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I absolutely LOVE, love, love Larenim's products!  Thank you so much for providing us with a healthy, clean, pure makeup option.  I've been using it for years and refer my friends to Larenim, too! :)

A very thankful customer, Leanne


Dear Larenim,

Hi!  I've been using many of your products for almost a year now and absolutely LOVE them!  Thank you for creating such awesome products! 


These are some of the best mineralized, stay put colors I've been lucky enough to sample. I'm amazed.




I just wanted to give a review of the Hyaluronic Acid Serum & (say) how amazed I am by the product.


I'm an esthetician, & I've been using Larenim make up, that serum, & a few other skin care products for years now.


Recently, I burned my face with my curling wand.  yikes! ..... dead center on my cheek.  I was so upset & expecting to have a nasty pigmentation mark there for a long time.  I know that burns usually blister, than turn into a scab & even after the scab is gone, there is  discoloration for a long time.  I got the idea i'd put the Hyaluronic acid serum on my burn immediately & several times a day.  that was 5 days ago.  My burn is virutally gone.  there is just a hint of pink but there is all new skin & no discoloration whatsoever.  The Hyaluronic Acid Serum is one of the best products i've ever used.  






I have been using the loose foundation for  about 4 years and a couple years ago tried the pressed power as a "touch-up" tool.  I love the colors of eyeshadow and the mascara is so gentle that my lashes actually look healthier now.  The redness and irritation are gone from my skin and I constantly get complements on how my skin looks.  I'm in my mid-fifties and my skin looks better now than it did 10 years ago.  It does take a bit of time and practice to get the hang of application...I'm so glad I stuck with it because there is nothing else that works as well for me.  thanks again,






Love the cleanser and toner...absolutely great for my 50 something skin! My husband said my wrinkles around my mouth are going away!!

For a man to notice… wow again!



I wore bare minerals for YEARS!  I sold people on it, I gave it as presents..I swore by it and that I would never use a liquid or cream makeup again. I would not wear another mineral makeup...ever.

My daughter bought Larenim from a local market while they were having a sale & told me I should try it.  I said "no way'...I love Bare Minerals..it's good to & for my skin (it was & is) and even though in my opinion it settled into the lines of my face, I just would not be budged.

I got Larenim foundation a few days later just to use as a compact to put in my purse & in haste one day, I used it as foundation to save time (and it DOES save time over bare minerals any day of the week..I am talking the pressed compact).

I loved the way once it was applied to my face how it seemed to "adjust" and smooth out my skin tone & cover up...I could take a concealer brush and press it onto problem areas & voila! I was done...I don't need to use a setting powder, either as I did with bare minerals or any other makeup for that matter.

Suffice it to say, I have left bare minerals behind..I can't even begin to achieve the same coverage and/or look I get with Larenim..I love the compact and the application method.  I have brand new bare minerals foundation..never opened I am not planning ever to open. Miracle!


I have been successfully using your products for several years now, and I cannot tell you how happy I am with your makeup, particularly your eye shadows.  Prior to using Larenim, I was quite certain that the reason for my eyelids to swell, itch and in some cases, even bleed, was due to bismuth oxychloride. 



I just wanted to let you know that I have been using the pressed powder foundation for a couple of weeks now, and I really liking it. Since using your pressed foundation I noticed that my skin is a lot less oily. Even my eyelids which secrete oil like crazy don't get as bad, and now I can wear eyeshadow. It hasn't completely taken care of my oily skin, but it definitely helps. Thanks for making such a great product. :)


Been using (the LashDance Serum). My lashes are longer and fuller. I could tell after a few weeks but yesterday I was getting them tinted and my cosmetologist said she totally noticed a difference. It's awesome!




I currently use (Hyaluronic Acid Serum) at night before bedtime and I've noticed that the fine lines are disappearing and my skin looks radiant.

This is a great product as it does not irritate my skin.

Other brands I've used tended to congest my pores.

I have discovered that less is best with respect to ingredients.



Best mascara ever! I am 44 and have tried more mascara than I care to remember.  Your product is so far ahead of the competition, mineral or not, chemical laden or not.  I used it for the first time today and I am blown away.  My lashes have NEVER looked so good.  NO clumps, flakes, smudges, lasted all day into the night and came off like a dream.  I can't wait to try the rest of your line.  Thank you for making a terrific product.

Jennifer S. 

The (lip gloss) shade is awesome - True Romance. My sister and I went to the store and both bought your pressed mineral powder and I bought the lip gloss. We checked out, walked to the car and the first thing I did was open the lip gloss. My sister put it on first and fell in love with the color...she is very hard to please. Then I put it on and we could not get over how natural looking it is. We immediately got out of the car and walked back into the store to buy another one for my sister!


