Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals Mineral Makeup

Like many women, I'm really picky when it comes to makeup. I have super sensitive skin that takes an instant dislike to nearly everything on the market, so instead of going sans makeup {something that'll never happen in a million years!}, I prefer to use mineral cosmetics.

Yet, finding the right mineral makeup --one that provides great coverage and stellar color matching--all at a decent price, is something I struggle with. Enter this next review product...


Ancient Stones Mineral Makeup is fast becoming one of the top competitors in the mineral-based cosmetics industry. Ancient Stones uses only pure mineral sources that contain absolutely no fillers, additives, preservatives, dyes, perfumes or talc. {You know, the ingredients that can cause reactions and breakouts. Ick!}

Foundation:

Their foundation is finely milled and feels light as air against your skin. It contains titanium dioxide ~ nature's very own sunscreen {even during the winter months, a girl can never be too careful!}, and comes in 25 different colors, making it easy to select the perfect shade that's right for you.

I received a sample of "Jean's Jewell" and was amazed by how accurate it is to my skin tone. I mean, that's a huge deal, folks! I can't begin to tell you how frustrating it is for me to find the right color, without having to mix two colors together. So to have it be exactly right--right out of the box? Wow.

Equally impressive is the fact that the foundation is light enough to allow for multiple layers of application without leaving you looking like a cakey mess!

Super Soft Focus:

If you're looking for additional solar protection, you've got to check out their Super Soft Focus. This white powder contains a whopping SPF 50+ and is applied before your mineral foundation and gives the skin a soft, airbrushed look. Although it's not a concealer per se, it does effectively tone down any irritating red marks or blemishes without giving you a pasty face in the process. {Trust me -- it's amazing!}

At first, I wasn't sure how well I liked the idea behind Super Soft Focus. It felt a bit redundant considering the foundation already had an effective SPF to it. But then I realized I could use Super Soft Focus on other sun-exposed areas like my neck, collar bones, shoulders -- without having to use up my foundation or apply a tacky feeling lotion! Bliss...

Eye Shadow:

I'm not normally an eyeshadow person but every once in awhile, a girl needs to add a little more "pizazz" to her peepers! ;-) Just like their foundations, each of Ancient Stones' eyeshadows is 100% natural and free from all the irritating junk. I received samples of Sheba's Sigh and Butter Cream to try and loved how shimmery they both were and was duly impressed by their coverage. Not only that but it somehow left my eyelids feeling softer after a few uses. {Bonus!}

Ancient Elixir Setting Spray:

Once you've applied your soft focus, foundation and eyeshadow, it's time to "seal the deal" with a few spritzes of Ancient Elixir Setting Spray. This patent-pending formula contains silver and copper, which provide antibacterial and elasticity enhancing properties to the skin. {Ooo la la!} Not only that, but it's a great way to "wake up" first thing in the morning {squirt squirt!} or refreshing perk after a workout. :)

I'll admit I was worried the Elixir would wash my makeup right off! But it's really not that powerful at all. Just a little bit goes a long way and leaves your makeup looking fresh and intact for hours. Awesome!

And now...The BIGGEST Giveaway This Blog's Ever Seen!!!

The super-generous folks at Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals are offering five (count 'em!) F-I-V-E lucky Got Chai? winners their very own bottle of Ancient Elixir Setting Spray and jar of Super Soft Focus, just because you're all so incredibly fabulous! How cool is that?!

All you have to do is:
  • Leave a comment telling me what your current makeup brand is along with your email address so I can contact you in case you're the winner. That's IT!!!
Bonus Entries:
  • "Like" Ancient Stones on Facebook {counts as 2 entries}
  • Mention this contest on Facebook, Twitter and/or on your personal blog {counts as 5 additional entries!} Be sure to come back and leave additional comments for these!
Contest closes on Tuesday, January 25th. Five winners will be chosen at random from all entries and bonus entries received. Prizes will be fulfilled by Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals.

