LoveLula Beauty Box – November 2017 (tried and tested)

As part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme I receive the LoveLula Beauty Box*. I highly recommend the beauty box subscription – it’s only £13.95 per month and often the value of the products are more than double (this month it is quadruple!) this amount. At the moment there are also some special offers on so you can get up to 20% off a beauty box subscription* if you subscribe for a set time of up to a year. There’s always a good variety of different brands and products in the boxes, and of course everything is cruelty free and natural (like all LoveLula products). The other thing I love about this beauty box subscription is you receive a voucher code to get 20% off purchases from the brands featured in the box that month (which this month I used to make another order the day the beauty box arrived!). So, on to my review of November’s box; it’s a great one!

Face (and hair!) after trying out all the products
My face (and hair!) after trying out all the products
Madara Anti-Fatigue Eye Rescue Cream
Madara Anti-Fatigue Eye Rescue Cream

Madara Smart Antioxidants Anti-Fatigue Eye Rescue Cream* (15ml, worth £31.00)
This is a full size item worth more than twice the price of the beauty box! This eye cream is a natural, cruelty free, vegan product with no parabens. It claims to hydrate, firm and brighten, and reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. I’ve only tried it out a couple of times so far but it does seem to hydrate and firm. It’s a white cream so doesn’t brighten by having any tint or shimmer in the product, so I imagine the brightening effect would be a long term thing if dark circles improve over time. Even if it doesn’t (I haven’t found anything to help my dark circles yet!), it definitely is a good eye cream in terms of improving the texture around the eyes, so I’ll certainly be continuing to use it. It’s a small tube with a tiny applicator which is my preferred format for eye cream as you really only need a tiny amount of product.

Laidbare Working 9 to 5 Anti-Ageing Hydration Cream
Laidbare Working 9 to 5 Anti-Ageing Hydration Cream

Laidbare Working 9 to 5 Anti-ageing Hydration Cream* (50ml, worth £7.99)
This is a really lovely product. I actually already have it as I’ve been trying out some Laidbare products to review the range for my blog (coming in the next couple of weeks hopefully, I’ve just ordered a couple more items to put to the test first!). Laidbare are a UK-based natural skincare brand offering effective and affordable products. This anti-ageing hydration cream is a light moisturiser (more like a gel cream than a thick cream) which absorbs beautifully into the skin and leaves it soft and supple. Despite being fairly light it’s great for my combination (and sometimes dehydrated) skin. It’s great on its own and also acts as a good base for make up. It has a subtle rose scent which I really like (side note – I used to really not like rose scented things but now I seem to love them!).

Inika Vegan Lipstick - Naked Kiss
Inika Vegan Lipstick – Naked Kiss

Inika Vegan Lipstick – Naked Kiss* (4.2g, worth £18.00)
A few days before the beauty boxes went out, someone started a discussion in the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club on Facebook asking what products we were hoping to get in this month’s box. One item I mentioned was a lip colour product so I was delighted to see this included! I’m not usually a lipstick wearer, but have been starting to wear the occasional liquid lip. One thing I do struggle with is dry lips, hence usually wearing lip balm or my beloved Pacifica Lip Tints. The Inika vegan lipstick is a creamy formulation with certified organic natural shea butter and jojoba oil which really help as it’s so much more moisturising than lipsticks I’ve tried in the past. It’s also a gorgeous colour! In the bullet it looks like a browny sheen but on the lips it’s really neutral. I wore it on its own (without any other makeup) yesterday morning and then later that day with make up and it looked great in both situations (I usually find I can’t wear lipstick without a full face of make up as it can look too much!). I even received a compliment specifically on the lipstick when I posted the above photo to social media. It’s lovely! I really love this and can see it becoming my winter staple when I’m not wearing a lip balm/tint.

