Review of The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer

 
The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer in Rose Sand

The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer- $53.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- These ingredients look so good! Fewer ingredients, higher quality. Love.

2. How is coverage? Does it conceal flaws?- 4: It does. I'd say it brightens pretty well too. A little goes a very long way. I did set it after seeing a bit of creasing. The coverage is not heavy at all, but still does the trick. Also, the texture is less silky than others, something I think would work well for oilier skin types.

3. Does coverage look natural?- 4: It's definitely a more natural looking concealer that really lightens things up with a lighter, but not too light, amount of concealing happening.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No problems here!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: Yes, absolutely. I set this concealer with a transparent powder under my eyes and saw no issues. It also blends well elsewhere on the face!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • This concealer brightened very well without being heavy on the skin

  • A small amount, pressed lightly, goes a long way and extends beyond under the eye, to the rest of the face

  • This company covers sustainability SO well. I love the brand’s mission and what they’re doing right now

  • The price is STEEP, but I have a hack for that. I show you more in the video (link above). I’d recommend buying a pod and a magnetic palette. Get all the details in the video!

  • I would absolutely recommend this product. It's pricey (try the hack above), but it's great and the quality of ingredients is outstanding

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

  • Titanium dioxide [1-3] *I’m not really concerned about this, but included it just in case you wanted to get additional info!

Swatches! Color: rose sand

Swatches! Color: rose sand

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax- 1, limited

  • silica- 1, good

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate)- 1, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • CI 77019- 2, fair

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • oriza sativa (rice bran) wax- 2, fair

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips

 
The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips

The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips in- $39.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking super solid. There are a few pigments that rated higher on EWG (for the ‘velvet’ color I have it in), see below.

2. How is the color payoff?- 4: So solid. The pigment here is amazing and such a small amount really has a major impact.

3. Does the color last?- 4: Yes. It almost stains the lip and stays there for awhile. It's a drier texture, less slick, silky and glossy, so it blends and sinks right in!

4. Does it dry out lips?- 4: I liked using something underneath like the Cocokind Macabeet balm. I need that extra moisture, but it didn't dry out my pout. It wasn’t super emollient either. I’d say it’s in the middle with super-saturated color that can be pressed onto lips/cheeks to create a look.

5. How’s texture? Does it apply smoothly?- 4: Like I mentioned, it’s a bit less-emollient and silky in texture, which helps make it a solid multi-tasker that won’t look greasy. It works well over a lightweight moisturizer on cheeks!

6. How is the scent? Is it overwhelming?- 5: Not at all. There's not a detectable or overpowering scent. No headaches here!

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • The pigment here is fantastic! It really pops and lasts without much effort on lips and cheeks

  • The brand is incredibly conscious of sustainability! I’m a huge fan

  • Honestly, I wouldn’t spend $39 on a lip and cheek tint, BUT, there’s a little hack about how to save a buck back on the video in case you’re interested!

  • I’d also recommend the Han Lip + Cheek in Rose Berry and I’ve been known to use the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Matte Lipsticks as a quick lip and cheek in a pinch- works like a charm!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

Swatches! Color: velvet

Swatches! Color: velvet

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax- 1, limited

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • Punica granatum (pomegranate)- 1, limited

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77742- 1, limited

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • CI 17200- 2 to 3, limited

  • CI 15850- 4, none

  • CI 77891- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 7499- 2, fair

  • Calendula officinalis (calendula)- 1, limited

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Foundation

 
The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation in Rose Beige

The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation- $42.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Fantastic and they mention their critical extraction method, “the cleanest, purest way to extract all of a plant’s goodness and deliver it to your skin.” There are only too ‘iffy’ ingredients for those with sensitive skin types. See below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 4: Yes, 100%. It's a very solid, lightweight (in-between light to medium) coverage. My skin feels like it can breathe! It's missing any extra luminosity, so you won’t get a dewy look, which some may love. Overall, my skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes, except in the more oily spots (t-zone). I had to watch that a bit and set.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No irritation here! There’s potassium sorbate (see below), but it has limited evidence to back up the call that it may be a possible human allergen. Still, wanted you to know about it!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: It really does build well. I found this foundation moisturizing without looking greasy, settling into lines, or feeling heavy.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is your workhorse foundation. It’s light to medium coverage that looks like skin when applied.

