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

Shaving Routine: Natural & Safe

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Hello Beauties!

Today I thought I’d share my shaving routine using mostly safe and natural products. I wanted to share this as for a long time I struggled to find products that worked on my sensitive skin. I have also perfected my shaving technique in which I no longer experience nasty razor burn and/or bumps, but am still able to achieve a close shave.

As I have sensitive skin, I am a firm believer in using less products that also contaim simple, minimal ingredients.

Here is what you will need:

  1. A simple unscented fragrance free bar soap. I love the Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap – Baby Unscented. It is so gentle on my skin and doesnt clog my pores or cause razor bumps. It is also very thick and builds a nice lather (which is what you want to avoid irritation and get the closest shave possible without cutting yourself). Ingredients are oil based and very minimal and natural, perfect for shaving delicate areas.
  2. I recommend using a razor with a lot of blades, targeted for sensitive skin with a moisturising bar on the blades to avoid irritation and cutting yourself. I’ve tried plain razors in order to be more “natural” but it just doesn’t work the same. I really enjoy using Schick Hydro Silk Razor and the Gillette Venus Spa Razor as they give me a really close shave without irritating my skin.
  3. AHA Toner (Glycolic Acid) – Glycolic acid is amazing for sensitive skin, but is also very effective. I recommend using a water based AHA toner with very minimal ingredients. I use the Environ Intensive Alpha Toner Forte as it only contains 3 ingredients: water, glycolic acid, and a preservative. It is harder to find as you have to find a stockist that sells environ, but any glycolic acid toner will work. The purpose of this is to prevent and treat razor bumps. I use this toner for my face as a “pimple killer” and it works amazingly for the bikini area in getting rid of redness and bumps the next day! I find I only need to use this the first night I shave as it is so effective. I will say though if there are any cuts, it will sting a little. I recommend also wearing loose breathable cotton underwear after you apply this.

Technique:

  • I recommend shaving right at the end of your shower so that the steam loosens up the hairs (but don’t have the water on too hot). Lather the Dr Bronner bar soap on the area you want to shave. Remember the thicker the lather, the less irritation and closer shave you will get!
  • Make sure your razor isn’t blunt or old as you will cut yourself and cause irritation. Shave with the grain (in the direction the hairs are growing) but don’t press down too hard. Do this until most of the hair is gone.
  • Apply another thick coat of soap. Shave against the grain (opposite direction the hair is growing) ONCE only. Doing this step once only will avoid getting any razor bumps as going against the grain usually causes irritation. Wash off any excess soap.
  • Once out of the shower, apply your toner on a cotton pad to the area you shaved and let dry.

I hope this helped you beauties out. For the longest time I was shaving wrong and giving myself nasty cuts and bumps. I find this method to be the best for my sensitive skin. Comment below if you have any special shaving techniques or products that work for you. I would love to hear them!

love,

beautywithinandout,

xx

Handbag Essential: Hurraw Coconut Lip Balm!

Hello Beauties!

fullsizerenderI thought I’d share with you a handbag essential, the Hurraw Coconut Lip Balm. I was on the lookout for an organic, inexpensive, moisturising, clear lip balm that I could just throw in my purse…and I have found it! I always have dry lips, so finding a heavy duty hydrating lip balm is essential to me! I also love the scent of coconut, so this lip balm is heaven for me. What’s amazing is that you can choose from 24 different flavours on their website!

The shape of this lip balm is quite unique, but there are definite pros and cons to having this oval shape. I don’t have very big lips, just middle sized, and I find that sometimes when applying this I get some on my teeth as it’s too large for my upper lip, so I do prefer the classic round shape of a lip balm. However, because of the thin, oval shape of the lip balm, it fits perfectly in your wallet.

Description of Coconut Flavour:

“Hurraw! Coconut Lip Balm is a soothing, creamy fresh coconut concoction! Not too beachy, just a little toasty, this warm coconut is subtle yet delicious. Hurraw! Balms are all natural, vegan, organic and fair trade. Especially formulated to be super smooth, non-sticky, non-sweet and long-lasting, Hurraw! Balms are premium quality and the perfect size to take with you.”

This lip balm is definitely very moisturising and smooth on the lips, with a lovely warm coconut scent!

Ingredients: Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, ‡Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, organic flavor, Tocopherols (sunflower)

*organic & cold pressed ‡wildcrafted

I love how minimal and transparent the ingredient list is. It’s also suitable for Vegans and is cruelty free!

Size: 4.3 g

Price: AUD $6.45.

I know that this may seem expensive for a lip balm, but I have had this for such a long time and still have so much left. I also lick my lips a lot and don’t want to swallowing nasty chemicals. When you look at the quality of the ingredients, being vegan, raw and organic, then this is definitely worth it.

Rating: 4/5

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

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

Benefits of Rooibos Tea: My Experience

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Hello Beauties!

If you’re anything like me and you are a tea-a-holic, I’m always on the look out for the next holy grail tea. I think I may have found it! Rooibos tea (or red bush tea) is a wonderful bright red medicinal, herbal beverage that is obtained from the Aspalathus linearis bush plant, native to South Africa. Rooibos tea is actually considered a herb, and not a true tea.

