Leanani Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Hi Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing the Leanani Liquid Eyeliner in Black. This is the first product I have tried from this Japanese Brand. We all know how well the Japanese make their cosmetics, and I love how they always incorporate some sort of skincare element into their makeup. I first heard about this product through Miranda Kerr’s instagram as she uses it. We all know that anything she uses, I will be sure to try! I also know that she is into organic, skincare cosmetics. We all know the struggle to find a certified organic liquid liner that works! Because I only wear liquid liner on special occasions, I’m not too strict with ingredients. What sold me about this product is that it is a mineral eyeliner, free of tar based dyes, that contains skincare ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid to moisturise the delicate eye area and ginseng root extract to protect your eyelashes from falling!

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Containing serum ingredients, this jet-black waterproof eyeliner gives your eye makeup long-lasting impact and drama. A waterproof eyeliner that is durable, long-lasting with attractive colour. The thin, marker-line tip is user-friendly. You can draw both tiny and bold eye lines.

Product features:
• Strong waterproof. No smudging, running in spite of rain or tears.
• Dark black eyeliner with thin tip, gets dry quickly. Easy to deliver different styles of eye makeup.
• Moisturizing ingredients are used to provide nourishment to eye area.
• No mineral or coal tar oil. Safe to use.

*Suitable for all skin types. Safe for contact lens wearers.

Ingredients: Water, (ethylhexyl / methyl methacrylate acrylic acid) copolymer, BG, ethanol, ceteth -20, (acrylates / methyl styrene / styrene) copolymer ammonium, sea salt, hyaluronic acid Na, Panax ginseng root extract, succinyl atelocollagen, hydrolyzed silk, (alkyl acrylate / octyl acrylamide) copolymer, pentylene glycol, 1,2-hexane diol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexyl glycerin, polyglyceryl-3 disiloxane dimethicone, hydroxide Na, EDTA-2Na, phenoxyethanol, carbon black.

Colour: This is a really rich black formula that gives off high pigment in one stroke! It sets to a nice matte finish in a matter of seconds!

Packaging: I love the felt tip and the size of it! It’s really flexible and thin so you can really control how big or small you want your wing. This makes putting on your wing so incredibly easy. It also doesn’t dry up whilst you’re applying your liner. I’ve had this for a while now and only used it a few times, but I still have a lot of product left, so I don’t think it would dry out fast.

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Longevity/Performance: This is such a long lasting, smudge proof, waterproof liner. I wore this to an event and it didn’t fade or flake off or move one bit! It is also easy to take off with an eye makeup remover.

Feel: In the past, I’ve use liquid liners with a really thick formula that you could feel on your eyes and this has such a thin, lightweight and liquidy consistency that is just right (definitely serum like). I also have sensitive eyes, and this does not irritate them at all.

Rating: 5/5

Where to buy: I purchased mine on ebay. It also relatively cheap (around US $20).

Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an incredibly easy application and longevity with the added benefits of conditioning eye safe skincare ingredients.

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sacred Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing the RMS Beauty lip shine in Sacred. As you know RMS Beauty is my favourite organic line of cosmetics, particularly their lip products. At first glance this colour may look very bright and scary, but it is very wearable and pretty. It has become my favourite lip colour from the entire RMS range (as you can see I have almost used it all up!).  It gives your lips such a pretty pinky red stain that lasts for hours. You can customise the amount of pigment you want, as it can be worn as a sheer tint or as a fully opaque glossy colour. I like wearing this to bed as my tinted lip balm and the colour lasts until I wash it off in the morning. You have to really exfoliate your lips with more vibrant colours, such as this, otherwise it will cling onto dry patches and make them look darker. Also, it can stain your pillowcase if it hasn’t fully dried down to a stain.

I have very fair skin with dark hair, and this product is perfect for brightening up my complexion. As this is a lip shine, it’s a glossy formula that hydrates the lips very well. I have been wearing this every single night since I bought it, which was a year ago. This product will last you such a long time as you only need a little bit to get the pigment you want.

The packaging of RMS products is my favourite. I prefer pot lip balm products and like to use my fingers to work the product in. Because this colour is very bright and staining, it can stain under your nails and fingers if not wiped off straight away. There’s no particular strong scent, other than coconut oil, which I love. The formula is glossy, but not sticky. Overall, I would highly recommend this colour as well as the entire RMS lip range, as you are getting high quality raw ingredients that are high performance.

