My Honest Thoughts On Beautycounter
Besides feeling like a total dork taking these before and after selfies – I have to tell you, I’ve been pretty impressed with the Beautycounter Make up – Flawless in Five.
Beautycounter’s a brand that has been getting a ton of hoopla, because they have a great mission, one that’s a no brainer to align with – To get safer (beauty and skin) products into the hands of everyone. Who wouldn’t want that??.
But, and I had a big BUT, what if it didn’t perform well? An altruistic mission is great, but when it comes to a product, performance is pretty important too. What if this make up was like the all natural under arm deodorant that left me kind of stinky? Good in theory, but not in reality. Then sadly, it’s a no go.
A Movement for Better Beauty
This summer I was invited to a Beautycounter event at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens but, walked out before the presentation even started ( I know, not nice of me). I left because it felt too “salesy”. While there is an e commerce component, the brand is typically sold by independent consultants and these ladies are zealous about their mission.
Luckily, Linda O’Leary, who I’ve never met IRL (we’re social media buddies) was kindly persistent. She was passionate about the brand and knowledgeable about the product. And she was so confidant I’d love the Beautycounter, she offered to send me the Flawless in Five kit to try. In return, I agreed to 2 weeks of use and an honest review. Linda is offering my readers a free gift – make sure to use her link if you’d like to order.
If you follow my Instagram Story, you may have seen me try to use the set on my first day. And guess what? I did it all wrong! Linda had sent me this video to watch – but much like I put together my kids toys when they were little, I like to try myself first, and follow directions later. Lesson learned. The video was super helpful, I definitely should have watched it first, duh!
Flawless in Five
-Tint skin hydrating foundation
5 Minute Makeup is Possible!
Even with all my chatting it only took me 4 min 47 sec to get made up! Woot woot!
Be sure to order here because Linda’s giving all of my readers a free gift with their first order!
I’ve also been trying out Maple Holistics Silk 18 hair conditioner. The conditioner smells terrific – all maple syrupy and yummy! It’s not quite rich enough for my super thick, slightly coarse hair (I should have tried the Winter Blend Conditioner) but, Maple Holistics has a a hassle-free 100% money-back guarantee. If, for any reason at all, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact them and you can choose to receive a full refund or try a different product which may work better for you.
On top of that, all the products used are:
- Made In The USA
- All Natural
- Cruelty Free
- Sulfate Free
- Safe for Color
They have a free sample program too (click here for details) so you can try before you buy… I might order the natural dandruff shampoo (for an unnamed sufferer in my house). It has great reviews and has got to be better than all the chemicals found in Head and Shoulders.
EO® French Lavender Body Oil
I LOVE this stuff and buy bottles by the dozen! It’s been a go-to for years after the shower and even in my hair – it’s moisturizing but not too heavy and soaks right in to the skin. And the smell is subtle and not overbearing. Whole Foods carries it in the Cleveland area if you don’t want to wait for delivery.
Have you been toying with the idea of switching to safer, healthier beauty products too? Did you find these reviews helpful? Let me know… AND if you have any favorite natural beauty products of your own, please share!