Natural Makeup and Hair Tutorial

Natural Makeup and Hair Tutorial

So excited to share with you my natural makeup and hair tutorial!  A lot of you have asked for videos and tutorials- so this is for you!  I’m walking you through one of my favorite fall looks in natural beauty.  Plus, I’m showing you how I achieve the tousled look with my hair using a flat iron.  I hope you guys enjoy watching the video!  Leave me a comment and let me know what types of videos you want to see more of.

This video is obviously long, but wanted to make sure I shared why I’m using the products I’m using.  For those of you who want to skip to a certain part or product, check out the minute details below.

Makeup Products Used-

Clove and Hollow Lipstick-Minute 11:08

Vapour Organic Lip Conditioner- Minute 10:45

Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation in SF3- Minute 2:35

Maya Chia Highlight of The Day in After Hours- Minute 7:44

Inika Sunkissed Bronzer- Minute 6:40

Juice Beauty Cream Blush in Flush- Minute 5:53

Juice Beauty Eyebrow Wand in Dark Brown Minute 8:57

ZuZu Luxe Mascara- Minute 9:59

Crunchi Foundation Brush- Minute 3:00

Fitglow Concealer- Minute 3:53

Fitglow Eye Bright- Minute 5:00

Jade Roller- Minute 1:30

Leahlani Aloha Ambrosia- Minute 00:30

Hair Products Used-

Rahua Dry Shampoo- Minute 12:00

Innersense Whipped Cream Texturizer- Minute 15:19

Babyliss Nano Flatiron- Minute 12:28

Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray- Minute 16:00

All of these products can be found at Aillea Beauty or Pharmaca! Make sure to use Pharmaca’s coupon code!  They’re always offering one on their website!

Green Beauty at Pharmaca

Green Beauty at Pharmaca

I’m back with my Pharmaca haul and this time I’m showing you an array of Green Beauty at Pharmaca.

*This post does contain affiliate links.  If you do purchase something from one of them I will receive a small commission.  

Want to find out why I can’t get enough of this one stop natural shopping store?  Then keep reading!

1st- Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not some retailer selling random things.  They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands.  Plus, their selection is amazing!

2nd- It’s all in ONE place.

No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another.  Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.

3rd- Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.

Yes, you heard me right!  They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase.  Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello.  Most retailers are $50 and higher.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too.  Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.

Here are some products you can find at Pharmaca:

Some green beauty brands I love that they carry are:

Every month I’m working with Pharmaca to show you what you can get for $100(it’s pretty incredible).  Here is this month’s order:

*These products were sent to me by Pharmaca, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

AQUIS LISSE LUXE HAIR TURBAN – CHEVRON-

If you follow me on Instagram stories you know I’ve been raving about this hair turban- obsessed!  I have tried countless hair turbans in my day and I always have the same problem.  They end up falling off my head!  My hair is fine and thin, so that may have something to do with it.  I was intrigued by the Aquis because it had a button and loop closure- genius!  No more relying on just a twist and tuck to keep my hair in place.  I use this after I shower to help towel dry my hair before blow drying but I also love it for keeping hair out of my face when I mask.  Can’t get enough!  Get your Aquis Hair Turban here!

MAX GREEN ALCHEMY SCALP RESCUE TEXTURE PASTE-

I’ve been on the hunt for a texture paste that works and isn’t going to blow the budget.  Well, I finally found one!  I had heard good things about Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Texture Paste and was excited it lived up to the hype.  It comes in tube form and retails for $14.99, but at Pharmaca they are always having discounts so you can usually get it for 20% off!  This works on my husband’s hair to give him a nice textured look and some decent hold without it looking wet or crispy.  It also works on my hair too.  I take a small dime size amount and rub through my hands.  After, curling I take my hands and work it through to piece out the curls and add some texture and hold.  A great product all around and at a great price!  Get your Max Green Alchemy here!

ECOTOOLS ULTIMATE AIR DRYER HAIR BRUSH

LOVE this brush!  I’ve been looking for a good hair dryer brush since my old one mysteriously disappeared…thanks to my girls!  This brush is specifically designed for blow drying hair.  It has a hole in the middle that helps the air flow through easier, so your hair dries faster.  Plus, it doesn’t feel too harsh on the scalp or pull the hair where it hurts.  I turn my head upside down when blow drying to get the most volume since my hair is fine and thin.  I just brush my hair down as I blow dry my hair.  This brush makes blow drying my hair easy and quick!  Can’t recommend it enough.  Get your Ecotools blow dry brush here!

