Have you recently checked what ingredients are in most of your beauty products? And I mean really gave it a good, hard look. I’m here to tell you about my thoughts on Beautycounter, a new-to-me brand that is completely revolutionizing the beauty industry standards.
You all know I love talking beauty. (Did you read my last review post, all about Pixi Beauty?) Well, the conversation came up with a friend who recently started as a consultant for Beautycounter. She immediately told me the brand’s mission and story, and I was actually dumbfounded. (You can read more about it here.) Did you know that over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products? The United States has only partially banned 11 to date… That’s crazy talk.
Beautycounter has created their very own ‘Never List,’ where over 1500 questionable ingredients are listed to never be used in the brand’s formulas. I’ve now tried a handful of products and I’m here to talk all about them. Clearly, I’m already a huge fan of Beautycounter as a brand and everything they stand for. But, I did love some products more then others.
The Desert Sunrise Limited Edition Collection
For the sake of organization, I’m going to divide this post up into makeup vs. skincare. Beautycounter’s new collection, called Desert Sunrise, just recently launched featuring a new palette and two new lipgloss colors. The palette includes six eyeshadows and three blush shades. One reason I am a fan of the palette is that I thought they were great for fairer skin-tones like mine. These products were great for layering to create the perfect look you wanted. However, it also comes with a lofty price tag. My suggestion would be to make sure you are going to wear all of these colors before committing. But, I did LOVE the lip glosses. You can probably tell that I’m converting to more of a gloss fan these days, and I could see myself wearing both shades often.
Tint Skin Foundation
First off, this product is much more in the price range that I’m willing to spend on makeup. It is actually less than the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation that I talked about in this post and still use daily. I think I’m actually going to put in an order for this through Beautycounter. I like that it’s full coverage but it isn’t heavy or cake-y. It will even out your skin tone and definitely hide those red spots or problem areas. My biggest suggestion would be to make sure you moisturize underneath (as you should be doing everyday, anyway.)
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
Ah, the concealer pen. I’m actually still keeping this in my purse! This is a great item for quick and easy fixes. You just click the pen until concealer releases, and literally paint away your blemishes! I don’t think it’s as thick as most of the concealers I’ve used, but it definitely stays in place all day long, which this girl is a fan of.
Color Contour Matte Bronzer
I freaking love this product, guys. It’s matte, which is unusual in a lot of bronzers out there. It is also sheer, so completely buildable based on your plans. For me, nighttime means a little more bronzer. Not to mention, it includes Porcelain Flower Extract, a Thai bloom known for its antioxidant benefits, to help moisturize the skin so it leaves you looking completely radiant. Amazing!
Nourishing Cream Cleanser
Ok so, besides having super sensitive skin, I don’t know that I’m the greatest judge when it comes to cleansers. I tend to like the ones which don’t dry out my skin, which this one didn’t so that’s good. However, I’m a loyal CeraVe fan, which is quite literally a fraction of the price. So while I’m sure this was a great cleanser, I’ll be sticking with my $8.99 bottle. Hey, a girl can’t have it all. This allows me to spend more on those splurge-worthy products.
Nourishing Rosewater Mist
Again, not my favorite product of the mix. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m loyal to Pixi’s Hydrating Milky Mist that only costs $15. I will say that the Nourishing Rosewater Mist smells great, and works as a setting spray too. It is made with organic rose essence, purified water, and moisturizing sodium hyaluronate to offer your skin an instant pick-me-up. I think this is just a personal preference, if you like the scent then you will most likely like the product.
Nourishing Day Cream
I liked this one! I can’t seem to find a BB/CC cream that I was a fan of, so I result to using this Nourishing Day Cream instead. It noticeably locked in moisture and actually smoothed my skin. What else could you ask for in a day cream? I noticed on their site that it’s a best seller, which I completely understand why! It contains a mix of organic coconut oil, safflower oil, and aloe to provide nourishing hydration, plus antioxidant-rich acai to protect against dry skin.
Hydrating Face Oil
I cannot stop talking about this product. And I mean that. This Hydrating Face Oil has changed my makeup and skincare routine forever. I am literally saving up every penny to buy myself a bottle. Yes, it’s pricy. But it can be used in so many ways! I mixed in a drop to my morning routine to make a little concoction. It is made from purely plant oils, making it smell good too when applied! This also comes in Balancing and Soothing versions.
Nourishing Eye Cream
Since I’m fairly young, I can’t say that I use or need an eye cream too badly. I’m sure that if I let my mom test this product she might’ve had a different reaction. To be honest, I’m just not sure how to tell if an eye cream is even effective. But that’s just me!
All in all I am a Beautycounter fanatic. I just placed an order for their Charcoal Cleansing Bar and Purifying Charcoal Mask. I can’t wait to try those products out! Have you heard of or tried Beautycounter? If you are wanting to try their skincare products (that they seem to be more known for) they do sell it all in one kit! Oh yeah, they also have a Kids Collection and Suncare line. Worth checking out! If you need help with a consultant, I highly suggest my girl Laura! You can find her page here.