Thursday, August 20, 2009

Review: Lavera

What girl doesn't love makeup?

I know I do, so when I was presented with the offer of testing two of Lavera's organic makeup line, I agreed quickly.

Besides, what Mom really has time to drop everything and go buy new mascara when she needs it?

I received Lavera's Volume Mascara in and a tube of their Organic Mineral Lip Gloss. Mascara is huge to me, I love it and normally only wear that and chap stick in a daily makeup routine.

From their website: "Lavera Volume Mascara with Advanced Shaping Brush adds lasting volume & length to lashes for beautiful, bright eyes! Nourishing extracts of Organic Jojoba & Wild Rose Oils deeply hydrate allowing flake-free volume throughout the whole day. This pure, paraben-free and heavy-metal-free formula rinses off with a mild cleanser and is ideal even for very sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Your personal assistant for tired looking eyes. "

And their lip gloss: "Lavera Organic Mineral Lip Gloss offers the wholesome purity & glow of organic extracts. Emollient and non-sticky oils of Vitamin E & Jojoba are repairing moisturizers. Crushed Natural Minerals add shimmer & an anti-aging Sun protection. Natural Berry aromas make this pure & luscious lip treatment a must have in your cosmetic bag."

Now when I tested out the mascara, I have to be honest, I wasn't really impressed. It didn't do for my lashes that others have done. But I didn't give up and the next day tried two coats to see if following directions would help, it didn't. But when I tried three, I was satisfied with the results.

And the lip gloss wasn't a big hit with me simply because of the color. Transparent with glitter isn't exactly the statement I want to make as a Mom, but besides the glitter it coated really well and stayed on for long periods of time, even through numerous drinks. I'm sure if I had a color that I loved, say pink, I'd be singing it's praises higher.

But overall, I liked what I got and I'll continue to use them. If you're interested in organic makeup, I highly recommend Lavera because they have tons. You can purchase products directly from their website or search for a store that sells locally.

Thank you to MomFuse for this review opportunity.


Allyson said...

Bummer you weren't overall giddy about these. But now you know, right :)

Thanks for the great info!

The Blonde Duck said...

Haven't popped in for awhile! Let me know if you try any powder--I've been having such crap with mine!