As a busy mom, my days of 30 minute makeup applications are over; heck, I’m lucky if I get to dab on some concealer and swipe on mascara before I head out the door! I love the way I feel when I wear makeup, but I just don’t have the time to do an in-depth application and I don’t want to feel my makeup on my face (heavy makeup syndrome). Today I am going to share my secret with you; the secret to creating a polished look in under ten minutes (yes, you read that correctly). Are you ready? Mineral makeup!
I began using mineral makeup while I was pregnant, and love how quick, easy (read: foolproof), and light minerals are in creating a natural, polished look. Mía Mariú sent me three products in their Perfecting Finish line to show you just how easy it is to create your perfect canvas: Mineral Cream Concealer, Mineral Foundation Primer, and Mineral Loose Powder Foundation.
If you have sensitive skin (like me), you’ll definitely want to check out Mía Mariú’s mineral line, with their oil-free formulas offering sun protection, excellent coverage without clogging pores (my skin tone blends easily with these minerals), and gentle ingredients.
My makeup challenges are time (as I’ve already established), large pores, and uneven skin tones. When I apply my makeup base, I want to soften my complexion and even-out my skin tone. I begin my routine by applying concealer on my eyelids and underneath my eyes (because my skin is so dark) to help even out my skin’s appearance.
I then applied Mía Mariú’s Mineral Foundation Primer (which has the look and feel of a light moisturizer) to set a base for my Mineral Loose Powder Foundation. With minerals you can build your foundation by applying more layers; less for a lighter, more natural look, more for a heavier more even foundation application. Like using Argan Oil in your hair, you want to be careful how much you use, as too much mineral makeup can leave you with a caked-on appearance. When you look at my before and after photos, can you believe the transformation took under ten minutes?
Once you’ve created your “Perfect Canvas” with Mía Mariú Perfecting Finish Mineral products, you can add those touches that make you, YOU. I think my eyes are my best feature, so I tend to spend more time on them than anything else. Here’s what you need to create the entire look:
Mía Mariú Mineral Cream Concealer
Mía Mariú Mineral Foundation Primer
Mía Mariú Mineral Loose Powder Foundation
Feeling lucky? Mía Mariú is giving away a set of these three Perfecting Finish Mineral Products to one lucky reader! Click HERE to enter.
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