One of my greatest organic make-up frustrations is the lack of variety of shades in concealers and often find myself having to plump for a non-organic product when I need to use certain colours. This sounds silly I know, but as a Make-up Artist I work on a whole range of clients and it is […]

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  • Hi Laura, I was just wondering how long a small palette like this might last for (light use daily) and whether it comes with instructions on how to apply it? I’m used to using a simply Lavera paste-like concealer, so am a bit baffled by all the different shades this provides! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi. The palette will last a pretty long time – you don’t need to use much. It would be applied with a concealer brush ideally, although a delicate finger/cotton bud would do the trick too. To be honest it’s just a case of blending the colours on the back of your hand until you match your skin tone for the area you are applying it. It sounds complicated but it’s easy once you get the hang of it i promise. I hope this helps :)ReplyCancel

A great option if you are buying eco make-up brushes on a budget, are the Bamboo brushes from the e.l.f mineral make-up collection.The e.l.f bamboo brushes are pleasingly simple in their design and are entirely eco in their make up. The bristles are made of Taklon, a synthetic nylon (meaning the brushes can be used successfully […]

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  • Thanks for this review! I must admit I’d never considered the ELF range before, I thought it would have much more expensive so that’s a good surprise :)ReplyCancel

terre d’Oc Natural Kohl EyelinerEyeliner is one of this seasons key make-up trends and this one is for me is a real winner! Ok, it does look a little bit scary at first glance, however think of it as a wax crayon; pretty foolproof (although this probably tastes nicer!).Many kohl pencils are very hard and can […]

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    What happens when you get down to the fatter bit of the eyeliner…do you sharpen it in a pencil sharpener?ReplyCancel

With it being Fairtrade Fortnight, I decided to look a little closer at one of my favourite organic (and fairly traded) make-up brands, Elysambre. The company have a unique approach to the way in which they package their products and the overall wider impact that their make-up packaging has on the planet and it’s inhabitants. Elysambre […]

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  • I totally concur!! I really love their collection and how you can refill the case, just makes sense to me! Looking to buy the large one soon :) xReplyCancel

  • I've just bought some of elysambre eye Shadows and concealers from eBay, but i can't find the magnetic refill cases anywhere on line, can someone please let me knowwhere I can buy them? Thank you xReplyCancel

  • To be honest I haven't seen the refill cases around for a while. Sadly I think now that the company has ceased trading (certainly in the UK – I can't be certain about the US), it will be increasingly difficult. I suggest that you invest in a Z-Palette or UNI palette. These are both magnetic and should hold the products you have – I use both in my kit and have found them to be perfectly good (also lighter than the copper Elysambre ones!)
    Let me know hope you get on,
    L x
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  • […] NatureCos initially created the now defunct Elysambre (you may remember I raved about them once or twice before) and are a company founded on three sustainable principles – Social, […]ReplyCancel

Make-up bags are getting heavier and heavier as we add ever more ‘must-have’ products to our kits, so any product that is multi-purpose is a welcome addition.RMS Beauty Lip2CheekLip2Cheek is a lovely, duel use product from RMS Beauty, which, as it’s name suggests, looks and works beautifully on both the cheeks and the lips. It’s creamy […]

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