You know those giveaways that you always enter, but never win? Yeah, me too, except I actually won an Au Naturale lipstick giveaway! I think you won too because now I can review and swatch three shades of their Eternity Lipsticks, so you know how they perform. Let’s get to it.
If you’re no stranger to green beauty, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Au Naturale. Their makeup is synthetic free, cruelty free, vegan and made in the US. A few months ago, I tested their peach creme color corrector, which I didn’t love, but because that was my only experience with the brand, I didn’t write off their products entirely.
The Eternity Lipstick is available in ten shades, three finishes and retails for $25. The shade range is compromised of pinks, nudes and reds with cool and warm undertones, so there’s likely a shade to suit everyone. Today, I’ll be showing you three very different shades.
Can we take a moment to talk about that packaging though? Not only is it sleek matte black, it has a magnetic closure and a weightiness that gives it a bit of luxury. I think they achieved the perfect balance of sophistication and freshness. Obsessed.
The first shade is Sangria, a cool bright pink. I received a sample of this with an order and I’m so glad I did because I never would have chosen this color. It’s vibrant and bold, which is intimidating for me, but it’s gorgeous. The finish is probably best described as a satin as it’s neither glossy nor matte. This shade would look especially striking on very dark and fair complexions.
Next, we have Spanish Rose, a deep matte red. This is definitely a warm red with brown undertones, which isn’t my personal favorite, but it’d make a great autumnal shade on others.
Innocence is described as a lavender pink nude with a satin finish. Though it looks quite purple toned in the bullet, on the lips it doesn’t read particularly lavender. Actually, it’s the perfect my lips but better shade and I’ve worn most days since I received it. Considering I don’t typically wear lipstick daily, that’s saying something. It was even featured into two posts already, my halo eye tutorial and a current favorites.
The lipsticks are a bit stiff, but I don’t mind because it means you can apply them pretty precisely without needing a lip liner, which is especially important when applying a bold shade. This isn’t a one swipe lipstick. The color initially applies a bit sheer and can be built up. I like a soft wash of color sometimes so this is great, but I wanted to note it because I think some might be bothered by it.
On the lips it feel as though I’m wearing my usual balm. In terms of longevity, the Au Naturale Eternity Lipsticks are comparable to other cream lipstick formulas. Innocence fades beautifully because it’s so close to my natural lip color, but the other shades don’t fare as well. They will need to be touched up throughout the day.
For me, it’s all about the pinky nude shades. Cora, Marrakesh and Primrose– yes please! If I’m going to apply a bold shade, a cream formula isn’t my first choice. I’d rather use a liquid lipstick or stain, so the color is locked in place. If you love a classic lipstick application, this is a great choice.
For a limited time, you can get a free lipstick with orders over $50 on www.aunaturalecosmetics.com. It’s a great chance to try these out!
If you’ve tried these lipsticks, I’d love to know how you feel about them or if you have any other favorites from Au Naturale. I’m coveting their lip stain and creme shadows. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!