It’s always exciting to find really good natural and chemical free makeup. Just a few years ago the quality wasn’t great, unlike with natural skin products of which there are many wonderful brands, but that is now really beginning to change. I was therefore delighted to be asked to judge lipsticks at this years Natural Beauty Awards.
Below are my 3 winners. As an added bonus I’ve included the winners from the blusher and nail varnish categories (not judged by me).
Great texture with a very slight sheen, this lipstick has a good pigment that lasts well and keeps your lips feeling hydrated. The Coral Sea shade gives universally good colour, with a warm tone that would flatter anyone.
These lipsticks have a smooth hydrating texture with a flattering sheen. The Rose Cuivre shade gave a soft natural-looking brown.
These lipsticks have a slight sheen and are very sheer. With a great range of very natural- looking colours, each shade has a subtle golden frost that’s particularly great on summery days and with a tan.
Lily Lolo’s Naked Pink Blusher Duo
A must-have for the make-up bag, this subtle blush pink can be built on if deeper colour is needed in more subdued lighting. A fabulous product that doesn’t compromise on skin-friendly ingredients, plus it’s vegan and cruelty-free.
This is a brilliant everyday product with ingredients that include earth minerals and beeswax. It comes complete with a protective SPF 15, while containing no nasties, and isn’t tested on animals. The colour is long-lasting and a natural matte, making it the perfect choice for daily wear.
Enjoy a healthy touch of lasting colour with this vegan, natural blusher. Made from skin-friendly ingredients, it comes in a sleek black compact with a good-size mirror. If that’s not enough, mess-free application makes it an on-the-go essential.
Maggie Anne Free Gel Effect
This product is free from the harmful ingredients that are usually found in nail varnishes. Vegan, and cruelty- free, this is one that you’ll keep coming back to. Want it to last a whole week? Just use the top coat for long- lasting coverage.
Cienna Rose Nail Care Treatments Nourishing Cuticle Oil
From a cuticle scrub and oil to a nail hardener and top coat, this deeply nourishing and protecting range suits all. Enriched with Vitamin E, Pro Vitamin B5 and mongrass Oil, the overnight revival mask works hard to make your nails beautiful.
Benecos Happy Nails
This varnish lasts well and dries quickly. It’s suitable for vegans and is very gentle, so it doesn’t damage the nails either: win, win!