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W3ll People Makeup Review (Sold at TARGET)

Hi fam I think this is my first makeup review in a very long time so bear with me. You know I’m a skin first gal even though I do wear makeup most days. W3ll People sent me a wide variety of their products a few months ago and I feel like I have thoroughly used each of the products to be able to give a decent review. Besides being natural and organic, this line is most notably very affordable and accessible as it’s sold at Target. They have also nailed it on branding, design and packaging so it feels like you’re using a luxury product that cost way more than it actually did. More on the brand:

  • Contains premium natural ingredients tested for superior performance
  • Innovative botanical complexes move and breathe – no creasing or fading
  • Uber hydrating formulas rich in organic aloe and precious essential oils
  • No fillers, propylene glycol, petrochemicals or petroleum by-products
  • Handcrafted in small batches in the USA
  • Tested in the W3LL PEOPLE studio by their Green Beauty Pros – cruelty free
  • Free From: Parabens, Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Gluten, GMOs, Phthalates, Sulfates, Fragrance, Pheonoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, PEG, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Talc, Nanoparticles

SPF 30 BioTint Multi-Action Moisturizer

One of my favorite products out of those I tried, this tinted SPF moisturizer provides me with excellent medium coverage (though it may only provide you with light coverage if you have a lot of skin concerns) and a dewy finish without looking greasy (I used to get a “Did you run to work” comment from a coworker whenever I wore too much skincare + super dewy BB cream). The lightest shade is still a little too dark for my pale not-yet-seen-the-summer-sun skin but I imagine the shade will work better come summer. It’s super clean so I feel confident wearing this everyday all day and not worrying that it will worsen my skin with continued use. I add a little bit of Earthwise Beauty’s Farizad’s Veil SPF powder for extra sun protection and to mattify the product if I’ve got a lot of skincare underneath. As for lasting power, it wears beautifully all day and starts to come apart by late afternoon early evening.

  • SPF 30 broad spectrum protection with pure zinc
  • Advanced bio-peptide complex boosts collagen
  • Premium natural pigments correct imperfections
  • Organic coconut hydrates
  • Broccoli seed oil smooths and brightens
  • Organic pomegranate rejuvenates
  • Algae extracts combat hyper-pigmentation
  • Organic Ginseng anti-oxidizes and revitalizes
  • EWG Verified for non-toxic health and safety

Ingredients:
Active Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide 20%

Other Ingredients:
Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Glycerin, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Gluconolactone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

Swatches from Left to Right: Bio Brightener Stick, Bio Bronzer Stick, Bio Bronzing Powder, Nudist Multi Use Powder Duo (highlighter + blush)

Bio Correct Concealer

This was my first time trying a green liquid concealer and it works so well for my dry skin. The lightest shade looks completely natural with my skin tone, spreads and blends so easily and lasts pretty much the whole day (in an indoor setting- when I’m having an active outdoor day it fades). When I’m not wearing any face product, a ti amount of this around my nose and undereyes already makes my face look well put together. It’s a very moisturizing product that goes on smoothly and sets well- fantastic for something that doesn’t contain dimethicone.

Ingredients: Caster Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Coco-Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Silica, Isostearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glyceryl Behenate, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Ethylcellulose, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceral Undecylenate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Hexapaptide 12, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Punica Gerantum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Water Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Ginsing Root Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaris) Flower Extract*, Algae Extract*, Trihydroxystearin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthum Gum, triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin. [+/- Titanium, Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI77492, 77491, 77499)] *Certified Organic

Expressionist Mascara

I’m so glad that I got to try this mascara, because this is a category that is super tough for thin barely there lashes. Almost nothing works – especially not the rubber stubby kinds. But for some reason, this stubby rubber bristled mascara works really well with my lashes. The formula is wet and goes on thickly, dramatically amplifying volume and length after about 3 coats. I need all the coats. Its downfall is that it smudges so I need to be sure to check the damage in the middle of the day and wipe it off with a Q tip. I thought I preferred dry formulas but for some reason this super wet one works very well for me.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, C10-18 Tryglycerides, Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera Cera / Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Canuba) Wax*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthum Gum, Cellulose, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil [+/-Cl 77891 Titanium Dioxide, Cl 77491 and Cl 77499 Iron Oxides, Cl 77007 Ultramarines, Cl 74570 Carmine]

