Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: Simplicity Cosmetics Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (US/CAN)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~

About the Designer...
Hi!  My name is Sarah and I am the owner of Simplicity Cosmetics, a handcrafted mineral makeup company.  I live in north Texas with my husband Joe, 2 year old son Eli, dog Hiccup, and cat Baxter.  :)  I started using mineral makeup when I wanted a more natural look for my wedding over 7 years ago.  I started creating my own line about 6 years ago and have never used traditional cosmetics since!  I am recently decided to really put effort into my etsy shop and I have been blessed with many new wonderful customers. I am committed to using as few ingredients to make my creations as possible, I don't use fillers to bulk up products.  You will never find chemicals, dyes, or bismuth in anything I make!  I love creating new shades, it's a fun challenge to get a shade from my imagination to reality.

Review...
Looking for a better, less expensive natural mineral makeup? You have to check out Simplicity Cosmetics! It's my new favorite makeup! For a handcrafted natural mineral makeup you can't beat the quality, price and customer service. Seriously!

I've been using a well known brand of mineral foundation from a boutique shop for the last few years. The price was such a killer that I never even had the opportunity to try their pricey blush or eyeshadow. Since ordering from Simplicity Cosmetics in May, I've been using their foundation ($9.99), blush ($7.99), and eyeshadow ($4.99) on a daily basis and I'm so happy with my experience. Yes, those are really the prices! So impressive! Simplicity Cosmetics are pretty natural and Sarah stays away from uneccessary ingredients and fillers. She also discloses all ingredients used on each product listing. You definitely can't say that of all cosmetic companies. The Toast Eyeshadow is really the review product sent in my order, but I like each product I've tried so I wanted to share a little about my experience with each one in my review below.

What you won't find in Simplicity Cosmetics...

No Parabens
No Bismuth
No Micronized or Nano minerals
No Dyes
No Cornstarch

First off, my fair skin needs a very light foundation, so I went with the Ivory Mineral Foundation. When I first applied it to my face, I was shocked at how pale my skin was! BUT, I quickly learned that this color is the RIGHT color for my face, and I'd been using a shade slightly too dark with the other brand. This also means I got great coverage and my whole face was the same shade, covering imperfections and uneven skin tones (which makes me happy!). The foundation gives a medium to heavy coverage matte finish, but can really give you less if you want. It all depends on how little or how much is on your brush. A little goes a LONG way with mineral makeup. It looks SO natural and not at all cake-y or heavy. It also lasts all day, and doesn't smear, melt, or look funny by night either. It still looks fresh!

Once I added a bit of the Peony Mineral Blush I also ordered, I looked a bit more like myself. :) I really LOVE this blush. It gives a very natural rosy pink and is really light. Because it's so light, it also works well as an all-over face "glow" I guess you could say. I use just a little more for cheeks. It compliments my fair skin very well, and I like that it has a matte finish with no shimmer. I only like shimmer on my eyes, unless I'm going out for a dressy evening...which rarely happens anyway! :P

The Toast Mineral Eyeshadow is a gorgeous brown with a low shimmer. I absolutely agree with Sarah, the photos don't this shade any justice! It should be a staple for every woman. I use this on top of a neutral/nude base in my crease. It's the perfect shade, and doesn't go on too dark like my old color used to. I don't have to tone it down before applying at all! I can wear this all day, everyday, and not look like I'm wearing a ton of eyeshadow, which is so not my goal. I just like feeling pretty, and Simplicity Cosmetics certainly helps me reach that goal. I love browsing her eyeshadows because there are so many colors I want to try! Some of them even double as eyeliners because they're darker.

So, HOW much better do I look with my new makeup? Here's what happened with Hubby. He kept telling me I looked so good the first couple days I used only Simplicity Cosmetics, and he kept asking me what I changed. I switched back to my old makeup for a day just for kicks and it turns out it's the new makeup that he loves so much! I love it, and so does my hubby!

A HUGE thanks to Sarah for your beautiful line of cosmetics. I can't wait to shop for more fun eyeshadows and other products like the Mineral Glow! She also has a primer, finisher and bronzers too. The Mineral Sets are great to get started with Simplicity Cosmetics. Just choose your colors and shades to try out her line!


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50 comments:

Kaytee said...

