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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

100% Pure Review

I recently had the chance to review some cosmetics from a wonderful company called 100% Pure. I've been trying to switch to all natural or organic beauty products, which isn’t always easy, especially regarding cosmetics. It seems that natural cosmetics’ effectiveness tend to be hit or miss. I was so pleased to find that 100% Pure products are an absolute hit! Their products have been feautured in many magazines, such as Elle, Self, CosmoGirl, Latina, Redbook, and Real Simple.

I was able to try two of their fruit pigmented make-up products, the lip gloss and the lip & cheek tint. The lip gloss ($13), which I tried in Sheer Pomegranate Wine, which is my new favorite lip color. It’s made of 83% Vitamin E, and the rest of the ingredients are fruit pigments. It’s not sticky or oily, it just feels moisturizing. It lasts a pretty long time, but I find myself putting it on pretty often just because it feels so good! The color is fairly sheer, and it makes a great daytime lip color. It also looks great paired over a lipstick or lip tint. It’s a great lip gloss for those who don’t want to look like they made out with a greasy piece of pizza or a pot of glitter.

I was a little apprehensive after opening the lip and cheek tint ($15), which I got in Peach Glow. The color and scent reminded me of the Barbie play makeup set I got as a little girl. When I first put it on, I thought it was a bit shiny at first, and I thought it would make my face look greasy. As I continued putting on the rest of my makeup on, it seemed to settle in, and I ended up looking like what I was going for – having a healthy glow! Since I’m so fair, I have a tough time with powder and mineral cheek colors, and this was great for my skin tone. It doesn’t make my face sticky, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going to run off. It’s a little light as a lip tint, but it does add a natural-looking hint of color. It’s 100% natural, made of fruit pigments, Vitamin C, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Cocoa Butter, Honey Beeswax, and Vitamin E. Overall, the Peach Glow lip and cheek tint would be a great way to get that perfect glow, both in the winter and the summer.

I was also able to try the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream ($19). I always have the dreaded under eye circles, and when my allergies are kicking in, I get major puffiness too.  After using it just a few days, I noticed that the dark circles were visibly reduced. An added bonus is the scent. Since it’s made with organic green tea and organic green tea (among other organic and natural products), it has a wonderful scent. It has a kind of chocolate-y coffee scent that really makes you want to put it on every day!

100% Pure also offers a huge line of bath and body products, in addition to their cosmetics and skin care lines. Love coffee? There’s an Organic Dark Chocolate Mocha Body Scrub. Got dry winter skin? Try the Blood Orange Shea Body Butter. There are so many products that sound delicious, and there’s even a line for kids!

These products are made without the nasty chemical preservatives you usually find in beauty products. If you’re worried about how long the products last without those preservatives, don’t! The reason these products can be made without chemical preservatives is that they’re made without water and air, the two elements needed for bacterial growth. There’s a simple number on the packaging that indicates how long you should keep them. Best of all, the products are 100% natural, 100% vegan, and gluten free!  

100% Pure is also a great place to get holiday gifts for anyone who cares about what products they put in and on their body! Flat shipping fee of $5 and free shipping on orders over $50!

I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a sample of products, courtesy of 100% Pure. Thanks, Daisy!

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