I’ve long been a fan of mineral makeup as a foundation and eye shadow but haven’t given other products a chance until recently. Boy have I been missing out! Mia Mariu let me pick out a few items to try from their mineral cosmetics line. Since I was ordering online I thought it would probably be best not to choose a foundation since I prefer to see those colors in person as I don’t have the confidence picking out the correct color without assistance. Instead I choose a blush, some lip products and a shadow liner.
Mia Mariu’s products consist of the most natural ingredients available. Containing a combination of botanicals, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and peptides, Mia Mariu products offer the perfect blend of ingredients to give your skin a glowing and healthy look. These professional makeup artist quality cosmetics are a real treat. They’re easy to use and feel great on — not heavy or sticky. I’m going to go out on a limb here and step outside my comfort zone by showing you a before and after picture. Here’s me with no makeup:
And here’s me after using the 5 Mia Mariu products I received for review plus my own foundation and mascara:
And with my hair done :)
These are the products I used:
- Mineral Blush in Flor de Canela ($17)— I like a little bit of color on my cheeks without being obvious. When I opened this blush I thought the color was going to be a little too orange when I put it on but it actually gave my skin a glowing look. I don’t have a lot of experience with blush so I appreciated the fact that I could get a sheer layer of color and build on it if I chose to.
- Hydrating Stick Gloss in Deseo ($15) — I’m pretty picky when it comes to lipstick colors. I tend to buy many and never wear them because they aren’t just right. I immediately fell in love with this color the instant I put it on. After wearing it I discovered I love everything about it. It goes on smoothly, stays in place and is long lasting without feeling heavy or sticky. The color is really vibrant.
- Luminous Lip Gloss in Ilusión ($13) — I wear more gloss than lipstick because it’s easier to use on the go and the colors are usually easier to work with since they are more sheer. I absolutely love this gloss both on it’s own or over the stick gloss. Once again the formulation is perfect — long lasting without being gooey or drying.
- Loose Mineral Shadow Liner in Mora ($14) — This pretty plum color with a little bit of shimmer is perfect for fall. The color can be built up from sheer to deep so I used it both as a liner and a shadow. The tiny little pot will last forever because a little goes a long way!
If Mia Mariu’s other products are even half as good as these they’d be a winner in my book. I may even have to give their foundations a try! The prices are reasonable and pretty comparable to other mineral makeup brands. While they are slightly higher than drugstore brands, they are much healthier and completely worth it!
The products represented here are just a few of the many Mia Mariu products available. See the whole line at www.miamariu.com.
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