JUICE BEAUTY SPF 30 TINTED MINERAL MOISTURIZER –

I’ve sampled this before but not enough to really have a good idea of how it would be.  My mom absolutely loves this tinted moisturizer!  She likes it because she says it doesn’t show her fine lines as much.  A lot of foundations she always complains the product settles in here fine lines.  This gives you some sun protection too with an SPF of 30.  It comes in 4 different shades.  I chose the Sand.  It feels really good on the skin- definitely hydrating.  It offers light coverage but does give an overall polished look.  A great option for spring and summer days but also for days when you’re not going anywhere and you just want some light coverage.  Get your Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer here!

ANTONYM COSMETICS LOLA LASH TOO ORGANIC MASCARA

I had to try this mascara!  I had heard about it for a while.  I’m always on the lookout for a new mascara.  I have a whole mascara guide here!  I’m constantly trying new mascaras in green beauty and adding them to my mascara guide.  Be sure to check it out if you haven’t found one you like.  The wand of this mascara is thinner.  It’s great for getting all the lashes since it’s thinner and narrower.  I really noticed how easy it was to lengthen with this mascara.  I would let my lashes sit for a minute and let them dry, then go back in with the brush and just hit the tips to lengthen.  The formula overall is a little more wet at first but the more you use it and air gets to it, it get’s a little drier.  I noticed a little smudging at first but once I used the product more, the smudging got less because the formula was drier.  Get your Antonym Lola mascara here!

That sums up my March Pharmaca loot!  Stay tuned for my April review!  See anything you like?  Shop all of Pharmaca here!

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Spring Makeup Looks

Spring Makeup Looks

I’ve got some spring makeup looks on the blog today!  Aillea Beauty- an online green beauty retailer sent me some green beauty loot.  Some of the products are new to green beauty and I’ve been on the edge of my seat to share them with you!  After all, what’s spring without some pops of pink?

I’m sharing some different spring makeup looks I’ve created using the products.  It was so fun seeing all the warmer colors and blush pinks- I’m already craving summer!  It may not be spring yet where you’re at but you can certainly pretend that it is with some fun spring makeup.

Here are the new products I’m loving:

Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss-

This is a new release from Kjaer Weis and I can’t get enough!  I know how odd this may sound but I love how heavy the packaging is.  I’m always a sucker for pretty packaging and Kjaer Weis never disappoints.  The gloss is so nourishing, with rosehip, castor and sunflower seed oil- this gloss packs a punch.  You get a semi-sheer color, hydration and a subtle sheen- I mean what more do you want?  I love applying these by themselves for a subtle look or layering them over a lipstick for a higher impact look.  It’s not sticky or goopy like some glosses.  I got the color Affinity- a blush pink that I can’t get enough of.  What’s great about the glosses?  Once you buy one, you can just by a refill after.  Not only do you save money but help the environment too.  Snag a Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss here!

Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach-

This bronzer is so great for many reasons!  First it’s a pressed powder- which I love.  Say goodbye to bronzer getting everywhere, a pressed bronzer allows for easy application and no fuss.  I also love that it comes in 3 different shades depending on how dark you want to be.  The color isn’t so opaque either like some bronzers but more translucent.  I know that might sound weird but some bronzers are so pigmented you end up looking like an ommpa loompa instead of looking sun kissed.  This makes it easy to use because you don’t have to fear being too heavy handed with it.  I apply this where the sun would naturally hit my face.  My skin instantly looks perkier, and more alive.  If you don’t wear a bronzer I suggest you start- game changer!  Get your Lily Lolo Bronzer here!

ILIA Pressed Eyeshadow Palette in Prima-

Talk about the perfect spring eyeshadow palette?  This is it!  All the pretty blush pinks, and plums to welcome spring into your makeup look.  I love that the eyeshadows come in a compact, with a cute little mirror.  So easy to bring when traveling too- love having all my shadows in one place.  I also love that their pressed and not loose- can you see a trend here?  I always opt for pressed over loose- so much less mess, can I get a witness?  The formula is creamy and smooth even though they’re a powder.  They go on so nicely and the staying power is great.  I get all day wear out of them!  Get the ILIA Pressed Eyeshadow Palette here!

