Friday, November 9, 2012

Mia Mariu Mineral Makeup Review and Giveaway


It's kind of ironic that when I was younger and had that youthful complexion I spent more time thinking about high quality makeup, and since I worked full time, it was rare that I left the house without it.  Now, with three boys and living on such a small budget, makeup has kind of been on the back burner for me, but I definitely need it more now than I ever did when I wore it daily. 


I was so excited when I was approved to do a review and giveaway of the Mia Mariu products.  They have so many beautiful choices in makeup and skincare that I had a very difficult time in choosing.  Because of sun spots on my face, I felt like I needed a concealer most of all, and I decided to try the Mineral Cream Concealer in Miel.  I love how lightweight and long-lasting it is, and it doesn't take much to even out the tone of my skin. 

I also ordered the hydrating stick gloss in Caricia.  I was pleasantly surprised by how silky and smooth it feels upon application - and it doesn't dry out my lips like other products often do.  This color is more pink than I expected, but I love soft look it creates.  The final product I chose is the Mineral Eye Shadow in Rosa Marquesa.  I like that the shadow doesn't seem to fade throughout the day - it stays put.  The color seems very natural to me, and the best part?  It doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes or bother my contact lenses. 

Below you can see the before and after pictures.  The only product I used besides the Mia Mariu products pictured above was a little mascara.  The look itself came together so quickly - it only took me about 3 minutes! I did use my own eye shadow brushes instead of the ones provided.  Mia Mariu offers a wide assortment of makeup brushes as well.
Can you believe the difference in my skin?  I don't look all washed out anymore - and I love how it doesn't feel like I'm even wearing makeup.  These products are truly high performance, and I felt fantastic wearing them.  Not only that, but they are so easy to use (and haven't broken out my skin like some products do) that I can certainly see myself using these on a daily basis, especially since the colors I chose create such a natural look. 

Now the best news?  One lucky winner will win one of each of the products above!  Not only that - but the winner gets her choice of colors as well!  If you'd like a chance to win, just enter through the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

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. a Rafflecopter giveaway

49 comments:

andy said...

Well cant comment much on this subject :) but have a great weekend

Buttons said...

Oh I can hardly believe you needed makeup, you look beautiful but it does brighten your complexion. Looks great.. B

cat said...

I'd love to try the concealer. Every product in the world gives me break outs.

Zombiemommy said...

I would like to try the Anti Aging Moisturizer from Mia Mariu

Heather said...

lengthening mascara, my eye lashes are non-existent :-) I have to agree with you though, I used to be big on the makeup when I worked in an office, but now that I am home, I am happy to have a good chap stick available :-)

Melissa Pezza said...

Oh, any eyeshadow!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This really looks like a wonderful product line.

Michaele said...

Really evens your skin out nicely. I would be curious to try - I think I will go check it out. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I don't wear any makeup!!! You look beautiful in both pictures!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

I love mineral makeup! It covers so well yet feels as if you have no makeup on at all!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, you do look lovely in both pictures, but I can tell the difference. Nice stuff!

Renae said...

Well I hope I win this one. Mary won one. Now perhaps my turn. I could use it, that's for dang sure.

It snowed here but not very much, but the temps are cold!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You look great! You look lovely without makeup, though.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You look amazing. Oh, my, I think I'm going to have to google that makeup.

Ian said...

Looking good, with or without!

Valerie said...

You do look amazing! Both before and after! I used to never go out without makeup, and I've gotten pretty lazy. I'd love to try these products-it would be a great incentive to start putting on my best face again:)

I'll write soon-I promise:) xx

SweetMarie said...

I don't wear make-up everyday. I have very sensitive skin.
You look lovely in both photos. This has nothing to do with the make-up, but you have great eyebrows! :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Looks like a great product line! That shade of lipstick looks so great on you!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Makeup becomes you and I think some women need just a light touch of it even though they say they don't have time or they don't want to or whatever excuse. No one has flawless skin and makeup can just smooth things out and make an improvement. I certainly need it!

My Journey With Candida said...

You look great either way!!

There is a touch up compact kit I like

YolandaR said...

Probably some of the brushes I already have a lot of good makeup but don't have many brushes ;)

akronugurl said...

there eyeshadow are so pretty

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Chatty Crone said...

You look GREAT! sandie

Grandma Bonnie said...

You look great in the before and after photo. I only wear makeup a few times a year. I have tried Mia Mariu and they do have the best mineral makeup around.

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
I think it looks very natural.
At my age a good concealer is a must!

Erika said...

I'd love to try their lip gloss! Thanks!

Lisa Pecora said...

the touch up compact kit

Gigi Sweeps said...

I'd love to try their Mineral Primer
Gigi

SweetMarie said...

I forgot to say that "yes" I would love to be entered in this giveaway!
Marie :)

Anne Payne said...

looks good!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I would try the cream foundation in light and one of the blushes.
However, many of their skincare items sounds lovely.

Mary said...

It does look good. Surprising what a little make up does.

Michael Manning said...

Lisa: I no longer want to stay in Arizona where the sun has done some damage to my skin. The summers here are just unbearable anymore. You sound busy and yes, you look great with the new makeup! Enjoy the weekend! : )

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Sunnybrook Farm said...

I know nothing about makeup but I like the way it looks like you don't have much of it on and you still get the desired effect. I see girls who look like the feel into a bucket of the stuff, in my artist opinion, the less you can use the better.

Lauren Shuck said...

That lipstick looks amazing! I want it!

fresh modern said...

I'd love to try any of the products. I'd start with the Primer and the Hydrating Stick Gloss first. Thanks!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Looks like a great product line. You look fantastic, by the way.

A Quiet Corner said...

At my age, I'd begin with Hydrating Stick, then definitely some lipstick to brighten me up along with eyebrow pencil (cuz mine are so faint!) and finally mascara! Oh heck, Baby Girl, will they come to my house & do a makeover?...:)JP

Nancy Claeys said...

You are gorgeous either way!

Missy L said...

I want to try their Mineral Foundation

naomi c said...

i would love to try their mineral foundation

ReInventing Lolli said...

I would like to try their liquid foundation.

Lolli S

Austin Baroudi said...

I like the touch up compact kit!
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Jessamine Dungo said...

I like the touch up compact kit. :)

BlessieNelson said...

I would like to try the Anti Aging Moisturizer from Mia Mariu!

Sara McManaway said...

I like the deluxe touch up kit!

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Amber P said...

Mascara I need to find one that lengthens my short blonde lashes

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Marty Harris said...

I would like to try Adorame Eau de Parfum