I have used mineral makeup for years. I made the switch from conventional make-up as part of a multi-pronged approach to clear up my skin and have been nothing short of astounded at the results. I honestly didn't think I could ever be more "wowed" by mineral makeup than I already was.
Then I tried Beeyoutiful Skin Mineral Makeup. I have loved the Beeyoutiful company for years, but I admit that I dragged my heels when it came to trying their line of makeup. I was already satisfied with what I was using, so no need to try something else, right? Wrong. A few months ago I got a wild hair to try one of the Beeyoutiful Skin Foundation Sample Sets.
First, I chose the sample kit I needed. I have very fair skin, so I chose the Light set. I also got a couple blush samples and a few eyeshadow samples. When my samples arrived, I tested each foundation color on my bare face by making a line from my cheekbone to my jaw-line. I was looking for a shade that would virtually disappear. I found a perfect match. Great. I still wasn't expecting to be impressed. I figured it would be just like my old mineral foundation.
But then I applied the sample to my whole face. I. was. astonished. Flaws disappeared. Dark circles diminished. The whopping zit I was sporting scurried to oblivion. I couldn't believe it. How come the mineral makeup I had been using didn't do what Beeyoutiful Skin did for me? I don't know. I suspect that it has something to do with the fact the Beeyoutiful Skin doesn't use any fillers. It's all makeup pigment in there, baby.
When I saw the difference, I ran to my kids to see if they would notice. Even my boys (my BOYS!!) noticed right away and said my skin looked perfect -- they wanted to know what I did to it? (Um...what are you trying to say, boys? That my skin wasn't perfect before Beeyoutiful Skin? Ahem.)
I quickly ordered a full size foundation -- because my skin isn't perfect, but I sure would like it to look like it is. Then I grabbed my teenage daughter (also an avid mineral makeup user) and handed her the samples. "Try this!" I said. I wanted to know if it was just a fluke thing, or if it really worked that well.
She found her color and applied the foundation to her face. Again, we could not believe the difference. She said, "Mom, I don't think I can go back to the other stuff. This looks so much better that I don't want to take it off." Needless to say, we promptly ordered her full sized foundation.
Now we are gradually converting all our makeup over to Beeyoutiful Skin. They sell full makeup kits if you want to jump in with both feet. I do recommend getting the foundation sample kit first, though. That way you will be ordering the perfect color for your skin. Both May-May and I were surprised by the color that actually matched best. The sample kits helped us find a perfect match without spending a fortune to do it. And check out their How-To videos! These videos are a wealth of information and they use actual real people in actual real lighting, rather than the typical photo retouched perfection in most how-to videos. I find that pretty refreshing.
And you know what? Beeyoutiful Skin is offering one lucky winner a gift of 1000 Bee Points! That's equivalent to $10 off your next order.
Enter to Win 1000 Bee Points!
How to enter for your chance to win:
1. Like the Beeyoutiful Skin Facebook Page by clicking the link below and then clicking "Like".
The winner will be randomly chosen by rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on May 31, 2014. The winner will be announced on June 2, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with at gallimaufrygrove @ gmail dot com with his/her full name, address and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. I'm sorry to all my international readers, but this giveaway is only open to US entries.
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