wrote:
13) 6/5/2009 10:12:09 AM
Your skin CANNOT physically absorb makeup or anything else, unless it is of a pharmacutical grade. Makeup only affects our outter layer of skin! If our skin absorbed everything into our blood stream - how would we shower, how would we put lotion on, how would we color our hair and live?????
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bitsy wrote:
14) 6/5/2009 10:12:59 AM
I used an expensive brand of mineral makeup for years. I tried another less expensive brand and was diappointed. My sister told me about Elf and urged me to try it. I did and have been so pleased that I never went back to my expensive brand. Thanks sis.
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mayfieldan wrote:
15) 6/5/2009 10:14:21 AM
I only recommend using powder Mineral Foundation if you use a face primer first because it seems like after a full day of wearing it, it wears off so easily. I still do not think that powder mineral foundation has the staying power of any liquid. I do however love mineral eye shadows! I was super surprised when I received my ELF mineral kit at how pigmented they actually were!
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Tracy in FL wrote:
16) 6/5/2009 10:17:52 AM
Minerals are great in this hot summer weather in the south. Humidity melts off g\traditional makeup, but not minerals!
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0hcupcake wrote:
17) 6/5/2009 10:18:02 AM
I've been using mineral founation for a couple of years now and I really like how light weight it feels on my skin, especially during the summer. I have yet to try the E.L.F. one, but only because I'm trying to finsh some of the makeup I already own!:)
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exredbombshell wrote:
18) 6/5/2009 10:18:20 AM
Mineral makeup is a great for your skin....But not your wallet lol unless you buy from ELF! I love all of ELF's products you cant go wrong with the prices here ESPECIALLY for Mineral Make-up so let your skin breath and your wallet stay fat :)
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UndeadSuburbia wrote:
19) 6/5/2009 10:21:48 AM
Really you can't go wrong. Not only is mineral make up for for you it's also highly pigmented and looks amazing. I would love to see more variety in colours (I don't think you can ever have too many shades lol). Other than that I would not change a thing. :)
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Dstiny wrote:
20) 6/5/2009 10:24:55 AM
With so much surfacing about preservatives and other Un-natural chemicals that are put into our makeup, it's nice to see that E.L.F., my favorite make-up supplier, is getting on board. Can't wait to try this! Dstiny
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21) 6/5/2009 10:26:48 AM
I agree, you wear makeup withouth feeling you are. If feels so smooth and natural.
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Trusubdefective wrote:
22) 6/5/2009 10:26:49 AM
I absolutely love elf's mineral products! they are so inexpensive and just as good (if not even higher) quality than designer products. I would like to see a mineral blush sometime!
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Snikki1 wrote:
23) 6/5/2009 10:27:29 AM
I've never tried mineral makeup, but my friends love it!
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o0mae0o wrote:
24) 6/5/2009 10:32:36 AM
i love ELF's mineral make-up. it doesnt dry out my skin or make me break out and it is a very good price =)
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marvalous3 wrote:
25) 6/5/2009 10:34:07 AM
I've heard a lot about mineral make up but have never used it. But after reading this I think I will. I love all of elf's make up, its great. I love that its so cheap! I was always afraid to try face powder because Im afraid of breaking out. But I think I will try mineral face powder.
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Divyne wrote:
26) 6/5/2009 10:34:56 AM
Forc hristmas my man got me mineral makeup and i must say i do love it!! The only thing i dont like is itsabitmore expensive then other makeup, but it may just beworth it. I need a better selection of eye shadow colors. Also I think makeup (mineral or not) should all contain spf these days.
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Nelle wrote:
27) 6/5/2009 10:36:10 AM
i knew that makeup was bad for your skin but i didnt know all of the harmful effects that it has on your skin.i think that im going to either go natural or start using mineral makeup when i do wear it.
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MOMO3 wrote:
28) 6/5/2009 10:37:23 AM
I've ordered the mineral makeup twice now - when I ran out I used another brand of makeup and I think it made my face break out. I love the look of evenness I can achieve with the ELF mineral makeup. Thanks so much!
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sillygirl wrote:
29) 6/5/2009 10:40:32 AM
I just started using mineral makeup this year. I love it actually, yes it's a bit messy but it stays better than other makeup during the sweaty months of summer. I normally don't wear makeup unless it's when I have a few pimples or haven't gotten much sleep and I have dark circles.
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KiKi625 wrote:
30) 6/5/2009 10:43:44 AM
As long as the product is of a good quality than I won't spend on high end products. I haven't tried the mineral line yet but I will soon. I think if you could add some more colors that would be great. Everybody wants to save money or get more for the buck. So if you have quality products and a good selection you can't lose.