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in the color Happy-

Ok, in all honesty I’ve wanted this blush color for a good 2 years- no joke!  The color is so pretty and just a show stopper in my opinion.  It screams spring with it’s poppy pink color.  Kjaer Weis said they named the color happy because anyone who sees the color just smiles.  I mean I can’t blame them!  I love that it comes in a cream formula too.  It goes on so smooth and livens up the whole face.  Instead of getting a matte look that a powdered blush gives, it instead gives you a dewy look.  Who doesn’t need that after a long winter?  Sign me up!  Bonus: you can even wear this on your lips too- that’s a 2 for 1 I’ll take!  Snag your Kjaer Weis Blush here!

Kosas Lipstick in the color Rosewater-

This is my first time trying Kosas lipstick and let’s just say it won’t be the last!  The formula is one of the best I’ve used in green beauty.  It glides on, yet doesn’t feel too slick that it’s going to bleed.  The true test of a good lipstick in my opinion.  The formula dries matte but isn’t drying.  The packaging is so chic.  With a sleek black case, the top easily clicks right on top because it’s magnetic- genius.  It has a subtle vanilla scent but nothing overpowering.  I got the color Rosewater, a fairytale pink as Kosas describes it.  A really pretty dusky pink color that literally goes with anything.  These lipsticks are made by hand and have a buildable finish.  Trust me when I say you will get hooked- you’ve been warned! Snag your Kosas lipstick here!

ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation-

This foundation is special.  A new release from ILIA, it’s been the foundation I’ve been reaching for.  It really lives up to it’s name.  More of a serum that your skin soaks up.  A creamy texture but not heavy.  If offers medium coverage but doesn’t look like a mask.  I apply it and then add a little concealer to areas I want a bit more coverage.  But overall it’s a really nice coverage.  Definitely a good foundation for spring and summer.  It wears nice too, after the whole day my face still looked fresh and not worn down.  I really dig it!  ILIA nailed it.  Grab your ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation here!

Aila Nail Polish in the color Wheez-

I wore this color on Easter and let’s just say it’s the perfect Easter pink!  I felt so festive.  It has spring written all over it.  A bubble gum pink that never goes out of style.  I’m going to be wearing this on my toes next!  If you haven’t tried Aila nail polishes get on it- my favorite.  They go on smoothly, have vibrant colors and their top coat Better Than Gel is one of the best!  Read my full review on them here.  Snag your Aila nail polish here!

Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick in Possess-

Ohh this color is so good! It’s a neutral pink.  An easy to wear lip color.  I find myself throwing it in my purse for an easy to apply color that I don’t have to think twice about because it goes with anything. It feels silky on the skin and nourishing with organic botanical extracts.  This pretty pink is an essential for spring!  Grab your Vapour Beauty Lipstick in Possess here!

 

Here are some of the looks I created using the products I mentioned above, plus a few other faves!  The other products I used aren’t new to me but definite faves as I mentioned.  Here they are below-

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka, then my upper lid is lined Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater.  

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka and Moonstone, then my upper and lower lid is lined with Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater and a swipe of Kjaer Weis Lipgloss in Affinity. 

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka and Moonstone, then my upper lid is lined with Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with  Kjaer Weis Lipgloss in Affinity. 

*In the photo below I’m wearing the nail polish color Wheez by Aila Beauty.

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Best of Green Beauty 2017

Best of Green Beauty 2017

Back by popular demand we are so excited for our second annual Best of Green Beauty 2017!  This was such a hit last year, that my girl Lisa from This Organic Girl and I had to do it again, giving you only the best of the best.

We had three criteria when choosing products:

1. We had to love it.

2. Had to be clean(duh).

3. And of course above all it had to work- no compromises.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of products these days- even green beauty products. We wanted to bring you products that are tried and true and live up to the hype!  We both have tried a ton of products in our day as bloggers and these are straight up standouts.  Products we go back to again and again because they’re that good!

After all you shouldn’t have to compromise when transitioning to green beauty.  The game has changed friends and green beauty has got it going on!  We don’t feel like we’re sacrificing at all with these products.  If anything they perform better than their conventional ones.