  • It doesn’t run dewy and won’t give you luminous finish.

  • The shade range is a start (obviously I’d love more than 8 shades!)

  • And the ingredients are where this brand really shines. Check out everything they’re doing in terms of supercritical extraction here.

  • If you have oilier skin, you will probably want to set this! It’s best for those looking for lightweight coverage sans the ‘dewy’ factor.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

Swatches! Color: rose beige

Swatches! Color: rose beige

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice-1 to 3, limited

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • propanediol- 1, fair

  • glyceryl stearate citrate- 1, limited

  • cetearyl alcohol- 1, limited

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil- 1, none

  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1, limited

  • lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • aqua- 0, robust

  • lonicera japonica (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • xanthan gum- 1, fair

  • potassium sorbate- 3, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate) seed- 1, limited

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

 
Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation- $62.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Pretty, darn great looking. You can see the full list below. The only call outs would be the ingredients derived from coconut.For some skin types, anything coconut-oil related is a no-no!

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 2: Erm, no. I am not the majority here so take it with a grain of salt. But I tried everything to apply this and it still just didn't work for me. The texture is divine and I expected the opposite performance. I have combination skin, not overly sensitive. I tried the sponge, brush, hands, nothing worked. From far away, it was weightless and evened out. Up close, it was patchy and settled into pores.

3. Does it last?- 4: It actually lasted really well, it just didn't look great while on.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: I had zero issues with irritation, but there are coconut-derived ingredients so it may irritate some.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 2: It just didn't sink into the skin like I wanted and as it sat on top. I couldn't say it built well either.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: Eleven shades is a solid start for a foundation range

7. How conscious is the brand? 4- It’s vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free! Non-GMO tocopherol and ethically-sourced mica for the win! The glass bottle is recyclable. The bottle dropper, not so much- BUT I’m still waiting on the final word from the brand.

FINAL SCORE:

20/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is a different type of foundation that will work best on oilier skin types based on my research. That said, if you have dry skin and this is a HG product, let me know!

  • For me, it just sat right on top of the skin and never gave that flawless look. I wouldn’t re-purchase this one.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

  • Coconut Alkanes is ONLY a tricky ingredient if you have sensitivities to coconut oil. Otherwise, the list looked pretty great!

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!
 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Brassica oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil- 1, none

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, none

  • L-Lysine- 1, limited

  • Silica- 1 to 2, good

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • Azadirachta indica (Neem) Extract- 1, limited

  • Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Extract- 1, limited

  • Melissa officianalis (Lemon Balm) Extract- 1, limited

  • Berberis vulgaris (Barberry) Extract- 1, limited

  • Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • Sambucus nigra (Elder Flower) Extract- 1, limited

  • Momordica charantia (Bitter Melon) Extract- 1, limited

  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice Root) Extract- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • CI 77891- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • Aqua- 0, good

  • Coco-Caprylate/Caprate- 1, none

  • Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • CI 77019- 2, fair

  • Lauroyl Lysine- 1, none

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

 
Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50- $24.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking great with several low-scoring ingredients that are well-known. There's a bit of a debate about zinc oxide. More on that below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 5: Yes, skin looks like skin! The formula is also super lightweight. Close-ups of application (before and after) are on the video.

3. Does it last?- 5: Absolutely! I had no problems here. You can reapply every 2 hours to maintain sun protection.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: Yep! I had no issues here. There is a coconut-oil derived ingredient for those looking to avoid the all things coconut oil.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Oh yea. The lightweight formula glides on and soaked in really well for me. Everything else I wore with it managed to apply smoothly.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Oof! Two shades only, but there is one universal transparent shade to make up for it.