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shoequeen wrote:
31) 6/5/2009 10:44:10 AM
I LOVE the mineral line of ELF. I have had a wonderful experience with the whole line!!! I do wish the opening of the face powder was better designed to fit the large brush I use to apply it. I recently saw a face moisturing line thats mineral based. Any plans for ELF to develop a skin/face care line?
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rasberryrose wrote:
32) 6/5/2009 10:46:31 AM
Hi, Basically, as the article says above, mineral make up is less worrisome. Also less ingredients means less likelihood that something will irritate your skin. However, the reason that I haven't as yet tried elf mineral make up is because most of elf products contain bismuth oxychloride, which is known to irritate skin. I've never tried mineral make up with bismuth oxychlorid but know a friend who did and had to stop using the make up because it irritated her skin. Please remove bismuth oxychloride from your mineral make up! Also, please remove parabens from all your products! Otherwise, you are doing a fantastic job!
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HydrangeaGirl wrote:
33) 6/5/2009 10:53:56 AM
I have been using minerals for several years now;I switched to ELF completely early this year, and am not disappointed. I use the foundation and blush, and occasionally the eyeshadow (I don't use eyeshadow often...) but my FAVORITE product is the new Booster. I love the sheer shine control, and that not only is it not "bad" for my skin, but that it is good for it! I use it on ordinary "no makeup" days with a touch of concealer and it gives my skin a healthy feel and enough of a groomed look to go out in the world and run errands, etc. I also use it as a final sweep for work and evening on top of my usual makeup (concealer,foundation,blush,eyes.) I think my favorite aspect of mineral foundation and booster, though, is the sun protection factor. I hate sunscreen on my face (I react to it, too) but I can get great protection, even at the beach, with a heavier application of mineral makeup. And I don't know if I'm imagining this, but a little heavier application of mineral powder on blemishes speeds the healing. Can you tell I'm a fan? I'm now waiting for ELF to produce that nightime skin treatment powder that the "other" company has. Can't wait!
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Asherz wrote:
34) 6/5/2009 10:54:31 AM
I LOVE e.l.f's mineral eyeshadows. As long as you use a base they stay on all day. After trying elf's mineral eyeshadows, there's no way I'll ever buy from expensive brands again!
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elf fanatic!!!! wrote:
35) 6/5/2009 10:54:53 AM
the correctquestion to ask would be why spend more on designer brand when you can get more for less? my opinon would be just for the name people pay money just for a name. Just because a product is cheaper doesnt mean it doesnt work well. In most cases a "brand name" will attract more customers which means more money for the retailer. alot of people like myself would try a cheap product first to see if it will work. i love elf mineral products it does the job well for me!!! blending and smoothing and giving me that flawless look. I have tried other mineral products they are great too but oh in this recession I think i'll go with
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Froogal diva wrote:
36) 6/5/2009 10:55:45 AM
I am currently using mineral makeup (from a different company) and I love it. After reading that you guys are nominated for the "Natural Health Beauty Award " I am impressed! I guess it just reassures us that your product is good quality with a reasonable price. Sometimes I can't help to think that with the cheap price company are skimping out on quality. I just saw that there's spf in your mineral foundation! for $5. I'll have to try it now.
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spqazzmasa wrote:
37) 6/5/2009 10:56:00 AM
i'm not really into mineral foundation (it clogs my pores no matter what brand i use... i also don't like that cakey finishing) but i love mineral eyeshadow. i've been using elf's "mysterious" and "socialite" and i like how they create layers of pigmentation. plus the cost performance is great! only $3 per jar and it lasts long time.
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sunnyside-tk wrote:
38) 6/5/2009 10:58:21 AM
I just wanted to let you know that I used Bare Minerals and loved it, hated the price! I bought some Mineral Makeup and was skeptical, I mean the price was totally cheaper than what I was paying. Let's just say...... I LOVE MINERAL MAKEUP by E.L.F. It is great! Same great coverage, but without the BIG expense! Not to crazy about all the Mineral eyeshadow with the glitter. The glitter pieces drop in my eyes and irritates my contacts all day. But the eyeshadow without glitter lasts all day long and I love it! Thanks! :)
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Vacation Must Haves wrote:
39) 6/5/2009 11:01:55 AM
I love all things mineral! I would love to see a pressed formula so I can carry it with me - much better for travel!!
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KidRockFan wrote:
40) 6/5/2009 11:02:01 AM
Thanks ELF for making a good line of Make Up affordable for everyone. Plus saving our planet too. Love You Guys and Gals.
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makeupaddict1 wrote:
41) 6/5/2009 11:03:38 AM
I'm a huge fan of elf mineral makeup. It feels SO light on my face, as if I wasn't wearing any makeup on my face. At the same time, it gives great coverage without looking cakey. I've tried so many other mineral foundations and they break me out. Elf is the solution!
