Recently I have tried many new products from the natural beauty world but I’m thrilled to review some of them that really surprised me with their quality, price and performance.
This is a quite young italian brand with a wide range of natural make-up products at affordable prices. I decided to try some concealers and a pressed powder to begin with.
I tried the neutral shade (neutro) since I find it the most versatile and it suits every skin tone. The texture of this powder is very fine and it gives a satin, non-cakey finish to the skin, while it sets the foundation. I like it very much and it’s now among my favourite pressed powders. I will try other pressed products from the collection. I have also noticed that all the products are almost without any scent which is great for sensitive skin. I recommend this powder for setting your liquid foundation and for quick touch-ups during the day.
Ingredients (INCI): mica, zea mays starch, silica, ci 77891, squalane, zinc stearate, ci 77492, tocopherol, glyceryl caprylate, ci 77491, parfum, oryza sativa powder, ci 77499, butyrospermum parkii butter, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, persea gratissima oil, pongamia glabra seed oil, limonene, citronellol
I was very curious about those 2 products and again a big surprise! The Purobio cosmetics eye primer is designed especially for the delicate under-eye area and is slightly pigmented with an orange shade so that it minimises darks circles a little bit. Because it’s also hydrating and has a light texture it doesn’t cover the dark circles entirely but it is a good base for other products. Below you can see the swatches of both products: primer and concealer. It doesn’t crease in the eye area and it also does a good base for eyeshadows so that they have a longer staying power
This product is really in my personal make-up bag all the time! What a discovery after I have almost given up with natural concealers for dark under eye circles! I have chosen the shade Beige aranciato which means beige with orange undertones and so it’s really designed to cover the under eye area. The best thing is that despite the fact that it comes in a pencil version, it doesn’t dry the delicate skin around the eyes. It has a very good coverage and the shade is really well chosen for dark circles. Completely approved! Plus very handy to use.
On the left you can see the swatch of the Purobio cosmetics Primer for the eye area and on the right the Purobio cosmetics Concealer stick in Beige aranciato. They are both quite similar in tonalities because they both have the orange undertone. The difference is in the texture and function: the primer is liquid with a light finish and is meant as a base, while the Concealer is creamy and more dense in its texture because is designed to cover. I wouldn’t however use the Concealer for covering imperfections on the skin, because its orange shade.
As you can see from the picture I have chosen a stippling duo-fibre brush which is great for applying liquid foundations, cream blushes or cream highlighters. You can use it to apply the pressed powder as well. It will give you a light, precise airbrushed effect. For those who read the Ecco verde blog, I’ve already written a thorough review about these brushes. My opinion is that is always worth to spend on high quality make-up brushes. They perform great and with proper care they will also last longer. They are a long term investment. What I like the most about Jacks beauty line brushes is that are hand-made in Germany and each handle is a unique piece; they are painted by young homeless people who need support and so we also contribute for a good cause. The bristles are vegan.