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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mon Ennui Cosmetics - Spotlight and Giveaway!!


    You may remember Mon Ennui from the "Spreading The Love" gift bags in December. Vivi, the owner very generously donated some great products. Since then I have browsed Mon Ennui numerous times. Everything looked gorgeous but I was on a NO BUY for all of January and most of February. I decided to just place a small order because funds are still a bit tight. I ordered 3 samples and paid  $11.79 with shipping. Samples come in a 5 gram jar and are $3.00 each.

            My order arrived within a few days. It was wrapped nicely and secure. The labeling was very clean and informative. Another nice thing is the company name is imprinted in the pot lid ( see below). I was curious was Mon Ennui meant and I found this tidbit on their facebook page.
Mon Ennui: the only cure for your beauty boredom. www.monennui.com

"Mon Ennui" [French] - "My Boredom" [English]
Pronounced - "Mon on-WE"
The word 'ennui' implies more than boredom... but, so much gets lost in translation. Ennui is the heavy weariness you feel once you've 'seen it all' and there is nothing left to excite or thrill you anymore.
Mon Ennui strives to breathe some excitement back into your life, while being kind to your skin and to the enviro
nment.
  I asked Vivi to please share a little about herself and Mon Ennui. Here is what she said.

           I have a background as a makeup artist and performer as well as in modeling/acting/performing and producing variety/burlesque shows.  I have had severe allergies since my mid-teens (food, animals, medication, pollen), and over time some of my allergies and sensitivities have gotten a bit more intense.  I had to stop wearing makeup all together, for a while, as I tried to figure out which products (I had been using for years) were now causing my eyes two swell shut and my skin to break out in a rash and hives.  That was literally like taking candy away from a baby!  My self-esteem plummeted.  I felt awful about myself.  And, worst of all... it felt like my dream makeup kit (that took me years to build up and is worth thousands of dollars) was now... total garbage. 

I started building the company in Spring of 2011, but we didn't go "live" until late Fall.   Our focus is to create the high performance high end cosmetics that I know and love, but without the harsh ingredients that are hard on skin (and that make my skin try to kill me).  We're fully Cruelty Free (We test on me, all the time.  If it works on my eyes, then it will work on anyone's eyes!). 


I am actually a co-owner of the company, and the official founder.  My husband works as a buyer for a company that works with a lot of the major makeup brands you've heard of, so we have access to vendors that other smaller companies aren't able to contact.  He actually helps make a lot of choices for Mon Ennui, keeps us organized and also does a lot of work for me on the design and packaging end.


I'd say that my current favorite product that we carry is our luxury mascara!  It's really nice.  It lengthens and thickens each individual lash, without being clumpy or sticky.  It makes each lash glossy, and is full of moisturizers (so it isn't too hard on your lashes with everyday use).  It doesn't flake or wear off at the end of the day.  And, after curling my lashes, it really sets the shape.  The reason I love it is -   I get to WEAR mascara again!  And, it's not just a mild eyelash tint!   I know that might seem like a very very silly thing for anyone to be excited about... but, when you've been living a naked-faced natural lifestyle... and you finally get to have some glamour back in your life... it is THRILLING!  :) 

 
          
  I have to say that I am extremely impressed with these pigments. They went on very opaque and were a breeze to blend. I can't say I have a favorite at this point because I love them all!!!  Mon Ennui offers over 120 different products in their store. Most are different color pigments but they also carry blush, mascara and eyeliner!! They have a lot to offer!! Pricing for the standard size pigments is $10. I checked and I do not see the size but I assume that is for a 10 gram jar. That size jar is good if it is your favorite color you use a lot , are a pro makeup artist or are going to split with a friend or two. I personally prefer sample sizes, not just from this company but from most because it takes me forever to use even the sample size.

Pigments with flash.



                 Swatches in the sunlight                           

 Swatches with flash

         I used all 3 pigments in the look below which came out awesome. I was super impressed with how these pigments applied. They are just awesome. 
         
             I definitely will be ordering from Mon Ennui again, very soon. I really want to try some of their blush and quite a few of the other pigments. I am very impressed with the product, the shipping speed, the packaging, the product pictures and the owner is very knowledgeable and professional. Pricing seems average. The sample size pigments are definitely a bargain.

             Have you tried Mon Ennui Cosmetics??? If so, what did you think? What are some of the colors I must have? If you haven't tried Mon Ennui then here is your chance! Enter below!!

Giveaway Time
 
One lucky follower will win this 10 gram jar of LUCKY ME!!

How to Enter:
You must do BOTH to enter
1. Be a Follower on this blog
 Once you have done both comment ENTER and include your email address below. 


Extra Entries
Each entry must be commented separate or your entries will count as one!! 

