Monave: Mineral Makeup with Organic Ingredients + NO Animal Testing {Giveaway}

Monave Makeup

I am a minimal, natural looking makeup kind of gal. I always use mineral foundation and powder because they are natural looking and they feel like second skin. I also avoid wearing cakey makeup that would clog my pores and causes allergies on my very sensitive skin.

Mineral foundation/powder is less likely to cause reactions in women with sensitive skin. And because it doesn’t contain any oil, it won’t aggravate acne prone skin.

Enter Monavé cosmetics, one of my favourites. Monavé offers a line of mineral cosmetics, facial care and natural hair care products for women. At Monavé they use ingredients that are organic, gluten-free and 95% vegan.  They don’t believe in animal testing and their products are also free of paraben, preservatives, dyes and bismuth oxychloride.

Monavé has a wonderful product selection and they have a wide array of shades for all skin types. I received a sample of their Loose Mineral Foundation, Versatile Powder, Brown Eye Liner and Lip Glaze to try. I love how natural the foundation and powder look and how easy to apply they are.  They both stay on all day long and I don’t need to touch up or re-apply them multiple times during the day.

Monave makeup

I also love that the eyeliner is super smooth, creamy and easy to apply. The lip glaze is super shiny and beautiful and keeps my lips looking pretty and moisturized.I am a really big fan of Monavé and their high quality products.  Be sure to check out their website if you want to try natural looking makeup that is safe and organic.

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a Monavé makeup kit including Mineral Foundation, Versatile Powder, Eye Liner and Lip Glaze (shades of their choice). Enter to win the giveaway below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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135 responses to “Monave: Mineral Makeup with Organic Ingredients + NO Animal Testing {Giveaway}”

  1. Erin — March 20, 2013 @ 8:47 am (#)

    I really want to try their Natural Mascara. When I wear makeup, it is usually just mascara unless it’s a special event. But I need to start using natural makeup when I do wear it! Thanks for the chance.

  2. Savannah H — March 20, 2013 @ 8:53 am (#)

    I’d love to try their potted lip gloss because I love lip gloss and they have a lot of really nice colors. 🙂

  3. caryn coates — March 20, 2013 @ 8:57 am (#)

    Would love to try their body shimmers.

  4. toby — March 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    Lip Gloss #71 Blizzard

  5. lori butler — March 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    i would like to try any of their eye liner pencils

  6. Angela Bulbeck — March 20, 2013 @ 9:07 am (#)

    This sounds like a great line of products. Would love to try it.

  7. Angela Mitchell — March 20, 2013 @ 9:17 am (#)

    I’d like to try their natural mascara. Mascara is the only makeup I wear everyday.

  8. Lisa Brown — March 20, 2013 @ 9:32 am (#)

    I would like to try the face illuminizer in glow

  9. Emily Murnen — March 20, 2013 @ 9:46 am (#)

    I would love to try their concealer foundation.

  10. Aimee Saunders — March 20, 2013 @ 9:51 am (#)

    Body Shimmers! Awesome way to add some glow to my beach tan this summer!

  11. Kelly Bowron — March 20, 2013 @ 10:14 am (#)

    I would love to try the Las Vegas gift set,

  12. Beth — March 20, 2013 @ 10:49 am (#)

    It would be great to try the TRY ME SET!

  13. michelle tremblett — March 20, 2013 @ 10:57 am (#)

    i would love to try it all 🙂 but if i had to pick one thing …. it would be… the masacra 🙂

  14. Rhonda W G. — March 20, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#)

    The ULtra Mattes eyeshadow in Creme Brulee looks lovely!

  15. Glogirl — March 20, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#)

    I’d love to try the Liquid Gloss #159 Autumn Leaves because I love lip products, especially lip gloss!

    • Roseanne — August 30, 2013 @ 6:40 pm (#)

      I do love love this color very much it looks so natural on my lips.

  16. Debbie Spence — March 20, 2013 @ 12:06 pm (#)

    I’m a huge fan of lip gloss/glaze, it’s one of the rare makeup products I actually like/use. I’d like to try their Vegan Lip Glaze Divine.

  17. Georgette Elliott — March 20, 2013 @ 12:51 pm (#)

    I would love to try the eye liners because they are all day wear and smudge proof oh and the lip care of course!!

  18. Maegan Morin — March 20, 2013 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    I would like to try their Gran Marnier Bronzer because i really like the color: http://www.monave.com/bronzers/gran-marnier-301/

  19. Vanessa Coker — March 20, 2013 @ 1:00 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the Angled Liner brush because I totally need some new makeup brushes.