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redd wrote:
42) 6/5/2009 11:08:20 AM
this is why i love elf! As for adding something to their line, they should take out the little tubes of glue from the false eyelashes & make one big one that actually works really well. :]
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dmommy wrote:
43) 6/5/2009 11:14:59 AM
I have never tried your mineral makeup,but I love your other products! I think that I will have to give it a try as I have heard so many good things about it!
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Sheba wrote:
44) 6/5/2009 11:15:18 AM
I love using ELF's Mineral products. The eyeshadows are great and the colors are very pretty. I'm going to try more of the Mineral line in the future.
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Lyntje wrote:
45) 6/5/2009 11:22:22 AM
I never knew how bad parabens were opr what they were exactly...not until now. Wow...thanks for letting us know...I definately will be keeping an eye out on the labels from now on. I love this make-up!
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JayB wrote:
46) 6/5/2009 11:14:22 AM
Reading this was quite a wake up call! I never knew about how harmful some makeup can be and especially the thought of bacteria! I am going to be ordering my very first mineral makeup and am so looking forward to start using it! I am a new customer and have just received my first order and think I am in love, not only with the prices but the high quality! Thanks E.L.F.!!
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Scully wrote:
47) 6/5/2009 11:25:34 AM
I applaud that ELF has branched into Mineral Makeup. I stopped using your other products because of your Paraben and Urea ingredients. However, micronized minerals also pose a health issue. It would be helpful for you to list the actual micron sizes in your ingredients list. There is a large range for micronized particles. Anything that could be considered a 'nanoparticle' should be avoided.
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smarty marty wrote:
48) 6/5/2009 11:28:05 AM
I'm one of those people who used to buy all my makeup from the discount store. Then when I had my makeup done for my wedding using MAC makeup I was hooked. I noticed a huge difference in quality, etc. When I ordered from E.L.F. I was a little skeptical because the price was so low, but I can honestly say that the quality is just as good as MAC. The mineral foundation goes on so evenly and I will continue to use E.L.F. from now on.
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sheenabhola wrote:
49) 6/5/2009 11:29:37 AM
I was recently shown elf products by a friend and my sister. the first product I tried was the mineral eyeshadow. I have used other mineral products in the past, but found this one did not feel cakey on the eyelids or smudge. I thought it was great, especially since in summer time the heat usually melts away the makeup, but in this case the eyeshadow stayed the same as I left the house with it on. The next product I want to try out is the mineral lipstick in Party Pink, as \I love pink.
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Jody wrote:
50) 6/5/2009 11:36:38 AM
I love the mineral make up. It is so light and does not make my skin feel dirty and greasy. The only thing I would like to see change is I think the container is not beg enough. I think it needs to be the size of the bronzer. I wouldnít mind paying more for a bigger size.
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Phenom T wrote:
51) 6/5/2009 11:40:43 AM
I love mineral makeup on other people. However my skin is to dry to use it.
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vivaciousgold wrote:
52) 6/5/2009 11:41:16 AM
I have never tried e.l.f mineral makeup but my first experience with it is that looks dry and ashy on my skintone because I am african american. I will try e.l.f. soon.
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thedreamer wrote:
53) 6/5/2009 11:44:04 AM
I think the selection of mineral products that elf has is great- there's a wide range and they're so much better than the regular makeup products which has all those chemicals in it.
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marybcs wrote:
54) 6/5/2009 11:49:17 AM
I LOVE the prices of your mineral makeup! That's why I choose to purchase e.l.f. instead of Bare Escuntials. However, I would like to see more colors in eyeshadows and blushes. I went to a Bare Escuntials store and they had over 300 colors! It was a beautiful rainbow. Also, they demonstrated what colors would look good together, etc. I would like that available to e.l.f. mineral makeup buyers. Thanks!
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Kween wrote:
55) 6/5/2009 11:50:05 AM
This is great! More people should think about what they put on their skin. I don't wear a lot of make up mainly b/c of the oils, smell, etc. Mineral make up should be great and a great value from e.l.f.
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DancerGurl82 wrote:
56) 6/5/2009 11:50:34 AM
I've never used mineral makeup, but I have been meaning to try it, and after reading about all the benefits I think I definitely will have to! I do love all of elf's other products, so I'm sure their mineral line would be great. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they are a cruelty free/environmentally friendly company!!! =D
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luvchelly222 wrote:
57) 6/5/2009 11:51:59 AM
What does this mean? you say.... this means it will be one more of elf's products that I fall in love with and have a convenient, easy way to reorder. Thanks e.l.f., I look forward to trying this and adding it to my large elf makeup collection!!!
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Lady.Nyx wrote:
58) 6/5/2009 11:53:43 AM
Mineral products are pretty cool- they let your skin breathe without sacrificing on quality/value. :)
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Myzzbrat wrote:
59) 6/5/2009 11:53:59 AM
I love the mineral eye makeup. I've been wearing for over 6months now and love it. I do find that the studio line primer keeps it on longer but it still does fade before my workday is done. If there was another way to keep it looking fresh and brighter longer please let me know. On the lighter note it is lighter and it doesnt make a mess.
