Review & Giveaway: Minerals Mate

12 May

Contest closed! Congratulations Elleisforlove!

This tray is one of the most versatile products I’ve discovered this year. Living in a 110° climate in the summer makes it very difficult for me to wear liquid foundation. To put it bluntly, my skin sucks ass. I need serious coverage and I need it to last throughout my 9-hour work day. I typically use mineral foundation all summer long because it can withstand perspiration and still give me the coverage that I need.

The problem with mineral foundation (and why I tend to only use it in the summer) is because the application is messy and inconvenient. As I’m sure you’re well aware, mineral makeup typically comes in a sifter jar. I don’t know if it’s because I’m blonde or what, but I make a royal mess with any and ALL sifter jars I come into contact with. Transferring the foundation from the sifter jar to the lid without spilling anything is like asking me to recite the Greek alphabet… it just cannot be done. The Mineral Mate tray has completely solved that issue for me.

Here’s what the tray looks like:

Here is what I’ve found this tray to be especially awesome for:

1. Mixing foundation colors. I love to mix my foundation shades, but I never have the time or patience when I’m getting ready for work at 6:30am. Now I can keep both of my favorite foundations (pictured in the left & middle cups) and my light mineral concealer for my eye area (right cup) all together for convenient mixing. And if you’re not into minerals, the tray works awesome for mixing liquid foundations too.

2. Foiling! I loveee foiling loose/mineral eye shadows. This tray makes it super easy. Keep your favorite foiling shade in one of the small cups and keep another cup open. When you’re ready to foil, add a few drops of mixing medium or water to the empty cup, dab in your shadow, and you’ve got a one-time use foiling station all ready to go.

3. Mixing/Storing custom eye shadow colors and depotted lipstick. One of my MAC lipsticks just went through the dryer and didn’t make it out alive. I salvaged what I could and transferred the remains into one of the small cups on the tray.

If you want to purchase your own Minerals Mate, there are three different models available on My tray is the “Double Platinum” model for $19.95. The “Muddy Mate” model is only $9.95. You can use the coupon code 2468MineralsMate to get 25% off your order through the end of May.

Giveaway Time!

I have one more Minerals Mate tray (the ‘Red at Play’ model) and it’s going to one of you! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post requesting to be entered into the giveaway.

The giveaway ends May 21st at 11:59pm MST. It’s open internationally! I will randomly select the winner and notify him/her via email. Good luck!


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38 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: Minerals Mate”

  1. Kara May 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I have never heard of this before, but it is a genius invention! I rarely use my mineral makeup anymore, because I always make a mess. This would be so helpful!

  2. Lori Ann May 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway.

    I’ve never tried a mineral foundation but this tray makes it look a lot easier!

  3. ANGEL May 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I would love to have the mineral tray just to have my morning make-up in one place. I have a full drawer and two boxes that are full, but I have my favorites just like any girl does.


  4. Jenni May 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    May I please be entered?

  5. Rachel May 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Wow! This looks awesome – totally up my alley! Please enter me
    On the drawing…and keep up the sweet product reviews and posts! Thanks!

  6. Annemarie May 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Your giveaways are awesome!!!

  7. Samreen May 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    wow great giveaway.thank you :)
    enter me plz:)

  8. Azra May 13, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Ohh this seems like a an product!
    Thanks for giveaway!
    Azra x

  9. Florinda May 13, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    Awesome giveaway! This Mineral Mate Box This would be so helpful!
    Thank you so much!;D


  10. Sekhmet May 13, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway :)

  11. Francesca May 13, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway.
    Thanks for the opportunity! ;-)

  12. sonia brandolone May 13, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    Enter me
    FB: sonia brandolone

  13. Rositas May 13, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    enter me, please, amazing contest! =)

    FB Rosita’s La Tanita
    email and bloglovin’ rosanna-79 AT live DOT com

  14. Chicca Tamburrino May 13, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Hi,enter me!
    FB:Chicca Tamburrino

  15. Jane Tempest May 13, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway,thanks!


  16. Lucia May 13, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I always need a stuff like this! This is truly amazing, I love it! :) finger crossed!


  17. Francesca Loveredhair May 13, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    enter me please ^^

    FB Francesca Loveredhair

  18. Pat warrenfeltz May 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow! I have worn Bare Essentials forever. I have always left my little jars open and in a basket or on a tray under the sink, but this is just awesome. You have come up with something that will make all ladies use that mineral makeup. And its a good thing! Cannot stand putting anything else on my face. I am an artist and love mixing colors so I will so enjoy this. You are brilliant and I will be sending this to everyone I know who loves mineral makeup, after all,I got them all using it. Of course I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you, thank you, thank you for a great product. You need to take it on QVC. YOU go girl!

  19. kristin May 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I’d love to be entered in the giveaway! this looks like a great product!

  20. PATRIZIA GIVEAWAY SCHIAVONE May 14, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Liked and shared! ^^

  21. Sole May 14, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Amazing giveaway! Thank you! :-)

  22. Sarah May 14, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    This is such a cool product! Id get a lot of use out of it!

  23. JILL WATKINS May 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I would love to have this, please enter me. :-)

    One question- what is “foiling”?????

    jill.watkins (at)

    • Chelsey May 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      Good question :) Foiling is a technique to apply your eye shadow wet so it looks bolder and more instense on the lid.

  24. Casey May 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I’d love to be entered! I just got into mineral foundation and it’s the best!

  25. Lauren Knott May 16, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    I would love to be entered!

  26. Carol Warcken May 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!

  27. Alexandra D May 18, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    What a smart invention, never seen this before but very smart. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Nicole May 18, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    This is awesome! ! I Love it.

    Enter me pls :)

  29. Elleisforlove May 18, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    This has been added to my DO WANT list.

    Please enter me in your giveaway enthusiastic girly and you will warm the cockles of my heart and soul kthx.


  30. stefania May 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    eccomi , enter me,bellissima idea mi piacerebbe riceverlo,speriamooo
    stefy ste fb
    gfc abellaa


  31. Rafia May 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Hi I am Rafia from Qatar,..I would love love to enter this uniquely awesome giveaway to win this mineral mate,which I have never seen before,It will make storing my messy makeup easily…I love the color red too,.which is the giveaway item as mentioned <3….
    Thanks for this International Giveaway.
    I follow you on Facebook as Rafia M. Siddiqui
    Hope to win the Giveaway.Inshallah.
    Take Care

  32. sonilda biba May 19, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    wowww !! thank you :)

  33. Eleda Sponge Gi May 20, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    enter me plz! *-* ty

    FB eleda sponge gi
    TWTTR: @_S_eLe_S_

  34. GloriaTea May 21, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Enter me , please!
    gloriatea at hotmail dot com

  35. Rosita May 21, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    The dream for my mineral makeup is here *_* finger crossed!
    Must Have!


  36. Makeup Gal June 27, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    I LOVE Minerals Mate! It’s an absolute must-have for applying mineral makeup!

  37. K8 July 19, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    Perfect addition to accompany your other products, enter me in your contest to WIN!

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