Au Naturale Cosmetics | Clean Beauty
I’ve been recently reading the book Green Enough written by Leah Segedie. She speaks on the toxic chemicals that are endocrine disruptors. This could be the food we eat, the cleaning supplies we use, our air quality all the way up to our beauty products. The list of products are graded from Bad to Better to Best. I was curious about the beauty brands. This is because in the past I have had issues with buying beauty products due to my extremely sensitive skin. My lips broke out from the Beauty 360 lip balm. I can’t wear MAC cosmetics especially not their mascaras. I can’t cleanse my face with any of the over the counter cleansers. Foundations can’t come near my face so on and so forth. My safe bet is my NK eye liner, Tarte Gifted mascara, lip balm and Fenty Beauty lip color.
Clean Beauty Try Outs!
I decided to try out cleaner beauty brands since maybe it could just be a chemical in those streamline beauty brands that causes me to have an allergic reaction. I’ve purchased samples from The Detox Market: Vapour, Hush + Dotti, Kjaer Weis and W3ll People foundations (Retail: $7.95+shipping); received samples from BeautyCounter: Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation (Rep: April Dutcher); and purchased Au Naturale Cosmetics samples: Creme Foundation, Creme Concealer, Creme Bronzer and Lipstick (Retail: $15). Since I received the Au Naturale Cosmetics first, I decided to try their brand for my first clean beauty brand review.
I do love the personal touch that you receive with your package. “Thank you for your order! Cheers!” The sample sizes are as you see them in the above picture. I decided to try the Au Naturale Creme Foundation in the PUNALUU, Creme Concealer in BAJA, Creme Bronzer in CARAMEL and Lipstick in GH ROSE GLOW. I added to the look with NK eye liner, Tarte Gifted Mascara, and Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Griselda.
The Application of Clean Beauty Brand: Au Naturale Cosmetics
I used the e.l.f. Foundation Brush 24111. It has a rounded design which helps with small contours and completely blended application. The foundation applied well. There were no clumps and it didn’t make my skin look dry. I only needed very little to apply to my entire face. Skin felt smooth. After applying foundation I used the concealer around eyes, nose and eyebrows. I’m a beginner so a full on contouring is not what I was going for. Concealer was a perfect color in my opinion. Very little was needed. Applied smoothly and didn’t make any clumps. Finished the Au Naturale Cosmetic applications with the bronzer. It may have been too dark for my skin complexion. Pictured below is my before (I apologize for the bored look, LOL) and after application.
End result, I ended up having to remove the makeup because as usual my face started itching. Once the itching started fine bumps started to appear. As much as I love the quality of product and my after shots…it just didn’t work for my extremely sensitive skin. 😦
Skin broken out here.
This was my own personal experience. This is not a paid post nor is this post affiliated with Au Naturale Cosmetics. Pictures are proof of my own personal experience. Please feel free to leave a comment below. Would love to hear your experience with cleaner beauty products.