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

Jane Iredale Lip Definer in Nude

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing the Jane Iredale Lip Definer in the shade Nude. I am such a fan of Jane Iredale cosmetics and already use their lip definer in Spice (which is the exact shade of my lips). I was looking for a 90s brown Cindy Crawford lip liner look, and the lip pencil in nude is the perfect shade for that! This is the darkest shade I can go for me as I am very fair and Nude is about 2 shades darker than my natural lip colour. I would highly recommend this product as it’s not only packed with quality ingredients to nourish your lips, but it also performs incredibly well. I would recommend the shade Spice as your first purchase as I think it’s a more universal shade.

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The give you that sexy 90s pout, add a lighter pink nude in the centre of the lips. I find that I have to use a very light hand with this as it’s very dark and pigmented for my skin tone.

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There aren’t any official descriptions of the shades online, however I would describe Spice as a pink nude, whereas Nude is strictly a brown nude. Spice would suit a lot more skin tones than nude would, as it is a more universal shade.

You can definitely see in the swatches above that Spice has more of a pink undertone.

Description on Website:

Our Lip Pencils are soft enough to fill in your lips easily but durable enough to provide a long-lasting base to the color you layer over them.

I would say these lip pencils are more on the stiff side than creamy. They do glide on easily, however there isn’t much slip to them which I prefer as it means it will last a long time.

Details:

  • Mineral pigment-based lip pencil with a soft formula that won’t tug at delicate skin.
  • Made with conditioning oils and waxes.
  • Soft formula lends itself to blending and being used as a lip base.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470)].

*All shades are wheat free. The shade Nude is vegan, however Spice contains carmine.

Shades: 12 shades

Packaging: I love the sleek packaging, however I would prefer a twist up lip pencil as I’m lazy when it comes to sharpening.

Scent: There’s no particular scent besides the woody scent of the lip pencil.

Longevity: Because the formula is not super creamy, I find this lasts quite a while on my lips. However, don’t expect it to last all day.

Feel/Look: Definitely more on the stiff, matte side than creamy.

Size: 0.04 oz

Rating: 5/5

Cruelty Free:

  • Jane Iredale is certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, the leading internationally respected animal protection group for cruelty-free certification.
  • Jane Iredale products are also certified cruelty-free by PETA.

Where to Buy: https://janeiredale.com

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

Inika Loose Mineral Blush in Blooming Nude & Inika Vegan Blush Brush Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing Inika’s loose mineral blush in blooming nude along with their vegan blush brush. I have purchased from Inika before and have been impressed with their products. I absolutely love their loose mineral blush in ‘Peachy Keen’ and think everyone should own this colour (review here).

Inika is an amazing Australian brand of certified organic cosmetics that cater to the modern woman wanting quality makeup with skin loving ingredients that perform. Inika has actually won awards for their products that have out performed non organic brands. Inika is great for people with skin sensitives as they are gentle and contain advanced botanical ingredients completely free of synthetics, and all their products are certified organic, halal, vegan, and cruelty free. How amazing is that!

I adore the shade ‘peachy keen’ and continue to use it daily, however I was looking for a blush that was more on the bronzy nude shade for winter. The shade ‘blooming nude’ is exactly that. A hybrid between a mauve blush and a bronzer. It is even described as being a contour shade for the cheekbones, which would be perfect as it doesn’t contain much, if any shimmer (as you can see in the flash photo below). My first impressions were quite underwhelming as I didn’t think the shade suited my fair complexion. However, the more I started to play around with it, the more I fell in love with it. t is such a pretty, natural shade that would look amazing on a variety of skin tones. This is definitely my go to winter blush shade as it goes with more darker lip colours and a neutral smokey eye.

What I love about Inika’s loose mineral blushes is how incredibly soft and easily blendable they are. They are also incredibly pigmented due to the lack of synthetic fillers, oil, talc, alcohol, fragrance, preservatives, and chemical dyes. Not only will this pot of blush last you for years, the colour is also very long lasting throughout the day and gives your skin a natural, healthy glow. I also love the minimal ingredient list as the fewer ingredients a product contains, the less likely it is to irritate your skin!

As you can tell in the images above, Blooming Nude is a very bronzy shade compare to Peachy Keen. It is also very matte compared to Peachy Keen, which give you more of a glow.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019); Zinc Oxide (CI 77947); May contain (+/-) Tin Oxide (Cl 77861), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (Cl 77007).

*Certified Organic

Certified Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Halal.

