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.
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.
Hey guys! So I finally got my hands on two of the biggest green beauty products out right now and thought I’d show you swatches and my before/after. Since ordering a single shade of foundation or concealer is usually a gamble for me, I used samples for this review (for great deals on clean beauty samples, check out my previous post). Here we go!
First up, foundation. I was previously using Chanel Vitalumiere foundation in the lightest shade, Ivoire (07). Since that is packed full of parabens, I knew I needed to switch asap. Crunchi is a big new brand that I have been seeing everyone rave about lately, and their foundation is made with certified organic ingredients, is vegetarian, gluten-free, non-gmo, toxin free, cruelty free and made in the USA. They are super selective about ingredients that they use and even package the product in glass bottles. Here is the Crunchi Beautiful Flawless Foundation shade selection and swatches on my arm:
As you can see, my previous foundation shade is somewhere in between 02 and 2.5, so I mixed the two for the color I wanted. I’m not stoked about possibly having to order two products and to do this everyday, but it might end up being a good idea. I live in Florida and try to stay out of the sun most of the time, but I can pick up a tan pretty quickly so having the darker color to adjust in different seasons might work out well, actually.
Anyway, this product feels really lightweight and is very easy to blend out. I used an Artis densely packed foundation brush. The coverage is sheer to medium, and the finish is luminous and almost dewey on my skin. This definitely isn’t a full coverage or matte foundation. If that’s what you’re looking for, keep looking. It really feels more like a tinted moisturizer or bb cream to me. The consistency is so nice and thin (and it has aloe to moisturize) so you’ll probably be able to easily build the coverage with more product without looking cakey. I don’t have that much experience with primers, but I really liked the one included in Crunchi’s sample pack and will probably purchase it if I buy the foundation.
Next up, Hynt Beauty’s Duet Perfecting Concealer. “Hynt products have the highest ingredient quality and must be beneficial to the skin, efficacious, eco-conscious, cruelty-free and non-irritating,” according to their website. Here are the Fair and Light sample shades (also their lip color in Shiraz):
The Fair is very pink and the Light is a perfect match for my skin. Sorry I didn’t swatch it, but the colors in the pan are true to life. It is so, so, so pigmented. Everyone has told me to be careful trying this and that a little goes a long way, and I feel like it should actually have a warning or something because I still used way too much at first, haha. It blends out really nicely though and I eventually got the hang of it. You seriously only need to barely touch the product and have a tiny speck on your finger to completely cover both eyelids as shadow base. It did crease a little on my eyelids during wear, btw, but I have yet to find anything that doesn’t. Overall, this is a very close replacement for my not-so-clean Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory . Hynt’s concealer is more creamy though and again definitely not matte. I think I will purchase this because the color match is good for me and it is so pigmented. I have some hyperpigmentation and acne scars and it covered them so well and easily.
So here are my before and afters! The top pic is my skin with no makeup or filters (but some good lighting). You can easily see the dark spots around my eyes and cheeks and a small red spot on my forehead. The middle pic is with only Crunchi primer and their Beautiful Flawless Foundation (shades 02 and 2.5 mixed). My skin is much more even, but you can still see a little discoloration. The last pic is with only Crunchi primer and foundation, Hynt Duet Perfecting Concealer in Light and mascara (Lancôme, not a clean or green product!). Overall, I like these products and they have set the bar pretty high being the first clean beauty foundation and concealer that I have tried. Unless otherwise noted, these will be my go-to base layer products for any looks you see for now.
Hope this helps if you are considering these products, and I hope it shows that clean and nontoxic makeup can be just as high performing and high quality as conventional beauty products/brands! Seriously, just get some of the samples and try it all out for under $20 guys!! Links to purchase in my last post. Your skin and health will thank you, and if you don’t love these products, I will be around to show you more options soon.
Update 01/06/18: I’m now ok using a few products containing the preservative phenoxyethanol. While it does have some concerning side effects (especially for infants), it seems to mostly be a possible allergen/irritant and I haven’t reacted badly to it so far. If you have any questions/comments about this ingredient, let me know!
This is my first makeup post! And just to go ahead and get it out of the way, the products in this review contain a controversial ingredient: phenoxyethanol. I bought these Rituel de Fille products from an online retailer I trust and briefly scanned the ingredients and didn’t notice any red flags. About a week later, a blogger that I follow and respect pointed out that she won’t use or recommend this brand because they use the preservative phenoxyethanol. After doing some research, I decided to go ahead and review the products but also link to some info about this ingredient and let you guys decide if it is right for you. I will probably keep looking for an everyday cream blush and sheer lipstick, but these are high preforming, super pigmented and really beautiful.