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Everyday Resort Palette & Small EDM Haul

PIC HEAVY and LONG! Yup, I want to show you all the details.

Everyday Resort ($10) is a new item from Everyday Minerals that consists of 4 loose shadows in a mirrored compact, which reminds me of a limited edition item from Revlon. The push-button release on the front is fairly easy to use. It also comes with a tiny bamboo brush with soft synthetic bristles, which rattles around in the compact and can be quite annoying. If you were wondering if this was hard plastic, rather than flexible, it is.

There's not a lot of product in here. (Ingredients also listed at the bottom of this post.)

EDIT: Whoops, I meant a 5 g jar, which contains 1 g of product.

Parasail: Matte, pale pink; Late Checkout: Soft pearl light pink; Kayak: Rosy brown; Spelunk: Russet brown. The latter two have semi-matte finishes rather than shimmery ones. Late Checkout has a satin finish. (Swatched over a shimmery, champagne base)

The four little containers ARE NOT jars that sit in the compact. They are plastic CAPS with a sifter hole and a FLIPTOP LID, which snaps down very well. You can pry off the caps to refill the compact by sticking some tweezers under the hinge on the back of the fliptop lid. Beware of the mess! I also experienced a little mess when I popped up the fliptop lids.

The little brush fits perfectly into the sifter hole but what am I going to do with that? It's good as a pencil brush to line the lashlines or draw an outer-V but what about for shading?

I used e.l.f.'s Defining Eye Brush as a shader brush (this is the new one and they haven't updated the picture on their website). Although it's wider than the hole, I was still able to get the product onto the brush.

You can use the top of the cap, not the lid, to smoosh the product into the bristles or to wipe, or tap, off the excess. The lid will cover the entire diameter of the cap and the peg on the lid snaps securely into the sifter hole.

English Muffin Lip Balm ($4) is definitely more pigmented than their horrible, pasty, older formula but it's still sheer. It moisturizes so well and feels like butter (like buttah, baby). It's a basic sheer, nude color that applies like a creamy lipstick. The chunks you see in the swatch is the broken edge from my first swipe, but after that, it was all good. Product amount was not listed on the sticker label that keeps peeling off on me. (See ingredients at the bottom.) EDIT: The BAD THING about this lip balm is that each time you apply it, the surface will be dry and will not glide on easily, but after a few swipes, it re-moistens itself.

Free Gifts: Cellulose sponge (which I'm happy to get because I need a new one). It's no different than a regular, rectangular sponge you clean with, except that it's half as thick and disc-shaped. I use it to remove facial masks or just when washing my face. Bird Bath is a shimmery dark blue, which I already own. *groan*

If you have Best Friends blush, then you don't need to get Time Share. They're both cool-toned, mauve-pinks - dupes. Time Share, however, is slightly darker than BF and has very minimal shimmer in it but it's definitely not a sheen finish - still good for lovers of matte blushes.

Lastly, I bought an EMPTY pressed powder compact ($3.50, limited run) because they still haven't release Golden Medium yet. *groan* I might get the Summer Bronzer later, though. The new pressed powders are pressed with caprylic oil instead of jojoba and I hope my skin doesn't react badly to that ingredient.

The compact is about 7 cm in diameter and 2 cm thick. It's about the same size as a MAC Studio Fix compact but with less rounded edges.

To see how to depot any old EDM pressed powders and how to magnetize a compact, as seen below, click here for my video.

The hole on the bottom of the new EDM compact will make it easier to switch out the pans, especially if you make the compact magnetic. BTW, the pans are about 58 mm in diameter.

*A CON about this compact is that the clear, plastic flap that goes over the blush, or whatever you put in there, DOES NOT SNAP OR LATCH IN PLACE - so that sucker rattles in there.

*ANOTHER CON is that I still prefer the design of a MAC compact or a Physician's Formula compact, because they have an empty compartment on the bottom, below the powder, that can house a brush or disc sponge.

Hope this helps! =)
The small pictures on EDM's website of white-colored products on white backgrounds aren't very helpful, don't you think?

