Hello again! It’s been far too long since I’ve written a blog post. Though my nature is to dive back in blogging (and likely drown), today I’m easing into it by sharing a few green beauty products that I’ve been eyeing and you might be interested in too. All products featured are vegan, cruelty free, nontoxic and may induce the desire to shop.
Unlike my previous green beauty wishlists (I, II, III), this one consists of only products that I think have a strong chance of becoming my makeup staples and I will probably purchase soon. Though I transitioned to clean makeup about four years ago, there’s still categories I have yet to explore. Like mascara.
I have worn mascara daily since I was about 14 and though I don’t intend on wearing it everyday, I’d like the option. A couple months ago, the Lily Lolo cult favorite got a bigger better counterpart, Lily Lolo Big Lash. If I’m going to risk poking myself in the eye to apply mascara, I want results. As most of you know, a lot of natural mascaras currently on the market have, well, a natural finish. This one promises to volumize and lengthen to achieve drama that rivals false lashes. Some reviews say it can be a little clumpy, but others suggest it will help even my very straight lashes hold a curl. Seems like a fair trade-off to me!
Speaking of eyes, I’ve been looking for my perfect cream shadow for over a year now. I want to be able to use it for a soft wash of color everyday, but be able to build up for a more intense color. Ideally, it’d be easy to apply, blend out and have a sheen. That’s quite specific, but what can I say, I know what I want. Luckily, there seems to be a shadow that fits the bill, the Gressa Eye Tint in bronce. I basically only do one look (a warm reddy brown halo eye), so this shade is perfect. I think it would look especially beautiful with a pop of gold, champagne or even rose gold on the center of the lid. I’m also curious how it would perform over the 100% Pure Luminous Primer. $36 is a splurge for a cream shadow, but I’m tempted. Is it worth it?
Moving on to cheeks, you know I’ve been loving the Juice Beauty cream blush for about six months now. I wear it everyday and honestly, I never get bored of it. I have the shade orange blossom, a bright coral. It’s been great for summer, but for autumn and winter I want a true pink blush. Cue the Juice Beauty cream blush in seashell. Why fix what’s not broken? I always avoided cream blush because I thought it would be hard to blend, but this one is so creamy that it melts in the skin, blending effortlessly. You can use your fingertips, a sponge, a brush- it’s nearly impossible to mess up. It gives a healthy radiance that lasts all day without fading or getting patchy. In case I haven’t sold you on it enough, after using it everyday for six months, I still have yet to hit pan. Picking up another shade is a no-brainer for me.
A couple weeks ago I posted this picture with the caption “no highlighter necessary”. It might not be necessary, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want it. It’s no secret I love glowy skin and cream products, so it should come as no surprise I’m coveting the Han Cosmetics Illuminator in ballerina. They describe it as an ethereal baby pink. Though pink highlighter may sound intense, I think it will actually be a softer natural looking glow that will blend well with blush instead of looking like a stripe on top of it. I don’t have any cream highlighters, but this shade caught my eye and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
Lastly, we have Conceal+ from Fitglow Beauty. You already know I’m down to try any concealer that boasts full coverage both for personal use and to review for you. My dark circles are no joke and my undereyes easily look dry and crease, so if it works on me, it’s safe to say it will work on you. I’ve seen nothing but glowing reviews about it since it launched, so I’m curious just how good it is. There are too major cons though. Firstly, the shade range is tragic. It only comes in five shades that skew light, which is very disappointing. It’s also $42, which is double the price of most concealers. If you’re tried it, I’d love to know your thoughts.
That’s everything on my current wishlist, soon to be shopping list. If you want to see a review of any featured products, just let me know! Also, what’s on your wishlist? I can’t be the only one constantly stalking the Petit Vour website.
P.S. If you’re curious where I’ve been, I gave a little life update here.