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Best Heated Eyelash Curler: Our Top Picks!

Best Heated Eyelash Curler: Our Top Picks!

I get asked this question a lot- what is the best heated eyelash curler?  To be honest I had never used an eyelash curler, let alone a heated eyelash curler!  My lashes have always had a natural curl to them, and I haven’t needed much else…or so I thought.  But as the good clean beauty blogger that I am I wanted to test out some of the best heated eyelash curlers to bring you all some options.  After all, a beauty blogger always has to be on the up and up!


*Suzi (Gurl Gone Green) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


I did some research trying to find the best heated eyelash curlers to test out.  I wanted to make sure they had some amazing reviews but also weren’t going to break the bank.  Plus, I wanted to try a few to give you some options.  


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These are 2 of the heated eyelash curlers I tested out.


What to consider when choosing a heated eyelash curler

These will all really come down to personal preference, but when you start looking at different options for heated eyelash curlers you will notice some main differences between them. Below are some of the main differences that I found that you can take into consideration before purchasing a heated eyelash curler.


  • Clamp vs. Wand- There are heated eyelash curler options that are a clamp style- more like the traditional eyelash curlers that most are familiar with although they don’t use the same force that you would expect. You will notice that I tested out all wand style eyelash curlers as those are the most commonly available heated eyelash curlers available.

  • Battery vs. rechargeable-  I tested out both rechargeable and battery operated heated eyelash curlers. Another consideration when choosing which brand you want to purchase.

  • Ready Alert- The heated eyelash curlers I tested all were able to heat up fairly quickly in my opinion. However, if you choose one that has a ‘ready alert’ indicator, you will know for sure that the eyelash curler is ready to go.

  • Price- This goes with anything you purchase. Some of the heated eyelash curlers are more budget friendly and some are more expensive. 


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Take your eyelashes to the next level with these heated eyelash curlers.


Is a heated eyelash curler bad for your eyelashes?


In the short term and if used correctly, no! But just like any heat when applied to your hair, if done in excess or at too high of temperature, then most likely, yes, you can cause damage. Less is always more if you aren’t sure. 

A few things to consider to prevent any possible damage includes:

  • Limit usage– A heated eyelash curler is not meant to be used daily.
  • Use Correctly- Follow the directions of the brand you have purchased.
  • Use the lowest heat needed- If the lowest heat option curls your lashes, then stick with that! No need to use the highest heat.
  • Use a Lash Serum- This can help prevent any damage. 


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These heated eyelash curlers take your lashes to the next level!


How to use a heated eyelash curler

The biggest question I hear when someone wants to start using a heated eyelash curler is: Do you put mascara on before or after using the heated eyelash curler?  This really is up to you and what you find works best for your lashes.  Some people feel like they get more lift by adding some mascara first and then using a heated eyelash curler, others don’t.  Also, there has been some concern that adding mascara before you use a heated eyelash curler can cause breakage to your lashes.  Personally, I’ve found it really depends on your lashes and how straight and coarse they are.  My lashes aren’t very coarse and I notice a dramatic difference by just curling them first without any mascara.  However, my sister has very straight, coarse lashes and she benefits from adding a little mascara.  Test both ways out and see what works best for you!  

I like to turn my eyelash curler on right as I’m starting to do my makeup, that way by the time I get to my eyelashes- which is one of the last things I do, it’s heated up. Most eyelash curlers have at least 2 settings.  I like to choose the hottest setting, I’ve found it works best at giving my lashes some curl. 

Once it’s heated up, use the heated eyelash curler on your lashes.  I take the heated eyelash curler and press it for 5 to 10 seconds on the bottom of my lashes(base) then go up from roots to top of lashes several times to really help exaggerate the curl and lock it in.  Then I would apply the mascara once my lashes have been curled.  The more you use it and play with it, the more you get the hang of how to use it!  It’s really so easy. 


Gurl Gone Green’s Heated Eyelash Curler Reviews

***Note that I used the same brand of mascara in my photos after using each heated eyelash curler***


My sister's lashes before and after using the JDO Heated Eyelash Curler. Amazing!


JDO Heated Eyelash Curler


I really like how fast this eyelash curler heats up and that it has a smaller tip to get lift even in the corners of my eyes.  Even better is the 4 temperature settings on it and only takes 8 seconds to heat up to the desired temperature!  You can really get some serious lift and curl from this eyelash curler.  It comes with a USB charger and automatically turns off after 5 minutes of use.  Another bonus is it will even save your previous temperature settings too!  My lashes really stayed curled the whole day which I loved.  I didn’t feel like they fell out of the curl.  Plus, you can find this on Amazon!  Get it here.