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- It’s vegan and cruelty free! Tbd on packaging. It’s looking very positive, but I’m waiting to hear back from the brand and will update asap! **UPDATE- I heard back. Keeping the score as is, but I wasn’t impressed (understatement) by the brand’s response. See below…

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a lightweight, non-greasy spf option about 30 that provides both UVA and UVB protection with clean ‘er ingredients

  • You don’t want to wear heavy foundation for coverage and would rather swipe on a lighter tint!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!
 

PACKAGING UPDATE FROM THE BRAND:

MY QUESTION: “Is the container 1. recyclable (entire product container which most brands will not specify unless you ask...twice 😞 , i.e. pump included), 2. made from recycled materials, 3. if not, what does MyChelle recommend to consumers for an eco-friendly disposal of the products they're producing and selling?”

It took a long time to get a response…

THEIR RESPONSE: "Regulations require that containers of 8 oz and greater contain the recycling code on the bottom, so our smaller containers do not currently display the recycling logo, even though they are recyclable. MyChelle bottles are presently a #7 plastic, and are therefore accepted at most recycling centers."

IMPORTANT- THEY DID NOT ANSWER IF THE ENTIRE BOTTLE/CONTAINER IS RECYCLABLE. AT THIS POINT, I WAS PRETTY FRUSTRATED SO I FOLLOW UP WITH: “So to confirm, you’re saying the entire container and every component recyclable?"

THEIR RESPONSE: "The only component on the Sun Shield Liquid that is not recyclable is the Pump – not recyclable because of internal spring mechanism, every other component including cap and tube can be recycled."

Deep thoughts by B. Witkin:

This should have been stated upfront, or even better, on the site’s FAQ page which they continued to try and drive me too. So now, we are expected to clean it, remove the pump, and then recycle accordingly. This product is not made from recycled material either. They never directly answered that question.

One more, NANO PARTICLES: I also inquired whether this was using nano-particles for zinc- heard this, "MyChelle follows the EU definition of non-nano; the primary particle size is greater than 100nm. The Zinc in our sun care products is a micronized, non-nano, zinc oxide. Non-nano zinc oxide particles are what give sunscreens their white tint because each molecule is too large to absorb into skin therefore appearing opaque; consumers can be averse to the opaque white color at times because they don’t want their sunscreen to appear white on their skin. We use zinc molecules that are smaller than regular zinc oxide particles, but larger than nano particles ..."

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Zinc Oxide- 2 to 3, fair

  • Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract- 1, none

  • Bentonite- 2, limited

  • Butyloctyl Salicylate- 1, none

  • Caprylhydroxamic Acid- 1, fair

  • Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer- 1, none

  • Caprylyl Glycol- 1, limited

  • Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes- 1, fair

  • Cetearyl Alcohol- 1, limited

  • Coco-Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Diheptyl Succinate- 1, none

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Iron Oxides- 2, fair

  • Jojoba Esters- 1, limited

  • Maltose- 1, fair

  • Octyldodecanol- 1, limited

  • Sodium Gluconate- 1, fair

  • Tocopherol-1, good

  • Trihydroxystearin- 1, none

  • Aqua- 1, robust

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

 
Review of the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener- $50.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look/what’s inside?- 3: Dimethicone is in here, and a few other ‘iffy’ ingredients. More below!

2. Does it smooth and minimize pores?- 3: Smoothing? Yes. Pore minimizing? Not so much for me. See a close-up demo in the video. It definitely brightened though!

3. Staying Power: Does it last all day or feel greasy?- 3: It wasn’t greasy feeling at all, but I didn’t see any massive benefits from wearing this in terms of helping foundations last longer.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: It didn’t irritate my skin, but does contain ingredients that could be irritating to sensitive skin types.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Absolutely. I had no issues here!

6. Is this a consciously-created product?- 3: it is cruelty-free, but I’ve yet to hear back from the brand on what looks to be plastic packaging. I’ll update as soon as I hear!

