I’m not a huge makeup wearer but when I started switching to safer products years ago I started the search for makeup and skincare products that were safe and at an affordable price. I remember my best friend mentioning that she uses mineral powders cause they work great for her and are supposed to be free of harmful chemicals. So if I recall correctly, that was my first purchase towards cleaner makeup. I headed to my local one stop shop and bought a few items from the Physicians Formula Organic mineral wear line.
If you look them on SkinDeep they have great ratings. Oh and by the way if I haven’t mentioned it before, you have to check out SkinDeep. It’s a database of personal products with ratings on level of toxicity. I was turned onto it after reading Renee Loux’s book. A couple years ago they put out a campaign for donations to aid in developing a smartphone app. And wouldn’t you know, they developed one! It’s so handy. Simply type in your product name or scan the barcode an voila! All the ingredients and rating on each of them at your fingertips. Comes in handy when you’re at the store and you’re trying to decide whether or not you want to buy a new product. Oh I digress. So I bought the Organic Natural Origin Mascara, Organic Translucent powder, and the Organic tinted lotion.
And that’s what I’ve been using for the last few years… until now. What’s my latest discovery? Well, I’ve been waiting for the day when The Honest Company developed either a makeup line or a skincare line. And what did they go and do? They developed an entire Honest Beauty line! Skincare and makeup. Wahoo! And existing Honest customers all received an email for $20 off your first purchase. Sweet! So I was anxious to get on their site and start browsing the new line. I found that they actually developed an entire new site with a new look. The theme is soft and romantic, so definitely feminine. Each makeup item that you browse to has the same list of gals modeling the different colors. So instead of just showing one gal with beautifully bronzed skin wearing the mauve lip gloss, they show the same color on EVERY single model! So you’re able to see what that same lip gloss would look like if you have very fair skin or the darkest of ebony skin! That I like. Especially since they don’t have samples of the makeup line. Who wants to spend $23 on a single item if you’re not sure what it would look like on your skin type.
After browsing ALL of their products, I placed two orders. First I ordered a trial of the skincare line. Then I ordered a bundle (yup dove in right away). In my bundle of three; Everything Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Honestly Cream; Creme Blush in Truly Thrilling; and Luminizing Powder in Midnight Reflection. Oh and I added an extra; the Lip Gloss in Creative Kiss. Here’s my take:
Tinted moisturizer – for me it’s the perfect amount of coverage. It seems like it’s going on pretty thick but evens out so nicely. Towards the end of the day it reveals my blemishes but all makeup does that with me cause I hate to cake on stuff.
Creme Blush – because it’s creme it takes a few times to get used to applying it but I love the color and the stay power.
Lumizing Powder – love it! It’s has a hint of shimmer. Not sparkle, but a subtle shimmer that’s so weightless it put’s a perfect finish to my look. Or at least I like to think it does. ha!
Lip Gloss – I love the color. Doesn’t feel sticky at all. Doesn’t taste gross like some lip gloss. Doesn’t last very long… I guess that’s the reason some lip gloss is so nasty sticky (for the stayput power).
Will I order again? Yes. Will I switch it up a little next bundle? Maybe. I’m really anxious for the products to show up in SkinDeep. Lately I’ve just got lazy lately about analyzing the Honest ingredients because I have a lot of faith in them. But I should really check out the ingredients. Maybe I’ll write a part 2 to this article.