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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Giveaway- Monave Mineral Makeup Review and GIVEAWAY!


I had the pleasure of reviewing Monave Mineral Makeup. I was generously sent multiple samples to test out and review. Here is a little bit about the company from the website.

Monave started as a little seed...a dream to make makeup by  hand,   with simple ingredients. The seed also had the expectation that the products had to be high-quality, high-performance. I grew up working in health food stores, and much of the natural makeup wasn't very good. I didn't want Monave to be just another so-so natural makeup brand. As my little tree grew, so did my dream. It started to extend into the realm of developing and nurturing other women's ability and knowledge to create and sell their own makeup line. Some say that creates competition, but truly, the root of the tree lies in what is given away, not what is held tight. 

I would like to first talk about the mineral  foundation.  I was given the chance to choose 2 different colors so I went with Kerrie and Claire.  Kerrie is on the left and Claire is on the right.  Kerrie is lighter and has a yellow undertone for the peaches and cream complexion while Claire is a neutral shade for light complextions.  I find that mixing the 2 foundations produces the most accurate shade for my skin color.  I really love the foundation as it blends so nicely and effortlessly and I can layer on for more coverage or less for less coverage.  I found that the foundation covers VERY well.  I have a few freckles and it's not easy to find a foundation that can completely cover them up; well this foundation does an outstanding job!

Next I would like to talk about the mineral blush.  I.LOVE.THIS.BLUSH!  I love everything about it, from the color to the sheen, this blush has got to be on the very top of my list of favorite blushes.  It's very hard to see the color, in the picture, but it's a beautiful pink meets cream, sandy salmon color, called Kasha, from their sultry blush collection.  It gives your cheeks a gorgeous sandy pink color along with a beautiful sheen that is not overpowering at all.  Below you can get a slightly better picture of how the color looks against my skin tone.  I have very fair skin and sometimes it's hard to find a blush that isn't too overpowering when it comes to color and since I'm 35 now; I don't want to look overly 'made up' and blush can either make or break your look.

Blush in Kasha

Next up is the mineral eyeshadow.  Oh boy do I love eyeshadow!  I have green/brown eyes and I love wearing colors that make my eyes stand out.  I was given the opportunity to choose 2 different eyeshadows.  I chose Light Plum (left) and Mink (right).   These colors are GORGEOUS!  They have a nice sparkle to them and I can deal with that considering how gorgeous the colors are.  The staying power is pretty good.  I have to use a setting spray because my face is pretty oily and the eyelids are usually super duper oily by the end of the day if I don't use a setting spray.  With that said, the eyeshadow lasts, on me, for about 9 hours (with setting spray).  These colors really do bring out the green in my eyes.  Love, love, love the colors.

Light Plum (left) and Mink (right)

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to show you the mineral setting powder.  I chose the color Angel.  This is a nice setting powder and is definitely a great match.  It adds that extra 'layer' to help hold the foundation and help absorb that extra oil.  Works great!

Setting powder in Angel

My overall impression of Monave is a 5 star rating!  Great makeup at a reasonable price.  The eyeshadow goes for 7.50, the blush goes for 13.50, the foundation goes for 19.50 and the setting powder goes for 12.00.

WHERE TO BUY:  You can purchase directly from their website here.

WANT TO WIN?  Enter now for your chance to win your very own Try Me Set.  This adorable little set is the perfect way to introduce your best friend or mom to Monave! Two foundation (loose mineral, or concealer foundation) shades of your (or her!) choice, one blush or bronzer, a baby buki, a moisturizer of choice, and a mini lip glaze, or liquid gloss of choice. What a deal! All wrapped up in a cute organza bag with accompanying brochure, and instruction booklet.

Thanks to the generous people at Monave, one lucky winner is gonna win this Try Me Set!  This contest is open to the US only and will close on January 25, 2012.  Good luck to you all!

*Disclosure:  I was given the mentioned products to facilitate this review.  I was not paid monetarily and all opinions are 100% my own.

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Jeffrey L said...

Heather Medium for eyes.

jlowewins at att dot net

jen said...

i love the Heather Medium for eyes


happy new year

KPort207 said...