Liquid Eyeliner

This is made with nourishing ingredients like Organic Rosemary and Eyebright and has a very wet formula so you need to be sure to let it dry for 10-20 seconds or it smudges. It’s got a short wand but it would be even better if the handle reached the applicator tip more so that you could apply with better precision. The product stays put all day though it will fade to a lighter shade by end day.

Ingredients: Water, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Glycerin, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cystine, Laurel Arginine, Bentonite Clay, Lactobacillue Ferment, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthum Gum, Caprylhydroxamic, Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officials (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Euphrasia Officianalis Extract*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate.

Nudist Lip Butter

This is a product I never hear about and I feel like I should be because I was completely impressed. This product deserves way more hype, so here I am to give it some. Neither a lipstick nor tinted lip balm, it’s somewhere in between while providing the glossy shine of a lip gloss. A similar product I have tried that is also a lipstick-balm hybrid is the Luk Beautifood products, but those are a little drier and don’t provide the same shine effect. I haven’t experienced a lip product that gives the effect that this one does, and I only wish there were more shades. True to its name, it’s very buttery and emollient and though the brand describes it as giving a subtle boost of color, I found that it gives quite a bit of pigment- at least much more than a regular tinted lip balm.

Ingredients: Castor Isostearate Succinate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/ Polyglyceryl-Esters, Tribehenin, Oleic/linoleic/linolenic Polyglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Zinc oxide, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*, Mixed Tocopherols, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Mentha Spicata*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (or) Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit*, (+/- Iron Oxide [CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 17200, CI 15850, CI 77742, CI 77019]).

Narcissist Foundation Stick

I actually prefer this foundation stick to the Vapour Organic Beauty one. The formulation of this is more sophisticated and goes on smooth and doesn’t feel gritty, heavy or overly creamy. It gives a nice satin finish, but it’s downfall is that on some days it starts to separate and clump, settling into fine lines by the end day. Properly priming the face is important when using this, which is why I like liquid foundations over cream foundations.

Ingredients: Oleic Acid* , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,* Beeswax*, Linoleic Acid*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Mica, Palmitic Acid*, Stearic Acid*, Water, Linolenic Acid*, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Pearl Powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbic Acid, Alaria Esculenta Extract [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77491, 77499)]

Bio Bronzer Stick

First off I’m not a big cream bronzer fan even though I have dry skin. I feel like powders look more natural and are easier to blend. One swipe of this deep deep cocoa shade gives a ton of product and requires a lot of blending because it is SO dark. Once blended properly it does give a natural warmed bronze look.

Ingredients: Tri-Isostearyl Citrate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ethyl Macadamiate, Ricans Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica Silylate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Aloe (oil) Leaf Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Camellia Senisis (Green Tea) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil. [+/-: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]. *USDA Organic

Bio Brightener Stick

Unlike the bronzer stick this product goes on subtly and has a drier finish. It gives a silver/white kind of highlight that I don’t feel looks too natural. I feel like this gives the same effect as the rms Living Luminizer (which I’m not a fan of but if you are this is an affordable alternative). Not a huge fan of this highlighter.

Ingredients:(Tri-Isostearyl Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Proteins, Silica Silylate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius, Camellia Sinensis Seed (Green Tea) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Oil) Leaf Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite [+/-: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499),  Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)] *USDA Organic 

Nudist Multi Use Powder Duo 

This powder duo is a highlighter + blush though you can use it as eyeshadows as well. The highlighter is beautiful and has peach-beige undertones to brighten up the entire face with just a hint of youthful color. The blush is a soft peach shade and adds a natural looking flush to cheeks. Please note it’s a very soft powder, isn’t super pigmented and will start to fade after a few hours.