  20. Luna Broderick — March 20, 2013 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    I’d love to try their mascara because it’s natural. I would love to try all of their products!

  21. Julie G. — March 20, 2013 @ 1:06 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Espresso Brown Eye Liner because it’s a colour I haven’t tried yet & I like to experiment with different looks.

  22. Karin Dollery — March 20, 2013 @ 1:15 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Mineral (powder) Foundation

    • Roseanne — August 30, 2013 @ 6:43 pm (#)

      My friend Doris and I Love their Mineral foundation Sandra and Clair we always get the perfect look.

  23. claudia — March 20, 2013 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    I would like to try their concealer foundation. I have heard mineral stuff does good to your skin but have never tried them!

  24. Erin — March 20, 2013 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the Vegan Cream to Powder Concealer, I have a hard time finding concealers that work

  25. Rebecca H. — March 20, 2013 @ 3:15 pm (#)

    I’d like to try one of their foundation adjusters to minimize the redness in my cheeks.

  26. Clifford — March 20, 2013 @ 3:18 pm (#)

    I think my wife would like their Vegan Rose Daily Moisture Cream because she is always looking for a good moisturizer.

  27. Ken Ohl — March 20, 2013 @ 3:26 pm (#)

    my wife loves mascara so that would be my pick

  28. Louise Gilbert — March 20, 2013 @ 4:10 pm (#)

    I would love to try their mascara and the eye liner pencils

  29. Brenda Penton — March 20, 2013 @ 4:18 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Monave Illuminzer in Glow. I’ve been looking for a good highlighter/illuminator for my face.

  30. Anne Taylor — March 20, 2013 @ 4:20 pm (#)

    I’d love to try their Gentle Bamboo Honey Facial Polish because I have sensitive skin and this exfoliator sounds like it would be good for my skin!

  31. Amy Heffernan — March 20, 2013 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    I would love to try something from their skin scare line. TY!

  32. Lana — March 20, 2013 @ 4:29 pm (#)

    body shimmers for sure!

  33. Lorena — March 20, 2013 @ 4:44 pm (#)

    I would like to try their lipsticks because they have nice colours. I also like their glossy lipsticks.

    • Roseanne — August 30, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#)

      I do Love their lipsticks NO BEESWAX.

  34. eleanor — March 20, 2013 @ 4:55 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Unscented Intensive Emollient on my dry skin

  35. Alison K — March 20, 2013 @ 5:08 pm (#)

    Visited Monavé and a product from their store that I would love to try is their, “Unscented Intensive Emollient” ‘cos it contains all natural ingredients & I prefer not to use harsh chemicals on my face.

  36. jenn p — March 20, 2013 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    i would love to try the cabela cram foundation

  37. Rose Holloway — March 20, 2013 @ 5:17 pm (#)

    I would like to try their concealer foundation

    • Roseanne — August 30, 2013 @ 6:48 pm (#)

      I have used their Mousse Foundation for many months and I really love it.

  38. Karen Thaeter — March 20, 2013 @ 5:40 pm (#)

    I would like to try the “Body Shimmer”
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  39. Belinda McNabb — March 20, 2013 @ 6:07 pm (#)

    I would like to try the Vegan Rose Daily Moisture Cream because it looks like a great product and my skin could use a good moisturizing cream

  40. andalene — March 20, 2013 @ 7:54 pm (#)

    I would love to try the “body shimmer,”

  41. Anushia — March 20, 2013 @ 8:34 pm (#)

    I would love to try Monaves Cream to Powder Products. Especially love the colour Dark Plum

  42. Michelle — March 20, 2013 @ 8:47 pm (#)

    This all looks so amazing. My skin is very sensitive and I always use mineral makeup, but I’ve yet to find the perfect one. This one really appeals to me.

    • Michelle — March 20, 2013 @ 8:49 pm (#)

      I forgot to say I would love to try the foundation. 😉

  43. Karla Sceviour — March 20, 2013 @ 8:53 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Facial Toner,,to try to even out my skin and cover my pores.

  44. Dayna Wilson — March 20, 2013 @ 9:30 pm (#)

    I’d like to try their Cream Foundation Powder eyeshadows… because they’re so easy to use, I love cream shadows. Easy to apply, easy to touch up, and they look multi-facted with just one coat.

  45. Diana — March 20, 2013 @ 9:31 pm (#)

    I would love to try their eyeliners.

  46. Robin | Farewell, Stranger — March 20, 2013 @ 9:51 pm (#)

    Would love to try the illuminizers.