Size: 3g

Price: AUD $45

Rating: 5/5

Website: https://www.inikaorganic.com

Overall, I really love Inika’s loose mineral blushes, and recommend you give them a try if you have sensitive/breakout prone skin. I love the shade “blooming nude” as my winter blush as it gives the right amount of bronze and pinky mauve to the cheeks!

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Inika’s Vegan Blush brush is made from soft synthetic fibres, is vegan, cruelty free, and halal. The bristles are incredibly soft and are designed to pick up product and distribute evenly and flawlessly across the face. Because the brush is so dense, it picks up a lot of product in one area of the brush instead of evenly on the entire brush. I find I have to swirl the product in the cap before I apply it onto my face so I spread the product evenly on the brush. Besides that, I do think this is a beautifully made brush that applies product nicely and very gently on the face. It can not only be used for blush but also as a contour brush as it fits perfectly in the hollows of the cheekbones.

Description:

“Our Vegan Blush Brush is designed for shading and highlighting the cheeks and face with our Loose Mineral Blush or Loose/Baked Mineral Bronzer.

The perfectly sized bristles are extremely soft, and, like the Kabuki Brush, are designed to hold the powder in the brush helping to maximise the application of the product.”

Ingredients: 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free Synthetic Bristles.

Application: 

“Use small circular motions to apply INIKA Mineral Blush or Bronzer to the cheeks for a natural glow.

Slimline the face and create depth by adding bronzer to the hollows of the cheek and jawline.”

Price: AUD $39

Website: https://www.inikaorganic.com

Overall, I do think this is a beautifully designed brush that is very soft and works perfectly with the Inika Loose Mineral blushes as well as contouring powders.

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

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

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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

Dr Hauschka Mascara Review

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Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing my first purchase from the Dr Hauschka line. I’m not sure if this mascara has a name, but I think it’s just the normal one that lengthens compared to their other Volume Mascara. I love my Honest Beauty mascara, but I find that can sometimes feel heavy and be hard to work with, so I wanted a mascara that was really quick and easy to apply with a barely there mascara look. I have to be honest, at first I did not like this mascara as I thought it didn’t do anything fantastic to justify the price tag. However, it has fast become my go to everyday mascara. I really like how this gives a very lightweight feathery look and feel. You can’t even see or feel that you have any mascara on! I love the straight appearance it gives to the lashes, as it looks very sexy. This won’t give you a lot of curl or volume, but it definitely gives off enough pigment and length. I also do feel that my lashes are very conditioned whilst wearing this and are soft to the touch when I wash it off.

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I have very sensitive eyes and this did not irritate my eyes. I find this mascara wand to be perfect for the bottom lashes as it’s more straight and doesn’t deposit too much product. It also doesn’t grab a lot of product which is great for a more natural look and you never have to wipe excess product off the wand, which I love. This mascara comes in three colours (black, brown, and blue), and I chose black. At first, I wasn’t really reaching for this product, but as time went on the formula seemed to get even better and I have been reaching for it every time I wear makeup. This normally happens with most mascaras over time, so I was happy I didn’t give up on it. I will say that it can transfer a bit as it is more of a wet formula but does dry down after a few minutes, so be careful when applying it. Also, I don’t think this would hold up in extreme heat because of the transfer, but other than that it stays put throughout the day.

Description on website:

“This nurturing mascara emphasizes and lengthens while supporting healthy lashes. Eyelashes become silky, lush and full. Gentle and soothing to the sensitive eye area.

Formulation: Rose petal wax protecst and fortifies lashes. Antioxidant-rich eyebright and black tea extracts soothe the sensitive eye area. Neem leaf extract strengthens lashes, encouraging strong, full growth.”

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Sorbitol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Hectorite, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Xanthan Gum, Lysolecithin, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

*component of natural essential oils

Scent: I absolutely adore the rose scent! It’s very subtle though.

Size: 0.20 fl oz

Price: AUD $48

Packaging: The tube is very travel friendly and small. The packaging is very sleek and luxe.

Rating: 5/5

Recommend? I think this mascara would suit people wanting a natural, everyday, easy mascara look. If you’re ok with just adding a bit of length and pigment to your lashes you would love this. If you hate that gloopy, heavy mascara feel and look, you would also appreciate the lightweight formula of this mascara.

Website: https://www.dr.hauschka.com

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

Honest Beauty Review

Hello Beauties!