Claire Concealer Pencil

kport207 at gmail dot com

Caitlin McClure said...

Grape eyeliner looks good.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Would love to try the Body Shimmer.

Msnodell said...

I would like to try Seashell #207 Matte Blushes

Kristin M said...

I'd love to try the concealer pencils.

Tanya White said...

I just love Light Plum!

talik said...

I would love to try the Carnelian Versatile Powder! Such a good color. -Talik

dothefromkin at yahoo dot com

jenny said...

i like to try the lipstick base

Diane Melendez said...

I would like to try the Disney Gift Set.

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to try the Rose Daily Moisture Cream.

Anonymous said...

I'd also love to try the Vegan Cream to Powder Concealer!

Dara Nix
kitty32504 at cox dot net

michele376 said...

I'd like to try the Ultra Mattes for eyes in light eggplant.

susan1215 said...

Buff Rose Lipstick

s2s2 at comcast dot net

ThePixieSprinkles said...

That Light Plum mineral eyeshadow is gorgeous! I'd love to try that out!

Thanks! =)

Renfie said...

I'd like to try the eyeliners.


buzzd said...

I like the buff rose lipstick

Julie W said...

I'd like to try the pure white body shimmer

farmermomwife at yahoo dot com

mmbear said...

Ashlie Cream Foundation

mmbear said...

It would not let me leave a comment, which is strange because I have an account. I was number 124 on January 5, 2012.

Gina M Maddox said...

I would love to try the Vegan Cream to Powder Concealer! Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

i would want to try the angel 02 setting powder.
flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com%

Lkay107 said...

I want to try the rose daily moisturizing cream.


Rebekah said...

I would also like to try the Rum #302 bronzer

miryfaye at

Danielle said...

I would love to try their Liquid Gloss #70 Gold Salmon


Alisha L. said...

I'd love to try the Rose Daily Moisture Cream.

Gina said...

I would love to try Glow #402 Illuminizer.
yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

FromFurrin said...

Would love to try the Rosemary Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Conditioner and the "mini" vegan lipsticks. Neat giveaway. Thanks.
fromfurrin at gmail dot com

FromFurrin said...

+k-ed you for reviews. Klout user name = Vicki Vix.!/FromFurrin/status/160348777541140480
fromfurrin at gmail dot com

bored2quickly said...

I'd love to try the concealer pencils. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters

Hoa said...

I would like to try the Facial Buffing Cloth.


cakedecoratinggirl said...

id like to try a smoky eye kit or palette

Sweeter the berry said...

Liquid Gloss #170 Allure

letessha w

Sarah Matos said...

Id like to try the blossom lip tint also

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Flat Top Brush


oceanrena said...

i like the Ashlie Cream Foundation

lisamataylor said...

I would like to try the Rosemary Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Conditioner

Dana B. said...

I'd love to try their Gold Body Shimmer powder.
Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

MamaStace said...

I would like to try their Liquid Gloss #70 Gold Salmon. I love the color. I don't like bright lip gloss colors so this is perfect. has a little bit of color to it, but not too much


kcthelush said...

I'd try any of the eyeshadows, preferrably smokey blue. Beautiful colors!

kcthelush at gmail dot com

LAMusing said...

I'd like to try the seashell blush

laurasloves said...

I would like to try their Soft Kabuki Brush.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

WWillows6 said...

I would like to try the Lip Gloss #96 Rosewood Mette Lip Gloss.

Lisa Garner

casey aubut said...

I would love to try it all~! the concealor pens would be awesome!
cassandra aubut

amy16323 said...

Ashlie Cream Foundation

~dab said...

I'd like to try

kathy pease said...

id like to try the Facial Buffing Cloth

daveshir2005 said...

I would also like to try the Liquid Gloss #70 Gold Salmon

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heymissvirginia said...

I would love to try the Lip Glaze #154 petticoat!

Nicole1021 said...

Smokey eye kit and or lip glaze.

Gianna said...

Mystic Rose Pearlescent Blush.

Trista Z said...

concealer! always need to have on hand!
tristazmail yahoo com


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