I recently had the pleasure of trying out Clear Skin Minerals makeup, and I have to say I was impressed! The first thing that caught my attention was the fact that they don’t use preservatives, chemicals, parabens, talc, perfumes, bismuth, or harmful dyes and each order is made fresh within 24 hours after purchase. I don’t know about you, but natural is extremely important to me because every harmful chemical I can get out of my life is a very good thing!
Clear Skin Minerals gave me (and a friend) the chance to try out their products. I immediately thought to ask my mom because I know she loves makeup as much as I do. So below are our reviews and some foundation tips from the President & CEO, Lisa Carmichael.
Also, CSM offers FREE SHIPPING in the USA unless the order is just for a sample and then it's $2.00 only. International is only $5.00 with $1.00 extra for each additional item.
Eyeliner- First, LOVE the packaging, and here’s why! I use a cream liner on my top and bottom inner eyelids, and the one I’ve been using has a brush outside of the actual cream liner. This causes the liner to dry on my brush and then I have to wipe it off every… single… day. Sometimes I don’t get all of it off and then it flakes in my eye- it’s awful. With this packaging, not only is the brush conveniently attached to the liner itself, it also stays clean and flake-free!
The actual color I requested (Chocolate) is beautiful and really compliments a MAC eyeshadow I use over my cream liner to set it. It lasts all day, and doesn’t irritate my eyes at all. I really am enjoying this product and will be purchasing more when it runs out!
Loose Eye Shadow- The shadow is very easy to apply (and came with a great brush. I can layer it or just lightly dust my eyes for a subtle look. It’s light-weight, soft, and the color pigment is very nice.
Foundation- I was sent Ivory and Light Beige to try, and the Ivory will probably work well in the winter when I’m lighter, but the Light Beige worked well for now. I’m usually not a fan of mineral makeup, it doesn’t usually cover my imperfects, but I have to say I’m impressed with this one.
It’s light and covers well. Here are some tips that the company President & CEO, Lisa Carmichael, provided for the foundation:
- Use a light moisturizer and allow it to dry before applying the foundation —and use a good brush.
- With all of my cosmetics, a "little" goes a very long way...so LESS is way more.
- After you apply (the foundation) —give the powder a good 5-10 minutes to warm up to your skin. Sometimes, when you FIRST put it on —it looks a little too light...but trust me, it warms up.
- Use a tiny, TINY bit on your brush and buff into the skin in a circular and downward motion—never up.
Brush- The brush is super soft and silky, and really works well. I like that it stores within itself to keep it clean. Overall A+!
Blush- I really like this blush! I just recently started experimenting with blush. I’ve always been afraid of it because I’ve seen so many people apply it too thick or incorrectly. Since it’s summer and I’m a little tan, I wanted to just lightly dust my cheeks with a slightly shimmery rose color to give me a sun kissed look. I had been experimenting with several that I already bought and chickened out on long ago, but they all seemed like too much. Then when using the Clear Skin Minerals Cheek Blush in Perfect Pink I achieved exactly what I wanted to! This blush has a slight shimmer to it, but when applied it’s not overly shiny like some can be. It’s soft, and you can layer it if you want to get a little darker look. I’m really happy with the color I chose, too.
Overall- I was very happy with my order. Everything is of exceptional quality, the packaging is great, and it was a pleasure speaking with Lisa about her company's products! My two favorite products (although all of them are wonderful) are the mineral blush and the cream eyeliner. I highly recommend Clear Skin Minerals!
I was excited when the Clear Skin Minerals products arrived in a colorful mailer that had another plastic mailer inside so everything arrived in perfect shape. Nothing spoils a purchase more than receiving an order that hasn’t survived the mail. However, the packaging didn’t stop there. Inside was a pretty white organza bag tied with a ribbon. Something special was in the bag.
I don’t wear a lot of foundation in the summer, but I tried that first. I’m a brush junkie so I was thrilled by the quality of the brush. I can’t believe that this brush is only $14.00. The only problem I experienced is that I pulled the brush too hard and pulled it right out of its metal storage case. That’s not a problem to me though. The foundation is like silk. It is a very fine blend so it made my skin look flawless without any real sign of “makeup.” Unlike other mineral products, it is reasonably priced at $14.50 and I personally feel that it is a finer blend than some other mineral makeup lines. It doesn’t settle in any lines and is very natural looking. I followed that with a sweep of the Sun-kissed LMF across my cheekbones, and I am in love with this product. It added just a touch of natural looking color and made my face luminous without making it shiny. I have a slight tan right now, but I think that it would be just as beautiful in the winter because it isn’t heavy.
On to my eyes. I got the white eyeliner, which I applied in the inner corners of my eyes. The eyeliner comes in a really cool package. The brush is in the top of the container (not in the product) and then the eyeliner is in the bottom part. This is great for taking the product in your purse because everything you need is contained in that package. The eyeliner is very creamy and thick and has good staying power. I then used the Loose mineral eye shadow on my lids with the Clear Skin Minerals brush. The shadow is light but has great coverage and I love the subtle colors that I received. And these eye shadows are just $7.50. Right?? I finished with the lip gloss which has a container like the eyeliner with a built-in lip brush. The product is super creamy and feels wonderful on your lips. I ate a salad after I applied it, and it still felt like my lips were covered. I got a color that is the same as my lips so I don’t know how long the color lasts, but judging from the creaminess, I’d say it lasts.
All in all, I think that the care and quality of the products is outstanding and the prices are very affordable. “Our mineral makeup has no preservatives, chemicals, parabens, talc, perfumes, bismuth, or harmful dyes and each order is made fresh within 24 hours after purchase.” It doesn’t come fresher than that. You can also subscribe to a newsletter on the website to keep informed about this great makeup. Give it a try and you will love how it feels on your skin.
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