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cmaniezzz wrote:
60) 6/5/2009 11:54:15 AM
I like e.l.f mineral especially the booster. I wish you have more color selection, esp for yellow/golden undertone like mine :) And maybe have it in compact and liquid form.
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Elfster wrote:
61) 6/5/2009 11:54:57 AM
I'd love to try it, thanks
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Esperanza wrote:
62) 6/5/2009 11:59:09 AM
Every mineral makeup I've tried does not provide good coverage. I'm hesitant to try elf's but maybe I will.
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lor wrote:
63) 6/5/2009 11:59:18 AM
I love e.l.f. mineral makeup. It costs less and is equivalent to Bare Escentuals at Sephora.
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Luv ELF wrote:
64) 6/5/2009 12:03:58 PM
I would like to try the mineral makeup. Will the powder clog pores? I have oily skin and seem to have problems with clog pores.
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greenm3m wrote:
65) 6/5/2009 12:08:36 PM
I love e.l.f's mineral makeup! My skin is allergic to most chemicals so mineral makeup is pretty much the only kind I can wear. And e.l.f.'s line is affordable and does a great job.
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lovemakeup wrote:
66) 6/5/2009 12:09:10 PM
Mineral makeup is the rage and I can see why. Why put harsh chemicals that will damage skin. Minerals are great. there is no choice for me.
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softy wrote:
67) 6/5/2009 12:10:26 PM
I really like mineral makeup. It works well and is so easy to remove.
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sarahbelle wrote:
68) 6/5/2009 12:15:05 PM
I love ELF'S products. They always make my face feel great and its almost as if I'm not wearing any makeup at all. I love also how you recycle. That alone (besides awesome prices!) encourages me to purchase my items from you. I'd love to see a product to help with dark circles under my eyes - not just cover up. thanks ;)
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JayLeigh wrote:
69) 6/5/2009 12:15:09 PM
I've been using Bare Minerals for a few years now, and I haven't switched yet despite the expense. I have tried a few of the "drugstore" brands of mineral makeups, and not only did they cause me to break out, I didn't get the coverage I wanted. I guess the general fear is that something so inexpensive can't possibly be as "good" as the more expensive brands.
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Anomaly wrote:
70) 6/5/2009 12:17:08 PM
It's about time someone made mineral makeup that's affordable! Thanks!
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jewell wrote:
71) 6/5/2009 1:27:09 PM
The mineral lipstick is so creamy and the mineral makeup feels so light with great coverage.
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donbritbay wrote:
72) 6/5/2009 1:29:27 PM
At first I only ordered E.L.F for my teenage daughter and I continued to buy mine at the mall, after she received her makeup of course I had to borrow some and I am hooked. So needless to say the next order is for me!
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tikicat wrote:
73) 6/5/2009 1:32:48 PM
I have used the 'designer' brand minerals and did actually like them. Then when ELF came out with their version I tried them immediately and found them to be at least equal to if not better then the high priced ones. I love them all and have been using them since they came out. How great is it to get the same quality for so much less money?
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Green10 wrote:
74) 6/5/2009 1:35:42 PM
Mineral makeup is better for skin than other makeup. I would recommend Elf makeup because not only is it great but has a good price.
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allieboo wrote:
75) 6/5/2009 12:17:32 PM
With my super sensitive skin I am always skeptical about new make up products that I haven't used before. I have been so impressed with ELF's mineral makeup that I have been using it everyday without any problems with my skin at all!! I bought the mineral starter kit with the foundation, concealer and blush. The coverage is light and weightless so I don't feel all "caked" when I wear it. I would suggest anyone purchase it from ELF before trying any other brand, for the quality and the price!!
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allieboo wrote:
76) 6/5/2009 12:19:28 PM
the elf mineral makeup is just as good as any high priced mineral! i havent bought it for myself yet, but i will! i use my friends for now =D i cant wait to get my own.
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PinkFan1978 wrote:
77) 6/5/2009 12:20:09 PM
I love my mineral makeup! I still have blemishes that come and go but the mineral makeup seems to cover the best so far. I think I will stay with the mineral makeup forever.
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JayLeigh wrote:
78) 6/5/2009 12:23:22 PM
Mineral makeup is the only makeup I've used that doesn't make my skin break out. Ever since I discovered the Bare Minerals brand, I haven't looked back. I haven't tried E.L.F.'s mineral makeup yet. My fear is that something so inexpensive won't cover as well, or will make me break out, but after reading all the comments above I think I will try it!