Get ready to hang with the stars because the Best of Green Beauty 2017 is here!  And don’t forget to head to Instagram for a chance to win all this loot!

(Random Order)

1. OSMIA Hand Soaps-

Suzi – These hands soaps scream luxe! They are so beautiful you hardly want to use them, but then you smell them and you can’t help yourself. Bar soaps in the past could seem boring and old school but Osmia has taken a simple bar soap and turned it into a must have luxury product! The perfect gift anytime of year. My fave scent is the coffee mint!

Lisa – If you have an appreciation for artisan formulators who not only perfect their craft but take it to the next level with thoughtful packaging and presentation then look no further than OSMIA. Not only are these soaps handmade, they are formulated with organic, wildcrafted, conflict-free, top shelf ingredients. It’s not uncommon for a batch of OSMIA soap to adorn $1,000 worth or organic essential oils. AND these soaps are cured two weeks longer than industry standard making them dense and long lasting. Let’s just say my heart skips a beat every time I open a new bar. Suzi says her fave is coffee mint which is next on my list. So far my fave is Milky Rose.

Snag an Osmia soap here!

2. Max and Me Oils Circle of Protection Body Oil-

Suzi – Let’s just say the moment I used this oil I knew I was going to be hooked! This body oil is the best of the best. It comes in a dark bottle that helps preserve the oil. The smell is amazing, with notes of jasmine, rose and magnolia. My skin feels so hydrated but without the greasiness, just supple and smooth. I can’t get enough- already used up two bottles!

Lisa – Three words: Max and Me knows oils. I’ve tried several of their face and body oils and they are all out of this world. We chose Circle of Protection as our #1 pick but really, any of their body oils take skin nourishment to the next level. Smooth, fast absorbing, rich in color with a whisper of fragrance, this oil is frankly a stroke of brilliance. The base of Circle of Protection is a blend of certified organic Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (oil expressed from the kernels of this African tree), wildcrafted Marula Oil and certified organic Musk Rose Seed Oil – scented with a blend of essential oils. Light, nutty and fruity, this oil will bring you to your knees.

Grab your body oil here!

3. Aila Beauty Better Than Gel Nail Polish-

Suzi – This nail polish takes the cake when it comes to longevity. You put it on as a top coat after applying nail polish. You’ll be amazed how your manicure lasts! The kicker? It rates a 1 on EWG!

Lisa – I picked this up on a whim when I needed a new top coat and with no expectations I brought it to the salon for a mani/pedi. No joke, my pedi lasted a week longer than any pedi I’ve ever gotten. #truth And it’s cleaner than most nontoxic nail polishes!

Snag your Better than Gel here!

4. Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray

Suzi – This is a staple and must have at all times in my beauty routine. It’s the best natural hair spray I’ve come across in green beauty- it works and works well! My hair is fine and thin and this doesn’t weigh my hair down but gives it a lift. I can even brush out my hair after using it the day before and my hair is even better! Did I mention this comes in a travel size bottle as well?! I stock up on both the full size and travel size. My hubs is even hooked too! Say hello to your new favorite!

Lisa – Let’s be honest. I don’t have to buy too many beauty products these days. But this gem!? I literally buy it for myself like 4x a year. I have curly hair so every time I wash + diffuse, I finish with Josh Rosebrook’s hairspray. No ifs, ands or buts about it. You can use it lightly to maintain volume and control fly-aways or layer it for a strong hold. This is hands down the best hairspray green beauty has to offer. And just when you thought the world couldn’t get any better, try and pick your chin up off the floor when you look at the ingredients and wonder how Josh can lock your waves into place using brown rice, yuca starch and glycerin (all certified organic of course).

Get your hair spray here!

5. Mahalo The Bean Antioxidant Mask-

Suzi – This mask smells amazing and truly gives you a glow after using. It helps to even out skin tone more than any others I’ve used! It hydrates and detoxes but doesn’t dry your skin out. This mask instantly transports you to the island of Hawaii where it’s made by hand. The amount of dedication that goes into each batch is truly amazing! You won’t be disappointed!

Lisa – From start to finish the entire Bean experience is next level skincare. First, be still my heart with their hand carved glass-in-wood packaging. Next, raw + organic ingredients sourced from co-ops, biodynamic farms (as well as homegrown) are thoughtfully handcrafted in Kauai, Hawaii. This chocolate creamy mask will transform your skin. And I don’t say that lightly. I was converted the day it evened and brightened my sunburned cheeks and forehead. Best mask of the year right here!

