Friday, September 28, 2012

Mia Mariu Cosmetics Review and Giveaway

I am not that big a fan of cosmetics, I have to admit. I'd rather not wear any most days. But sometimes there are days when a little is needed, so I begrudgingly put it on.

So I wasn't the most likely candidate to test out Mia Mariu Cosmetics. But I'm glad I did!

Mia Mariu’s high performance products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out. Each unique product fuses nature and technology by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides. The result is healthy products that provide a perfect balance that reflects itself through youthful, healthy, beautiful, glowing skin and renewed energy and vitality, at an exceptional value. Mia offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty!

Mia Mariu's line of cosmetic products includes anti-aging treatments, nutritional supplements, foundations, concealers, blushes, eye shadow, eye liners, mascara, lipstick, brushes, and fragrances. Everything was so nice, I had a hard time choosing what I wanted to try out.

I ended up choosing the following items, which are pictured above:
  • Eye Shadow Duo - Noche de Amor
  • Eye Liner - Azabache
  • Mascara - Azabache
  • Lipstick - Caprichio
The products were easy to put on - no clumping of the mascara, like so many other brands I've tried.  I really loved the pink and purple colors of the eye shadow; they went together and blended well.  The pencil went on smoothly. Because I'm fair-skinned, I don't usually wear black eyeliner and mascara, but these went on subtly, not overpowering like some black eyeliners and mascara might.  And I thought the pink color of the lipstick worked well for me.

I checked on my makeup a few times during the day, and saw that no reapplications were necessary.  In fact, by the end of the day, it had not worn off and was still looking great!

Other brands of makeup may be cheap - or even free when you combine sales with coupons - but if they don't stay on, they're not doing their job.  And if you have to reapply them over and over again, then any cost savings goes out the door.  So I really liked giving Mia Mariu a try!

Would you like to try these cosmetics?

You can find them, and many other products, at the Mia Mariu website.  And you can become a fan on Facebook or follow on Twitter for more information about their products.

Or would you like to try these for free!

Frugal Follies is hosting a giveaway for the four Mia Mariu products reviewed here!  (This set is valued at $57!)

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below! This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older.  This giveaway ends on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 12:01 am.  A winner will be chosen randomly soon after the end of the giveaway.  The winner will be contacted by email, and the winner must respond within 72 hours.  If the winner does not respond, that person will be ruled ineligible and another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.)


Ash September 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM  

I love trying new things with makeup, so this would be great.

Ash Johnson - twotil at yahoo

Ellen C. September 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM  

I'm always in the market to try different brands especially when it comes to me feeling better looking. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

Auri Lae,  September 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM  

I've heard a lot about this brand but haven't had the chance to try them yet. It would be fantastic to get the opportunity!

~ Auri Lae

clc408 September 29, 2012 at 8:39 AM  

I want to win because I enjoy experimenting with new cosmetics, and these look especially nice.

Anonymous,  September 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM  

never tried their cosmetics would like to...
glori jean

Unknown September 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM  

i have never heard of this brand and im always up for trying something new

tuckersaver at hotmail dot com

chris z,  September 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM  

i want to win because i would like to try the product


AmandaC September 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM  

I'd like to win because of the quality of the Mia Mariu cosmetics. I have lots of cheaper make-up that I buy in the grocery store, but I really need to start focusing on keeping my skin clear.

Peggy Damon September 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM  

I'd love to win because I love trying new makeup


Anonymous,  September 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM  

i have never tried it! i would love to try this great brand

neha david

janetfaye September 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM  

I would like to win because I like trying new makeup products that I have not used before.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown September 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM  

i love makeup thats why i want to win and plus i have never tried this brand before

Sally September 29, 2012 at 8:14 PM  

I have been very ill and need all the help I can get to look a little better.

Sally September 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM  

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I have an illness that makes me constantantly fatigued and have no energy.I have to push mysyself to get even my simple chores don.I wold hopethat this product would help me.

Anonymous,  September 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM  

I'd love to win because I've been dying to try these products!

Mona Zavala

K J Stuit September 30, 2012 at 5:46 AM  

Since I'm a sahm the budget to pamper myself is basically zero. When I do have some money to get costmetics, they are the cheap ones from discount stores. I'd love to win some quality products to pamper myself with.

Katherine September 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM  

i'd like to win because i've heard great things about this makeup line - but, as a poor college student, i can't really afford fancy makeup

Anonymous,  September 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM  

Sing me up please! I need to update my make up regimen!