FullSizeRender 16Today I have an exciting review for you all! I was lucky enough to pick up some products from Jessica Alba’s eco friendly, natural beauty line, Honest Beauty, when travelling in LA. As I live in Australia, I unfortunately cannot purchase any products online as they don’t ship internationally. I have been using these products since September 2015, so I feel like I can give quite a decent review on each product. What I love about this line is that not only are the ingredients safe, natural, and minimal, the products actually perform better than my other conventional high end products, and has even replaced them! I am very picky when it comes to my skincare and makeup products, so you will get my honest opinion. Overall, I was really impressed with most of the products and can’t wait to get my hands on some more if they do ship international in the future.

Luminizing Powder in Midnight Reflection (USD $25)

This was my first highlight purchase and I love it! You do get quite a lot of product (10.0 g / 0.35 oz.), so this will definitely last you a while. From what I can see, this highlight has a very golden/yellow undertone to it, which I like. If you have very fair skin like me, I find that you need to use a few light layers to achieve a healthy, glowy look. I like how it’s very subtle and buildable if you want a more noticeable glow. I also love how it doesn’t look shimmery or fake, it really looks like your glowing from within. It almost looks wet, like you’ve applied a cream highlighter. This doesn’t emphasise any texture for me, but rather smoothes the skin and almost makes it look filtered or blurred. I apply this with the Real Techniques Setting Brush, which is perfect for applying on top of the cheekbones. I also apply this on my brow bone, down the bridge of my nose, cupids bow, the inner corners of my eyes and centre of my lids. I haven’t applied this all over as a powder, but would imagine it would give you a nice subtle, healthy glow. I would definitely recommend this product.

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Description on website:

Silky, baked face powder gives your skin an instant, healthy-looking glow. Lightweight texture and subtle shimmer create more even-looking skin tone in one sweep. Talc-free.”

I can definitely agree with this description. This luminizing powder also comes in two different shades, Dawn Reflection (Peach) and Dusk Reflection (Bronze).

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).

Rating: 5/5

Everything Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Honestly Cream (USD $28)

The Honest Tinted Moisturizer comes in two different formulations. I chose this over the oil free version as I have dry skin and am looking for a more glowy and hydrating tinted moisturizer. This is the only product that I wasn’t impressed by, mainly due to the formulation as it is quite thick and difficult to spread. Honestly Cream is described as a golden honey with yellow undertones, which is a perfect shade description. I have fair skin with yellow undertones (for reference, I use Jane Iredale purepressed base in Warm Silk) and can usually pull off the second lightest shade. This shade would be way too dark if you have porcelain skin. I prefer using a dense brush rather than a beauty blender to blend this product, however it still requires quite a bit of work as it is thick in consistency. I would prefer if they made this formula more runny so it is easier to blend. The tube also makes it hard to squeeze out the product.

Description on website:

“Chamomile and calendula help to calm and soothe. Antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil, olive oil and aloe vera moisturize and condition skin. Infused with orange flower water, this tinted moisturizer offers true color and coverage for softer looking skin that’s perfected and protected. A mineral-based broad spectrum sunscreen using non-nano zinc oxide. Similar to a BB or CC cream with foundation-like coverage but a lightweight finish. Go face the day!”

Ingredients:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 13.6%

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau)‬, Coconut Alkanes‬, Glycerin‬, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride‬, Isoamyl Laurate‬, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate‬, Dextrin Palmitate‬, Glyceryl Caprylate‬, Lecithin‬, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate‬, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate‬, Sodium Chloride‬, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract‬, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract‬, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract‬, Allantoin‬, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil‬, Panthenol‬, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil‬, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil‬, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil‬, Bisabolol‬, Tocopherol‬, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil‬, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice‬, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water Extract‬, Sorbitan Sesquioleate‬, Stearoyl Glutamic Acid‬, Isostearic Acid‬, Polyhydroxystearic Acid‬, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate‬, 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).

I love that this is mineral based, which is perfect for sensitive skin, and offers broad spectrum protection. The ingredients in this are amazing and very safe for the skin. I also love how it smells like orange flower water! I recommend using this with a dense buffing brush (like the Sephora mineral powder brush), instead of a beauty blender so it blends much easier and provides more coverage. I do wish the formulation was a bit more runny and easier to work with. I would call this a light to medium coverage, but its definitely heavier than your average tinted moisturizer. It evens out the skin tone and offers a nice skin like finish (not too glowy and not too matte). I haven’t noticed this breaking me out or anything, which is amazing. The feel of this on the skin is surprisingly light, however you might need to set with a powder if you don’t like that tacky feeling. This tinted moisturiser is perfect for someone looking for a sheer wash of colour with the added sun protection for everyday wear. I will say though, this would work better if you have clear skin with minimal blemishes, otherwise you would need to layer this and use a lot of concealer, which could end up looking heavy or breaking you out.