Get your mask on here!

6. Hush + Dotti Mascara-

Suzi – This mascara is an all around winner. It gives my lashes separation, length and doesn’t come off during the day. Plus, no irritation at all! It gets better the more you use it too! The formula gets better after some air has gotten to it. Give it two weeks and you’ll have vixen lashes for days!

Lisa – I think every girl would agree with me. It’s a “lashes or bust” world and we are just living in it. Lashes tie a whole look together and Hush + Dotti does not disappoint. This formula lengthens like the best of ’em and with a couple of coats your will have va va voom volume that will stop anyone in their tracks.

Grab your mascara here!

7. Agent Nateur Holi Rose Deodorant-

Suzi – This deodorant takes the cake for best natural deodorant. It goes on so smooth, no scraping your underarms anymore, it smells amazing and best of all- it works! I can put it on and get two days wear out of it- smelling fresh! I’ve had no irritation either!

Lisa – This deo does it all. Eliminates odor, goes on smooth and keeps me dry. Yeah I said it. This formula keeps me dryer than any other natural formula out there and not only does it eliminate odor, it actually makes me smell like roses. Oh and I used a whole stick without experiencing any irritation.

Snag your deodorant here!

8. LIVE Botanical Honey Rose Cleansing Mask-

Suzi – This mask is everything! I use it everyday in the morning to wake my skin up. I put it on when I’m brushing my teeth and then rinse it off after. It’s my cleanser and mask in one. It gives my skin a pick me up and glow for the rest of the day! The exfoliant in the mask isn’t harsh at all- which I love. Gentle enough to use everyday. Your skin will thank you! Did I mention it’s only $28?! Carolyn the founder really knows her stuff and takes great lengths to make sure the products are made with the best of the best.

Lisa – Suzi and I met LIVE Botanical formulator Carolyn at iBE Dallas and we were both so impressed with this up and coming brand. Her sourcing is crazy clean and her passion for formulating is palpable. But better than any of that is her Honey Rose Cleansing Mask. This mask exfoliates and cleans in two ways – with herbal grains (manual) and fruit enzymes (chemical). And it’s super versatile. You can use it as a mask and let it sit or you can use it immediately as a cleanser/exfoliator. Either way, get ready to GLOW girl!

Grab your Luna mask here!

9. Maya Chia Highlight of the Day-

Suzi – This illuminating serum is a staple in my makeup routine. It instantly gives my skin a glow and lights up my whole complexion. I love the color After Hours, it wakes up tired skin and yet looks natural. I mix mine with foundation or just apply it on top.

Lisa – Anytime my makeup doubles as skincare, I’m in. But when it surpasses pro-lines in both performance and health….there’s nothing left to do but shout it from the rooftops! The Highlight of the Day comes in three “colors” and I love them all. Each brings a certain je ne sais quoi to my look. I love it for my cheek bones, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of my nose and if I want to get jiggy with it, a little mixed into my moisturizer for my décolletage too.

Snag your Highlight of the Day here!

10. Kjaer Weis KW Red Lipstick-

Suzi – This red lipstick is the quintessential red color for everyone. It’s a classic hands down. I love that with one swipe I can transform my look from ho hum to next level. The formula is so good too. It has a weighty feel for a lipstick formula and stays put on the lips all day. You’ll feel like a goddess carrying around this lipstick! The packaging is so chic too!

Lisa – This red looks good on both warm or cool skin tones and takes your look from subtle to bold in just a few strokes. If you’ve never found a red that works for you..look no further than KW Red. My favorite thing about this lipstick (okay I have two fave things) is it’s matte so it wont move. It literally stays put all day and I love that I don’t have to worry about getting it on my teeth or it smudging onto my skin. I also love the packaging here. The lipstick tube sits heavy in my hand and is like a piece of jewelry for my bag. It’s also refillable so when you run out, you can stock up next time (or change shades) for almost half the price.

Get your Kjaer Weis Lipstick here!