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Roo wrote:
79) 6/5/2009 12:23:29 PM
I've been wanting to trying mineral makeup and now I can at a great price, thanks
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vigilantesgirl wrote:
80) 6/5/2009 12:30:22 PM
Hmm...I first tried mineral make up a few years ago, and the difference between that and ELF was that the previous brand looked muddy on me and didn't show up. The pigmentation was terrible! ELF however went on smooth, and did not end up make me look like I had mud on my face (I am on the darker tan side!). And the pigmentation was GREAT! Will definitely be looking into this, especially since it does not break me out!
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justtwitch84 wrote:
81) 6/5/2009 12:31:40 PM
I think you all should add more eyeshadow colors and darker concealers for those with darker skin.
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lydiajoanna wrote:
82) 6/5/2009 12:32:27 PM
I love mineral foundation, i have been using different brans for about four years now. I just started trying e.l.f. mineral foundation and its amazing. it goes on so smooth and light, my skin feels fresh all day, and the price does not leave me tight in the bank account. Thanks e.l.f. !
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Catfisher wrote:
83) 6/5/2009 12:32:38 PM
Thank you for all the great information on Mineral Makeup. I have learned something new.
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geetu1010 wrote:
84) 6/5/2009 12:35:34 PM
very nice mineral make up compact
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blogger wrote:
85) 6/5/2009 12:35:40 PM
I adore the mineral lipstick. My favorite of any other brand I've tried. It feels creamy going on and seems to help moisturize. The color I bought, Bare, is light and perfect for summer days.
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Prettysweetz wrote:
86) 6/5/2009 12:35:45 PM
I'm a big fan of mineral makeup...I used to be one of those who spent too much money on the "high end quality expensive brands" until I tried Elf's!!!!!!! this stuff is HIGH QUALITY!!!! I love it...perfect!!!!! I've triend everything in their mineral line and I love every single product!!! EVEN THE LIPSTICKS!!! and I am not a lipstick girl...well I am until now!!!!! I would loooooooove to see liquid mineral foundation!!!!!!! and maybe a makeup setter/primer!!!!!!!
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Prettysweetz wrote:
87) 6/5/2009 12:38:17 PM
I forgot to add that I'm a bit green and I am also pregnant so that is why Elf mineral makeup is my number 1 choice...and now with the economy doing so horribly...I am all in not spending too much on ANYTHING...and I support elf and I love that they do charity and that they DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Prettysweetz wrote:
88) 6/5/2009 12:38:21 PM
I forgot to add that I'm a bit green and I am also pregnant so that is why Elf mineral makeup is my number 1 choice...and now with the economy doing so horribly...I am all in not spending too much on ANYTHING...and I support elf and I love that they do charity and that they DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rb wrote:
89) 6/5/2009 12:40:40 PM
I am one of those ladies who has gone through menopause. Unfortunately, the heat just really takes a toll on me and my makeup. I sweat so much, that it just floats off my face. The mineral makeup DOES NOT do that. It stays with me all day and just a tiny touch up for evening. Bless you e.l.f. for this awesome makeup. The reasonable price allows me to try all the eyeshadow colors and lip colors, too. Thanks again, I'm a big fan!
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tiarif wrote:
90) 6/5/2009 12:43:00 PM
I must say since using mineral makeup, my pore are not as visible...I just love that about mineral makeup and def not as greasy as other makeups!
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Rani4u wrote:
91) 6/5/2009 12:44:42 PM
noone don't wanna use any type of chemical things on face, and mineral make up best for now. Everyone wanna do make but most of the products contain some chemicals so best option is go to mineral water make up.
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Princess25 wrote:
92) 6/5/2009 12:46:20 PM
Ever since mineral makeup came out I've used it all the time since. It's great for your skin and very affordable.
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Neah wrote:
93) 6/5/2009 12:59:08 PM
I really like your mineral products, especially the eyeshadows. They're very durable and long lasting. I can't think of any extra products to add to the line.
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LeeLee wrote:
94) 6/5/2009 12:59:15 PM
I love the e.l.f. mineral line.My sister purchased some and I find myself reaching for hers! I plan on getting my own my next order. LoL. The quality is great,and the price is even better.I would like to see more mineral eyeshadow colors.There are gorgeous neutrals, but I think some brights would spice things up!
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Neah wrote:
95) 6/5/2009 1:04:53 PM
I love the mineral products. They long-lasting and a cost only a fraction of the other brand of mineral cosmetics.
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lilpea wrote:
96) 6/5/2009 1:05:33 PM
I can't express how happy I am to have found e.l.f.'s mineral foundation. I used to use Bare Minerals, however on hot summer days, the heat would react with the makeup and my entire face would itch and was a very painful price to pay to look good! With e.l.f.'s mineral foundation and mineral booster I have never had a reaction, and I am happier with this product than I ever was with Bare Minerals. AND, at a 1/4 the price, there is a lot to be happy about! Itís nice to know that what I wear on my skin for so many hours each day is healthy and natural too! Thanks e.l.f.!!