Thank you again, and good luck! Awesome product.





Hello, I'm a huge advocate of Larenim products and cannot say enough about how much I love the integrity of your ingredients.  Thank you so much for not compromising in the quality of the natural ingredients you provide in your products. 

Thank you!



Age Redew Serum is the best moisturizing product I have used.  It isn't gooey and doesn't cause one's foundation to cake. It also lends a subtle radiance to the complexion which lasts throughout the day.  It is non-irritating and provides sufficient protection against the drying elements of wind and snow. 

One of the ingredients, MSM, has long been known for its youth enhancing properties via encouraging collagen production in the body.

I recommend this product to anyone regardless of skin type.  It does what it claims to.



I recently received a few eye shadows and liners that I bought from your company. I have had issues for the past few years with regular products irritating my eyes (causing discomfort and irritation lasting for days). I was so happy to notice that, after a whole day of wearing one of your eyeshadows drawn on my lash line), NO irritation. I felt like I was not wearing any makeup at all.


Thank you so much for making a product that is kind to nature and kind on my eyes.






I received an E-mail from you in response to my question about "how to minimize the pores around my nose."  You suggested using Mineral Silk light-medium and Sheer Perfection applied over the 3wm (I use pressed foundation).  You also suggested the Camouflage Oval Grande brush to apply these products.  I wanted to tell you that I am VERY, VERY pleased.  It works!  It also produces almost a "glow" to my face.

Thank you so much.         

Sincerely, Cathy


It works overnight too. Omg my face was a mess a couple days ago. My chin looked like connect the dots. I used the polish at night and for a minute in the morning. I had a clear chin by the end of the day. It's a miracle product.


I absolutely LOVE ALL your products and fully support your health conscious influence in our society promoting healthier makeup.  Larenim is my absolute favorite brand and I wouldn't use anything else.

Leanne E.

I have been using Dusk til Dawn nightly for one week, and I wanted to thank you for what this has done--even in this very short amount of time--for my skin. For two years, I had these very queer dry, itchy patches on each cheek. Sometimes I could see them, but increasingly as time passed, they became invisible! But I could surely feel them. I felt like I had poison ivy on my cheeks, even though I couldn't see any evidence. The invisibility only added my frustration and bewilderment, and to this day I have no idea what  my condition might have been called. Fearful of the chemicals a dermatologist might prescribe, I had reached a point where I just didn't know what to do or try. Then, I discovered your Dusk til Dawn, and after you had been so gracious with answering my preceding questions, I decided I didn't have anything to loose. 

Well, I'm delighted!! My itching patches are ALL GONE and they show no signs of recurrence. And there's an additional bonus! I was already pleased with the appearance of the rest of my complexion, BUT---- with DTD, I've never had clearer, softer, more even skin. My only regret is that I didn't start using this miracle stuff years ago. Thank you!


I've been using your products for about a year now, sampling and trying new things to get the right products for my skin. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Invisi-Pore Primer. I use this mostly as my foundation on my T-zone as I have really oily skin and I find this works better than the Foundation (although I do use 3W on the rest of my face).


I have recently found your makeup line and am pleased with the shadows and thrilled with the mascara. 





I want to say I love your eye colors as I have purchased several (20 at last count!) at a store locally.



I’m always so thrilled when my order arrives. Your products are the best! The way they come wrapped in purple tissue paper makes me feel like I’m opening a present. I tried a few different under eye concealers because I wasn’t sure which would be right. I also didn’t know how well they would work. They go on so much quicker and easier than the one I had been using and they look so much more natural. Sometimes it’s fun to be “unnatural” and get glittery. I’ll be wearing incantation to a concert tomorrow night. I love you Larenim! You’re the best!

Suzanne L.


I love your mineral compact!



Hi my name is Arielle and I just want to say that the Larenim Mineral line is Fantastic.  I have been using Larenim minerals for over a year now.  I've tried a lot of makeup brands out there and nothing can compare.  I'm in love with your pressed powder and your blushes! It leaves my skin smooth and radiant!!  Thank you again for having the best makeup! 


I've had some larenim eye colors in my 'stash' since finding them in 2005 at a local health food store. 

Fast forward several years, trying several brands of 'high-end' products for my sensitive skin with psoriasis with limited or short-lived success.  Last week I splurged and ordered a bunch of Larenim products, dusk til dawn, hocus pocus, powder, eye shadows....etc... and in one day my  significant other of 5 years said, 'wow', your skin looks better than it's ever looked!.  He's seen what I've been through (all the products I've tried) with my skin...

I really hope, (and I think it should continue) that I can stick with the Larenim line. I just wish I would have tried the full line sooner! 

