If you have oily hair, you know it’s annoying. Dry shampoo is not optional sometimes. It’s a necessity. As much as I love dry shampoos like Batiste or NYM’s. But as someone who’s trying to use more eco-friendly containers, the aerosolized can is not very friendly towards our environment. Not to mention I want to avoid inhaling ingredients within them. I know people have strong feelings with loose powder dry shampoo. But I feel like once you learn how to use it, you end up love it.
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- 2 oz
- Pump bottle
There are two things I find very unique about this product. Aside from it being darker toned compared to most dry shampoos, it has a beautiful tropical smell. Not that nappy scent I feel like most dry shampoos have. It’s hard to place the exact smell it has. It’s not potent. But it’s noticeable. It says in the ingredients that it has a natural scent. But it doesn’t specify as to what. The other unique features of this product is that it has small and sparse iridescence in it. I’ve never seen that in a dry shampoo.
As a brunette, I thought this would stand out like a sore thumb. But it doesn’t really show up too much at all. I have to admit I wouldn’t mind it being noticeable. Who wouldn’t want to look like a majestic mermaid? Anyone say H2o: Just Add Water? I know not everyone loves loose powder dry shampoos. Sometimes it’s best to not use it as directed. Sometimes I like to tap some on the palm of my hand and rub it into the roots of my hair. Even unscrewing it and tapping it into the top of the head can help to even scatter the product. Admittedly the product is a bit flawed with how it distributes the product. Sometimes it doesn’t even come out. But it still works well even if you choose not to use the pump. I know some folks decide to use a makeup brush to apply it onto the hair.
I personally love this product. But the glitter itself is something people are going to have conflicting feelings about. If you can get away with it, I say go for it. But if you’re looking for a different formula, let the company know.
To me, it’s not worth it to wear a lipstick that isn’t comfortable as well as beautiful. Call me old fashioned but I love the traditional form of lipstick that takes shape of a bullet. Though traditional lipstick formulations don’t carry the same longevity as liquid lipsticks, the ones I was used to were not as drying and often has a luscious shine finish rather than a matte finish.
Strawberry Kiss ║ Chestnut Kiss ║ Rose Kiss
I had not expected to fall so deeply in love with the Honest Beauty brand. But it was true love at first application. These are pretty much the only lipsticks and glosses I ever wear. Rose Kiss is my favourite out of them all. It’s a beautiful soft red. And shockingly enough, Strawberry Kiss is a beautiful demi-matte lip colour that is comfortable and melts into the lips like butter.
An honorary mention goes to the two shades of Falling For You Palette. Blazed Garnet and Glazed Quartz. These shades…Oh, my! I want to personally beg Honest Beauty in this post to please (with a cherry and dark chocolate covered syrup on top) to release these as lip crayons in permanently in your line! The shades that are currently available are stunning. No doubt. But I bet by the time we enter into the winter season I will have hit pan on these shades.
Final Thoughts :║: While I continue to indulge in Honest Beauty products, I want to encourage the Honest Beauty brand to expand their shade selection in various in not just lip products, but other products like foundation and concealer as well. I’m also hoping to see some lip pencils being released in the future. I feel like it would help with the longevity of these products. Especially since they’re so buttery and nourishing. I also hope to see some animal by-product free formulations in the future as well. I won’t be too fussy with this area. Especially I know it must be difficult to change the formulation without changing the performance. But with some encouragement, I hope to see that change at some point soon.
Highlighters and bronzers can add so much life to the face. Though I wouldn’t call bronzers and highlighters a must-have item for everyday face base. But it’s worked well for me when I have needed dimension added back to my face when my foundation is far too much coverage or if I am ill and my skin is dehydrated and pale.
Honest Beauty’s creation with the Dusk Reflection and Midnight Reflection are my dream products. I love the fact that the bronzer is not orange on my skin tone. Even in the winter. The highlighter to me is perfect. It’s not too pink. Too gold. It’s a neutral toned highlighter.
Note ≣ If you’re a fan of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, this is not for you. I feel like this brand is more so about subtly. The highlighter comes off as a subtle shimmer in the package but it has a sheen finish to the skin. Whatever iridescence that is pressed into the package is not going to make its way onto the skin. The same applies to the bronzer.
Tip ≣ Use a dense brush to apply these products. Though they are baked they need to be built up. I personally don’t mind this since I have a bad habit of being heavy handed. I’ve used the buffer brush from Real Techniques for the Midnight Reflection.
My official opinion on these products is that they will be my go-to products for my “gussy up” base products. This gives life to the skin without going over board on the finish or the colour undertones.