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Monday, August 15, 2011

monavé Mineral Cosmetics : Review & Swatches

Monday, August 15, 2011
Hey girls ,

Happy Independence Day to all my Pakistani fans and followers. I wanted to do a Independence day NOTD post but could not because my system got infected by a malware. I just hope that it will be fine in a couple of days .. ( please pray for it )
Few days back i received few samples from Monave Mineral Cosmetics to review on my blog. They asked me to select few shades from their range of cosmetics and then they send samples in sifter jars .let me introduce Monavé mineral cosmetics to you :

Monavé Mineral Cosmetics: 

According to their website :
Mineral Makeup by Monavé is makeup that you can trust. Full ingredient disclosure reveals a product line based in whole, organic botanical ingredients, and completely gluten-free formulas that are 95% vegan. Monavé has never engaged in animal testing, and chooses the highest quality mineral makeup ingredients, not simply for the press, but for the health and performance of the products. As always, all products are free of paraben preservatives, dyes, and bismuth oxychloride. Monave Mineral Makeup also believes that all women deserve high quality, natural makeup, so Monavé has a wide array of shades for all complexions, lifestyles and ages.
 Loose Mineral Foundations :

Product Description:

Monave loose mineral makeup foundation is extremely versatile, and can be applied dry with a flat-top foundation brush or mixed with a facial moisturizer for sensitive or dry skin. Our mineral foundation has complete coverage and full spectrum sunscreen, and oil control properties. No separate concealer or powder is needed in most cases.

My thoughts :

I was  asked to select two shades of  loose mineral foundations. I selected Shade Sandra and tan girl . Sandra is the closest match for my complexion , however tan girl is a bit darker and has yellow undertones. The Loose mineral foundations are very fine texture and has matte finish and they blends easily, it gives natural coverage. I applied this using my F80 flat top kabuki brush. and it is easy to apply too. You can also mix it with your favorite moisturizer or toner to achieve more natural look. Lasting power is adequate , i needed to re apply it after 4 hours.
I got few compliments from my fellows when i applied this for the first time . My friends asked me that what i have applied to my face . Nobody could guess that i am wearing any foundation.
here is a swatch of these mineral foundations on my hand :

shade : tan girl : loose mineral foundation

shade: sandra , loose mineral foundation

Setting Powder:
Monave setting powders are a silky blend of the lightest minerals with just a touch of clay. Applied after foundation, the powders will aid in oil absorption, as well as add a smooth, matte, "finished" touch to your look. These powders can also be used as "face powders" for women who need very light coverage, used in place of foundation.

My thoughts :

I selected shade Tawny for myself. It is a perfect match for me . it gives a no shine look when applied after foundation. It also sets your makeup , i used it with my kryolan tv stick and got the perfect results , i am very impressed with its performance. It absorbs extra oil from your face. It looks natural and does not leaves a whitish cast on your face . Most important thing is , it is made my mineral ingredients. Here is a swatch of this on my hand :

shade : tawny
Monave Mineral Blush & Eye shadows :

I selected Monave blush in shade star lilly , it has semi - matte finish with micro sparkles in it . It is a warm pink shade with lilac under tones and looks great on my warm complexion. The micro sparkles looks great when applied and gives a soft look both in day or night time . It blends easily , and needs a light hand to apply. It stays put on for atleast 5 hours in my case without fading.
I also selected two Monave mineral versatile powders in Turquoise  and Light Gold. Turquoise is a beautiful true turquoise shade with subtle gold shimmer . The color can be build up according to your need. But staying power is adequate. It starts fading after few hours when applied without any eyeshadow base. Light Gold is my favorite shade it is a neutral shade of Gold , which does not look too yellow or orange , it also has micro specks in it which looks beautiful . This particular shade does not last longer on my eyes.
I also received Monave Semi- matte eyeshadow in Tierra Medium. It is a great shade for day time makeup and staying power is good too . I also used it for contouring my nose and it did well in that way too/ Here is a swatch of all these on my hands :

(Left to Right ) : Turquoise, Light gold, Star Lilly, Tierra Medium

What i like most about these cosmetics that you can also order sample products if you are not sure what color will suits you best. You can visit Monave Mineral Cosmetics here. They ships worldwide.

Disclaimer : This review contains PR sample(s) sent for review . I delivered 100% honest opinion on these products.

What do you think about this review ? Kindly comment below and let me know about your suggestions and opinions .

Yours Truly,


  1. the colours look really pretty :)
    great review :)

  2. Love the shade tawny. Looks great on you.I hope everything turns out fine for your computer.

  3. the shades look pretty. But I've been staying away from mineral eyeshadows, blusher, powders. just because they're too messy to use. I'm lazy that way, hehehe.

  4. Thanks for the review...I loved the blue shade.. =)
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  5. The colors look really great on your skin. Which eye shadow do you prefer?


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