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echo wrote:
97) 6/5/2009 1:10:23 PM
I absolutely love mineral makeup. It looks so much more natural than liquid or creme foundation. I've been using it for about 5 years and my skin seems so much healthier. To anyone that has never tried it, I definitely recommend that you at least give it a shot. You'll never go back to the old stuff.
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petbaby72 wrote:
98) 6/5/2009 1:11:08 PM
I think that your mineral products are wonderful! I've been using them ever since the line came out. I would love for there to be more colors for the eye shadows though.
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yelmrog wrote:
99) 6/5/2009 1:14:53 PM
I love the nail polishes~ the colors are the best!!
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Sungirl wrote:
100) 6/5/2009 1:24:18 PM
I love the mineral makeup! I makes my skin look airbrushed. I also love how sparkly some of the mineral eyeshadows are
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catchxxx wrote:
101) 6/5/2009 1:24:59 PM
I love the "Mineral" collection. It not only isn't bad for your skin but also not bad on the environment.
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zamaih wrote:
102) 6/5/2009 1:25:39 PM
I am afraid Mineral Makeup does not provide enough coverage.Also how are the "tones" universal when everyone (especialy women of color) have different hue's to their skin?
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Sunngirl wrote:
103) 6/5/2009 1:45:13 PM
I discovered this website via my sister and than I ordered the mineral makeup and wow I love it. I have worn liquid foundation for 20 plus years and there is no going back. If you are thinking of trying go ahead don't be afraid it wonderful and gives you the nice even skin tone and it doesn't even look like you are wearing makeup.
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Tinkerbell_williams wrote:
104) 6/5/2009 2:16:35 PM
I Just LOVE LOVE LOVE the mineral makeup line its amazing it feels like im not wearing make-up at all thanks for making mineral make-up
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Ging wrote:
105) 6/5/2009 3:10:25 PM
I love the mineral eyeshadow from E.L.F its so pigmented and highly milled and smooth. you dont need to put much color on ur brush so you get more for your dollar.
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Vally wrote:
106) 6/5/2009 3:14:25 PM
It's so great that ELF is green, I've been trying to do my part and I was surprised to find that their packaging are recyclable. I've tried the mineral foundation first hand and it does give a great coverage and the price is unbeatable.
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graphicgirl wrote:
107) 6/5/2009 3:19:11 PM
ELF isn't kidding when they say "why pay more," I've tried more expensive brands and I like ELF's better. Bare Minerals actually looked cakey on my face, whereas ELF's booster mineral makeup makes my skin look flawless.
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kittiekat wrote:
108) 6/5/2009 3:41:53 PM
so mineral makeup really IS this good? i thought it was just some fad. but i think i may try it now... i have red spots on my skin, and it's so irritating because i don't like wearing coverup, it's too thick. i would love a powder that works!
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Liza88 wrote:
109) 6/5/2009 4:08:34 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!! I have to say i LOVE E.L.F cosmetics. I work for Mac and one of my customers had told me about E.l.F so i started with alittle. And i have to say im impressed. The quality is amazing and the price you cant beat it. I never new they had mineral makeup, Im all about mineral makeup.......So im sooooo excited to try there mineral line. Which i know ill love:):):):):)
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Guendolina90 wrote:
110) 6/5/2009 4:08:46 PM
I love Elf's mineral makeup! My favorite items from the line are the mineral eyeshadows, and the foundation! I'm really excited to try out the eye primer, lipsticks, and eyeliners. I do wish that ELF would come up with a mineral mascara- regular and waterproof!!!
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speck103 wrote:
111) 6/5/2009 5:07:52 PM
I love mineral makeup and really appreciate how natural it looks and feels.
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saraa wrote:
112) 6/5/2009 5:23:26 PM
I just received my elf make up yesterday. I abslutely love all the products. Especially, lip glosses, they are awesome. I can't wait to order some more!!
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ladyluck2212 wrote:
113) 6/5/2009 6:14:09 PM
Keep the quality of your minerals up. Also, don't forget to give them all a good scent, scent is sometimes a killer when buying products.
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cheerbabe0532 wrote:
114) 6/5/2009 7:44:49 PM
This is a relly gud product 4 the little money it cost! it rocks!
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haikubaby wrote:
115) 6/5/2009 8:20:12 PM
I luvluvluv mineral make up. It goes on so much easier than pressed powder and it stays on your skin very nicely. Normally mineral makeup is rather pricey, but with E.L.F. I can actually afford healthy makeup!
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luminosity wrote:
116) 6/5/2009 9:47:35 PM
I love the elf eyeshadow brushes
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ilovemyboxer420 wrote:
117) 6/5/2009 10:04:42 PM
That's so awesome to hear. I am a huge all - natural eater so it's good to know I can do that with my make up as well!!
