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Decisions, Decisions...

How do I choose the right shade of base for my face? This is a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point. Searching for the right shade shouldn’t be a daunting task. Truth is, it’s quite simple, and we are here to help break it down for you!




Recognizing your skin type is a MUST when choosing the proper foundation shade. Knowing which skin type category you fall into will help you narrow down which class of foundation color(s) you should choose. (Your skin will love you for this, I promise!)

NORMAL- Skin feels & appears supple and vibrant.  No access oil.  Looks clean & smooth. Normal skin is the least problematic. Recommended Base-  JoJoba, Matte & Semi-Matte

DRY-  Skin feels & appears dry. Flaking of the skin is very common.  Dry Skin can develop wrinkles and irritates easily. Recommended Base- Jojoba

OILY-  Skin typically looks shiny and tends to have larger pores.  More prone to acne breakouts. Recommended Base- Matte

COMBINATION- (Most common) Skin has both dry and oily spots.  Oily areas tend to be on the forehead and nose (T-ZONE). Dryness is usually located on the cheeks and around the eyes. Recommended Base-  Matte and Jojoba

Choosing between our 3 beautiful bases should be quite simple now that you know a little more about your skin. All bases are formulated with high performance ingredients to help make your complexion flawless!


COOL- Pink or reddish complexions.  Skin typically burns easily. When looking at your hand or arm, veins appear blue. Silver jewelry complements this skin tone best.

NEUTRAL-  Beige with a bit of yellow or pink complexions.  Skin tans gradually. When looking at your hand or arm, veins tend to have a greenish tint to them.  Both silver and gold complement this skin tone.

WARM-  Yellow or peachy complexions.  Skin tans easily and does not usually burn.  When looking at your hand or arm, veins may have a slight greenish tint to them.  Gold jewelry complements this skin tone best.


*A recent study shows that 97% of the population has a warm undertone to their skin.  As only 3% of the population claimed having a cool undertone*

Here is a little more information on getting to know your undertones, as well as some handpicked base colors to go with each skin tone. Click Here.


When choosing your foundation, you never want to change the color of your face. You, my friend, are wonderfully made- skin tone and all! When looking at a spectrum of beautiful colors (which can get overwhelming), always choose a color or colors that are visibly closest to the natural tone of your skin.

After all, who wouldn’t want to look effortlessly beautiful?!


One of the BIGGEST mistakes that we beauties make while on the hunt for our perfect match….

Applying foundation shades on our cheeks or hands- this is a major NO NO!

Your neck is the best area to test your potentials, because it is the area of the skin that is least exposed to the sun. Therefore, it is the closest match to your natural skin tone.





“Mirror Mirror on the wall, I know my base shade after all!”

Everyday Minerals makes it easy for all of us to find the perfect base shade for our skin tone. The best decision you can make is to follow the link below and get started with a FREE 7 Piece Sample kit.

TA - DA! Test away, and find your perfect shade today!





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  • Hi! I'm looking to try your products. I'm medium beige in bare minerals, and was wondering what you would suggest as a color from your brand? TIA!

  • Kat Simmons August 5, 2014

    I was a perfect match to your olive face powders. (light and Medium mixed) But you no longer carry them!

  • Erika Lohr August 6, 2014

    In order to get the 7 free samples must I place an order.

  • Hannah S August 8, 2014

    I am a die hard EM user and am a perfect match for your Semi-Matt Ivory. I was hoping to try some other formulas(Jojoba/matte), can you recommend a comprable color? :)

  • I previously used the EM color called Perfect..which was indeed a perfect match for me. Can you please tell me the closest match in both the Jojoba & Semi-Matte formulas? Thanks!

  • hi! I just wanna ask u what shade would be match for me. I used to use mac studio fix powder foundation nc40.

  • I haven't had to purchase any new makeup for a really long time and it looks like the names of the base shades may have changed.. I wear the Light Neutral. What is the new base I should buy to replace it?

  • I'm in the same boat as Jenny! What is the new color name for the Golden Medium base? Mahalo...

