It seems that spring time is for me always a time of new awakening, regenerated creativity and new discoveries. Every spring time I find new colors that inspire and fulfill my soul and face,too 😀
I’m really glad that I’ve finally found a fresh & new European brand with lots of makeup and green choices! The brand is French and it’s called Boho green revolution! It’s my last discovery that I currently tested and enjoyed very much! Let’s take a look on their products now.
I’ve received all the products in a nice makeup bag made from wool felt. This bag is a part of their project Citizen green (and 1% for the planet member) that proposes a range of promotional items made from natural, renewal and biodegradable, recyclable materials and fair trade manufactured products. As you can see from the picture the bag is big enough to store your essential makeup and it’s also very soft!
I’m glad I’ve found pressed powder products! I also want to emphasize their high pigmentation and durability. I have tested 2 eyeshadows: one matte and one shimmery: Ble is a light eyeshadow with an opalescent shimmer that has a green yellow shine and in general is a very light color. It’s a lovely shade to wear in spring time to make your eyes pop out with all the shimmer! On the picture the opalescent shimmer is not so visible but the color is more green than vanilla as it looks like on the picture.
The other shade Cacao is from the matte collection of eyeshadows and it’s a classic medium matte brown that can be used as an eyeshadow or even as a powder for eyebrows. The pigmentation of both eyeshadows is very high and you can blend the product easily to achieve the desired effect. I like the fact that these eyeshadows don’t tend to crease which is a big plus! They are very handy especially for make-up artists because I have finally found another brand with pressed powder products!
Boho Terra cotta (or Bronzer)
Boho has quite a big range with bronzers-they are 6 in their collection. The shade I have tested is Terre de provence and it’s a medium shimmery bronzer with quite a lot of peachy orange tonalities. I’ll use it more as a blush but it can be used as a bronzer as well on certain types of skin, especially in full summer on tanned skin that needs a touch of color. Apply it with a large bronzer brush on tanned skin.
Green makeup tip Orange tonalities don’t suit everyone but are great for bringing radiance to dull skin, especially to tanned skin without radiance.
I like their biodegradable and eco-friendly packages. They are very handy especially for everyday use. I must also mention that the products are almost without any scent, which is really good for the skin!
Boho Lipstick and lip&eye pencil
Among these 2 products I’d emphasize first the lipstick. First I thought it’s a concealer because of its color, but I realized that it’s a lipstick from the matte collection. On the picture if you look carefully on top of pencil swatch there is also the lipstick which has blended with my skin. It’s not the color that is very wearable among women, but it can be used very well for that editorial look when you need to tone down the lips without drying them and pair the look with a black smoky eye. The lipstick I tested is named Charlotte and it’s a light warm skin beige color. Its texture is very hydrating because of vegetable oils (Castor oil, Apricot oil and wax, grapefruit essential oil, candelilla oil, rosa mosquito oil).
Boho has also a variety of pencils: a range for lips, for eyes and a range for lips&eyes. I have tried the shade Rose brun from lips&eyes collection. I was a little bit surprised because the pencils are very small, almost half of normal pencil, which I don’t like so much. Maybe it can be handy for some women…The shade is matte nude warm brown with orange undertones, a classic and very useful shade for lips in general. The pencil is very pigmented and quite soft so it glides well on skin.
This concealer is literally green 🙂 This is because it’s meant to cover redness on skin and so to neutralize it. It’s the only corrective shade among their other 4 creamy concealers. Its texture is very creamy and hydrating and due to its good pigmentation a little goes a long way. It can be gently blended into the skin to neutralize any red discoloration.
Green makeup tip Sometimes I still see comments that green neutralizes dark under eye circles. It’s really a misunderstanding. According to the color mixing theory (from art painting that is an essential knowledge even for makeup) green is opposite to red and so it is used for neutralizing (=canceling) red. If the dark circles are blue/violet than they have to be erased with colors that are opposite to them like (orange/yellow shades) depending to the skin tone. Usually a makeup artist should know how to mix exactly the concealer for every skin color. So ladies, if you want to cover red spots or any redness on skin choose a green corrector and later put on top also the concealer in your skin tonality. For dark under eye circles green will not work.
