A couple weeks ago I posted about Gwyneth Paltrow's new Organic Makeup Line with Juice Beauty. Well, I finally was able to test some of the amazing products from the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Color Collection and can't wait to tell you my thoughts. The amazing thing about this cosmetics line is that the makeup is created with plant-derived pigments, fruit stem cell skincare technology, cold-pressed oils, organic base of botanical juices, waxes, and powders. There are no harsh chemicals, parbens or silicone in the products. Over time, that's better for your health.
As a beauty writer, each week I'm testing A LOT of different products -- trying to find what I like in order to post and share with you gals here. Whether it's products sent to me, ones I purchase, or just test at the counter – the truth is always in the testing. I'm so happy to have found some new makeup staples that are organic and I can use daily without guilt.
Let's talk mascara. I've always wanted to go for a more natural version because mascara is used so close to my eyes and I know those little bits get in there sometimes. Second, I'm pretty picky when it comes to mascara because I need them to hold the curl well for the day. The The Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara ($22) is just amazing. It's all about the wand. Not only do my lashes look longer after I apply it, it really keeps my lashes curled and holds it for the rest of the day. I read on Fashionista that the beauty team had to work hard to find a mascara brush that Paltrow and her makeup artist loved. Well, I'm so glad they did because this brush really does wonders for my lashes! I'll be purchasing this on repeat!
The Phyto-Pigments Precision Eye Pencil ($20) is a fantastic compliment to the mascara. It comes in three shades: Black, Brown and Charcoal which is the shade I have. I love that it glides on creamy and really lines my eyes well. It's buildable so you can have a light touch for a light look, or build it on for a more intense eye. I need to get this in black now!
For the face, the Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer ($36) is beyond amazing. it goes on really smooth and immediately you see the illuminating glow in your skin. It works really well in conjunction with the Flawless Foundation ($42) which comes in ten shades. You have to know how amazing it is to have a primer and foundation that doesn't contain any silicones in it. The foundation goes on light and smooth. I have been blending it in with my Beauty Blender and it works perfectly. I would say it's light to medium coverage and is buildable. I really like how light it feels. If you are someone who wears foundation everyday, please give this a try because it's so much better for you as well as your skin.
This is the shade I have in Cream which works really well for light Asian skin with yellow undertones.
Here are all the foundation shades:
- Fair - porcelain; for very light skin with neutral undertone
- Buff - for very light skin with yellow undertone
- Cream - for light skin with yellow undertone
- Rosy beige - for light skin with pink undertone
- Sand - for light to medium skin with yellow undertone
- Medium Tan - for light to medium skin with neutral undertone
- Golden Tan - medium skin with yellow undertone
- Medium Tawny - medium to deep skin with golden undertone
- Tawny - deep skin with pink undertone
- Deep - deep skin with golden undertone
Now on to the lippies! I love experimenting with lip colors and textures. Lipstick is another item that we should all invest in a natural and organic version. Can you even imagine how much lipstick or gloss we have swallowed over all the years? I don't event want to think about it. The new line has a lot of lip products for you to try from glosses to balms. I got to test out four of them and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of color. I also thought that overall the packaging was comparable to a brand like Clinique and the prices are really affordable so there's no excuse to not pick up a handful of colors for your makeup bag.
The Liquid Lip are really pigmented lip color using the highest concentration of plant-derived Phyto-Pigments.
I love layering lipstick with gloss and this Sheer Lip Gloss is a total fav of mine. There are three shades and I have it in the shade Bikini. I love the nude look it gives me when I layer it over the Lip Crayon in Caramel or Satin Lip Cream in Blush.
Here's a swatch of the Liquid Lip in Chelsea (burgundy) and Kate (pink) as well as the Sheer Lip Gloss in Bikini.
These lip crayons come in eight shades and are very light and sheer. It's enough light color for those that want a subtle look but they were very light and not too moisturizing. If you need more of a creamy texture, I found the lipsticks to be more moisturizing. But layering the sheer lip gloss over this crayon was just perfect!
A swatch of the Lip Crayon in Pebble and Caramel.
There are eight shades of this wonderful creamy lipstick which includes an infusion of age-defying serum which will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines around your lips. I love the pigment and plan to pick up a few more colors.
A swatch of the Satin Lip Cream in Merlot and Blush (great nude lip!).
(Photo Warwick Saint)
I'm blown away by Gwyneth Paltrow's Phyto-Pigments Color Collection. It's a perfect collection for an everyday face. If I could only purchase one product, it would have to be the mascara. I don't think I could live without the mascara now! I plan to purchase the Phyto-Pigments Flawless Finishing Powder ($26) and the Correcting Concealer ($18) as these are part of my daily makeup needs. Their blush and bronzer are currently out of stock but will be back soon.
Overall the prices are really good for a natural, organic brand and I think it's a good start at giving a shake up to mainstream cosmetics. Hopefully, we'll see less and less chemicals and additives in our beauty products but for now, I'm looking forward to all of Juice Beauty's future cosmetic developments and look forward to trying them out!
Shop Gwyneth Paltrow's Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Color Collection at juicebeauty.com.
Review products were provided by Juice Beauty.