Posted on | March 29, 2010 | 1 Comment
Hello to all you lovely gluten-free ladies (or gents who might want to invest in some gluten free makeup for a lady friend). A couple of posts ago, I mentioned Afterglow Cosmetics, a makeup brand that uses all natural ingredients (as well as gluten-free ingredients) to make all of their makeup! The first three lipsticks that I purchased were a big success! Kiss was probably the favorite of most of the people I asked since it was that bright red and maybe a little risky. It’s really noticeable, I guess. I just have to make sure not to get it on my teeth! That’s not too attractive, right? My lovely friend, Kat, is always telling me I have lipstick on my teeth! Good thing I carry around my handy dandy Frida Kahlo mirror.
Anyway, since I loved the lipstick so much, I actually asked for more of them for Christmas this year. My new favorite is called Afterglow after their brand name. It’s a nude color that is perfect for everyday use. It’s not stark or noticeable like Kiss, but it’s a nice way to even out the color of my lips, which are usually pale and sort of flat looking. I keep it in my purse at all times now because it’s a great backup to have on hand! Like the others I’ve already blogged about, it goes on smoothly and lasts all day. I might have to reapply after lunch because of my own inability to eat without making a mess of myself. Otherwise, it would last all day.
I also decided to try the mineral foundation and concealer, as well as their Kabuki brush, which is in the picture above. The Kabuki brush comes with a little purse in which to store it before and after use. Afterglow Cosmetic’s doesn’t test any of their products on animals and all of their brushes are vegan brushes. The brushes can be cleaned with shampoo or soap so they’re easy to maintain. But if you want to go the extra mile, Afterglow also sells a brush cleaning formula that smells like lavender! I’d buy it, but I think I’d fall asleep after putting makeup on if my brush smelled like lavender.
The Organic Mineral Foundation I use is called Pearl, which, of course, is the palest shade they have. There are nineteen other shades, so many skin tones are accounted for. On the website, ingredients are listed front and center so there aren’t any mysteries. I know we don’t tend to ingest our foundation, but you never know how much we absorb from our skin. So it isn’t a bad investment! The first time I put on this product, I fell in love! It’s smooth and light. I know they always say this on commercials, but it seriously felt like I wasn’t wearing any makeup at all. It looked really nice with my pale skin too.
The Organic Total Cover Concealer I bought is called Linen which is advised to go along with Pearl. I use this before applying the foundation just to cover up any blemishes I might have (some days there are quite a few). Just like the foundation, it is soft and light and gets the job done.
This is what all three look like together along with black ULTA eyeliner and Loreal Paris Voluminous Original mascara. Sorry I couldn’t get a better picture! We don’t get a lot of natural light in my dorm room. But you get the gist! So I’m once again completely ecstatic about Afterglow Cosmetics and all of their products. So go visit their website at: http://afterglowcosmetics.com/