What are you waiting for? Leave your comments and tell all your friends to check out Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals today. You won't be disappointed! :)


*As a member of Business2Blogger, I received the above products for free from Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was provided and the thoughts/views expressed in this review are my own.*

48 comments:

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a great product, I'd like to give it a try. My current make-up bag includes almost everything: Mary Kay, Clinique, Cover Girl, Estee Lauder...

Pink Slippers said...

YAY! Love mineral makeup! My current brand is Bare Minerals, but I am hoping I get to try something new! And you know my email....thanks!

Jennifer said...

I shared your link on Facebook.

Jennifer said...

Comment 2 for FB share.

Jennifer said...

Comment 3 for FB share.

Jennifer said...

Comment 4 for FB share.

Jennifer said...

Comment 5 for FB share.(Just delete these comments if I misunderstood and am doing this wrong.)

Jennifer said...

and now I like them on FB.

purple squirrel said...

Oh, dear... now my secret's out... my current makeup brand is... nada. I *would* love to try one of these mineral brands one of these days, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. ;)

That Super Soft Focus stuff sound great though! :)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I wanted to stop by and let you know that the Chai arrived otday. I steamed up a nice frothy cup as soon as I put the boys to bed. =)

This one looks great, too. I currently use Mary Kay, (also a mineral powder line) this line sounds great.. and that spray is brilliant just for the reasons you mentioned. Some SPF for places that aren't my face. (Just thinking about the sun is nice as the snow comes down!)

Mama Karen said...

I am addicted to mineral eyeshadow. I am currently using orglamix.

kdodosn at yahoo dot com

The Crazy Mom said...

Hay girlfriend!

I am a Cover Girl! :)

Penny said...

I use a lot of Laura Geller makeup and an occasional Bare Minerals product.
Penny
www.notnewtoautism.blogspot.com

The Crazy Mom said...

Liked them on Facebook.

The Crazy Mom said...

Shared on FB.a

The Crazy Mom said...

Shared in FB. (2)

The Crazy Mom said...

LOL, just saw that I wrote Hay instead of Hey. Anyway, Shared on FB. (3)

The Crazy Mom said...

Shared on FB. (4)

The Crazy Mom said...

Shared on FB. (5)

Penny said...

I like Ancient Stones Mineral Make on facebook (1)

Penny said...

I like ASMM on facebook (2)

Debbie said...

I use a variety of brands--primarily Loreal and Cover Girl.

Laura said...

Im a revlon girl! laura_licious101@hotmail.com

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I use whatever is on sale but mostly Covergirl.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I like them on fb (2)

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Tweeted (1)

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SisterTipster said...

Hi Chai Mommy~I don't use it, but would like to begin~Thanks for such a cool giveAway! whoohoo!

SisterTipster said...

I'm liking on FB~#1

SisterTipster said...

I'm liking on FB #2

SisterTipster said...

FB mention #1

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FB mention #2

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FB Mention 3

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FB 4

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FB 5

Laura O in AK said...

I have an assortment of make up in my case (all probably too old to be using...) Most is Mary Kay, but there's some Cover Girl in there, too.

lauraoneill69 at yahoo dot com

Desiree said...

Current make-up is a collection of what was on sale, Revlon, Loreal, olay,avon, arbonne,even some wet and wild!
would love to try something that is natural and good for the skin. You know I need the SPF.

Pink Slippers said...

And now I liked 'em on Facebook...counts as two right??!! :)

Shaela said...

Physician's Formula Organic Wear. E-mail address is shaelanoe@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

Count me in for one entry. Currently, on the occasion I actually bother with make-up, it's Mary Kay.

Christina said...

I use Bare Minerals
Christina@aclosetwriter.com

Christina said...

I "liked" them on FB

Christina said...

I tweeted about the giveaway too

http://twitter.com/#!/closetwriter/status/29585902758010880

Thifa said...

My current makeup brands are rimmel and MAC.

thifas blog (at ) gmail(dot ) com

Briana said...

I use Meow Cosmetics.

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