Recently, I’ve had a renewed interest in healthier cosmetics. My interest has always been there as I don’t particularly want to put chemical laden products on my body, but I’ve never really found organic or chemical free cosmetics that I like.
Along with finding fashion for the pear shaped body, you may notice in my posts that I am also interested in health, diet, and fitness. I’ve read various books on beauty and I’ve learned that eating a healthy diet helps beauty from the inside out. One book that I’ve read and mentioned in a past post, is Kimberly Snyder’s, Beauty Detox Solution.
I like Kimberly’s recipe for a Green Smoothie (minus the celery) and I also follow her blog as well. In one of her post titled, “Obtain Natural Beauty with Safe Cosmetics“, she mentions a brand called Vapour Beauty. These products are online order and even though you can order samples, I really had the “I want it now” vibe so the next best thing was to head over to Aveda.
In my quest for natural, healthier cosmetics, I decided to start with make up products that I’m most likely to ingest such as, lipstick and gloss.
|Nourish-Mint Soothing Lip color in Wild Plum|
I selected the Nourish-Mint Soothing Lip color in Wild Plum. The color is more in the rose family and applies pink, not plum. The lipstick scent is described as a “refreshing organic spearmint and vanilla flavor”, but I just think it smells like a spa in a tube.
|Nourish-Mint Soothing Lip Color in Wild Plum swatch|
I also purchased two lip glosses:
|Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Agave Nectar|
|Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Ginger Lily|
|Swatch of both lip glosses|
Out of the three products that I purchased, the lipstick is my favorite. The lipstick slides on, had good wear, and smells wonderful. The lip glosses have great color payoff and have a wonderful mint scent, but the gloss is a little thick and tacky on the lips. Not really sticky like a Mac lip glass, but not slick like a NYX gloss. I probably wouldn’t run out and buy more as I prefer a more emollient lip gloss.
If you have a favorite natural and/or organic cosmetics brand that you like, let me know in the comments below and the product(s) that you like as well.