Part of the problem with developing an interest in green beauty is its price point. For some, the price tag for some products puts them simply out of reach. That is definitely an issue for me with a few products I have been eyeing. This is part of the reason why I signed up for Petit Vour, a vegan and cruelty free monthly beauty box. It’s a chance to try some of the newest in green beauty while keeping my budget in mind… the other reason is I just like receiving goodies in the mail. 😉
For $15 a month (other subscription pricing is available as well), you receive a box with four to five samples from up and coming brands in the green beauty world. You pay at the beginning of the month and your box is shipped mid-month. Petit Vour also lets you earn points much like other subscription boxes that you can redeem in their shop. The big draw for me was seeing the list of brands they are working with, most of the brands I have on my radar right now.
My box took about two weeks to reach me, which was a bit of a disappointment but it is very possible that the holidays had a lot to do with it. I let that go and will re-evaluate with my second box shipping later this month. Once I finally received my box, I was a happy gal… I had a gorgeous, vampy full sized nail polish, a new deodorant to try, a matte peach blush and a sample of a serum from a brand that was new to me. I didn’t receive a 5th product but I assumed the blush was full sized so I considered this fair.
Brushes are kind of everything in makeup. While we often use our fingers to blend tinted moisturizer and cream blush or dab cream eyeshadow on with our fingers, we love our tools. Our combined collection of brushes is admittedly ridiculous. What can we say? The thrill of finding that perfect blush to contour or achieve the perfect smoky eye is exciting. In this case, the thrill is not in the chase, but the find. We switch up our products often, but the brushes are the constant. New to my brush family are some very exciting, and interestingly shaped, brushes from Everyday Minerals. The best part? They range in price from 7.99 to $22.99, so quality at a price that doesn’t make you cringe. Regardless of my passion for brushes, it was painful to shell out the dough for the NARS Yachiyo.
There’s two in particular that WOWed me and changed my routine for the better. They’re not just in the brush roll —- they live in my makeup kit! The ITAHAKE Brush is everything for contouring (and BONUS: it’s like a budget-friendly version of the NARS Ita brush!) and the Eye Kabuki Brush that I actually use for buffing concealer under the eye and the face. You may see a brush like the ITAHAKE and think how will that work? I prefer it for contouring with bronzer under the cheekbone and around the hairline. It places it in just the right spots and it blends and buffs well, too. The Eye Kabuki is originally intended for applying light color all over the lid, but it’s a champ at airbrushing concealer. Eye Kabuki + Tarte Maracuja Concealer = the secret to looking awake and refreshed.
Both of these brushes will only set you back about $20 (for both), and it is well worth it!
More info on the rest of the Everyday Minerals Vegan Brush Collection here.
Like any person with Rosacea that has been unable to find anything to cure it (believe me I have tried), I am always on the hunt for an effective color correcting product but in my opinion most fall more than short, they either just don’t correct or leave a weird texture under your makeup, don’t blend etc. It’s sad how many green creams, lotions and potions fill my makeup drawers and get no use.
I personally have switched to mineral powder foundation because I find it kinder to my rosacea than liquid but even then still need something to cut the red. So I had finally about given up when I tried an awesome product from Everyday Minerals called Mint Color Corrector. Hallelujah, the makeup gods had finally answered my prayers… I know your reading this online but if I could make the computer squeal with giddiness about this product I would. This powder applied with a light hand definitely cancels out the red and leaves a very nice base for your mineral foundation to be applied on top of. No weird texture or inability to blend in here. My rosacea now looks not existent. This product is definitely now in my top 5 list of my must have products.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention that the price is as amazing as the powder. Definitely worth taking a serious peak at the site.