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)?- 4: 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?- 5: 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?- 5: No issues with breakouts here!

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?- 2: 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:

28/35

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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 along the way

  • You’re looking for a more budget-friendly option!

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

  • 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?”

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FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, I really love the consistency, the coverage, and the price. I just wish it was fully sustainable in terms of packaging! I'd also only recommend this if the shade fits, which narrows the field a bit :)

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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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 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 :)