7. Does it do what it says it will do? 3- I speak more to this in the video review, but I didn’t see the anti-aging benefits or skin firming. It fell a bit short.

FINAL SCORE:

20/30

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info.

  • You’re in need of some brightening and smoothing

TRY THESE INSTEAD:

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener
 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Aqua- 0, I mean…water. But, it usually means the brand needs to add preservatives to keep things shelf stable. Not applicable to ALL products, but worth looking into

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, derived from coconut oil so if your skin doesn’t like that, then avoid this product

  • Dimethicone-3, limited *link above

  • Dimethicone Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Cyclopentasiloxane- 3, fair *link above

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer- 3, none

  • Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract- 1, limited

  • Pectin- 1, fair

  • Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment- 1, limited

  • Maltodextrin- 1, fair

  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract- 1, fair

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice- 1 to 3, limited

  • Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract- 2, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract- 1, limited

  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract- 1, none

  • Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract- 1, limited

  • Lecithin- 1 to 3, good

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1- 1, none

  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract- 1, limited

  • Ascorbyl Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Zinc PCA- 3, none

  • Sodium Ascorbate- 1, fair

  • Royal Jelly- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract- 3, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract- 1, none

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- 1, fair

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- 1 , limited

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, fair

  • Polysilicone 11- 1, none

  • Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- 1, none *LOTS of conflicting and concerning data on this. You can read more HERE.

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

 
Review of the Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint- $26.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 3: Lots of ingredients at “2” and “3.” Three of primary concern: Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, and Sodium Benzoate, which could potentially be irritating and also not eco-friendly (Dimethicone specifically).

2. How is coverage?- 5: Nailed it on performance here! The brand says you will get a “demi-matte, lightweight medium coverage,” and they deliver on their promise. Skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 5: Oh yea. This was super impressive. I tried it with and without setting. In both instances, the product still looked fresh at the end of the day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: Review the ingredients list below. Be informed, not afraid! Definitely dig a bit further if you have sensitive skin!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Again, nailed it on coverage and overall performance. I wore this with several layers and saw no streaking of odd settling into pores or fine lines.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: 12 shades is respectable!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- I’m still waiting to hear back on packaging which, right now, looks and feels like plastic. It is however cruelty-free and vegan, so that’s a plus!

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info. Credo Beauty, an organization I watch, isn’t super-concerned about Dimethicone, but that doesn’t mean we should take what others say at face value. Plus, it’s kind of fun to dig in (just me? lol)

  • You don’t have overly sensitive skin and are looking for a semi-matte foundation that feels weightless on and does a great job with medium coverage

  • I also go into my personal choice to NOT repurchase this in the video in case you’re interested :)

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + EVIDENCE/DATA BACKING THE ASSIGNED RATING:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/ Polyhydroxystearate/ Sebacate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Coco-Caprylate/-Caprate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: “none" for Quaternium, but "fair" for Montmorillonite *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Quaternium-90 Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none" for Quaternium, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Dextrin Isostearate- ‘dextrin’ is a 1, and has a fair amount of evidence/data behind the rating, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Benzoate- 3, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Silica- 1 to 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Glycerin- 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Dimethicone- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited, *this ingredient was listed high on label so there’s a higher percentage in there :(

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax- 1, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Potassium Sorbate- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Titanium Dioxide (“may contain”)- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77499 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77491 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Chloride- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

  • Water- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

 
Review of the Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara- $28.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 4: Lots of ingredients are “3” or under, but there's more than a handful of 3's like Potassium Sorbate, etc. which could potentially be irritating.

2. What about clumps?- 5: I didn’t see any clumps and I tried multiple coats, plus another instance using primer underneath. Zero clumps!

3. Does it have a high-impact effect/multiply lashes?- 4: Yes, but it’s not super high drama. I'd say it wins on fanning out the lashes and lengthens well. It’s a more full, yet natural look.

