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My daughter Gracie is not the least bit interested in make-up (among other “girly” things). But, for the past few months, her older sister and I have been trying to feminize her a bit. We insisted that she get her ears pierced, we’re working on growing her hair out into a more feminine style, and we’re trying to convince her to wear a little bit of make-up. But, because Gracie is of Asian decent, it’s difficult for me to know exactly what color palette to choose from. We bought some make-up for her at a local department store, only to find that it wasn’t quite the right shade. When I got the opportunity to review some make-up products from Mia Mariu, the first thing I noticed on their website was an Asian girl! So, I jumped at the chance to try these products out!
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Heidi Says . . .
I received the Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer, the Cream Foundation in Trigo, and the Loose Powder in Savannah. These items cost $20, $16, and $19 respectively.
The shades were PERFECT for my daughter’s skin tone. This was such a relief as I didn’t have to stand in front of the make-up section at the store and second-guess myself (and end up with the wrong choice!) I appreciate that both the website and the catalog show pictures of various models with different colors of skin on a light-medium-dark scale. It makes selecting so much simpler! I just looked at the Asian girl and went with those colors and voila!
My one complaint about the make-up would be that the applicators are not included in the price. So, I ended up applying the make-up with my fingers (which isn’t my method of choice). I’ll have to go out and purchase some applicators so that Gracie can apply her own make-up in the future.
I did notice that in the catalog they have a very small applicator suggested for use with the cream concealer. That leads me to believe that the purpose of that particular product is to cover blemishes. I, however, used it as an all-over base. It really did even her skintone, as you can see in the BEFORE and AFTER images below.
Please note that in the first picture, Gracie is sporting her “Not only did you wake me early but you want to give me a what?!” look, while in the second one, she’s much more herself (having resigned herself to the whole makeover thing).
I did add a teensy bit of my own blush (and some hairspray), but otherwise the transformation is entirely due to the Mia Mariu products.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.