REN Perfect Canvas sample
REN Perfect Canvas sample

REN Perfect Canvas sample* (worth £3.33, full size is £50 for 30ml)
I’d actually already received a sample of this as it’s a new product so there are a few ways to get your hands on one. This is a silicone-free primer from skincare brand REN. It claims to smooth, plump, fill and prime and is recommended as a step after moisturiser whether you’re wearing make up or not. I haven’t used it without make up but I have used it as a primer. I find it less easy to apply as it’s very quick drying, so I tend to need a few applications (though still only a few drops in total). Once I have applied it I do think my make up applies nicely and it seems to help it last longer too. I received unsolicited compliments on my skin over the weekend and I think this was probably down to the primer as it definitely helped to smooth my skin and give a good base for my powder foundation. I don’t usually wear primer on a regular basis but if you do, and are looking for a natural silicone-free alternative to keep your make up looking good, this is a really good option. It’s not cheap but 30ml should last a while.

The Seaweed Bath Co Eucalyptus and Peppermint Balancing Argan Shampoo and Conditioner
The Seaweed Bath Co Eucalyptus and Peppermint Balancing Argan Shampoo and Conditioner

The Seaweed Bath Co Eucalyptus and Peppermint Balancing Argan Shampoo and Conditioner* (sample, full sizes are £16.99 for 360ml)
I’m never sure about samples of shampoo and conditioner as I tend to find it takes a while to know if I like hair products, but it’s always good to have a first impression to give you an idea of the consistency, scent, and initial idea of how it makes your hair feel. I always appreciate having both a shampoo and conditioner included so you can give it a good test. This isn’t a brand I’ve heard of before so a little reading informed me that the brand was established in response to learning that seaweed really helped clear up psoriasis for one of the founders. The items all feature seaweed as a key ingredient (sourced from Maine, USA). The set I received are part of the balancing argan range in the eucalyptus and peppermint scent. I’ll be honest, the scent was a little overpowering for my liking – like toothpaste! I also found it made my hair ‘squeaky clean’ so I would have said it’s probably more clarifying than balancing. I found it wasn’t nourishing enough for my dry hair so it left it more frizzy than my usual haircare. Sadly this one isn’t one for me, but I imagine if you don’t have dry hair and are wanting products to clarify and clear your hair and scalp of products this could be a good one to try.

This month’s beauty box was fantastic value – some really good products from a variety of brands. It’s worth over £60 and the full-sized products in the box are really versatile and should suit most people. The lipstick in particular seems to be a really flattering shade for different skin tones – there are some stunning photos in the Facebook group! The stand-out products for me this month were the Inika lipstick and the Madara eye cream (though I already love the Laidbare moisturiser too). A really fantastic box – thanks LoveLula! 🙂 

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LoveLula Natural Beauty Club

As part of making the move to using more natural skincare and make up products, I’ve been spending more time learning about, and testing out, new products – mostly from LoveLula*. There are some truly incredible brands and products I’ve discovered thanks to the LoveLula Beauty Box*, and thanks to being part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme. Many of the products I’ve tested recently have been due to recommendations from other bloggers or members of the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club and that’s the focus of today’s blog post.

The LoveLula Natural Beauty Club is a Facebook group open to anyone interested in natural beauty. It’s moderated by LoveLula, who do join in with the conversation, but much of the content comes from members. I’ve learned so much from other people sharing their knowledge, experience and recommendations, and have enjoyed joining in conversations to share my experience and recommendations with others. It’s a very supportive group and a great place to go to ask for advice if you’re looking for recommendations for a specific item in your skincare/make up routine.

Some of the brands also have representatives in the club, and it’s a great way to connect with them to learn more about their products (I recently had a brief conversation with Kimberly Sayer about which of her moisturisers is likely to be best for my skin).

The group currently has over 1500 members and is growing. If you’d like to join to discuss all things natural beauty, you can request to join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoveLulaNBC/

 

I was invited to write a blog post about the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club as part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme; all opinions are my own. 

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LoveLula Beauty Box – October 2017 (tried and tested)

I’ve recently become part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme and as part of that I receive the LoveLula Beauty Box*. I highly recommend the beauty box subscription – it’s only £13.95 and often the value of the products are more than double (or even triple!) this amount. There’s usually a good variety of different brands and products too, and of course everything is cruelty free and natural. The other thing I love about this beauty box subscription is you can use a voucher code to get 20% off purchases from the brands featured in the box that month. This is great if you fall in love with one of the items as you can buy more using the discount.