4. Does it lengthen?- 3: I wouldn’t say it lengthens like a rockstar, but it does add noticeable length!

5. What about flaking?- 5: I saw no flakes after wearing this mascara for an entire day (and working out in it). Super impressive!

6. Is it non-irritating?- 4: My eyes were fine, but there are a couple of ingredients in here that may irritate sensitive eyes and I’ve read that in other reviews.

7. How conscious is the brand? 2- This brand states that it is organic, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and the packaging is sustainable “whenever possible.” Almost good enough, but not quite there for me re: sustainability. See what the brand said to additional questioning from me below…

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a more natural, fanned-out look on your lashes

  • You don’t have overly sensitive eyes or skin

  • You’re cool with $28 (I think it’s reasonably priced compared to others I’ve tried)

  • You’re ok with the possibility that it “may contain” Titanium Dioxide. This isn’t currently deal-breakers for me, but they are for some and I 100% respect that. It’s a personal decision! Speaking of…

  • UPDATE on packaging and sustainability from the brand - I sent this question: “Is the packaging of this mascara made from 100% recyclable material and also 100% recyclable?”

    Ilia’s response: “Our aluminum mascara tubes is 80% recycled aluminum. We do what we can to use recycled materials when it is safe to do so! Any of our components that are plastic are recyclable (for example- the inside bits of the mascara!), but are not made of recycled material as we are unable to verify its original source and therefore the properties it was made out of (as to avoid leaching of chemicals it came into content prior to our labs)."

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

With mascara on the left. Without on the right.

With mascara on the left. Without on the right.

 

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend and buy it again myself? Yes, I’d recommend this to someone that doesn’t have issues with sensitivity and is into a more natural looking, multiplied look (not high-drama lashes). I loved it and would buy it again! It reminds me of the Hynt mascara, but a little less natural than that. If you DO want to amp things up you could try:

  1. Fitglow Vegan Good Lash: shop here | Watch the full review here.

  2. Inika Bold Lash: shop here | Featured here if you want to see application, before and after, etc.

  3. Watch my “Best of Mascaras” video to find out more amazing options out there!

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Adansonia digitata seed oil- 1

  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice- 1 to 3

  • Bisabolol- 1 (sounds like an evil Disney character to me)

  • Boron nitride- 1

  • Calcium gluconate- 1

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1

  • Caprylyl methicone- 1

  • Cetearyl isononanoate- 1

  • Coco-caprylate/caprate- 1

  • Coconut alkanes- 1

  • Dimethicone- 3 UPDATE This product does NOT contain Dimethicone actually. Credo needed to update their ingredients on the product page. Here’s what the brand said after I mentioned it to them: “The ingredient list on our website is correct. We have asked Credo to change theirs, but it seems they unfortunately have not been able to yet. Please use the list on our site! Thanks so much."

  • Disteardimonium hectorite- 1

  • Ethylhexylglycerin- 1

  • Gluconolactone- 1

  • Glycerin- 2

  • Hydrogenated lecithin- 2

  • Isopentyldiol- 1

  • Jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower/leaf extract- 1

  • Oryza sativa (rice) hull powder- 1

  • Pentylene glycol- 1

  • Phenethyl alcohol- 1

  • Pistacia lentiscus (mastic) gum- 1

  • Polyglyceryl-2 isostearate- 1

  • Polyglyceryl-6 polyricinloleate- 1

  • Potassium sorbate- 3

  • Rosa centifolia flower water- 1

  • Rosa moschata seed oil- 1

  • Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil- 1

  • Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1

  • Sodium benzoate- 3

  • Sodium chloride- 1

  • Squalane- 1

  • Tocopherol- 1

  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane- 1 (say this ten times fast, I dare ya :)

  • CI 77491- 2 ”may contain”

  • Titanium dioxide- 1 to 3 ”may contain”

  • CI 77492- 2 ”may contain”

  • CI 77499- 2 ”may contain”

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30

 
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30 in Tan

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30 in Tan- $19.99

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 3: Looking good. It does have Dimethicone which, for some, is a no-no. It’s a ‘3’ on EWG. Also, I couldn’t find ratings for a couple ingredients so I’ll follow up when I hear from the brand.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Amazing. It’s better than sheer and a solid light coverage option. It evened my skin out so well and felt super lightweight. Skin looked like skin because it soaked right in.

