Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mineral Basics Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

Teenager Gift List #11

Teen girls have 3 top wishes on their Santa lists - clothes, cash, and makeup. Mineral Basics uses only natural, healthy ingredients in their products - never synthetic dyes, fragrances, chemicals, surfactants, mineral oil or other unnecessaries.

Mineral Basics began in 2004 as a means to provide all natural cosmetics to people with all skin types and tones across the globe. I personally had dealt with self-esteem-deflating skin issues for most of my life: terrible acne, inflamed skin, oiliness AND dryness, flaky skin, etc. I happily discovered mineral makeup and began manufacturing my own brand. I simply could not find the exact formula I wanted in a foundation, so I had to make my own.

I have hyper-sensitive skin myself, and couldn't wait to try Mineral Basics! I've been using my products for
about a week now, and haven't had any flareups.

I had the chance to review sample size products. As a busy full-time working and married mom to a teenager, my mornings are rushed to say the least. I've pared my makeup routine down to basics - fresh, clean skin, a very light foundation to hide the redness and dark circles, and full eye makeup so the rest of the world doesn't know I'm going on 4 hours of sleep. I selected all eye products as I have deep set eyes that tend to look sunken, and paired with zombie white skin and chronic dark circles, they need all the help they can get :)

I received 16 samples to try: time-trance - a bright lemon yellow; mer-tresses - a muted, smoky plum, mauve, brown; kingdom-rule - taupe brown with subtle golden lights throughout; dragonfly-wing - a shimmer green with brown and golden lights; elven-wood - a neutral green with soft golden lights; feline-familiar - A yellowy-green; hidden-creatures - a deep teal blue with super subtle hints of purple; water-myth - a muted teal green; and twilight-garden - a smokey bluish green (eyeliner). These are all part of the Enchanted Fantasy line - They are all shimmery, brilliant, wearable shades that resemble the myriad of stunning hues you'd see in an enchanted forest full of elves, fairies, unicorns, even mermaids and dragons!

I also received Nectar (Multi Use Satin); Dark Chocolate; Eggplant, Vanilla (Multi-Use Matte Color); Pink-to-Gold and Emerald Fire (Multi Use Shimmer Colors). All colors were selected by Mineral Basics (I don't know who chose these - but THANK YOU! They are a perfect complement for my pale skin and green eyes). I haven't been this excited by makeup since highschool! I'm a neutral girl, and have shyed away from bright colors for years. I have had a lot of fun mixing these - I've even been layering multi colors for a water color effect. A few of these are neutral (dark chocolate, vanilla) but the Enchanted Fantasy colors are a vibrant, eyepopping collection. I love how I can control the intensity - muted for work, or built up to an eye-catching pop for weekends. They go on silky smooth and last for hours.

There is a 2009 Limited Edition Holiday Kit available now for only $19.95 - 7 Multi-Use Mineral Shades, Limited Edition Holiday Peppermint Lip Balm; and a Candy Cane Ornament

Mineral Basics has eye makeup tips and tricks and eye makeup pics for inspiration.

Want to try Mineral Basics for yourself?

WIN IT!

Mineral Basics is offering one lucky Silver, Savings and Freebies reader 15 samples (samples are in a small zip top baggie and contain enough product for multiple uses) from their loose powder mineral makeup colors - colors can be winner's choice or Mineral Makeup can choose for you if you can't decide :) Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and ends 11/20/09. Winner selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information and sample choices.

To Enter:

Visit Mineral Basics and let me know what color(s) you'd most like to try.

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I received samples at no cost to me to review. The opinion contained in this post is completely my own.

114 comments:

  1. I'd love to try passive-pixie
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  7. I would like to try the Mystical Color Eye makeup
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  9. I don't know what I would like to try. I don't wear much makeup so this would pretty much be a first. Probably a light color. Please enter me. Thanks!
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  10. My teen would like the DayBreak eye shadow.
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  11. I'd love to try any of the dark purples! SO pretty!!!!!!!

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  12. I would love to try the green corrector for my under eye circles and the natural mineral lip gloss!
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  14. I would love to try wonderment and earth.

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  16. I like gnome-or-lies, and water-myth

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  22. I'd like to try the green corrector.
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  23. I am a follower
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  24. I follow on twitter annedoggett
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  25. i would like to try the true blush and Wind & Sea

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  30. id most like to try light complete cover my email is littleheathen9109 at yahoo dot com

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  33. I would like to try the Ruby colored lip gloss.

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  34. I would like to try Magical Spell and Moss the most.

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  35. I follow you on twitter (WendiP).

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  36. Sunkiss Multi-Use Mineral Color sounds beautiful!!! Perfect! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  37. I'm following your blog!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  38. I follow you on Twitter! I'm @sweepstakesgirl! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  41. i'd love to try the the blush in Elegant and eye shadow in Flower Fairy!

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  42. i would like the light complete cover.

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  43. I would like to try the mystical color eye makeup. Thanks - vitanuova1@yahoo.com

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  44. I would love to try the Cloud Dream and the Rose Brown the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I'd love to try the Yellow Corrector/Concealer.
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  47. I like Mer-tresses and Hidden Creatures

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  48. Grape Crush Lil' Treats Limited Edition Mineral Makeup

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  49. The "Bulk Mineral Makeup--Skin Beautifier"
    looks like something anyone can use!
    . . .but every woman needs to feel fresh and beautiful~

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  50. I like the DayBreak eye shadow.
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  51. I like the Wonderment eye shadow.

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  52. I love Hidden Creatures and Magical Spell.

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  53. I like the DayBreak eye shadow. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  54. I would love to try the Hidden Creatures and Day Break out, thanks for the chance!

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  55. I'd like to try daybreak and earth
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  56. follower
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  57. I would love to try the 6 PC MEDIUM KIT

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  58. I'd like to try the Latte color.
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  59. I'd love to try true blush
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  60. I follow your blog
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  61. I follow you on twitter (annazxcv)
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  62. Elven-wood looks great! thanks for the contest!
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  63. I'd like to try the twilight-garden and the medium olive.

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  64. I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

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  65. OHhhh, I'd love one of each. I love the Mulberry Wine for lips and the Deep Warm for eyes!

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  66. I would love to try the mineral shimmers, especially muscadine and berry.

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  67. I would like to try the Pink Corrector Mineral Color and Smooth & Silky Mineral Eye Shadow in Hilltop Glow.
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  68. I'm following your blog. Thanks!
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  73. I'd try the light neutral in mineral foundations
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  75. I follow on twitter as happeegirl
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  79. I would like to try the Pink-to-Blue and the Pink-to-Gold.

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  81. I follow you on Twitter (MissJo1990).

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  82. The Gold Shimmer color is nice

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  83. The Pink-to-Blue color is neat! Turns from pink to blue in the light!

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  84. I follow on Google.

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  85. I would love the green corrector for my under eye circles which are so bad nice products.
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  86. Im a follower too!
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  87. Im a twitter follower/ latishajean
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  88. So many beautiful colors! I'd love the magical spell and paradise aqua eyeshadow colors.

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