I have been using organic and vegan makeup for a few months now. I’ve waited to post about it until I had fully tested out the products I bought. Some of them I really love, and some not so much.
I originally ordered all my makeup from Kaia House which is located in New York.
I heard about this company on another blog I follow, and I trust the writer because she does her research. The makeup is not cheap; well, not to me anyway because I was always a drug store beauty buyer. I purchased the powder foundation, a cheek highlighter, mascara, and two eye shadows.
The foundation did not work out for me. I was a little wary of it anyway because I never wear foundation and I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. When I first started using it, I was surprised that it was pretty light, but after a few weeks, my skin became very oily. My forehead, chin, and cheeks started to break out and I very rarely have skin break outs, or pimples for that matter. I’m not sure if this happened because my skin is not used to a foundation or what, but I instantly stopped using this product and my skin cleared up within a few days.
I am really loving this cheek highlighter. I’ve never used a cream blush before, but I liked the color shown online and did not like the colors offered for the powder blushes. It goes on easy and has a little bit of a shimmer to it. It can be used as a lip shimmer, too, but I found that it was TOO shimmery for me on my lips. I think you can also use it on the eyes, but I have yet to try it there as I am not a big pink eye shadow person. It lasts all day, even through my workouts! I would definitely recommend this product.
I like these eye shadows. I went with neutral tones so that I could wear them to work everyday. I’m getting bored with just these two colors so I plan on ordering some other colors, but I am going to try a different brand (which I will blog about later). Both shadows go on smooth and last all day. They don’t smear or rub off easily so yes, I would also recommend this product.
The last item I purchased from Kaia house was their mascara. They only offered one kind and I would not recommend buying this. It stayed wet and smudged very easily. It would smear under my eyes so I constantly had raccoon eyes or I was going to the bathroom to wipe it away. I started using Physcian’s Formula Organic Wear mascara.
I LOVE this mascara! I found it at my local Kroger store along with powders and bronzers. I’m hoping they will continue to come out with other products. I cannot remember how much I paid for it, but I don’t think it was over $8. It goes on wonderfully, dries, and does not streak or cause raccoon eyes. It lasts all day, even through my work outs.
I don’t think that I would purchase these Kaia House products from their website again. If I could find them on Amazon, which I haven’t been able to as of yet, I would go there first because it took the makeup FOREVER to get to me. I ordered all of the products at one time, but received them at different times. The first package contained the mascara, blush, and eye shadows and it took almost a month for it to get to my house. I had to contact the company about the powder foundation and was told they thought I had it. I finally received it two weeks later. They tried to redeem themselves by sending me a bottle of their soy nail polish remover (which isn’t that great).
I recently checked Amazon.com to see what type of organic and vegan makeup products were available and I found many different Physcian’s Formula products for super cheap. I’m talking $2-$3! I will definitely be ordering from there in the future.
I plan on purchasing some eye shadows from Josie Maran. She is a model and has been developing organic and vegan beauty products for a while. Her products are not cheap, which is why I have been holding off on buying anything. As soon as I get her products, I’ll try them out and let you know how they work.
Do you or have you used any vegan/organic products? If so, which brands? Did you like them?