So excited to finally share my Beautycounter review! I've been wanting to share about the products since I joined but wanted to give it some time so I could really get a feel for them and give you some good feedback.
I wrote a blog post sharing why I decided to join Beautycounter back in December. It's a really in depth post, so I encourage you to check it out if you haven't. I share what held me back in the past from trying the products, ingredients I wasn't sure about and about the business side. Basically if you want to know more about Beautycounter go read it. Check it out here!
Also, I would be doing you a disservice if I talked all about the products but didn't tell you a bit about the business side of it. I'm not afraid to tell you I make money off of the products when you purchase them under my name and I hope it's something more women will feel comfortable sharing. That's one of the reasons why I decided to join Beautycounter because I love that it supports women in business and working it into their lives. I've heard so many stories of women being able to send their kids to a private school they had always wanted too, to pay for ballet lessons, take their family on a vacation- the list is endless! That is definitely not something I want to be ashamed of. If anything I want women to feel more empowered to help provide for their family.
Besides women empowerment, I also just love the fact that I'm spreading the message of clean beauty. That's why I started my blog in the first place, to spread this message with more people. Beauty counter's advocacy work is literally paving the way for natural beauty! As we join arms, it's raising a louder voice that we want safer products into the hands of everyone. That is something to get excited about!
As we join arms, it's raising a louder voice that we want safer products into the hands of everyone.
How cool is it that a women can become a Beautycounter consultant while still participating in her life?! They can still make their kid's soccer games, work another job, and be a stay at home mom- pretty cool. So if you're wanting more information on how to get involved in Beautycounter and what that might look like for you, send me an email to email@example.com. Would love to have you share this mission with me, while creating income for you and your family!
Ok, clearly I'm passionate about this company and all that it stands for! Now on to my review. I'll be sharing more products as I test them out but for now I wanted to share some standouts.
I was so jazzed to try this foundation! There's always a few products in a makeup line that I get really excited about- foundation is one of them. This foundation is definitely in my favorite foundations category. It is hydrating but not so much so that it looks shiny. It blends so well and looks like your skin. I love how buildable it is. If I want a more laid back look I can achieve it with Tint Skin, if I want a more pulled together look I can use a bit more. If you've been looking for a light to medium coverage foundation try Tint Skin! I wear the color Linen.
I tried this first before trying Tint Skin and really liked how easy it was to use. However, after using Tint Skin I prefer it over Dew Skin. But that's just me. You may want really minimal coverage and more of a tinted moisturizer feel and look, then Dew Skin is for you. It blends so well into the skin, you would hardly notice you're wearing much. It's super hydrating too! I wear the color No. 2.
I really like the application of this concealer pen. I especially love it for underneath my eye area. I don't like it as much for covering my hyper pigmentation on my cheeks. I find it doesn't give the coverage I like. But for under my eyes I really like it for covering dark circles. If you tend to get creasing I would set it with their mattifying powder here. Just a little sprinkle will help it from settling in fine lines.
Ok, if you've been following me then you know I love Beautycounter's eyeshadow palettes! They are the BEST in green beauty. Seriously- I've tried them all and nothing compares. The pigment is rich, the texture glides on and the longevity- SO good. They stay the whole day no creasing. I use the Ilia Primer before I apply the shadows and it works like a charm. I can't tell you how many people compliment my shadows too- it's because they're seriously gorgeous. I can't get enough of them. I have the Classic Palette, but I want them all!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I tried these and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked them. One of Beautycounter's best sellers for good reason. It feels like a really hydrating lip balm but not goopy or tacky. Glides on your lips giving a hint of sheen and some color. The color pigment is more translucent and just a hint. The perfect everyday lip color to throw on. I can see myself wearing these a lot especially in the summer. I have the color Rose, a pretty subtle pink hue. These would be great for teenagers especially in my opinion. Not as dramatic as a lipstick.
