Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Canadian Brand: Saint Cosmetics Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Recently, a new Canadian brand called Saint Cosmetics has launched a chemical-free, fragrance-free makeup line made with organic all-natural ingredients. Full of deliciously wearable colors and cheeky shade names, the brand offers more than 140 reasonably priced and nicely packaged products. Today I have a few items from the brand to swatch and review for y'all, to see some photos and my thoughts on the formulation, click.......
Packaging:
The Saint Cosmetics line features a simple white plastic design accented with shiny gold details. The lipstick tubes are pretty standard and the compacts are rectangular with a satisfying click-y closing mechanism. I really like the simple yet luxurious feel of the design.
Saint Cosmetics Blush in "Earthly Pleasures"
Saint Cosmetics Blush in "Earthly Pleasures"
Saint Cosmetics Eye Shadow in "Sinsational Silver"
Formulation:
The "Angel Kiss" Lipstick ($22 CAD) is a lovely pale mauve frost packed with gold sparkles. The formulation is quite opaque and although very creamy, it feels dry on the lips so it should probably be paired with a balm underneath and/or a gloss over top.
Next up is a gorgeous pale dusty rose matte blush. "Earthly Pleasures" ($29 CAD) is finely milled and the texture is nice and smooth. The pigmentation is semi-sheer but it's buildable to a natural flush. I've been using this blush quite a bit; it isn't as long lasting as my everyday Clarins blush but I really dig the color and how it looks on my skintone.
Last but not least is the "Sinsational Silver" Eye Shadow ($24 CAD). Despite it's name, this is actually a medium matte grey. For a matte, the formulation is pretty decent; there is no patchiness, dryness, or unevenness. With that said, the color is still quite sheer so it's most suitable for use as a blending color.
From left to right: Lipstick in Angel Kiss, Blush in Earthly Pleasures and Eye Shadow in Sinsational Silver
Lipstick in "Angel Kiss"
Overall:
I'm quite impressed with this new line. Out of the three products, I love the blush the best! The shadow had a nice matte formulation but the lipstick was a bit too drying. I'm very excited to try some of the other shadows and blushes Saint carries, "Passionate Plum"'s got my name written all over it!

Availability:
Saint is available online and in stores at its flagship boutique in Aurora, Ontario.
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