A little background on this company: “For every product you purchase, we donate one to empower a woman thriving through cancer or domestic violence. We believe changing the world starts with a single ingredient, and that’s why we create vegan, 100% cruelty-free formulas containing proven ingredients without the use of parabens, sulfates, or toxins. All of our high-performance cosmetics are developed at Thrive Lab in Seattle—we control every step of the product development process, and a large part of it involves you. From selecting shades for our Glossy Lip Mark to testing our new formulations, your voice is heard in every step of our product creation process.”
Founder Karissa has traveled the world in search for the safest, cleanest formulas and has a true passion for empowering women. I am obsessed with their mission and overall concept and wish more beauty companies would jump on board with the charitable beauty movement. Makeup is an art designed to make us feel beautiful and confident and I love that they promote sharing that feeling and experience with women from all different walks of life.
Let’s start off by talking about these lashes. Karissa created a faux lashes that are wearable whether women have lashes or not. My favorite style is “Robin“, they’re full, voluminous and offer such depth that no mascara alone can do. SO – I don’t wear false lashes all that often, but when I do I only have two “requirements”. One, they need to be comfortable. I hate the heavy feeling of something weighing my eyelids down. And two, the glue needs to be powerful enough that the lashes aren’t falling off within a few hours of wear. I love these because after an hour or so I forget I even have them on. They’re comfortable, light weight and stay put all day long. They come off easily with an oil based makeup remover (I use coconut oil) without ripping any of your real lashes out and the glue easily comes off of the band so these can be worn multiple times.
“Glowing Goddess Set of Four Triple Threat Color Stick – Ring Light Technology diffuses + defines features, while Fade Proof Nanopigment Technology™ deposits long lasting color to your cheeks, eyes + lips.”
Who else craves illuminated, glowing skin during the warmer months?! These come in four beautiful shades:
· Olivia (Coral Shimmer)
· Maggie (Rose Shimmer)
· Joy (Gold Shimmer)
· Dionne (Brick Red Shimmer)
I love mixing the shades Olivia + Joy for a stunning peachy, gold cheek highlight. While the color is definitely noticeable it isn’t a blinding, in your face overly-done highlight. It’s more of an everyday, wearable formula that can be built up for both day and night. These also contain a built-in-brush and are a great option for traveling. I even use the lighter shades (everything but Dionne) as an eyeshadow base when applying similar colors to help intensify my powder shadows. I enjoy the smooth consistency and that they don’t leave a sticky, wet feeling on your skin.
“Cosmo Power Multi-Dimensional Strobing Blush — an advanced formula powered by Ring Light Technology™ that combines color with strobing properties to diffuse light, define features and perfect your skin.”
I’ve been on a blush kick lately; my collection is slowing growing and I can’t seem to get enough! This one comes in two flattering shades. I always reach for the Rosie (copper rose shimmer) shade over Angelina (golden brick shimmer). It’s become one of my top favorite blushes and I use it quite often. They contain a richly-pigmented, buttery soft formula that is finely milled and provides long lasting color. Side note: I’ve been testing out a new blush (different brand) that applies beautifully, then seems to disappear within an hour or so of wear.. not the case AT ALL with these! They don’t appear blotchy, caked on or accentuate any skin texture. Just the tiniest amount is needed to achieve an all over rosy, youthful glow. In love with these!
“Sun Chaser Blur + Sculpt Bronzing Powder – Finely-milled, weightless HD micropigments are powered by Blur Effect Technology™ to provide buildable, blendable and seamless coverage. Infused with vitamin B5 and sodium hyaluronate to hydrate and smooth your skin.”
I am most definitely not an expert in the bronzing area. Despite years of applying makeup I always seem to use a heavy hand and mess up when it comes to blending out bronzer. This formula is good whether you’re looking for an all over bronze, sun-kissed look or as a contour to chisel & define. I prefer the shade Rhea (matte) over Eos (shimmer), I find that matte bronzers work better with my skin tone and this one is light enough to work for us pale girls! Also with these, a little goes a long way. The product can easily be built up to your desired intensity and is suitable for a wide range of skin tones.
All of their products are vegan + cruelty-free; paraben, + sulfate free, dermatologist + ophthalmologist tested & approved and are a meaningful way to look & feel beautiful while giving back.
FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.