*I have since purchased the oil free version and prefer it much better to this one. I have a part two haul here.

Rating: 2/5

Eyeshadow Trio in Truly Warm Sable Brown (USD $25)

This was my favourite purchase from the line. I have never owned an eyeshadow palette before, mainly because I am intimidated by eyeshadow application. What I love about this trio is how user friendly it is. It includes a small how to card behind the mirror which was very helpful in showing where to place the eyeshadow. Also, the eyeshadows themselves are very easy to work with. The colours are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for day and night wear. It’s a very nice palette to achieve a warm, bronzy eye. My favourite colour is the light brown/soft stone colour on the left. The shadows are very pigmented, yet easy to blend. They aren’t super creamy, but they also aren’t chalky. I think it’s a good formulation. I have hazel eyes and think this trio pairs perfectly with my eye colour and would work well with brown/green eyes.

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I also think the size of each shadow is very generous and would last you a long time as they are very pigmented. The trio comes with two matte shades (the light brown on the left and the cream to the right), and a shimmer bronze (middle). I would have preferred the cream colour to have shimmer, but I’m not too fussed. I find these shadows are quite long wearing. When they do fade they don’t look messy, it still looks put together. Although the packaging is quite travel friendly, I would have preferred the same mirror packaging as the powder.

Description on website:

“Three, rich shades pop eyes instantly. Our eyeshadow trio offers expertly coordinated colors to glide on with step-by-step instructions for silky smooth, buildable coverage. Perfect smoky eyes are now as easy as 1-2-3.”

Ingredients:

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain +/-: Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/77492/77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Soft Stone:

Light Bronze:

Vanilla Cream:
I would definitely recommend you get one of the eyeshadow trios.
Rating: 5/5
Truly Lush Mascara & Lash Primer (USD $22)

To be honest, at first I was not a fan of this mascara at all. However, it is now my go to mascara. I think that continued use and “drying up” of the mascara is what led me to love it. I also think that using the primer before the mascara made my lashes spidery, as they are already quite long, and I was not a fan of that look. So now I just use the primer or the mascara on their own. I find the mascara lengthens and curls more than it creates volume, however I still love the natural, fluttery effect it gives my lashes. The brush head is a perfect curve shape and size to really hold curl and get every lash. I also use the primer on it’s own when I just want that natural look and added nourishment. It comes out white, so after applying the primer I like to go over my lashes with my fingers and press together to get rid of the white. The one thing I don’t like about the primer is that it stings my eyes when I wash my wash it off, so be careful if you have sensitive eyes. I also wish the brush head was more curved as I find the straight head difficult to use and grasp every lash. The other thing I don’t like about the mascara is that it is quite wet and will smudge on my top lid if it is really hot outside, so it is not transfer proof. The mascara also feels heavy on the lashes which i’m not a fan of, but I love the look so much I don’t even care! It is also a lot harder to remove at the end of the day as I have to really tug at my eyes and use a lot more eye makeup remover than I would for my other mascaras. Other than that, I think this mascara/primer duo product is genius and everyone should give it a try!

Description on website:
“Formulated to work together for lush length and volume. Eyelash Primer protects lashes and intensifies color for a strong, nourished base. Rich mascara lays down smoothly to create an irresistibly voluminous effect. No smudging or flaking. Two wands are better than one!”
Ingredients of Mascara:
Water (Aqua, Eau), Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’Abeille), Sodium Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Carnauba), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxide (CI 77499).
Ingredients of Primer:
Water (Aqua, Eau), Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’Abeille), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Carnauba), Sodium Stearate, Vegetable Oil (Olus, Huile Végétale), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Cire de Candelilla), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Rating: 4/5

True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Black and Truly Cocoa (USD $16)

