September 7, 2009

Pressing Mineral Blushes and Eye Shadows- Oh Joy!

When I first heard about Everyday Minerals, I knew I had to try the brand. I had been using Bare Escentuals products almost exclusively for 9 years, and didn't think I would ever use another mineral line. At the time, Everyday Minerals offered free "try me" kits that included 3 foundation shades, one concealer, and one blush in sample sizes. In an attempt to find my perfect foundation shade I placed many separate orders for sample sized eye shadows, while also ordering the free sample kit. After many orders I had tons of sample size jars; cumbersome to store, open, and use, I thought I would forget about my lovely eye shadows. Solution?! Press them! Here they are in a 28- Pan palette I purchased from Auraline Beauty (The first 2 rows are eye shadow refill pans- not eye shadows I pressed- see labeling. There is also one ELF mineral eye shadow- see labeling).

Eye Shadows

Once I had the hand of pressing eye shadows, I decided to attempt blush. One benefit of pressing minerals is that the quality and texture of the finished product is often better than drugstore quality, and sometimes comparable or superior to high end brands (if you do it right!)

Blushes and Hilight colors pictured below are all from Everyday Minerals, unless otherwise specified (see labeling).


I would really like to make a video on my pressing "recipe"! I used EZ-Prez (what a horrifying name!) pressing medium, 99% Isopropyl Alcohol, Tea Tree Oil, and Jojoba Oil in the blushes. Eye Shadows were pressed with EZ Prez and Alcohol, with approximately a 40% EZ Prez to 60% Alcohol ratio.


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  2. hi there how do you press your loose eyeshadows it would be great if you could do a review to show us and where do you get the empty palettes thanks love nina

  3. Hi there, what did you use to flatten the pressed blushes? They look so perfect! I just bought 7 EDM blushes and I want them to look as beautiful as yours, hahaha.