Honest Beauty Makeup Haul Part 2 (2017) & First Impressions

fullsizerenderHello Beauties!

By now you should know that I am completely obsessed with Honest Beauty makeup! I have reviewed a few other products from their line in my first haul in which i was thoroughly impressed (link here). Not only do they use safe, mostly natural ingredients, it is quality high performance makeup that is comparabale and even better than mainstream makeup. I love how you can create fast looks with their products as they are made for on the go busy women. I love using natural makeup products, but they also have to perform well and that is exactly what Honest Beauty does. Not to mention the packaging is beautiful, modern, and simple. I will say though their makeup is made to enhance natural beauty and therefore look natural on the skin.

As I live in Australia, I unfortunately cannot get it shipped to me (I hope in the future they change this), and was lucky enough to have a family member purchase these whilst on holidays. I think that the pricing is fair as you are paying for quality, safe ingredients. Although not all the ingredients are natural and organic, I am ok with using safe synthetics. I always give my honest opinion in my reviews as I want to recommend only the best products that are safe and effective to my friends.

Now let’s get to the first impressions…

Honest Beauty Creme Blush in Truly Exciting (US $22) 

This is the first cream blush I have ever owned and I absolutely love it! I have fair skin and the colour is perfect for me. It’s described as a pink rose, which is a perfect description. I bought this to wear over the tinted moisturiser on more natural makeup days. It’s very creamy and easy to work with. Its pigmented, but not to the extent of being difficult to work with as you can sheer it out. It’s easily buildable and prefer to use my fingers with this product but you can definitely use a stipple brush. It doesn’t feel thick or sticky as the formula is very thin and lightweight. It doesn’t set to a powder finish, it just gives you this natural, healthy glow. As most days I wear the Jane Iredale purepressed base, I do wish they would make a powder version of this colour.

This has a soft fruity/berry scent, as it’s infused with fruit extracts like raspberry, which I enjoy. As I’m sensitive to fragrance, I love that it isn’t strong and doesn’t linger on the face once applied. You could also use this on your lips to get a more uniform look. I also love the packaging as it is compact and travel friendly. I haven’t noticed any irritation or breakouts when I wore this product, but will update you if I do. I will definitely be purchasing more colours in the future! I would most definitely recommend this product if you are into cream blushes and this shade would suit a variety of skin tones.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil‬, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride‬, Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’Abeille), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Candelilla), Ethylhexyl Palmitate‬, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate‬, C10-18 Triglycerides‬, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Carnauba), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate‬, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract‬, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract‬, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract‬, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract‬, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract‬, Glyceryl Caprylate‬, Triethyl Citrate‬, Alcohol‬. May Contain +/-: Iron Oxides (Cl 77491/77492/77499), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Mica (Cl 77019), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Red 6 (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850)

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty Concealer Duo in Vanishing Vanilla (US$20)

I purchased this product for on the go spot concealing. I love how compact it is, making it perfect for your purse. This shade is perfect for my fair to light skin tone with yellow undertones. I love how it comes with two shades to mix and match depending on your skintone. The darkest shade is almost peachy to me, which could work quite well for dark cirlces. I have used it under my eyes and find it a little bit too drying and it creases and prefer the brightness and creaminess of my RMS beauty un coverup.

I do however love the coverage it gives for spot concealing, especially when used with the real techniques accent brush as it is small and stiff, allowing to pack on the product. I then go in with my fingers to lightly blend out any harsh edges. It looks very natural and almost undetectable on the skin. You need to warm up the product as it is a little bit dry before applying onto your blemish. The formula is also good for blemishes as it’s not too creamy so it will stay put and not slide around. I would describe the coverage as high medium. I would recommend this to someone looking to spot conceal small blemishes and that doesn’t have a lot of serious skin issues to cover.

Ingredients: Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Mica, Octyl-Dodecanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunusamygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Silica, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Ciredecarnauba), Butyrospermumparkii (Shea) Butter, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Water (Aqua, Eau), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder in Dusk Reflection (US$25)

I already knew I was going to fall in love with this product as I love the luminizing powder in Midnight Reflection (their highlighter). Dusk Reflection is a luminizing bronzer with very fine shimmer that is undetectable on the skin, giving you a natural healthy glow. This was my favourite product from everything I got. At first, I was worried at how dark it looked in the pan, but once applied it is so natural and beautiful. You won’t get any harsh contouring from this product as Honest Beauty makeup is about enhancing your natural beauty, but there is a good amount of pigment in this product. I always get compliments on how nice my makeup looks when wearing this! The colour is perfect too, not too orangey and not too ashy, just a subtle summer bronze. I think this would suit light to medium skin tones as I don’t think it is dark enough for darker skin tones.

