27 May 2011

Emani Minerals | Vegan Friendly Makeup At Your Fingertips | Review

So in case you're out of the loop or have just been hiding under a rock then maybe you don't know that more and more companies & brands are creating more natural based products with less harsh chemicals & ingredients. Emaini Minerals is one of those companies. Read a few facts about the brand below.

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 noticable 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 & longlasting by utilizing natural silicon technology
* Parabean free and talc free
* Vegan & Gluten Friendly
* Cruelty Free, PETA approved
* 100% recycled paper used on 98% of Emani packaging
* Makeup artist approved
These are the products & shades used in the photos below. 
- Liquid Mineral Foundation in " Warm Espresso "
Infised with a luxurios blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and jojoba oil that helps to balance and maintain moisture of your skin. Entirely non-comedongenic and ideal for dry or mature skin.

- Color Dust Mineral Pigment in " Moon Raker "
100% pure mineral pigments for eyes, lips or face made complete free of talc or fillers. Emani Minerals Color Dust goes on sheer or for an intense finish, just wet brush and apply. Blend with an Emani Base Transformer to create beautiful lip colors!

- Organic Lipstick in " Drama Queen "
Emani's vegan-friendly lipstick is made of 100% natural ingredients and 80% organice extracts, this creamy formula infuses vitamins right onto your lips. It's enricjed with natural oils to nourish your lips, keeping them soft and kissable.


The Look:
I blended the Emani Minerals eyeshadow pigment with an alternate color to emphasize the look. 

Glow: I'm truly impressed with each of the products. For starters the Liquid Mineral Foundation in " Warm Espresso " is a spot on match for my complexion, it's actually the darkest shade in the collection and comparable to my holy grail of foundations i.e. MAC's Studio Fix in NW47. The foundation is lightweight but  also gives me full coverage. The Color Dust Mineral Eye Pigment in " Moon Raker " is really pretty & highly pigmented, it's sparkly, vibrant and easy to blend. The Organic Lipstick in " Drama Queen " is a really bright & fun hot pink, its also creamy & smooth and it doesn't dry my lips out.

Glare: Nothing bad but just a couple of things I noticed. The liquid foundation does state that it's ideal for dryer skin types, well I'm an oily girl so lets just say it's best to prime your face with some type of oil controlling product prior to application and if you're excessively oily like me then you'll definitely need to carry  a translucent or regular makeup powder just to control some of the oil throughout the day. Or as an alternate you might want to try Emani's pressed mineral powder foundation. Another thing is that the lipstick swatches that are on the website, they're a little off in terms of the actual shades. So I'd definitely suggest looking up other Emani Mineral reviews that contain swatches on the internet.  Everything else was pretty true to the actual color.

Would I Recommend It? Absolutely! It's especially ideal for women who are into natural & organic makeup. And in a world where everyone's starting to to go " Green " it's quite refreshing to see a company who cares about their consumer :o)

Overall Glam: Emani Minerals is really good quality makeup and I'm pleased with the product results. They also have a broad range of products and a large selection of shades to chose from. The Liquid Foundation currently retails for $28, The Color Dust Mineral Pigments are $10.50 and the Organic Lipstick is $16.

* To purchase or to learn more about Emani Minerals, please visit www.emani.com .

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