03 October 2012

Review & Giveaway: Mia Mariu Cosmetics

Mia Mariu is a Dallas based health and beauty company. They carry an array of make-up, serums and creams, and even nutritional supplements. These are all made with the most natural ingredients available, fusing nature and technology together by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides. I was lucky enough to get to choose several products to try out.



The first item I received to try was the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. I am very picky with my makeup removers, because it has to take off everything I'm wearing, and quickly at that. This is made with Cucumber, Vitamin E and other botanicals, and removes waterproof and non-waterproof eye makeup. It has an easy to use pop top, or you can just unscrew the lid if you'd like. To use, make sure you shake this VERY well - the solution is two part. (I was so tired the first night I went to use it that I thought DH or the kiddo had been in it and spilled half the bottle until I remembered it needed to be shaken! lol) I was surprised when using it - it almost felt like I wasn't using anything at all! I could barely feel it on my skin. It did take several wipes to get all of my make up off sometimes, but that's probably because of the heavier eye makeup I was using those times. All in all, I really liked this Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, and it will continue to be in my makeup trunk from now on! It retails for $19.


The next product I tried was the Loose Mineral Shadow Liner in Azabache. It's a smoky dark grey, almost black. I LOVE color pigment jars, so you know I was itchin' to try this one out as soon as it arrived! As with just about any color pigment, you can apply this one dry as an eyeshadow blend, or use a wet thin brush to apply it as an eyeliner. I was a little surprised the first time I tried this one as to how sparkly it was - it's definitely a very glam color, perfect for going out to dinner or to the theater. (not to the grocery store as I was doing that day! LOL!) I preferred it as an eyeliner myself, but it was fun to use as a shadow too. This retails for $14.


The last product I tried was the Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in Savanna. This powdery foundation is fragrance free and oil free, and safe for folks with sensitive skin. It even contains Vitamin A, C and E. As with all loose powder foundations, your most important tool to get it to look right is your brush. I found it easy to blend into my skin, and unlike most liquid foundations, you don't even remember you are wearing this. Plus, it was the perfect shade for my skin - which is hard to do when you're buying online unless you've bought that shade in the past. I quickly feel in love with this one too. This retails for $18.

All three of the Mia Mariu products I tried were made here in the USA. The one thing I could not find while searching their website and reading the boxes of the products I tried, was whether or not their products are tested on animals. According to the contact at their company, they don't, which is good to know.

By the way, if you're interested, you can sign up to sell their products and host parties. Check out their website for more information.

Win it! Thanks to Mia Mariu, one lucky reader is going to win each of the products I tried out for review! To enter, you must like Mia Mariu on Facebook, and follow them over on Twitter. (per the company's request) Then visit the website, and come back and let us know which of their products you'd love to try! (Whew, I know that's a lot - but you are getting three products if you win!)

And as always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog via GFC OR Facebook (You can follow all three ways, but only 1 counts for entry)
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
example: #win Mia Mariu makeup! http://bit.ly/WkJQOS ends 10/13 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends October 13th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I received the items shown above in exchange for sharing my thoughts on them. All opinions are my own. One winner will receive the prizes stated above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

80 comments:

leanne_mac said...

like Mia Mariu on Facebook, and follow them over on Twitter

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leanne_mac said...

gfc follower

Lisa B said...

Followed them and I love the Touch Up Compact Kit! For sure it's a great thing to keep in my purse and use all day long!

Renee Walters said...

I like Mia Mariu on Facebook, and follow them over on Twitter as renee walters7. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

Renee Walters said...

I love the Touch Up Compact Kit! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

clc408 said...

Liked on fb (Cynthia Conley)
Following on twitter @clc408

I would love to try the Vainilla

Foundation
CCF01

clc408 said...

Following on gfc (clc408)

clc408 said...

Tweet
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Dani said...

I like Mia Maríu on Facebook as Dani Freeman.

Dani said...

I follow Mia Mariu on Twitter (@ilovepool).

Dani said...

I subscribe to your feed, which I get through email at ilovepool28@gmail.com.

Dani said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://mobile.twitter.com/ilovepool/status/253840317474820096

caseyle2010 said...

like mia on facebook
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caseyle2010 said...

followed mia on twitter @caseylynn333
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caseyle2010 said...

followed your blog via gfc caseyle2010
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Kelly Commerford said...

I like Mia Mariu on FB (kcthelush) and follow on Twitter (@kcthelushII).

Kelly Commerford said...

I'd like to try the touch up compact
GFC: Kelly Commerford

Kelly Commerford said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/kcthelushII/status/254771717422055424

Tamar said...

twitter follower @tamarsw
Tamar Swe fb fan

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Anonymous said...

I became a fan of Mia Mariu on FB, and follow them on twitter!! I would like to try their Perfecting Finish Mineral Liquid Foundation!!