Everyday Resort Eye Palette Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77492, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

English Muffin Lip Balm Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Astrocaryum (tucuma) seed butter, Mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Passiflora edulis (passionfruit) seed oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, Tocopherol. May Contain: Iron oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.

Time Share Blush Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 7777742).



Now that I've had the chance to use the "Everyday Resort" LOOSE PALETTE a few times, I can do more of a REVIEW:

  • Good for travel
  • Refillable
  • Has a mirror (although it's a small strip)
  • Push button release is easy to use
  • Good when trying to sample a collection of 4 colors
  • Flat, stackable packaging

  • Less than 1 g of product in the entire palette
  • Purchasing samples sizes of each color (1 g for $2.50 each) is the same price as the palette, but you get much more product by buying individually
  • Small pencil brush is good for lining lashlines or getting the product out, but not for anything else. It's also very stubby and hard to hold.
  • Hard to get product onto a regular-sized, shader brush
  • It's not easy to tap off excess product from your eyeshadow brush as it is when using a sample jar with a lid that you can turn upside-down
  • Somewhat messy; there is product mess when opening the flip-top lids
  • Flip-top lids of each color can be quite hard to pop open
  • Matte formula (Parasail) is a little chalky
  • Kayak is categorized as a shimmer, but the finish is more semi-matte
  • Spelunk is categorized as a pearl finish - the same as Late Checkout - but it's more of a semi-matte
  • I personally don't like the oval-shaped packaging (I guess it's not sexy enough, lol). I'd prefer something square or rectangular
  • I won't be grabbing for this palette very often.
  • EDM, just make pressed eyeshadow quads, already! Hopefully, something small, sleek and more user-friendly.


I have depotted my old "Spring" eye palette and magnetized my new compact. Check it out.

Depot your old pressed powder (click here for video) by using an Exacto-like knife to cut a slit on the side of the cardboard halfway down, then flip over the compact and do the same thing until you slice all the way through. Pull the ring apart and the pan will be stuck to the cardboard disk on the bottom. Drop in alcohol (isopropyl) between the pan and cardboard until the pan releases easily. Don't force it! Wait until the glue is dissolved well by the alcohol.

Magnetize your new compact by cutting a rectangular strip from the metal sheet on the bottom of an elf compact ($1) and super glue it to the center of the compact. Try finding something around the house or the craft store if you don't own an elf compact. Then cut and add a rectangular-shaped "peel & stick" magnet (available at craft stores) on to the bottom of your blush/eyeshadow/foundation pan. Try to match up the magnet with the metal sheet, but it doesn't have to be perfect. (Use this same method to magnetize anything you have, like an eyeshadow palette.)

Your pressed powder ain't going anywhere! DO NOT try to use another "peel & stick" magnet in place of the metal sheet because it WILL NOT HOLD as strongly as the metal. If you do, your powder will come out easily and break!

Peel the product sticker off the bottom of your old pressed powder and stick it to the bottom of your new magnetized compact. You may have to trim it. Notice the hole at the top center. When you want to switch out your pan with something else, insert a push-pin - or whatever will fit - into the hole to release your pan. Be careful not to let your pan fall because EDM pressed powders are very delicate.

Have fun! =)

6 comment(s):

Jasmin said...

Cute ! I need to try these !

Ida said...

i totally agree that the little photos on the edm website do not help at all. your post really helps, i was thinking of getting the resort palette. it seems so small! i'm definitely getting the lip balm, it such a big improvement from their old, waxy ones :)

Vanessa M. said...

wow i am so uncool i had no idea they had these! idk about the eyeshadows but i like the compact ;)

Anonymous said...

The compact will rattle but if you put a face powder puff thing on top of that plastic it makes zero noise :o)

Hannah said...

Hey =)
This was very helpful thank you!
I just ordered my custom kit, and I'm really excited about it :D


_Mari_ said...

Ok, Seriously... I love your blog! It's very organized, I don't even know where to start reading.

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