Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Southern Magnolia Minerals

About two months ago, I ran out of foundation. Bummer. I hate looking for foundation because it's hard to know if I am going to like it or not just by looking at the package or testing it at the store. I decided to do a little research online to find some brands of makeup that didn't contain any harmful chemicals since I research everything these days. I had never really thought about chemicals in my makeup until recently. Who wants yucky, harmful gunk on their face all day? Not me.

I mentioned to Husband that I was looking for some makeup, and he suggested I try a brand he had heard some of his co-workers talking about called Southern Magnolia Minerals. I had never tried mineral makeup before and was skeptical. I have oily/combination skin which means I tend to look shiny the majority of the time. I also breakout when I change my normal routine.

I checked out SMM's website and read a bunch of reviews. I loved that they had little samples of foundation and other products that I could order for just a few bucks so I could make sure to find my perfect shade without buying a whole container. I picked two Diva Defense foundation colors to try and the yellow corrector and green corrector to help with dark circles and blemishes.

I was giddy when the package arrived. I opened it up and found my cute, little samples. I reviewed the application tips and gave myself a little pep talk. New things make me nervous sometimes. Applying the mineral makeup was so easy! I instantly loved the way it looked and how it felt. It felt so smooth and silky and made my skin looked flawless. The entire day I kept finding excuses to walk by the mirror and check on my makeup. I'm used to have a shiny face about an hour after putting my makeup on, but my makeup looked fantastic the entire day. I was super excited.

My little foundation sample has since run out, but there is PLENTY of corrector. I haven't even made a dent in it. I already ordered some more foundation and other things to try. I can't wait for it to arrive.

Can it get any better? Well, yes it can! SMM also offers free shipping! I consider this such a kind gesture. Any site that offers free shipping is instantly my friend.

*Stay tuned for a giveaway I'll be hosting later this week :)


  1. Oh I love SMM! I started using mineral makeup abut 4 years ago and I am in love with it. I used bare minerals and they are good but I like the SMM long lasting better.
    One think I would recommend for longer wear during the summer months is a face primer. BM had one that I still use.
    The primer, keeps your makeup lasting longer on your face and keeps the oil in control.
    Have fun with your mineral makeup.

  2. I'll have to check them out. I used to have oily skin in the "T" zone, but now it is dry and I just can't figure it out, so I haven't used foundation in a while. Maybe I'll order some samples... love the free shipping too!

  3. I love their makeup too, since I only started using SMM Cosmetics ab out 3 months ago , I am in love with the products.I am finally glad that I have a makeup that does not slide off your face with the humidity.

  4. Love my mineral blush, great for hiding pores.


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