1. Follow me on Makeup Bee - Comment Makeup Bee and include your email address below.
 
2. Blog, Tweet or Post about this giveaway -You get an extra entry for each place you mention this giveaway. Comment with where you posted and include your email address below.
 
3. Go Browse Mon Ennui and tell me which products caught your eye or what you would like to see me order and swatch next!! 
 
 
Giveaway is NOT open internationally.
Giveaway ends 3/17/2012

 Thanks for reading and Thank you to Vivi again for donating to the gift bags!!
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51 comments:

  1. Makeup Bee
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  2. Enter.

    lovelyloser21@yahoo.com

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  3. Makeupbee

    lovelyloser21@yahoo.com

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  4. I shared on facebook ;o)
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  5. I only have the Gauche blush ... I would love to see what you think of the other blush colors!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway ;o)
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  6. AAF of you on facebook ;o)
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  8. Oh no, I see a new addiction for me! Thanks for the review & please enter me!
    karen4pete@verizon.net

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  9. Enter! :)
    sutrixspace[at]yahoo[dot]com
    wrote it out, just in case

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  10. Mon Ennui
    you definitely have to try hourglass!
    anddd I would loveee to see a swatch of goddess. or a look done with it

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  11. Facebook
    I already am a fan of you on facebook :):)

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  12. I follow you and like moi ennui
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I like you on FaceBook
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  14. Liked Confessions of a glitterholic on facebook :)

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    1. Guiness is pretty awesome! Very pigmented dark brown.

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  16. Hi Christina, I love Mon Ennui too ... just found her a few weeks ago. A couple of products that I recommend are the color shifting pigments/nanoglitters. My favorite shadows so far are Soft Rain and Siren. Druid is pretty awesome too.

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  17. I have shared this contest to my blog as well. :)

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  18. Makeup Bee kgibbs69@gmail.com. I neglected to mention in my post above about sharing this on my blog it is on my Makeup Junkie page on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Make-Up-Junkie/228173573898681

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  19. I'm in LOVE with Funny Valentine, Heartbreaker and Angel.

    Enter!

    SarahMelvin86@hotmail.com

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  20. Yay! It works...the comment box was not showing up for me before.

    I have been looking at their site...really interested in Mr. x, soft rain, sea dragon...a lot of colors haha, they are very interesting.

    I already liked you on FB. :-)

    novocainedreams@hotmail.com

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  21. secret garden looks like something i would like to try or see on someone, also fairytale looks pretty!
    scgriffin@yahoo.com

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  22. i also shared this on my facebook! :)
    scgriffin11@yahoo.com

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  23. i also am following you on Makeup Bee! :)
    scgriffin11@yahoo.com

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  24. and i liked Confessions of a Glitterholic on facebook! :)
    scgriffin11@yahoo.com

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  25. Enter.

    And I shared the link on my facebook. Good luck to everyone.

    wickedeyes83@gmail.com

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  26. Enter

    Brittw10 at gmail dot com

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  27. Makeup Bee

    Brittany W.


    Brittw10 at gmail dot com

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  28. WOW! They seem to have some seriously pigmented eyeshadows! I'd love to see swatches of nebula, status symbol, dog days!


    Brittw10 at gmail dot com

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  29. Also, the email address that I'm using Brittw10 is NOT the same email address that I use for facebook. my FB email addy is fallenangl4202000@yahoo.com. Yes, angel is spelled A-N-G-L no e. Some people get confused and think I made a mistake :)

    Brittany W
    Brittw10 at gmail dot com

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  30. I liked Confessions of a Glitterholic on FB
    My FB user name is Brittany Wojcik

    Brittw10 at gmail dot com

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  31. And finally, I tweeted about the giveaway :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/Reylenra/status/178659899629252608

    Brittw10 at gmail dot com

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  32. Follow thru the now gone GFC: smurfette, and thru email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com
    Like Mon Ennui on Facebook: Lisa Brown
    email - same jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Follow me on Makeup Bee. My MB name: Lisa Brown or Lisa B.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/LuLu_Brown24/status/178843485594583042
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Share/post FB - http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=320618264654837&id=1611647164
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I would like shadow pigments in cursed touch, dragon lady, per suede, and cactus water.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Like Confessions of a Glitterholic on Facebook. My FB name: Lisa Brown
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Enter:
    Rebecca Russell
    nailgirl73.rr@gmail.com

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  39. Makeup Bee
    Rebecca R
    nailgirl73.rr@gmail.com

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  40. The colors of their products are gorgeous! The blush in Fairytale looks amazing.

    Rebecca R
    nailgirl73.rr@gmail.com

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  41. I like you on Facebook as Rebecca Russell.

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  42. Enter! daturasunshineviolet@gmail.com

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