Bio Extreme Lip Gloss

The formula impressively contains a bio active lip plumping system and based on peptide technology and volumizing lip crystals and while I don’t eperience major lip plumping action (maybe a tiny bit?) this lip gloss does give major shine. I do find application a bit akward because the tip is flexible, but other than that I love the cinnamon spicy scent and boost of hydration.

-Rejuvenates with state-of-the-art peptide complex
-Volumizes with liquid crystals
-Soothes with organic aloe
-Hydrates with shea butter

Ingredients:RICINUS COMMUNIS*, CASTOR ISOSTEARATE SUCCINATE, Simmondsia Chinensis*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII*, Euphorbia Cerifera* , ALOE BARBADENSIS* ROMAN ANTHEMIS NOBILIS*, CITRUS GRANDIS*, Cinnamon Flavor*, Mentha Spicata*, Hypericum Perforatum *(May Contain: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Mica CI 77019, IRON OXIDE CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Bio Bronzing Powder

This is a much lighter shade than the Bronzing Stick and a bit warmer. The soft powder applies and blends well no complaints there- I am just not a fan of loose powders due to the mess and prefer cooler shades to warmer shades.

Ingredients: Mica, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Iron Oxides (CI77492), Iron Oxides (CI77499), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf* *USDA Organic

 

New Organic Lipsticks & Glosses Swatches

Hey loves so I figured since I have a pretty substantial collection of lip products I should forever cement their presence on the internet before they get used up. These photos are not touched up for the most accurate representation. I hope you find it useful at some point!

NU EVOLUTION LIPSTICK
SHADE: ALLURE
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My thoughts: I’ve reviewed these before (keyword search: evolution) but these are fantastic lipsticks and I have had great feedback from those of you who’ve purchased their lipsticks based on my rec. They’re creamy but stay put, long lasting with touch ups needed when you eat/drink and don’t dry out your lips. For review and swatches of their line click here.

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NU EVOLUTION Makeup Review and Swatches

NU Evolution is one of the cleanest most high-performing makeup brands on the market today and even after a few years of first reviewing the line (see blog post of NU’s foundation and swatches  here) it still remains one of my few top favorite brands. Not that it matters but NU is also one of Emma Watson’s “go to” brands according to Eluxe Magazine. Besides healthy ingredients and high performance, this brand also focuses on color selection, innovative formulas and packaging that reflects the two founders Sandra and Nadine’s passion for high fashion, beauty
and pop culture.

As always, affiliate code ORGANICBEAUTYLOVER saves 15% at checkout. Worldwide shipping

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COOLA Organic Suncare Review

COOLA is one of my go-to sunscreen brands. I take  their products on all my travels and use their products on an everyday basis. As a staunch believer in SPF 365 days a year, rain or shine, clouds or sun, indoors or outdoors there’s no such thing as having too many sunscreen products on hand for me. For full disclosure this is not a 100% organic brand but they use as many ingredients as possible that are natural, organic, sustainable, a Farm to Face sourcing philosophy and do NOT use parabens, paba and phthalates. Plus,  they formulate with Plant Protection®, which allows them to achieve clinically tested, broad spectrum and antioxidant-rich protection while using fewer traditional actives.

I’ll start with the face products first which are packaged in these luxurious glass bottles.

Dawn Patrol Makeup Primer SPF 30

This is one of their newest products and it’s very similar to the Daydream Primer which I regularly stock up on (I previously reviewed this product & the Rosilliance BB Cream here) but it’s completely transparent so it’ll suit all skin shades. It’s velvety smooth and absorbs seamlessly, instantly making your skin baby soft. It has a subtle and natural honesuckle scent whereas the Daydream one has a more marshmallow scent and contains Iris, White Lily & Honeysuckle stem cells. I highly recommend you give Dawn Patrol a try if you love the Daydream Primer or you don’t want a white cast as the Daydream Primer is more suited to lighter skin tones.