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Rachey wrote:
118) 6/6/2009 12:45:26 AM
I really like your mineral foundation and eyeshadow! I am sure I would like your other mineral products if I could get my hands on them. I think that you should add more mineral foundations and not just provide foundations for golden and neutral undertones. I was disappointed because you don't have a foundation light enough for me and do not offer foundation for cool undertones. So I recommend expanding your foundation selection. I also think that it would be a good idea to offer mineral eyeshadow in a pressed formation. I really like your mineral eyeshadow but the fallout is kinda annoying. Pressed foundation would be cool too, not many company's offer that. The last two things I think you could add to your mineral line would be mineral lip gloss and mascara. I am VERY pleased with the elf products that I have ordered and hope you will expand on your amazing collections.
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Skycastle wrote:
119) 6/6/2009 1:34:55 AM
I love mineral makeup. It's all I use and it makes my skin look so much healthier and brighter and doesn't make me break out like synthetic make up. It stays on better too, through sweat and water. I can't live without it!
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PrincessJK wrote:
120) 6/6/2009 12:04:00 PM
I love mineral eyeshadow because I feel like it applies much easier. At first, it tended to fall underneath my eyes because the minerals are so loose, I found a trick to counteract it. I use the Elf cream eyeshadow and then apply the mineral eye shadow. Not only does it stay on all day, it is fun to experiment with colors and the texture.
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elf-fan wrote:
121) 6/6/2009 1:50:27 PM
I've heard before that mineral makeup absorbs moisture and hence can dry out your face. Is this true? I was also wondering if mineral makeup is good for rosacea? My doctor says I have to use high quality products or my rosacea will get worse. Any thoughts? Anyone out there have rosacea and have used ELF products, mineral or otherwise? Thanks
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Alice01 wrote:
122) 6/6/2009 6:32:53 PM
I've tried the mineral makeup from elf and i was very surprised at its texture and its pigmentation, especially for how much it was. The mineral line by elf is absolutely amazing but it would be even more wonderful if there were more color selection of the all the products, for example a hot pink mineral shadow (wink wink!) But overall, the perfect description of the elf mineral line is simply "wow".
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Mommy M wrote:
123) 6/6/2009 6:47:35 PM
I've almost given up on makeup; most have made me break out. I'm 45 years old, and even those that AREN'T suppose to clog pores still do. Not the mineral make up. This is great stuff!
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jackyr wrote:
124) 6/6/2009 7:08:11 PM
I've been using Mineral Makeup for eight years or so when Bare Minerals were still an infomercial. I've tried a lot of lower priced mineral foundations - Revlon, Physician's Formula, Neutrogena, etc. and NONE cover as easily or as well and the colors are downright weird. Nothing seems better than Medium Beige Bare Minerals but I'd love to find someting comparable at a lower cost. Is e.l.f. it?
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starsinpa wrote:
125) 6/6/2009 7:56:23 PM
I love how the mineral eyeshadow goes on my skin area; If feels so smooth!!! I can increase how much I put on & get dramatic results in minutes. I get many nice compliments on the e.l.f makeup that I put on my skin from my people at work. Keep up the nice work!!!
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nacha wrote:
126) 6/6/2009 9:57:51 PM
I purchased the E.L.F. mineral makeup a few months ago. I am a make-up junkie; love to try new stuff. I bought the concealer and foundation. I am 54 years old(or young, depending on the day). It does what it says it will do. It's light on my face, layers well, and my skin likes it!
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Just A Chick wrote:
127) 6/7/2009 1:37:35 PM
I started using elf mineral makeup about 4 months ago and it is so light and stays on all day. It dosnt look unatural and i dont even have to use a lot of it. It also covers well. I love this make up and will continue to use it and recomend it.
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poodle wrote:
128) 6/8/2009 6:59:37 AM
I love mineral make-up!! but the only thing i have a problem with is the fine wrinkles around my eyes. it seems to enhance the wrinkle! how do i fix it!!
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sunnydays wrote:
129) 6/8/2009 9:57:11 AM
I'm a huge fan of mineral makeup. I was just introduced to it in the past month, but loving it! Mineral foundation/concealer goes on so smoothly and leaves my face looking even and natural. The best part is, it looks natural and does not cause my skin to break out. As for mineral blush, you can use just a little bit and it goes a long way, a bit messy but totally worth it. I love mineral eye shadow as well. It goes on so evenly and lasts. Every woman should try atleast one mineral product, you too might switch to all mineral products! Mineral Concealer is by far my favorite!
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henry3 wrote:
130) 6/8/2009 1:43:41 PM
i love the new ELF makeup, and the deals are great!