11. True Botanicals Shampoo and Conditioner-

Suzi – Want a natural shampoo and conditioner that makes your hair feel clean all the time? This is it! These are game changers when it comes to giving your hair the cleanest feeling possible. No more greasy hair from natural shampoos that don’t work! I have fine/thin hair and this works amazing for my hair. Lisa has thick curly hair and she loves it as well! Bottom line- it works all around! My hair has never felt cleaner using a natural shampoo- they nailed the formula.

Lisa – I looked far and wide, high and low and almost gave up on ever having that clean hair feeling again (sans toxins) until I met True Botanicals. Seriously. Not only does this formula clean my hair (like it truly CLEANS) but it also leaves my scalp moisturized and nourished. No itchiness or dryness from the winter season. This duo is my dessert island “must take with me” pick. True Botanicals also has a subscription option where you can select the frequency at which your items get delivered and you save 10%! Every 8 weeks is perfect for me and I adjust as I go because I don’t use conditioner as fast as I use shampoo.

Grab your shampoo and conditioner here!

12. Khus Khus Sans Age Face Serum-

Suzi – This face oil is so soothing. I put it on my skin and it instantly absorbs, giving it a supple feel. No greasy residue left behind, plus I wake up with perfectly hydrated skin. A newfound fave! I love how calming this serum is too with the blue tansy helping to soothe skin. Say goodbye to redness and ruddy skin and hello to bright and even skin!

Lisa – I love KHUS + KHUS face serums. I’ve tried their Sans Age and Blossom and both are magnificent. Sans Age has the slightest blue tint to it and smells like Blue Tansy. Made with all organic + sustainably wild crafted oils and CO2 extracts, KHUS + KHUS doesn’t play when it comes to using only the best ingredients. I love how this oil makes my face feel: supple, plump and well fed.

Grab your face serum here!

Ok, I want to hear from you!  Have you used any of the Best of Green Beauty 2017?  What did you think?

Crunchi Review

Crunchi Review

It’s finally here-My Crunchi Review!  It’s definitely been a long time coming.  I’m so excited to finally share all the details about this amazing line of clean makeup.  It really is something special.  The line was started by two friends Melanie Petschke, a nurse practitioner, and Kelly Weston, a Business and Sales Professional, who had a passion for clean living and wanted makeup that not only performed but also was completely toxin free.  After speaking to Melanie several times, I’m not only impressed with her kindness and willing to answer all my questions but also her knowledge on ingredients-the girl knows her stuff!

I really love their mission-

 We use ingredients that won’t put your health at risk, because we believe that should never even be an option. We are setting a new standard for cosmetic safety, and ultimately, redefining what it means to be beautiful. We don’t sacrifice for performance. Our line of cosmetics perform at the highest level, without the need for toxic ingredients. We are giving beauty a new meaning. We are Crunchi.

They take ingredient quality to the next level.  Their products can have many badges.  From gluten free, certified organic, vegetarian, vegan, non-gmo, cruelty free, toxin free and made in the USA.  You could say they go the extra mile.  While the ingredients chosen are mostly organic or Eco-Cert, they do have a handful of synthetics in their products that they’ve carefully chosen.  And they’re not trying to hide the fact that they have them in their formulations either-something I love about the brand.  Let’s face it-sometimes you need a synthetic in makeup for performance.  Of course the synthetics are completely benign and not toxic or harmful in any way.

Want to geek out more over ingredients?  Then head to their website where they have an ingredient glossary dedicated to sharing the ingredient and what products it can be found in.  They also have a list of blacklisted ingredients.  And if that isn’t enough they have a very informative FAQ section.  In other words, they’ve done their research and know their product.  I really love their whole philosophy and dedication to quality.

I’ve been on the edge of my seat to share all the details!  I have on all Crunchi makeup in the photos below, except eyebrow cream, which is Hynt Beauty, and luminizer, which is Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in Golden Hour.

This primer is a serious fave!  It goes on like a really lightweight lotion.  Isn’t greasy and creates a perfect canvas for my foundation.  It wakes up my face with the aloe in it and leaves it feeling so hydrated and smooth.  It dries quickly too.  I still use a moisturizer before applying the primer, but that could change as the weather starts to warm up.  I also have drier skin too, those with oily skin may find this is perfect.  Trust me, this product is so good and a must have.  I’m obsessed!  Snag a primer here!

