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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: Mia Mariu Mineral Makeup

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What woman doesn’t like to try out new cosmetics? I LOVE it. It is one of my favorite hobbies! I was super psyched when I got a chance to review some products from Mia Mariu. Mia Mariu sells the most amazing mineral makeup and skincare.

2012-06-04 17.28.16imageThe Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation is a truly an amazing foundation. I was sent the Miel color, which is a lighter medium color. The texture is so silky smooth that I don’t even feel like I’m wearing makeup! The trick to this foundation is the ingredients; natural minerals, green tea, lecithin, and vitamins A and E.

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I used a sponge to apply this, and it absorbed instantly. My skin immediately fell in love. It is SO moisturizing, yet didn’t gleam or shine. It blended into my skin SO well that it just looked like I had naturally perfect skin. It covered up the dark circles under my eyes, the uneven textures, and a tiny blemish I had on the left side of my jaw.

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It is is oil-free, yet hydrating which I love. I don’t have to worry about my skin looking shiny in the sunlight, pictures, or high temperatures. My skin looked and felt flawless ALL day. It didn’t sweat off, fade off, and I never had to reapply it!

Mia Mariu has an amazing feature on their website that makes it easy to find your perfect tone, so you aren’t struggling on guessing colors. We’ve all had those mistakes. When we go makeup shopping and end up getting something that is too light or too dark for our skin.

Either we end up mixing it with another foundation we have, a moisturizer, or not using the makeup at all. That’s why I love this feature. It helps to find the perfect tone, so that your natural skin tone is highlighted and made beautiful!

BUY IT: You can buy the Mia Mariu The Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation for only $25.

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Luminous Lip Gloss in Romance was also sent. This is the lightest color in the collection. It’s a light sparkly pink, but when I put it on it looks clear and sparkly.

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I love the radiant glow of this gloss. It is very creamy, feels almost like applying a luscious icing. It is very rich, but also very soft. It stays on for awhile, without me having to reapply it time and time again.

I love the luminous sparkles that twinkle in the light when I move. It makes me feel like a true beauty queen for just a little bit. Sparks seem to fly from my eyes when I put this on. Makes me feel like I have somewhere important to be, even if I don’t!

shimmery, glittering, and beaming are words that come to mind when I think of this gloss. It adds luster to my makeup collection. It’s better than looking dull and not shining at all. Contains Vitamin A, E, & C!

It feels so hydrating and nourishing. Other lip glosses seem to feel slick. I can’t seem to keep them on for more than 20 minutes at the most because it’s like they evaporate into the air. This feels like a creamy, thick lipstick instead of those thin, runny lip glosses we are all used to!

Here are the other colors. I would love to try all 3!

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Buy It: You can buy the Luminous Lip Gloss  in the 4 colors shown, for $13 each.

 

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They also sent the Hydrating Stick Gloss in Seduccion. I don’t usually wear a lot of lipstick because they tend to make my lips feel dried out. I really enjoy wearing this one though, because the formula is extra hydrating, so my lips NEVER feel dried out.

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It seriously just feels like I’ve got on a tinted lip gloss or chapstick! The best part was it didn’t clump up and dry out after a little while. It includes Vitamins A, C and E that nourishes, as well as minerals and anti-oxidants to preserve and protect.

I love the lively, vibrant coloring of the lipstick. It really brings out my complexion and is really flattering. The color is dazzling, eye catching, and lustrous. It really brought out the red coloring I put in my hair not that long ago! They really complimented each other perfectly!

The texture is creamy, feathery, and very smooth! I really loved how it just glides on without a problem. With any other lipstick, it’s like I have to force it. Not with this one, it truly stays silky smooth and vivid for hours!

I didn’t have to keep checking to make sure it wasn’t smeared, running, or wiped off. This is the first lipstick (even within the “hydrating” lipsticks) that I didn’t have to put lipgloss on right after applying the lipstick.

They have some other shades that I am DYING to try!

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BUY IT: You can buy the Hydrating Stick Gloss in 9 different shades for $15

 

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I am always testing out new colors, shades, and dimensions of eye shadow, eye liner, and eye shimmers. Sometimes I end up messing up and end up with eye shadow somewhere it isn’t mean to be (like on my cheek). The mineral eye shadow is the hardest to keep where it’s supposed to be.

Without a great eye makeup remover, it would take me forever to clean up and remove all the eye shadow. Even with wipes or a washcloth- my skin ends up red and irritated looking because of the constant rubbing.

I LOVE this Gentle Eye Makeup Remover because it feel more like an soothing oil than a runny liquid. It takes just a very small amount of this to get ALL the eyeshadow, liner, shimmer, and mascara off without irritating the skin around my eyes and making them red,

The trick to this is the ingredients. This contains cucumber extract which helps to reduce swelling around the eyes. It is also formulated with Vitamin E and other botanicals.

This leaves my skin perfectly clean from makeup. No harsh chemicals, no hard scrubbing, and absolutely NO redness. I didn’t wake up with mascara lines running down my face like with my usual face cleanser. No matter what I done to prevent it, it was still happening. That is, until switching over to this.

This is perfect for the sensitive area around the eyes, and perfect for every type of skin. A tiny bit goes further than twice the amount of my regular cleanser.

BUY IT: You can buy the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover  for $19.

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, products were sent for review purposes only. The opinions in this post are completely honest.

Jessica Renee



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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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