  47. ASHLEY O — March 20, 2013 @ 10:08 pm (#)

    WOW SO MANY PRODUCTS!
    Would LOVE to try Light Medium Foundation 🙂
    Thanks

  48. ASHLEY O — March 20, 2013 @ 10:10 pm (#)

    Would love to try this product since Im not to familiar with mineral make-up, would LOVE to see how well it works ..LOVE THAT THEY DONT TEST ON ANIMALS !!!

  49. Kathleen Delorme — March 20, 2013 @ 10:14 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Loose Mineral Foundation product… it is organic, gluten free, never tested on animals, plus has no oil so acne prone and sensitive skin is not irritated. I like the fact also, that no harsh synthetic ingredients such as parabens are added. This product also looks like it’s easy to apply and looks natural while making you feel and look beautiful and flawless!

  50. Nicole Becker — March 20, 2013 @ 10:16 pm (#)

    I love the Espresso Brown Eyeliner because it wears all day without smudging!

  51. Margot C — March 20, 2013 @ 10:28 pm (#)

    I think I might like the Versatile Mineral Powders > Blue and Green Versatile Powders Khaki #42 for my brown eyes.

  52. Sylvia Zajis — March 20, 2013 @ 10:30 pm (#)

    I would love to try the body shimmer, it makes me feel girly to have alittle sparkle.

  53. Julie Martin — March 20, 2013 @ 10:34 pm (#)

    I would love the Losse Glitter because it looks like alot of fun and I am no good with eyeshadows

  54. Margaret Polino Nicholas — March 20, 2013 @ 10:53 pm (#)

    I would love to have lip gloss and if they make mascara . I am always searching for these.

  55. Mei — March 20, 2013 @ 10:55 pm (#)

    Mineral makeup for my acne prone and sensitive skin

  56. Julia — March 21, 2013 @ 12:23 am (#)

    Grapefruit Cleansing Mousse, because the igrediants are natural. Also because I love the smell of grapefruit, and have been looking for things that smell like this! So far, I haven’t come across a product with the scent that is all natural!

  57. laurie nykaza — March 21, 2013 @ 1:00 am (#)

    The eye liner pencil

  58. laurie nykaza — March 21, 2013 @ 1:01 am (#)

    the eye liner pencil mine is almost out and theirs is much nicer

  59. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — March 21, 2013 @ 2:27 am (#)

    Wow, it is exciting that it is gluten free. I am interested in the face moisturizer , the rose daily moisture cream. Would definitely love to try everything.

  60. sherry k — March 21, 2013 @ 5:17 am (#)

    Shea Butter body cream looks good

  61. Lorna England — March 21, 2013 @ 5:40 am (#)

    I like to give the organic eyeliners a try. I seem to get weepy eyes when I use traditional store brands.

  62. JENNIFER HART — March 21, 2013 @ 5:56 am (#)

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE MINERAL FOUNDATION-CONCELER-THANKS!

  63. Melissa D — March 21, 2013 @ 5:57 am (#)

    I would like to try their versatile powder. I don’t like heavy foundations and their powder looks natural and light 🙂

  64. Nathalie Brault — March 21, 2013 @ 6:08 am (#)

    after reading your review I also would like to try the eyeliner becasue I have old eye lids and since you say it is super soft it must go on really smooth so that is what I need so it leaves a perfect line.

  65. Michelle S — March 21, 2013 @ 6:22 am (#)

    I would like to try their mini lip glaze in Candy Apple.

  66. domestic diva — March 21, 2013 @ 7:07 am (#)

    I’d like to try the mascara.

  67. Gerri — March 21, 2013 @ 9:29 am (#)

    Love to try these products~

  68. Marlene V. — March 21, 2013 @ 9:30 am (#)

    I would love to try the Rosemary Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner because I am not happy with my current shampoo and conditioner.

  69. Myra R — March 21, 2013 @ 9:32 am (#)

    i would love to try their Pink Pearl Lipstick #82 or their Neutral Lips Lipstick #54 i have been on the hunt for a nice soft colored lipstick because dramatic colors just dont suit me and i have been having a hard time finding a nice color, but those 2 colors are really beautiful and i would love to try them out!

  70. Elizabeth Bailey — March 21, 2013 @ 9:48 am (#)

    Love the lipglosses! there are sooo mnay colours and I love them becasue they also work in apinch for my girls if they complain about drylips (and they think they are sooo grown up with alittle colour… lol). I would love to try these.

  71. Vivian Sun — March 21, 2013 @ 10:03 am (#)

    The mineral foundation… I want to try something oil free and good for my skin!

