Hello lovelies! I know I haven’t been around much to blog about green beauty. I’m been super busy with my freelance writing business and my full time job.
But I wanted to review this treasure by Jane Iredale. I’m sure you have heard of the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream.
Review on Jane Iredale BB Cream Foundation
My first impression is that this is definitely a full coverage mineral BB cream that gets the job done. It is super easy to blend. I’m using #5, and it matches my skin tone perfectly. The consistency is thick for a BB cream, because based off my memory the last few BB creams I tried were watery.
This foundation has SPF 25, which is a huge plus for me now that it is summer. I really, really, really, really don’t like putting on sunblock because of the smell. Okay, to be honest I do put on sunblock when I plan on working out outside, but I don’t like wearing it when I’m going to meet someone.
The one thing I noticed about this foundation is that a lot goes a long way. I wouldn’t cake this foundation on necessarily, but I made sure to use it sparingly.
For my base I used Vapour Soft Focus primer, and RMS un-cover up #11 for my concealer. To blend the foundation, I used a beauty blender from Target. I would use a powder for this foundation for hot summer days. I noticed that it did slip off after a few minutes when it was hot.
Overall, this is a great full foundation for the green beauty community. I also found this at Planet Beauty, which is great, because I didn’t have to go online to find my color. I think one of the most stressful things about looking for a foundation is finding the right color.
Hi my beauty tribe! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I recently bought the W3ll People Expressionist Mascara. I wanted to compare the Lily Lolo Mascara and the W3ll Expressionist Mascara, because they are comparable. Recently I reviewed the Lily Lolo mascara, since I bought it several weeks ago. I think there is definitely more room for the green beauty world to create a better mascara, but I do have a favorite for now. Please keep reading if you want to learn which green beauty mascara is best for you.
W3ll People Expressionist Mascara- $21.99
This mascara does not clump.
It states that it “coats even the shortest of lashes, delivering a flawless and even finish.” This mascara hands down, gets the job done by defining every eyelash.
It has natural jojoba oil which nourishes lashes.
It’s suitable for sensitive eyes.
I had a little bit of fall out under my eyes.
Lily Lolo Mascara- $20
It definitely provides length and volume. At first I really liked this mascara, because of how much volume it gave my lashes.
When I first used the product, my lashes didn’t clump.
It lasts all day, and stays put.
It irritated my eyes throughout the day, but mostly towards the end.
My lashes started to clump after about a month of using this mascara. In this photo, I just pulled out the brush from the tube and you can see how clumpy the brush is.
At first I really liked the Lily Lolo mascara, mostly because it was the first green beauty mascara that gave my lashes length and volume. I didn’t like that it irritated my eyes. Overall I think I have a love/hate relationship with the Lily Lolo mascara. It’s like when you eat cake, and you tell yourself you are only going to take one bite. Then of course you take two more bites, and then before you know it you finished the cake.
The W3ll People Expressionist Mascara is good for right now. I really like that it doesn’t clump, and it grabs all of my lashes. It doesn’t irritate my eyes which is a plus.
The main motto of this blog post is “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” If you follow a lot of bloggers, then you might find that you feel pressured to buy that new face lotion, or organic foundation. My advice is not to rush into buying organic beauty products without doing a little bit of research. Also if you’ve accumulated a bunch of beauty products throughout the years, don’t just throw it all away, unless of course it is expired. I think some people put a lot of emphasis on switching their entire makeup drawer to only cruelty free or only organic makeup. Please don’t stress yourself out about this. I think it should be a gradual process. Please keep reading if you want to know why it isn’t hard to switch to organic beauty.
Is Organic Makeup Expensive?
One misconception about organic beauty is that it is expensive. I’m like, “Girl you can spend $100 on makeup at Sephora, and all the ingredients are filled with toxins that will go into your body. But you can’t spend $100 on organic makeup that is good for your skin and your body?” Don’t get me wrong I love Sephora, and I especially love that they have some great organic beauty brands like RMS. I also believe that people think organic food is expensive and well organic makeup must be expensive too, and it only matters what I eat so I’ll just spend more money on food. Did you know you skin absorbs everything you put on it, so if you put toxic makeup on your skin it goes into your blood stream. Also the United States doesn’t ban nearly as many chemicals that are in cosmetics compared to Europe. Do some research about the toxins in your makeup. I promise that you will soon come to find out organic makeup is essential to a healthy body. One beauty blogger that has a lot of information about organic makeup is Organically Becca.
