When it comes to makeup, I definitely care more about quality than I do quantity. I have friends with cosmetic cases full of more makeup that they will ever be able to wear. I, on the other hand, keep a small assortment of quality makeup essentials that I use regularly. My makeup essentials now include mineral makeup by Monave.
Mineral Makeup by Monave 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. Monave does no animal testing. Monave Mineral makeup believes that all women deserve high quality, natural makeup.
- Lip glosses
- Eye liners
- Mineral makeup foundation
- Facial skin care
- Natural hair care products
Monave was nice enough to send me an amazing selection of makeup to try. I was able to get some of my favorite makeup products: loose mineral foundation, setting powder(Seracite #4), Illuminizer semi-matte blush, and two liquid glosses.
I love using mineral makeup because it is natural, easy to apply, and just a little of it goes a long way. My complexion is fair and I have problem skin which is a terrible combination. The Monave mineral makeup foundation gave me enough coverage, without being cakey. It does not irritate my sensitive skin. Monave really cares about their customers and will help you find the colors that are right for you. They sent me two different colors of foundation to try, so I could find my perfect match. My Monave foundation is so easily and quickly applied with a brush, fitting perfectly into my busy lifestyle.
My skin is a bit oily. The translucent setting powder has done an amazing job of keeping my face shine free all day. It seems to actually absorb the oil, leaving a smooth, finished look.
I don’t like to go too crazy with blush. I prefer a very natural look from my makeup, so I chose the Monave illuminzer over traditional blush. The semi-matte Lilac Mist powder gives me a soft, natural glow on my cheeks. Like all mineral makeup, just a very small amount of this is needed.
Monave sent me one of their vegan lip glazes in color Autumn #83 and a liquid gloss in color Petticoat #164 to try out. I have always preferred lip gloss to lipstick, so I was really excited to get these. Both the lip glaze and lip gloss give my lips a silky, natural look. I really like both of the colors on me. They add a lot to my finished look, without being too dramatic. It’s a look that I can wear during the day and has enough sparkle to carry me into the night.
If you are already a fan of mineral makeup or if you are thinking of trying it for the first time, I highly recommend trying Monave. You can learn more about Monave Mineral Makeup or place an online order by visiting the Monave web site.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are 100% my own. No compensation was received.
Michael Ann says
About A Mom says
Is that what makes my face itch when I use the Bare Minerals? I’ve been going nuts trying to figure out why, when I apply my mineral makeup, my face ends up getting sort of itchy as the day goes on. And if I get hot, well, then my face just gets prickly and itchy and miserable. I LOVE the look of the mineral makeup so I’ve been hesitant to give up on it… instead I’ve been slowly eliminating one product at a time from the line to figure out what I’m reacting to. But it sounds like I may just need to make a switch to a different brand. Thanks for sharing!
I never used the product because they took way too long to ship it. I ordered the product on 3/2/2012, my card was charged on 3/5/2012, and after 3 weeks I still had not received my order. I have no patience for stuff like this. I called them and was told the shipping manager would call me back. I told the gal on the phone that if I didn’t get a call back that day I would be disputing the charge on my card. Sure enough no call back. The next day I disputed the charge. I left a message letting Monave know I no linger wanted my order processed. A few hours later the shipping manager left me a message telling me she was too busy to call me back the day before. Along with the voicemail, I got an email confirming my order was sent. I let them know I didn’t want the product. I asked them to send me a shipping label so I send the package back. They said I would have to pay for shipping it back. Thankfully I caught the mail lady and refused the package.
It didn’t end there. I received several unprofessional emails from Teporah. I was assertive with my complaints. Somehow Teporah took my complaints very personal and here’s what she said in her last email:
“You were treated respectfully and with kindness from our staff. Our website listed our timelines for your information. Your phone call was returned within a reasonable amount of time.
Upon receipt of your email, I took time to explain further how we operate, and why we don’t send out emails to customers to tell them personally what is already on the site in the customer service area.
We do not need a prompt from you to do things the way that you believe that they should be done. You have every right to choose what company you purchase from. That is the power of choice.
I’m not sure if you are in a rough spot, or there is something sad going on in your personal life, or if you deal with every problem in this way, but really, life is very short, and has room for a lot of happiness, peace and joy. If you don’t get what you want from a situtation, you can consider just moving on. The constant negativity is tough to watch, and we deal with a lot of customers. We wish the best for you in your endeavour to find a makeup line that you love and a company that meets your expectations.
The shipping manager is not here, so if it’s been sent, feel free to send back the product unopened and we’ll be more than happy to give you a refund. If it hasn’t been sent, I’ll make sure that it’s not, and will process a refund with the billing department.
Good luck with everything
Never doing business with this company again.
I cringed reading this comment because I am so sorry you had a bad experience with this company. We had a very positive experience with them and hope this is an isolated incident.
Ann Lynn says
I called MONAVE MINERAL COSMETICS for a couple of samples. The woman I spoke to told me she had a meeting in the middle of my order. I was going to pay for my samples. Long story short she never called me back and when I tried to call her and left a message, no return call. I was disappointed, because other companies were more then happy to help me. I WILL NEVER ORDER FROM MONAVE MINERAL COSMETICS. The makeup may be great, but customer service was terrible.