Another best seller from Beautycounter. These lipsticks give your lips some serious color pigment. They're hydrating but not so much that your lipstick is everywhere. I love how rich they feel on the lips. Velvety and smooth. I have three colors, Girls' Night, 9 to 5, and Backstage- and I love them all! 9 to 5 is literally just as the name implies- the perfect color to wear from 9-5. It's not too bold but gives your face a pulled together look. Girls' Night is your quintessential candy apple red. It can be bold but it also can be paired down too. If I want a more subtle approach I just apply less and it almost looks like more of a lip stain. Backstage is the nude everyone needs in their lipstick collection. It pairs great with smoky, dramatic eyes or for an overall dressed down look. Can't go wrong with any of them!
I was super duper excited to try this liner out! Finding a good liner in green beauty is definitely no small task. This one did not disappoint! It is very pigmented which I love and it lasts. I actually like applying mine with a liner brush instead of the brush that comes with it. Makes it go on so much smoother and easier. I've had several followers tell me it's their favorite liquid liner too- can't argue with that!
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I was sold after my first swipe of their blushes- literally these are the best powder blushes I've used. I love that they're pressed and not loose- less mess. I also love the color pay off. They nailed the color Nectar! It's the perfect Nars dupe of Orgasm and basically goes with almost anyone's skin tone. It's SO pretty! I also have the punchy pink color Guava and can't get enough of it either. They stay on so well and blend so well into the skin. They don't look cakey at all. I'm telling you, try the blushes already- you'll thank me!
This bronzer was another fave. People ask me what bronzer I have been using lately and it's this one! The moment I tried it I knew I would love it. I'm picky when it comes to bronzers- super picky. I find it's really hard to find a true bronze brown color and not have it look orange. Anyone else feel me on this?! Then Beautycounter's came into my lap and I haven't been able to stray since using it. It doesn't look orange and it's pressed- I repeat pressed! Loose bronzers are just one more step and messy- not what I want to add to my plate. Get the bronzer too- everyone needs bronzer in my opinion, it warms you up in seconds!
I tried the cream blush later and I have to say it's another great product. They really thought the delivery out well with this one. I love that it comes in a stick form- makes it so easy to apply. I just apply a few swipes to my cheeks and blend in with my fingers. Looks soft and dewy. Great for the winter when skin can start looking a little drab. I also love applying this first and then applying a swipe of the powder satin blush. Give my cheeks a pop and helps the blush last even longer. I have the color Hibiscus.
I'm not a gloss girl at heart. However, I do love adding a little bit every now and then for a little dewiness to my lips. I'm picky about my glosses though and was pleasantly surprised when I tried Beautycounter's and fell hard for it. They aren't goopy or gunky. They glide on so well and offer sheen plus a hint of color. I love the Bare Shimmer color I have. I layer it on top of lip liners or lipstick to add a subtle hint of shine. If you're a gloss girl you will love these!
This is one of my favorite products! I knew I would like it. It is a serious hydrating lip balm that doesn't mess around! It offers moisture and protection. I apply this at night and I wake up with silky smooth lips. It comes in several scents but I'm partial to the peppermint- always got to have my mint!
I had to start with the resurfacing peel! If you haven't tried it you're missing out, plain and simple. It works so well at minimizing fine lines, dark spots and sloughing off dead skin. It uses 3 different acids, malic, lactic and glycolic to improve texture and tone of the skin. You put it on your skin like you would a serum at night and wake up with skin that looks refreshed, smooth and glowing. I'm not surprised this is a best seller! Get the peel already.
This is another best seller and one of my favorites. I really can't get enough of this cleansing balm. It feels so good on the skin. I apply a nickel size amount to my hands and rub in circular motions all over my skin to remove makeup. It gets rid of it all, from eye makeup and foundation. Then I take a warm washcloth and wipe off the balm. My skin feels hydrated but clean. It smells so good too! It also works as an overnight mask if your skin is really needing a little extra moisture and tlc.