I have been reaching for this every time I do my makeup to warm up my face or to contour as it’s so natural. It is very buildable so you are aren’t going to dip your brush in it once and get too much product which I like. You can definitely use a heavy hand with this product. It allows you to control how much you want. I prefer using the Real Techniques blush brush to bronze all over or my Inika blush brush for more precise contouring. The formula is also very silky and easy to blend as it’s a baked face powder. I find it very longwearing and don’t notice any breakouts from using this (but again will keep you posted). The only con about this product is how bulky the packaging is. I love how much product you get, however it isn’t very travel friendly. I wish they would make a trio palette with the highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Other than that, I would highly recommend this product as it has become my absolute favourite. You will not regret it!

Ingredients: Mica, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Hectorite, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499).

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty True Velvet Eyeliner in Eye Opener (US$16)

Because I spent so much money at the store, they threw this lovely gem in as a free gift! And I’m glad they did because I have been wearing it every single day since I got it. I love their eyeliners in black and cocoa, so I knew I would fall in love with this shade.It is described as an eye brightening nude shade. It is perfect to line the inside of your waterline to brighten up tired eyes and to make your eyes appear more open (great for someone with smaller eyes). It is great for sensitive skin as it contains plant based conditioning ingredients that won’t irritate your eyes.

It is a true nude that looks natural and wearable and deposits the right amount of pigment. It doesn’t give you that creepy doll eyed effect as most nude liners do. It’s long wearing and undetectable. I really recommend Honest Beauty eyeliners as their formula is creamy and smooth but they don’t transfer and the packaging is also great. The sponge tip, which I actually use it not hard but really soft and squishy, blending out the liners perfectly.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Candelilla), Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Carnauba), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain +/-: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499).

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty Everything Primer (US$27)

I was really excited to get my hands on this product as its a cult beauty favourite of Jessica Alba’s (and who doesn’t want to look like her!) and has won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award. First of all the packaging is to die for! It reminds me a lot of the Chanel packaging. It’s very chic and modern. It was also a lot smaller than what I thought, but that’s ok. It does have my favourite Honest Beauty signature scent, orange flower water, but it isn’t obnoxious in any way. It comes in a squeeze tube which you have to shake and not squeeze right away to get the product out otherwise you will struggle quite a bit. The nozzle controls the right amount of product that is squeezed out. The product itself is a bronzy shimmery colour, which is supposed to add a subtle golden glow to the skin.

I’m not a big primer person as I find it to be an extra step, so my main purpose of using this was to add a subtle golden glow to my skin either alone or under the tinted moisturiser. I also want to use this to increase the longevity of the tinted moisturiser. I have only worn this once so I cannot completely decide how I feel about this yet. It did sink in really well, was hydrating and yet not sticky once it dried. I didn’t notice a whole lot of glow or shimmer as it is very subtle and my moisturiser is quite glowy already (I apply this over my moisturiser as I have dry skin). I do like that this has hyaluronic acid to help plump up lines as I do struggle with smile lines. I didn’t notice it doing anything with my pores as I don’t struggle with large pores. I didn’t notice any breakouts from this as I usually notice within the first day of wearing something new. However, I will keep testing this out and update you guys later. As of right now, I am undecided whether or not to recommend this product…I don’t love it and I don’t hate it.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetearyl Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Arginine, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Cocoglycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, Tribenenin, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Scierotium Gum, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-19, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free SPF 20 in Cream (US$28)

I had purchased the normal version of the tinted moisturiser as I have dry skin, but funnily enough this turned out to be more hydrating (even though it’s marketed for oil skin). I prefer the oil free version so much better than the normal one, as so many other people with dry skin too. I also love the white matte packaging a lot better and the tube is a lot easier to squeeze the product out of. I have used my fingers, a brush, and a beauty blender to apply this. I found using a really dense brush, like the Sephora mineral powder brush (pictured above) to be the best at blending this. The formula is still thick like the normal one, so you have to spend a bit of time blending and spreading this out to avoid it looking cakey. I love the finish of this better as it looks a lot more dewy but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin no matter how many layers you put on. However, it does feel tacky so if you hate that feeling you will need to set this.

