As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a beautiful relationship with Adorn Mineral Cosmetics (You can read about this more over at their blog). Without going in to the details, it means I am lucky enough to try out some of their amazing, toxic-free, cruelty-free products. So far I have not been disappointed – all of their products are so beautiful and definitely top any other brand of make up I’ve tried – eco/vegan or otherwise. In comparison to brands like MAC, Adorn products provide great coverage and colour, but feel light as a feather. You can literally fall asleep in them and have no problems at all (I seem to have made a bad habit of this!).
What I particularly love about this partnership, is that I am trying products that I wouldn’t normally purchase. Not because I don’t like them, but because I don’t want to take the risk. I have a friend, Weilsy, and when we we were at Uni together all those years ago, he was someone who would always try the latest thing. For example, if we were driving past a billboard for the latest burger at Maccas, he would have already tried it. I was the opposite – the thought of buying something and possibly not liking it was too much of a risk – I always stuck with my trusty cheeseburger meal (clearly this was before I was vegan). The same applies to make up and most other things…I’d prefer to stick with what I know rather than “risk” wasting money on something I don’t like (jeez I sound boring!!).
So with Adorn, I’m getting to try some things I might not have tried ordinarily. This month, I got the Eye Define Chubbi Eyeliner in Amethyst. When I unwrapped it and saw how purple it was, I was a little worried. But it looks incredible on and is actually very subtle. It’s perfect – not as dark and harsh as black eyeliner but still creates a beautiful effect. I imagine if you had green eyes (instead of brown like mine) it would be even more impressive. It also glides on easily and smoothly, which is very important for me as I am shocking when it comes to applying eyeliner!
But I’ll show you the eyeliner another time. Today I want to introduce you to the Barely Blushing Hydrating Cream. I’ve always used powder blushes and, in fact, I love their Barely Blushing Loose Blush in Winter. But the cream blush is just so versatile! You can wear it on your cheeks, on your lips and I even put some on my eye lids as well for a lovely fresh look. Hence the title, ‘the ultimate in eco beauty!’ And bonus, it’s super compact so next time I travel, all I will have to pack is my foundation, mascara and this cream blush! Oh how I love simplicity…
So if you are looking for an all-rounder and hoping to reduce your impact on the planet (less packaging, less products, all natural, cruelty-free, etc) then check it out here.
If you are looking to overhaul your entire make up cabinet with all natural, toxic free products then you might like to check out my review of Adorn’s lip pencil, lip stick and lip gloss too in this video.