I don't wear much makeup because I honestly think I look better without aggressive amounts of foundation, blush, and eye shadow. If my eyes weren't so sensitive, I could see myself doing a cat eye every now and then, but it's just not in the cards.
As I've said before, I have ridiculously sensitive skin. It built up over time, and I'm sure years of prescription benzoyl peroxide face wash did nothing to help. So, when I manage to find a beauty product that works for me, I will use it until they discontinue it which, unfortunately, is fairly frequently. I've been using The Body Shop products almost exclusively for the past few years. Their Tea Tree BB cream has great coverage and keeps my skin clear, and their eye shadow and blush shades are great for pale skin. They also source some ingredients from fair trade co-ops and recently re-committed themselves to their ethical and all natural stance.
That being said, I still *needed* to find a truly all natural mascara for my sensitive eyes, an aluminum free deodorant for my sensitive arm pits, and a new tinted balm or gloss just for fun.
Enter Credo Beauty...
Alden at EcoCult recommended Credo several months ago and I was just waiting for the right time to place an order. To get my free shipping, I went ahead and ordered 4 products: Lily Lolo mascara, HAN lip gloss, Fig + Yarrow Green Clay Mask, and Meow Meow Tweet deodorant. I purchased everything at regular price, but please note that there are some affiliate links in this post.
Here are my thoughts on each product:
|Wearing Lily Lolo Mascara|
Chemical and fragrance free, this mascara is both all natural and awesome. I've tried a handful of all natural mascaras before and they always, always flake or smudge. But this one doesn't and it makes my lashes look great with buildable coverage.
MY RATING: 5/5
Meow Meow Tweet makes this cream with and without baking soda because baking soda can irritate sensitive skin. I wasn't really sure which one to choose because I've never tried this or a similar formulation before, so I went with their standard cream at first, which includes the baking soda. First, let me say that this stuff really works. One application in the morning was all I needed to tame odors all day.
After a few days of use, however, I did have an allergic reaction, so I purchased the formula without baking soda through Amazon Prime (had to get it before I left town for the weekend!) and it's been working out well. I would say the staying power isn't as apparent in the baking soda free version, but it still does a better job than other natural deodorants.
MY RATING: 4/5
This was definitely a bit of an impulse buy, but I thought it would be fun to take it with me when I visited my parents for some mother-daughter bonding time. Though it may seem a little bit pricey, it comes in powder form that you can mix with yogurt, honey, or water for a custom facial. That also means you can make just what you need and the rest will store well, so it's a better value in the long run.
I liked this mask. My face seemed smoother after application, but not noticeably brighter or happier. To be honest, I'm not sure what I was expecting.
MY RATING: 3.5/5
|HAN Lip Gloss|
Maybe it's because I've been nostalgic for childhood recently, but I am obsessed with this lip gloss! The vanilla fragrance is exactly the same as a gloss I had in middle school and it's fun to apply with the little wand.
A real throwback. But it's also a really good consistency - not sticky at all - and the subtle color is perfect for every day wear, especially with a fall color palette.
MY RATING: 5+/5
Are there all natural products you can't live without? I'd love to hear about them!