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Anonymous said...

I subscribed to your blog! terry (underscore) thacker (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!

https://twitter.com/TERZAKTWEET/status/255616413643972608

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ferriz said...

i love the touch up compact kit!

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twitter @xferriza2

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ferriz said...

twitter @xferriza2

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Ashley Morrissey said...

Liked on FB, followed on Twitter @ashleythebutton, and I would looove to try the mineral foundation powder! Looks amazing!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Ashley Morrissey said...

GFC follower: ashleymorrissey90

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05@yahoo.com

Ashley Morrissey said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ashleythebutton/status/255802376299102208

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
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Diane52 said...

Love the touch up compact kit
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

ellie said...

I like Mía Mariú on FB (Ellie W) and follow on Twitter @eswright18

I'd like to try the PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer

Thanks for the giveaway!
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

I follow via GFC (ellie)
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/256363706332618753

Laura said...

I liked Mia Mariu on FB, Follow on Twitter (@lily2521).

I'd love to try their Touch Up Compact Kit

Laura said...

I follow you via GFC
Laura Burgess

Laura said...

I tweeted this giveaway;

https://twitter.com/lily2521/status/256472244358893569

Karen said...

I'd love to try the touch up compact kit :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Dominique Cloutier said...

like Mia Mariu on Facebook, and follow them over on Twitter

Dominique Cloutier said...

follow you publicly on GFC

Dominique Cloutier said...

I want to try the touch up compact kit!

Dominique Cloutier said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/MsMunster99/status/256758519267721218

WWillows6 said...

I'm following Mia Mariu on Facebook user Lisa Garner and Twitter @lisalmg and would like to try the Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30+ .
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I'm following you on GFC user WWillows6.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/256959790130016258
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angel320 said...

I like Mia Mariu on Facebook

Thank you for this contest.
angel320@gmail.com

angel320 said...

I follow Mia Mariu on twitter
as angel320

Thank you for this contest.
angel320@gmail.com

angel320 said...

The Touch Up Compact Kit looks fabulous

Thank you for this contest.
angel320@gmail.com

Angela Neynaber said...

I want to try the Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder Foundation.

Angela Neynaber said...

I like Mia Mariu on Facebook and I follow them on Twitter.

@annamarie020320

Angela Neynaber said...

I follow you on GFC.

Kendra Gillilan said...

FB missy sweeps
Twitter kendra22007
Thanks
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Kendra Gillilan said...

Gfc Kendra Gillilan
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Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the touch up kit and I follow on fb and twitter. @ohslowdown


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Lisa Pecora said...

I really want to try the touchup compact kit.

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Lisa Pecora said...

I follow GFC Peachesncream887

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Sandy Saves said...

I followed Mia Mariu on facebook and twitter and woudl love to try their Mineral Primer!

sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

Sandy Saves said...

I follow you on GFC as Sandy Saves.

sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

Sandy Saves said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/sandy_saves/status/257190502103920640

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Angela Cash said...

I like Mia Mariu on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter @angevege. My favorite product is the Anti-Aging Brightening Serum.

Angela Cash said...

I follow you via GFC.

Angela Cash said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/angevege/status/257251635573714944

susansmoaks said...

i like them on facebook - tony l smoaks
i follow them on twitter @fdp4life
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

fb fan brittney house
twitter fan bbrittbrat1398

I would love to try the touch up compact kit.

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

gfc brittney house
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Jo said...

ike Mia Mariu on Facebook (JoAnna Danna), and follow them on Twitter @Italcutie.

jofo120 at yahoo dot com

Jo said...

follow on GFC - Italian Cutie & would like to try the Loose Mineral Shadow Liner

jofo120 at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

likes Mia Mariu on FB @Diane Redcay
pbkup(at)gardener(dot)com

Diane said...

following you gfc @dmredcay

Diane said...

posted on fb https://www.facebook.com/diane.redcay?ref=tn_tnmn#!/diane.redcay/posts/559283447418873

Diane said...

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Blogged it

Diane said...

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wendym said...

I mostly want to try the Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder Foundation.

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carol lewis said...

Mia Mariu on Facebook carol lewis
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carol lewis said...

follow mia marui on twitter dresdenrain
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carol lewis said...

GFC carol lewis
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carol lewis said...

email subscriber spcale at yahoo dot com

carol lewis said...

I forgot to add this:I would like the touch up compact
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beckytag said...

GFC Follower (Becky S.)
beckytag618 at gmail dot com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I most want to try the Adorame Eau de Parfum , The PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Liquid Foundation Vainilla & PERFECTING FINISH Mineral Primer!
zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

email subscriber
&
I follow on GFC!
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Follow on Twitter & Tweeted!
Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND
ZESTYWONDERLAND@GMAIL.COM

https://twitter.com/ZESTYWONDERLAND/status/257347898952540160