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Minerals Mate Trays Are A Must Have Makeup Invention

By Sheila Arkee 

Being in the beauty blogging biz for going on three years now, I’ve had the opportunity to see a wide variety of products come and go. Some are memorable, some are not, and then you have inventions that blow your mind by how fantastic they are and why didn’t anyone think of this before?

So it goes with the Minerals Mate mixing trays, which is an idea that is so fabulous that I can”t get over it. Really!  

Working with loose mineral makeup can be a challenge – if you need a little extra space to mix colors, add mixing mediums, or just have a little room to play, Minerals Mate is your solution.

Minerals Mate trays are thin, lightweight palettes that will make the lives of ANY mineral makeup user so much easier and at $19.95 they are extremely well priced.

The wells that accomodate your mineral makeup are covered by secure plastic, making it possible to store and transport your minerals. You can even use the wells to dampen your minerals, as I did in this example. No more messy mixing on the back of your hand!

Minerals Mate trays are easy to clean and are dishwasher safe. You can even use the thumb grip to help clean out your brushes!

Looking at the tray – which comes in red damask, black damask, or a basic white variety – it’s obvious that a lot of care and attention was put in to the design.  I am extremely impressed by the execution of this idea and my gut tells me that this product is going to seen in makeup kits all around the world.

Molly, the creator of Minerals Mate, has so generously offered a 25% discount for Painted Ladies readers through the month of May! Who can pass this deal up? Simply use code 2468MineralsMate at www.mineralsmate.com

And now for the fun part, a contest! For one lucky reader I have a Minerals Mate tray in black AND  a set of The Painted Ladies shadows by Sweet Libertine. Simply leave a comment below by Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11 pm P.S.T. One entry per person, please. Contest open internationally.

  • Cesh

    Oooh, those are awesome!

  • heather t

    I just started using mineral makeup last month so this would definitely come in handy!

  • Molly St. Clair

    Genius idea! I always have so many individual containers; this would be such an organizational boon!

  • http://morsiereads.blogspot.com karen

    ooooh… love love love love love this. I need one in my life.

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    I’m not entering your giveaway since I have this and love it. I’ve used the original one for a long time and now I have this one and it’s terrific with the top. People need to buy this. Love the code!!

  • Cathy

    What a great idea!

  • ren

    these trays are wonderful! I was looking for such a solution for my various loosepowders. :)

  • Melissa

    These look awesome – I am checking them out!

  • Leslie Esquivel

    What a great idea, and giveaway! I could make great use of this as I find it challenging to keep up with all my pots of Sweet Libertine.


    Admitted, Unashamed, Makeup Hoarder

  • Dakota

    Awesome! I’ve been mixing on my hand for ages.

  • Nina

    Woohoo for an international contest!

    And yes, I could even use this kind of tray. :)

  • Christy c.

    What a great idea!

  • Nancy

    That sounds like a pretty convenient tool for the serious mineral make-up mavens among us. :)

  • http://www.beautythesis.net Tamara @ Beauty Thesis

    What an interesting concept. I know that the mess and inconvenience of loose makeup put me off minerals for a while, this would definitely make it more appealing.

  • Shell

    Love my Sweet Libertine! What a great complimentary product!

  • Redd

    Fabulous ~ thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • Jen B

    Awesome idea! Love the damask print too!

  • Shay

    How easy and neat this would make my life!!!!! I need this in my life!

  • Elizabeth

    These are awesome!

  • krista wyatt

    I love it! very cool idea.

  • Blair

    This would be so convenient! No more dirty hands! I swear people think I have a skin condition… :)

    Love the blog and your pinterest, btw!

  • Drea

    I’ve been using a little plastic plate for mixing. this seems much more useful and elegant

  • Deenise

    Love these. My daughter and I would love to have them.

  • http://editionsofthu.blogspot.com Thu

    Am I eligible? :)

  • Sheila – Painted Ladies

    Thu – yep!

  • jenn

    I Love this idea!! I love that there are lids for the individual wells, this is SO much nicer than the little watercolor palette I’d been using! :)
    I cannot wait to order one, thank you!!

  • Nancy

    These look really handy for when I have to mix foundations when I’m in between colors.

  • Caitlin McClure

    These look great. Would love them!

  • http://beautyinfinitum.blogspot.com eight

    This would be great! I love MMU.

  • Sydnie

    I want it. Thanks

  • http://saffiremoon21.tumblr.com Elaine

    I’m slightly terrified of mixing makeup but maybe if I got these I would try!

  • http://brightlycoloredperson.wordpress.com/ Daena

    This is brilliant! I will have to get one!

  • http://MyNewestAddiction.com Laura MyNewestAddiction

    Wow!!! That is amazing! I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.naturallabeauty.blogspot.com Caitie

    What a great idea! I love that it has lids 😀

  • Katherine P

    Thats a neat idea.

  • tracy davis

    I Love it! Great idea.

  • http://www.stringtheoryknits.blogspot.com/ karen

    fantastic idea! thanks for the contest.

  • http://Makeupjewels.blogspot.com Julie

    This would be awesome!


    They look so cool…what a great invention!

  • http://www.hobbylobbyist.com Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist

    What a great invention!

  • http://www.retrodivasbeauty.com Meredith

    What a clever idea!

  • Stormie

    I really like these. Ingenious!

  • Jenny

    Oooh! This is awesome. I want to win!

  • Mary Wolfson

    What a cool idea. I wanna win! :)

  • Mina Holliday

    These look amazing. I almost exclusively use loose makeup. This is perfect!

  • http://joydreamerstravels.blogspot.com Heather

    Such an exciting invention! I’d love to try this! :)

  • Penny Abdalla

    Wow, these trays are an awesome idea. I am a mineral makeup addict and this would be very useful for me. I am also new to Sweet Libertine Cosmetics (only introduced via your blog) and am currently on the mission to try them out as I love the Painted Lady colors! Beautiful.

  • Mandy

    I only use loose powders. I would love to try this!

  • http://opiateadornments.com Allison

    ahh! i am a loose shadow junkie. this is a must have, so glad i came across this post! probably something i will buy if i don’t win one 😀

  • http://www.midnightmanicures.com Jeanie MidnightManicures

    I am just getting back into makeup heavy and with all the minerals and loose pigments, I have been at a loss of what to do with them! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great product!

  • tamar

    This is cute, thanks for the opportunity :)

  • Nicole C.

    I could definitely use this!

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    This is great
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • Diane Baum

    This is totally cool

  • Christine

    wow—love this ..

  • Madoka

    This looks awesome~~~!

  • ferriz

    i could really use this! im a mineral makeup junkie.