Organic Makeup

Simple guides, tutorials and reviews of organic make up, and natural, organic and vegan friendly beauty products.


Spotlight on: Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid has only recently entered my sphere of beauty ingredients, after seeing it popping up all over the place as a star ingredient in so many natural skincare products and makeup. It’s hailed as a skin saviour like no other, plumping & hydrating skin, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. So what is Hyaluronic Acid and do you need it? What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid isn’t actually an acid. It’s a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate your joints and keep things full of moisture so they stay in […]

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Tried & Tested: Inika’s BB Cream

With 80% organic ingredients (the highest percentage of any BB Cream), Inika Certified Organic BB Cream is a three-in-one formula to simplify your mornings, naturally. This BB Cream combines a silky primer, moisturiser, and foundation all in one convenient pump pack. Inika Certified Organic BB Cream contains natural Prickly Pear, Pomegranate Oil, Avocado and Jojoba Oils to keep the skin hydrated and plump all day. This formula works wonderfully with the warmth of the fingertips, blending into a seamless finish. Prickly Pear Oil moisturises and softens the skin, intensely hydrating the skin. It is deeply penetrating – helping create soft, younger […]


Tried & Tested: W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara

Years ago I was majorly hung up on a Maybelline lash defining mascara. During my love affair, it was discontinued and I would have to track it down on eBay until it finally ran out. The key element of this product was it’s crafty little plastic brush. You see, it wasn’t a big, full barrel brush like all the others. It was a tiny little comb with firm bristles. What made this brush so good was that it got right up into all those little tiny lashes, coating each individual one is colour while separating and defining.For the first time […]


100% Pure BB Cream Review

Tried & Tested: 100% Pure BB Cream

My skin has finally settled down following that onslaught of hormones so I can properly trial BB Creams again. I feel like they get a bit of a rough task when you road test them on acne. No product is ever going to do well when up against acne! Fearing my La Mav BB cream was almost empty, in true Abi style, I bought a replacement lest I be caught out with nothing – the newest product from the 100% Pure range, BB Cream. Nope, still haven’t finished the other one – now I’ve just got two BB creams on rotation. Ok, […]


Tried & Tested: La Mav Organic BB Cream

What on earth did I wear before BB creams? Probably the second greatest invention, after mascara, of the century. Back when I was at school I tried the minimal makeup thing and used a tinted moisturiser (spoiler alert, they’re rubbish). Obviously, a little tint in a moisturiser was not going to cover my teenage acne so I ended up doubling up my coverage with concealer, foundation, powders, camouflage cream… you get the idea! When BB creams first hit the market I assumed they were just tinted moisturisers, re-branded, and was pretty hesitant to give them a try. But, as you […]

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Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

Tried & Tested: Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

My allergies have been flaring up at the moment and seems to affect me really badly each morning. If you’ve ever tried applying mascara mid sneezes, while also trying to combat watery eyes, you’ll appreciate a good waterproof mascara. Lucky for me, I had recently purchased the Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara. Introducing the only natural waterproof mascara on the market! A one-of a kind product formulated with organic avocado and mamey oils, that nourish and fortify lashes. About Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara Volumising, full black coverage and amazing 24-hour wear. Essential for the beach, yoga, the gym, exercise, social occasions and a busy […]


Spotlight on: Burt’s Bees

Many years ago, long before I got onto the natural bandwagon, I was in search of a good body moisturiser. I was already pretty clued up on mineral oil and knew to avoid products that contained it (other than being a dirty petrochemical by-product, it actually dehydrates your skin) so scanned the ingredients lists to find quality products. I came across a product by Burt’s Bees and was instantly sold by what I read. I fell in love after trying it. This was by far one of the most effective moisterisers I had used! Since then, I’ve always had a […]

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Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette

Tried & Tested: Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette

A while back I was eyeing off a friend’s eyes, they were looking particularly rich in colour and prominent but it didn’t look like she was wearing much makeup at all. Her secret? A good, neutral shadow. With this information I set out to find my own secret eye weapon and promptly purchased the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette. How I had not gotten onto the eyeshadow-for-everyday bandwagon earlier, I will never understand. It’s life changing guys. I’ve mentioned this product a lot in the past but haven’t really provided a proper review. So here goes: About Lily Lolo Laid […]


Tried & Tested: Vapour Mesmerize Eye Liner

I’ve got another makeup review for you guys! I’ve recently been a convert to brown mascara so felt it was only fitting to pair I with a brown eyeliner. I’ve had an old ‘dirty’ eyeliner for a few years and been too cheap to get around to replacing it. I finally bit the bullet and bought Vapour Mesmerize Eye Liner in the colour, truffle. Available in three colors (black, plum, and truffle), The Mesmerize Eyeliner pencil makes a smooth line and is easily blended with either a finger or the blending tool conveniently located on the end of the pencil. It’s pretty affordable […]

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5 Makeup Mistakes You’re Making (and how to fix them)

You might be thinking I’m being a little harsh on why these mistakes are all so horrendous, or even soapboxing. But believe me, I know all these mistakes because I am the number 1 culprit of committing all these for a number of years! Years of trial and error (oh so much error) has led me to figure out what you really can’t get away with. If my advice can help save you from a lifetime of embarrassing makeup then I’ve done my bit for humanity. 1. Mascara transferring to your eyelids Around 3pm you go to the loo and […]