Thanks for making such excellent products!



I just want to say that Larenim is one of my absolute favorite lines.

(XX) does not have a light enough shade for me, and causes me to breakout.  Not only is Larenim good for my sensitive skin, but you guys have the BEST colors.  This is so hard to find!!  Most of the other natural brands I've tried are nice, but all the shades are really conservative and traditional.  I love the variety of colors in your line, from awesome neutrals/browns (like Witches Brew, which I call my magic eyeshadow because everyone complements my eyes when I wear it) to the really rich and awesome colors in the Goth collections. Ashes to Ashes is the best black liner I've ever used!!

Thanks so much!! 

Thanks so much for making great products!

First I have to say that I love your makeup!
I have tried so many mineral makeup brands, and larenim is definitely the best! I have some neutral eyeshadows, the Mineral Airbrush™ Pressed Foundation in 3-NM and the Mineral Silk Lt-Med Pressed, and I am really really pleased.

Best regards from Norway


I have been using the DTD Recovery for almost a month now & I absolutely love it. I'm an esthetician & my skin is very difficult to figure, even for me, out as far as breakouts. My skin looks great since I've been using this & I just bought the Detox mask & used that over the wknd. I'm hooked on both!


Thank you.

I just wanted to tell you that I just tried the airbrushed pressed foundation and I absolutely loved it! It covers great and lasted all day! I am so happy I found this makeup and I am even happier that it does not contain micronized minerals! I used Everyday mineral pressed foundation for a while and they recently changed their formula, taking out the jojoba and it no longer works so well.

Thanks again,


To Whom It May Concern:

I just want to let you know that I love your products. One of my patients, (a Larenim esthetician), introduced me to them several months ago. Since I had been using the same make-up regime (including a liquid foundation & pressed powder) for about 15 years it took a while to get the hang of the loose powder products. At first I just used Larenim on the weekends because I liked the weightless feel, but I did not have the application process down yet. After some practice I've gotten it right and have completely switched to Laremin, and my skin feels and looks much healthier. Thank you for your products.



Kirsten, & Larenim Mineral Cosmetics:

I've just tried Larenim pressed foundation, blush, mascara and eyeliner... and I absolutlely love it. I've used Dior, Chanel, Shi Seido, Perscriptives, and Estee Lauder products for years and Larenim has has taken first place. I feel like I have no make up on! I find myself going to the mirror to double check and when I do my skin is even and radiant. As a make up junkie and a Yoga Instructor (rare combo, I know) I am so excited to find a natural makeup line that allows my skin to breathe, actually improves my skin, yet provides coverage, not to mention the insane Larenim color line that will knock your socks off. These eye colors are gorgeous. I feel like I've made a new discovery! What a gem!

Thank you!

Francesca G.

Hi there,

I just wanted to say that I LOVE your pressed foundation! I have used lots of different mineral foundations, but have had difficulty finding a pressed powder that worked... I used Iredale for awhile but it was just too pricey; Larenim works BETTER and lasts longer! A much better value. After having had severe acne and scarring, Larenim erases the redness and everywhere I go,I get compliments on my skin... people tell me it looks flawless... you can't imagine how that feels after having literally having had more deep painful cysts than acne. Also, I found my perfect shade, the (1-CM) as it's difficult for someone with extremely fair skin to find a good color that doesn't give the "zombie" look. So many kudos for a great product that works magic, and fits perfectly.

Thanks again for such great products. 

Thank you for transforming my complexion. I've been struggling with acne since puberty. I am now 26 years old and still suffer from acneic skin due to hormonal imbalance. Your makeup is the only thing my skin tolerates anymore, it hides all the imperfections and I don't have to touch up throughout the day. The invisi-pore treatment is a miracle and I'm soon ordering dusk till dawn. The sample was small but enough to tell me this is a great product, too. Thank you for everything.


I have to once again thank you for your patience and your truly exceptional products....
First you were absolutely right (my bad) and second here's my epiphany:

I went to my local health food store and purchased the full size amount of 3W. I was going to get some Lt. Goddess Glo but they don't stock it :o(

Next morning, rather than blending, I decided to try just 3W layered over InvisiPore (another standout).
OMG - redness gone! A sweep of Mineral silk and my complexion looks awesome!

I feel I could not 'load' the brush enough with the sample size 3W, once I had the full size I could. This maybe where a video would be helpful to those of us that are not 'intuitive' with makeup application. But bottom line - you were right that 3W covers redness best.

Also, I think that my redness has diminished due to using your makeup. I am using pure organic Jojoba oil as a moisturizer - my hair loves it so I figured my skin would too.

I am spreading the word about your makeup to others that use the other brands.