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes! It held up so well. I barely set it with setting powder, and even so, it stuck around for the entire day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: No issues with breakouts here personally, but between the Dimethicone and stronger scent, it may freak out some sensitive skin types.

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 4: Yes. I’ve worn it with primer underneath and powder on top. It managed perfectly. No budging, no smearing, no pilling. Worked well!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 1: Bummer. I see two options right now. I hope they expand!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- This product is vegan, gluten-free, and the packaging is recyclable. It isn’t made from recycled material however, so it’s not 100% sustainable…yet.

FINAL SCORE:

23/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for something that is lightweight, evens out, and provides a little SPF coverage from Zinc Oxide along the way

  • You’re looking for a more budget-friendly lightweight CC cream option

  • You need a product that is vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free. Plus, it has no coconut oil for those prone to breakouts!

  • Dimethicone is NOT a deal-breaker ingredient for you

  • You’re ok with a strong scent of roses upon application. It did fade quickly for me, but it’s worth mentioning!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

Swatch!

Swatch!

 

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? I’m still waiting to hear back from the brand on a couple of ingredients that I couldn’t find any information on. Once I do, I’ll be sure to update this! In the meantime, I’d recommend one of my favorite, lightweight coverage combos for summer:

1 part MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 (Featured here: https://youtu.be/v3553Y6iyuU)

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1 part INIKA Organic BB Cream (Watch the full review: https://youtu.be/l5x1tFxPJLA)

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Suntegrity 5-in-1 Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30

 
Suntegrity 5 In 1 Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light SPF 30

Suntegrity 5 In 1 Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light SPF 30 - $45

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- UPDATE 4: It ranked as a “1” on EWG, but I do see Cetyl Dimethicone, and while I personally am “ok” with using it, I’d like to find products without that type of silicone whenever possible.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: It was sheer with a very subtle tint for me. I’d say one of the most sheer tinted moisturizers I’ve tested. Skin absolutely looked like skin after applying and it gives a little glow!

3. Does it last?- 3: This is where it took a few hits. At the end of the day, my skin didn’t look super fresh. In fact, it looked a little greasy even when I set it.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 4: It isn’t buildable, but isn’t meant to be. As far as blending, it’s a champ. I use this as a primer more often than not.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 2: Four shades, not so hot, but a good start!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- Cruelty-free and vegan for the win! Now, the packaging, I heard back from the brand and they said the package is “recyclable, but has layers of plastic to preserve it (so as not to add any other preservatives).” It’s tricky to recycle so they recommend dropping it off at a Credo Beauty store. What if you don’t live near one though? Check out Terracycle. Overall, it’s too complicated to recycle this. It’s not a sustainable packaging system.

FINAL SCORE:

26/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for sheer, light coverage with SPF 30 in it

  • Cruelty-free and vegan is the only way for you!

  • You’re looking for a tinted moisturizer that also acts as skincare with hyaluronic acid

  • You have dry or combination skin. Those with oilier skin types may want to look elsewhere or apply with a dusting of setting powder or even a loose powder foundation that will provide more coverage.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice- 1 to 3

Capric Caprylic Triglycerides- 1

Aqua- 0

Sorbitan Stearate- 1

Glyceryl Stearate- 1

Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate- 1

Hexyl Laurate- 1

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- 1

Cetyl Dimethicone- 1* FYI: Dimethicone is a “3”- For those sensitive to this silicone, you may want to avoid this.