 

This and the primer together are a match made in makeup heaven.  The foundation is so dewy and creamy.  It literally glides on your face.  I’m wearing the color Light.  The coverage is great, very buildable, yet your skin doesn’t feel heavy at all.  It also looks really natural.  It covers my redness and creates an all around polished look.  The wear time on the foundation is great too!  I can put it on in the morning and by the end of the day it still looks so good.  If you’ve been searching for a liquid foundation, get yourself a sample and try this one!  A lot of people in the green beauty community have reservations about using dimethicone.  However, after speaking to Melanie about this ingredient, and why it’s in the foundation, I’m confident using it.  There is such a tiny amount and it helps give a nice slip to the foundation.  They have not found dimethicone to actually penetrate the skin, because it is too large.  There are many dimethicone sources that can contain toxic additives, however, Crunchi uses the purest singular form.  Check out Crunchi’s website here for more information on dimethicone I apply mine with their foundation brush-another must have item!  I didn’t know a foundation brush could make such a difference, but it does!  I just squirt the foundation right on the brush and apply it right onto my face.  It’s a magical brush-trust me!  Get the foundation and brush here!

This concealer is simple and effective.  It gets rid of dark circles-hello mom eyes!  Goes on smooth and doesn’t look cakey, you guys know what I mean.  I applied this under my eyes and around my nose where I tend to get a little red.  It isn’t heavy at all but a great lightweight concealer.  If you want more coverage, you can just apply more concealer-so easy.  It pairs great with the liquid foundation.  Grab your concealer here!

I’m all about having a good bronzed glow!  This bronzer delivers just that.  It’s a loose powder, very buildable and has a slight shimmer in it.  It creates an overall believable bronzey glow.  You know the kind you want but can’t go to the beach for a week to get!  To apply I would just tap a little into the cap and swirl a big powder brush in it.  Then I would tap off the excess and apply to my face.  The color will work for anyone.  Get your Loose Bronzer here!

Eyeshadow-

I tried a slew of Crunchi’s eyeshadow colors and loved them.  I’m wearing a combination of the shadows, Allure, Fearless, Curiosity, Champagne Pop and Innocent.  It’s hard to find true mattes in green beauty but Crunchi has a ton and they work so well.  The lasting power of the shadow is amazing!  I prep my lid as I’ve mentioned with their translucent powder, a cream eye primer and then apply the shadow.  The shadow pops and stays the whole day.  Their colors can be applied light or heavy depending on how much pigment you want.  They also all work together so well. It’s easy to blend with them-love that.  I created a lot of different looks wearing them.  From subdued and natural for day time wear, to vamped up for at night.  I even used some of the dark shadows for lining my upper and lower lash line-worked great!  Get your eyeshadows here!

Mascara-

Often the true test of a line-their mascara.  Boy was I excited when I tried Crunchi’s and it did what I had hoped it would!  Big, separated, pigmented lashes.  This is a new mascara favorite for sure!  I had so many people comment on my lashes when wearing it.  Some mascaras will sting my eyes when they get wet but not Crunchi’s.  It checks all my mascara boxes!  If you haven’t found a mascara yet in green beauty I recommend you sang this one up-it’s the real deal!  Grab your mascara here!

Lipstick-

This lipstick is hydrating and goes on so smooth.  Some lipsticks can seem drying or thick but these are light and airy to me.  I found with both colors I tried you can apply them light handed or heavy depending on the look you want.  I found they lasted longer if I applied a lip liner.  You can even add a little of their translucent powder on top to set them with and then apply a little more lipstick for an even longer lasting lip.  I tried the colors Blissful and Pomegranate.  Blissful is the perfect understated pink.  Great for spring and summer.  Pomegranate definitely brings out the inner vixen in anyone.  It’s a darker berry color, great for fall and winter.  Choose from a wide range of lipstick colors here!

A great non-sticky lip gloss. This smooth formula glides on and moisturizes your lips, without any gunk. It feels light on your lips and not heavy like some glosses. Perfect for layering over a lipstick. I tried the color Namaste, a perfect mauve gloss. So many colors to choose from, grab your gloss here!

That’s a wrap on my Crunchi review! This line is so good and delivers on every product. They’re clean, and effective-what more could you want?! I tried their whole product line and I can honestly say I’m impressed with the quality, ingredients, and longevity. Crunchi is on to something…and it’s so good!

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