Great eyeshadow!!! and a great price!!! I have used the mineral eye shadow before and love the vibrancy of the colors!! Thanks for the giveaway

tlcrum06 said...

I would love to try the mineral eye shadow trio in warmth.
tlcrum06 @ att dot net

Beth said...

Mineral Eyeliner / Eyeshadow Trio - Rosy

bethwillis01@gmail.com

AWE Handcrafted Jewelry said...

I'd love to try a foundation, I'm just not sure what shade and would probably need advice! --I also need a new blush :)

deb@awejewelry.com

Nikki said...

I love the Primrose blush!
nmetolen@gmail.com

Shannon said...

I like the Peach Handcrafted Mineral Eyeshadow

jalyssa982003 at yahoo dot com

Joy N. said...

Mineral Eyeshadow Trio - Warmth
newlanjoyatgmaildotcom

Judy said...

Mineral Blush-Azalea


Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

collifornia said...

the Mineral Bronzer - Bronze.
holliister at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

peony blush

jcwga@hotmail.com

Karlene A. said...

I'd love to try the mineral blush in peony :)

xyoulovekarlene@gmail.com

Becky said...

my favorite would be the Sheer Primer, because I am always looking for a good way to control oil on my nose

Linda R. said...

my fave is the Mineral Blush - Poppy

lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

jhitomi said...

I would love to try the Mineral Glow Light.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Ola said...

I love so many of the products... but right now I'm super excited about the Beige Mineral Foundatio.

Thank you so much for the chance to win!

~Ola Jaggers
okj83 at live dot com

Diana Dang said...

fave is beige mineral foundation

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Brittney said...

I like the Beach Mineral Bronzer

Melissa said...

Love the mineral foundation in buff!

melifaire AT gmail DOT com

jessica taylor said...

these colors are beautiful! I want to try the peony blush. and the petal and plum eye shadow.

mvegan said...

I love the radiant eyeshadow!

Marija said...
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Marija said...

I love the Mineral Blush - Azalea!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Angie said...

I would like to try the Buff Foundation..beats what I am paying right now by ALOT!

Jessica said...

Would love to try the foundation!

Molly said...

I'd love the Mineral Premium Set - Choose your own shades

Jus and Kat said...

LOVE the Mineral Eyeliner / Eyeshadow Trio - Rosy.

Mandy said...

The Glimmer Highlighter looks so pretty!

Melody said...

The Cilantro shadow

eclairre said...

Sand - Mineral Foundation

Kerrific said...

I love the foundation colors

Diana said...

What wonderful stuff in this shop! I like the Mineral Eyeshadow Trio - Warmth.
goldiez at hotmail dot com

ElfRenee said...

I love the Stone eyeshadow!

polly said...

i like the mineral eye shadow trio in the warmth color
pkeintz@gmail.com

Cerrisse said...

Love the Mineral Eyeshadow - Plum

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Margaret (prellerm@yahoo.com) Osako said...

I like the cocoa eye shadow... I need that low-shimmer makeup to minimize my blossoming laugh lines.

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

love her vegan brushes
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Sherry said...

I like the Mineral Premium Set this way you can try different things.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Holly said...

My favorite item would probably be the cilantro colored eyeshadow, it would match my eyes perfectly!

Madeline said...

my favorite product is the mineral eye highlighter

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74513097/radiant-handcrafted-mineral-eye

jonesmadelinee@yahoo.com

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
my favorite is Spring eyeshadow

AmbreRose said...

Love to try the pearl eyeshadow or poppy blush. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Erica said...

I would love one of the mineral starter sets!

SweetShenanigans said...

I love the Mineral Eyeshadow - Meadow

Jacqueline said...

love the mineral eyeshadow in sand jmmccarr@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I'd like to try the mineral foundation.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would like to try Mineral Starter Set - Choose your own shades.
Maryann
twinkle(at)optonline(dot)net

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the Ocean - Handcrafted Mineral Eyeshadow

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Armada Volya said...

Mineral Bronzer suntan

BeautyToLove said...

-Favorite item: Mineral Starter Set - Choose your own shades
aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
THANK YOU!! :)

Mel said...

Mineral Eyeliner / Eyeshadow Trio - Raven
meltheplux at gmail dot com