Sunday, February 26, 2012

Moi Minerals Swatch/Review! Lots of Pictures!!!!

Hey Girlies!

On one of my many Etsy shopping sprees I came across Moi Minerals. A Canada based cosmetics company owned by the sweet and ever lovely Holly! She makes the most GORGEOUS cosmetics. As we know I am a complete pigment nutcase and she feeds my addiction completely! Bright and bold, shimmery or matte, glittery or subtle, you name it, she DEFINITELY has it. Lol. I DIE for these pigments, they are super blendable, bright as all hell and almost creamy? They are super soft and a great addition to any indie makeup stash! Aside from just pigments she also creates beautiful lippies, as well as some mineral face makeup! With a vast array of products and prices to die for, her stuff is SO worth it, and I am officially obsessed. Now as for Holly herself, she is amazing, an absolute doll. She responds to emails quickly, sends extra samples, answers any and all questions, and is just a great example of what a business owner should be, indie or commercial. I had ordered 3 of her pigments from Etsy, Galaxy, Emerald and Diego. At this point I had just begun to blog and wanted to try out some indie companies to do reviews on. Of course I contacted Holly, to which she responded almost immediatly, and she said she would love it if I did a review We continued to talk and she recognized me from the Facebook group we are both apart of, Never Too Much Sparkle!, and she asked me if I would like to be one of her models!!! How could I resist? So I agreed and she sent me the beautiful goodies I am doing this review on! I am so excited to have joined this team of pretty girls, representing a truly wonderful company! <3The package came fairly quickly, just over 3 weeks, and I was drooling the second I opened it.

                                                    Everything came in a bubble mailer!
         Holly has the cutest packaging! The hearts are adorable and she sent a handwritten note as well as her business card! LOVE IT!
                                     
         Ok so because I am a model for Moi Minerals, Holly sent me a package for swatch/review, and when I opened it I almost died! Once you see the individual swatches you'll understand why! (This stuff was in addition to the pigments I purchased, and I will show them later as well).
*also-on all the swatch pics I will post a normal photo and then a blurry photo so you can see the texture and sparkle!* The full size jars as well as the sample baggies are from her New High Beam Collection. These are really unique because the texture of them looks like actually ground up crystal instead of just powdered pigment. Some are not as textured as others, this is because some are more naturally pigmented than others, such as "Room 1020" vs. "Beach Bum", but this doesn't matter because they are all equally amazing!

("I'm going to apologize now for the weird angles of my pictures and the names being upside down or anything, when I upload they get skewed and I do not know how to fix it, the name may be off the the colors speak for themselves,sorry")
     
           Holly sent me 3 samples, "Field Of Gold", "Rain" and "Purple People Eater".(cute names!)

"Field of Gold" is STUNNING! It's a gorgeous bright green with a gold reflect and gold glitter in it! I love this one, I don't really own a green like this so I'm thrilled she sent it to me!


"Rain" is a bright white and super sparkly!!!! This is an amazing highlight even as a liner it would be gorgeous, this one is a MUST for my stash.


"Purple People Eater is a light violet/lilac color with an almost silver reflect and it's beautiful! It's very smooth and really pigmented! Love this!

Aside from the samples, Holly also sent me 3 fullsize pigments from her New High Beam Collection!!! OMFG they are stunning! I love these!

"Beach Bum" HAS to be my favorite out of the 3, Its a seriously complex color, swatched here it looks like a pinky, nude, almost rose color? Haha I'm having a hard time explaining the color, but it is GORGEOUS. This is totally going to be my go-to sparkle for summer, and I can't wait! It's unbelievably pigmented and sparkly. That swatch is 1 swipe over primer! Holy crap right!?!?

"Room 1020" is insane. It is the brightest hot pink I have ever come across! Its amazing to look at and it has a little bit of a silver violet reflect! This is 1 swipe and I mean, c'mon, it's pink, You HAVE to have this!


"Walking On The Sun" is amazing! It's a great, vibrant and seriously pigmented yellow that is SUPER sparkly! I love this one, it definitely reminds me of the sun and will be awesome for summer!

Now when you go on Moi Minerals, as I had mentioned before, there is a difference between some of the pigments in the High Beam Collection. Some are "Sparklers" i.e- "Beach Bum", "Walking On The Sun", and others are "Intense Blends" i.e- "Room 1020", "Field Of Gold". The sparkler are the more heavily glitters pigments and the intense blends are the more powdered ones. So just make sure you are aware of this before ordering, but even still they are all perfect so in my opinion, sparkler or intense blend, you will be ecstatic with whatever you purchase!

Of course Holly, being Holly as generous as she is, had to send me 3 lip glosses as well! I am not a lippy person, only because I never find anything I like, but I really like these! They are not at all sticky or "goopy" on the lip, and they are also super pigmented and a little goes a long way!
The little dome containers are so cute! I don't know if these are standard packaging, but if they are I'm fine with that because they are awesome to just throw in your purse or even pocket!

"Outer Space" is a clear based gloss with a CRAZY amout of iridescent glitter in it! The picture doesn't do it justice!
"Naughty Nurse" is a beautiful hot pink with a slight violet blue reflect and I must say, I never liked hot pink lips until this one. It builds easy for intense color, but can be almost sheer as well to give you a subtle hot pink gloss.
"Chocolate Moose" is my favorite. A great shimmer brown color that reminds me of satin, it has a great shimmery-shiny finish to it that I totally love.
Definitely pick some of these up there awesome!


As I had said earlier that I purchased some things from Holly before I had even spoken with her, and I am overjoyed with my choices. I chose 3 pigments, and I am so glad I picked what I did.

"Emerald" is a beautiful black base with a gorgeous green reflect! I Love this one, I have a thing for black and green pigments and this one is a great addition to my collection!

"Diego". I mean seriously does this one even need an introduction. Every time I look at this I just stare at it in awe. Its a brown base with a gorgeous blue almost purple duchrome. I want to BATHE in this pigment. I can't stand how gorgeous it is.

*sopping up drool off the keyboard after seeing "Diego"*

Ahem, anyway, this is "Galaxy". A beautiful shimmery black with a great silver reflect, great for a smokey eye and also a liner!  Again, my obsession with black pigment drew my eye to this on the website immediatly and I had to have it!

Absolutely in-love! 

So because of all this crazy inspiration from receiving these gorgeous goodies, I decided to create some looks using them! Hope you like! Comments appreciated!

This one was using "Beach Bum" and "Galaxy" on my eyes and "Chocolate Moose" on my lips!

This look was done using "Field Of Gold", "Room 1020", "Walking On The Sun" on my bottom inner  corner and "Rain" on my brow bone.
I call it- "Red Light, Green Light, 1-2-3" hahaha



Last but not least, this look was done using "Emerald", "Diego" on my inner lid and inner corner, and "Galaxy" at the out corner. I can't think of a good name for this... any ideas?




So all in all I give Moi Minerals a 5 out of 5 stars for:
Great Products all around
Awesome customer service
SUPER pigmentation
AMAZING prices
Wide variety of product and color

Love Love Love this company, and I Love even more that I have joined the team and now represent them along with many other gorgeous girls!

Hope you enjoyed my post!
See you guys tomorrow
<3DianaMarie
*blows glitter kisses*










4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the great review, the swatches look great♥ Love your face!

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    1. thanks ! I'm glad u like it! I LOVED doing it.. and I'm glad u like my face haha

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