Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mia Mariu Cosmetics Review and Giveaway, Ends 11/26/12

Make-up.  I've had a love-hate relationship with it since my teens.  I never seemed to 'wear' it correctly! Too oily, too flat, too much, too little.

So... I stopped buying and wearing it.

But I'm 52 now.  And I thought, surely, there MUST be a make-up that I could wear and not look like a clown.

I found it.

I've been hearing about Mia Mariu for several months.  I read the rave reviews and wondered... Will it work for me?

A deep breath before the plunge... and here I am! A convert!  I don't wear it every day.  But when Mike and I go out, I just feel a bit better about my appearance now.  Me.  Wearing cosmetics.  Who knew?

I choose two products that I knew I needed most: Foundation and Blush.

I decided on Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Foundation in Trigo


Product Description
Oil-free mineral hydrating formula provides long wear, water resistant and luminous buildable coverage with perfectly balanced color pigments proven to meet skin tones without ash tones, opaqueness, or mask-like effect just a natural perfectly matched radiant tone. Helps improve the look of problem skin like rosacea, acne and discoloration contains Green Tea extract, Vitamin A, C and E (10g).


For my blush, I chose Mineral Blush Maria Azucena



Product Description
Made with pure natural minerals from the earth and combined with optimum color pigments, our silky vitamin-enriched Mineral Blush sweeps over cheek bones to create a luminous glow. Contains Vitamin A, C and E. Use with White Tip Blushing Brush No. 35 (2.6 g).


BEFORE:



AFTER:



Mike tells me the photos don't really do me justice.  I hope he's right! :)  

I just don't take good pictures... *sigh*

Mia Mariu love their customers and want to connect with you!

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The wonderful folks at Mia Mariu have generously offered one of my readers the chance to win the same cosmetics that I received, a $40 Value, in the colours that will best suit your complexion! Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

Open to USA only. One entry per person per email address per household. All entries will be verified. 

DISCLOSURE: 
 I received cosmetics for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my use of and experience with the item(s).

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97 comments:

mommasbacon said...

Vanilla for foundation and Maria Bonita for Blush!

Jenny said...

I would like to try the volumizing lengthening mascara.

Jenny said...

I would choose vanilla.

Jenny said...

I would choose Mineral Blush Flor de Canela.

Brandy Batson said...

Loose Mineral Shadow Liner Mora

Brandy Batson said...


PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

Brandy Batson said...

Illuminating Magic Satin

clc408 said...

I would like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

clc408 said...

I would choose the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla

clc408 said...

I would choose Mineral Blush María Azucena

Marthalynn said...

I'd love to try the Precision Eye Liner Brush No. 25!

Marthalynn said...

For the foundation, I think I'd choose shade Trigo

Marthalynn said...

For the blush, I think I'd choose Bonita!

ewyllie said...

I would love to have the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer!

ewyllie said...

I would love to have the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer. It looks like just what I need.

ewyllie said...

If I one I would need the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation in Trigo.

ewyllie said...

I would want the Mineral Blush María Azucena. It looks like it would work perfectly with my skin tone.

Gigi Sweeps said...

I'd love to try the Mineral Primer.
Gigi

Gigi Sweeps said...

I would choose the vanilla shade of foundation.
Gigi

Gigi Sweeps said...

I'd choose the Maria Azucena shade of blush.
Gigi

Lisa Brown said...

I would like to try the Touch Up Compact Kit

Lisa Brown said...

Color: Vainilla

Lisa Brown said...

Blush color - Azucena

Paula L. said...

Vainilla foundation.

jandplee at att dot net

Paula L. said...

Mineral Blush María Azucena.

jandplee at att dot net

Paula L. said...

Would also like to try the Anti-aging Eye Treatment.

jandplee at att dot net

SueZH said...

I would like to try the Mineral Primer

SueZH said...

I think the vanilla would be for me.

SueZH said...

blush-flor de canella

Dani said...

I would also like to try the Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser.

Dani said...

I would choose the Vanilla foundation.

Dani said...

I would also choose the Maria Bonita blush.

eclairre said...

I would choose Mineral Blush Flor de Canela.
And vanilla as the foundation.

eclairre said...

I'd love to try the Mineral Primer.

Heidi V said...

I would love to try the RestauraCel-C Thermal Microdermabrasion Set.

Thanks!

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

http://corporate.mymiamariu.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?prodid=437& This looks lovely, wonder if it smells as beautiful as it looks. =D Would love to try it.
Kaci Guisinger Harrison

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

Vanilla would be a bit light and all the rest are kinda dark so I hope it fits better than it looks because I don't really see that much of a variety for a match =( Kinda disappointed but willing to try a few. http://corporate.mymiamariu.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?prodid=103&cid=110&pid=102

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

http://corporate.mymiamariu.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?prodid=125&cid=114&pid=102 Very pretty light pink.
Kaci Guisinger Harrison

Gina Brickell said...

