Makeup That’s Good For Your Skin
Many of us are already familiar with the SheaMoisture brand, but I don’t think all of us know that they have a cosmetics line as well! So when I was asked if I wanted to check out SheaMoisture makeup items I was really excited to see what they had to offer in that department. SheaMoisture is well known for its cruelty free, natural based products, steering free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulfates and phthalates. Lately, I’ve been indulging in their Peace Rose Oil Complex Collection (Happy Mother’s Day to ME!), and have frequently purchased other lotions and scrubs from them in the past. After trying out a few of their cosmetics, I’m excited to share with you guys what I found to be some of my new latest favorites.
As someone who has enlarged pores and has normal to normal/combo skin I was curious how this foundation would work for me. Some foundations leave me looking like a grease ball mid-day and some that are fuller coverage feel like they leave my dry looking. This foundation however has been a godsend. Serum Foundation? Where have you been all my life?! Because the formula is thin, you can easily build up natural looking coverage which worked to hide my sunspots and some old acne marks.
I probably use 2-3 drops of this stuff for a full face and it feels like I have nothing on. I could quickly move onto blush and bronzer without having to wait forever for my foundation to set and could get away with applying with my fingers and not needing any fancy brushes or sponges for even coverage. On top of that, the foundation is good for your skin since it’s formulated with shea butter to moisturize and antioxidants like vitamin C and E to protect and brighten the skin. P.S No breakouts after wearing this stuff for a good 5 days in a row! Score!
I tend to be drawn to satin, glossy or natural finish lip color and these lipsticks did not disappoint. I chose two shades, tea rose and pink tulip and fell in love with tea rose immediately. Both colors glide on making my lips feel silky and moisturized, making it feel like you’re using a lip treatment instead of just a lipstick. They also stayed on for a few hours before eventually wearing off with eating and drinking. I liked that the true color of the lipstick can be seen before even taking the cover off the lipstick, so you can easily find the shade you want in your makeup bag without wasting time.
Available exclusively at Ulta, this six color mineral eyeshadow palette made it easy to create a natural looking smokey eye, or everyday look. The pigment was decent and applied well with sponge and bristle brushes. The set did come with a dual tipped application but I prefer to use my own. SheaMoisture has four palettes out and the Lavender Fields one is calling my name housing a variety of violet shades that compliment each other. The palette is compact enough to fit in a small makeup bag, but gives you a wide enough variety to create several different looks.
Most of the time when I want to line my eyes I just use the darkest shade in my shadow palette, but I figured I would give these a shot and see how well I’d do with a pencil. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was no drag and could create a very fine line along the lash line and was waterproof which helped when I wore it during a dance class. (hey, I wanted to look nice and test its smudge factor) The turquoise color is vivid and beautiful making me want the purple one as well.
Overall I am very pleased with everything I got to try out. Out of everything I’d say the serum foundation was my number one favorite with the lipsticks being a close second. All of these products can be found at Ulta and Ulta online, while other SheaMoisture cosmetics can be found on their main website if you care to branch out a bit more. To find out more about the SheaMoisture brand, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and announcements.