This is my review of the last discovery that I wanted to share with all of you! Have you already tried yet this new brand?
Photo credit and many thanks to Boris Gorjan photographer for beautiful pictures!
JulchenMay 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm (10 years ago)
Thanks for bringing this brand to my attention. I’m from Germany but so far haven’t heard or seem anything of Boho.
Sheila HansenMay 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm (10 years ago)
Thank you for another great review. I have never heard of this company but you have made me want to investigate Boho cosmetics further. I wonder if they have US distribution.
green makeupMay 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm (10 years ago)
Thank You Sheila! It’s my pleasure 🙂 I have discovered this company recently and tested the products in these days so it’s really fresh.
Malin/BilboBlueEyesMay 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm (10 years ago)
Interesting to hear about this brand. I didn´t know anything about it. The ingredients seems very nice and the colors look lovely! 🙂
I have to look some more! 🙂
Hope you have had a nice weekend.
Here we have had sunny days. Today 20 degrees celsius in the shade! 🙂
green makeupMay 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm (10 years ago)
Yes, it’s a nice brand all to try! I think you’ll like it. Yes, I had a nice weekend, thank you!
Well, the weather here seems crazy, rain all the time and even if sunny the temperatures are still very low for end of may. Will get better 🙂 Have a lovely week and enjoy the sun 🙂
Stylishly OrganicMay 23, 2013 at 10:09 pm (10 years ago)
Looks promising. How’s the consistency of the corrector? I desperately need a good concealer! (RMS, which I am using now, is too greasy for me).
green makeupMay 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm (10 years ago)
I haven’t tried the classic corrector shades just the green one. I don’t know if it’s the same consistency, but I think it is. The green one is quite greasy as well and you can blend it well so it’s very good for dry skin. But I wouldn’t use it on oily skin. And yes the concealers are still quite a problem on the green market.
AqeelahAugust 15, 2013 at 6:13 am (10 years ago)
how did you get it delivered to the US I’m guessing? I’m in Canada it won’t let me go forward in the checkout process passed the shipping?
green makeupAugust 15, 2013 at 9:48 am (10 years ago)
Hi! I’m from Europe so I don’t know for US or Canada. I always order Honeybee gardens from Iherb (US shop) and their service & delivery costs are great, even for EU (they ship everywhere)! I’ve never had any problems on the custom office either which is great too. If you will order anything (they have lots of nice green products) here is the link: http://www.iherb.com/Honeybee-Gardens?p=4 On your first order use the code DAS325 and you will get 5-10 USD of discount. Best, Dasha
EwaSeptember 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks for your review:) I really enjoy reading your blog!
Aqeelah, I am in canada and saw boho is available at well.ca.
Green makeup, can you please tell me where these products are made? I do not like to buy cosmetics made in china.
green makeupSeptember 21, 2014 at 11:09 am (9 years ago)
Hi and thank you Ewa! I’m glad you enjoy my blog 🙂 I’ve checked thoroughly the labels of Boho eyeshadows and it’s written “Made in Italy” (which is great because Italy has one of the best cosmetic manufacturers) and “Designed in France”. Hope this helps 🙂
Libellule verteFebruary 25, 2015 at 3:04 am (8 years ago)
Hi again, I just saw that you made a review on Boho and Couleur Caramel, which are two brands that I was planning to try because they are sold in an organic store near my work. I’m mostly interested in their pressed powder. By any chance did you try some of their foundations or pressed powder? Which of these two brands do you recommend most?
green makeupFebruary 25, 2015 at 9:36 am (8 years ago)
They are both nice! Personally I prefer a little bit more C.C. but just because they have a wider range of products to choose from. I have tried only C.C. pressed powder and it was nice, but I think that they have changed the formulation after. Anyhow, it was pretty nice as a setting powder on top of liquid foundation. I think they don’t have pressed minerals. Boho has them, but haven’t tried any of them. Will keep in mind and try to review both of them, if I find a good shop to buy from. Best, Dasha