Best to you,


Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Nutrition Consultant

I just have to share with you that your make-up has changed my life. I was NOT able to wear make-up for 10 years due to severe chemical sensitivity and allergies. I wore nothing for that 10 year period. I found your make up and just love it. I have had no problems and my skin looks beautiful. Just thought I would pass on a good report.

Thanks again,
Holly W.

I have to say I absolutely love the pressed powder!!! I had been looking for a long time for a pressed powder that is not full of chemicals, and that is why I had always resulted to the loose powder. First the Bare Escentuals, then on to Afterglow, then to Purely Cosmetics. While the last two were worked just fine, they were still loose powders. And I don't have the time in the morning to apply the foundation and then the setting/silk powder. And when I first tried the Larenim on, it looked cakey, but after I got the hang of it, it works like a charm and gives me the perfect coverage I want! It hides the imperfections and redness that I tend to get, and I never have to touch it up all day! Which I am not used to because way back I used Clinique and had to use the liquid foundation and touch up twice a day with the powder. The Bare Escentuals just gave that shine I hated and used a powder all the time to cover that up.

So anyways, very, very pleased with the pressed foundation, please keep producing it!

Thank you!

Hello from Minnesota!!

I just wanted to let you know (I have emailed you with many?’s before and you have gracefully answered each one- thank you!!) I bought the pressed powder foundation and I use my kabuki brush, but after I swirl it around I spritz just a bit of water on the brush and then apply the foundation. Wow- they really gives you more of an airbrush look, I have lots of pores. I don't know if it's safe for the product, but my brush is dry before I swirl it around again, then respritz. It does make a difference (to me anyways) on how it looks. :o) I just wanted to say thank you for your awesome service, and hopefully will be buying more of your products in the future :O)


Great Products!

I just want you to know that I’m a very happy customer! I ordered your samples, and although I’m an occasional full make up wearer, I care what I am putting on my skin and often have sensitivities. I had no break outs or reactions to your foundation, concealers and blush. Most importantly I LOVE what I saw in the mirror!

Keep bringing us superior products! Are you interested in facial cleansing products? I sure could use a high quality cleanser and exfoliating product.

I’m so happy I found Larenim and recommend your products to everyone




How pleased I was to find a lovely Larenim display on my most recent visit to Central Market! Perhaps you are aware that it is THE place in San Antonio for the ultimate in organic and exotic food items, and it is preferred by most locals in the surrounding neighborhoods over both Whole Foods and Sun Harvest. It also happens to be my personal favorite place to browse for new body care product ideas and essential oil blend combinations!

What a delightful surprise to see your products there...though I prefer to buy straight from the source when I can! I am glad to see your company growing, thriving, and succeeding!

It did get me thinking though...I must admit that I have long since used up my jar of Dusk 'til Dawn, but forgetfulness has prevented me from ordering more till now. I was happy to find new products on the website and have indulged in some of them!

Anyway, I'm sure you've got a slew of e-mails to read, so I won't make this any longer than it has to be. I just wanted to say thanks again for a perfect product and to congratulate you on a job well done!

Many thanks for improving my skin, both inside and out!



I recently emailed Debra's List to recommend your makeup, and they published my comments in the weekly blog that is sent out to her customer base.

Debra's List is a huge website dedicated to nontoxic, natural, and earthwise products.

Here is the link: http://dld123.com/q&a/index.php?cid=7554 and here is what I wrote:

LARENIM (mineral spelled backwards) makes 100% mineral makeup, and I've been super-happy with their line. It doesn't contain nano-particles or bismuth oxychloride. They sell in some major organic groceries or you can order online. You can download the ingredients in all of the products on their website. It was developed by a lady who suffered for years with acne, eventually using her knowledge of the natural health field to develop this makeup. My oily skin has thrived since switching to Larenim 2 years ago, no more breakouts or gunky foundation to deal with.

I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has oily, sensitive skin.

POSTED BY KANGRRL :: MISSOURI USA :: 06/22/2008 10:19 AM

Just thought you'd like to know!! Keep making your excellent makeup, I love it!



Just a short note to thank you for your line of makeup! For about 20 years I sold makeup behind the counter of a major dept. store. My husband and I went on our journey of organic lifestyle and eating about six years ago. Needless to say I cut out my beauty routine and never felt polished or "pretty" until I found your line.

Thanks for your great products!!!! I especially love your new destiny eyeliner--Fabulous!!

Pam B.

I absolutely love your products. They are the best I've tried and I think I have tried every mineral makeup out there. I love your product and I would love to use it on and sell it to every woman I know.

