I have to say when I received my Southern Magnolia Minerals to review I was excited but had my doubts. I was sent the 11pc Mineral Makeup Start Now Trial Kit, including: 2 Mineral Foundations, Finishing Veil Magnolia Blush, Multi-Task Bisque Concealer, Illusion Mineral Glow,Eye Shadow - Pearl Beige, Eye Shadow - Pearl Beige, Eye Liner - Coffee Bean, Princessa Retractable Powder Brush and Dual End Concealer/Shadow Brush.
Let me tell you if you have ever, like myself had reservation about loose powder mineral makeups please set them a side and give Southern Magnolia Minerals a try. Equipped with the Princessa Retractable Powder Brush the foundation glides on, giving your skin an even tone, and covering imperfections with help from the amazing concealer, while giving you that barley there look. I was amazed most by the feel of my skin. After I applied the Southern Magnolia Minerals, my skin was SO soft, it was unreal.
I'm also the kind of person that globs on the make up to get every inch covered and I am forever worrying about the look of my pores, which is why I've stayed away from "powders" in the past. Most Powders drew attention to my pores, and gave me that powdery look. I'm not really sure how to describe the look I am talking about, so I am going to hope you get it. However Southern Magnolia Minerals glided over my pores instead of settling into them, and when I walked outside I didn't have the powdered look. Instead I had a natural even skin tone.
I have to make a point of mentioning their eyeshadow because I was really impressed with it. No matter what look I chose to go with day by day my traditional globby make up look or the natural look of SSM ,I always use the shadow. I could not have personally chosen or ask for better colors. Now the description on the website is pretty much what I would say
•Eye Shadow - Pearl Beige: A great color for all skin tones; soft, warm, peaceful. Some might say it is the perfect highlight for your eyes.
•Eye Shadow - Swiss Java: A great color for all skin tones; beautiful deep warm brown. A customer favorite. Low-Shimmer finish.
The Pearl Beige does make for a great highlight and makes my eyes pop. The Swiss Java has just the right amount of shimmer for that a great accent color. Also I like that I can apply more Pearl Beige for a day time look and use a heavier Swiss Java accent for a great night look. I also want to mention my amazement of the concealer. I kind of laughed at the powdered concealer at first. This concealer is amazing! If your looking for a good concealer I urge you to try it. Even if you purchase the tiny container at first, to see how it works for you. I'm telling you at least for me I got incredible coverage, even of my freckles which I HATE!
So I don't think it's hard to tell that overall I was VERY pleased. My only con would be FOR ME the blush was a little too light, I prefer a deeper color, but that would do away with the whole natural look. So this collection of products all compliment each other very well.
Buy It: Purchase the 11pc Mineral Makeup Start Now Trial Kit from SMM for only 24.95 including everything you need to create the perfect look!
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