Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils Review and Swatches

Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils

Sent for review were four new Eye of Horus Goddess Pencils. They are incredible eye liner pencils that you need to own!

Eye of Horus is proud to be cruelty free. This is their statement that they sent to me, “All Eye of Horus products are cruelty free and all ingredients supplied are cruelty free. No Animal testing on products or ingredients.” They do not sell any products in China! eye of horus goddess pencils

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True Beauty Box Cruelty Free Skin Care & Cosmetics

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I’m really excited to share with you the newest True Beauty Box. The review of the previous Box can be found at this link: True Beauty Box Cruelty Free Cosmetics & Skin Care 

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True Beauty Box is for you if…

True Beauty Box is for you if you love to try different natural and cruelty free cosmetics and skin care!  This monthly service launched in December of 2012. Unlike other beauty boxes, where you may or may not receive items that are cruelty free, Love True Natural is the company that is running the True Beauty Box. Love True Natural is a 100% natural and cruelty free beauty company.

While I strongly recommend that everyone always double-check, True Beauty Box does guarantee that all of the products that members receive in their True Beauty Box will be free of Parabens, PEG, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, and synthetic colors.

Every month the True Beauty Box will contain three to four FULL size products, (this month there are four), plus you will receive samples.  In addition, True Beauty Box members will have exclusive access to sales and special prices on the Love True Natural website.

It starts by completing a beauty profile quiz at www.truebeautybox.com, and then choosing the style of box you want (Flirt, Veganista, or Indulge). After the quiz you simply submit the information, and your box will arrive soon.

As a member, you will receive a “sneak peak” of each beauty profile on the 12th of each month. True Beauty Box strives to make you happy, and they want to make certain that you’re going to love what you receive.  Therefore, you not only don’t have to make a commitment, but each month you have the option to re-take the beauty quiz for a different beauty profile and box style. Of course, there is also the option to skip, or cancel by the 15th of each month. The only thing that you need to remember is that after the initial charge (for your first Box), you will automatically be charged on the 16th of each month if you do not notify them.

Of the three options, Flirt and Veganista are both currently $30; Indulge is $40. The Beauty Box that I received is as follows:

True Love Beauty Box: Flirt

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True Beauty Box with Benecos Natural Baked Colour Eyeshadow

 

Benecos eyeshadow

The gluten free eyeshadow in Chocolate is gorgeous! The formula is really smooth, and that’s because the organic plant oils provide a creamy application. You can apply the eyeshadow wet or dry, depending on the effect you want. Since they are baked, Benecos writes that their mineral shadow won’t crumble or shatter.

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Benecos eyeshadow

I love the sparkles. I think it’s just the right amount for a nice elegant look. I used eye shadow primer and the eye shadow stayed put, even with a trip to the gym (see the end of the post for picture).

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True Beauty Box with Benecos Natural Kajal Eye Liner

Benecos eyeliner

This is a gluten free, matte black kohl pencil that is nice and creamy, and I had no trouble with thick or thin lines. It’s no surprise, since they are formulated with organic plant oils and pure minerals. Use along upper and lower lash lines.

Benecos eye liner pencils are safe for those who wear contact lenses. I applied primer on my eyelids, and this eye liner lasted– even with a trip to the gym (see photo at the end of the post).

 Benecos eyeliner

True Beauty Box with Benecos Maximum Length Mascara

This gluten free mascara is in the color carbon black.

Benecos mascara

This naturally hydrating Super Long Lash Mascara adds length and carbon black tone to lashes without any chemicals. With Vitamin E.

 Benecos mascara

I liked that the mascara did add some length to my lashes, and I liked the wand. Here’s a swatch of the black color:

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The mascara is made with organic Jojoba, sunflower oils, and Vitamin E for hydration. I wore the mascara to the gym and the photo is at the end of the post.

 

True Beauty Box with Benecos Baked Blush

This gluten free, mineral blush is baked for color so that it lasts. The ingredients of Cupuau butter and Sacha Inchi oil will keep skin hydrated and provide anti-aging benefits.

Benecos blush

 

I received coral, one of the two colors that the blush is available in:

 Benecos blush

The shimmery coral color is recommended for fair to medium skin tones.

Benecos blush

 

Here is a great visual from Love True Natural for how to apply:

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Round Face Shape

Apply directly to the cheek bones as flat as possible.

 

 

 

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Square Face Shape

Apply the rouge between the hairline and cheeks. To begin at the far end of the cheek bone, apply the rouge in one stroke down gently and run out to leave the temples. So the distinctive shape of the face looks softer.

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Oval Face Shape

Apply the rouge near the top approximatelly at the level of the temples and run diagonally to the corners of the mouth down. This gives the face more contour.

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Heart Face Shape

Begin in the middle of the cheeks: Apply blush and run out from there to the temples.

True Beauty Box with Lavera Foundation

The following are two (2 ml) sample sizes of the Lavera Trend Sensitive Organic Natural Liquid Foundation

 Love True Natural Foundation

Porcelain 01- is for fair -yellowish undertones

 

Love True Natural Foundation

Ivory 02- is for fair -medium rose undertone

 

Love True Natural

Lavera Trend Sensitive Organic Natural Liquid Foundation is Vegan Society Certified. It is designed to lightly cover your imperfections. This is not a heavy foundation! It contains organic oils with conditioning properties, Vitamins A, C and E to help fight against free radicals. The Foundations have been tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists.

