Beauty Finds: Honest Beauty Everything Matte Primer Review

Beauty and Skin Care, Lifestyle

Welcome to Beauty Finds. This edition features Honest Beauty Everything Matte Primer

Primers and I usually don’t get along. I have oily skin which combined with a silicone primer spells blocked pores. Some I’ve tried do such a good job its feels like I have a film of something on leaving my skin feeling like it can’t breath. Some work so well that very little shine gets through I don’t feel like myself. I try to keep hydrated as oily skin can be a sign of dehydrated skin, however I feel that wearing a mineral sunscreen I’m going to be shiny regardless. 

I’ve learnt to work with oily skin, mostly applying BB cream then a dusting silicone free translucent powder. I’ve learnt to avoid silicones is unless I want clogged pores. In the summer however I feel like a giant shiny face. My current foundation colour stays, the shine is next level. In preparation for summer I started using Honest Beauty Matte Primer, a silicone free primer back in May. Read on for my Beauty Finds requirements or skip a paragraph for the review. 

Beauty Finds: Honest Purely Sensitive Shampoo and Body + Wash and Honest Purely Sensitive Conditioner Review

Beauty and Skin Care

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Honest Purely Sensitive Shampoo + Body Wash and Honest Purely Sensitive Conditioner.  

First up, if in Spain don’t purchase either this shampoo or conditioner from Douglas España. Purchase from Niche Beauty and you save €11.90. For some reason Douglas España charges almost triple what other Douglas in Europe charge and even to the price in the USA. 

Secondly the labels are in German as Douglas Germany is the mother Douglas for all Douglases within Europe. 

Jessica Alba always has beautiful hair and I’m sure uses her own products. While I have a great shampoo, finding a conditioner that works is hard. My hair’s fine, oily at the roots and dry at the ends. It’s way better condition now I use amla oil and powder, wash it every other day however I can just can’t find a good conditioner that hydrates. My skin can be sensitive so I decided to try the fragrance free shampoo and conditioner. I paid Douglas prices so I was expecting lots. Both products are clean ingredient, cruelty free and vegan.

Beauty Finds: Honest Beauty Cream Foundation Review

Beauty and Skin Care, Lifestyle

Welcome back to another Beauty Finds! This edition features Honest Beauty Cream Foundation.

Skip a paragraph for the review: I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….

Honest Beauty Cream Foundation

Excuse the smudges!

This was the first non silicone foundation I tired! In a nutshell I like it more as a concealer than as a foundation. 

It’s not vegan, however I’m a bad vegan as I eat honey, so I generally depending on the brand and their ethics I sometimes choose products with beeswax in. Maybe I had too much sunscreen on which played a factor when I wore it, for a few weeks as foundation only, it doesn’t seem to stick if you have oily skin. This I think it due to it’s waxy texture that doesn’t match oily skin. Also I’m used to more liquid bb creams and cushion compacts which are easier to apply.

It goes on nicely with cushion compact sponge but it didn’t seem to have much lasting power on me. As not not waste the product I tried using it as an under eye and general concealer where it works better on me. It doesn’t sink into fine lines, it feels light on and lasts longer if it’s over another product. It does great at reducing the appearance of bags from not enough sleep. I do feel though if you really want cover, you really have to press hard into the compact to lift the product to apply. Aka apply it thickly otherwise it’s light coverage.

Happy ingredients!

Colour wise it took me a while finding the right shade online. Douglas España where it’s only available in Spain the swatches aren’t very good online. Thankfully at the time of purchase Honest Beauty has better swatches (Currently unavailable on Honest. They might be at the moment relaunching it like their Invisible Blurring Loose Powder, or bringing out another foundation. All I could find was this article on how to apply it and another on Pinterest. The product is still available on other retailers who stock it). I took a chance on Shell which is almost a good match for someone who’s pale but not porcelain, alabaster pale. A tiny bit dark with a pink undertone (I prefer neutral undertones), better for me in the summer however for some reason this shade works better on me as concealer. They have 8 shades ranging from pale to dark skin tones however they seem to be on the warmer side not cool.

Beauty Finds: Honest Beauty Gloss-C Lip Gloss Review

Beauty and Skin Care

Welcome back to another Beauty Finds. This edition is Honest Beauty Gloss-C Lip Gloss!

I’m more of neutral lip balm girl than lipstick or lip gloss girl, but every now and then I sway to the dark side of glosses and tinted lip balms. So when Douglas España finally got in the Gloss-C (get it?!) lip gloss this girl was tempted.

I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….

As the above requirements say with make up it’s hard to find clean ingredients. Thankfully there are some brands that know some girls want clean make up that’s not crazy. Honest Beauty is one of them. Jessica Alba always looks amazing and I’d like to think she wearing her own beauty line when she comes to promoting Honest or in her acting promo tours. Most of her Honest Beauty make up line I’ve tired I like, so I was surprised when Douglas España got the lip gloss so quickly in after it was released last year. Normally new Honest Beauty products take a while to become available on Douglas, where it’s available in Europe (such as the shampoo and conditioner. I think they were one of the first products back when she started Honest and only this year Douglas España has got them in! I think Douglas Germany has had them in for a few years). I like too that they’re no fuss packaging with minimal ingredients. Any interview Jessica Alba gives where she’s asked what does she look out for in products, she always says she avoids perfume and a long list of ingredients. Plus that marketing ploy if we buy into the brand we’re buying into that person, model, image and get to feel like them for a second and our lives automatically become better just by buying that product. Jessica Alba always looks like she has the best life so maybe wearing it I can get some Jessica Alba sparkle! See, I can fall for that too!

Honest Beauty Gloss-C Lip Gloss

A hydrating, Vitamin C-infused plumping lip gloss that delivers a wash of glossy color without the sticky feels. Made with Coconut Oil + Pomegranate Extract + Jojoba Seed Oil. Works for all skin types.

Pomegranate flower and jojoba seed oil act as the lip plumper

Beauty Finds: Honest Beauty Magic Gel-To-Milk Cleanser Review

Beauty and Skin Care, Lifestyle

Welcome back to another Beauty Finds! This edition Honest Beauty Magic Gel-to-Milk Cleanser.

I have a few requirements when it comes to cosmetics and skin care: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid the nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products with these ingredients in I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….

I’ll be straight up honest (no pun!) I didn’t like this cleanser. Maybe I’m biased towards Korean cleansers but this I felt didn’t clean my skin at all. I gave it a few days but I could tell on the first use, it wasn’t removing make up. I think I applied it twice each use. On Honest Beauty it’s recommend to apply like a cleansing balm which then foams a little as on Honest Beauty videos. I found it didn’t foam or get milk like colour. It says avoid contact with eyes and on its video it removed eye makeup or what looks like eyeliner. Let’s just say it stings like a MF if it gets in your eyes thanks to the rose water! It blotchy removed eyeliner and mascara and left my skin feeling striped bare dry still with make up residue on. I think I ended up using it as shower gel.