 These liners are my second favourite item from the line! They are so long wearing and pigmented and creamy. They have definitely replaced my other high end liners. The black is very intense and perfect for a smokey eye. I have used the brown liner the most for a more natural look. It’s a perfect deep brown that can be lined in the inner rim and the top of the eyelid to create a wing. I love how they don’t smudge and last a long time on the eye. They will fade a little throughout the night, but nothing too intense. I also love the packaging of these liners. It comes with a really nice smudge tip applicator on one end to soften the liner and it also has the colour of the liner indicated on the packaging to make it easier to identify what colour it is. They also don’t irritate my eyes ,which is a plus! I would definitely recommend these liners!
Description on website:
“Plush eye pencil lines and defines. Vivid color in a creamy finish blends smoothly with built-in eyeliner smudger. Innovative plant based formula conditions and protects sensitive skin with naturally derived antioxidants including mango seed oilvitamin E and macadamia oil. Scribble. Smudge. Smile.”
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).
 Rating: 5/5
Overall: I was really impressed with the quality and high performance of these products. I think that the price points are very reasonable considering the quality of safe and mostly natural ingredients that are in these gorgeous products. I also love how few ingredients are in the products, so are perfect for people with reactive, sensitive skin like mine. The packaging is also very pretty and well thought out.

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

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick & Lush Fruit Lip Gloss Reviews

Hello Beauties!

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Today I will be reviewing the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks in Retsina, Fig, as well as the Lychee/Musk duo, and the Lush Fruit Lip glosses in Rambutan and Peach. What sparked my interest with this brand is that the ingredients are completely natural and food grade, so you can essentially eat them! I am a huge lip product fanatic, and I’m always conscious about what I put on my lips and that it isn’t going to be harmful. Bite beauty is a Canadian brand that specialises in lip products; ranging from lip crayons to lipsticks, glosses, lip scrubs, and a lip moisture mask.

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick duo in Lychee/Musk

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I purchased this product when I saw it in the checkout line. There are two available duos you can get. This one and another that is more vibrant and daring. I chose to stick with this duo because I am more comfortable with natural nude/pink shades. I love how affordable this is, and it is very small and portable, great for carrying around in your purse. I love how it allows you to try out two shades of lipstick, with a decent amount of product, which is about half the price of one lipstick. The only thing I didn’t like about this, was how easily the lipstick broke off. But to be fair, I had it in my car and it was hot and so the lipstick melted a bit. Nonetheless, the shades are quite universal and I think it will suit many skin tones. I also love the fact that each lipstick is helping you reduce wrinkles on the lips, as it contains the key ingredient, Resveratrol (equiv. of 2 glasses of red wine!). Although the creme lipsticks are very creamy and moisturizing, you definitely cannot wear them if you have chapped, dry lips. They need to be completely smooth. One thing I don’t like about them is they leave a film on your lips when you first apply, or if you apply too much, especially with the lighter shades. I would suggest to really pat and build the colour slowly to avoid this. The lipsticks are so pigmented, so you only need to apply a small amount to get great colour payoff! I also absolutely love the smell of the lipsticks! It wears pretty well on the lips, especially for a food grade lipstick.

Description on Sephora:

What it is:
A bite-sized lipstick duo of contrasting shades.

What it does:
This mini duo of twist-up bullets offer neutral or vivid lips on the go. Wear them individually or layer to create your own custom look. With every application, antioxidant Resveratrol fights free radicals with potent long-term age-repair benefits. Each lipstick contains the Resveratrol equivalent of two glasses of red wine, reducing fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lip area over time.

This set contains:
– 2 x 0.05 oz lipstick

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Ingredients: Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Triisostearyl Citrate* (Vegetable-Derived), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Acacia Decurrens Wax*, Jojoba Wax*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Polyglyceryin-3*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil**, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Silica*, Natural Flavor*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*, +/- May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019)*, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Fd&C Blue No. 1 (Ci 42090), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 (Ci 15985), Fd&C Red No. 40 (Ci 16035), D&C Red 6 (Ci 15850), D&C Red 7 (Ci 15850), D&C Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)* * Natural, ** Certified Organic

Price: US $12

Lychee:

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Lychee is described as a light neutral pink, which is spot on! This is probably the easiest and most wearable of all the shades I have. It gives you a sheer wash of baby pink across the lips, which is perfect for everyday. I really enjoy this colour, and prefer it over musk. This is more of a youthful and flattering colour on me. I don’t think they offer this shade in full size though.

Musk:

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Musk is described as a pink/brown colour. It is definitely more on the browny side, very similar to my beloved RMS beauty lip to cheek in Promise, but more brown. Again, the shade is ok, but I find it too brown and ageing for me. I prefer lighter, pinky colours. I think it is more of a wintery shade. It reminds me  a lot of the 90s brown lipstick shades. I’m pretty sure you can purchase this in full size.