I had to have my sister test out this heated eyelash curler as well.  She has very straight lashes and always has to curl them if she wants any sort of lift.  I knew she would be a good person to test a heated eyelash curler out because she's dealt with straight lashes her whole life. I bought her the JDO Heated Eyelash Curler and had her test it out.  She was impressed with the overall lift of her lashes.  She could tell a difference when she used it, versus when she didn’t.  I even had her take a before and after photo (above) so you could see the difference in her eyes.  It's kind of amazing the before and after!  It really does give her lashes lift and volume. 


What a difference between the left eyelashes after using the Be My Lady Heated Eyelash Curler and my natural lashes on the right!


Be My Lady Heated Eyelash Curler


This heated eyelash curler is unique because the heat pads quickly relax and separate while applying heat.  So you get the added benefit of separation too!  It has 3 temperature settings and also has a USB charger.  It takes 10 seconds to heat up.  I wish the actual brush part was a little more narrow in the corners for optimal lift and curl.  Overall, this one worked great and did hold my curl the whole day.  It’s a little cheaper for a heated eyelash curler at $19.98.  Get it here.


Compare my left natural eyelashes with my right eyelashes after using the Panasonic Heated Eyelash curler and mascara!


Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler


This is the only heated eyelash curler that actually has more of a traditional lash brush on the end of it.  You can get 21 uses out of this heated eyelash curler.  It doesn’t come with a USB cord, but requires 2 AA batteries instead.  I thought I would like the brush feature on it for helping to separate lashes, but I actually don’t.  I find it doesn’t give my lashes the lift and curl that I get from other heated eyelash curlers.  It’s almost more difficult to use too- a little bulky feeling.  This was my least favorite heated eyelash curler out of all the ones I tested.  Get it here.


My natural lashes on the left side compared to my lashes on the right after using the ZLime Heated Eyelash Curler and mascara.


ZLime Electric Eyelash Curler


This eyelash curler has a wand that I love.  It’s similar to the JDO heated eyelash curler that I mentioned first.  It heats up within 10 seconds and has two temperature settings.  I always found the higher temperature setting to work better for my lashes in giving them some lift and curl.  It also comes with USB charging.  Definitely a more budget friendly option at $19.99.  I was impressed with it overall and liked how it held my curl and lift throughout the day. Get it here!


My natural lashes on the right compared to my lashes on the left after using the Grande Cosmetics LASH-LIFT Heated Eyelash Curler plus mascara. Love this one!


GrandeLASH-LIFT Heated Eyelash Curler


This was a heated eyelash curler I had heard rave reviews about.  I couldn’t wait to try it!  There are two temperature settings, a lower and a higher setting.  It has a curved brush that easily fits into the corners which I love.  I liked using the highest temperature setting to really lock in the curl and lift.  Even at the end of the day I could still notice the curl and lift!  It has a USB charger that comes with it too.  I really loved how well this heated eyelash curler worked!  It really hit all the marks and wasn’t too hot at all.  One of the things they’re known for is not having lashes break from using this which is awesome.  The hottest setting gets hot enough, but not too hot.  This is a little more spendy for a heated eyelash curler but worth it if you’re really wanting to protect your lashes and get something that is effective the whole day.  Get it here!  


What is the best and most effective heated eyelash curler?

The best and most effective heated eyelash curler is the GrandeLASH-LIFT Heated Eyelash Curler. It not only delivers amazing results, but I also feel like it doesn’t get too hot where it would damage my lashes after multiple uses.  You get amazing lift and curl throughout the day.  It really perks up my whole eye when I use it!  Get it here! 


Are heated eyelash curlers better than regular eyelash curlers?

Personally, I’ve noticed more lift from using a heated eyelash curler than a regular eyelash curler.  I’ve also noticed more hold and longevity too.  Everyone is different but overall I love how my lashes look after using a heated eyelash curler!  They have more lift and my eyes seem bigger.  


Conclusion: Are heated eyelash curlers worth it?

I would definitely recommend a heated eyelash curler!  I think they can really give your lashes a boost and take them to the next level in a matter of seconds.  Plus, they are a really good deal for what you get and easy to find since all of the ones I tested were from Amazon.  If you're wanting to give your natural lashes some curl and lift this is the best way that won’t damage your lashes long term.  


