I’ve said this so many times on my blog, but I am NOT a morning person. At all. When I get ready for work, it’s a mad dash to get out the door. One thing I won’t leave without is a little foundation, some concealer, a little blush and usually mascara. If I don’t at least do that, I look tired and pretty much like I haven’t slept in days.
I was given the opportunity to try out Mia Mariu Perfecting Finish Mineral Line – I was more than happy to give it a try! I’m not all that fond of liquid foundation, I can use it, but it’s not my favorite and Mia Mariu gives the option of powder or liquid foundation.
Here are the items I received. Lets take a closer look at each one.
Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation Primer
Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer was designed to prepare the skin for an exceptionally smooth application for any of Mia’s fabulous foundation while extending the foundation’s wear for hours. Rich in antioxidants and botanicals, our Primer creates a smooth facial canvas allowing the foundation to glide on seamlessly, leaving a fresh natural look that lasts all day.
In the tube this is a milky white primer. It goes on clear though and easily blends in and dries. I liked the feel of it and my skin seems to accept it as I haven’t had any weird breakouts.
Mineral Concealer in Vainilla
Oil-free high intensity Mineral Concealer effectively covers imperfections like dark spots, discoloration and blemishes for a perfect and even tone. Developed using a high level of color pigments to create translucency and reduce the appearance of imperfections. Perfectly balanced to match your skin tone perfectly without ash tones or a chalky look. Can be used to camouflage rosacea and even severe pigmentation. Contains Vitamin A, C and E
The concealer was a Godsend. I loved it. It has a thick, creamy consistency and it blended in well and gave really good coverage. A little goes a long way, so I’ve barely made a dent in this!
Mineral Loose Foundation
This formula melts into your skin. One of the purest and most natural forms of foundation available, with perfectly balanced color pigments proven to meet skin tones. No ash tones, no opaqueness, no chalky look just a silky luminous vitamin enriched formula that is oil-free, fragrance free, safe for people with sensitive skin, and does not clog pores.
This was the only item of the 3 that I don’t really use anymore. I’m really not sure what happened, or what caused it, but every time I used my Mia Mariu Loose Mineral Foundation, my skin started itching. Not a severe itch, but just little pin prick feelings on the skin at random. I wasn’t sure which of the 3 products was causing it, so I started using them each one at a time to narrow down the culprit, and it was the Loose Mineral Foundation. Not sure if it’s just me and I’m not sure what’s causing the reaction, but I stopped using this particular item. I still use the Primer and Concealer though.
Now some before and after shots
So here’s where I start. Hair pulled up and out of the way and a freshly cleansed face for a bare canvas. My eyebrows are a little haywire at the moment, sorry!
I really loved the results I received, but as I said, I cannot use the Mineral Loose Foundation. Aside from that though, it looked great!
Overall, I have had a very positive experience with the Mia Mariu brand. I have a few of their items at home, and hadn’t had any reactions or issues until the Loose Mineral Foundation. Everyone reacts differently to products, and for whatever reason, this one just didn’t work with me. The primer and concealer are must haves for me and they performed incredibly well.
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Mia Mariu is giving away a Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation set to one of my readers. Entry for this giveaway is super simple, so you must complete all 3 tasks to be entered.
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.