I did it! Finally! Ordered some stuff from Everyday Minerals! :) I "waited" for almost a year to try those, and I am now kind of angry at myself that I didn't order earlier. They have changed so much! The 2 major differences being - elimination of choice in "Try me" (now you can choose from several ready made "try me" kits only) and elimination of different "value kits" (e.g., earlier you could "buy any 6 full size products for 32 USD", etc).
Without further ado, here is what I got:
Natural "light", no flash
Long Handled Kabuki brush (10 USD), Baby Flat Top brush (6 USD), "Try Me" Base FAIR (4 different shades in 4 different finishes, Free) and Finishing Dust sample (2,5 USD)
Shipping was 6,05 USD - quite reasonable, isn't it? I remember I paid the same price for the brushes and almost 15 USD for shipping in Coastal Scents. How naive! lol
Ordered on 3.12 (Thursday), received on 14.12 (Monday). Fast enough!
My initial thoughts:
Long Handled Kabuki brush - I am in love with these brushes! Now I see what this hype was (and still is?) about! These brushes are super soft and work really well! They blend perfectly and are capable of building up the coverage! My "old" brushes from Coastal Scents are EVIL scratchy ones, compared to these angels. lol
Baby Flat Top brush - it is SO tiny, yet so effective! :) Even my hubby liked it! He said it's so gentle on the skin (yep, he played with it a little bit, but didn't use any base products! lol)! :)
"Try Me" Base FAIR (samples with sifters!) My closest match (still not perfect though) is Golden Fair Matte base, others are too yellow for me. Coverage and staying power are pretty decent (I have a combination skin). I wore it twice for almost 10 hours long, looked quite ok. Have to test it further. I'll report back how it'll go.
Finishing Dust (sample with sifter!) - transparent. The same story as with Golden Fair Matte base. Will report back some other day.
Overall, I am very pleased with my order! I definitely will order more brushes after holidays! And I highly recommend these brushes over Coastal Scents ones (for instance)! :)
Have you tried EDM? What are your thoughts?