Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Being a stay-at-home Mom, I don’t often have the luxury of dolling myself up. Heck, I’m lucky if I even get a shower most days. There are occasions though, when I like to take a little time and pamper myself, especially if I happen to be going out for the night. Nights out are very rare, so I want to make them count!
I’ve used a lot of different brands of make up over the years, but it’s usually really cheap stuff. You know, the blush that cracks into a million pieces inside of the compact, rendering it completely useless, or lipstick that just cakes up all over your lips, etc. I’ve never really owned any high-end quality makeup, until recently.
I received a gorgeous Mia Mariu Colors For Your Every Mood makeup set for review. The set I received is called Uniquely You Touch Up Kit, and contains Magic Satin Powder, Blushing Blush, and eyeshadow in shades of Sexy, Flirty and Savvy.
I could tell at first glance that this makeup set was of very high quality. The makeup is contained in such a way, that even if I drop this compact on the floor 100 times, I don’t think any of the makeup inside will crack. This set is definitely not made cheaply.
This compact has a square mirror inside of it, that’s probably 2 x 2″, which I think is just the perfect size. The mirrors in a lot of other compacts I have used are so small, that you can hardly even see yourself in them. I was able to see my face very well, and apply makeup easily with this one.
I really love the color scheme in this set. None of the colors are really bright or over the top, which is perfect for someone like me, who doesn’t like to go crazy with makeup. I like a very natural, earthy look, and this set definitely gives me that.
The Magic Satin Powder is a golden tone that can be used over makeup to create dramatic special makeup effects. It just adds a bit of oomph to your existing makeup. The Blushing Blush is a fabulous color. I like that it’s a deeper shade of pink, kind of a rosy color, that gives a really healthy glow to my cheeks. The eyeshadow colors are great, and really compliment each other. One is a deep shade of purple. I have green eyes, and this purple color really brings them out. The other two shades are silver and a deep brown, which help to create a sexy, smoky look.
I like that the mirror and all of this makeup are contained in one place, that way I don’t have to search my purse for several different items when I want to do a touch-up. The compact is small and slim, and will easily slide right into a purse pocket.
Mia Mariu Hydrating Stick Gloss
I was also given the opportunity to pick 3 colors of my choice from Mia Mariu’s Hydrating Stick Glosses. There were several to choose from. I chose Mia, Amore, and Capricho. The Mia and Capricho shades are very similar, and are colors I usually navigate towards. They are not really very bright, and I think they look good with my pale skin. I was a little adventurous in choosing the Amore shade, however, which is a much brighter shade.
I loved all of the shades of Hydrating Stick Gloss. The Mia has a bit of a brown tint to it, and is nice for adding just a little touch of color to my lips. The Capricho has more of a pink tint to it, but is still a very natural look. I was surprised at how much I like the Amore shade. I was a bit intimidated by it in the tube, but after I put it on, it actually didn’t look as bright as I thought it would. I don’t normally wear bright shades of lipstick, but I would definitely wear this out of the house, without feeling like it’s too bright for me to pull off. I thought it was going to be really red in color, but it’s actually more pink.
I thought all of these shades were very natural looking, and didn’t look too obvious, which is always the look I go for when wearing makeup.
I’m in love with my new Mia Mariu makeup set. It sure does make me feel like a brand new woman when I’m able to make myself up a bit. Now, I just need some reasons to get out of the house. Oh, John…