• Does not cake or flake
• Water Resistant (40 minutes)
• Preservative Free
• Synthetic Fragrance-Free

Ingredients

Active Ingredients 
Avobenzone – 1.9% 
Octisalate – 4.0%
Octocrylene – 7.6%

Inactive Ingredients 
Isododecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyloctyl Salicylate Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract, Lonicera Japonica Callus Extract, Nymphaea Alba Leaf Cell Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Flavor

Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30

This product is such a lifesaver and I haven’t lived without it for the past few years. When I’m out and about with a face of makeup on and need to be reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours I don’t want to ruin all my makeup by rubbing sunscreen. This product solves that. I spray about 5 times all over my face while keeping my eyes closed (very important as it’ll burn your eyes) and voila I stay protected for a few more hours. I don’t necessarily use it to set my makeup but more to apply protection to my skin.

  • For use after makeup applications, touchups and reapplications
  • Featuring Peony Leaf, Juniper Berry & Phoenix Leaf Stem Cells.
  • No Touch/Rub Matte Finish Spray
  • 70%+ Certified Organic Ingredients
  • Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Natural Green Tea & Aloe Scent

Ingredients

Active Ingredients 
Avobenzone (Sunscreen) 2.8%
Homosalate (Sunscreen) 3.5%
Octisalate (Sunscreen) 3.9%

Inactive Ingredients 
Alcohol (ORGANIC), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (ORGANIC), Algae Extract (ORGANIC), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC ) Orange Fruit Water, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC) Cucumber Fruit Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Ethyl Ferulate, Flavor, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Juniperus Communis Callus Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Leaf Cell Extract, Phoenix Dactilyfera (Date) Leaf Cell Extract, PVP, Silica Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Water

 

 

 

 

 

SPF 30 Natural BB Cream Unscented Matte Tint

This is an amazing BB Cream with SPF option for those of you looking. It’s velvety, dries matte but still leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized even though I have dry skin, and has a natural & neutral beige tint that would work for most light and possibly tan skin tones. It also contains ingredients like Cucumber Fruit Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Linseed Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil & Shea Butter to fight free radicals, leave skin hydrated and retain moisture. There’s also the Cucumber version that has no tint but basically feels like the exact same formula with a light cucumber scent. I prefer these MUCH more to their Face Sport White Tea SPF 50 product which is very fluid/runny and does not absorb well into my skin.

  • Mineral Active Ingredients
  • Ideal for Normal or Oily Skin
  • Lightly Tinted
  • Preservative Free Formula
  • Water Resistant (40 minutes)

Ingredients

Active Ingredients
Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 3.2%
Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 1.8%

Inactive Ingredients
Aluminum Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Titianium Triisostearate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Mica, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Polyamide-5, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Silica Silylate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Synthetic Wax

 

Body Plumeria Moisturizer SPF 30

This is a very lightweight and runny sunscreen made with  70%+ certified organic ingredients, and is formulated with patented Oleosome technology which boost the effectiveness of UVA/UVB filters. It’s very much a body moisturizer infused with SPF as it contains free radical fighting Organic Rose Hip Oil to deliver essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamin C. Organic Evening Primrose, which is rich in Omegas 3 and 6, calms, tones, hydrates and aids in reducing redness, and organic Shea Butter, which is high in Vitamins A and F, smoothes, softens and balances skin. I adore the plumeria scent which reminds me so much of Hawaii.

