Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Product Review: Mia Mariu Product(s) Review

As a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), I don't really have fancy places to go to or the need to wear make-up all the time, therefore I rarely wear make-up. Yes I clean or wash my face then put some moisturizer on, then fix my eyebrows (not blessed with beautifully arched brows) and call it done. I like my face be able to breathe and not have to put too many things on. But whenever the occasion requires I do wear make up. 

For me to have a good makeup starts with a good foundation, so when Mia Mariu allowed me to pick items from their beauty collection, I hesitated not and I picked the Mia Mariu Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation Primer and Mia Mariu Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation

I picked the two because whenever you put foundation on, you have to have the foundation primer first for a smooth application and the make-up stays on really well. Once you have a good foundation, then you can apply the rest of your make-up. When I got the package, it came in with the two products I requested and other little 2ml samples like the Restaura Cel-C Microdermabrasion Refinisher Cream, Restaura Cel-C Microdermabrasion Thermal Activator, and Proteccion Hydrating Moisturizer and a small foam for foundation application.


What I did was I tried the little 2ml samples first, and those are wonderful. I really like the Hydrating Moisturizer though because my skin is dry especially during the cold season, and I need that moisture on. After washing my face, and applying my moisturizer, then I applied the foundation primer first, next the mineral foundation. 

I was a little bit sad though because after I had the foundation on, my skin was dry and didn't really like the result. I was never really a huge fan of foundation because I had that problem of dry skin. I think for most women shopping for foundation is a daunting task. You have to find the right shade, you have to know your skin type whether you are oily or dry like mine and make sure to pick out the right one. It's like a trial and error. You sample few different products first before you get to the right one that you will stick with. 

I picked out the Mia Mariu foundation in hope that I won't have the same problem, but I did. Since this is a product review and I wanted to be fair and honest, I gave it a second try. The second time around I mixed in just a tiny bit of olive oil with the foundation and I applied it on my face. It helped a little bit and didn't look like my face was all that dry, and it didn't feel heavy or cakey. That was one of the reasons why I never really liked using foundation because I didn't like the feeling that I have make-up on and in my mind it's heavy and cakey. 

I have a problem right on my nose where if I applied foundation, you can see that it is dry and it's like exfoliating and that happens a lot during the cold season. We all have different skin types and for me I just have to find that perfect foundation that works well with my skin. I know it says it works for all skin types, but it wasn't all 100% for me. What I had to do was to put on a really good amount of moisturizer on my skin, then apply the primer and the foundation mixed in with a little drop of olive oil. 

For some though, the Mia Mariu foundation might work well without having to do what I did, so you should give it a try and see it for yourself. What I like about the foundation is it doesn't smell at all unlike other brands. I still think it is a good product, but it wasn't all 100% for me. Here is a little bit of information about the Mia Mariu Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation and Primer.

"Perfecting Finish Mineral Liquid Foundation delivers an oil free, yet hydrating makeup with luminous all-day coverage while enjoying the additional treatment benefits of natural Minerals, Green Tea, Lecithin, Vitamins A & E. The end result is an age-minimizing foundation that leaves the complexion with an even skin tone and a flawless all-day refined finish even in hot temperatures and humidity. Apply after Mineral Primer. Suitable for all skin types." source MiaMariu.com

"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 weat 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. Our Mineral Primer is power packed with antioxidants and will offer you the healthy benefits of Lycii Fruit, Aloe, Milk Thistle Extract, White Tea and Vitamin A and E. Your skin will love you for it! Apply after moisturizer and before concealer and foundation. Suitable for all skin types, non-irritating, oil free."

I am really thankful that Mia Mariu trusted me to sample their products and for giving me this opportunity. Even though the foundation was not all 100% for me, it doesn't mean it won't work well for you. We just have to find the right product for us. And if you are looking for beauty products, Mia Mariu is worth checking for. They have wonderful beauty products to choose from like make-up, skin care products and anything that us girls like to shop for when it comes to beauty treatment.


I am still going to use the Mia Mariu Primer though and still going to give the foundation a try with a little mix of oil (since I only wear foundation occasionally), but next time I also have to buy me a new stippling brush. A really good stippling brush. So far I have not experienced any breakouts with these products I got, and that's a good thing. Like I said, if you are looking for some beauty products, check out Mia Mariu and you might find some things that you like to have.

Note: The products were sent to me for free, but my thoughts and opinion are 100% mine, otherwise noted. I was not paid for this post.

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  1. It seem like the product is effective mommy, you look blooming and your face looks smooth! I would love to try this product! Thanks for sharing and review.

  2. cool! this product must be fitting for your skin type mami Adin. u absolutely looks even younger in this photo :D

  3. Awww! look how simple, beautiful and flawless your face Momi Adin :-) I might try to pitch this beauty product as well :-) Thank you for sharing :-)

  4. This product suits your skin Mommy A. Your face is flawless. Wonderful review too!

  5. I always hear this product through different blogs looks effective.

  6. ive heard about this mia mariu but never tried their products yet. it sounds wonderful the way you describe it.

  7. Great review. Your face is so beautiful that I would have never guessed that you have dry skin.


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