Saturday, December 11, 2010

**CLOSED EcoGlo Minerals, "100% natural mineral cosmetics at prices you can afford," Review and Giveaway!

          ***CONGRATS to lucky number 7, @ABCGP, WK! You are the winner according to Random.org. Check your email for a notification :)


      I recently "met" the owner of EcoGlo Minerals at a EcoChicParties Twitter Party. I've been a HUGE mineral makeup fan for about ten years now, so I was excited to hear about another natural makeup company. I quickly contacted the owner and she graciously agreed to sponsoring a review and giveaway on my blog. 
       Before I jump in to my review, I'd like to take a minute to give you some background on the company. Below, taken from the EcoGlo Minerals website, is their philosophy and pledge as a natural beauty company:


                 What's EcoGlo's philosophy? Natural beauty.





Stop clogging your pores and aging your skin with big name makeup brands that do you more harm than good!

All of our makeup is 100% natural. EcoGlo's mineral makeup is a healthy alternative for flawless looking skin. With EcoGlo's all natural and long lasting mineral makeup, you will have cleaner, flawless looking skin and coverage that persists through the day. Our mineral makeup is super light and feels completely natural, and it will never clog your pores since it is free of oils, silicone and waxes! In fact, it contains some ingredients that actually help the negative effects of acne and rosacea.

Our makeup does not contain:
  • Bismuth oxychloride
  • Talc
  • FD&C dyes
  • Chemicals
  • Perfumes
  • Ferric ferrocyanide
  • Preservatives such as parabens
  • Organic materials that can spoil such as cornstarch or rice powder
  • Nanoparticles or micronized minerals

What do we promise? Why choose EcoGlo?
  • Superior, high quality mineral cosmetics
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Affordable prices
  • Fast shipping!
  • A variety of shades and natural products to choose from
  • Our products are made in the U.S.A.

Campaigns and Pledges
  • EcoGlo Minerals is a proud signer of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (safecosmetics.org), pledging to not use chemicals in our products that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation, or birth defects.
  • EcoGlo Minerals also voluntarily pledges to follow Natural Ingredient Resource Center™ (naturalingredient.org) Criteria for labeling natural ingredients and products.
  • Absolutely no animal testing is done with our products!

We are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. All of our products are manufactured and shipped by us.

      Wow! How refreshing to have makeup that's actually good for your skin! I also love that the company is a supporter of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and that all products are manufactured in the USA. 
      The product I received to review was the 3 Piece Mineral Makeup Kit (retail value $23). With the kit, you get to pick one foundation (9g), one blush (4g), and one finishing powder (3g). I chose the Fair Neutral Foundation, Light Rose Blush, and Ulti-Matte Finishing Powder. 


          I was very impressed with the foundation! I found it to provide flawless coverage and yet still remain virtually weightless on my skin! I didn't even have to use concealer due to its tremendous coverage. Under eye circles became non-existent, and blemishes/ scars disappeared- wahoo! The Light Rose Blush added just a hint of color to accent my cheekbones and I loved the warm, light pink color. The product that I loved the most, however, was the Ulti-Matte Finishing Powder! The translucent powder went on smoothly to create a flawless finish that made my skin totally look air-brushed! Also, I love that it contains zinc oxide for added sun protection. Below is my "before" and "after" comparison pic. It's not a huge difference, but that's what I LOVE about mineral makeup- it enhances your natural look rather than masking it. (I did go ahead and finish the look by adding eye makeup too.)



        Below is my first attempt at "vlogging." Please bare with me, but there is a short tutorial on how to apply the 3-piece kit:

        I really can't say enough good things about this company! They have excellent costumer service; quality products; a user-friendly website that includes make-up tips; and an awesome customer perk program where you can earn "loyalty points" towards future products. 
        
         AND now for the GIVEAWAY! How would you like to be the proud new owner of an EcoGlo Minerals blush and blush brush? Up for grabs, is a full-size Light Rose Blush (the color I reviewed; retail value of $7), and a Blush Brush (retail value of $21), in a cotton drawstring bag (retail value of $4). 


