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~Review~ mark. Min-a-real Cream to Powder Foundation with Mineral Pigments....

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To be honest....I had taken vow of "No Foundation" this summer because in the past years, I've beat my face to oblivion only to go outside and MELT.

So when mark. min-a-real  Cream to Powder Foundation with Mineral Pigments showed up at my doorstep, I didn't know if I wanted to try it. Its already in the 90s here in South Carolina! Here's some deets on Min-A-Real:

mark Min-A-Real ($18) – The oil-free, buildable coverage is formulated with mineral pigments and Lumiskin to give skin a bright, healthy looking glow and an enviably smooth, even skin tone.  Available in 7 shades starting in June.

I was actually sent six of the seven shades but only one was a close match that was Mocha. Mocha is also the darkest shade of the foundation series.

Before Min-A-Real in Mocha...

After Min-A-Real in Mocha

Min-A-Real in Mocha in the daylight, with flash....

This picture is clearly strange....why do i look so strong jawed?!? lol!


-Mocha is the darkest shade and my shade. In regular lighting, its a spot on match but with a camera flash it looks off.

-I thought the coverage was light to medium but not a build able heavy coverage. Concealer wearers would still need to wear concealer with this one.

-Because I'm oily, I only got the "cream to powder" effect  for a couple of hours. I would suggest setting this foundation with a loose or pressed powder like any other.

-$18 is reasonable in a price, considering other foundations but in mark.'s market ( young women, 20s) I would lower it to $12 or $15.

- The sponge that is included is super soft....what kind of sponge is that?!? lol!

-Convenient, great for lugging around in the purse or travel...

-I'll probably keep using it...maybe on cooler days or days I'm inside alot and definitely in the colder months.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Available June 2011....

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

~Review~ mark. Lipclick SPF 15 Color Shine Lipstick.....

Its so great try some new mark. by Avon products! I've been fan since 2003 and was regular ordering maching out of their magalog. Somewhere along the way I stopped ordering.:( So....It's good to be back in the "fold" with mark. and their new Summer 2011 goodies!

First up is mark. Lipclick SPF 15 Color Shine Lipstick:

mark Lipclick with SPF 15 ($10)a blend of SPF protection, color and shine in one simple sweep.  This unique collection is packaged in a petite, magnetic lipstick case that offers fool-proof storing in any makeup bag or purse.  Available in 8 shades, including on-trend corals, glamorous plums and versatile nude

I got to try Honey Bunny and Ginger Snap....
Honey Bunny is a pink-brown glossy shade and  Ginger Snap is a brown-golden glossy shade....
Here's are some swatches of Honey Bunny and Ginger Snap....they are sheer, and go on like a gloss.
Wearing Honey Bunny.....


-I like the Honey Bunny shade. Its a sheer pinky-brown great for when you just need to apply something to your lips but lip balm or chapstick is too basic. Lipclicks is just step above both.

- I read the description, so I didnt expect them to be big powerful pigmented lippies. However, if you have pigmented lips( like naturally brown lips like me) I would suggest a brighter shade lipclick if you want color.

-They are priced at $10....I don't agree with the price point...$5 or $7 sounds more reasonable for the product.

-The "clicking" mechanism is almost forgettable...but if you are like me, and you lose tops of lipsticks all the time in your makeup bag or handbag, its genius! Makes total sense...guess that's were the $10 price point comes in.

-feels great on the lips and has the signature mark. spearmint scent I like.

What do you think about mark. Lipclicks? Let me know in the comments!

Available June 2011

Disclosure: These products were sent for my honest review and consideration.