Have you tried a heated eyelash curler?  


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Best Natural Mascara: Top Picks For 2022

Best Natural Mascara: Top Picks For 2022

I am bringing you all the best natural mascaras! Having been in natural beauty for over 10 years now, I’ve tried my fair share of mascaras.  I’m pretty picky when it comes to a stellar formula too.  It has to meet some strict requirements.  I mean a girl doesn’t want just volume, but length, separation, and maybe even a bit of drama.  Who’s with me?! I am refreshing my natural mascara guide to bring you all the best in clean beauty.  And, if I can find a clean mascara I love, so can you!


Why do you even need natural mascara anyways?

Have you ever wondered what was in that long tube of black goo we call mascara? 

According to Women’s Health, 65% of women wear mascara every day, making it the most popular eye makeup used.” 

Yet, I would venture to say most women don’t know a thing about what’s in their favorite black tube.  Well, I was like most women just enjoying the creative powers of my mascara as it made my eyelashes go from spindly average to va va voom, until one day I did a little research of my own.  This research left me flabbergasted…yes I said it, flabbergasted!  I mean how much could a little tube really have in it …right?  WRONG! 

These toxic ingredients are not only harmful to our health, but some can even accumulate in the body and lead to an array of health issues.  This can include things like cancer, liver problems, hormonal disruptions, miscarriages, and birth defects…just to name a few.    

*Your eyes actually have tiny pores around them and can absorb the chemicals you're applying to them.

And to add to our toxic load each day for our eyelashes?! That's a choice we each need to make, but some might be thinking, great I’m going to have to give up my magic tube of goo…But alas, have no fear we live in the 21st century, where choices are abundant and there are many natural options. 



What toxic ingredients are lurking in your tube of mascara?

I had some standards as I tested out mascara.  There have been some mascaras I’ve noticed some people pegging as “clean” but still had questionable ingredients.  My top recommendations are completely clean.  However, there are a few ingredients here and there in some of the other mascaras that rate a higher score on EWG.  In comparison to conventional mascaras, I think they’re pretty good.  But that’s a decision you have to make for yourself.


Here are some top offenders to look out for in your mascara: 

  • PARABENS- from Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.  These are known endocrine disruptors (hormone disruptors) and can cause allergic reactions as well as contact dermatitis.  
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL- This includes -4, -6, -8…etc. Has been found to be contaminated with 1, 4 dioxane, which is cancer causing.  Can cause acne, skin irritant. 
  • POLYBUTENE– Derived from petroleum and is a plasticizer, used to make adhesives and in this case mascara too- yikes!
  • PEG'S– Similar to propylene glycol, has been found to be contaminated with 1, 4 dioxane, which is cancer causing.  Can cause acne, skin irritant.
  • SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE- Drying of the skin, skin irritant and has been linked to eczema.  Endocrine disruptor and has been found to have 1, 4 dioxane, again cancer causing. 
  • PARAFFIN- Also known as petroleum.  The manufacturing process of petroleum causes it to be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane.  This ingredient has been shown to be a known carcinogen and cancer causing.  Not to mention, petroleum is a skin irritant, causing rashes and allergic reactions. 
  • ETHANOLAMINE- These can come in other forms such as triethanolamine, or be listed as DEA, TEA, MEA. Immune and respiratory toxin.  Also, known to cause allergic reactions. Cancer causing as well because they contain nitrosamines. 
  • BHT- Derived from petroleum and used as a preservative.  Not only can it affect your hormones but it also is carcinogenic.  
  • TALC- Most talc is contaminated with asbestos unless they are third party testing it.  The only company doing that is Beautycounter.  It's associated with respiratory problems, lung cancer, asthma, and even cancer.
  • FRAGRANCE- Can cause photo-toxic reactions and can be photo-allergic.  Skin irritants, and has been known as a neurotoxin.
  • RETINYL ACETATE-  Can cause liver damage, brittle nails, & hair loss just to name a few. It's also been shown in high doses to cause problems with skeletal birth defects in developing fetuses. 
  • DIAZOLIDINYL UREA- Releases formaldehyde in products. Can be found in facial moisturizers, facial cleansers, eye creams, foundations, shampoos, acne treatments, after shave, lip balms, mascara, sunless tanning products, antiperspirants/deodorants, cuticle treatments, and nail polishes.
  • ALUMINUM POWDER- This is a neurotoxin and nothing you want close to your eye.

