There's a lot of things that peak my interest, however natural makeup would have to be at the forefront. I have found many holy grails in the last couple of years since diving into green beauty, and I love coming across new finds. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might remember me sharing skin care products from Les Soins de Jacynthe (I even filmed a video gushing over their line). Well, they have recently re-branded to Maison Jacynthe since they have expanded and now carry makeup! The brand is 100% cruelty free and made in Italy, but the company is based here in Quebec. I've been lucky enough to receive a few of their makeup items to try out to my great pleasure! Are their cosmetics just as good as their skincare? Read on to find out!
Maison Jacynthe makes a variety of makeup, including lipstick, mascara, blush, eyeshadow and even eyeliner. I decided to test their base makeup, and opted for their stick concealer, compact powder and bronzer. The shade selection is limited, and as I am usually the second lightest shade, I went for #02 in all three. I was a bit sad when I saw how dark these actually are for my light skin (even after a summer tan) - so that's something to keep in mind when ordering online. I still managed to make them work by bringing the powders down my neck so that it just looks like I have a very deep tan.
The Concealer in 02 Medium Beige* (C$33.00) comes in cream form and is housed in a stunning bullet, similar to a lipstick. I absolutely love the packaging, it is simplistic yet modern looking with its metallic and wood finish. The concealer goes on nice and smooth, and not only does it cover up my dark circles, but it also works wonders to conceal any redness. I apply it directly onto my skin, and go in with my fingers or a small brush to blend. Best part? It smells so divine, like vanilla cocoa - I could almost eat it! Like all of their products, it is 100% organic, so you don't have to worry about what you are putting on your face. To set my concealer, I move on to the next step, which would be powder!
The Compact Powder in 02 Medium Beige* (C$29.00) is suitable for medium skin tones. Their face powders work for all skin types, but are especially good if you have combination to oily skin since they have a mattifying effect. Despite having acne prone skin, their powder has not caused any breakouts and it is also sensitive skin friendly. Once again this one has that delicious nutella-like smell - seriously the most heavenly scent if you ask me! I use a round top kabuki brush to apply it, and it layers nicely without looking cakey. It is mica and corn starch based, with other key ingredients including babassu seed oil, coffee seed oil, shea butter, macadamia seed oil and apricot oil. Wear time you ask? I can go a good 8+ hours wearing it and it still looks like it was just applied. To minimize waste, a medium compact holder (C$23.00) made of cherrywood can be purchased separately, so if you enjoy the powder you can invest in one and just keep repurchasing refills.
I am a bronzing fiend, and actually get told I look ghostly if I skip this step, so the Terracotta Bronzer in 02 Pomeriggio* (C$32.00) has been a welcome addition to my collection. It has very similar ingredients to the above face powder and smells just as yummy. It has amazing pigmentation and almost feels like butter when swatched without the greasy feel. It doesn't look muddy on my lighter skin tone, and you only need to tap lightly with your brush since a little goes a long way. Once again, when purchased on its own it only comes in a metallic pan, so a large compact holder will cost you extra if you find it necessary (C$29.00).
|Left to right | Maison Jacynthe Compact Powder in 02 Medium Beige, Terracotta Bronzer in 02 Pomeriggio and Concealer in 02 Medium Beige|
|Wearing | Maison Jacynthe Compact Powder in 02 Medium Beige, Terracotta Bronzer in 02 Pomeriggio and Concealer in 02 Medium Beige|
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