Friday, October 5, 2012

Mia Mariu Mineral Makeup *Review & Giveaway*


Makeup is one of those things that you, as a person, have to find a specific branding or kind you like, otherwise you're just wandering aimlessly down isles in brick and mortar storefronts or even worse, through the virtual isles of the www with a blank stare on your face!

Truth be told, I'm not on the up-and-up with makeup or makeup companies, so I really don't have a preference. Which is exactly why I enjoy experimenting with different kinds and companies, such as Mia Mariu.

About Mia Mariu:

"Mía is a Dallas based health and beauty social selling company that offers entrepreneurial business opportunities for women. Our natural health and beauty products are available exclusively through our Independent Advisers and online. Mía offers an innovative approach to social selling using the power of ecommerce, social networking and personal service behind extraordinary natural health and beauty products."

I was sent a plethora of goodies from Mia Mariu inclusive of sample packets of their RestauraCel-C Thermal Microdermabrastion Set and Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30+, as well as their Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation and Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Foundation.



As someone who doesn't wear makeup very often due to health reasons, I've been sitting on this review for well over a month and I feel so bad about that! I must apologize to the kind ladies of Mia Mariu and thank them for their patience and understanding. 

First up was the sample packs of their botanical skincare-It took me a little while to figure out what I was supposed to do with them because unfortunately the instructions on two out of the three packets weren't too clear, but through some trial and error, I finally managed to work it out! 

I really liked the way my skin felt after the microdermabrasion set; it was so soft! My only issue with those would be the strong smell accompanied by them. I'm more sensitive than others when it comes to smells, so I think that was just my mild MCS showing itself. 

Next came the liquid and cream foundations! 

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While I enjoyed the nice finish the liquid mineral foundation gave me, I wasn't the biggest fan of the solid mineral cream foundation. It was just too hard to use in my opinion; if I would have had a makeup sponge or something that would have absorbed better, it probably would have been a different story.

Regardless, I did like the way the makeup lasted throughout the whole day without much of an issue. That and it made my skin stay nice and soft, which I quite enjoyed ^.^

One of the things I did not like was the fact that I couldn't find EXACTLY what was in the makeup itself; it does list a few things that are included in the item descriptions, but it doesn't list each ingredient that makes up the makeup, which I usually like to see in anything that I buy, whether it be makeup, food, clothing, etc.

All in all though, I quite enjoy and respect what Mia Mariu is trying to do through their products and company; empowering woman to be independent entrepreneurs, as well as throwing some philanthropy in there, this company strives to make the world a better place!


Contact:






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{The Rules}

 
1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.


2. Contest will run from Monday, October 5th, 2012 to Monday, October 19th, 2012.


3. Open to US residents only-Sorry everyone else!





a Rafflecopter giveaway





That's 2 mandatory entries + 33 possible extra entries which = 35 entries total!
 
Good Luck!





Disclaimer: I was provided products from Mia Mariu LLC at no cost to me in order to facilitate this honest review and giveaway. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. This contest is open to US residents only and will run from Wednesday, October 5th, 2012 3:00pm central standard time until Wednesday, October 19th, 2012 11:01 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You'll then have 48 hours (2 days) to claim your prize and send me all applicable information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will be forced to choose another winner.




129 comments:

Cindy said...

Kayla, I can see why you don't wear make up (other than health reasons) - you have absolutely perfect skin!! Very fortunate. What a great review... I'm a big cosmetics person, I have fun with it and never leave home without my lipstick! :-)

Xmasdolly said...

Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30+

Xmasdolly said...

Cream Foundation Vainilla I guess & I agree with Cindy you do have perfect skin. I have tried many things with mind like dermabrasion or however you spell it for one, and a sunlamp and all kinds of things. I had bad acne as a kid and ended up with holes in my face. I hate them, but it costs a lot to get rid of them too (besides having big pores) I'M A FREAK! hehehe Okay I'm in control now.

Sally said...

I would like to try Mineral Blush Corazón de Melón

Ruth said...

