Review : Everyday Mineral Brushes

Its been a while since I’ve done a female vanities post, so today I’d thought that I’d share with you my Everyday Mineral Brushes collection.

Here it is! Isn’t it a beauty?

Everyday Minerals Brush Collection

I’ve pretty much everything except for the new dome blush brush which came out just a few months after I’ve placed my last order.

I love my brushes. I’ve been using Everyday Minerals for close to two years and no complains from me so far! EDM is a cosmetics brand which uses mineral make-up. Previously the company offered free sample kits and I’m happy that through it, I’ve found a good colour match for my skin.

Everyday Minerals

It was a long toss up between the EDM brush sets or the brushes from Sigma Makeup (which claims to have brushes as good as Mac Cosmetics) but eventually I chose EDM on account of its price. 12 items and above gets a 45% discount. So it makes more sense to do a collective spree with friends and have it cheaper.

The company promotes itself as eco and animal friendly. Its brushes itself are said to be made from synthetic cruelty-free fibres and bamboo handles which is recyclable. But one of the things that makes EDM brushes very memorable to me is how extremely soft the brushes are.

Face brushes

Here are probably one of the most popular brushes in Everyday Minerals. On the left is the kabuki brush and on the right, the flat top brush.

Everyday Minerals - The Kabuki Brush and the Flat Top Brush

As you could see, these brushes are very dense. These are necessary so that it will be able to pick up the loose mineral powder and be ready to be distributed on your face. As already mentioned, these brushes are very soft. Kind of like rubbing a bunny on your face.

Everyday Minerals - The Kabuki Brush and the Flat Top Brush

While most would prefer the long handled kabuki brush, I find myself reaching the flat top brush instead. Its more straightforward for me when applying my base powder. Because of its flat top, I could buffer it and my face would be done in a few minutes. In comparison to the kabuki brush, because of how soft it is, application takes a longer time.

Everyday Minerals - The Kabuki Brush and the Flat Top Brush

Next in the face brush segments are the angled blush brush, the foundation brush and the concealer brush

Everyday Minerals - The angled blush brush, the foundation brush and the concealer brush

I don’t usually use the foundation and the concealer brush that much, and I usually skip that part.

But I love my blush brush. Because of its shape, it’s fantastic to use it as a regular blush brush or turn the handle as a highlighter. At this point of time, the angle blush brush is discontinued and is replaced by the new dome blush brush. I’m not sure why its replaced though, as I don’t see anything wrong with it.

And now lets see the eye brushes.

Eye Brushes

Here are the Eye Kabuki Junior and the Eye Kabuki. If you notice that the logos are different, the reason is that the brushes with the round logo are from the late 2008 batch while the rectangle logo are from the late 2009 batch.

Everyday Minerals - The Eye Kabuki Junior Brush and the Eye Kabuki Brush

Initially, EDM released the Eye Kabuki brush as an all over eye-shadow brush. But as you can see, it’s really huge. Bigger than the size of my finger, so it’s not very practical for me. But it can be used as a concealer brush and it works great for the under-eye part.

While junior on the other hand, actually does a great job for smudging. Works great for the creation of smoky eyes looks.

And below are the rest of the eye brushes – The everyday eye-shadow brush, the eye blending brush, the everyday eye smudge brush, the dome blending eye brush and the angled brow and liner brush.

Everyday Minerals - The Everyday eyeshadow brush, eye blending brush, everyday eye smudge brush, dome blending eye brush and the angled brow and liner brush

Truth be told, I don’t use all of these brushes all that much in the end as I’m more into neutral eye looks. But so far, I think it does a fair job when it comes to application mineral eye make up.

Just do be careful when using these brushes on regular eye-shadow, especially bright colours as there is a big chance that it will stain these brushes. And because EDM brushes all have their tips dyed white, it makes it VERY visible. But don’t worry too much if it does happen as some stains are inevitable. Just keep deep cleaning it with baby shampoo as regularly used.

If anyone asked me, which are the most basic brushes that I would get from Everyday Minerals, I think I would pick these since I use them more regularly compared to the others :

Everyday Minerals brushes that rinaz.net uses

Angled Blush Brush for blush application Flat top brush for base powder application, Eye Kabuki Jr for smudging, Everyday Eyeshadow brush for all over eye-shadow application and the Dome Blending Eyebrush as a highligher.

To end, I’ll put up a nice picture of me with rainbow eye-shadow using mineral mekap.

Rinaz Rainbow Eyeshadow

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10 thoughts on “Review : Everyday Mineral Brushes”

  1. So many brushes! I am most intrigued by the dome blending eye brush. The length of the hairs on the brush is so long as compared to the other brushes, is it easy to control the brush?

    I think my sentence doesn’t make sense.

  2. I have been contemplating of getting the brushes.
    But at the same time, I am also drawn to the brushes from Coastal Sands.
    IIRC you bought the 88 color makeup palatte, it from CS too… and am still contemplating about that too! Hahhaa

  3. Diana

    Yeah I understand what you mean, dont worry 🙂

    For me, I think it works very well as a highligher brush. The length of fibres are long, but its reasonably stiff enough without it being prickly and it does a good job for the areas under the eyebrow as well as blending.

    Or even an all over brush if you want to do a simple, neutral eyeshadow 😀

    Or to disturb Janet :-p

    Feliza

    Not sure if I’d get anything from Coastal Scents though, they are known for not manufacturing their items, and instead import these items from China and then stamp their own label on it.

    That’s why you’d see so many manufacturers on ebay selling the exact thing, only without the labels. If you trust ebay, its probably cheaper since its shipped from China instead of USA.

  4. Really? Thanks for telling me that! So it will be alright to buy from those palattes that do not have labels stamped on it, I suppose? Would you recommend it for contact lens wearers or for people with sensitive skin or eyes?

    So CS’s brushes and makeup samples are also from China??? :X

  5. I have been using the 88 eyeshadow palette and the 28 neutral palette for about a year. I bought them both from ebay and I find them not that much difference compared to drug store cosmetics mostly.

    Most of them are very pigmented but if you have oily skin, there is a chance that it could crease. So in that case, an eyeshadow primer could be advisable for contact lens wearers.

    As far as sensitive issues goes, you might want to check if you are sensitive to any of these ingredients? :

    Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT. May contain: Mica and titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Chrome Oxide Greens, Chrome Hydroxide Green, FD&C Red No.40 AlLake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C blue No.1 Al Lake.

    CS brushes is imported from http://www.crownbrush.com/ I’m not sure where it originates from though and I don’t have personal experience with them, sorry :S

  6. Hi rinaz,
    I want to say, you a wonderfull emotions for your eyes, to colore them. I love your feelings for your self.

  7. Rainer

    Ehm … Thank you 🙂

    Mintea

    Hey, that reminds me, weren’t we supposed to do a spree for momo minerals brushes last December?

    I’m not sure if it is the exact dupe for the one from EDM though, because I’ve read a review that the texture of the brushes and the length is different.

  8. Feliza

    To answer your question on twitter about the brushes, if you join a spree, make sure that you dont pay more than 15 SGD per brush including shipping charges.

    I’ve organized my own personal spree before and after calculations, each brush should cost about 12 – 15 SGD each. I don’t make profit from this.

    But if you want to pay the organizer some amount of token for her time organizing the spree, its your perogative. And some people do make money out of this. Although in my opinion, it shouldn’t be defined as a spree anymore.

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