LoveLula Beauty Box - October 2017
LoveLula Beauty Box – October 2017

I’ve given each item a test over the last week or so and am sharing a mini review with you. I’ve shared written reviews in this blog post and also created a video so if you prefer to watch video reviews please see https://youtu.be/f6_UpZB3ypQ or embedded below:

Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash – Geranium and Peppermint * (worth £3.90)
This is a refreshing bodywash that’s cruelty free, vegan, and SLS free. It’s a nice enough product and cleanses and moisturises, and although the scent is a pleasant one, it’s not one I’d usually choose to purchase for myself.

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow – Almond* (worth £9.95)
This is a really lovely product. It’s a light cream shade with a small amount of shimmer which makes it very versatile. Not only can it be used as an eye shadow but it can also be used as a highlighter (though I haven’t tried this myself yet), and to add into the corners of your eyes to brighten and make you look more awake (which I have used a lot!). I find it creases when I wear it as an eyeshadow, but I get that with all eyeshadows if I haven’t used a primer. The packaging is great too – you get a mirror in the top of the box which is very handy for travel.

PHB Ethical Beauty Eye Shadow Brush * (worth £7.95)
I’ve don’t often wear eyeshadow, but with the right tools I quite enjoy blending eyeshadow. This is a fantastic blending brush. It’s incredibly soft, and it has a tapered end which works brilliantly for blending out in the crease. I can definitely see this being used whenever I wear eyeshadow – and the fact it’s from a cruelty free and vegan brand is even better. Highly recommend.

Ooh! Oils of Heaven Natural Tamanu Rejuvenating Facial Oil (travel size)* (worth £9.50)
I’ve used an Oils of Heaven oil in the past (from a previous beauty box) and really enjoyed using it. I stopped using facial oils (purely because I finished one and didn’t repurchase for a while) but have been using them more recently and my skin always seems to respond well to them. This is a new oil from the brand, and it’s a very interesting colour and scent. It’s deep green and very thick, but it soaks in easily and doesn’t leave a green hue to the skin. The scent is quite a nutty one, and some of the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club have likened it to curry, which I can definitely understand. It’s not an unpleasant smell though, and it doesn’t linger once applied. It does moisturise really well and I’m enjoying using it at night before my night serum (and sometimes in the day before my day moisturiser).

Glossworks Nail & Cuticle Oil * (worth £12.00)
I was delighted to find this in the beauty box this month as I had it on my wishlist and was very tempted to buy one. It came at just the right time as the night before my beauty box arrived I had removed my gel nail polish which always makes my nails dry. I applied this oil a few times over the next couple of days and it really helped to strengthen and moisturise my nails. All the dry bits soaked up the oil and they looked so much better after a few applications of the oil. Since then I’ve been applying it at night as I do find it a little oily for during the day (you only need a tiny amount so it’s easy to apply too much!). I really like this and will definitely be using it regularly.

This month’s beauty box had a great variety of different types of products – skincare, make up, body care, and nailcare. It’s always good to try new products and brands and I really enjoyed testing them out. The stand-out products for me this month were the Glossworks nail & cuticle oil and the PHB eyeshadow and brush. 

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Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tints – Tried and Tested

I mentioned in a previous blog post that I had a few of the shades of the Pacifica Lip Tints and that I might do a full review with photos. I had three of the five shades so it seemed like a good excuse to complete the set and do a full review! You can purchase all shades of the Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tints* from LoveLula* and they’re just £7.49 each.

In this post I’ll share photos (alongside photos of my natural lip colour) and a review of the colours and scents for each shade, but firstly let me just say that the texture for all of these is very similar if not identical. It’s a lovely smooth balm which is fairly thick but very moisturising. It lasts a long while (particularly for a balm) and I find I only need to top it up every 2-3 hours. Each one is a subtle shade so you can easily apply it without needing a mirror, and they all wear well – they’re not really pigmented enough for how they wear to be an issue. Having said that, they are all different in appearance and although they’re subtle they do give a different type of look and finish (which means having all five is totally justifiable in my opinion!).

