Green People Talc-Free Make-Up
So the other week I wrote about how I was little impressed with Green People’s Gold Shimmer Bronzer (despite it being quite pretty) due to the ingredients list including talc. I found this a bit naughty, considering their claims that their make-up products contain no harsh additives. In response Green People kindly sent me a few of their products from their new range (OK so I think these have been available for a little while so I’m a bit late to the game!) of talc-free make-up with new design packaging. Here are my first impressions…
I was sent the Pressed Powder in both the shades Honey Light* (the lighter shade as pictured above) and Caramel Medium*. The shade Honey Light matches my trusted Lily Lolo loose mineral powder in Blondie perfectly, so it is just a touch darker than the lightest shade Green People have available which is Porcelain Pale. The more tanned colour Caramel Medium was sent to me as a contour powder to replace my Gold Shimmer Bronzer. The packaging is much better and so slim – a big improvement from the previous clunky plastic design. I have given this powder a little test but a full review will be coming up soon!
Mica (natural mineral), Zea mais (corn) starch*, Octyldodecanol (plant derived), Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride (natural emulsifier), Zinc oxide (natural mineral), Zinc stearate (mineral binder), Glyceryl caprylate (natural emulsifier), P-Anisic acid, Cinnamic acid, Cera alba (bees wax)*. May contain: CI 77891, CI77491, CI77492, CI 77499 (mineral pigments). *Ingredients from organic farming. ECOCERT 100% natural ingredients; 11.6% organic ingredients
Woop woop, no talc!!
The swatch above shows the lovely pigmentation of this Eye Duo in Night Forest* which includes the two shades Tawny Owl Taupe (slightly olive toned taupe) and Mink Brown ( a slightly bronzy brown). I can’t seem to find this particular duo on the Green People website any more but they still stock their other shades City Sky (slate grey and hazy beige), Royal Tea (peacock teal and fondant pink) and Illuminating (pearl and satin pink) Eye Duo. I have yet to try this cute little pair of eyeshadows out, but the neutral tones are exactly my type of shades so I am excited to wear soon! I’ll be sure to share an eye look using this duo when I have had a little play around with it.
Mica, Zea mays starch*, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride (natural emulsifier), Zinc stearate (mineral binder), Glyceryl caprylate (natural emulsifier), P-Anisic acid, Cinnamic acid, Cera alba (bees wax)*. May contain: CI 77891, CI77491, CI77492, CI 77499 (mineral pigments). *Ingredients from organic farming. ECOCERT 100% natural ingredients; 11.8% organic ingredients
Looking at the mascara brush, I knew this one would be good… I always seem to trust a mascara that comes in a fairly decent sized tube. I have tried this Volumising Mascara* a couple of times now and it is definitely volumising as it promises and I love that it separates the lashes really well. I received mine in black however they also have it in brown-black (probably a shade I am going to have to buy too!). Look out for a full review on this mascara to follow 🙂
Aqua (pure water), Cera alba (bees wax)*, Hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides, Copernicia cerifera cera (carnauba wax)*, Stearic acid (plant derived), Glyceryl stearate (plant derived emulsifier), Glycerin (plant derived), Hydrogenated palm glycerides, Xantham gum (corn starch gum), Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E), HeliantHhus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Cellulose (plant derived), Sodium hydroxide (pH adjusterR) , Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid. (+/-) May contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides). *Ingredients from organic farming. ECOCERT 98.4% natural ingredients; 15.4% organic ingredients
The Verdict – LOVE!
I am so happy that Green People re-formulated their make-up and re-designed the packaging as the changes have definitely been improvements which also bring them closer to their tag-line ‘Beauty Without Artifice’. I think it’s quite fitting for any brand in eco-beauty or green beauty to have recyclable packaging so I was pleased to see less plastic! Thank you Green People for listening to your customers and taking our opinion into serious consideration with your research and development. It’s good to see a company that care about their ethics 😀