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:
MY RATING: 5/5
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
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
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!