  72. chris z — March 21, 2013 @ 10:23 am (#)

    smokey blue eyeliner

  73. Jessica Z — March 21, 2013 @ 12:13 pm (#)

    I would like to try the buff apricot blush. I like a more peachy look 🙂

  74. Alison Braidwood — March 21, 2013 @ 12:27 pm (#)

    I’d like to try one of their powder mineral foundations. I have sensitive skin and have used mineral foundation before – it’s great stuff.

  75. Trish F — March 21, 2013 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    Hello, I would love to try their mineral foundations. I’ve been using mineral foundation but my favorite brand I think got discontinued because I can’t find it and I have been in search of a mineral foundation that is a good match. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  76. Andrea — March 21, 2013 @ 1:08 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Loose Mineral Foundation.

  77. Carole B. — March 21, 2013 @ 2:08 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Clear Nail Polish, because i can create my own color with any loose mineral powder…that’s a great concept!

  78. nikki robak — March 21, 2013 @ 2:19 pm (#)

    monave facial cleanser because the ingredients are all natural

  79. KT — March 21, 2013 @ 2:37 pm (#)

    i would love to try Grapefruit Mousse Cleanser because it is made of natural ingredients

  80. Ellen Bratzel — March 21, 2013 @ 2:39 pm (#)

    I would like to try the Loose Foundation. I have used other Mineral Make-ups, but love that this one is Organic and free of harmful chemicals!

  81. Jennifer — March 21, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    I would love to try the mineral foundation and see what the difference is from the foundation I currently use. I’ve wanted to try mineral foundation for some time…

  82. Christina Ferguson — March 21, 2013 @ 6:53 pm (#)

    I would love to try their Loose Glitter because you it can be used on your nail, eyes hair and body. Very cool.

  83. Jana L. — March 21, 2013 @ 8:13 pm (#)

    The cream concealers, still trying to find the perfect concealer for myself

  84. angela m — March 22, 2013 @ 7:46 am (#)

    I would love to try the potted cream concealer because I have dark circles under my eyes and would love to see if it works
    thanks

  85. corey — March 22, 2013 @ 8:33 am (#)

    I know that my wife would like the “Pure Shea Butter.”

  86. Cherie Montorio — March 22, 2013 @ 11:24 am (#)

    I would like the Loose Mineral Concealer-Foundation because I have never tried Loose mineral concealer.

  87. Susan White — March 22, 2013 @ 12:27 pm (#)

    would like to try the unscented intensive emolient because my skin is very sensitive and dry.

  88. Katy — March 23, 2013 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    I’d like to try their lip gloss especially in rose quartz. Looks like a great product!

  89. Andrea — March 24, 2013 @ 11:00 am (#)

    I would love to try their nail polish. As a rule, I don’t put anything on my nails because I don’t like the chemical content, but I admit to being slightly jealous of all my friends beautifully coloured nails. A more natural nail polish just might be the solution! 🙂

  90. Stephanie LaPlante — March 24, 2013 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    I would like to try the Vegan Rose Daily Moisture Cream because I have dry skin and it sounds lovely!

  91. Mary I — March 24, 2013 @ 1:40 pm (#)

    would love to try their lip Glaze, that fact that it is made without animal products makes me interested to try.

  92. Cynthia C — March 24, 2013 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    I would like to try the Liquid Matte Foundation to even out my skin tone.

  93. Donna L. — March 24, 2013 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Rose Daily Moisture cream because I have sensitive skin and I like the natural ingredients.

  94. polly — March 25, 2013 @ 1:11 am (#)

    I would like their potted gloss #54-neutral lips because the color is pretty

  95. Lilia Kharabora — March 25, 2013 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    I would like to try their facial illuminizer! Give my face some brightness 🙂

  96. Dana J — March 25, 2013 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    i want the petal setting powder

  97. Rena — March 25, 2013 @ 7:05 pm (#)

    This is so interesting!
    I would love to try their eyeliner because I always have that on and I’m constantly worried about my eyelashes. haha.
    A natural eyeliner or mascara would be great!

  98. Sarah Hull — March 25, 2013 @ 11:57 pm (#)

    I would like to try the Deep Plum Cream to Powder eyeshadow, because I love eyeshadows and would love to try a more natural option.

  99. Olivia L — March 26, 2013 @ 11:05 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the illuminizer in glow because I’ve never tried that kind of a product. I usually use a bit of blush but I’d like to try this instead.

  100. Debbie Petch — March 27, 2013 @ 7:52 pm (#)

    Cocoa Butter lotion!