Thanks again,


Hi again! I just wanted to say thank you for the info-I just started to use this product (Dusk 'til Dawn) and my skin really loves it. Thank you also to your company for making all these products!! :)

Take care,


Hi Kirsten,

I am a great fan of your product especially " Dusk til Dawn". I have eczema on my skin causing my complexion to be uneven, and on top of that, there is high humidity where I live so my face tends to become very oily. "Dusk til Dawn" was the answer to my prayers. It not only kept the oil away from my skin, my eczema is now much better!



Hi! I absolutely love your line of make up and have been using it for about 2 years and it is the only make up I use now.I switched from a heavy makeup line called Ultima II wonderwear but I don't even miss it because my skin got so healthy from the switch (your line) I barely have any blotches/imperfections to cover up :).Thank you! Thank you for your time and consideration, have a wonderful day.


Good Morning!

I was introduced to your cosmetic line when I was shopping at a health food store - Sprout's - in San Marcos, CA. Yours is the fourth mineral makeup line I have tried. I've used Jane Iredale, Bare Minerals and Glo-Minerals. While my skin was not irritated by the first three product lines, I didn't notice the visibly improvement that I did when I tried your product. I'm very sensitive to chemicals and other irritants and have faired will with mineral makeup.

I want to also add that I've had a lot of problems recently with mascara. Yours is the first I've been able to tolerate in a few years!

Thank you for your help and great product line!


Hello Wonderful Larenim People!

I just started using your airbrush pressed foundation, and it’s a miracle. My red, sensitive skin looks so even and lovely with your makeup on. I feel so great about my skin now. I had just about given up on finding a foundation that wasn’t goopy or irritating. Your products are amazing. Thanks so very much for creating foundation that is light but covers well.

Thanks again for your fantastic products. I feel so pretty!


Hi Kirsten,

I wrote to you a while back and see my testimonial online. I have to say again, your line is fabulous. I think my skin is better for using it. It feels like I have nothing on my face and looks incredibly natural. After so many years of trying new makeup and subsequent breakouts, finally something that has never upset my super sensitive skin. I now love wearing makeup. I do have one wish though...how about some mineral based lipsticks and lip glosses? That would be the icing on the cake.

Thanks for such great products. I'm hooked!

Lisa C


I have been using your mascara for the past two months, purchased it in my local health food store in Myrtle Beach. It's the best I've ever used and I appreciate the all natural formula. As an aesthetician and makeup artist I am always doing product research and I plan to add the mascara to my professional makeup kit.

Thanks again for a great product.

All the best: Rochelle

LOVE your products!!!


My name is Leah, I tried your products at EXPO WEST and LOVE them!! I was using Bare Minerals and since switching to Larenim, my skin has improved so much!!!

I bought the foundation, Voodew and a sheer loose powder.

If you have any samples of your other products, I would love to try some! I have been telling all my friends about the products! I wanted to buy the eye shadow SPRIGHT at the show but you were sold out!

You have gained a new customer!!

Thanks so much!!



Hi, my name is Nora. I placed my order on Tuesday afternoon, and it arrived today. I am utterly thrilled with the products! I ordered samples of the Type O eyeshadow and Pallor foundation. I've been on a hunt for a good red eyeshadow and white foundation for years, and I cannot say how impressed I am! Thank you so much for offering really high quality cosmetics for those of us with offbeat aesthetics.

Thank you!

~Nora O.

I am fifty-four year sold and I have never been able to wear make-up especially eye shadow without irritation or allergic reaction. The commercial hypoallergenic products provide minimal choices for foundation, but that is it.

I noticed your product at a local store and decided to give it try. I was not optimistic, but I thought it might get me a few hours on special occasions without irritation. I was pleasantly surprised that I could wear the product without irritation or reactions all day, everyday.

Every time I shop I try another eye shadow color to add to my daily choices. I am extremely pleased with the product, so I found your website and ordered some product samples to try out.

Thank you

Mary Anne H.


I first want to say how much I loooove your products, finally a foundation that matches my very (yes very) pale skin! I lack pigment to protect myself from the sun, so I am naturally white. All other make up products look like I have coloured on myself with a flesh toned crayon!

I just have one question, do you reuse or recycle your containers? I have built up quite a few empties and would like to know what best to do with them.

Again, thank you so very much, please keep up the Goth Collection!

Yours, in Darkness,

--Audrey K.

Awesome Make-up

Dear Mrs. Corcoran, and staff @Larenim,

Thank You so much for such wonderful cosmetics. I'm in love with your products and I tell everyone I know to make the switch.

My skin at one time was flawless. When I arrived in puberty my skin went nuts. I also tried things to cover up. Now in my thirties, I have noticed enlarged pore walls and my skin less refined. I'm so pleased, and what a blessing to have found your makeup. My skin has improved and is less oily even after it's been worn all day. Also, I'm super pleased to know there are no chemicals such as paraben in your make-up. Many women have associated symptoms of too much estrogen and it's due to these chemicals.

