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In the spotlight...
Yep, it's Madison Street Beauty, one of the top sellers on Etsy with over 36,000 sales. This shop offers offers 100% natural handmade mineral makeup - including eye shadow, foundation, concealer, eye liner, brow powder, eyeshadow primer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, setting powder, lip balms and a wide selection of vegan cosmetics.
Here's what they say about their products:
It's important for us to create a product that is safe and sustainable for humans, animals and the environment. Our products have never been tested on animals and we promise that we will never test on animals. We also guarantee that our mineral make-up will never contain anything artificial or bad for your skin like synthetic dyes, preservatives, chemicals, parabens, fillers or artificial fragrances.
Quick summary of their awesome products:
*Never Tested on Animals
*Oil & Talc Free
*Great for all skin types
My daughter is 16 years old (she just had a birthday, and I can't believe that she's already 16...) and really just starting to experiment with makeup. I myself never wore very much makeup (and still don't), but that doesn't mean I don't like to try new products (especially when I can do it with my daughter). I thought we would try some makeup from Madison Street Beauty. We bought sample sizes of a few different eye shadows (in colors silver star, rain [pictured above,right] & red currant), the aloe setting powder, a foundation, a vegan lip sheer (lip tint in color honey hive) and an aromatherapy vegan lip balm (lemon scent).
My daughter's favorite item was the honey hive vegan lip sheer. It goes on smoothly and feels great on the lips. The tint is just right, not too much, not too little. It's perfect. If you like lip tints, you'll love the lip sheers from MSB!
I should also mention that our purchases were in two different orders. With our first order, we didn't order any shadows. We were just going to review the setting powder, foundation and the lip sheer. Madison Street Beauty was kind enough to send us a sample of their eye shadow (Skyline and Starry Night), and after trying it out, we had to go back for more colors (and more of the lip sheer). The colors are gorgeous, so vivid - even when applied, and long-lasting. We wanted to try more colors, and that's when we ordered the three samples mentioned above. It definitely won't be our last purchase from Madison Street Beauty!
At the time of our second order, they were out of the lip sheer, so we ordered the lemon lip balm (which my daughter equally loves). Great scent, and I'm sure the other scents are just as fabulous! You can check out all the lip balms and see what you might like.
At first I was hesitant to try loose eye shadows, because I've never tried them before, but it was definitely worth the try. These colors are absolutely stunning! I mean it. Can't wait to try more colors. =0) And that's another thing that's so great about MSB: They sell sample sizes so you can try it out first. I must say...The Aloe Setting Powder is excellent - goes on so smoothly (just like the lip balms), it really makes it almost effortless to apply. And for me, someone who doesn't normally wear makeup, this says A LOT!
And don't forget, Madison Street Beauty is holding a HUGE CLEARANCE SALE right NOW till the end of the year (that's only a few days)!!!
Okay, so I don't want ramble on and on and keep you from the AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!!
Here's the deal:
You can win a sample eye shadow set including the colors listed below (my daughter's picks):
PLUS, these two goodies from the lip balm section:
*Orange & Lavender Lip Balm
*Lip Sheer Lip Tint in Sweet Pea
Enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Please complete the mandatory entries in full (if not, another winner will be chosen). Giveaway ends at midnight on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Eastern Standard Time and is open worldwide.
IMPORTANT UPDATE (as of 1/19/13 at 12:00 PM pst)!!!
I sincerely apologize...The rafflecopter entries have ended 24 hours early. I attempted to open it back up for entries, but had no luck. Due to this unfortunate setback, I will hold another MSB giveaway in the VERY NEAR future, I promise! I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
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