I would like to try the Parfume


etude37@gmail.com

Ruth said...

I would choose MIEL

Marianne P. said...

Touch-up compact

Marianne P. said...

Vanilla.

Crocheted Little Things said...

I'd try Hydrating Stick Gloss Beso

Crocheted Little Things said...

Vainilla

akronugurl said...

Mineral Blush Corazón de Melón

freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love mineral makeup and would jump at the chance to try this!
Thank you for the offer of this giveaway!

zanc@att.net

melissa griffith said...

I'd be most interest in the touchup compact kit.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

melissa griffith said...

The shade I would choose is Vainilla.

Robin O said...

I would also love to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Liquid Foundation Vainilla and the RestauraCel-C Thermal Microdermabrasion Set!

Robin O said...

The shade I would choose is vanilla!

Lisa Brown said...

I would like to try their Intense Lip Liner Marrón (Mahogany)

Terra H. said...

Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terra H. said...

I'd choose the Canela shade.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'd love to try the Anti-aging Brightening Serum. Thanks for the chance!
mrshud at cox dot net

Stephanie said...

Vanilla.
mrshud at cox dot net

Maria Gagliano said...

Love these products. Never heard of them. I would love to try Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30+

tweetyscute said...

I would love to try the Thermal RESTAURACEL-C Microdermabrasion

tweetyscute said...

I think Vanilla Cream

robyn paris said...

I would like Touch Up Compact Kit

Danielle said...

Touch-up compact

Eloquence said...

I'd love to try the touch up compact kit!

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Adorame Eau de Parfum

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Mineral Cream Foundation Vanilla

Heidi V said...

The Anti-aging Brightening Serum and the complete Anti-aging products I would like to give a try.

vboackle said...

i like the Mineral Cream Foundation Vanilla .

Kelly H. said...

Hydrating anti-aging moisturizer.

Myra Rzepa said...

id love to try the Anti-aging Brightening Serum!

Myra Rzepa said...

i would choose PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

Anonymous said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Liquid Foundation Vainilla
marci-lyn@hotmail.com

Marthalynn said...

I'd love to try the Mineral loose Foundation!

Marthalynn said...

I think I'd choose Miel!

Jennie said...

I like the Adorame Eau de Parfum.

Jennie said...

I think my shade is Trigo (but it's hard to tell online!)

clc408 said...

I'd like to try PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Liquid Foundation Vainilla

clc408 said...

The Vainilla shade looks like it would be best for me.

ellie said...

I'd love PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Prime

ellie said...

I'd choose PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

Anonymous said...

the adorame perfume would be nice to try..
glori johnson
gloria4869@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i wuld like to try the adorame perfume
glori johnson
gloria4869@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

would like to try canela
glori johnson
gloria4869@yahoo.com

Sara Mcconville said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

Sara Mcconville said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

Irina said...

I'd love to try RestauraCel-C Thermal Microdermabrasion Set

Irina said...

Vainilla shade

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would like to try the Hydrating Stick Gloss.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would choose Trigo

megan said...

I would like to try LIFE and BODY PLUS Liquid Vitamin with Nopal Cactus and Fruit Extracts

megan said...

Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

AmandaG said...

I'd like the Touch-up compact kit!

mz_neha said...

I love that hydrating stick gloss

mz_neha said...

I'll choose anis

sandyandcosmo said...

I would like to try the anti-aging eye treatment.

sandyandcosmo said...

I would choose vanilla.

Burning Moon said...

The intense black eye liner!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I want to try the black eye liners!

Angie said...

I would love to try the Savanna Mineral Foundation powder

Che V said...

I'd love to give this a try! http://corporate.mymiamariu.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?prodid=384&cid=150&pid=149

Che V said...

I'd pick the Vanilla if I won for sure. =)

Heather said...

Adorame Eau de Parfum

Heather said...

I think vanilla

missy said...

The anti aging brightening serum.

Elaine Hearn said...

black eye liner!