The taste is very unique and hard to describe…it’s almost nutty. It’s nothing like I’ve ever had before, so it took me some getting used to, but it’s something I crave now. It’s definitely a pleasant taste, not overpowering at all and pairs well with a lot of meals. You can add vanilla or honey to sweeten it. I’m someone who cannot stand tea that is too sweet or strong, and Rooibos tea fits perfectly for my taste buds! Make sure to get certified organic African red tea or Rooibos tea. You can get loose leaf or tea bags (which I prefer).

I’m someone who enjoys and craves tea all day long, and so I was looking for something that was caffeine free (unlike green tea) but had all the benefits, if not more, than my beloved green tea. Rooibos tea has quickly become my holy grail, go to tea. It has countless amazing health and skin benefits that I have personally experienced and thought I’d share with you.

So here is my experience…

I’m generally an anxious person who struggles to fall asleep at night. Because I was consuming so much green tea per day, my caffeine intake did not help with my insomnia. Rooibos tea is actually recommended by doctors to their patients who suffer from insomnia as it’s completely caffeine free and helps to reduct stress levels and relax the body before bed. Although I still do have some restless nights, overall a cup of this tea before bed does help to relax me significantly!

Although I am a healthy, young woman, I do suffer from weak bones, especially in the winter months as I don’t drink dairy milk. Rooibos tea is rich in calcium, manganese and fluoride minerals that assist in maintaining good bone structure and stronger teeth. I can say that this is completely true. No longer, do I hear and feel my bones “creaking,” especially in my knees.

Another amazing benefit of drinking this miracle tea is for the skin and anti ageing. My skin is absolutely in love with this tea! I have dry, sensitive and breakout prone skin, so anything that will help to hydrate it is a winner for me. I’m always on the lookout for a tea that has skin and anti ageing benefits. It is recommended to drink around 6 cups per day to see any results, which is very true. My skin clears up quicker, is more hydrated and soft, breaks out less, texture and skin tone is more even, and the list goes on. It also provides my skin with a lovely, healthy glow, that almost blurs any lines on the face. This is due to the alpha hydroxy acid and zinc content of Rooibos tea, which are very good for the skin. Not only are Alpha Hydroxy Acids, such as Glycolic Acid, naturally occurring in Rooibos tea, they are also found in skincare products, such as peels (the Environ Intensive Toner is amazing) to treat acne, wrinkles, and provide the skin with a healthy glow!

These are just the main benefits that I have experienced with this tea and would highly recommend everyone to try this beautiful tea and see the results for yourself! There are many articles online that have a comprehensive list of health and skin benefits that Rooibos tea provides. I hope this post helps anyone out there struggling with minor skin problems and love healing the skin naturally!

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

LAVANILA Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance Rollerball Review

 

Hello Beauties,

Today I will be reviewing the LAVANILA Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Grapefruit. I first received a sample of this a while ago and have been meaning to purchase it ever since. I got mine from Sephora, but you can also get it on pretty much any eco green beauty site. I have used and still continue to use the Healthy Deodorant from this brand in Vanilla Coconut, which I really enjoy. What I love about LAVANILA is how their products are free from all the nasty chemicals, such as synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, and replace these with luxurious natural and organic ingredients that are safe and high performance. What I look for in an all natural/organic brand is safety and performance of their products and this brand truly delivers.

About LAVANILA:

“LAVANILA delivers a new generation of healthy, luxurious fragrance and body care products. Rich in natural and organic ingredients, all products are free from harsh chemicals and clinically proven to be effective, safe, and nourishing.

LAVANILA is free of: petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, aluminum, and chemical sunscreens.”

Description of Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance:

“An uplifting citrus, this addictive blend of juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, crisp cedarwood, and warm Madagascar vanilla is fresh and inviting. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits. 

Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery.”

Notes: 
Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Madagascar Vanilla.
Style: 
Exotic. Sensual. Addictive.

Ingredients: Alcohol denat. (from Organic sugar cane), Botanical fragrance blend, Deionized water, Lycium barbarum (Goji) powder, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, Epilobium angustifolium (Canadian willowherb) extract, Olea europaea (Olive leaf) extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Chrysanthellum indicum (Chamomile) extract, Oat amino acids, Glycerin (Vegetable), Vanilla planifolia.

My Thoughts:

The first time I used this, I absolutely fell in love with the warm vanilla, citrusy scent. You can definitely smell the vanilla more than the other notes, and it’s quite a unique vanilla smell (maybe because it’s from Madagascar). It’s a very sexy, sensual, and warm scent that lingers on your skin for a very long time. It also gets better the longer you wear it. I find myself addicted to smelling the scent throughout the day. I am someone who is very sensitive to scents as I am headache prone, however this is very nice and subtle and never gives me a headache, which I love. As the world’s first healthy fragrance, I think they have done a tremendous job. I love the packaging as it’s very luxurious and convenient to throw in your handbag. The ingredients are so spectacular and healthy for the skin, but also the high performance of the perfume is amazing. I love how you can read and identify each ingredients as there aren’t any hidden nasty chemicals. I have smelled the other scents, but this one by far is the most gorgeous and seductive scent. I would definitely recommend you give this product a try! It’s also cruelty free, vegan and free of parabens and aluminum.

Size: 0.33 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball. You do get the standard size of rollerball perfume. This is also a great way to try out the fragrance and to see how it wears on your skin. It’s also great for someone who can’t use up perfumes and tends to get over scents really quick. This also comes in a 50ml bottle.

Price: USD $19. For the size and quality of ingredients, I think the price is very reasonable.

Rating: 5/5

Where to Buy: http://www.sephora.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

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