When I got the email from Mii asking if I would like to work with them on the launch of their cosmetic range in South-Africa, I first of all couldn’t believe that a brand would want to work with me specifically and secondly I was wondering if this brand would really suit a blogger’s profile and capture the attention of the viewers.
There are tons of makeup brands in South Africa, and a lot we do not even know of. Most higher end salon quality brands stay within the borders of the spa’s and salons and would probably never see the makeup bag of an end consumer. But what I love about Mii was that they decided not to be limited, and introduced themselves to salons, spa’s, makeup artists as well as bloggers, really trying to connect with the end-consumer as well. Their goal is to be accessible, known and loved. But already with their sassy packaging and love tags they surely captured the heart of a lot of makeup enthusiast with the launch.
Mii is based in the UK and their products are manufactured in Europe. What I absolutely love about them is that they do NOT TEST on bunnies... yay! Their packaging is sleek and sassy and you definitely do not feel intimidated looking at their stand trying to choose your product selection and shades. Although the price tag definitely tells you it’s an high end brand. Your face will be ever grateful as this makeup range actually ticks off all the needs and on top of that provides you with skin-care properties. Makeup that is good for your skin? Where do I sign up?
They not only spoiled everyone with Champagne, Mimosas and Macaroons, but also added a fine goodie bag for us to experience Mii at our own dressing table in our own time. Being the Makeup Artist who created 4 different looks for them (as well as a YT video, which you will see below), I really got my fair share of playing with every single product in the range. I loved it so much, it was actually difficult for me to leave the office at the end of the day!
They shadows are insanely pigmented. You can create anything from a natural day time look to a Night out on the town using the same shadow. For the Foundation! Oh my word… Can we just take a minute for the Absolute Face Base… *1 minute of silence* Full Coverage! Long Lasting! Flawless... I have fallen in love! I am actually switching my foundations for my kit over to these in 2017!
As a Makeup Artist, the question every single client asks you is always : “Will my makeup last the whole day?” Well since we really put the Absolute Face Base and the Flawless Face Base to the test by doing the models’ makeup at 7am in the morning and running 3 Launch sessions during the day with only touching up lipstick…. I think it’s safe to say that the Mii’s Foundation really has your back when it comes to keeping the skin flawless and camera ready for hours.
Other things that really stood out for me was their Sublime Skin Illuminators. A creamy silky sheen formula packed with light reflective pigments for bathing your skin in pearly glow. They also have a Sculpting Contour Duo great for highlighting and contouring. And then they also have gorgeous Mineral products that are triple milled making the products super fine and easy to apply and blend. And their brushes feel like feathers on your face… Soft, High-end as well as cruelty free. (goat hair is kindly sourced)
It was such a privilege being able to work with these products and create 4 different looks for them. We did a day time natural look, a Bridal Look, a Night out on the town as well as the Working Mom, and with every look Mii just really complimented every person’s facial features and of course fulfilled the needs they would have when getting ready every day. Here’s a few of my Snaps during the day: (@kandykanemakeup)
Soooo… Mii also said they would sponsor a beautiful gift pack to give away here on the blog! Which I think is really exciting, as it gives one of you the opportunity to experience the love of Mii!
But first watch this tutorial I made using only Mii Products, as I have a question for you to answer in the giveaway
You stand a chance of winning the following prize :
PRECIOUS GEM COLLECTION
“Add some extra sparkle to every look, with a free limited edition jewel studded kabuki brush
Add a luxurious luminescence to your look with this illuminator packed with 100 per cent pure glistening mineral and energising rubies, a shimmery lip gloss with uber-shine and limited edition jewel-studded Kabuki brush, perfect for your party tote. Includes: Divine Illuminator, Dazzling Lip Glitz, and Kabuki Brush. Retail Price R915.00”
HOW TO ENTER:
- Make sure you like Mii Cosmetics SA Facebook Page here: Mii Cosmetics FB Page
- Share the Giveaway Post on FB with your friends: Facebook Post
- Then follow the rafflecopter steps to finish your entry
That’s it! You can share as many times as you like. Winner will be chosen next week Friday (15th Dec 2016) and emailed which you have 24 hours to respond to, so make sure you check your mail . Only open to South African Beauties.
That’s it from me guys. I hope you have one stunning day!
Until next time