*I can't tell you how many people, after switching to a natural mascara, stopped getting styes in their eyes!  I don't think it's a coincidence.  These harmful ingredients make their way into the eye and can cause a variety of infections.  



What makes waterproof mascara toxic?

To make a mascara waterproof often companies use an ingredient called dimethicone copolyol.  

But, there are actually many different ingredient combinations that can work to make a mascara formula “waterproof”, and it is much more complex than simply adding “dimethicone copolyol” to create a waterproof mascara.

Bottom line: waterproof mascara can be filled with many unknown chemicals and it's not always clear what exactly is lurking in the tube.

The more I looked into dimethicone copolyol I learned that it's a derivative of silica and it repels water.  Silicones are really important when it comes to making a waterproof mascara work.  Since we know oil and water don't mix, and silicones are made of fat (oil), this helps the mascara stay on the lashes instead of running down your face.  

You will notice in many waterproof formulas there's not water or very little and more oil. That's because oil repels the water.  That's also why it's so hard to remove waterproof mascara because it's made from oils and just water isn't going to remove it but you'll need an oil based eye makeup remover.  The problem I learned is that since waterproof mascaras are harder to remove, many people just don't.  Unfortunately, this causes bacteria to build up on the eye and can cause styes and infection.

According to a study by Havard Chan T.H. Scholl of Public Health, “of 231 products tested by the researchers, high fluorine concentrations were found in three-quarters of waterproof mascara samples…suggesting the likely presence of toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).”

That’s right, those same toxins found in some non-stick cookware could potentially be in your tube of waterproof mascara! And if you aren't washing it off on the regular, those chemicals are there constantly…No thanks!

There aren't waterproof formulations in natural mascara formulas. There are some “water resistant” formulations- but not a true waterproof formula.  Using a waterproof mascara over and over again not only causes eyelid dermatitis but can lead to drying out your eye.  Since waterproof mascara takes a while to get off, often people have to use harsher eye makeup removers to remove the mascara.  Another reason to ditch waterproof mascara on a daily basis.

*Below I'll highlight a natural water resistant mascara option if waterproof mascara is your thing.


Tips for Applying Mascara

  • Mascara Wand Removal- It might seem silly, but how you remove your mascara wand can make a big difference with application.  When you remove it, twist the wand out of the tube and wipe off excess product on the end of the tube.  This will help prevent clumps from forming.  Also, don’t ever pump your mascara.  This can actually dry out the formula.  
  • Wiggle your wand- As you apply your mascara look up and place the wand at the base of your lashes and wiggle up.  This helps to add separation and avoid clumpiness.  Plus, it helps to really get the product on lashes.
  • Length- For added length take the wand and just wiggle it on the ends.  If you want even more length and product on your lashes, I’ve found letting the formula dry a bit and then going back over it will help. I recommend doing on both eyes and then coming back to the first eye and adding more product once it’s dried for even more length and pigment.
  • High Impact Lashes- If you want big drama lashes, coat both sides of your lashes, top and bottom.  This will give even more impact overall.
  • Translucent Powder- For thicker and longer lashes, apply some translucent powder between coats of mascara.  This will help bulk them up even more.  I like this translucent powder.  Use a brow brush and apply the powder directly to eyelashes.
  • Q-tips and Makeup Remover- Always have some q-tips on hand to wipe away any smudges easily and makeup remover.  This is my favorite clean eye makeup remover.


*Oh and side note- if you're looking for a natural eye makeup remover, check out Beautycounter's!  It's the best.  Any former Mary Kay eye makeup remover lovers out there?  Yeah, I was one of them.  I loved that stuff.  Beautycounter's Instant Eye Makeup Remover reminds me of Mary Kays- so good!  Get it here.


Best Natural Mascaras


Best Overall Natural Mascara: Honest Beauty & Thrive Causmetics


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Honest Beauty Mascara

This is hands down my favorite natural mascara in clean beauty currently.  I know, that says a lot but it’s true.  The formula checks all the boxes.  It offers thickness, length, separation- it’s just awesome!  The formula isn’t too dry or too wet and I love that I don’t have to apply 5 coats of mascara to see product on my lashes.  In just two coats my lashes are instantly lengthened, thicker and have overall more volume.  I’m sold!  On one end of the mascara wand is a primer and the other the mascara color.  I apply the primer first and then the mascara.  It doesn’t smudge or flake on me and I love how the brush is slightly curved.  It really makes it so easy to apply the product, even on the inner corners of my eyes.  Plus, it’s the most budget friendly option out there!  You can get it for $16.99! Check it out here.


