Mineral Makeup & Women Of Color??

akilamoniqueakilamonique Registered Users Posts: 302
I've been going back and forth on this for some time now. Should I give Bare Minerals, or whats the other one, Sheer Cover a try?? I've never been happy with any makeup i've tried(but then again, I never buy anything expensive either), but I think i would like to give this a try. Are there any women of color here that use it?? What's your opinion and is it worth it(coverage wise) and will it make my skin break out?
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Registered Users Posts: 16,754 Curl Connoisseur
    I've never been able to find a mineral brand that matches my coloring. I'm fair skinned and an olivey golden color, kinda sallow. Everything is too orangey for me: Bare Escentuals, Bare Minerals and Meow.

    Only Becca (liquid and stick) and Smashbox work well.
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  • LayaliLayali Registered Users Posts: 561 Curl Connoisseur
    I've heard good things about Valana Minerals, which is a mineral makeup geared towards women of color specifically.

    www.valanaminerals.com

    I've never tried it myself, but I'm intrigued...
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  • kaymoorekaymoore Registered Users Posts: 298
    I use Pur Mineral, which is sold at Ulta Cosmetics. It works quite well. It blends with my skin---very well. And then the mineral mist sets the powder so it looks really good. I highly recommend it!
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  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Registered Users Posts: 2,034
    I'm very fair, so I can't say I'm completely experienced in this, though it did take me a while to figure out my right color. I use Everyday Minerals and they have some great foundations to try. There are women of all colors on the forums that are great about giving you suggestions. That's actually how I found my match. And a lot of them are converts from Bare Minerals because of itching problems.

    http://www.everydayminerals.com/index.php

    You can order a free sample kit (just pay a few bucks for shipping) that gives you three foundation colors, a blush, and a concealer. It's a great deal! I haven't run out of my samples yet, and I started ordering in June. Even then, the full size jars are pretty cheap.

    They're also launching some new foundation shades soon for a more comprehensive line for darker skintones, should you need more incentive to try! It also has not made me break out at all, which is nice.

    Whatever you choose, good luck! I know it can be a pain finding something that works for you.
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  • egyptiancurls89egyptiancurls89 Registered Users Posts: 607
    im egyptian so my skin is olive and tan fairly dark brown, but because of the olive arabs have mixed in with the brown, bare minerals didnt match me well...the only foundation that matches me perfectly is global goddess but its not cheap! you could always check out the makeup line by iman which is made for all sorts of colors :)
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  • SariaSaria Registered Users Posts: 15,963
    I am pretty ignorant about makeup, since I hardly ever wear any, but I do like having some on hand for if I ever feel like wearing some.
    I just got some samples from valana minerals, and it's great stuff. My first try at mineral make-up, and I can't believe how natural this is! I am still deciding from four shades which suit me best. I think Earth Diva and Earth Sable.
    I got some from b.l.a.c. minerals, but I didn't like the shades as much. They all seemed a bit reddish on me, though they get some great reviews.
    Then I found that there are so many lines out there for women of color!
    Here:
    http://www.monave.com/
    http://www.milanminerals.com/
    http://mineralindulgence.com/Powders.html
    And there's so many more out there!
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  • rnconniesfrnconniesf Registered Users Posts: 256 Curl Neophyte
    I have a fair complexion but with the olive undertones common in Italians. BareMinerals works well for me. As my color changes due to the sun, I get about 4 shades darker in the summer, I find I don't have problems with blending with the BareMinerals, it's make up for dummies as far as I'm concerned. I work with a woman of color and she uses it too but mixes two shades to get the perfect color mix.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Registered Users Posts: 7,339
    Meow Cosmetics

    Lots of color choices...and good prices with large containers. Samples are $1.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Registered Users Posts: 13,737 Curl Connoisseur
    i found another site when surfing for column ideas earlier today:

    http://www.adacosmetics.com/store/home.php
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    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

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  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Registered Users Posts: 1,834 Curl Connoisseur
    Windflower wrote: »
    Meow Cosmetics

    Lots of color choices...and good prices with large containers. Samples are $1.

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  • zetaladyzetalady Registered Users Posts: 3
    i use blac minerals. its great! i love it
  • pandoraspoxxpandoraspoxx Registered Users Posts: 248
    Sairis wrote: »
    I am pretty ignorant about makeup, since I hardly ever wear any, but I do like having some on hand for if I ever feel like wearing some.
    I just got some samples from valana minerals, and it's great stuff. My first try at mineral make-up, and I can't believe how natural this is! I am still deciding from four shades which suit me best. I think Earth Diva and Earth Sable.
    I got some from b.l.a.c. minerals, but I didn't like the shades as much. They all seemed a bit reddish on me, though they get some great reviews.
    Then I found that there are so many lines out there for women of color!
    Here:
    http://www.monave.com/
    http://www.milanminerals.com/
    http://mineralindulgence.com/Powders.html
    And there's so many more out there!

    I use monvae minerals..After checking out mineralindulgence.com, I may have to try this next year...:love10:

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