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I think that this neutral duo is perfect to give a try, especially if you are new to the brand and you are not sure you want to pay the money for a full size lipstick. The colours are definitely very wearable and flattering.

Luminous Creme Lipstick in Retsina:

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Description:

“A lush, long-lasting, moisture-rich lip colour.”

“This lip color delivers super antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits. Each lipstick contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine.”

“This product is free of synthetics, polybutenes, and petroleum byproducts and made exclusively with lip nurturing food-grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat.”

Price: US $24

Size: 0.15 oz. You do get quite a bit of product, so it will last you forever!

Shade: Retsina is described as a natural pink. Although, I would classify it more as a beige nude shade. It is the first nude colour I have ever owned. Surprisingly, I really like the colour. I didn’t think it would suit my fair complexion, but it really is flattering and natural. You definitely need to have exfoliated lips to wear this as well. The colour lasts quite a while on my lips, which is impressive for a food grade product. The scent is my favourite. It’s quite hard to describe; almost a mixture of doughy and fruity. I love the packaging as well; it is very sleek and simple which I like. This shade goes perfectly with Bite’s Lush Fruit Lipgloss in Rambutan to create the perfect wearable nude lip!

Recommend? Yes! Especially if you are new to nude shades. This would definitely be an easier transition for you as it is so natural and pretty.

Rating: 5/5

Luminous Creme Lipstick in Fig:

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Fig is described as a nude rose shade, which is very true. This is probably my favourite colour out of them all, just because I love this shade of pink and it is the closest to my natural lip colour. It has fast become my everyday lip colour. It is so easy to wear and very pretty on the lips. It is also the most moisturising and pigmented. I would definitely recommend and repurchase this colour!

Rating: 5/5

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Lush Fruit Lipgloss in Rambutan 

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Description:

“A highly pigmented lip gloss featuring healthy fruit ingredients that are delicious enough to eat.”

“Like instant nutrition for lips, BITE’s Lush Fruit Lip Gloss contains the same healthy ingredients you’d find in a pure fruit smoothie: real coconut, mango, and strawberry infused with seven nourishing fruit oils. Rich, vibrant, and juicy, this modern formula is highly pigmented. What you see in the container is exactly the color you’ll see on your lips.”

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

“Pure and nourishing strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, coconut, mango, apricot, and avocado oils: Fight free radicals that can cause aging of the lip line.”
“Trans-Resveratrol: Provides proven antioxidant benefits for long-term repair of the visible signs of ageing.”

Ingredients: Polypropanediol Dimer Dilinoleate (Vegetable Source), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (And) Hydrogenated Castor Oil (And) Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (And) Beeswax, Pentaerythrityl Tetrabehenate/Polyhydroxystearate, Polyamide-8, Organic Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Ricnus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (And) Glyceryl Rosinate (And) Glyceryl Oleate (And) Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables.

Price: US $22

Size: 0.11 oz. Again

Shade: Rambutan is described as a peachy nude. When I first saw the colour, I thought that it would be too brown and unflattering on me, but turns out it is perfect; a very wearable nude pink shade. It also has a lot of pigment, so it’s beautiful to wear on its own. It goes perfect with Retsina as they are essentially the same colour. The formula is not my favourite as it is very sticky and hard to work with, however I like that after it has worn off your lips are still so moisturised. It lasts quite a while on the lips because it’s so sticky. I quite like the scent/flavour of this as it’s fruity. I constantly lick my lips, so it’s important that my lip products have a pleasant flavour.

Recommend? Depends on whether you like sticky lip glosses or not.

Rating: 3/5

Lush Fruit Lipgloss in Peach

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Peach is described as a baby pink, which is spot on, but the name is really misleading. I love how feminine and girly this shade is. It is a very wearable, natural baby pink shade. With both glosses, you need to be careful how much you apply, because if you put too much on it can settle in the lines on your lips. With lighter lip colours, you need to be more careful about exfoliating your lips as it can cling onto everything and make it so much more noticeable. I prefer the shade Rambutan over this as it is more wearable for my fair complexion.

Recommend? I personally do not reach for this shade as much as Rambutan. And again depends on whether you like sticky lipgloss.