Anonymous,  September 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM  

Please, enter me into the drawing. We are going through difficult times, so I do not have much make up. Thanks


Anonymous,  September 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

My wife would love this make up, would be a nice surprise for her.


mediaworm September 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM I wear mascara and eyeliner and Iwill be leaving to go and get married here before long and i could use new mascara and eye liner for the meeting of the in-laws and for the wedding.

Unknown September 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM  

I love trying new things, so this would be awesome to win!! Plus I never win anything lol

Unknown September 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM  

I love trying new thing's, so this would be awesome to win!! Plus I never win anything, so it's my turn I believe lol

Helen Keeler October 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM  

I would like to win this for my granddaughter who is in college.

Anonymous,  October 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM  

I'd like to win this because I wanted to try Mia Mariu cosmetics for so long, but just couldn't try them out in my country! (Mia Mariu is not so popular here)

Natalie Perry October 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM  

I love makeup, it would be nice addition to my stash.

ithinkthrifty October 1, 2012 at 7:07 PM  

I'd really like to try these products out for myself!
ithinkthrifty [at] gmail [dot] com

Maryea October 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM  

I like to try new products plus I buy these type products so it would sure be nice to win some!

Marthalynn October 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM  

I'd love to win because I'm in need of some new makeup and this looks like a great brand! marthalynn16 at gmail

Anonymous,  October 2, 2012 at 6:52 PM  

I am looking into using more natural make up. Would love to try this one.

Elizabeth October 2, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

I don't have a big makeup collection, but I'm trying to grow mine. Thanks for the giveaway!

lewlew925 October 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM  

I would love to win because I'm always looking for new make-up brands to try

Theresa,  October 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM  

I would like to start using different makeup, this would be awesome!


Susan Climan October 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM  

I keep hearing so much about this brand and I would love to try their makeup!

MamaStace October 4, 2012 at 2:52 PM  

I'd like to win because I love their products, and I could really use some new eyeliner and mascara!


kate lynch,  October 4, 2012 at 4:20 PM  

Really tired of my old brand... It would be nice to try something new :-)

Ash October 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM  

I'm always looking for new makeup to try, especially brands I've not tried before


Lea Reiter October 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

I too have issues with black eyeliner, but if it's not too harsh, maybe it would be ok. Been meaning to try purple eye shadow.

pinklady705 October 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM  

I would like to win because I love trying out different brands of make-up and I have never tried Mia Mariu before.

Lorrie R. (pinklady705)

Anonymous,  October 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM  

Emily Luker,, I desparately need some new makeup! I haven't bought anything since high school!

Unknown October 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

ooh my pretty princess box of potions and lotions is getting low need to restock the supply. lipstick first off. love anything in crayon form

MaeveBe October 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM  

id like to win bc all my makeup is too old but i cant throw it out until i get replacements!

Ronalee October 7, 2012 at 8:52 AM  

I would like to win this because I am tired of using old cheap makup and I really need a change

Ronalee Duncan

Anonymous,  October 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM  

I need to update my look, I've been wearing the same makeup for years.

Unknown October 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM  

I would love to win this makeup because I have heard such good thing about this brand and would love to try it.I have been wanting to change from my tired makeup but have been scared to. I love makeup and this would be so much fun to try!

Unknown October 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM  

I'm sorry I didn't leave my email address on my comment!

Tiffany Overton

Risingsouth October 8, 2012 at 7:19 AM  

I would like to win this because all my make-up is old and very cheap brands. I would like to try a good quality make-up for a change.

Risingsouth at verizon dot net

Anonymous,  October 8, 2012 at 9:25 PM  

This is great quality makeup and I like to experiment and try it out.

Unknown October 8, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

wish me luck^^
fb : Maria Kristilia
twitter : @maria_kristilia
email :

Unknown October 9, 2012 at 4:21 AM  

I would like to win because I just love trying out new makeup. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

Unknown October 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM  

I think the Caprichio shade of lipstick is really pretty and I love trying new lines of makeup.

Ciara B.,  October 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM  

i'd like to win because i need some new makeup!

Traci Lynn Butler,  October 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM  

I like to try new lipstick colors and I :) a new mascara

Stephanie October 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM  

I'm a overworked mother lol, I need this to help make me look alive a bit.

sweetsue October 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM  

I would like to win because I haven't changed my makeup in a long time. It would be fun to try new products.
smchester at gmail dot com

Michele P. October 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM  

I would like to win this because I have never tried mineral cosmetics before

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Mindy Fan October 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM  

I want to win because I have never tried mineral makeup before!

Unknown October 13, 2012 at 4:05 AM  

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to win because I'm just a true makeup junkie and I've heard suck good things about MM!

