Saturday, March 27, 2010

everyday minerals (EDM) - they really are a horrible company

I have been contemplating writing a review about this company, but I didn't really think they were ever worth mentioning. Tonight I was informed of this blog and they have really reached a new low in my book. I honestly didn't think they could get much worse.  I have noticed the last few things I have gotten from EDM they they looked like items they already had, with maybe a little shimmer added but I never even thought to compare the ingredients like the above blogger did. I am stunned that they just take a product and give it a new name. I am not sure why I am stunned after everything else they have done to their customers.

I don't even know where to begin with this company. I will start with terrible products. Their shadows are almost all chalky (with a few exceptions) and the blushes all turn orange on me. I have read that this is a common problem. Also, the lip glosses are HORRIFIC! They are very grainy and actually hurt to put on your lips. Their brushes are okay, but nothing to brag about. They are synthetic, or so they say. I have a hard time believe anything EDM says after all the lies they have told to their customers. Some of the lies that I have witnessed are 1. The forum members were told their Super Custom Kits would be leaving then Carina (the supposed owner of EDM) informed the forum members that she would not be getting rid of the kits. Well, a short time later they disappeared. 2. She told the mods that the forum would always be there and that it would never shut down. Within a week it was shut down with ZERO warning. (not even the mods were told this was going to happen) 3. They are supposed to be a VEGAN company (they even have the little PETA symbol), yet they give away and promote LEATHER handbags on the fab club...WTF? I could go on, but I think you get the point. They lie a lot.

Their customer service is the most horrendous thing I have ever seen in a company. The better business bureau gives them an FThis forum page will tell you just one story of the horrible customer service. (you have to registered to read this, but trust me, it is well worth registering to read how awful they are to their customers). I don't understand how a company like this stays in business. All I know is I will never spend another penny on them - this is coming from a person who purchased hundreds (or more) dollars on them.

Monday, March 22, 2010

My thoughts on Hard Candy Primer.

I have given this primer a few weeks now and I have to say I really like it. It comes in a tube and it helps to shake it before squirting it out. The consistency can become almost watery looking unless it has been shaken. A little goes a long way. It is a white, almost creamy consistency that disappears when rubbed into the skin. It significantly helps the pores on my cheeks and nose and helps to diminish the fine lines (especially around my eyes). It last the entire time I am at work, which is 13 hours and keeps both liquid foundation and mineral powder in place. I have not broken out from it and I seem to be very sensitive to things like this that help with pores. It is pretty amazing stuff, especially for the price. I have tired smashbox primer, clinique pore refiner and monistat anitchafing gel (this stuff broke me out) and this works as well and perhaps better than any of those. I have to say, for the price this is a great product and would highly recommend anyone who has issues with the mineral powder settling into the fine lies and pores to give this stuff a go! I use it with my silk naturals powder foundation and it makes a world of difference!