Magnesium Sulfate- 1

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- 1

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract- 1

Astaxanthin- 1

Hyaluronic Acid- 1

Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract- 1

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract- 2

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil- 1

Polyaminopropyl Biguanide- 2

Ethylhexylglycerin- 1

Iron Oxide- 2

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? No I wouldn’t. That isn’t due entirely to performance mind you. I think the thicker texture moisturizes well, but the staying power just wasn’t there for me. Plus, I personally (it truly is a personal call, so take this information and apply it to what will work best for you), I’m looking for products that are created with fully sustainable packaging moving forward whenever possible! I do love the brand and they have been on-point when it comes to being transparent with me!

*U P D A T E* | THE BRAND’S RESPONSE TO ASKING WHETHER THE PACKAGING IS SUSTAINABLE (EX. made from recycled materials, 100% recyclable at curbside pickup, aka- it has to be EASY for a consumer to recycle this):

“I looked into TeraCycle and was happy to see that they offer the program to individuals, however the zero-waste boxes for cosmetic product submissions are rather pricey at $41 for a pouch - https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/zero_waste_boxes/beauty-products-and-packaging.

**I asked, “what if someone doesn’t live near a Credo store?

The recycling capability of each city varies greatly around the country, so we are unsure of your local recycling capabilities. You could try it - or someone could potentially send it a Credo store that is closest for recycling since they are a participating drop box sponsor for Terracycle. https://credobeauty.com/blogs/credo-stores We are also happy to have them send it to us directly at our headquarters and we will coordinate the recycling (shipping is not provided).

We are regularly looking at green packaging alternatives. We were originally guided to this packaging because of the benefits it provides for product longevity and freshness and so any new option needs to be assessed carefully to ensure product stability as all of our products must be 3rd party tested for lengthy periods to ensure stability prior to market introduction.”

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the INIKA Organic BB Cream

 
Inika Organic BB Cream in Tan review

INIKA Organic BB Cream in Tan - $44.99

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 5: So good. It makes me wonder why I’d need a foundation if I have this BB cream?!

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Skin still looks like skin! This powder is super fine and silky. It offers a light to medium coverage, and didn’t look ‘cakey’ on my skin at all.

3. Does it last?- 4: It stuck around for the entire day when I set with a light dusting of setting powder. It’s not 100% necessary, but it helps my combination skin. If you’re oily, you will want to consider lightly setting.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Yes. It works really well with everything I have on underneath (primer) and product I dust on top (bronzer). It builds to a point, but it is possible, but meant to be used as lighter coverage anyway!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades, not enough, but it’s a start!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- Organic, cruelty-free, vegan, all the things EXCEPT, although this container is recyclable, it isn’t created from recycled materials so it’s not fully sustainable YET! The brand is working on it.

FINAL SCORE:

25/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for lightweight coverage that evens out skin tone

  • You’re interested in light to medium coverage

  • You’re ok with an interesting scent lol. To me, it smells like paper supples. I have no idea why, but it’s odd. Still, it dissipates and doesn’t bother me within a minute of applying

  • You have combination skin, or if you have oily skin, you’re cool with a light dusting of setting powder (a layer of powder foundation will also add some additional coverage just incase you need it)

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

  • Ultramarines [1-4] - Click the link to read more!

  • FYI: it’s less than a ‘3’ on EWG, but Titanium Dioxide is on the ingredients list. For some, that’s a big, ole’ ‘NO.’ I’m still OK with it at this point, but wanted to let you know!

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:

  • Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice- 1 to 3

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water- 1

  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil- 2

  • Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil- 1

  • Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) Oil- 1

  • Cetearyl Olivate- 1

  • Sorbitan Olivate- 1

  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- 1

  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil- 1

  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil- 1

  • Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil- 1

  • Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil- 1

  • Glycerin- 2

  • Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil- 1

  • Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil- 1

  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil- 1

  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Leaf Extract- 1

  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil- 2

  • Lactobacillus Ferment- 1

  • Cetyl Alcohol- 1

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3

  • CI 77491- 2

  • CI 77492- 2

  • CI 77499- 2

  • CI 77007- 1 to 4

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Oh yea, absolutely.