 

I decided to put the mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner to the test. I worked out at the gym and this is the after shot:

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The Flirt Box was an excellent value at $30. Here is the price of each item if purchased  separately

Benecos Baked Eye Shadow is $13
Benecos Baked Blush is $16
Benecos Natural Eyeliner is $9
Benecos Maximum Length Mascara is $17
Lavera Foundation Samples 1 & 2

Grand total: $55.00, if purchased separately!

Here again is the True Beauty Box website; and of course, you can always let me know if you have any questions.

Disclosure: I received the True Beauty Box for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Spring 2013 Launches

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics is cruelty free (certified by Leaping Bunny), and all of their products are free from talc, perfumes and chemical dyes, and are non-comodogenic (they won’t clog your pores).

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Youngblood Links:

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Youngblood has some great new items that will be available beginning March 1st. I have three of the four items to share with you. The only one that I don’t have is Minerals in the Mist: Relax –  A blend or botanicals to help to hydrate and increase the smoothness of your skin.

Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner in the Color Lagoon

Youngblood has another gel liner that is very pigmented and lasted until I took it off with makeup remover in the evening. It did not budge!  The formula is what I take for granted with their formulas: very smooth and able to give me a very precise line. Lagoon is a gorgeous teal that has what Youngblood describes as an “iridescent, golden sheen.”

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Lagoon is for all skin tones, but Youngblood writes that it would be especially beautiful against eye colors with warm undertones.

Ingredients/Benefits: Formulated with Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant to help protect the skin’s oil balance, and Iron Oxide which gives the gel its great pigment.

The price is $21.00 USD/.10 oz

Youngblood Minerals Anti-Shine Mattifier Oil Control Solution

For those of you who have very oily skin, this is the product for you! This product can be used by both women and men.

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Here’s how you would use it. Follow your usual usual skin routine, and then before you have applied foundation, you put the anti-shine mattifier oil control solution on your face.

It works to absorb excess surface oil on your skin. The mattifier is formulated with Nigella Oil, which has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, Other ingredients of Nigella and Pumpkin Seed oils serve to purify and balance the skin.

You can apply the products in three different ways. You can, of course, use the sponge that is provided, you can use a liquid foundation brush, or simply use your fingertips.

Love the compact packaging!

Usage: Apply with the enclosed reusable sponge on desired areas to control shine. Our Anti-Shine Mattifier can also be applied with directly with fingertips.

Using the Anti-Shine Mattifier and you’ll see that it immediately gives your skin an all day mattifying effect.

Price/Size: $36.00 retail /0.25 oz/7 g

Youngblood Lipstick in the Color Debalicious

Debalicious is a very creamy bubblegum pink lipstick. It is a lanolin-free formula and your lips will feel really smooth as it has natural oils, minerals and Candellia wax. There is also Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant.

All skin tones can wear this color.

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You can wear this alone, or put a little lipgloss on top for an extra shiny look.

Price/Size: $19.00 retail/.14 oz /4 g

 

Disclosure: I received the products for review. All links for your convenience only.

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Eye of Horus: New Eye Liner Colours!

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Have you read my previous post about the cruelty free cosmetics company, Eye of Horus? That review has all of the products currently available in the Australian based line.

Eye of Horus aims to “deliver cosmetic products that are affordable, non-irritating and effective.”

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Today’s review is on the two, newly released colours of the:

eye of horus Smokey Eye Liner Pencils 

Only plant based ingredients and waxes are used, including the following: carnauba wax, beeswax, rice bran wax, and candelilla wax.

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The pencil sharpener does have to be purchased separately. This special sharpener is due to the soft waxes and oils contained in the Pencil. This is mine from the previous review: eye of horus

One end of the Pencil has a smudger.

 

Swatches for the two new pencils: eye of horus

Both have a very creamy, metallic look, that’s easy to apply–glides on with no need to tug on my eyes! Resists perspiration with no fading–YES! See my previous post with a photo of my perspiration!

Obsidian Black is just as advertised:  “elusively defines and expands the look of your eyes without stark or heavy definition” It is also excellent for very fair, and mature eyes.

Bronze Amulet is a gorgeous copper/bronze and the name was chose as such because it is “prized as a precious Amulet,” to accentuate eyes like a sun goddess!

To test out a different way (from my previous review) that the Eye Liner Pencils are waterproof, smudge-proof and long-lasting, here are some photos:

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Eye of Horus guarantees…”unsurpassed quality and integrity in our products. We offer a 100% money back guarantee of complete customer satisfaction.”

I continue to love, and highly recommend, Eye of Horus products!

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Youngblood Cosmetics: New Gel Liner in Sienna

Readers, you’re going to love the new color of gel eyeliner from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

 This is Sienna, a metallic bronze!

Incredible Wear Gel Liner ($21.00 USD; .10 oz)

 

This was sent for review, and will be available August 1st, in the Youngblood Is In The Mood For Nude Collection.

What you will love about Youngblood’s Gel Liner:

*cruelty free, of course,

*free of parabens, talc, oil, and fragrance

*easy to apply

*very long lasting— did not smudge or smear

*very smooth and creamy 

*water-resistant formula

*gorgeous color

Youngblood Cosmetics writes that the Gel Liner “looks modern on a bare eye or with shadow.”  

 

Or, as I took this photo outside, with a bare eye:

 

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