Thrive Causmetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara

I was hesitant to try this mascara because of the phenoxyethanol in it.  However, I’ve had so many people recommend it- SO many that I finally caved!  I contacted the company to see if they were using a pure version of phenoxyethanol.  Phenoxyethanol goes through a process where it’s ethoxylated and therefore can contain 1,4 dioxane which is carcinogenic.  Thrive Causmetics did say that their phenoxyethanol does not contain 1,4 dioxane.  The mascara also rates a 3 on EWG.  Why is it so great?  Well, it not only separates lashes well, but also adds lift, volume and loads of pigment.  It doesn’t budge the whole day!  No flaking.  It also comes off so easy just with water.  It’s a tube mascara, so the mascara literally comes off in tubes in the shower or at the sink with just water.  It’s also not crazy expensive at $24. Get it here.


Best Volumizing Natural Mascara: Ilia's Fullest Volumizing Mascara & RMS Straight Up Peptide Volumizing Mascara


Ilia's Fullest Volumizing Mascara

Ilia’s Fullest Volumizing Mascara is definitely the best volumizing mascara!  They just came out with it last year and it really hits all the marks when it comes to a great volumizing mascara.  It coats every lash with some serious volume!  But the best part is, you don’t get flaking and smudging.  Just big bold lashes.  It’s also great for even the most sensitive eyes.  Get it here.


RMS Straight Up Peptide Volumizing Mascara

It was too hard for me to choose between the Ilia Fullest Volumizing Mascara and the RMS Beauty Volumizing Mascara!  They’re both new products from the brands this year and both standouts.  The RMS Beauty Volumizing mascara is a different formula overall but still does the job of volumizing.  The formula overall isn’t as wet as the Ilia formula.  Also the brush is smaller and a little easier to navigate getting all the lashes, especially the ones in the corner.  It goes on really easy and you get tons of pigment.  I love that it separates my lashes and gives them volume.  I can easily go back and get even more length on the ends of my lashes  just by adding a little more product. I don’t have flaking or smudging either! Get it here.


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Best Lengthening Natural Mascara: 100% Pure

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara is especially great for lengthening.  It also does an amazing job of separation.  It builds up quite well too after you let it dry for 30 seconds and go back and add some more product.  It’s a wetter formula overall. It doesn’t claim to be waterproof but water resistant, which is pretty awesome for a mascara in natural beauty. It can smear a bit if you don’t let it dry first.  Once you let it dry though it doesn’t flake. Get it here.


Best Waterproof (Water Resistant) Natural Mascara: Ere Perez

Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara is the closest thing you’re going to get to a true waterproof mascara in clean beauty. I didn’t love the mascara but it really does act like a waterproof mascara if you’re needing one.  It hardly gives much pigment on the lashes.  I really had to coat them several times to get anything on them.  I like to look like I'm wearing something so it didn't work for me.  If you like something that looks really natural, somewhat waterproof/water resistant and is for sensitive eyes you may like it.  Just not my cup of tea. Get it here.


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Best Natural Mascara For Sensitive Eyes: Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara came out last year and it hits all the marks, especially for sensitive eyes.  They created a patented brush.  One side is for curling and the other side is for lengthening. It really does give my lashes a curl boost and makes adding length to them even easier.  The formula is a little on the wet side, but not too wet that it smudges all over.  I'm really able to build length with this mascara too. I don't have flaking with this mascara or smudging, it really stays in place.  I really like the brush for it's unique patented sides.  It's not so fat either, so it makes it easy to get in the smaller corners.  Get it here.


And that’s it! My top picks for natural mascaras. I truly believe you can find natural mascara that perform so well you won’t look back at your conventional mascara.


What’s your favorite natural mascara?


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Kosas Tinted Face Oil: A 2021 Review

Kosas Tinted Face Oil: A 2021 Review

Today I am sharing all about Kosas Tinted Face Oil! I think there can be confusion around this product because not everyone knows exactly what it is or how to use it. But, I am here to clear the air and tell you everything you need to know about it and my review of the product.


*Affiliate Disclosure: I do have affiliate links in this blog post. If you purchase something from my link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.  This comes at no cost to you but is paid by the company.  I do not take becoming an affiliate with any company lightly.  If I am, it’s because I believe in the company and their product.


