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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next in the face brush segments are 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.
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.
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.
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 :
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.