  MANDATORY ENTRY:
            Please visit the EcoGlo Minerals website, and let me know which product you would LOVE to try and why. Please include your email so that I can contact you if you win :)

Extra Entries:
          Please note that mandatory entry MUST be completed first before extra entries will count. All extra entries count as one entry unless otherwise noted.Make sure your email was in the mandatory entry- no need to repost in each extra entry opportunity.  

1. "Like" EcoGlo Minerals on Facebook. Leave a comment below and please thank them for sponsoring this giveaway. 
2. Follow EcoGlo Minerals on Twitter.  Leave a comment w/ your twitter name.
3. Subscribe to the Eco Glo Minerals NEWSLETTER . Leave a comment bellow (3 entries).
4. Follow me, @ShortyRobs on twitter and tweet the following (or be creative): "OOO Natural Blush & Brush from @EcoGloMinerals is up for grabs @ShortyRobs Blog http://bit.ly/gD9mAO ENDS 12/31"  Leave a permalink and this can be tweeted daily. One comment per tweet.
5. Follow my blog publicly through Google Friend Connect. Leave a comment.

This giveaway will run from Dec. 11 through Dec. 31, 2010 at midnight ET. I will choose a comment number via random.org and then contact the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize, or I will have to select another winner. This giveaway is only open to the continental US. 

Disclaimer: The above product was given to me to review at no cost. The opinions expressed are strictly my own :) See my PR Friendly tab for my full disclosure policy. 

72 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try this makeup and would LOVE to win! I did check out their website and I would like to try the "glow" finishing powder! (but they all look appealing to me!

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  2. I would love to try their eye shadows! :)

    beautybriteblog at yahoo.com

    http://beautybrite.blogspot.com

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  3. Liked them on Facebook!

    beautybriteblog at yahoo dot com

    http://beautybrite.blogspot.com

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  4. I would like to try their 5 piece mineral kit and their essential oils!

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  5. I follow EcoGlow on Twitter

    @ABCGP
    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/ABCGP/status/14080631147335680

    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow via GFC!

    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

    wk

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  8. Would love to try the blush or the glow finishing powder. I don't wear much make-up any more because it feels to heavy. Follow you on fb. roxannab919@yahoo.com

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  9. would love to try the finishing powder

    karolinek at hotmail dot com

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  10. like ecoglo on FB

    karolinek at hotmail dot com

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  11. subscribed to ecoglo newsletter

    karolinek at hotmail dot com

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  12. subscribed to ecoglo newsletter

    karolinek at hotmail dot com

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  13. I would love to try some of the eyeshadows!
    PhoebeMomma at gmail dot com

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  14. Subscribed to the ecoglo newsletter!
    PhoebeMomma at gmail dot com

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  15. Subscribed to the ecoglo newsletter!
    PhoebeMomma at gmail dot com

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  16. Subscribed to the ecoglo newsletter!
    PhoebeMomma at gmail dot com

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  17. I like EcoGlo on facebook!
    PhoebeMomma at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow EcoGlo on twitter @PhoebeMomma

    PhoebeMomma at gmail dot com

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  19. http://twitter.com/ABCGP/status/14266823344136192

    daily tweet!

    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

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  20. I visited their website and I think I'd like to try the 3-piece kit. I also liked them on facebook and signed up for their newsletter.

    toots.marie@yahoo.com

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  21. Mandatory entry: I would choose the Chestnut shimmer eye color!

    Thanks!
    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

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  22. this product seams wonderful i would love to try it at no cost. i like them on facebook but dont know how to do any of the other things.

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  23. I have "liked" EcoGlo Minerals on Facebook. Thank you so much for sponsoring this!

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  24. Id like to try the eyeshadows because having makeup so close to my eyes I want it to be as natural as possible!

