Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mia Mariu Mineral Makeup Review



Mia Mariu’s mineral makeup and other beauty products are made with natural and safe ingredients. Each product contains high quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Some of the advantages of Mia Mariu's natural mineral make-up includes great coverage without a heavy feel. In addition, mineral makeup doesn't clog pores, which protects the skin from breakouts.


I was able to review the Mia Mariu Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder Foundation, Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Concealer, Intense Eye Liner Black, and Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara. I really enjoyed using these make-up items and incorporating them into my daily makeup routine. One of my lucky readers will even win these same items as part of an upcoming Mother's Day Giveaway!

Read on for my full review and for before and after make-up pictures!
The Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder Foundation is pure, natural, oil-free, fragrance-free, and safe for sensitive skin. I chose the Marfil color to match my skin. Can I tell you that I am in love with the Mineral Powder Foundation!? I can't use liquid foundations because I am not skilled at applying them and feel like they look uneven and too thick. I have been looking for a good powder foundation for a long time and I am finally delighted with a powder foundation! The Mia Mariu mineral powder foundation is easy to apply with a large fluffy make-up brush. The powder is a great match for my very fair skin with yellow undertones. The mineral foundation powder goes on smoothly and leaves no lines or streaks. If I do accidentally apply too much in one area, it is easy to smooth out and spread out with the brush. The powder minimizes my pores and makes my skin look smooth and my skin tone more even. With other powders I have used in the past, I have had problems with the powder sticking to dry skin on my forehead and making the dry skin look even more horrible and flaky. The Mia Mariu powder makes mydry skin look great as well as my oily skin on my nose.The mineral powder works well on all these areasin my combination skin. I also like that I can use the brush to apply the powder to my eyelids and neck easily. My only complaint is that it's hard to apply powder foundation in the car! (Obviously while I'm the passenger.) I would love to have this same powder foundation in a pressed powder format so that it would be easier to apply on the go, and not as messy if I'm already dressed.

The Mia Mariu Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Concealer is for covering dark spots, blemishes, and discoloration. It's oil-free and is designed to cover flaws translucently. I didn't notice any fragrance with the concealer (or the foundation). The mineral concealer in Vainilla is perhaps a touch dark for my pale skin, however I liked the creamy texture and that this concealer covers my blemishes well. I, even in my adult years, need concealer to cover my acne and healing blemishes. I also need a good concealer to cover under-eye dark circles from getting up in the middle of the night with a toddler and a preschooler. I think that the concealer did a great job in both of these areas, as well as covering up some spider veins under my nose and nostrils. (No close up picture of that, sorry.) For ease of application, I would love to see this in a stick form.

The Mia Mariu Intense Eye Liner in black slides on easily and does not smudge. However, when my hand slipped a bit and I got a little on my eyelid, I was able to wipe it off easily with my finger, which is very convenient. The color is good and the liner does not irritate my eyes or skin.

Finally, the Mia Mariu Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara in black is designed for volume and length. Wow, I love this mascara! The mascara really makes my lashes long and defined. The mascara was great to use on the very first day--it was the perfect consistency and was not wet and goopy, like other mascaras. This item is the only one with a scent--it smells like clay to me, which is not upsetting, but is noticeable. The mascara is easy to apply and makes my lashes separate from one another, which I love! There is no clumping or "dark towers" of lashes. The mascara from Mia Mariu is just amazingly easy to use and apply. I will definitely ordering this mascara in the future!

Now that you've read this far, I will reward you with the before and after pictures. Unfortunately the lighting washed me out a bit in both pictures, which hides the effect of the makeup. However, I believe you can see the effects of the powder in covering my pores and making my skin tone more even. The mascara and liner made my eyes more defined and the concealer does hide my blemishes.

BEFORE MAKEUP:

















AFTER MAKEUP:





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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