THANK YOU again. Many blessings for continued success.


Kimberly M.

I really like your loose foundation. I've used it for a few months and the aesthetic effect is quite lovely. The foundation performs even beautifully during an active day of hiking, gardening or paddling; I use it on top of my Alba Botanica mineral sunscreen, and it effectively tones down the whiteness of the titanium dioxide. Moreover, I perceive that the texture of my skin has improved and the ruddiness has diminished over the last few months as I have used it -- quite frankly, I was skeptical of your assertions to that effect.




I am a fan of your cosmetics - to say the least!

I have never ordered from your site, but I purchase your products at the Deerfield Twp Wild Oats Market in Ohio (in/near Mason, OH)!

I just love the way they feel on my face and even out my complexion! My sister is the one that told me of your products, she had tried the 'other' mineral makeup that is so often advertised on TV and at their own stores in the malls - but found that their product caused a reaction with her skin. I am so glad she found your wonderful cosmetics!


Hello Kirsten,

I just wanted to let you know that I have suffered from adult acne for years...not terrible, but I always had some pimples on my face and could never get clear skin. I used a lot of makeup to cover up my picking! I'm 31 yrs old and finally started using your products last year (after extensive research on what are the best mineral products out there). I love all of your makeup!! I especially love the fact that I can get samples to see what colors I love and then order them.

Thanks so much!




I just wanted to let you know how much I adore your products. Being a makeup-loving teenage girl, I have experimented with various different types of mineral makeup, yet none have had the stunning qualities of Larenim. Your eyeshadows especially are truly unique and each shade is captivating in its own way. Thank you, thank you, thank you...I don't know what I'd do without you!

Thanks so much for everything! Women and girls everywhere are blessed to have Larenim!


Thanks so much for Larenim...

I'm 36, and I've had acne problems off and on since college. Before then, I had a gorgeous complexion. Since then, I've developed acne scars, and my pores have stretched beyond belief. The problems were never as bad as many sufferers I have seen, but they embarrassed me, were painful, and got in the way of me doing things I want to do--I'm an actor and singer and need to wear makeup regularly when I perform. I also have to admit to a love of playing with makeup... ;)

Sadly, I started wearing makeup all the time to cover the uneven tone, the acne scars and pimples, the blackheads, the pores... My lovely oily complexion (I have always seen it as a boon because it keeps my skin supple, soft, and youthful) became greasy and annoying sometimes, but I hated drying it out with skin care.

I lived in Boston for 8 years and found a tenuous balance. But I was never acne free, and the "natural" makeup I found was always a little too dark or too rosy (I have a slight olive tone in a rather porcelain complexion--figure that one out; most makeup lines certainly can't), separating the tone of my face from that of my neck--an appearance I hate!

I came back to my home state of Colorado 3 years ago, and everything exploded. I was having stress and hormone related acne breakouts all the time on a sore, angry, scarred chin that sometimes made me want to cry.

This long saga to say I found your line while researching on Skin Deep. I've been using the 1c base (finally, a tone that matches), Mineral Silk, and Dusk til Dawn for about two weeks now. At first I was horrible at applying it, and it caked into my gaping pores a bit. But knowing it wouldn't clog them, I kept trying. I read some articles and your website application advice, and I've improved greatly. And my skin...

For a long time now, my goal has been to be able to go without makeup when I'm not at work or on stage and still feel comfortable in my appearance. With your makeup (I still can't believe that it's not the skin care line I'm using, but it's the makeup), I think I can get there. My skin is clearing and evening in tone, my pores look smaller, my cheeks are smooth and rosy (I'm still working on a good moisturizer to go under the makeup, so I don't get too dry on my cheeks), and my forehead, nose and chin are smoother and glowing beautifully, not greasy or too dry. The acne scars are healing, too. But the key for me is that I feel better about my appearance without makeup already... Now if I can just get rid of the age spots!

Thanks for a great product. Don't ever go away...

Sincerely, Erin B.


I just want to say Thank You for your dusk to dawn, it is AWESOME!!!! I am 43 and have had adult acne for 2 years now and I have been using dusk to dawn for about 1 month.

No lie....my skin is COMPLETLY healed, all my pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, redness, dryness and oiliness is ALL gone. I must admit, I was nervous because I don't like to use anything on my face.

I will say that I was seeing results to quick and was excited so I DID have a white face by using so much, but after 15-20 minutes it is blended in. I use it in the morning and before bed. Again THANK YOU.

Tina C.

I have just started to use the larenim products and am very happy so far with the products I have used.