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rhondita95 wrote:
131) 6/8/2009 2:40:04 PM
I really like that elf provides a mineral line thats so much more cost effective than B*** M******s. The products are great. I just wish that elf made some mineral eye shadows that were matte or at least not so shimmery, you know like matte, glimpse, and glimmers. Not all of us can wear lots of shimmer all the time!
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Guendolina90 wrote:
132) 6/8/2009 3:33:32 PM
elf, please come out with new mineral makeup foundation colors! I am a light/medium skin tone and have trouble finding foundation to match my skin!
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prtyeyes2 wrote:
133) 6/8/2009 8:03:10 PM
Mineral makeup is a life savor! It gives me the flawless look! I love it! All these great ingredients really help the makeup and I recommend them to all my friends! It is just like bare minerals, but for less!! =) Save the world! Recycle!
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MiZZ_MiLF wrote:
134) 6/9/2009 7:54:26 PM
I absolutly love the mineral make up. It comes on even and makes my skin look radient
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JennG wrote:
135) 6/12/2009 10:32:54 AM
I like the idea of using the mineral foundation but the fair foundation is still a bit dark on my skin. I am very fair and would like it to be a few shades lighter.
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ou812 wrote:
136) 6/12/2009 3:50:58 PM
I love mineral makeup. it doesn't have to caked on feeling or look. it is wonerful. it doesn't clog the pores like liquid makeup.and it lasts alot longer ,one normal size jar lasts about 2 to 3 months for me.that why i will not buy any other kind of foundation.i have some friends that tryed it and now that is all they use too.
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crimsonelegance wrote:
137) 6/12/2009 3:57:26 PM
I simply wish that ELF would put more effort into formulating colors for African-American skin tones - or for women of color, in general. I tried the mineral make-up and the shades were not good for me - very ashy. I have had this issue with most of ELF's face products, which is why I only use the lipgloss and eyeshadow at this point.
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vo1918 wrote:
138) 6/12/2009 8:15:18 PM
I truly like the mineral makeup, however, I do not like the size of the container. Is there any chance in the future the container will be become larger not in depth but in circumference?
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shanwga wrote:
139) 6/14/2009 8:55:46 PM
I am a 3 yr breast cancer survivor and I am worried about all of the additives that the Chinese sneak into products imported into this country such as melamine in the dog food. After ordering a sizable amount of your products we realized they were made in China. What kind of monitoring/testing/assurances do we have that these products are safe?
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seattlepaula wrote:
140) 6/15/2009 4:41:49 PM
For the last year or so I have been using mineral make up and I can honestly say that my face has never looked or felt better! I have fewer break outs and my skin looks fabulous - I get compliments daily. I normally use a much more expensive product and took a chance by ordering e.l.f.'s mineral make up. I have been pleasantly surprised! The make up is comparable and I save more than half! The only thing I wish is that there was a "veil" product. Create that and I am yours forever!
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SamInCanada wrote:
141) 6/15/2009 5:46:05 PM
I LOVE your mineral blush. I use it every day. I would love it if you guys made a liquid mineral foundation. That would be high on my mineral wish list.
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DLRELF wrote:
142) 6/16/2009 9:33:12 AM
I love the mineral makeup- I will never go back to liquid foundation! One question though- will you ever come out with a lighter shade than the "fair"? My skin is lighter than that so I have to mix it with another mineral I have now... if you had that lighter shade, I would definitely purchase! Thanks e.l.f.!
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DLRELF wrote:
143) 6/16/2009 9:33:13 AM
I love the mineral makeup- I will never go back to liquid foundation! One question though- will you ever come out with a lighter shade than the "fair"? My skin is lighter than that so I have to mix it with another mineral I have now... if you had that lighter shade, I would definitely purchase! Thanks e.l.f.!
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melcush wrote:
144) 6/16/2009 12:32:29 PM
I have tried many more expensive mineral products and in general, love them. Can't wait to try yours!
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JoyLeaf wrote:
145) 6/17/2009 12:16:48 AM
Instead of something to add could ask you drop something? Bismuth Oxychloride is why I stopped using B.E. and switched to Everyday Minerals. Bismuth Oxychloride makes me itch all summer long. Not as bad in the winter by why wear something that I react to half or more of the year. Otherwise I love mineral makeup.
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Little Mama wrote:
146) 6/18/2009 11:15:15 PM
I love elf minerals. Being a mom, you can't always afford to spend a lot of money on make up, then you are afraid that what you did buy mey not be good quality, but that is not the case with elf minerals. I love their whole line. You get quality and a deal in one. I have very sinsitive skin, but these don't irritate me like some of the drug store brands do. I love elf. This is by far my favorite make up line.
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Mrs4444 wrote:
147) 8/13/2009 7:28:33 PM
I've never worn a lot of makeup, but as I get older, I have found that I needed to wear foundation. I don't know very much about makeup, but I've been curious about "mineral" makeup. This was helpful. Thanks.
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