Like most of you I’m a light make up girl as well. Though lately I also lean towards a slightly heavier smokey eye, especially grey or purples tones can be gorgeous. Lipstick, what’s that? I haven’t worn any since my son was born and don’t miss it either.
Thanks for entering, everyone! Random.org gave me #48, which is ms pink. I hope you’ll enjoy Southern magnolia Minerals as much as I do! Enjoy, Ms Pink!
I have a special give away for the ladies! One that comes from the lovely Barb over at Southern Magnolia Minerals, the company responsible for my severe addiction to mineral make up.
I vividly remember my first encounter with mineral make up. After reading rave reviews I caved and bought three Bare Escentuals items. Their brand appeared to be the epitome of mineral make up (the price definitely was) so I felt safe. I applied some foundation, a little blush and was duly impressed by the coverage, lovely sparkles and how light the make up felt on my skin. Two hours later my face looked like something out of a horror movie. I had the worst allergic reaction and it was so painful. Thank God I hadn’t used the eye shadow yet. I never had this happen to me with any other kind of make up.
How the heck was this possible with an all-natural and hypo-allergenic product? I emailed their Dutch department and was told they never heard about an allergic reaction to their product. I googled it—while trying to cool my really burnt and swollen skin—and as it turns out their product contains bismuth oxychloride, which was the culprit not only for me but apparently many others as well. A problem they must be aware of.
So now I had a problem, not only was I hooked on the mineral make up idea but I actually had to find something that would work for me. Mineral make up was not yet available in the Netherlands back then, so I turned to Ebay US to try to find make up that didn’t contain this ingredient. And I found it, years ago, when I bumped into Barb over at Southern Magnolia Minerals. I think I was their first Dutch customer. Ordered a trial package, Barb threw in some extra testers and I loved it. Been using their make up and kabuki brushes for years now, without allergic reactions but with beautiful sparklies on my face!
Barb is sweet enough to do a giveaway on Kayotic Kitchen. She’s giving away one of her amazing DIY custom mineral make up kit. Meaning you get to choose what’s in there so you can get familiar with the mineral make up concept. One warning, though, once you start you won’t go back!
The kit consists of:
1 Mineral Foundation – net wt 8g in a 30g sifter jar
1 Finishing Powder – net wt 8g in a 30g sifter jar
1 Concealer – net wt 2.8g in a 10g sifter jar
1 Blush – net wt 2.8g in a 10g sifter jar
1 Baby Kabuki
1 Directions Card
This is the basic set as I started with it many years ago.
I have the Bisque multi task concealer as well and simply can’t do without it. Before applying my foundation I use a small brush to get in there and get rid of blemishes and other icky things. I noticed she also has a well rested shadow concealer. Oh boy, I could do with one of those right now.
Barb’s mineral foundation is nothing short of wonderful. It was the mother of all tests for me and passed with flying colors. It’s got great coverage but feels so light and silky on your skin. It seems to give you a healthy shine. I love it. medium is the one for me.
The translucent finishing veil is what initially made me frown after I first received it. I mean, c’mon, it’s white! But it works, don’t ask me how. It’s the finishing touch to your make up and controls the shine.
The blush, though I have several of SMM blushes, I swear by Mojave. It’s a warm red—almost rust-like—shade that goes with almost any type of make up, and especially with the grey smoky eye make up I’ve been drawn to lately. But there are several pretty colors to choose from.
The kabuki brushes are so amazing. I have both the large and the baby kabuki and amazingly enough they still look the same as they did the day I bought them. After years of using them almost every day. I wash my kabuki brushes with a really mellow shampoo.
Along with the directions card that comes with this kit, this is all you need to introduce yourself to a wonderful new way of using natural make up. I’ve added lots of products over time because these mineral eye shadows are great to blend.
The one thing that is not a part of this kit, but that I also use on a daily basis, is her Sun Kiss Bronzer / Glo Shimmer Powder. It gives your cheeks that natural and healthy gloss without being ‘too much’.
- To enter, let me know what kind of make up girl you are (or your wife/girlfriend,in case you want to enter for her). Do you go for a light, natural make up or do you go all the way and lay it on thick?
* Only one entry per person and no entries after Monday 10am CET, please. I’ll announce the winner later that day!
If you don’t win the giveaway, no harm done. Use the checkout code RealBeauty10 at the SMM website, which will give Kayotic Kitchen readers 10% off!
Thanks a million, Barb!