The dusk til dawn and the invisipore products are great for oil control and really the only products that have ever worked for me. I have tried a lot of oil control products! I am going to try the allure concealer and the pressed foundation as well.



Dear Kirsten,

I just found your products not too long ago and starting purchasing via Whole Foods in Boca Raton, FL. I love your makeup, it's the first that doesn't cause breakouts and it looks so natural. I have extremely sensitive skin and can't tolerate anything with Bismuth Oxychloride in it.

Thank you. Have a great day!

Lisa C.

Hi Kirsten,

I just wanted to personally thank you for making such wonderful mineral makeup. I am 38 years old and I'm trying to get pregnant with my 4th baby. When I was on birth control my face was fine. Going off the pill at this age did a number on my skin. My adult acne was worse than it was during my teen years! There is nothing worse than feeling like you don't even want to be seen in public because your face is a disaster area!

Anyway, I did my own research. When I found out that the other mineral makeup I was using had a horrible pore clogging filler in it, I was furious! The skin care I was using for acne was filled with too many chemicals. I found you and an awesome skin care line on the skin deep website.

I have only been using my new skin care (which is all organic, pure essential oils - about as pure as it gets) for about two weeks and your mineral makeup for about a week now.

I am so pleased with this makeup. I don't even have the words to express how good it makes me feel to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and have the confidence to out again! Dusk 'ti Dawn is AWESOME!!! I will never be without it. I placed my first order last week and ordered more this week. I am so excited about this.

Thank you for all you have done to make this line of makeup so incredible. I will never be without!!


Hey there!

I finally broke down and bought the loose mineral foundation (3WM) and a Kabuki brush... I had very high expectations for your product, and I must say, I was not disappointed at all! I like that I can still see my freckles unless I choose to cover them, and I love how easy it is to use. Most foundations that I have used had to be blended so much that they lost their coverage, and even then my skin doesn't look like SKIN afterwards. Larenim evens my complexion and is light and comfortable to wear.

I also have 6 of your eyeshadows; Opal Aura, Bewitched Sand, Crystal Mirage, Northern Lights, The Oracle, and Pixie Dust. I love them all! The versatility of them is nice, as you can make the coverage as subtle, or as vibrant as you want. Every time I wear them I get compliments without fail.

Thank you for making such wonderful products for us! I look forward to buying more in the future, and I hope to own all of the eyshadows some day!


Meryl S.


Hi! I'm 28 years old and suffer from acne. I had never used mineral makeup before and I had only heard of BE. I went to Sephora about a year ago and tried on some BE foundation and really didn't like how it looked on my face. I thought I would never try mineral makeup again.

I recently discovered the cosmeticsdatabase.com website and had been wondering if the cosmetics I used were "safe". I tried Mineral Fusion from Whole Foods but didn't like the texture of the pressed foundation or their eyeshadows. I found out about Larenim through the cosmetics database site and decided to give your products a try. I absolutely LOVE Larenim! The pressed foundation is great and easy to use. The blushes are beautiful and the eye colours are magnificient. I can't believe you have so many amazing colours, I eventually want to get them all.

Thank you for Larenim! It has changed my life.

Hello there,

I've been using your mineral pressed foundation for about 8 months and absolutely love this product. The sheer coverage and lightness on my skin feels like I am wearing nothing at all. My skin is smoother and blemish free. At the end of the day, my face has not become a breeding ground for bacteria. This product has surprised me with its many benefits.


Deborah F.

Hi Kirsten!

I used the mineral foundation this morning..........I am so pleased with the results!

I was expecting the coverage to be similar to the BE, which is heavy ...you can see it on your skin.

Your minerals are wonderful! I could see my skin through it and it just looked like me..........only better! Even now at the end of the day my face looks soft and not cakey as with other minerals I have tried.

When I went back in this morning to purchase a Kabuki and a concealer brush the young lady at the check out asked me if I had tried BE and what was my opinion of it compared to Larenim........I told her to get this as it was so much better quality . Also this morning I told my niece who was looking at BE and I told her don't waste her money on something she would not be pleased with and I gave her your web site.

I am a thoroughly pleased and happy customer............Thank you again!

Mary G.

Gorgeous in Colorado

Hi Kirsten,

I ordered your pressed mineral foundation through international shipping and was I glad I did.

I have very dry skin and I can never, never use pressed powder.

Boy, was I astonished that after trying your powder for nearly a week, my skin did not wrinkled or dry up like a raisin as it always will with other brands, but it remain clear and pleasantly smooth.

I also ordered samples of your eye shadow in 24 karat angel (like gold powder) and northern lights. Both feels incredibly soft, like feather and it literately melt in my skin. LOVE it too!

