I have to admit, I had reservations when I first tried the Honest Beauty makeup line, they have turned into such a big brand and it makes you wonder if they still have the same brand integrity. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised!
I find that when trying to convince friends or clients to give clean beauty products a try it’s nice to have a brand name that people know, as it makes them a little more willing to try it out.
In the past I have used and really liked the honest diapers, wipes and baby products on my kids…well except for their re-formulated non-working sunscreen this year ( that was kind of a disaster), but other then that their products have been really great. The Honest spray hand sanitizer is one of my all time favorites.
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At first it took some getting used to, but I did really like having the home and baby products on a subscription basis, the staff at Honest were always super nice if you needed to switch something around or delay a order.
Similarly to the home and baby products, you can purchase the beauty products in two ways, you can just buy them at regular price or through their subscription service which is $50 a month and you get three products of your choice and you can add up to five more items for 25% off plus free shipping. Then you will receive a bundle every 4 weeks unless you decide to change it to 6 to 8 weeks. The bundle works out to be about $16 for each item, so it’s definitely the most cost effective option. Basically you could have a whole new set of makeup for around $100….which is fantastic! This is a great option if you want to completely overhaul and green out your makeup kit!
They also offer a free trial where you pay only $5.95 for the shipping. But watch out, it will roll into a subscription in seven days after you receive the trial, so if your not satisfied you will need to cancel asap.
All the ingredients in the products are listed on the Honest Beauty Site which claim their product line is safe and are free of: parabens, paraffins, silicones, talc, petrolatum mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and products are made with naturally derived ingredients. When I looked up the ingredients they really are pretty clean products. The majority of the ingredients are non-toxic when we looked them up on EWG. Keep in mind some of the products are gluten free but not all are vegan as they use carmine and beeswax in some of the products.
A portion of the proceeds of every purchase from Honest Beauty go toward helping to fund skill-training for young women through the organization Girls Who Code.
Oh, and of you don’t like it, they say you can return it within a year, which is a great policy!
For this review I decided to try the cream blush, concealer, lip gloss and eye shadow.
The Honest Beauty Duo Coverage Concealer has beneficial ingredients of chamomile, calendula and jojoba oil. The set comes with two colors which is similar to the Laura Mercier camouflage duo which is a staple in many makeup artist kits. I really like the two colors as I think they blend together really nicely to get the exact right coverage. The concealer works really well to cover blemishes, stays on well and does not crease under the eye. I find that with the two colors it goes on better with a brush, once applied you can work it into your skin with your finger and blend it out. When I compared it to my Time Balm conventional concealer which I know is bad but I go back to every now and again, it really held up. Because it has great coverage it tends to be a little drier under the eye, so be sure your under eyes are moisturized before applying. I have to say that for a natural concealer I was really impressed, being a makeup artist, a natural concealer that performs well is hard to find so I am impressed by the Honest Beauty Concealer, I will definitely have this one in my makeup kit.
These eyeshadow’s are talc free, but they still have titanium dioxide which is hard to avoid and is really more of an issue with loose powders. In these trios their is a mix of matte and shimmer shades….I actually prefer all matte, so if you are looking for completely matte these are not the shadows for you. The shimmer in the shadow is pretty mild and not to crazy. I love the fact that these are pressed as it is hard to find good green beauty pressed eye shadows. I wish they came in refillable pots so you could mix and match but the trios do work nicely to achieve a variety of looks and if you worked at it you could de-pot these and add them to a Z Palette if you were so inclined.
This color is a beautiful mauve color that you can wear super sheer or build it up a little bit. The finish is shinny but not to much so and has a slight fruity flavor to it which is very pleasing and not overpowering. At times I know some of the natural glosses don’t taste the best so this is a bonus. This product does not contain any gluten.
The lip crayons have the beneficial ingredients of jojoba seed oil and shea butter which is nice to find in a lip color. Lately I have been loving lip crayons and a semi matt coverage so these definitely fit the bill! They have a great amount of pigment, leave the lip a little stained which I like and have moisture in them as well which is always a bonus, especially in the winter months. These are a definite hit for me and I would order more colors.
I always used to stear clear of cream blush for some reason, but when I switched over to green beauty products I fell in love with them. I love how they give such a natural glow to the skin. I tried the Honest Beauty cream blush in truly teasing and it’s the perfect natural blush color and it stays on pretty good I was impressed by this product.
I am still looking forward to trying the powder, foundation and mascara. Have you tried any of the honest makeup or skincare? We would love to know your thoughts?