I am seeing more and more about vegan makeup and getting more enquiries asking if I use cruelty free makeup in my pro kit. If I’m honest some of my favourite brands aren’t cruelty free as they are sold in China but I did say I was being honest.
So anyway, I came across Inika Organic on Instagram and after reading about their products and that they are not only a makeup brand but the ingredients actually help nourish your skin in a way they are meant to it was time I invested and gave the brand a shot!
Today I wanted my skin to breath more so wearing the Inika products starting with their Primer – Certified Organic Pure Primer with Hyaluronic Acid. Now this smells amazing and feels gorgeous on the skin. You can feel you skin drink it in and there is no residue left behind, just gorgeous.
So this primer contains the following certified organic essential oils – Lavender, Lemon Myrtle and Jojoba for nourished and hydrated skin. It also calms and soothes the skin and oﬀers a barrier from the elements we constantly face in our daily lives. Perfect for dry/normal skins.
Next step – Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid (can you tell i’m liking the hyaluronic acid aspect of these products, anything for a younger, brighter, hydrated looking skin!)
This foundation gives a medium to heavy coverage I would say so perfect for me. If you’re wanting a lighter coverage then their BB Cream is meant to be amazing. That will get getting tried out over the summer months when hopefully I have a more sun-kissed look rather than a typical British wet weather girl look!
Key Ingredients –
- Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Jojoba Seed Oils to soothe, hydrate and moisturize the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid for improved skin elasticity and hydration.
- Argan & Rosehip Oils nurture and repair the skin.
- Fortified with Vitamin E.
The key with this foundation is not to put too much on to start with. Apply a small amount and blend into the skin. I find using a slightly damp beauty blender gives a great coverage and finish without any patchy areas.
My favourite product to finish with is their Long Lash Vegan Mascara. Now this mascara is one of the best I’ve ever come across and trust me when I say I’ve tried hundred’s over the years as a makeup artist.
What I love about this one is it doesn’t smudge, it stays put all day even in the rain and really you only need one coat to get that extra length. Yep it’s true!
This mascara contains conditioning ingredients to help boost the lash vitality and health (Vitamin E, Magnolia Bark Extract, Sun flower Oil)
Great for even sensitive eyes.
The mascara has just won the Glamour 2018 Beauty Award so you can see it’s good stuff.
I haven’t applied any powder as I like the more fresh appearance as appose to the matte look and have added some bronzer to give my face a little lift. It needs it with expecting my baby tomorrow (eekkk)
INIKA is 100% Australian owned which started in Sydney in 2006 and continues to grow worldwide. If you’re looking to try an organic, vegan makeup range with results then please head over to the site and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
I’d love to hear what you think about the products x