Friday, November 19, 2010

Review and Giveaway of Jenulence Mineral Makeup

First Born turned fourteen this past September and that's the age when the hub and I decided she could wear makeup.  She hasn't started wearing too much--a bit of mascara and some gloss is as fancy as she gets.  But she has been worried since she's in her high school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Helena, woot! woot!) and last year when she used makeup for the school's production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, she missed her last performance (as an oompah loompah, lol) because her face swelled in an allergic reaction to the makeup she used.

Enter Jenulence, a line of mineral makeup that uses all-natural minerals and cosmetic pigments.  Some information about the Jenulence philosophy about skincare: "We understand that skin is a living, breathing and detoxifying organ, which absorbs a big portion of what we put on it. It has been calculated that over her lifetime the average woman can absorb as much as five pounds of different chemicals from cosmetic and skin care products. Every 'Natural' or 'Botanical' cream and skin lotion always contains synthetic preservatives, emulsifiers, solvents and artificial fragrances. All these ingredients could be damaging to our immune system and health."  The company's motto is If you can't eat it, don't use it on your skin!  Even if you don't have sensitive skin like First Born, Jenulence offers safe, health-conscious products that are free of synthetic preservatives, talc, nano-particles or micronized minerals.
Jenulence's makeup line includes loose mineral foundation, concealers, eye shadows, eyeliners, blushes, bronzers, body shimmer, finishing and setting powders.  If you're not sure which product to try first, you can purchase a mineral makeup gift set to get you started.  We were lucky to receive the Perfect Skin Mineral Makeup Gift Set to review and the kit came in a lovely organza pouch.

And how did Jenulence work for us?  The first picture on the right is First Born's "before" picture.  The second photo beneath it is her "after" picture.  We used the Natural Olive foundation/concealer for the base, Red Grape mineral blush on her cheeks and Medium Tan Warm mineral bronzer on her eyelids.  Can you see the difference in her forehead?  The mineral makeup does a great job of hiding blemishes without looking too heavy and provides a lovely, glow-y look.  The mineral blush sculpted her cheekbones and the bronzer on her eyelids made her blue eyes pop.  We were both really pleased with her look--me because she still looked natural and she loved it because she was pretty.

Our verdict is that Jenulence is a great all-natural cosmetics line.  While it is imperative for First Born to put products on her skin that are pure so they won't trigger a reaction, Jenulence is great for anyone who wants to achieve a finished, flawless look that also happens to be all-natural and non-toxic.  To shop the Jenulence line of cosmetics and skincare, click here.

To win 1 set of 2 gorgeous Jenulence eyeshadow colors (you pick the shades),  follow the mandatory entry requirement below and any optional ones you'd like.

To earn a mandatory entry, go to the Jenulence website or the Etsy shop and tell me what fabulous product you would love to try in the Jenulence all-natural cosmetic line. Mandatory means that if you don't do this first, all of your other entries will be disqualified.

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect (on the right side).

2. Subscribe to the Jenulence newsletter.
 
3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Follow Jenulence on Twitter.

5. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following (leave the tweet URL in your comment):
#Win 1 set of 2 eyeshadows from @Jenulence and @moanasaves http://bit.ly/bOx6TF #giveaway ends 12/04

6. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page.

7. Like the Jenulence Facebook page.

8. Subscribe to my feed via RSS reader (right side) and/or email updates (left side).

9. Grab my button and put it on your blog until the giveaway is over.

10. Put Moana Saves on your blog list.

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends on Saturday, December 4th at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

Mahalo to Jenulence for providing the samples for this review and a prize for this giveaway.  I did not receive compensation for this post.  Any and all opinions are my own.

32 comments:

  1. I would like to try the Green Tea Sun Cream & Foundation Primer.

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  2. I am a follower of GFC.

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  3. I am a subscriber.

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  4. I am a Facebook Fan.

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  5. I would like ti try the Mineral Makeup Eye Shadow and colours like Sparkling Lavender, MOss and Jade :)

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  6. public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect! :)
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  7. Subscribe to the Jenulence newsletter.
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  8. I'd love to try the Yerba Maté Seabuckthorn Nourishing Cream!

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  9. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/ReefBotanicals/status/6032928760922112

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  10. The foundation/concealer section looks great - I'd get the giner glow mineral foundation concealer. Not a bad price - $20. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  11. I would also love to try the Body Shimmer.

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  12. I'm a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect (Mickey Coutts).

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  13. Subscribed to the Jenulence newsletter.

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  14. Follow you on Twitter. (mickeycoutts)

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  15. Follow Jenulence on Twitter. (mickeycoutts)

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  16. Tweet:
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  17. Like Moana Saves on Facebook. (Mickey Coutts)

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  18. Like Jenulence on Facebook. (Mickey Coutts)

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  19. Subscribed to your feed via RSS reader

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  20. Subscribe to your email updates.

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  21. I would love to try the foundation powder as it says it's sweat proof and I always look and feel like my makeup is melting off.

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  22. I Like the Moana Saves Facebook page. :D

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  23. I Like the Jenulence Facebook page. :)

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  24. I'd like to try the Currant Satin Blush

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  25. following your blog via GFC

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  26. following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  27. following jenulence on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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