  • Ultra Sheer
  • Oxybenzone Free
  • No Nano-Sized Particles
  • Water Resistant (40 minutes)

Active Ingredients
Avobenzone (Sunscreen) 1.9%
Octinoxate (Sunscreen) 2.2%

Inactive Ingredients
Argania Spinosa (ORGANIC) Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Fragrance, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (ORGANIC Olive) Fruit Oil, Plankton Extract, Rosa Canina (ORGANIC) Fruit Extract, Shellac, Sodium Hydroxide, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum

8oz Eco Lux Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray

This is a jumbo sized sunscreen spray that will last an entire long vacation and be enough for more than 2 people I’m sure. It goes on clear and requires very little to no rubbing in. I found this particularly useful during my island vacation trips as I had to protect my entire body plus reapply every few hours or after swimming plus offer some to my travel partner. I’ve run out of sunscreen before on trips and it was not pleasant having to purchase toxic chemical sunscreen from the local supermarket. The guava mango smells delicious and tropical and like their other products contains 70% organic ingredients.

  • Easy Spray-On Application
  • Deluxe, Eco-Size for Better Value
  • 70%+ Certified Organic Ingredients
  • Infused with Anti-Aging Antioxidants
  • Water Resistant (80 minutes)
  • No Nano-Sized Particles

Ingredients

Active Ingredients
Avobenzone (Sunscreen) 3.0%
Octinoxate (Sunscreen) 7.5%
Octocrylene (Sunscreen) 10.0%

Inactive Ingredients
Alcohol (ORGANIC), Algae (ORGANIC) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (ORGANIC) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (ORGANIC Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (ORGANIC), VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Water

Organic Sunless Tan Anti Aging Serum

This is a new launch that delivers a gradual tans lasting up to 3 days and contains 70%+ organic ingredients including a blend of Argan Oil, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and plant stem cell cultures. Please note it does NOT provide sun protection. It takes about 2-4 hours for the tan to develop or you can mix a few drops into your facial moisturizer for a more gradual tan. I’ll be updating this post with my thoughts on the tan it provides in the near future.

• Eco-Certified Cosmos Organic
• Non-GMO
• Vegan Friendly
• Cruelty-Free
• Paraben-Free
• Phthalate-Free
• Synthetic Colorant-Free
• Perfume-Free
• Retinyl Palmitate-Free
• Streak-free
• Transfer-free
• Antioxidant Enriched

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Heptyl Undecylenate, Argan Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Hydrolyzed Algin, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides Polyglycerin-10 Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Alcohol Denat.*, Maris Aqua, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. *Certified Organic

 

Au Naturale Foundation & Blush Swatches

I recently tried out a few products by Au Naturale which is one of the cleanest makeup brands out there along with Vapour, ILIA & Fitglow. They offer a very thorough range of foundation shades and I had the opportunity to swatch most if not all of them for you. Below are swatches of their Semi Matte Powder Foundations.

  • Formulated without gluten, parabens, fillers, animal by-products, synthetic preservatives or toxins
  • 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA.
  • Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Micas, Silica, Copernica Cerifera (Carnuba) Wax May Contain: Ultramarine Blue, Chromium Oxide Green

These are the 3 products that I own from Au Naturale besides a few of their older products before their recent rebranding.

The powder bronzer is a beautiful shade that is true to its name “sunkissed”. I find bronzers to be too warm or too brown and this one is quite suitable to my taste. The pump and application is a little strange – what I do is basically pump a few times directly onto my makeup brush and apply and blend. It adds a subtle touch of warmth to my face.

The Lip Su/stain is a product I had been curious about for some time and it is VERY pigmented and opaque. I would consider this to be a true liquid lipstick rather than a stain. I got the camel thinking it would be more sheer applying just a slight “stain” to my lips but it literally turns them into the shade of my skin so my face and lips look like they’re one and the same. It’s moisturizing and doesn’t accentuate the lines on my lips as much as liquid lipsticks do. This is why I prefer lip glosses over lipsticks, lip stains and liquid lipsticks. If you eat and drink it will fade so reapplication is needed.

The cream blush stick is nourishing, creamy and applies flawlessly. It does fade after a few hours so reapplication is needed. The shade Grapefruit pictured above was not what I thought it would be as it looks different online than in real life (see website image below). I was expecting more of a cool toned blush but as you can tell it’s warm like that of a grapefruit.

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