Over the past several years, I have become more aware of what I put on and in my body. Since discovering my food allergies, I have been so much more conscious about what is in different foods, recipes, and even seasoning. After having some questionable skin spots removed, I stopped tanning and started wearing sunscreen. Between my new little niece (who is just days away!), my three friends that are pregnant, and my friends with toddlers and new babies, there has been a lot of discussion about clean beauty, clean skincare, and clean cleaning products. In fact, I even found myself buying Clorox Free & Clear Bleach Free Wipes for surfaces Mila touches. And she’s a puppy! So when I discovered Honest Beauty, I was super curious to see if clean makeup could actually work.
Initially, I wanted to go through all of my beauty products and see which products included bad things and which were the worst offenders. However, when I started researching, I discovered that basically everything has bad stuff in it, and it’s really complicated to dissect it all. So if Honest Beauty is going to make things easy for me, I’m going to let them!
First of all, Honest Beauty comes in three categories – Makeup, Skincare, and Hair. So far, I have only tried the Makeup line. But I think I have to try the skincare next. I’ve been using clean skincare for a while, so I’m interested in seeing how it will compare. All of the Honest Beauty products are clean and cruelty free. What does Honest Beauty mean by “clean”? According to their website, they do “[their] best to avoid ingredients that are known to cause potential health and environmental harm”. This includes using natural and naturally-derived ingredients. They also have a huge list of things their products DON’T contain, which you can find here.
For my review, I wanted to try as many products as I could. I ended up finding enough Honest Beauty products to complete a full face of clean makeup! How exciting! The only two products missing were concealer and brows. So I just used my regular products for those.
First, I used the Eyeshadow Palette to create a neutral brown “everyday” look and lined my eyes with the liquid eyeliner. This eyeliner is a mix between a felt tip and a liquid liner. The brush is thin and the product does take a minute to dry, so be careful. For my face, I used the Everything Cream Foundation in Shell, added a bit of concealer, and locked it in with the Invisible Blurring Loose Powder. Since I’m not a fan of sparkle bronzers, I skipped the Luminizing Glow Powder in Bronze Reflection and used the Cream Foundation in Java as a cream bronzer. Next, I applied the Creme Cheek Blush in Rose Pink, and topped off my look with the Luminizing Glow Powder in Midnight Reflection. Then finished my brows with brow gel and coated my lashes in both the primer and mascara from the Extreme Length Primer + Mascara.
Last but not least, lips! Of course I had to try Honest Beauty’s latest addition – Liquid Lipstick! I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks and honestly haven’t worn “real” lipstick in a really long time. The new liquid lipsticks come in 7 shades and are hydrating, flexible, and majorly pigmented. (I’m wearing the shade Happiness in the pic above.)
Here is the full video with color swatches, my complete how-to for a beautiful brown smokey eye look, and all of my thoughts! Including what I would buy again, what I would change, and what I would skip next time. Check it out.
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