Dec 17, 2012

Emani Minerals Review and Giveaway! CLOSED

Hello everyone, today I am back with another review and giveaway, featuring products from Emani Minerals! Emani Minerals is a vegan friendly, cruelty-free beauty brand that only uses certified natural and organic ingredients. All Emani products are PETA certified, paraben free, talc free, gluten-free, and eco-friendly! When I was given the opportunity to test out a few products from their line, I felt so honored and excited! 

About Emani Minerals
"EMANI was established in 1998 with one simple purpose in mind; to provide a line of clean cosmetics that meet and exceed the high standards of the professional makeup industry and at the same time, promotes a healthy complexion for all women." read more here.

The Products:
  • Organic Lip Shine -"Name Dropper"
  • Vitamin Infused Hydrating Lip Color-"Drama Queen"
  • How 2B Guide (includes vegan brush, lipstick, and 3 mineral shadows)- "Day Diva"
  • Foundation primer and serum samples

Organic Lip Shine
I chose the shade, Name Dropper, because it is a pretty, classic cool pink that has a creamy finish! The doe foot wand allowed for easy, smooth application, and gave a lustrous shine. I appreciated that it didn't feel sticky on the lips and lasted comfortably for hours. It has medium coverage, and can be worn sheer or opaque. Vitamin A, E, and natural oils are infused in the formula, and I believe that is why this gloss is so comfortable to wear. It also felt very hydrating, like a lip balm. There is a slight scent that reminds me of orange sherbert , but it fades once on the lips. I was very pleased with the richness and quality of this gloss! 

Swatches from left to right: Vitamin Infused Hydrating Lipsticks in Ava and Drama Queen, and Organic Lip Shine in Name Dropper

Vitamin Infused Hydrating Lip Color
Drama Queen is an identical match to the Name Dropper gloss, and I love to pair similar lip colors together!  Made with natural plant waxes and oils, this lipstick glides on like butter. The hydrating formula softened my lips and delivered creamy opaque color! The wear time was average, but I definitely don't mind reapplying this lipstick throughout the day. Ava is a warm nude lipstick that came in the Day Diva How 2B Guide. The color is slightly glossy and sheer, unlike Drama Queen which is opaque. Although it is too warm for my fair complexion, Ava has a great formula. Also, the packaging feels very sturdy and luxurious!

How 2B Guide
I chose the Day Diva guide for the stunning neutral Crushed Mineral Color Dusts!  The kit also includes the Ava Vitamin Hydrating Lipstick, and a vegan eye shadow brush. The Ava lipstick looked like a pale pink on the website, but I will find a way to make the shade work somehow! I think it's so helpful that the side panel of the box gives a tutorial with illustrations on how to use the mineral dusts. 

Swatches from left to right: Safari, Peach Attitude, and Star Struck

Crushed Mineral Dusts

Made of 100% pure mineral pigments, these shades really do pop! They are suggested to be used wet, but I actually used mine dry, and got fantastic color payoff. Since these mineral shadows are loose, you have to be careful and take your time to apply them. Even using the tiniest amount gave me high color payoff! They feel very light, blend easily, and remind me of a loose version of the L'Oreal Infallible shadows.

Emani minerals has offered me to giveaway the How 2B Guide in "Park Avenue", which includes 1 Vegan Contour Brush, 3 Mineral Color Dust Shadows (White Gold, Java Java, Parfait), and 1 Lip Base Transformer, a $28 value! 

How to enter: 
-You must be following my blog, via Google Friend Connect (see the blue "Join this Site" button in the column to the right). 
-Like EMANIFANS Facebook fan page, here.
-Follow Emanitweets, here.
-Comment down below that you did all three entries and leave me your name! 

For extra entries: 
-Follow eatinglipstick on tumblr, here.
-Follow me on Instagram: hollieforrest
-Follow me on twitter, here. 

Please note that I will need your address so that I can forward it to Emani Minerals, who will be shipping you the products. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. The giveaway will close Saturday, December 22nd at midnight pacific time. 

Thank you to the kind people at Emani Minerals for making this review and giveaway possible! Please be sure to check out my other giveaway, here. Also, I will be doing an international giveaway soon, so check back shortly! 


    I followed via Google Friend Connect under the name "Hollie Forrest."
    I followed on Facebook under the name "Hollie Forrest", and I followed on Twitter under the name "Hollie Forrest."

    I followed you on tumblr under the name, "eatinglipstick". I followed you on twitter and Instagram under the name "hollieforrest".

    I will pick a winner who qualifies randomly and announce the winner here, on this blog! Thanks for entering :)

  2. Pick me! :) My daughter is going to take Make Up Artistry next fall at the fabulous school "Blanche MacDonald Centre" in Vancouver, BC. We are totally into organic so love your product AND wining free stuff would help her so much with practising and preparing for school! PS I shall follow you on Google under HOLLIE FORREST

    1. Hi Sarah, you do not have to follow under Hollie Forrest. That was an example name. You would follow under whatever your GFC name is.

      For example: "I followed under Sarah Sherman"

  3. I follow via google connect- Sarah Natalie Lucas

  4. I following Your blog, via Google Friend Connect : SWEET GIRL
    I followed on Facebook : Rabia Akhter
    I followed you on twitter : @cutegirlsaid
    great give away hOpe to win sach a lovly give away :*

  5. My Emai:
    hOpe to win :)

  6. Hello, I did the 3 entries + 2 extra. Your blog is SO lovely!

    xo, Kimberly, Mskimikiwi

  7. I am follwing via google account..Name- lucky chauhan

    Hope to win

    1. Hi everyone,
      Just to make things clear, THE FIRST THREE ENTRIES ARE MANDATORY.

      You must follow this blog, like the Emanifans Facebook page AND follow Emanitweets on twitter. Only entries who do all three tasks will be qualified.

      Thank you!

  8. did all three as Bella Mosqueda and @Dirty_Bella
    hope i win xx

  9. following on twitter as @Dirty_Bella as xtra entry :)

  10. GFC: Bria Johanna
    Facebook: Bria Johnson
    Twitter: @BriaJohanna
    Tumblr: NaturallyErratic

  11. buy me makeup or i will not watch your vidos


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