I’ve been avoiding pink lip colors for years because a woman at the makeup counter in Nordstrom once told me that browns were best for my complexion. It took me a little longer than I’d like to admit to realize that’s bananas, and everyone can wear whatever lip color they like!
Here is my first pink lipstick that I’ve bought as an adult (and possibly one of the prettiest colors ever), Honor by Kjaer Weis.
Kjaer Weis is one of the most beautiful and luxurious natural beauty brands that I’ve tried, hands down. Every product is super high quality, pigmented, and comes in a gorgeous metal tube or compact that’s refillable. The shades and formulas are both classic and contemporary and suit a wide range of skin types and tones. All Kjaer Weis lipsticks are Italian made with no artificial or toxic ingredients, are gluten free, and are *not tested on animals. This particular shade is CCPB Certified Organic, which means at least 95% of the ingredients used in the formula are from organic farming.
This color is so gorgeous and I’m willing to bet it would look great on pretty much everyone!
*not vegan because it contains beeswax
Let me know if you have tried Kjaer Weis, and what you think of this lipstick! XO, Edie
I can’t believe it’s almost August! We’ve still got a little summer left, though (and where we live, it’s basically summer year round), so I thought I’d share some of my faves and essentials that I’ve been loving the past few months.
Hey guys, this is my absolute favorite shampoo and conditioner right now! I’ve been seriously struggling to find a clean haircare line that *really* works like I expect it to since I started cleaning up my self care & beauty products about 6 months ago.
I love a great makeup collab/collection. I have also been wanting to try one of Vapour Organic Beauty’s eye palettes, their lipgloss, and their highlighter ever since I started with clean beauty. Every girl also needs a good clean black pencil eyeliner, so this set seemed like a perfect choice!
I didn’t know who Kimberly Snyder was prior to purchasing this collection, but she is a writer whose latest book, Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out, was co-authored with Deepak Chopra. According to this collection’s description, “Snyder’s holistic approach to nutrition, wellness and skincare…dovetails seamlessly with Chopra’s history as an advocate for alternative medicine and spiritual health. Radical Beauty takes the approach that your connection with your spiritual self is reflected as the glow and sparkle in your eyes and also the expression of joy in your face that would be a true transformation from the inside out.” So there is a lovely sentiment to the book that inspired this collaboration, and I love collecting things that have meaning behind them.
Kimberly is a big fan of Vapour Organic Beauty, and she recommends many of their products on her personal website. This particular collection includes Vapour’s Meditteranean Eye Palette, an Elixir Lip Gloss, the Halo Illuminator stick, and Mesmerize Eyeliner in Ink or Truffle. I chose Ink (black) but will probably also buy the Truffle (brown) eyeliner at some point!
Below are swatches of the collection on my arm with a flash (first) and in regular indoor light (second). From top to bottom are Halo Illuminator in Moonlight (hard to see except for subtle shimmer at top of picture), Elixir Lip Gloss in Delite, Mesmerize Eye Color in Sugar, Mesmerize Eye Color in Flash, Mesmerize Eye Color in Enigma, and Mesmerize Eyeliner in Ink.
This collection is priced at $126, which is exactly how much it would cost to buy each product individually. So there isn’t really any added value to this collection other than the fact that it’s a collaboration with Kimberly Snyder. Since this isn’t a limited edition or even exclusive collection, I’m going to rate each product individually rather than as a whole and you can try any or all of the products included depending on what you decide!
First of all, I am going to personally give the Halo Illuminator in Moonlight a 7/10. This is a great subtle highlighter and the packaging is convenient. Stick-formulated makeup is usually either 1) creamy, thick, and soft (think opaque lipstick and certain concealers) or 2) thin, sheer, and hard (like sheer lipsticks and some stick blushes/multi-use sticks). This highlighter is definitely the latter. I prefer a creamier consistency to my highlighter since it is usually applied as one of the last steps in my makeup routine and I don’t want to have to work hard applying and blending and risking disrupting my other makeup. This highlight is so pretty and subtle, though, that I do really like it for areas like under my eyebrow arch, down my nose and above my Cupid’s bow where using a stiffer brush won’t disrupt my makeup. I will be looking for something else to highlight my cheeks. Also, I had some trouble with the scent of Vapour’s Multi-Use Stick, and this seems to have the same scent which is unpleasant to me. It isn’t overwhelming or offensive at all; I just don’t prefer it.
Second, I think that the Elixir Lip Gloss in Delite is an 8/10. I love the color, consistency, and shine. I don’t mind the scent or flavor. The applicator is a little brush and I usually prefer a sponge tip wand for lipgloss.
Third, I think that the Artist Eye Palette in Mediterranean is an 8/10. I LOVE the Sugar shade, which Vapour describes as “golden peachy pink.” It is a perfect highlight or sheer shimmer for around the eye. Flash is described as “mushroom taupe,” which is so right up my alley with my coloring and eye color. I really like this shade as well. Enigma, described as a “luscious deep brown” was a little underwhelming to me. The formula is a little slippery and it creased almost immediately on my eyelids. The colors were also pretty sheer, which I don’t necessarily mind. (I have hooded eyes, though, and most shadows eventually crease. I don’t have a clean eyelid primer yet, and that will probably help with color intensity, blending and staying power.)
Finally, I give the Mesmerize Eye Liner in Ink a 10/10! It’s a great black pencil eyeliner and has a handy smudge sponge on the other end. As I mentioned before, I will probably pick up the brown shade as well.
I am wearing all of the products in this collection below:
I recommend Vapour’s Mesmerize Eyeliner and their Elixir Lip Gloss. If you are comfortable with/skilled at applying cream shadows, I would also recommend their Artist Eye Palettes! I want to try two other Artist Eye Palettes called Murmur and Soiree next. I definitely need to practice using and blending cream shadows, though!
Have any comments, suggestions or questions? Leave them below!
Okay, so I made the switch to clean beauty just under three months ago, and I can already say that I’ve found a product that is a 10/10 in my opinion and I recommend wholeheartedly to everyone I know! These are my favorite clean/green/nontoxic skincare product that I have tried so far.
Okay, so these are my favorite lipglosses right now! Crunchi is an awesome brand and I have loved everything that I’ve tried from them so far. I currently also use their primer, foundation, and blush.
I love multi-use products. I especially love lip/cheek combo creams because 1) they are so easy to apply, 2) I think matching blush and lips creates a clean and uniform makeup look, and 3) cream based face products work best for me in my hot and humid environment (south Florida).
Got an Oscars or red carpet themed party coming up? Below are the products I used for this look!
Hynt Beauty Concealer in Light as full coverage foundation
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Spell as Blush
Lily Lolo Eye Palette in Smoke and Mirrors on eyes
Vapour Organic Beauty Mezmerize Eyeliner in Black
Lily Lolo Mascara in Black on lower lashes
Battington 3D Silk Lashes in style Monroe, applied with True Glue all-natural lash adhesive
EcoBrow Defining Wax in Penelope on brows
Vapour Organic Beauty Halo Illuminator in Moonlight as highlight on cheeks, nose, under brows and inner eyes
RMS Lip2Cheek in Spell as lipstick
That’s it! Easy, clean and all natural! What are your favorite clean beauty products for a more dramatic look? And any tips for applying fake lashes?? They took me FOREVER to apply and it got a bit messy, haha.