When I was a little girl, I remember watching my mom apply her red lipstick, thinking I could not wait to grow up and wear makeup. Now with my own daughter, I catch her doing the same thing I did as a kid. She is hypnotized by all the different color choices, but I am at ease because I know I am educating her about non-toxic choices (not only with makeup but other things too) that she will carry with her into adulthood.
I was contacted by Real Purity, a company who embraces natural beauty as much as I do. Real Purity was created by Virginia Easterling, a true pioneer for purity. A little about Virginia Easterling: “Decades before organic and all natural goods rose in popularity, Virginia Easterling taught skin condition sufferers that living healthy could begin by living naturally; but it was only after years of seeing the damage of toxicity and the results of its removal from everyday products that Virginia decided to take a stand. Armed with a biochemistry background, a love for natural ingredients and a desire to replace toxic products with all-natural equivalents, Virginia Easterling set out to launch Real Purity.” Read more here.
Real Purity was generous to send full size products a well as sample sizes. Products included: Real Purity Lipsticks, Real Purity Mascara, Eye Shadow Duo, Health Glow Cream Foundation, and Full Cover Concealer (Duo Shade). I was so excited to do a full face look using all Real Purity products.
Real Purity Lipstick Description: “Real Purity lipsticks are designed to make your lips sing with healthy color. Creamy and hydrating, each Real Purity lipstick is all natural and designed to be non-allergenic. Available in over 25 colors, these organic lipsticks are rich with antioxidants that will protect your lips and boost your immune system.”
My Thoughts: I was sent a full size lipstick in the shade, Sun Kissed. Sun Kissed is a brown, with orange/red undertones. The lipstick has a matte finish that did not leave my lips dry. Pycnogenol, a natural, plant derived antioxidant that protect lips from harsh chemicals and allergic reactions is an ingredient I was not familiar with. Aside from having amazing ingredients, the lasting power was great too! I was also sent samples of Shrimp, a bright red/orange color with shimmer. Tangerine, a orange frost with peach undertones. All lipsticks are beautiful and available in twenty five colors, you are bound to find the one for you.
Ingredients: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellila) Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Iron Oxide, Micronized Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin (Clay), Pycnogenol, Mica (Frosted or Shimmer lipsticks only).
Real Purity Mascara Description: “Designed to lengthen and darken eyelashes without coating them in chemicals, it’s no surprise that Real Purity’s mascara is one of our most popular products. Real Purity mascaras never clump or flake, and they consist of micronized particles that are coated with pycnogenol, a premiere antioxidant that goes one step further to protect women’s lashes from the chemicals that often irritate eyes in mainstream mascaras.”
My Thoughts: I love this mascara! Finally a mascara that has fabulous ingredients that lengthens. I received the color Brown-Black, opening the package the mascara looked more brown but once applied the black was noticeable. I do not have long eyelashes, but this mascara did a great job defining my lashes. The mascara did not flake nor transfer like other mascaras. I was really impressed by this product. I do wish it was thicker or had volume, but maybe Real Purity will come out with one in the near future.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Beeswax, Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellila) Wax, Cellulose, Salvia Lavandulaefolia (Sage) Extract, Ivy Extract, Pycnogenol, Iron Oxides, **Clear Mascara does not contain Iron Oxides.
Eye Shadow Duo Description: “Consisting of only six ingredients, Real Purity Duo Eyeshadows are the all natural solution your eyelids have been waiting for. Designed to be wearable, non-irritating and long-lasting, our duo eye shadows come in 5 sets that can be used in dozens of combinations to create the perfect eye look. Real Purity eyeshadows are never nano-sized.”
My Thoughts: I received the duo shades in Lizard and Coral. Lizard, is an olive green color, although Lizard is described to have a slight shimmer, I found it more matte. Coral, is a matte pink with a little yellow. Both eye shadows applied very light, I had to reapply them to make the colors darker. I did notice after a few hours of application the colors were fading even with primer applied before hand. By the end of the day, the colors were completely gone. The ingredients and color shades are excellent, but the lasting power is not. Maybe I can try them foiled to see if they last longer.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxide, Silica, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pycnogenol
Health Glow Cream Foundation Description: “Named as one of the first “mineral make-ups” on the market, Real Purity Crème Health Glow Foundation is a must have for any all natural makeup lover. This foundation will leave your skin even toned and glowing, and with a base of pure water, smoothing it on your skin won’t clog your pores.”
My Thoughts: I received three shades of foundation, and my perfect shade is Honey Beige. I can not believe how wonderful this foundation is. It has light to medium coverage, and evened out my skin tone. I did have to work fast because it did start to dry quickly. It did not have a dewy finish, but once I applied moisturizer there was a slight glow. Overall, great natural coverage that did not oxidize nor cling to any dry patches which was a plus.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Kaolin (Clay), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Iron Oxide
Full Cover Concealer (Duo Shade) Description: “Hide unsightly blemishes and skin discolorations with Real Purity’s Disguise System, a concealer for even the more irritable skin. Available in our duo-pack (or individually in Light or Medium), this concealer will cover blemishes, blotches and under-eye circles, while simultaneously healing the skin underneath with its powerful antioxidant properties.”
My Thoughts: The sample concealer duo was easy to apply, it glided on smoothly. Unfortunately, it was very light, with minimal coverage. Although it did not conceal very good, I did like that it did not crease or dry the bottom of my eye area.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Glycerol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Silica, Carnuba Wax, Kaolin (White Clay), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitamin K, Iron Oxide
Check out Real Purity, not only do they offer cosmetics, but also bath & body care, skin care, and special collections for the whole family. Sample sizes are also available for testing.
For limited time only, take advantage of 60% off selected cosmetics. Just visit each product page, select “Blowout Sale” (under “Options”) and choose your shades. As long as supplies last. Make sure to take advantage of such a great sale!
*I received these products in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid for my review, nor does the fact that I received the product for free influence my opinion.*
Forever Clean and Green,