  • I used to use the Sunkissed Fair base and am wondering what the new name would be. Thank you so much and I love the products!!

  • I am Golden Medium in BareMinerals...What is a comparable shade for EM?

  • Multi Tasking Neutrai is my perfect color. Could you please tell me what the Jojoba base version of that color is?

  • I had the Fair Medium original glo base. What color would I wand in the Jojoba base?

  • Hi there. Your old olive range was a great match for me. I used to mix Fair olive & light olive. What shades r they in semi matte? And I would like to try jojoba base too, which shades would you recommend I try?

  • yan yan lo September 15, 2014

    Hi I use LIGHT in Bareminerals. I want to try your jojoba base, could you recommend a shade?

  • Hi,can you tell me with shade of base is equivalent to 'old' light olive shade.Thank you

  • How can I get a free sample

  • I'm looking for advice on what to pick, I was using bare minerals matte foundation "fair" but I think I probably have more combination to dry skin. Do you know what color(s) might be closst to bare minerals fair? I've also been using the bare minerals BB primer cream "light" which did a great job of evening my mildly roscaia cheeks. I'd love to hear what you think! I can't wait to order! Thanks!

  • Kathy Bruce October 11, 2014

    I've always used "Covergirl: Tru Blend" and the color was "Ivory". I do burn easily, which Everyday Minerals would be good?

  • Patricia Landon October 13, 2014

    I always used the yellow toned multi-tasking concealer as I found the color yellow is best for concealing my dark circles. Neither can I find the Ginger peach eye shadow. Help please?

  • I'm looking for advice on what to pick, I was using bare minerals matte foundation "fair" but I think I probably have more combination to dry skin. Do you know what color(s) might be closst to bare minerals fair? I've also been using the bare minerals BB primer cream "light" which did a great job of evening my mildly roscaia cheeks. I'd love to hear what you think! I was was looking at a semi matte: 1) golden fair, golden ivory, light 2N, Beige 3N and golden beige (i'm a little more tan in the summer/end of summer bare minerals fairly medium and fair in the winter) my biggest concern is cooling the red in my cheeks. I can't wait to order! thanks!

  • Hi.i was using soft peach butter collor. what name this color get?thanks!

  • What shade would you suggest if I normally would use Bare Minerals Fairly Light Matte powder?

  • Hi!! What shades would you suggest I try if I normally wear Golden Fair Matte in bareMinerals? Thank you!! :)

  • Colleen Demboske October 30, 2014

    How big are the kits? (in Oz sizes)

  • I like multi tasking matte base, but you dont carry anymore. When do you have multi tasking base, especially for jojoba base?

  • Stacy Stone November 11, 2014

    My daughter used the EM Sandy Fair, could you recommend a substitute? Thanks!

  • Hi! I am trying to put together my 7piece sample kit. I'm fairly light in bareminerals. Do you have suggestions on some of your shades that will match that? I am looking at the jojoba base or semi matte colors. Thanks!

  • Hello, I'm "Light" in Bareminerals Matte foundation. What would be the closest in your Matte shades? I have oily skin and visible pores. Thanks!

  • Lisa Sexton December 14, 2014

    Hello, I haven't ordered any product for a year and now I see lots of things have changed. I have some questions; 1) I normally used Fair Matte or Fair Medium Matte, depending on the time of year. Which of the Jojoba colors would be a match for those? 2) I currently use the Sunlight Color Corrector for under eye circles, but I feel like it gives me that slight raccoon look. I am interested in trying one of the concealer sticks, but I'm not sure what the difference is between the Creme Color Corrector Stick and the Creme Concealer Sticks? Thank you!

  • Jayanthy January 5, 2015

    I want to mak a trial in all products

  • I would like to try the 7-piece sample but the shades of matte/semi-matte bases are not available. According to the "newbies" page I'm ivory-neutral color and would need 1N. Are all the #1 shades out of stock or am I doing something wrong? Thanks so much!

  • Lisa Long January 12, 2015

    Good makeup

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