Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Anyone who has shopped for mineral makeup on ArtFire or Etsy will recognized the name PinkQuartzMinerals. The pretty pink handled brushes and superb customer service is really just the icing on the cake when it comes to this makeup magician!

As many already know, I am one of PQM's models. I've done every type of style for her. From sultry and sexy to 'oh my god--what is that?' Doree makes some magical color combinations and I love playing with them. I swear sometimes I think I'm like a kid in a candy store when I hear she's whipped up some new colors. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

So after around a year or so of only taking eye pictures for her makeup I decided I'd do a full face makeover. Yes, I cannot believe I am actually showing pictures of myself without makeup online for the world to see. But this is how much I love her makeup and stand behind her wizardry. She is a wildly imaginative artist and man is she dangerous with a supply of mineral micas and a little bit of spare time!!

In the After photos I am wearing:

Alabaster foundation
Marsh corrector
Firefly Glow lightly on cheeks
Summer Gold on lid and up to brow and Gold Ore in crease
Copper Peach lip gloss.

I started with a fresh clean face in the Before pictures. I have freckles, liver spots, and acne with oily skin. None of these pictures have been touched up in any way with editing programs. And as you can see my natural hair color isn’t auburn and I do have some gray. After applying Alabaster foundation and Veil my freckles and liver spots were minimized, my skin tone was evened out and my wrinkles are less noticeable. I’m 28 but hey, I’m starting to notice a few.

My complexion is pretty pale. I originally began with the Parchment foundation from PQM but when Doree made Alabaster I knew I had to try it. I have found that the lighter tone of Alabaster helps hide my freckles and liver spots even BETTER! I am thrilled. Lesson learned: don’t be afraid to try something a bit lighter or darker than your natural skin tone. You never know what the end result will be. Each shade seems to have it’s own unique personality when on skin.

My favorite PQM eye shadows are Piney, Copper Peach, Naked Frost, Ecstasy, Pandsymonium, Kjsagender, Cane, and Green Bean Casserole. And I can’t live without the dual ended brush! It is the biggest time saver I’ve ever found for applying mineral makeup; perfect control and it has the ability to hold a lot of product. This brush is the only thing I've found that will allow me to do all the crazy stuff I do in my modeling photos.


Pink Quartz Minerals said...

Angel, you are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for ALL your help, and your superb modeling skills! :)

Creative Cove Jewelry Designs said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the before and after. Great looking makeup.