As it is a tinted moisturiser, don’t expect to get full coverage with this. I have light scars to cover and for me I would call this light to medium buildable coverage. It does a fantastic job at evening out your skin tone, which is the purpose of a tinted moisturiser. The colour looks orange at first but once you blend it in, because its so sheer, it matches perfectly. However if you have porcelain skin with yellow undertones, this will be too dark. This isn’t long wearing at all, but is perfect for running errands. It looks very natural and soft focus on the skin, if applied with light layers. It has my favourite orange flower water scent, but again it’s not overpowering and doesn’t linger once on the skin. I noticed when I was cleansing my face after wearing this, my skin was a lot more hydrated, smooth and supple. It felt as though all the natural oils in my skin were balanced. I didn’t notice any breakouts when wearing this, as it felt very lightweight and comfortable on the skin. I would highly recommend the Oil Free version for those natural makeup days, with the added benefit of broad spectrum sun protection.

Ingredients: 

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 13.6%

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Coconut Alkanes‬, Glycerin‬, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride‬, Isoamyl Laurate‬, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate‬, Glyceryl Caprylate‬, Lecithin‬, Dextrin Palmitate‬, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate‬, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate‬, Sodium Chloride‬, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract‬, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract‬, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water Extract‬, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax‬, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract‬, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice‬, Allantoin‬, Panthenol‬, Squalane‬, Bisabolol‬, Sorbitan Sesquioleate‬, Stearoyl Glutamic Acid‬, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate‬, Isostearic Acid‬, Polyhydroxystearic Acid‬, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate‬, Sodium Benzoate‬, Citric Acid‬, Potassium Sorbate‬. May Contain +/-: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon Demi-Matte in Honey Kiss (US$18)

This was another winner for me! This was also a favourite of Jessica’s so of course I had to pick it up. It was also the only nude from the demi-matte lip crayons. Honey Kiss is described as a soft nude. It is a very wearable soft pink nude that would suit a lot of skin tones. It’s very pigmented so you only need one swipe to get full coverage. I love the twist up packaging so there’s no sharpening needed. The crayon is shaped perfectly to effortlessly draw on the lips. The product is very creamy so if you live in a hot climate like I do, it will melt. It smells exactly like the creme blush, a very pleasant fruit scent. The texture of this product is very interesting. Its creamy but very lightweight at the same time, and almost feels powdery when dried.

You have to have exfoliated, hydrated lips to wear this as it can cling onto dry patches and accentuate any lines on the lips. This pairs perfectly when worn under the Honest Beauty lip gloss in Generous Kiss to create that perfect nude lip. Because of all the nourishing ingredients in this, your lips will feel incredibly soft even after the product has worn off. This does wear for a couple of hours, but you will definitely need to reapply. I highly recommend checking out their lip crayons, and they even have more sheer glossy ones if you don’t like the matte look!

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Cire De Candelilla), Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’Abeille), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Carnauba), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedwax, Pyrusmalus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rubusidaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Water (Aqua, Eau), Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethyl Citrate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Alcohol. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 9140), Mica (CI 77019).

Where to buy: https://www.honestbeauty.com

Honest Beauty Lip Gloss in Generous Kiss (US$18)

I absolutely love this lip gloss!!! Finally a lip gloss that is not sticky. Like the Bite Beauty lip glosses, this gloss will leave your lips feeling hydrated even after it has worn off. They will feel incredibly soft! The formula is perfectly thin and comfortable, but also hydrating and smooth. It’s very pigmented, but your lips but better colour. It’s the right amount of glossy making your lips look super luscious and full. You can wear it alone or over the top of Honey Kiss lip crayon if you find it’s too nude. The gloss is more of a rosy pink nude to me and balances out the lip crayon. They work perfectly together and never goop up or feel heavy. The wand is amazingly soft, flexible and flat so it’s very easy to use. The only con is that there is no scent to this. I would have liked a berry scent like the lip crayon, but it doesn’t bother me too much that there isn’t one. I would highly recommend you get yourself a gloss from honest beauty. It is probably my favourite from the whole collection so far!

Overall, I am so impressed with the quality and performance of Honest Beauty products. I would highly recommend you check them out. Those of you who like that natural, everyday, no makeup look would especially love this line. I do wish they would offer international shipping as it is difficult to get a hold of.

love,

beautywithinandout,

xx

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