We all know that being a mom is often a difficult and exhausting job, and I have to admit there are days when I don’t bother changing out of my lounge pants, let alone put on makeup. I pull my hair back into a ponytail and focus on everybody else. But you know, on the days when I do take a little time for me and put a little more effort into my appearance, I feel better about myself and I even think I’m more productive.
That’s why I was really excited to try Mía Mariú makeup, a cosmetics company that stands for beauty and health in harmony. I received a Mía Mariú Colors for Your Every Mood set containing a Uniquely You Touch-Up Kit, Petite Detail Brush and three Hydrating Stick Glosses. This gift set is a wonderful way to help a busy mom feel glamorous and appreciated!
When I do wear makeup, my typical routine is mineral powder foundation, a hint of blush, mascara, and lipstick. I always use mineral makeup because I like that it doesn’t contain all the preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrances a lot of other cosmetics have. I have combination skin, and conventional makeup often feels heavy and can cause blemishes, especially in my T-zone. Mineral makeup doesn’t contain oil, so it doesn’t make me break out, plus I prefer the airbrushed finish.
Uniquely You Touch-Up Kit
The Uniquely You Touch-Up Kit is a thin mirrored compact that includes Magic Satin Mineral Pressed Powder, Mineral Blushing Blush, and Luxe Mineral Eyeshadow in Sexy, Flirty, and Savvy. It has a magnet to keep it shut and to keep the makeup out of the bottom of your purse.
At first I wasn’t sure about the pressed powder as my skin has an olive tone to it, but the powder blended quite nicely. The powder has a very subtle shimmer that gave my skin a little extra lift. I liked the blush, and using a light touch gave me the subtle look I prefer for everyday use. On the rare occasions I wear eyeshadow, I tend to stick to neutral brown shades. So far I’ve worn the Savvy brown shade and Flirty silver, and both looked nice on. I did notice that Savvy required a little more building up to get even coverage.
Hydrating Stick Glosses
From left to right, the Hydrating Stick Glosses I tried out are Seducción, Deseo, and Granada. Seducción and Granada are both quite pink on the lips and fairly similar in colour to each other, though Seducción is a bit darker and has slightly more blue in it. They’re both brighter and pinker than I normally wear, so I would probably save them for summer. My favourite by far was Deseo, a more dramatic shimmering brown. Despite the name, these aren’t what I would consider lip glosses. I like that they have rich pigment, nice shimmer, and go on very smoothly. They do seem to have more moisture than many of my other lipsticks, and they never felt sticky or gunky.
About Mía Mariú
“Mía Mariú is a Dallas based beauty and health company that offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes, fine fragrances and nutritional supplements to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty! The Mía Mariú philosophy makes the connection between beauty and health in harmony. Mía Mariú’s high performance products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out. Each unique product fuses nature and technology by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides. The result is healthy products that provide a perfect balance that reflects itself through youthful, healthy, beautiful, glowing skin and renewed energy and vitality, at an exceptional value.”
You can buy all of the products I reviewed directly from Mía Mariú. The Touch-Up Kit retails for $46, Petite Detail brush for $18, and each Hydrating Stick Gloss is $15. While you’re there, check out the great holiday specials Mía Mariú is running right now (valid until December 31, 2013)!
- Luxurious Eyes: Purchase the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for only $8 (regular retail $20) with the purchase of any Mineral Shadow Liner, eyeliner, and mascara.
- Sensual Scents & Glamour: Enjoy the Uniquely You Deluxe Touch-Up Kit for only $15 (regular retail $46) or your choice of a Hydrating Stick Gloss for only $5 (regular retail $15) with the purchase of any fragrance.
Mía Mariú is offering one lucky reader their very own Colors For Your Every Mood makeup set. Keep this for yourself or wrap it up for someone special! This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S., 18+. Entries will be verified. Prize delivery is not guaranteed by Christmas. Please plan accordingly.
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Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Piroska!
Disclosure: I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.