Before I get into each shade separately, here’s a photo of all of them swatched side by side:

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (Coconut Nectar, Vanilla Hibiscus, Guava Berry, Blood Orange, Sugared Fig)

And one in the sunlight to show the sheen:

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint
Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (Coconut Nectar, Vanilla Hibiscus, Guava Berry, Blood Orange, Sugared Fig)

Coconut Nectar

Coconut Nectar is described as a “shimmery golden raisin”. It’s a fairly neutral brown shade; not too cool or warm toned in my opinion, but the finish is quite shimmery which I think gives it a cooler toned finish (I would have said silver rather than gold) which reflects in the sunlight. I think it gives a flattering sheen, and this does last well. If you don’t like a more frosty appearance this shade might not be something you love, but I think because it’s fairly neutral as a shade it doesn’t look too frosty. The scent of this one is what you’d expect from a coconut scent but it’s not too sweet. I tend to wear this on a day when I want a neutral shade, perhaps because I’m wearing bright colours (unusual for me) or if I’m not wearing make up and just want something to condition my lips and add a bit of dimension to my face! It’s the one I tend to reach for when I’m heading to the gym.

Vanilla Hibiscus

Vanilla Hibiscus is described as a “pale pink with a touch of pearl”. This is the one that I find the least pigmented as you can see from the initial swatch of all five shades. It’s lighter than my natural lip colour so it does lighten my lips slightly as you can see, which to be honest I’m not usually a fan of. It’s only a subtle change though as it’s so light in coverage, so I don’t mind it too much. This is probably my least favourite colour on me though. However, the scent of this one is incredible – possibly my favourite! I love vanilla anyway, but some vanilla lip products can be so sweet and this doesn’t have that for me. Just lovely. It’s the one I reach for when I want to focus on a lovely experience rather than the look.

Guava Berry

Guava Berry is described as a “quintessential berry stain”. I wrote a full review of this one previously and it’s the one I tested in my natural make up video. It’s probably the closest shade to my natural lip colour so it doesn’t add a lot in terms of colour, but it does deepen my lips slightly and adds a subtle sheen. It’s a nice fruity scent but fairly subtle. It’s the one I reach for when I want something easy to wear with whatever outfit or makeup (or lack of!).

Blood Orange

Blood Orange is described as “sweet coral with a pop of pink”. It’s the first one I bought and I wore it pretty much non-stop last summer. I’d definitely say it’s more of a coral than a pink; if anything on me it’s quite red toned. The shimmer in this one is lovely – it seems much warmer toned and perfect for summer months as it complements a summer glow. It’s a lovely citrusy scent; I also have the accompanying perfume. It’s the one I reach for when I want a pop of brighter colour without having to commit to a higher maintenance lipstick.

Sugared Fig

Sugared Fig is described as a “rich plummy fig with a hint of sparkle”. It’s the deepest toned shade and moving towards the mauve/purple spectrum, but again it’s only a subtle shade so not too dark. I wear quite a lot of burgundy and I find this shade complements that well. I did find it didn’t swatch as smoothly as the other shades, and it does seem a little less smooth in texture but that could just be my one. The scent is lovely and makes me want to try the fig perfume! It’s the one I reach for when I want a slightly darker lip; I imagine I’ll be using this a lot in autumn and winter.

So there you have it – my review of each of the shades of the Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint. You can see them all together in this rather freaky looking image:

 

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Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tints – Coconut Nectar, Vanilla Hibiscus, Guava Berry, Blood Orange, Sugared Fig

 

In summary

I absolutely love the Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tints and use them all, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a low maintenance subtle lip colour that conditions the lips and smells wonderful.

Purchase details

You can buy all of the shades of the Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tints* from LoveLula* for just £7.49 each.

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LoveLula Beauty Box – September 2017

I’ve recently become part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme and as part of that I received the LoveLula Beauty Box*. I used to subscribe to this box and highly recommend it – it’s only £13.95 and often the value of the products are more than double (or even triple!) this amount. There’s usually a good variety of different brands and products too, and of course everything is cruelty free and natural. The other thing I love about this beauty box subscription is you can use a voucher code to get 20% off purchases from the brands featured in the box that month. This is great if you fall in love with one of the items as you can buy more using the discount.