When Should I Switch To Organic Makeup?
A tip that I have is replace as you go. For instance, if you run out of concealer, do some research and then go out and buy yourself an organic concealer. Don’t go out and switch all of your organic beauty products at once, because your wallet will take a beating. Another thing is switch your face products first, lip, and eye makeup in that order. I would definitely recommend switching your concealer, foundation, or powder first. One reason is because if you look at the chemicals in your non organic foundation, you will be shocked at the ingredients in them. Also your skin is your biggest organ, so definitely reevaluate what products and ingredients you want to put on your face. Like I said “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” so don’t feel pressured to switch all of your organic makeup at once. I still have two eye shadow palettes that are cruelty free, but aren’t organic. The reason is because I don’t use eye shadow often. I only use it for when I go to special occasions or when I am going out at night.
Switching to organic makeup isn’t that difficult. If you follow some of the tips I talked about you should be good to go. Remember replace as you go. If you run out of a certain beauty product, you can replace it with an organic beauty product. Also, organic makeup isn’t expensive. Right now there are so many indie beauty brands. You can even check out Etsy for homemade organic beauty products. If you can drop $100 at Sephora, you can definitely afford to buy organic makeup.
Lipsticks are my most favorite beauty product ever! I mean with a touch of color you can easily transform your face, and that’s without magic. So I’ve been trying new organic lipstick for a short time. I decided to buy these two cruelty free and organic lipsticks because I absolutely loved the color. Prior to using these organic lipsticks, I was using the Colourpop lippes. But I wanted to switch to organic lipsticks, because the ingredients are better and healthier for the skin. Please keep reading if you want to know what I think about these cruelty free and organic lipsticks.
Au Naturale in Marrakesh- $22
I first heard of this lipstick on Logical Harmony’s YouTube Channel. I bought it from Safe and Chic website. Marrakesh is a warm matte pink (pictured left). It is cruelty free, vegan, 100% natural, and it is made in the United States. I love the morals of this company, and I definitely plan on buying more from this brand. The formula for this lipstick is matte, and it lasts for about four hours on me. I noticed that it did make the lines on my lips visible, and because of that I had to add lip balm on top. This color is super pretty, and I did get a lot of compliments when I wore it.
Ilia in Funnel of Love- $26
I bought this cruelty free and organic lipstick online from Safe and Chic too. Ilia is much more moisturizing that the Au Naturale. I liked that my lips felt soft with this, but at the same time I felt that the lipstick moved around a lot and I had to retouch it with my fingers. This color is a soft nude with peachy undertones. Most likely I am going to buy the tinted lip conditioners, because on the website it said that these lipsticks pair well with those. I could go on and on, but I really liked this lipstick and I want to buy more.
Alright I know I haven’t been posting as much, but I really wanted to post this review today. This is a review on the Lily Lolo mascara. This mascara has a lot of hype, and for good reason. I also wanted to review these makeup wipes that I purchased at Target. Please make sure to check out these products.
Lily Lolo Mascara
This mascara is amazing! I have been wanting to try this out for a long time. I heard a lot of great reviews about it, and now I can understand that it truly is great. As of now, I think this mascara is my number one, and number two would go to the Pacifica’s Dream Big mascara. I bought this mascara on Petit Vour for $20. I think this is a great product, and I only wish it was accessible in stores. My lashes were naked for a week, because I was waiting for it to come in the mail. Four coats of this mascara, and my lashes are voluminous and long. The one down side that I have noticed with this mascara is when I cry I kind of get this burning feeling. For that reason I try to fan myself when I’m laughing because I don’t want my eye to burn from the mascara. Other than that though I would repurchase!
Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Wipes
So I went to Reno last weekend, and I’ve been just using coconut oil as makeup remover, but I didn’t want to carry a container of coconut oil when traveling. So I went to Target and got these wipes for $5.49. These wipes are biodegradable which was a bonus reason for buying them, because I’m always watching my carbon footprint. I really like these wipes because they don’t irritate my eyes. I have used a lot of wipes and makeup removers and they just hurt my eyes so much, that I’ve just stuck to using coconut oil to remove my makeup. But because I was traveling, I definitely wanted a makeup remover that was light in my duffle bag, and easy to use. I also love the rose scent!
Okay there isn’t much to say other than I love this scent. I use it as an aromatherapy scent, so if I feel like a need a pick me up, I think this scent makes me feel refreshed and energized. I also love putting this in my hair to make it smell good, and I will mist it on my face in the morning or at night. Overall I think everyone will likes this spray.
Let me know what you think! Have you tried any of these products?
I purchased my RMS Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in #11 from Sephora, and it was $36. I used a gift card that I received for my birthday last month. After researching organic and cruelty free foundation, I knew I wanted to purchase this product. It came in a small jar. The jar is great for traveling, because it is small and compact. I love that this doesn’t take up a lot of space in my makeup drawer. Overall, I think it will last a long time, because I find I don’t have to use a tone of product. I have been using this product with a blending sponge for about three weeks now, please read the rest of the blog to know what I love about it and dislike.
– It feels light on my skin. In fact it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything.
-When I wear this foundation/concealer it feels like my real skin.
-It blends easily, and it isn’t messy when I uncap the jar.
-The color matches my skin perfectly.
-It fades throughout the day. To prevent it from fading, I would use a powder if I wanted more coverage.
-I feel like I have to dab it all over my face, and then put concealer on the red spots on my face. It can be time consuming if I’m already late to work.
Overall I love it. What do you all think? What new foundation are you trying in 2017?
Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I’ve made a list of goals just like everyone else in this world, and I’ve been purchasing more and more things lately related to that goal.
The goal is to switch over to green beauty products in 2017.
The #1 reason I want to switch to green beauty products is because when I switched to cruelty free makeup I was introduced to green beauty products. I never knew that those products existed without chemicals, and at first I wasn’t interested at all. But then around September 2016 I then realized that my skin didn’t feel the same, and my skin felt itchy and irritated by the products I was putting on it. That’s when I was introduced to Laura’s Natural Life on YouTube, and The Organic Bunny blog. I am really interested in making my skin feel good again, and that’s why I want to switch some of my products to green beauty.
The 2nd thing that I want to bring up is that while I will be switching a lot of my products to green beauty, it won’t all be at once. I want to continue using the eyeshadows that I have, because honestly I only wear them for certain occasions and I don’t want to throw them out just yet. But from now on, if I do need to buy certain makeup products because I’m out of it then I will buy green beauty products.
At this time last year I was researching makeup brands, and finding out which were cruelty free. Here are five things that I learned about going cruelty free.
The first thing I learned was that it was difficult to find my holy grail cruelty free products. Mascara was one of the most difficult things to find, since I was obsessed with Covergirl’s orange lash blast mascara. I eventually found my holy grail which is Pacifica’s Dream Big mascara. I guess what I want to say is that it is a lot of trial error in switching to cruelty free makeup products.
Shop at TJMaxx for cruelty free brands. I bought Crystal deodorant, and Jason shampoo for a reasonable price at TJMaxx. I also found this gem (pictured) at TJMaxx, I only wish it was a larger container, since it made me feel like I traveled to Hawaii.
The brand E.L.F became my best friend. I really liked the eyeliner, and HD translucent powder (pictured). I also love E.L.F brushes. They are soft and affordable, I think the most expensive one is $3. Like are you kidding!
Buy samples or travel size makeup products. I bought the Vapour sample kit which was about $17 with shipping, but I got a $10 promo code, and I figured out which product I wanted to buy full size. You should definitely switch to cruelty free products slowly, and I think buying samples or travel size makes it easy because you can decide which product you like the most.
