Emani Minerals and they have completely changed the way I look at mineral cosmetics!
About Emani Minerals (taken from website):
The Green Professional Cosmetic Range
EMANI MINERALS was established in 1998 with one objective – to provide a clean, green and high performing cosmetic range that exceeds the high standards of the professional makeup industry, while remaining suitable for everyday use. EMANI combines the natural pigments and certified organic extracts with the latest science & technology to push the boundaries of artistic and performance abilities.
* A noticeable healthier complexion in 4-6 weeks
* EMANI bases work with skin care and not against it
* Free of harmful dyes and harsh chemicals
* High performing & long lasting by utilizing natural silicon technology
* Paraben free and talc free
* Vegan & Gluten Friendly
* Cruelty Free, PETA approved
* 100% recycled paper used on 98% of EMANI packaging
* Makeup artist approved
CHEMICALS IN OUR BODIES
Emani Minerals was established in 1998 with a single-minded objective – to provide a line of cosmetics to a wide range of people that goes above and beyond the high standards of the professional makeup industry. Emani Minerals top priority is to incorporate the benefits of mineral-based products and formulate these products that are paraben-free, talc-free and do not have starches, dyes, and perfumes. A leading cause of damaged skin (wrinkles, breakouts) is the heavy use and constant application of chemical-based makeup. Years of prolonged exposure to these types of products drains the skin of its natural vitality. The development of mineral-based makeup resolved this undesirable situation. Both plastic surgeons and dermatologists praised this innovation. They knew that minerals formulated in products that come from the earth are the most natural and healthy products you can put on your skin. Mineral-based makeup integrates elements and inorganic pigments that exist in nature. These ingredients are finely milled and purified. They are then treated with additional pigments to create a vast array of colors and effects. These effects range from a matte finish, those effects that offer a slight shimmer, and even those that bring a lustrous brilliance to the skin. Emani Minerals products also address skin conditions that are uniquely relevant in today´s toxic world. The popularity of cosmetic surgery and the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun can cause permanent skin damage. Chemically based sun block can produce a negative reaction to the skin. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists alike recommend either a titanium dioxide or zinc oxide based product to combat the harmful UVA and UVB rays. However, these pricey creams are prescribed for medicinal purposes, not cosmetic ones. They are chalky and leave the skin a pallid white. Even worse, traditional liquid foundations contain unnatural ingredients that can unbalance or irritate many skin types. EMANI MINERALS understands the benefits of mineral-based cosmetics and the desire to use these types of natural cosmetics everyday, regardless of the sensitivity of the skin.
The kind folks over at Emani Minerals gave me the amazing opportunity to choose three of their cosmetic products to review and after much debate on what I wanted to try I finally decided on the Liquid Mineral Foundation in natural beige, their Mineral Concealer & Powder in fair/medium and finally their Rock Groupie Lip Shine (all pictured above). Once I made my decision, my product samples arrived very quickly and I was on my way to treating my skin to some wonderful cosmetics that not only made my skin look movie star great but it actually helped improve the overall look and feel of my skin after a few short weeks of use.
Even though I love all three of the products I was sent and don’t see myself using any other foundation, concealer & powder or lip shine, I have to say that of the three my absolute must have is the concealer & powder combination. I just love how well the concealer covers my occasional blemish and the powder is absolutely fantastic! The way my face looks with this powder is simply amazing, it has so a light and glowing finish that even if I didn’t get a full 8hrs of sleep the night before my face looks fresh and well rested…I know it sounds crazy that a powder can do such things but this powder is well…kind of like magic, and it’s such a beautiful color and gives my face a warm summer glow that I’ve never gotten from another powder.
The foundation is pretty awesome as well, I love that it goes on silky smooth and does a very good job covering up the small imperfections so I don’t always have to use the concealer and to be completely honest I’ve never had a mineral foundation liquid or not that covered so well and gave me that natural look I love but also covered the imperfection that I can’t stand to be showing when I wear make-up. Oh, and by the way this foundation lasts me all day even during the hot summer days…I LOVE IT!!
Now last but not least is the Rock Groupie Lip Shine. While I only wear lip color on occasions (I typically wear a lip balm) I love the Rock Groupie! Not only does it leave my lips silky smooth but the color is amazing! I’m really into rock music and I like to think of myself as a rock diva and well…before “Bug” was born I had the whole rock diva look daily because I actually had time to do the dark dramatic eyes and have my big hair and oh how I wish I would have had the lovely Rock Groupie Lip Shine from Emani when I was doing the whole look. But since I received this lip shine I have done the rock diva look several times and the lip shine looks amazing with it. I love the pinkish purple glitter color that really sets off a set of smokey black eyes!
I love….love…..love Emani Minerals! I can’t even say enough good things about this company and their cosmetics. As I mentioned in the past mineral cosmetics and myself have not always seen eye to eye and most of my experiences with it ended in a make-up disaster but not with Emani Minerals the products I was send did just was they said they would do and more, before Emani I didn’t think I would ever find a mineral make-up that would look as great as my regular brand but move over Emani now has a permanent place on my make-up counter.
If you are a make-up diva like me or if you are just looking for a wonderful line of cruelty free mineral cosmetics that will leave your skin looking and feeling wonderful even after you take it off I highly recommend checking out the amazing products at Emani Minerals….I’m pretty positive you won’t be sorry and it will be love at first wear!!!
To purchase any of the Emani Minerals products mentioned above and so many more visit the Emani Minerals website!
Emani has kindly agreed to offer one of my lovely make-up divas their starter kit in med 1 (pictured below) and a lip gloss (ARV $100)!!!!
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This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Emani Minerals products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.