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.......
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"
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"
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!

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