LoveLula Beauty Box - September 2017
LoveLula Beauty Box – September 2017

Rather than just show you what’s in September’s box, I’ve given each item a test so that I can share a mini review with you. I’ve shared written reviews in this blog post and also created a video so if you prefer to watch video reviews please see https://youtu.be/KRcQYQsBSrQ or embedded below:

Walden Natural Perfumes Gift Set* (worth £30)
I was delighted to see this included in the box as it’s something I’ve been eyeing up! I don’t have many perfumes and struggle to find ones that are cruelty free. I’ve never tried natural ones before so have been keen to give these a go. The set includes miniature 5ml bottles of five scents – A Different Drummer, A Little Star-Dust, Castles in the Air, Two Eternities and The Solid Earth. The scents are varied so there’s bound to be one to appeal to everyone; my favourite at the moment is Castles in the Air. I like these, though they’re tricky to use (I prefer a rollerball top) and they don’t seem to last long on me. They smell great for an hour or two but don’t seem to stay any longer than that before they need a top up.

Esse Gel Cleanser* (worth £2.50 based on 100ml price)
I’ve never tried anything from Esse before so was intrigued by this. I tend to like gel cleansers as they nourish my skin, and this was the case for this one too. It has a very fresh invigorating scent (though with the peppermint and spearmint oils it is a bit like toothpaste!) – it’s good for morning and left the skin feeling lovely. The effect is great but I didn’t find the experience as enjoyable as my Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel which is my current morning cleanser.

Balm Balm Beauty Balm* (worth £16.50)
Wow. I hadn’t expected to love this so much, but it was love at first test. I’m so glad the full size was included in the box! The Balm Balm Beauty Balm is a multi-purpose balm that you can use as a cleanser, exfoliator, or moisturiser. It smells great, is full of loads of skin-friendly ingredients (100% organic), and is quite possibly the most lovely balm cleanser I’ve ever used (and I’ve used quite a few!). It melts quite quickly to an oil which feels lovely to massage into the skin, and it removes make up amazingly well, even mascara. It doesn’t sting my eyes at all, and when you remove it your skin is left feeling so smooth and nourished. I’ve also used it as a moisturiser overnight and it worked well for that too. All the heart-eyed emojis for this one! 😍

Kimberly Sayer Sample Set
I know some people don’t like to get small sample sachets, but I really do. They’re great for trying out products you might not otherwise try, with less waste if you don’t like them. Obviously you’re not usually able to notice longer term skin effects (although I noticed one person in the LoveLula Beauty Club did say one of these had lightened a dark patch she has in just four uses!). You can judge whether or not you like the scent, feel, and general experience of a product – all of which are important to me. I liked all the samples but the one that I enjoyed the most was the Restore Anti-Aging Cream*, which nourished my skin and left it feeling smooth but was mattified (no greasiness). The Light Cleansing Lotion* (for oily, combination, and blemish prone skin) and the Gentle Face Cleanser* (for dry, sensitive and normal skin) are both great cleansing lotions; I found them gentle enough to use on eyes (both removed make up effectively) whilst still nourishing skin. The one item which didn’t seem as suited to my skin was the Tangerine and Calendula Healing Light Night Cream* as I didn’t find it moisturising enough for me (though it isn’t for dry skin so that seems fair enough).

Joik White Chocolate Bath Truffle*
I haven’t used this yet, but have used them previously. I have to confess I’m not a huge fan of these as I prefer bath bombs or bubble bars which give my bath colour and bubbles. They do make your skin feel lovely though, so if you have dry skin these are good. Great value too – 6 for £10.

I loved this month’s beauty box! I really like trying out new skincare and enjoyed all the items in this box. It was great to try the perfumes too. Looking forward to next month’s box! 🙂 

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Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint – Guava Berry

I got some of the Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint* as part of my ‘face of natural make up’ for my LoveLula* video (I got it with credit I was rewarded but am reviewing it as if I purchased it myself). You can see the video at https://youtu.be/OSAWjVOnXxw or see it embedded in my earlier blog post (which links to each of the products).

This is the only item I bought that I had tried before. I actually have two other shades of this (so that’s probably a clue about how I feel about these!).

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (Guava Berry)
Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (Guava Berry)

I don’t tend to wear lipstick often (mostly because of the maintenance and how it wears), but I do like to wear lip balm and it’s even better if it has a slight tint to it. These beauties are scented too and are just lovely.

