Organic Makeup

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


The 5 Make-Up Brushes You Actually Need

Sure, getting your fingers working is quick and easy, but using brushes will help take your makeup application from amateur to professional. It’ll make application and blending so much easier and look way more flawless. But where do you start? 1. A foundation brush to really buff the product in and blend it together seamlessly. Here’s a tip I learned from watching a Kylie Jenner tutorial: don’t use the brush like a paint brush, i.e. brush strokes, instead use it to dab/buff out the foundation. Regardless of what you think of her, the girl knows makeup. I tried this method and […]

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W3ll People Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick

Tried & Tested: W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick 

No doubt you’ve figured out by now how much I love multi-tasking products. Right now, I’m loving my W3LL PEOPLE Color Stick as both a lip tint and a blush. You see, these hard working products offer more than one benefit and take up half the space in your make-up kit. W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick: This all-natural, magic colour stick for eyes, cheeks and lips will take your entire look from drab to fab in seconds. The creamy formula has a satiny smooth, weightless texture – free from all harsh, artificial chemicals and petroleum. So, there is no heavy, […]


Tried & Tested: Inika Liquid Foundation

The Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation blurs the line between foundation and moisturiser by hydrating and nourishing the skin, whilst at the same time providing a flawless and radiant finish that lasts all day. INIKA specialise in luxury natural cosmetics and are vegan, certified cruelty free and half of their range is certified organic. INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation Certified Organic and packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to provide long-lasting coverage whilst caring for skin health. INIKA‘s new and improved innovative Liquid Mineral Foundation is certified organic and packed full of organic antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s recently […]

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Beauty Essentials: Makeup in under 10 Minutes

  If you’re anything like me you hit the snooze button more often than not. A few extra precious zzz’s easily becomes prioritized over getting ready for work. Or maybe you are just generally time-poor thanks to one too many commitments or even motherhood. Whatever the reason, your beautyifying regime shouldn’t suffer the consequences. I’ve downsized my daily beauty regime to the essentials, to get me out the door in 10 minutes or less. These are my secrets & top products: Step 1: Create a Perfect Base Totally optional, but recommended. Starting from a tanned base will instantly make your […]


10 Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Please Everyone

I’ve been smashing through my Christmas shopping this year and feeling quite proud of myself. As a bonus, all this online shopping has led me to discover some pretty awesome gift ideas that I hope you will find helpful. I’ve put together my list based on things I would like to receive, i.e. non toxic, beautiful and practical. The product life and overall sustainability is also high on my priorities. 1. Give a gift that keeps on giving Oil Burner Everyone loves an oil burner – they infuse your home with your choice of natural scents (I’m loving jasmine and […]

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Ere Perez Cheek & Lip Balm in Harmless

Natural-Looking Evening Makeup Tutorial

  As much as I love Kim Kardashian’s heavily applied and contoured makeup, sometimes you’ve just got to tone it down a little – like when you’re heading out for dinner with your in-laws. I’m never going to advocate going sans-makeup (if I do, call the doctor as I’ve gone crazy), but I do support the occasional subtle evening makeup. This look also works for work functions where you want a little more ompf without looking like you’re there to sleep with your boss. All makeup I use is natural, organic (where possible) and definitely never tested on animals. I’ve included […]


Try IME Natural Perfumes

Everybody loves to smell good but so many perfumes on the market today are packed full of chemical nasties, enhancers and preservatives that we really don’t want to apply to our skin. Is there a clean, natural and safe alternative to traditional perfumes? IME Natural Perfumes are hoping to convince us of this. Back when I was at University I worked in a perfume shop and would spend every spare moment testing and sampling. I love perfume and matching a fragrance to a mood or outfit. But now, I’m just not comfortable with the idea of spraying a chemical concoction […]

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Maracuja Mascara

Beauty Review: 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Mascara

So Nourished Life was all sold out of my favourite 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara, so rather than cry about it (I had no mascara to waste on tears) I bought 100% Pure’s newest mascara, Maracuja Oil Mascara, and hoped for the best. Like most 100% Pure products, I was not disappointed! 100% Pure Maracuja Black Tea Mascara What I love about all 100% Pure products is that they combine really gorgeous ingredients that nourish your body/skin/hair at the same time as being highly effective. Check this out: Natural colours from black tea + powdered coffee beans and cacao! Nourishing […]


All Natural, Organic Eyeliner to suit Blue Eyes

Following up from my earlier post about coordinating eyeliners to your eye colour, I’ve compiled a guide of some of the best all natural, organic eyeliners to suit blue eyes. Since orange is the opposite color of blue, anything with orange in it will make blue eyes stand out more. Short of applying orange eyeliner, colours with orange tones is perfect for blue eyes. These are my favourite eyeliners for blue eyes. They all come from really reputable natural brands so you can trust their quality and know their ingredients are 100% safe. Copper, bronze and browns for blue eyes Using […]

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Fake thicker lashes with eyeliner

Apply eyeliner for thick lashes, using all natural cosmetics. You all know how much I love thick full lashes right? I used to be obsessed with lash extensions (till they destroyed my natural lashes) so now I fake it with makeup. Want to know my secret for making your eyelashes look way thicker than they actually are? This is how I apply eyeliner to fake thicker, plumper lashes. This look works for day and night because it doesn’t look overly fake. It just enhances what nature has given you. Fake lashes can be a tad obvious for day time wear. And […]