I became more aware of the ingredients in the products. I started watching Laura’s Natural Life on YouTube, and she made me aware of more green products that I should be using. Towards the end of the year I found out about The Organic Bunny, and I absolutely love her blog. For the new year I will be switching to more green makeup products. I will upload a blog post about why I am switching to green products later.
Please tell me what you think, and let me know what your experience has been since switching to cruelty free makeup products.
Cheers! The end of 2016 is near. I’ve been wanting to write a post about Silk Naturals since I purchased some products a couple months ago. So here’s my review.
HD Cream Highlighter in limoncello– You must try this highlighter, and I think it was in my November Favorites. The great thing about this highlighter is that you can apply multiple layers and you will look flawless. It stays put and you will glow all night long. It is vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free. The best part is that it is $4.50 on their website.
Sheer Blush in Lovelace ($6.50)- It is a medium shimmery peach blush, and on the website they compare it to NARS deepthroat blush. It is amazing, and cheap too. I love this blush, but I wish it wasn’t a loose formula.
Sheer Bronzer in Tahiti Sweetie ($6.50)- I honestly don’t know if it is my brush, or what, but this bronzer is sort of patchy on me. It does have good pigmentation, and I would suggest an easy hand when applying. I don’t use bronzer in the winter often, but maybe in the summer I will use this more. Personally for the winter I don’t really like this bronzer, and it isn’t creamy on me either. I would get a sample before you purchase it.
Brightening Concealer in #3 ($6.50)- I really should have bought #2, because #3 is a little dark for my under eyes. I do like this concealer though, and it is loose in a small jar. I think this concealer is good, but not my favorite.
Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bustier and Vice ($5.99)- I think these are mostly like lip balms. They feel thin on the lips, and I think these are good if you need a quick color on your lip, but I would apply a lip gloss over these colors.
My top products that I would recommend are the highlighter and the blush. Please let me know what you think or if you will be purchasing any of these products.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! This month went by faster than hot pepperoni pizza at a party. lol I’ve been thinking about pizza all day, sorry about the basic girl analogy. I think this month was super great for me personally! Anyway these are my top five makeup products for November 2016.
E.L.F Perfect Finish HD Powder ($6)
As you can tell from my previous posts, I love spending the least amount possible. I love how decently priced this setting powder is. I mean a girls got to have a pizza budget every month!
It’s translucent and it comes with a mirror which is a huge plus in my book.
It is compact, and it is pressed translucent powder. I hate having to deal with loose powders that are messy.
I think this is a great product for the price. I think it works great, and it holds my makeup very well. I do have to touch up a couple hours later, but I don’t mind.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario ($49)
I can’t believe this is the first product that I’ve ever purchased by ABH. The eyeshadows are super pigmented, soft, and creamy.
My favorite colors are 5th Ave, Lula, Isabel, Violeta, Kim, Muse, and Hollywood.
The colors are mostly neutral, which are great because I use those colors frequently.
Silk Naturals HD Cream Blush in Limoncello ( $4.50)
Again, for the price you can’t go wrong with this highlighter. I always get compliments on my highlight when I wear this.
It is a gorgeous golden color, and it is very flattering on my light medium skin color.
It comes in a stick formula. The way I apply it is by putting it on my finger, and then tapping it on my cheekbone.
Wet n’ Wild Eyeshadow Primer ($4.50)
I was running low on my Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer, and I saw this one at Target. After using it twice, I can definitely say that this primer works.
It does it’s job by keeping the eyeshadow in place.
It comes in a tube which makes it easy to use.
E.L.F Intense Ink Eyeliner ($3)
OMG this eyeliner is great!!! I can’t emphasize this enough. I was thoroughly impressed by this eyeliner.
It has a fine point, which is easy to use.
It lasts all day long! Seriously-it lasts all day long. I think for the price this is amazing! I would definitely buy this eyeliner again and again. It easily beats the Milani eyeliner that I reviewed in my last post.
I was surprised that this eyeliner was any good, especially because the tube is sort of short and thick.
These five products definitely impressed me this month, and I had to write about them. I felt super passionate about these products this month!