Hello - sorry I've been gone for a bit. Had some busy Christmas preparations to take care of the last couple of days. Also, I must add that a special teacher from my high school years died Tuesday morning, found out yesterday, and have done much correspondence notifying others. I apologize for the absence. This will be a quick post.
Just wanted to give a few more praises to Monave. I've recently received a few more samples from them. They have some wonderful luminescent eye shadow and lipstick. A great variety, and they all go on in a very silky smooth way. I've noticed that it is quite important to have the proper tools for mineral makeup. Since the texture is so fine, you may put too much on with a dense brush or not enough on with a more "fluffy" brush. Just depends on what you want to do. Also, Monave has this cream-to-powder product that I've found to be a challenge, but worth sticking with. Despite it's name, it is not very creamy. It is rather firm, but with a dense stiff brush you can get a nice amount on and it has good staying (and blending) power.
I am looking forward to ordering more samples, and eventually the full sized products. So far, I have not been disappointed with their color variety and color quality. Gave me just what I was looking for, even if there was a "learning curve" attached.
I will be posting at least one more time in the next few days, though I have a funeral (see above) out of town to attend and a wedding this weekend. And then there's the Christmas tree to decorate......sigh....'tis the season!