Danielle B said...

I would love to try the makeup remover

Andrew S said...

The essential minerals under the vitamin section.

Rebecca said...

I would love to try the LUMINOUS LIP GLOSS TENTACIÓN

erica said...

Would like to try their makeup

erica said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla
erica84@gmail.com

KH Bride said...

Love to try anti-aging products

KH Bride said...

I'd choose Triago

Kayla Hall said...

I'd like to try the brightening serum!

kaylajennelle at gmail dot com

Kayla Hall said...

And I would choose Vainilla.

Karen F said...

I'd like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

Gigi Sweeps said...

I love primer, so I would choose their Mineral Primer!
Gigi (Gina P)

Gigi Sweeps said...

I would choose Vanilla.
Gigi (Gina P)

wendy said...

I would love the moisturizer!

Tamar said...

I'd love the parfum

angel320 said...

I would like to try the touch up compact kit

angel320 said...

My choice would be Vainilla

K. Brook said...

I would also like to try the Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer :)

K. Brook said...

I would choose PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

BlackAsphodel said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

I'd choose the shade Vainilla.

Erika P. said...

I want to try the Essential Brow Brush No. 12.
805chick7 at gmail dot com

Austin Baroudi said...

I'd like to try the Adorame Eau de Parfum!
mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

Austin Baroudi said...

I'd pick the Mineral Cream Foundation Trigo shade!
mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

Rebecca said...

id try the touch up compact kit!

Rebecca said...

id choose vanilla

Gianna said...

Mineral Blush María Azucena.

Gianna said...

Cream Foundation Vainilla.

tina reynolds said...

vanilla foundation or LIFE and BODY PLUS Liquid Vitamin with Nopal Cactus and Fruit Extracts

tina reynolds said...

the vanilla

Just Jenn Jo said...

touch up compact kit

Karen said...

I would LOVE the Mineral Blush Corazón de Melón :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com
Karen Gonyea

itsme said...

i am searching for a good eye makeup remover so i would like to give theirs a shot

Melissa said...

I would love to try the hydrating stick gloss in seduccion.

<3 Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

Ashli said...

Touch up compact kit

Teresa Thompson said...

Touch Up Compact Kit

susan1215 said...

I would choose PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Joseph Gersch said...

Adorame Eau de Parfum

ferriz said...

the Adorame Eau de Parfum looks amazing.

dani marie

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lana Bradstream said...

LIFE AND BODY PLUS LIQUID VITAMIN WITH NOPAL CACTUS AND FRUIT EXTRACTS

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lana Bradstream said...

I would go for Vainilla

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

WWillows6 said...

I would like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Loose Powder Foundation Savanna.

Lisa Garner

WWillows6 said...

I would choose the Trigo shade if I won.

Lisa Garner

ltlbitone said...

I like the RestauraCel-C Thermal Microdermabrasion Set

ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

Caitlin McClure said...

I'd like the Touch Up Compact Kit

Anonymous said...

i wanna try the microdermabrasion

Tiffany Lane
mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

Peggy Rydzewski said...

RestauraCel-C Therma

Kelsea Eaton said...

Vainilla

Carolyn Colley said...

I would like to try the Touch Up Compact Kit

Carolyn Colley said...

I would choose the Sambuca

susansmoaks said...

hydrating lip stick in beso

Breanne said...

Adorame Eau de Parfum

eclairre said...

Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30+

Paula Myers said...

I would like to try the Hydrating Stick Gloss!

Paula Myers said...

I like the Beso shade!
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Candie L said...

I like the Touch Up Compact Kit . Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

missy schutz said...

Would love to try the Luminous Lip Gloss Ilusión.

missy schutz said...

I'd choose illusion

Amy Lee said...

I'd love the touch up compact kit!

Real Life FA said...

I'd like to try the refreshing foaming gel cleanser.

Real Life FA said...

I would choose the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Liquid Foundation Vainilla

smadrigal1976 said...

I would love to rye the perfecting cream