  101. Uzma Chishty — March 28, 2013 @ 7:29 am (#)

    I would love to try all these products.

  102. The Kautt sisters — March 29, 2013 @ 9:02 am (#)

    I’d love to try out either their Eggplant Light eyeshadow or their Espresso Brown Eye Liner. 🙂

  103. stacey h — March 30, 2013 @ 7:42 am (#)

    i’d love to try ‘body shimmer’ – i like i little shimmer on my tanned legs in the summer

  104. sarah b — March 31, 2013 @ 6:46 am (#)

    I would LOVE to try these products, especially eyeliner! i’ve been hard-pressed to find an organic, cruelty-free one and winning one would just make my beauty year!
    i’m also not super familiar with mineral makeup, but since my skin is oily i feel like it would be a good match!
    thanks for the great giveaways!!!

  105. natasha severson — March 31, 2013 @ 4:10 pm (#)

    eye shodows because they’re easy to touch up.. and apply 🙂 thanks

  106. Sarah Hayes — March 31, 2013 @ 4:25 pm (#)

    Id love to try the eyeliner in deep sea

  107. Laxmi Aryal — March 31, 2013 @ 4:26 pm (#)

    I would love to try their cleansers, maybe it’ll be good for my skin

  108. Shoshana — March 31, 2013 @ 7:24 pm (#)

    I would love to try one of their starter sets so I could get a taste of many of their awesome items

  109. Yvonne — April 1, 2013 @ 12:49 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the Ruby Slippers Lip Glaze. The colour is so pretty and it’s vegan!

  110. Jayne Cameron — April 1, 2013 @ 8:42 pm (#)

    I would like to try the Mascara because I have very sensitive eyes.

  111. Jessica Forrestt — April 4, 2013 @ 4:16 pm (#)

    I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! I would have to go with the blue liner. I love that it’s made with natural, plant ingredients! I NEED this product line!

  112. sandra mitchell — April 4, 2013 @ 4:42 pm (#)

    I would like to try the moisturizer because it sounds light and comforting

  113. Heather Palmer — April 5, 2013 @ 10:59 am (#)

    I would love to try the honey clay cleanser. I have really sensitive, really dry skin. I have yet to find a cleanser I can use. I have never tried anything like this one though.

  114. Adriana F — April 11, 2013 @ 11:57 am (#)

    I would love to try everything but specifically Loose Mineral Foundation
    because I have VERY sensitive skin

  115. Crystal Wilson — April 14, 2013 @ 9:46 pm (#)

    Would love to try the illuminizers. 🙂 Or any of their products really.

  116. stephanie — April 15, 2013 @ 9:29 am (#)

    the Liquid Gloss #169 Divine is pretty

  117. Claire — April 15, 2013 @ 6:59 pm (#)

    The foundation cause I dont own any!

  118. Deb Dorrington — April 16, 2013 @ 7:26 pm (#)

    I love everything..lol. I would love to try their Vegan Cream to Powder Concealer.

    • Deb Dorrington — April 16, 2013 @ 7:28 pm (#)

      Sorry I forgot to add that I want the concealer because I have developed dark circles under my eyes and it says that this product is great for this problem

  119. natasha severson — April 17, 2013 @ 9:15 am (#)

    body shimmers look great!! i’d love to try them!!

  120. Gemma — April 17, 2013 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Vegan Moisture Mousse Foundation …because it is Vegan.

  121. latanya — April 18, 2013 @ 11:41 am (#)

    the Charlene Cream Foundation because it looks like it would blend well with my skin

  122. Tracy Martin — April 19, 2013 @ 6:35 am (#)

    Lip Tint in Berry

  123. Heather M. — April 19, 2013 @ 12:40 pm (#)

    I’d like to try their mineral powder foundation.

  124. Annemarie Z. — April 19, 2013 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    I would love to try the Potted Gloss #159 Autumn Leaves because I love the color!

  125. Karrie Millheim — April 19, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    Vegan Rose Daily Moisture Cream, I have dry skin and I think this would do wonders for me

  126. Eileen — April 20, 2013 @ 12:26 am (#)

    Their natural mascara…haven’t found one that I love yet. Maybe this will be the one?!

  127. liz l — April 20, 2013 @ 6:20 am (#)

    I like the Firm Shadow, looks like a mac

  128. Siobhan — April 20, 2013 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    I’d like to try the Potted Cream Concealer.

  129. marliz — September 22, 2013 @ 11:49 am (#)

    Now that I am getting older, natural products are better for my skin. I would live to get the kit

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