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  25. I follow eco glo mineral on twitter, I am MOmmyzboyz

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  26. I subscribed to the eco glo minerals newsletter
    briannabeers@yahoo.com

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  27. I follow @shortyrobs on twitter and I RT this contest!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/15611249194700800

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  28. I subscribed to your Eco Glo newsletter
    briannabeers@yahoo.com

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  29. I am a happy Eco Glo newsletter subscriber!
    briannabeers@yahoo.com

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  30. I tweeted your giveaway today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/15979288163516416
    briannabeers@yahoo.com

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  31. I tweeted your giveaway today again!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/16350793502302208
    briannabeers@yahoo.com

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  32. I'm following EcoGlo via Twitter (@LivingGreenOR)

    Thank you!!

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  33. I retweeted anout your giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/16666745003573248
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  34. I have subscribed to EcoGlo's newsletter.

    Thank you!!

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  35. I would love to try the light bronzer because I LOVE bronzer!! It is so easy to use and leaves a nice look!

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  36. I tweeted about your giveaway today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/17071737048932352
    briannabeer at yahoo dot com

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  37. I retweeted your giveaway today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/17425599417024512
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  38. I would love to try EcoGlo's eyeshadow. I'm *just* now getting into mineral makeup and need to slowly start replacing my toxic eyeshadow.

    green.eco.chick at gmail dot com

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  39. like egoglo on facebook
    melvin_and_rooster@yahoo.com

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  40. i would like to try their eyeshawdow
    melvin_and_rooster@yahoo.com

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  41. I would like to try the "glow" finishing powder. I'd love to try this makeup!

    jessica1290@gmail.com

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  42. I am a fan of theirs on facebook

    jessica1290@gmail.com

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  43. I am a public follower of your blog

    jessica1290@gmail.com

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  44. I love every EcoGlo product I have tried

    nono916

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  45. Like EcoGlo on Facebook
    nono916@gmail.com

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  46. subscribed to EcoGlo newsletter 1
    nono916@gmail.com

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  47. subscribed to EcoGlo newsletter 2
    nono916@gmail.com

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  48. subscribed to EcoGlo newsletter 3
    nono916@gmail.com

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  49. I retweeted your giveaway today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/17802022237507586
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  50. I would love to try the 5-Piece Mineral Makeup Kit
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  51. I Like" EcoGlo Minerals on Facebook & left a message.
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  52. I follow ecoglominerals on twitter aeperry
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  53. I Subscribed to the Eco Glo Minerals NEWSLETTER
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  54. I follow via gfc
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  55. I retweeted your giveaway today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/18159388191625216
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  56. I tweeted about this giveaway today:

    http://twitter.com/#!/LivingGreenOR/status/18398414999920641

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  57. I tweeted your giveaway today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/18466409847717889
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  58. I would like to try the Doterra Facial Cleanser, as well as the Fair Golden Foundation.

    genuinebrito@gmail.com

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  59. I'm following you through Google Friend Connect (via my Twitter handle @LivingGreenOR)

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  60. I tweeted today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/19134811260067840
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  61. I tweeted your giveaway today
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/19486756676046848
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  62. I I would love to try the Premium Flat Top Kabuki ~ I love mineral make-up and this would be so great to have!
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  63. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/LivingGreenOR/status/19872356038090752

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  64. This has been tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/LivingGreenOR/status/20201292102107136

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  65. I shared this on twitter today... http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/20621508414013441
    briannabeers at yahoo dot com

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  66. Shared this on Twitter!

    http://twitter.com/#!/LivingGreenOR/status/20686237312487426

    green.eco.chick at gmail dot com

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  67. I would love to try the Light Bronzer. It looks like the perfect shade, not too dark but enough color to look sun-kissed. Thanks!
    kufb50 at gmail dot com

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  68. I follow EcoGlo on twitter. @kufb50
    kufb50 at gmail dot com

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  69. All women, young or matured, loves to look her best all the time. However, an excessive amount of utilization of cosmetics may harm your skin, if you do not exercise care by using proper products. Different for women who live different skin types, that are sensitive to various commercialized cosmetics. Hence, to be safe, it is best to think about natural cosmetics, made from natural ingredients,

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