I like the bronzer

Gina Brickell said...

Color: miel

Gina Brickell said...

Mineral Blush Corazón de Melón

eloquence0 said...

I would get the Trigo foundation and the MINERAL BLUSH MARÍA AZUCENA!

~ Eloquence

BlackAsphodel said...

I'd like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

I'll choose Vainilla.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

I'll choose María Bonita.

danw78704 said...

like the vanilla, twitted this today, 16/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

Ash said...

I would like the lip liner in Merlot.
ashley dot thur at utoronto dot ca

Tori said...

I love this: http://corporate.mymiamariu.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?prodid=156&cid=120&pid=105
-Tori
tori@fashiontrendsmore.com
www.fashiontrendsmore.com

Tori said...

Definitely the vanilla foundation! :)
-Tori
tori@fashiontrendsmore.com

Tori said...

I would get the Bonita blush! :)
-Tori
tori@fashiontrendsmore.com

jenny green said...

I want the merlot lip liner

jenny green said...

I would like the Mineral Blush Flor de Canela

Ashley Morrissey said...

I'd like to try the Bronzer!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Ashley Morrissey said...

I like the Melon blush!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Ashley Morrissey said...

I'd choose the Vanilla foundation!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Shemp DeYoung said...

There are some really pretty lip colors.

maria A said...

I would like to try Anti-aging Eye Treatment

maria A said...

the foundation I would get is PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Canela

maria A said...

The blush I like is Mineral Blush María Bonita

Linnie said...

I'd love to get the hydrating lip gloss in deseo. Thanks!

Linnie said...

I'd choose the corazon de melon blush color

Linnie said...

I'd choose the sambuca foundation.

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I'd love to try the limited edition pintel pots!

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I'd go for the Vainilla shade of foundation. :)

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I'd choose the Flor de Canella blush. :D

Anna Wang said...

I would pick the Mineral Blush Corazón de Melón.

Anna Wang said...

I would also get the Hydrating Stick Gloss Seducción

Anna Wang said...

I would get the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Sambuca

Allyce Smith said...

I like the Adorame Eau de Parfum!

tehurbanlegend[at]yahoo[dot]com

Allyce Smith said...

I would like the "PERFECTING FINISH MINERAL LIQUID FOUNDATION TRIGO" please.

tehurbanlegend[at]yahoo[dot]com

Allyce Smith said...

I would like the Mineral Blush María Bonita please.

tehurbanlegend[at]yahoo[dot]com

jcwega27 said...

mineral primer
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Angela Duckworth said...

I would like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer (Facebook name is Angela Owens)

Angela Duckworth said...

I would choose Vanilla (Angela Owens )

Irina said...

I'd choose Vanilla for foundation

Kelly B.

Irina said...

I'd choose María Azucena for blush

Kelly B.

Irina said...

I would like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

Kelly B.

Adella Gonzalez said...

I want to try the Perfecting Mineral Primer...and all of the lipsticks!

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 19/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

adrienne warren said...

the perfecting finish in vanilla is for me. my pretty princess box of potions and lotions needs a refill.

adrienne warren said...

in blush I would like the Mineral Blush María Azucena . thanks so much

leanne_mac said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vainilla
leannemacg at gmail.com

Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com)another product I'd like to have is RestauraCel-C Thermal Microdermabrasion Set

Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com)which colour Foundation I'll choose if I win is Vainilla

Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com)which colour Blush I'll choose if I win is Bonita

hazelpex said...

Another item I would choose is the Anti-aging Brightening Serum. And your skin is glowing, with or without the makeup!

Judy B. said...

I'd like to have the Adorame Eau De Parfum

Judy B. said...

Shade Miel CCF02

Judy B. said...

Blush shade Magic Illuminating Satin or Mineral Powder Bronzer Plays Coral

susan1215 said...

I would like to have the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

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Laurie Barreca said...

Hydrating Stick Gloss Capricho

Laurie Barreca said...

PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Loose Powder Foundation Marfil

Laurie Barreca said...

MINERAL BLUSH CORAZÓN DE MELÓN

Laurie Barreca said...

MINERAL BLUSH CORAZÓN DE MELÓN

Trisha McKee said...

I'd choose the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Cream Foundation Vanilla

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

Trisha McKee said...

I'd love to try the touch-up compact kit.

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

Trisha McKee said...

I'd choose the Illuminating Magic Satin blush.

tridingermckee at gmail dot com