Unknown October 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM  

Hi! I've never used or heard of this make up line but I LOVE makeup and I'd love to try it out

Unknown October 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM  

Would love to win and try this product.
Lisa LoPiccolo

Happy Camper October 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM  

I'd like to win because I'm recently single & I'd like to look good.
Dana / danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

Austin Baroudi October 15, 2012 at 2:09 AM  

I want to win so I can surprise my girlfriend with new makeup! She's always losing hers and I think this would be great for her!

Brittney October 15, 2012 at 9:52 AM  

i want to win because i love trying new makeup!
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

fresh modern October 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM  

I have almost no make up now, this would be perfect timing. I'm always looking for natural make up that's good for you. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway.

Unknown October 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM  

I keep seeing this brand name, and have never tried it, so I would like to try it and see if I like it.

Kim Lazor/

Unknown October 15, 2012 at 11:28 PM  

I have very sensitive skin and eyes and just recently discovered that mineral makeup is the only makeup I can use that doesn't irritate my skin or my eyes. I would love to win this so I can wear makeup again.

Unknown October 16, 2012 at 3:07 AM  

i really need to change up my current face/makeup routine.

dani marie


saman October 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM  

Hello my name is Sheree and i would like to be entered!

angel320 October 17, 2012 at 1:58 AM  

Hello and thank you for this contest.

My name is Michele and I'd love to win...I need to update my makeup and the lipstick looks wonderful.

ariannasma216 October 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM  

Because I love trying new beauty products! Thanks for the review and the chance!

Lauren Patterson,  October 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM  

I would love to try a different line of cosmetics and lets be honest , a lady can never have too much make up!

Lauren Patterson

Anonymous,  October 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM  

I absolutely love make-up.

shopditzydiva@yahoo dot com

TayloreJemi October 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM  

I would like to win because i have only worn one color make up my whole life which is gold, and ive been seeking to try something new lol. :)

Teresa Thompson October 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM  

I have never tried this brand before and I love makeup.
Teresa Thompson

FIBERONE October 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM  

I would like to win because I think Mia Mariu Cosmetics would help me achieve the look I want.

lkvoyer October 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM  

I have three teenage daughters, so any type of new makeup is appreciated. They love trying new styles and trends. LKVOYER at aol dot com

nicole thoresen October 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM  

I'd like to win because I don't really have any makeup and could use some since I turned 30 this year.

aussiegirl03 at gmail dot com

Madison October 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM  

I need some new lipstick baaaad. :D If this is gluten free, and I win, great! If it isn't gluten free, I'll give it away or sell it.........

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 1:08 AM  

I would like to win because I'm a SAHM who's budget doesn't allow for make-up. Nicole Naasz,

Michelle Spayde October 18, 2012 at 1:11 AM  

Leave a comment below saying why you'd like to win!

I've been wanting to try this line!

PrimalBase October 18, 2012 at 1:34 AM  

I'm always looking for new make ups to try since my faves keep getting discontinued. Fingers crossed!

Trisha McKee October 18, 2012 at 1:44 AM  

I'd love to win because this makeup is awesome!

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

K. Brook October 18, 2012 at 6:02 AM  

Sorry! I forgot my email address, it is:

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I would love to win, these are great products!

susansmoaks October 18, 2012 at 9:22 AM  

i would like to win because i recently started wearing make-up and now i want to try all the new stuff and see what i like the best
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Ronda Patrick October 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM  

This would be an amazing win for my 13 year old daughter. She just started to wear makeup!

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM  

I want to win since I love Mia Mariu products!

rugerpuppies at homtail dot com
Lori Hart

Anonymous,  October 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM  

I need to update my makeup bag

tiffany lane

Kathleen M Smith,  October 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

I would like to win because it might encourage me to wear more make up and it would also make a nice gift.

Tonic67 October 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM  

I'd like to win because my makeup always wears off or is black rings on my eyes... you say it stays on longer and better... they sound great... could always use new makeup.

Jennifer Peaslee,  October 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM  

I want to win because I love trying new cosmetics and I havent tried Mia Mariu before!

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM  

I could alway's use new makeup and I've never tried the brand before, so I'd love to try it out.

chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM  

I would love to win because I love makeup and Mia Mariu has many beautiful color to choose from.

sumn October 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM  

I don't feel complete without putting on makeup every day. I'd really like to try this brand.

carol lewis,  October 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM  

for my pregnant daughter as she wears makeup and this would be safe
carol lewis

Vikki Billings October 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM  

I would love to win because I really need new makeup

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM  

I am so bored with the makeup that I currently own. I would love to experiment with new products.

Unknown October 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

I would like to win because this makeup sounds great.

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