Would I repurchase this product? Yes, as a matter of fact, I already have bought my second bottle. That said, I’m personally looking for more sustainable packaging so unless INIKA gets there before I use up my second bottle, I’ll probably buy something else next time. Caveat: unless I can’t find anything that works as well. But I usually can!

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

 
INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation - $48.99

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 4: This foundation ranks at a ‘2’ on the EWG rating scale. Not perfect, but it’s doing really well with cleaner ingredients.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Love it. Great, medium coverage that melts into the skin. Works really well with a primer/moisturizer underneath and a kabuki brush when applying.

3. Does it last?- 5: Yes! Looked great at the end of the long day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues with breakouts here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Yes. This foundation applies really well with a bit of moisture underneath, and I suggest using a brush or sponge for a flawless look.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Meh. There’s work to do here, but eight shades is a great start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- This product is vegan, gluten-free, and the packaging is recyclable. It isn’t made from recycled material however, so it’s not 100% sustainable…yet. The brand told me they are “working on it!”

FINAL SCORE:

30/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a fuller coverage foundation

  • You’re interested in a skincare boost bonus with your foundation

  • You can find a shade match from the 8 available hues

  • You’re ok spending almost $50 on a foundation

  • Organic, cruelty-free, and vegan products are a must

WORTH NOTING:

  • I didn’t get a ‘dewy’ finish here. The product description says that the overall finish is just that. Instead, I found the coverage to be moisturizing without looking or feeling greasy. But it didn’t give me that dewy glow.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. Would I buy it again? When the brand comes out with more sustainable packaging, I’ll re-purchase without hesitation!

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Grace

 
INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Grace

INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Grace - $48.99

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 5: Everything looked good on EWG. There was only one ‘3’ and it was Potassium Sorbate.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Skin still looks like skin! This powder is super fine and silky. It offers a light to medium coverage, and didn’t look ‘cakey’ on my skin at all.

3. Does it last?- 4: It stuck around for the entire day when applied on top of moisturizer.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Absolutely. It evens out with every layer, and doesn’t sit on top of the skin. Pretty amazing!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: Having 12 shades available is a solid start. I hope it keeps expanding as the brand grows.

7. How conscious is the brand? 4- Cruelty-free, sustainable, etc.- All I need now is glass or more sustainable packaging!

FINAL SCORE:

32/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for light to medium coverage from a natural-looking powder foundation

  • Organic, cruelty-free, and vegan products are a must!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:

  • Mica 1

  • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch 1

  • Octyldodecanol 1

  • Hectorite 2

  • Squalane 1

  • Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract 1

  • Lauroyl Lysine 1

  • Saccharum Officinarum 1

  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate 1

  • Potassium Sorbate 3

  • Aqua 0

  • Titanium Dioxide 1 to 3

  • CI 77491 2

  • CI 77492 2

  • CI 77499 2

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? I would absolutely recommend this to a friend and would buy it again, just in a darker shade!

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

My Skin Profile: Britt

I wanted to make sure you know the skin profile of the individual reviewing all of the green and clean beauty products you’re checking out!

These products are not one-size-fits-all. I LOVE receiving feedback on the channel from other skin types/individuals out there, because what I love, you may not.

Above all, each Lookup Post you’ll here, is meant to inform and empower you as you continue to swap toxic products for less-toxic alternatives that work for you. I try to keep it as objective as possible, but at the end of the day, my reviews are based on how these products perform on my skin. Speaking of…here’s a little bit about yours truly:

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Hi, I’m Britt!

I’m in my thirties and live in California.

Skin type: Combination. It’s also very dependent on the season and nutrition (how hydrated I stay- I can see a huge difference there).

Skincare routine: super simple. The less I use on my face, the more it likes me :)

Sensitivity level: I don’t suffer from acne and am not prone to breakouts UNLESS my diet goes off course (read: too much sugar and dairy).

I’m always looking for products that even-out my complexion and can provide skin-enhancing benefits. All about those pro-aging-well antioxidant boosters and SPF in my products. Note: I’m not a fan of the term “anti-aging.”

That’s about it!