Author Archives: Kate Geracie

Winner of the Makeup Giveaway!

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the makeup giveaway! I’m excited that our first giveaway on the blog got such a great response. We had hundreds of entries in the drawing, and this week I’m happy to announce the winner‚Ķ Zoe, @umstopzayn on Twitter! Congratulations, Zoe!

For everyone else who entered the drawing, it has not been in vain! If you’re now following Mineralogie’s other social media pages, then you’re in luck! I try to switch things up and post giveaways on different pages each time, so it’s not always the same old, same old. The good news for you is that you now have even more ways of finding out about future giveaways! Plus, I like to post coupons every now and again too. ūüėČ

A big thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post and gave me ideas for new material! I’m always open to requests, so feel free to comment any time if there’s a topic you’ve always wondered about. It’s giving me lots of ideas for next week’s blog!

’til next week!
xo Kate

Makeup Giveaway!

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How have I not done a Mineralogie makeup giveaway yet on this blog?! Seriously, it’s about time! If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any number of other social media sites (see those icons on the right side of the page!) then you know that I post giveaways every so often. But this marks the first giveaway on the blog! Hooray! Get excited because the prize is over $100 worth of Mineralogie makeup (including an eye shadow quad, blush, lipstick, lip gloss, and mascara).

So here’s how it works. There are several ways you can enter your name into the drawing. And as we all know, the more times you enter your name, the better your chances of winning! Some of the easy ways to enter are to follow us on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest). Another easy way to enter is to tweet about the contest. This is a good one, because you can do it once per day to increase your chances. And lastly, you can enter by simply commenting on this blog post and telling me what subject matter you’d like to see covered in this blog in the future! Any techniques you’re dying to know about? Any products you’d like more application tips for? Comment with your ideas! I’d love to hear them!

Click here to enter the Mineralogie makeup giveaway!

^ Here is the tracker for the giveaway. ^ You have to enter through this tracker so I know how you entered the drawing and how many times. To enter, you MUST have a valid address in the US so I can ship your prize to you. No exceptions. The winner will be picked at random by a third party application, so you know it’s fair! I’ll announce the winner on next week’s blog, so that gives you all a week to enter the drawing. :)

Good luck!
xo Kate

Cinderella’s Makeup Bag

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The new Cinderella movie came out in theaters last Friday, so I figured why not take a little movie inspiration for this week’s blog post? The Cinderella story tends to be mostly fashion-centric, what with the dress and the footwear. But I’m sure she (or maybe her fairy godmother) had a well stocked makeup bag to prep her for the ball! Here’s an idea of what types of products you can use to get the most Cinderella-worthy makeup look for yourself.

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  • Loose Mineral Foundation in a Dispensing Brush – Because Cinderella is always on the move, she needs her makeup to be easy to grab and go!
  • Twilight Radiance – The most fairy tale-worthy product there is! You can’t get a better shimmery sheen than this, people.
  • Brow Powder – Cinderella is working some bold brows here. Even if you don’t want to go that strong, you can use Brow Powder for a more natural look.
  • Brush-On Brow Gel – Gotta use something to keep those brows in place!
  • Lux Creme Eye Shadow – Rose Quartz is the perfect primer and the right amount of shimmer to layer your other shadows over top.
  • Pressed Eye Shadows – Use colors like Lustre, Melon, and Wheat. Lustre will look great layered over the Rose Quartz.
  • Peachy Keen Lipstick – The best shade to complement Cinderella’s blue dress!
  • Skin Spritz – To finish off the look and get your skin looking its’ best.

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Her look really doesn’t require any blush or bronzer. It’s all about having that luminous glow to her skin. The eye shadow is metallic but subtle. Everything about her look is just very soft, delicate, and pretty. Use these suggestions to create a fairy tale look of your own or leave a comment below with your own product suggestions!

xo Kate

New Spring 2015 Colors!

Mineralogie’s new spring collection is available now! The Marine Collection for spring 2015 includes brand new shades for blush, eye shadow, lipstick, and lip gloss. We’re seeing a lot of bright, playful colors that evoke a coastal, tropical feel. All of these colors are limited edition seasonal colors, so as always, I recommend buying early if you can. Once the colors run out, they’re gone for good! (Unless we all clamor for the color to make a comeback, which sometimes works if the company gets enough customer feedback! ;)) Here’s a little breakdown of each new shade for spring.

Island Glow Compact

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The Island Glow duo pressed blush compact pairs a bold pop of color with a light blending color to tone down the brightness if desired. Both colors are perfect for spring. The lighter shade, Veil, can even work as a highlight, depending on your skin tone. Veil is a light luminous pink shade with just a hint of peach, while Hibiscus is a bright-coral pink with a soft sheen finish.

