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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Makeup Review

I'm always looking for natural beauty products to add to my daily regimen. Most of the products I use are vegan/cruelty free, but even those products can still contain chemicals and unnecessary ingredients. I recently came across Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques and was pleased to see they sold sample sizes of all of their makeup so that you could try them and see what works best for you. I was able to buy foundation in more than one color, a couple of eye shadows, all of their highlighters, and a lip glaze. 


We'll start with foundation. They sell creme, powder and pressed. I went with a creme and two pressed foundations.  Personally, I wasn't too impressed with the pressed foundation, though it did say it was light to medium coverage, but their creme foundation is my new favorite. 

I chose "Natural No. 00"  

Doesn't look caked on
Doesn't feel heavy 
Made with natural ingredients such as Organic Argan Oil, Green Tea Extract, and Zinc Oxide
Comes in over 20 shades
28 SPF

I also found that it had a fresh, dewy look and for being so lightweight, had nice coverage. A little goes a long way! :)

The only "con" I could come up with is that once you blend it, it takes a couple of minutes to in a sense "set."

It lasted me the whole day. I did have to blot once near the end of my day but only in a couple of places. 

The sample size is available for $1.50, and the full size for $27.00. 

I'm planning on trying their powder foundation. They were out of my shade in the sample size, when I purchased the others. 

It's recommended to put the foundation on with a blending sponge, but I used my Urban Decay foundation brush and it worked great. 


Like the foundation, their eyeshadow comes in multiple types. They have pressed, powder, and creme eyeshadow. I had been hesitant to try the creme, because in the past I hadn't been impressed with the creme eyeshadows I tried. I ended up getting sample sizes of two of their creme eyeshadows.

I chose these colors:
Plum Fairy (Matte Finish)
Wisteria (Shimmer)

Comes in a variety of colors in a matte or shimmer finish
Easy to apply
With primer, was long lasting 
Made with natural ingredients such as Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil extract

It's suggested on their website to use the matte shades alone as a contour shade or underneath a loose powder. 

I personally used both of these alone, for a more subtle,  natural look and I really loved them. 

The sample size is available for $1.50, and the full size for $9.00. 


They have three different highlighters (in warm, neutral and cool shades), I decided to try all three. I've really liked all of them, but my favorite is Brilliance. 

I usually use a powder highlighter from NYX or It Cosmetics. I also recently tried the L'OrĂ©al Magic Lumi Highlighter Pen. 

Nice moisturizing feel
Blends well
Great glow
Made with natural ingredients such as Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Beeswax and Organic Neem

I can't wait until the full size highlighter gets here, because I absolutely love it and it now will definitely be a part of my every day makeup routine. 

The sample size is available for $1.50, and the full size for $9.50. 

ColourFusion Lip Glaze:

They ended up sending me a free sample of one of their ColourFusion Lip Glazes. It was the Strawberries and Cream one. It gave me a hint of color and left my lips feeling extremely moisturized and soft.

Overall, I'm really happy with my makeup from Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. More companies should take notice and offer sample sizes of their products. Besides the samples I tried, they also sell skincare products (facial serum, eye makeup remover), blush, lip colors, and makeup applicators. You should definitely check out their products. Especially if you're into natural cosmetics. 

And if you click this link to their website, you can get 10% off your order! At checkout enter the code, "THEZENFASHIONISTA" 

I also plan to purchase their Coffee Scrub and compare it to the one I currently use (Frank Body). 

Let me know if you buy anything from Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. I'd love to hear your feedback on what you think of the products. 

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