Kosas Cosmetics

Kosas offers some of the best natural beauty makeup products.  From their tinted face oil, to their lipsticks– you can’t go wrong with a Kosas product.  The pigments are rich and colors are beautiful!  They remind me of my conventional favorite MAC products with their bold pigments and packaging.  It makes you feel like you’re not sacrificing at all!


Kosas was founded in 2015 by Sheena Yaitanes and began with the Weightless Lip Color collection, with all orders shipped from her kitchen table. Since then, Kosas breakthrough products have included Tinted Face Oil and 10 Second EyeShadow because of their totally new approach. I even featured Kosas in my Indie Makeup Brands Worth Supporting because I love so much about this brand!


Kosas Cosmetics are a favorite of mine in clean beauty!


Are Kosas makeup products clean?

Simply put, yes, Kosas products are clean! The Kosas brand bans over 2700 ingredients and follows both the Sephora and Credo Beauty clean standards.  Some of the ingredients that they ban from their products include:


  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Talc
  • Formaldehyde
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Petrolatum
  • Aluminum
  • Undisclosed “Fragrance”
  • Dimethicone/Cyclic Silicones


You can definitely be reassured that you are getting a clean product when purchasing from Kosas!


Kosas Tinted Face Oil

While I love so many Kosas products, today I am diving in deep on the Kosas Tinted Face Oil!  This clean beauty foundation really took the clean beauty world by storm and for good reason.  It’s one of a kind and it gives your skin the dewiest looking complexion.  Not to mention, it works for so many ages too.  Read on to get the full scoop!


Kosas Tinted Face Oil


What are the ingredients in Kosas Tinted Face Oil?

Kosas Tinted Face Oil has ingredients that are not only great for effective makeup but also bring real skincare benefits! Why wouldn't you want your makeup to be nourishing your skin too?! And with 6 oils that your skin will love, you will get exactly that with the Kosas Tinted Face Oil. These include:


  • Avocado Oil: Moisturizing
  • Meadowfoam Oil: Plumping
  • Red Raspberry Oil: Reparative
  • Jojoba Oil: Soothing 
  • Camellia Seed Oil: Nourishing
  • Rosehip Seed Oil: Brightening



Does the Kosas Tinted Face Oil have SPF?

This product doesn’t have any SPF in it, but according to Kosas, some of the ingredients may improve how well your sunscreen works.


Is Kosas Tinted Face Oil Non Comedogenic?

I would say Kosas Tinted Face Oil is mostly non-comedogenic other than two specific ingredients.  

  • One of them is jojoba oil.  It’s not a high comedogenic ingredient rating a 2 (with 5 being the worst on the comedogenic scale) however, I always like to point it out because some people depending on skin type can have a harder time with it.  
  • The other ingredient is avocado oil.  This ranks a 3, again not the highest comedogenic rating but worth noting.  Overall, it is a non comedogenic foundation. I always recommend doing a test on yourself and seeing how you react.


Is it vegan?

Yes, the Kosas Tinted Face Oil is vegan. It is also cruelty free and gluten free. To add to it, Kosas is leaping bunny certified and cruelty free!


How do you apply the Kosas Tinted Face Oil?

This product is best applied with your fingers. If you prefer you can definitely use your favorite tool, but by all means using your fingers to apply it will do the job.  Overall, the application is super simple!  Follow the steps below:


  1. Prep your skin! This includes ensuring you are exfoliating on a regular basis. You will want to apply the Kosas Tinted Face Oil on just moisturized skin.
  2. Make sure to shake up your bottle of product. You will want to make sure the oil and pigment are fully mixed up and this will ensure it is.
  3. Using just your fingers, massage in 2-4 drops of the oil onto your skin
  4. If you prefer more coverage, you can use up to 6 drops OR you can build your coverage. Do this by applying your first layer, let it set in and then apply more product in the areas you are wanting more coverage.


Before And After Applying Kosas Tinted Face Oil



Comparison of Kosas Tinted Skin Oil and Ilia Skin Tint

Many want to know exactly how the Kosas Tinted Skin Oil compares with the Ilia Skin Tint. Having used both many times, I can tell you the Kosas Tinted Skin Oil feels lighter and gives you more of a glow than Ilia’s Skin Tint.  It’s also not as heavy feeling as the Ilia Skin Tint and more hydrating overall.  I really love the coverage it offers too.  It’s definitely a medium coverage but feels like it’s light coverage on the skin.  Has a great velvety texture overall.  The Kosas Tinted Face Oil doesn’t have an SPF in it, while the Ilia Skin Tint has SPF 40.  You can’t build with the Ilia Skin Tint either because of the SPF, it starts to look heavy and cakey.  The main difference between the Kosas Tinted Face Oil and the Ilia Skin Tint is the SPF.