They’re vegan, cruelty free, natural, and formulated without parabens. Coconut oil is the main ingredient so of course these are very moisturising. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Guava Berry but from the description and swatches I saw online it looked like a pale purple/mauve shade, and I can confirm that’s what it is. It’s also an amazing scent/flavour!

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (Guava Berry)
Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (Guava Berry)

It leaves a lovely sheen and lasts pretty well. I find it very smoothing and because it’s just a tint it doesn’t go patchy and can be reapplied without a mirror. I’ve been using this almost every day recently and really like it. I can wear it without any make up but it also adds enough of a tint to wear with make up and look more polished.

In summary

Another excellent lip tint product and one I’ll be using in regular rotation with my other ones.

Repurchase?

I’ll certainly be looking at the other shades and may get more. If I ever use this up I’d definitely repurchase – I think they’re great and particularly like this scent and tint.

Purchase details

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint* is available from LoveLula* for £7.49.

If people are interested in the different shades and scents I’d be happy to do a full review of the three I have with photos – let me know in the comments if you’d like to see that.

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PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Natural Mascara

I got some of the PHB Ethical Beauty All In One Natural Mascara* as part of my ‘face of natural make up’ for my LoveLula* video (I got it with credit I was rewarded but am reviewing it as if I purchased it myself). You can see the video at https://youtu.be/OSAWjVOnXxw or see it embedded in my earlier blog post (which links to each of the products).

I’m not a current subscriber to the LoveLula beauty box though I do highly recommend it. This product was in the July beauty box (currently on offer for £19.99* which is a total bargain!) and received so many amazing reviews in the LoveLula Natural Beauty Club that I just had to include it as my mascara for my natural make up.

PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Natural Mascara (Black)
PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Natural Mascara (Black)

The PHB mascara is natural, vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, and has no palm oil or GM ingredients. Many of the reviewers said they’d found a holy grail in this mascara so I had high hopes. The description promises a lot too! It claims to lengthen, thicken, and volumise, and last all day without smudging or flaking. It’s a bristle brush (rather than a plastic one).

PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Natural Mascara (Black)
PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Natural Mascara (Black)

So how does it meet up to the claims?

Lengthen
Yes, the mascara does lengthen lashes though it’s not the most lengthening one I’ve ever used. It’s a very natural look (which I like).

Strengthen
I haven’t worn this often enough to fully comment on this, but I haven’t found that it makes my lashes brittle at all so I haven’t lost any lashes from using it.

Volumise
Yes, it does volumise. I feel the description is accurate in saying that it lengthens and volumises – I’ve tried mascaras in the past that focus more on one than the other but this does both (neither to an extreme extent).

Water resistant
I’m not sure what this means to be honest. I get that it’s different to being waterproof so I’m presuming it means fine if it rains but not advised for swimming? I find it smudges as soon as it gets wet so I’m not sure this claim stands.

Lasts all day without smudging or flaking
Unfortunately not I’ve found. It does last fairly well but I do find it smudges after a while. I don’t feel I can trust wearing it for a full day without checking in a mirror every now and again (or just looking like a panda which I did on a recent long day!).

EDIT: I’ve now been wearing this mascara for a few weeks and have only had the smudging once so can now trust it and recommend it! 🙂

In summary

I really love the effect of this mascara and it’s easy to apply, but sadly I find it can smudge. It’s fine for a short day, and it was fine recently on a day at home, but I do need to check on it later on the day so can’t fully trust it. I think this may well be down to what else I have applied or how oily my lashes are though as recently it hasn’t been smudging at all. I thought I preferred plastic mascara wands but this has opened my eyes (excuse the pun!) to bristle brushes so I’ll be more open to trying different types in future.

EDIT: I love this more each time I wear it and won’t be looking for an alternative anymore.

Repurchase?

Not sure. I do really like the effect but I’d probably like to try to find a longer lasting natural mascara ideally, or maybe even a clear one. Having said that, I’ve worn it the last few days and not experienced any smudging so I’m hoping it may have been a one off in which case I’ll definitely repurchase!

EDIT: Yes, absolutely! I love it.

Purchase details

PHB Ethical Beauty All In One Natural Mascara* is available from LoveLula* for £15.95 or at the moment you can get it as part of the July Beauty Box* for £19.95.

*Affiliate link: I may receive a small commission if you purchase via this link.

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