Thanks very much for such fantastic products



I am a relatively new user of Larenim but am overjoyed to discover your products. Just wonderful to use and my skin looks and feels better than it has in 20 years. Every woman should try this makeup.

Once again, love your products! Keep up the great work.


Rebecca M.

Dear Larenim,

I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful products that have truly transformed my life.

At 54, my formerly beautiful complexion was challenged by T Zone oiliness and roesacea.

I have been on a 3 month odyssey to try and find a product line that would give me a natural, flattering look and not require contact maintenance.


Here is what I experimented with prior to finding Larenim:

Liquid Oil Free Chanel, Laura Mercier, Clarins: all three left me with constant oily, blotting caking issues.

Oil free compacts: Bobbi Brown, Dr Denese, Lorac.: all were greasy, caked messes after a few hours.

Mineral makeup: BE, Wei East, Bella Donna, Aromaleigh: the biggest disappointments of all, itching, burning and rashes.

I turned to blogs and read about bismouth and Larenim.

I am using your loose and pressed foundations, concealers, mineral silk, and bronzers and am finally experiencing the appearance and low maintenance that I have been seeking.

I am indebted to you for your quality products.

Lynda E.

Hi, Kirsten,

First, let me say that I am turning 60 tomorrow, and I am ecstatic that Larenim has given me a new lease on make-up! I have combination skin, some enlarged pores and redness in my cheeks. I know these changes are due to aging, but I am blessed with few wrinkles, even though my skin firmness has diminished over time. I have been told I look much younger than my calendar age, and I certainly want to keep those compliments coming. In the past, I have tried to use other mineral foundations and found they enhanced my flaws rather than concealed them. I also am not a fan of sparkly or shiny foundations. I don't need my face to gleam nor do I need my pores to be visible to the entire earth!

I was lucky enough to find Larenim products at my local health food store and tried both the loose and pressed mineral foundations. They're amazing! Although I have combination skin, I do use a moisturizer and a high SPF lotion (I live in Florida) and then apply a light dusting of the pressed minerals (3M) with a kabuki brush and then layer a loose mineral (4M) in a darker shade over that. I've begun using the Invisi-Pore as well and find that an amazing product. Just a light dusting before and after the foundation minerals works for me. I'm a huge fan of your blushes as well and especially love the Peach Paradise and Cherub. The Mineral Silk, too, gives a soft finish over the minerals. I love the fact that all your foundation and concealing products can be used interchangeably from day to day, depending on what your skin needs.

I felt the finished product of the application of the foundation and blush might leave the appearance of my skin just a little dry and took your advice to spritz MyChelle's Enzyme Fruit Mist (also found at my health food store) over my finished make-up. It had the effect of almost 'melting' the minerals onto my face! I had a dewy, fresh-faced appearance, and I felt as if I were wearing no make-up at all, just a second skin. And the amazing thing about your minerals is that they still look beautiful at the end of the day without causing oiliness or break-outs, which can still be an occasional problem for me.

My mature skin thanks you for allowing it to look more youthful without the application of heavy, greasy foundations. I need coverage but not at the cost of pore-clogging products. Oh, I forgot to mention the Dusk-to-Dawn treatment is amazing. I use it over my moisturizer every evening, and it certainly has helped tone down my redness and helps to clear up the occasional break-out almost overnight.

Again, thank you for putting the fun back in the make-up process once again and for helping me enhance my appearance with Larenim rather than detract from it with sub-par products.

All best wishes for your continued success,


I love your line of mineral makeup! :)

There was a Bare Escentuals boutique in the local mall that I went to do a quick makeover at with a friend of mine per her recommendation. It was only a few hours that their brand was on my face and I knew it wasn't the one for me. It just felt different.

Your loose foundation and mineral silk are nice on the skin. I intend on trying the pressed powder version in the future.

I have ordered many eyeshadow samples from you and am having fun playing with them as well as showing them to friends, who also in turn, have been "converted" to your brand.

Thank you!


Hi...My name is Marcia. I purchased a few samples as I was sure this would not work. I had tried another mineral makeup at the Mall of America and came out looking "caked" with powder. But...I was using Mychelle and they recommended your makeup.

WAS I WRONG!!!! I absolutely LOVE your products. I have never looked better. The combination of Mychelle and your mineral makeup has transformed me!!! I am going on 54 years old and my skin is fantastic...I used Jafra for over 25 years and NEVER had skin so great. I almost do not need any foundation any more. I use it to even out my skin tones. I do not have to even think about my face all day. It looks the same in the morning as when I go to bed...no more reapplying blush or foundation.

I could not be any more pleased!!! Thank you so very much.

Marcia H.