Gurl Gone Green’s Review of Kosas Tinted Face Oil 2021

This is a hydrating spin on foundation that feels light and leaves you with a glow. I thought I wouldn’t like it originally but after I gave it a try, I realized how wrong I was. The Kosas Tinted Face Oil offers such good coverage, a lot better than I thought, yet it doesn’t feel heavy or cakey.  Just a light overall feel.  It gives my face an overall polished and pulled together look.  Plus, it looks so dewy and fresh.  My skin literally looks like it’s glowing!  It feels hydrating too- something I love having drier skin.  Especially great for skin in the winter as it gets colder.  I love how my skin has the hydrated feeling throughout the day instead of feeling dry because of a foundation that’s too heavy.  It glides on your skin and leaves it feeling moisturized but with great coverage.  It’s a totally different formula compared to any clean beauty foundation that I’ve tried.  It is a liquid but more of an oily liquid, less dense and creamy and more like an oil that is tinted.  It really just melts into the skin. Wearing this is basically saying “yes” to your dewiest skin!

It was a top pick in my Mature Skin Foundation Guide among the models!  ​​The 50 year old and the 60 year old model preferred Kosas Tinted Facial Oil for full coverage.  The 60 year old said, “I like how it doesn't feel heavy, yet offers more coverage on days when I want to wear a little more makeup.”  I love that it not only works for younger skin but also mature skin- a win/win on both!  You can also check it out in my Organic Beauty Foundation Guide and on Allure’s Best of Beauty 2019 list!  Check it out here!


If you have tried Kosas Tinted Face Oil, let me know what you think of it below!


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Clove + Hallow: Full Review & Video Tutorial

Clove + Hallow: Full Review & Video Tutorial

Sharing a full makeup video tutorial using all Clove + Hallow products, plus how I use their skincare products as well!  Not only is this a clean beauty brand, but it is affordable as well. 

*Clove + Hallow sponsored this video but thoughts and opinions are my own.

*Affiliate Disclosure: I do have affiliate links in this blog post. If you purchase something from my link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.  This comes at no cost to you but is paid by the company.  I do not take becoming an affiliate with any company lightly.  If I am, it’s because I believe in the company and their product.


Watch the full Clove + Hallow Review and tutorial here!




Shop Clove + Hallow here and use code GGG15 for 15% off your order!


Products Mentioned In Video:

Conceal + Correct

Blurflex Priming Serum

Cheeky Cream Color in Ransom

Bronzed Up Cream Color in Beachy Keen

Glow Skin Cream Color In Ripple

Sunrise Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow Palette

Line and Define Liquid Liner

Shade + Blend Dual Sided Brush

H2Glow Serum

Lucious Lip Color In Fizz

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Beginner’s Eyeshadow Tutorial

Beginner’s Eyeshadow Tutorial

Sharing my full eyeshadow tutorial for beginner's in my newest video! I get asked often how to apply eyeshadow and how to prep the lid. I'm going step by step through exactly what products I use and how I do it. You will be an eyeshadow pro in no time! I also share all my favorite eyeshadow palettes too!

Watch my Beginner's Eyeshadow Tutorial + Clean Beauty Eyeshadow Palette Favorites HERE!


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Beautycounter Review – Product Hits & Misses

Beautycounter Review – Product Hits & Misses

Sharing a full Beautycounter review with you in today's video! While I am a Beautycounter Consultant, I don't love every Beautycounter product. I get to try it all as a clean beauty blogger and I'm here to report on the very best that Beautycounter has to offer and I am sharing which products I don't love.


Watch the full video where I am sharing my Beautycounter Hits & Misses HERE!


Products mentioned in the video:

Skin Twin Foundation

Skin Twin Concealer

Eye Makeup Remover

All Bright C Serum

Countertime Collection

Resurfacing Peel

Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick

Glow First Priming Serum

Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion

Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer

Counterstart Cococream Cleanser

Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face SPF 25

Makeup Remover Wipes

Mattifying Powder

The Better Blender

Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen


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