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Clean Beauty Review: Non-toxic Lip Liner – Benecos Natural Lip Pencil

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Product Description:

A non-toxic lip pencil that glides on and has real staying power. An excellent addition to your clean beauty makeup kit.

What they say:
“Benecos is a gorgeous neutral, natural liner in a universal shade that gives subtle shape to your lips. It can be worn with nearly any lip color when blended.” – True Natural

Key Ingredients:

Ingredients:  HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MICA, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL , SILICA, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) CERA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL *, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA)*, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) CERA, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE), MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MANGANESE VIOLET, IRON OXIDES, AND CARMINE

What I say:

Pros: What I love most about this product is the value for money.  This pencil feels luxurious as it glides onto your skin and once it sets it really stays without dehydrating your lips. I can feel confident not only in my beautifully defined lips but that I’m not absorbing any nasties.

Cons: Honestly there really aren’t any. It’s an excellent product with excellent ingredients.  The only negative is that it only comes in 3 colours, 3 great colours but alas only 3.

Pro Tip:

Before application of the pencil first cover your lips with a concealer like RMS “Un” Cover-up.  Then make sure your non-toxic lip pencil is sharp and line the lips just inside the line of your lips if you have larger lips and just on the outside if your lips are smaller and you want them to appear larger.

In Conclusion:

For the price you can’t get a better non-toxic cruelty free lipliner.

EWG Rating:

They haven’t rated it but all the ingredients come back on EWG as good and fair.

non toxic lip liner, clean beauty

Non-toxic concealer – RMS “Un” Cover-up Review

As a makeup artist my first focus when applying makeup on myself, a model or a client is creating healthy beautiful skin. The skin is the canvas that everything else is painted on and if it’s not flawless (I use the term flawless loosely in a human way not in a cartoon airbrushed version of a human – I’m talking to you advertisers) then nothing else will be. After a healthy lifestyle and a clean non-toxic skincare routine, the next step in creating gorgeous glowing skin is your foundation and concealer. Good news! The RMS “Un” Cover-up is both! A 2 in 1 hybrid product that ticks all the non-toxic, eco boxes.  Consisting of only 7 products, all of which one can pronounce and 5 that are organic, the nourishing raw mineral pigment is packaged in a recyclable glass container with a metal lid.  I’m seriously impressed with this product! Here’s my review….

 

 

rms un cover-up review

Product Description:
A creamy concealer/foundation made with natural ingredients that are actually good for you.

What they say:
“Formulated to reveal and enhance healthier looking skin…not just cover it up. Completely lightweight and hydrating to the skin, the ‘un’cover-up will reveal more youthful and radiant skin. Minimizes the appearance of pores and rejuvenates the skin.” – rmsbeauty.com

Key Ingredients:

Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499] * CERTIFIED ORGANIC

What I say:

Pros: Creamy consistency that’s not too dry or too oily. Looks like skin in consistency and color and is easy to work with. RMS “Un” Cover-up leaves my skin looking even, fresh and dewy like a beautiful spring morning. I don’t feel like I have on foundation at all.

Cons: Needs to be set with a powder. Try the “un” powder from RMS.  If using as a foundation there’s not much product in the tub, but a little does go a long way. And as much as I adore coconut oil it is comedogenic (meaning it has a tendency to clog pores if your skin is that way inclined) so be aware when using on the delicate under-eye skin.

Pro Tip:

Less really is more. Start by covering up any discolouration using your fingers tips to warm up the product. Under the eye, around the nose and any blemishes. Then blend with a dense short bristled brush like the Skin2Skin Foundation Brush from RMS.  Finish by warming up the palms of your hands (make sure they are clean and dry) then press them gently into your cheekbones and chin to melt the product perfectly into your skin.  You will need to touch up midday but that’s such a small price to pay for keeping those pesky parabens and silicones off your delicate skin and out of your endocrine system. Don’t forget that everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body.

Update: I’ve discovered if I use an oil on may face before application the RMS “Un” Cover-up goes on better than without and has a beautiful sheer finish. 

In Conclusion:

Whether you want a little or a lot of coverage RMS “Un” Cover-up has got you covered!

EWG Rating:

1  Which is good.  Check out there rating here.

Before – My biggest issue with my skin is the pigmentation – Thanks pregnancy hormones! I had the baby 6 years ago now leave me alone dark spots!

rms un cover-up review

After – You can still see a little bit of the pigmentation but I don’t like full coverage foundation and I’m not a perfectly airbrushed super model, I’m real live human lady and I’m ok with a few imperfections (most days anyway). I really like the way this product feels. Bonus points for the fact that if I have a late night and “forget” to wash my face I don’t mind leaving these ingredients on my skin overnight.

rms un cover-up review

P.S. I added some mascara because..mascara. I mean who wants to be photographed without it? Am I right?!?!

 

The Bourgeois Bohemian