October 19, 2009


Thanks to the modern wonder of Twitter I've had the opportunity to virtually "met" and chat with a variety of small, niche brand cosmetic and skincare companies. Amy Phillips of Beauté Minéral Cosmetics is one of the people I've become friends with on Twitter and FaceBook.  Amy was kind enough to send me some of her mineral cosmetic products to test so I created the makeup look below using items from her line:


  1. Beauté Balm
  2. Pure and Natural Mineral Powder Foundation by Beauté Minéral: BO – 117 (mixed with my own mineral sunscreen to create creamy foundation)
  3. Charming Cheeks Face Color by Beauté Minéral: CK – 305Sk
  4. Alluring Eyes Shadow and Liner Color by Beauté Minéral in: BW-202, PL-203, PL-204
  5. Lipstick: 151
Also used: Lancôme: Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in “Black” and Bilkerdijk: Concealer in “Fawn” and Eye Brow Pencil in “Brown”

Here's alittle more information about Beauté Minéral makeup:

-    FD&C-free / D&C-free
-    Bismuth Oxychloride-free
-    Oil-free
-    Paraben-free
-    Talc-free
-    Fragrance-free
-     Cruelty-free (never tested on animals)
-    Made with pure mineral pigments only

Amy has also been kind enough to sponsor a Reader Giveaway for "Karen'sWorldofBeauty" Readers! The Giveway features 2 Fall Eyeshadow sets:

PL-203M (dark matte purple)
PL-204Sk (light shimmery purple)

GN-204M (dark matte green)
GN-206Sk (med. shimmery green)

*Included in each eye set is a neutral Lipstick: #95 - a nude pink color.

Beauté Minéral - The Worry-free Makeup: Pure + Natural Mineral Makeup for Everyone!

Here’s how to enter Reader Giveaway:
1) To enter to win you must subscribe to karensworldofbeauty.blogspot.com either through Blogger or Google and then leave a comment with you user name and email by Nov. 19, 2009.

2) You can tweet this giveway and/or link it on facebook or your own blog for extra chances to win! Just make sure you leave individual comments so all of your entries count. (That’s an extra chance at winning!)

3) For those (few) Readers who are already subscribed to my Blog just leave a comment stating "I'm a Karen's World of Beauty Subscriber" and include your name and the email address you signed up with.

Other Contest Info:

** US Residents only (and your comment must be in English, my Spanish is really bad).
**Winner will be chosen at random.
**Comments posted after the deadline won’t be included in the drawing.
**If you win, you must respond to my email with your mailing address within a week after the end of the drawing in order to receive your prize. I am not responsible for anything that happens once prizes are mailed out. If it gets lost, damaged or melts, etc., I'm sorry but I can’t replace it. 

Thanks & good luck everyone!!!


  1. My username is Mimz and e-mail is: mimyyoung@gmail.com. I am following your blog prublicly. :)

    Hope I win!

  2. I also tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/thriftybeauty/statuses/5005579118

  3. My username is Laurenlisa and my email is laurenlisa22@yahoo.com. I am a huge fan of beaute mineral cosmetics. I also enjoyed your blog very much Karen!

  4. I'm a Karen's World of Beauty Subscriber


  5. Thank you lovely ladies (Mimz, Lauren & Aaliyah) for entering my contest and being a follower of Karen's World of Beauty Blog. Good luck and don't forget to spread the word about my Beauty Blog!!!!


  6. I love the blush. It's very soft and has a lot of dimension. I wish my skin could tolerate mineral makeup (it does not :(). Great review!

  7. I am a google reader follower (Mama Fashionista)!


    mama fashionista at g mail dot com


  8. i also tweeted about the giveaway by retweeting @thebeautychick3


    mama fashionista at g mail dot com

  9. Hi! I am a subscriber through Google. nicnacbeauty and my email is mrslevans at hotmail dot com!


  10. Hi again! I tweeted:


    mrslevans at hotmail dot com

    Great giveaway!

  11. http://twitter.com/kohsamui14/status/5850858797
    tweeted @kohsamui14
    following too
    super prize... esp with party season starting...
    rozinna28 at yahoo dot com