Rating: 2.5/5

L-R: Rambutan, Peach

L-R: Rambutan, Peach

Where to buy: Sephora or any Bite Beauty Lip Lab (US & Canada)

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beautywithinandout

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Ilia Beauty “Pink Kashmir” Lipstick Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing the gorgeous certified organic lipstick from Ilia Beauty in the colour Pink Kashmir (limited edition). I decided to invest more in natural, certified organic lipsticks because whatever you put on your lips, you eventually end up ingesting. With all the chemicals that are contained within mainstream lipsticks, women ingest around 7 pounds of lipstick a year, which is very alarming! This is the second brand of certified organic lipstick I have yet tried, and I must say I am blown away by the quality. Not only are the ingredients of the highest quality, but it also performs as well, if not better than most mainstream lipsticks. What I love about Ilia beauty as a brand, is that they seamlessly blend organic with modern fashion, catering to the everyday, stylish woman.

Founder of Ilia beauty, Sasha Plavsic’s philosophy: 

“Somebody recently said to me, that because it’s organic it’s good for you, and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work as well as the mainstream stuff – I intend to change their mind.”

Description on Website:

“Inspired by the colours of India and Pakistan, Pink Kashmir is ILIA’s standout shade for spring and summer.

ILIA Lipstick combines organic ingredients with contemporary colours that can be layered to create your own personalised shade.”

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Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Triisostearyl Citrate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Starch*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Sage (Salvia Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol.

*certified organic ingredients

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Colour: This colour is very vibrant, but not too neon on the lips. It’s a very cool toned pink, which unfortunately doesn’t go with my fair skin colour. With one swipe, the colour is very pigmented and perfect for the spring and summer.

Texture/Feel: This is by far the best texture of any organic lipstick I have yet to try (beside Bite Beauty). It is very creamy and conditioning to the lips. It never dries them out, yet sets to a nice semi-matte.

Size: 3.5 g

Price: AUD $34.00. Although this lipstick is quite pricey, it will last you forever! It’s so pigmented and you can’t beat the high quality ingredients contained within it.

Packaging: I love the aluminium packaging! It’s very sleek, modern, and high quality.

Longevity: Not only is there a generous amount of product, there is so much pigmentation, that this lipstick will last you forever. It also lasts quite a long time on my lips as it dries to a semi-matte. I would say it lasts for me around 6-7 hours, considering I lick my lips a lot!

Recommend? Definitely! Although I’m not a fan of the colour on me, the actual formulation is quite nice.

Rating: 3/5

Where to Buy: http://iamnaturalstore.com.au. Unfortunately this shade is limited edition and sold out at the moment! However you can keep looking back on the website or search for it on the Ilia Beauty website.

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beautywithinandout

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RMS Beauty “Un” Powder Review

Hi Beauties!

Today, I will be reviewing the RMS Beauty “Un” Powder. RMS Beauty is by far one of my favourite all natural and organic cosmetic lines out there. Why this powder is called “Un” powder is because it will not look like you are wearing any powder at all, as it is incredibly light and invisible on the skin. As my skin is very sensitive and reactive, I have to be really careful what I put on it. The RMS “Un” powder is perfect because it only contains one ingredient! I originally had bought this powder as I was in search for a good translucent setting powder to use all over my face. However, because my skin is very dry and I already use a mineral powder foundation, I couldn’t really find a use for this powder. Until, one day I discovered that this powder is great for filling in fine lines, in particular my smile lines, as well as to set the RMS un cover up concealer underneath my eyes!

Description on Website:

“The one and only powder you will ever need. This ultra fine, light reflective powder is the ultimate finish to perfect looking skin. A virtually invisible powder that minimizes the appearance of pores, softens the skin and absorbs oil.

Works synergistically with rms beauty “un” cover-up to create a silky second skin.
Suits every skin tone and adds no white residue.

Talc free, silicone free, perfume free and paraben free.”

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Ingredients: Silica

Feel: This powder feels so incredibly smooth and silky on the skin. It is also very light, so it feels as though there is nothing on your skin.

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Application: Although this powder does come with a powder puff, I couldn’t really find a use for it. I use the Real techniques Base Shadow Brush from the Starter set. However, you can use any small eyeshadow or concealer brush you have. After I have applied my mineral foundation, I lightly press my brush into the product, tap off the excess, and press around my eye area to set my concealer. For my smile lines, I apply the powder in both a buffing and pressing motion to fill in the line.

Price: US $34.00

Size: 9 g (0.32 oz)

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Recommend? Yes. I would recommend this product only if you are willing to splurge on a good quality, toxic free all over setting powder.

Rating: 3.5/5

Where to Buy: http://www.rmsbeauty.com

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beautywithinandout

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