 Mai Tai Quad

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This Mai Tai Quad is a vibrant collection of on-trend pinks and purples, inspired by island blooms and sunsets on the beach. Snapdragon and Water Lily are new colors for spring. Snapdragon is a deep red-violet, and Water Lily is a light iridescent rose color. The quad also contains Sugar Lily and Deep Plum.

Coastal Quad

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The Coastal Quad is dynamic color palette featuring a light and a dark turquoise, inspired by the blue-greens of tropical ocean waters. Fiji and Sea Mist are limited edition colors, so get them while you can! The lighter colors in the quad are called Luminous and Wheat.

Electric Paradise

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Electric Paradise lipstick is a bright neon magenta color. It looks good with Pink Surf lip gloss, if you want to keep the color pink and poppy. Or try layering it with Flamingo lip gloss to lighten it up.

Fireberry

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Fireberry¬†lipstick is a mid-tone tangerine. It’s a gorgeous shade that goes on a little brighter than how it appears in the tube. This lipstick pairs well with Caribbean Coral lip gloss over top.

Flamingo

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Flamingo¬†lip gloss¬†is a light frosted pink, inspired by the retro-pink of the 60s. It’s the perfect throwback to recreate your favorite Twiggy mod makeup look.

Pink Surf

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This Pink Surf lip gloss is a bright clear fuchsia. It has enough color to wear by itself and still get that bold spring lip!

Caribbean Coral

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The only matte lip gloss of the bunch, Caribbean Coral is a soft, pale peach. It strikes the perfect balance between being bright and light at the same time (if that makes sense). The color payoff is almost equivalent to a liquid lipstick.

This spring, the color trends are all about taking it to the next level. We’re seeing colorful smoky eyes, pinched cheeks, and stained lip colors making a huge statement. What I love about these new Mineralogie colors is that they just scream “spring time.” After this late winter freeze in Texas, I’m so ready for sunshine and spring to start! Check these colors out and let me know in the comment section below which ones are your favorites! :)

xo Kate

Bold Eye Liner for Spring

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I can’t believe it’s March already, but spring is basically here (despite the fact that it snowed yesterday in Dallas). The vivid colors we’re seeing for spring can be a little intimidating, especially after a season of dark and vampy shades. But there are several ways to ease into color. Highly pigmented eye liner (as shown above) is a fantastic and lively way to introduce bold shades. Use this step-by-step as inspiration and incorporate your own preferences to create a modern and chic makeup application fresh for spring!

Start first by creating a smooth and radiant complexion. All color will stand brilliantly against an even skin tone. Dab concealer under the eyes, around the nose and in areas of red using the warmth of the fingers so the creamy product melts into the skin. The trend for skin is healthy and illuminated. Afterwards buff loose minerals or Liquid Hydration overtop to create a flawless finish. Next, complete the skin portion by giving the skin life using bronzers and lustrous highlights that give the face structure and dimension. Minimal color should be used on the face to avoid pulling focus from the color on the eyes.

With the foundation laid down, it’s time to enhance the eyes. Begin by laying down a neutral Eye Shadow Primer on the lid to allow powder shadows to glide over. Using the Round Detail Brush, pack a light shimmering gold like Luminous onto the lid. This will pull the lid forward and bring just enough attention to accentuate the eye. Sweep a matte, mid tone skin color like Wheat eye shadow through the crease to amplify the eye shape. The Soft Blending Brush has a taper that fits into the crease, making it the perfect tool for blending during application.

When executing a classic wing liner, switch to a Precision Brush to apply the black liquid liner. The trick is to evaluate your specific eye shape and cater the placement of the wing accordingly. Use the outside corner of your eye as a guide and the perfect wing will materialize every time. (Click here for more tips!) Ensure that all lines are consistent and sleek in order to define the eye appropriately.

Take Raven eye liner to rim the waterline and slightly smudge onto the lash line. This pencil will then be used as a base for the turquoise liner underneath. Delicately blur the line using the Eye Define Brush that reaches into the lashes of the lower lash line. Once the black is softened, dip the Eye Define Brush into Fiji eye shadow and blend over top as close to the lashes as possible. Drag the Fiji out slightly past the corner of the eye so it mimics the shape of the wing liner on top. Layer the shadow until the desired color payoff is achieved. Finish off the eyes by grooming the brows to frame the eye and add several coats of black mascara.

Complete the look by swiping on a pale peachy neutral gloss on the lips in Caribbean Coral. This shade was chosen because its soft color complements the vibrant color on the eyes without competing. (Many of the products for this look are available on Mineralogie’s Get the Look page for a discounted group price.)

Don’t be afraid to make this look your own! Try any of your favorite bold colors instead of the turquoise for the under eye liner. The great thing about this type of look is that you can experiment with any number of colors! So have fun, and think spring! :)

xo Kate