This is one of the most exciting things we have reviewed in a while. Why? Any time the price tag is low, and the creativity I get to use is high, I am a fan! Let me show you a few ways I was able to utilize this beautiful little makeup palette called the Minerals Mate.
The three main reasons their site gives for the creation of Minerals Mate are as follows:
1. More Room to Play
Use it instead of the lids to your product containers to create your fabulous face, just like an artist with a paint palette! It also works great for storing makeup “leftovers.” That’s much better (and cleaner) than putting them back into the original container.
Minerals Mate is great, too, for liquid, cream or regular loose-powder cosmetics and pigments. It’s a makeup sponge’s best friend! And, each tray comes with a full set of matching caps for hygienic makeup storage.
There are many reasons why we love mineral makeup. But, it’s pretty messy, especially if you like to mix, sample, sort or foil your minerals.
Wayward minerals too often end up on our hands, our vanity or our counter tops, thanks to those cumbersome lids that are meant to double as an application surface.
The professional-weight Minerals Mate Application & Mixing Tray lets you mix or apply your mineral makeup a better way! And, you can use it with traditional powders or today’s lovely pigments.
You can wash it – in fact, you should – so you’re using a clean working surface every time. EachMinerals Mate comes with matching caps for storing your minerals. So forget tapping those “leftovers” back into the jar, which causes most of the mess.
3. No Double Dipping
Do you use the lids to your mineral containers over and over again, “double dipping,” day after day? There’s a word for that: “Ewwww!”
Unless you regularly wash the lids, bacteria can grow and hide between the threads along the inside. And, if you pour unused minerals back into the jar, you risk contaminating the entire container of minerals.
Love foiling your minerals? With a Minerals Mate tray, you can wet only a dab or two of your favorite eye shadows and keep your original containers of product clean and dry. Plus, it has a nice, substantial weight to it, so you’ll love how it feels in your hand.
Using Minerals Mate, you can wash the tray regularly, and any leftover minerals can be stored on the tray, covered safely using the matching caps that come with your Minerals Mate. When it’s empty, you can even put it on the top rack of the dishwasher to wash!
It’s almost Summer, and I am between foundation shades. I decided to tap out some of my Bare Minerals powders in Fairly Medium and Medium and mix them together. It was the perfect match for my skin tone! You can also use this with liquid foundation and after you’ve mixed your custom shade, simply pop the cap back on for later!
I took 3 lipstick shades and mixed them together! This was super fun. I had a Clinique shade called “Ice Bloom” with is a nice bright pink, but needed a boost. I had a very bright fuscia lipstick I found on clearance from Revlon that was much too bright for me. And I had a Revlon lip butter in a shade that I was hoping would be the perfect nude, but it was perfectly gross on my skin tone. In other words, I had 3 shades that weren’t quite what I wanted in a lipstick. Mix them together, and check it out! Custom lip shade.