Recently I had the honor to test many products from Honest Beauty, across their skin, hair and makeup lines. I have to be 'honest' with you - across all three categories, I've never been more impressed!
Lets start with the skincare. I am SUPER picky about what I put on my skin, especially because it's sensitive. So many products on the market right now might offer results, but they contain chemicals that can wreak long-term damage on the skin. Some of them even create reactions on the spot. Honest Beauty, a spin-off of Jessica Alba's Honest Company doesn't work like that. Honest Beauty products are clean, simple, safe and effective.
Dermatologically tested, these products are free from common, potentially damaging ingredients:
alcohol, parabens, formaldehyde carriers, PEGs, MCI/MI, steareth-n
For all of you animals lovers out there, you'll also be happy to know that Honest Beauty products are
not animal-tested and contain no animal by-products.
Honest Beauty products are clean, simple, safe and effective.
Here's how to use: pour the contents onto your hand, rinse your other hand with warm water, rub both hands together, lather onto face, rinse off. Easy!
This cleanser is powerful, yet nourishing, thanks to natural skin soothers like aloe, calendula and chamomile. The gentle exfoliant, Aspen Bark, removes impurities and evens skin texture. After cleansing morning and night with the Refreshingly Clean Powder Cleanser, I immediately apply the Even Brighter EveryDay Moisturizer. This lightweight moisturizer leaves my skin radiant and polished, but not too dewy. Just the effect I want! Next, I spritz on the Elevated Hydration Mist, which contains hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration. The result of using Honest Beauty skincare products? Clear, clean, balanced skin, with ZERO irritation!
The result of using Honest Beauty skincare products? Clear, clean, balanced skin, with ZERO irritation!
Before moving on to make-up, can I add that I'm also obsessed with Honest Beauty's branding? The products are packaged in simple, sleek, easy-to-read bottles. When you open them, they fill the air with beautiful aromas thanks to the infusion of natural botanicals. The whole line - from the look to the feel to the smell - epitomizes 'clean.' Before I even tested the products, I was pleased.
Every woman knows they want products that look just as good sitting on their vanity as they do on themselves. Honest Beauty figured this out and accomplished it. Just look at the product pictures below!
The whole line - from the look to the feel to the smell - epitomizes 'clean.'
I don't wear that much makeup daily, but I do want what I wear to look and feel like quality. The standout product for me (and my photographer) within the Honest Beauty makeup line was the Spotlight and Strobe kit. This compact kit contains two blendable creams to brighten your skin and a luminizing powder to add a flawless finish. It glided on effortlessly! Want more tips on how to strobe like a pro? Check them out here.
I also loved the Invisible Blurring Powder, because if I'm going to wear makeup, the most important aspect for me is to achieve natural-looking, clear skin. I lightly dusted the Invisible Blurring Powder across my face before this shoot and the results were indeed, camera-strong! Mattified, even, silky skin. Apply over makeup or alone!
If you guys follow me regularly, you also know I'm big on bold lips. The Lip Gloss in Playful Kiss was perfect. Infused with pomegranate, Honest Beauty's Lip Gloss added just the right shiny finish.
I lightly dusted the Invisible Blurring Powder across my face before this shoot and the results were indeed, camera-strong! Mattified, even, silky skin.
My hair felt nourished and clean (it even looked lighter in color!) but it didn't feel heavy or fall flat...
Photography, Makeup & Hair by the very talented: Kenny Kiefer.
Special thanks to Honest Beauty, specifically Brenna Israel Mast.