This was another product that I can't stop using. It really acts like a conventional cleanser minus the toxins. It gets a little sudsy and clears away all the extra grime. My skin feels so clean but not stripped. I love using this after the cleansing balm to get every last drop of makeup, and grime off from the day. It's a really reasonable price as well. It has tiny jojoba beads in it as well that help to slough off skin cells. Nothing to abrasive at all. A great pick for teens as well!
At first I wasn't too sure about this mask. My skin tends to run on the dry to normal side and I was concerned it would be too drying for me. I realized I only need to apply it where I want to clean out and detox my pores. I apply it to my t-zone area and thats it. It helps to really draw out pores but it's not drying out the rest of my skin. A win/win in my book!
This eye cream is one of the best eye creams. I find it hard to find eye creams that aren't too heavy. This one is just the right amount of moisture. It hydrates but quickly soaks right into the eye area. I love using this at night or in the morning before I apply my makeup. It's also not crazy expensive too!
Beautycounter has 3 facial oils. A Brightening Oil, Plumping Oil and a Balancing Oil. Depending on your skin type and what you're looking to achieve there is one for most people. I use the Brightening a lot, it's for combination skin. It's not super heavy but offers enough hydration. I also have been using the Plumping Oil at night for a little extra since it's winter. I've noticed my skin tends to need a little more in this season. The Plumping Oil is great for those with mature skin, dry skin. The Balancing Oil is perfect for anyone with oily skin or acne skin. These are best sellers as well!
This lotion is great. It really works so well. It can be worn underneath makeup easily because it's not super heavy or can be layered at night over your facial oils for a little more hydration. This is another best seller that people can't get enough of. I love that it doesn't have a strong scent either. Just a good all around facial lotion.
This cream is a heavier than the lotion and is going to give your skin the extra surge of hydration that it needs. I would recommend this to anyone that is needing a little more moisture for their skin. A lot of people will layer this over oils at night or use by itself. I found for me I needed an oil before this because it wasn't hydrating enough on it's own. I haven't tried the Rejuvenating Cream yet but it's a best seller and people have told me it's the next step to hydration from this cream. I'll share my thoughts when I try it out!
If you've been following me on social media you know I can't get enough of this eye makeup remover! I used to be obsessed with Mary Kay's Eye Makeup Remover back in the day…but clearly I gave that up! 😉 When I saw that Beautycounter had one I knew I had to try it. Well, let's just say I now have a new fave! This eye makeup remover performs so well. It removes my eye makeup effortlessly and my lipstick with no oily residue. Fan girl for life!
Say hello to your new favorite wipe…but really! These are in a league of their own. I kept hearing people say to try the wipes and so of course I did! These wipes have the perfect moisture amount. I had yet to find a green beauty wipe that worked so well. They were either to dry or not soft enough. Beautycounter hit all the marks on these wipes. They are soft, moist and even biodegradable. If you're a wipe gal you need these! Perfect for travel too. You could even cut them in half to make them last longer.
I initially liked how my hair felt using the Daily Shampoo and Conditioner but then after using it for a while I ended up not. My hair is fine and thin and it felt like it didn't get clean enough with the Daily Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair felt blah and wasn't doing what I wanted it to do. I have friends who have similar hair types to me and they love the volume shampoo and conditioner. I haven't tried it, but once I do, I'll let you know!
The body lotion is so decadent and hydrating! Did I mention the smell? It is citrus mimosa and smells oh so good. I love that it comes in a tube for travel. It hydrates but doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. People that love a good lotion always love the Beautycounter lotion- can't blame them!
So if the body lotion isn't hydrating enough, the body cream will be. It is truly so hydrating and indulgent. It has the same citrus memos scent that makes you want to lather this everywhere! I'm more of a body cream gal and I can't get enough of this. It keeps my skin moist long after applying and isn't oily feeling.
Clearly I've tried a few of Beautycounter's products! I can honestly say I'm so impressed with the quality and performance of the products. If you want to check out more products that they carry, click here! Also, don't forget to check out my first post I did on Beautycounter here. And check out the new men's line! What's your favorite Beautycounter product?
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