If you’ve been reading this little blog of mine for a while then you will be aware that I am a big fan of the Odylique products. if they aren’t a brand you are familiar with then you can read all about them in my Behind The Brand post from a few years back, but in a nutshell they are a family owned British company based in my home county of Suffolk. Formally known as Essential Care, the company produce herb based beauty products all of which are certified organic by the Soil Association…
The Skin, body and haircare is fabulous and widely stocked in health stores around the UK and a number of the products feature regularly in my own bathroom; I swear by the Gentle Herb Shampoo for my psoriasis affected scalp and the Calendula Balm is a must in the winter months for healing sore patches (you can read my thoughts on it here).
One aspect of Odylique which is perhaps less well known is their range of mineral based make-up. The small collection consists of a selection of eye and lip products and concealer, many of which feature in my pro kit.
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Back in 2014, the company formally known as Essential Care revealed a new name and a brand new look – Odylique. Over the following months a gradual transition was made as the new packaging was rolled out across the skin, hair and body care ranges, however the make-up remained under the banner of Essential Care.
Fast forward three years and a couple of months ago I was kindly sent the newly packaged lip and eye pencils, the first of the make-up products to carry the Odylique packaging and so I thought I would share my thoughts on them with you…
Organic Eye Liner (£12.50) is a product which has been in my kit for many years and one I have written about previously (here) albeit in Odylique’s previous incarnation as Essential Care. There are (now) three liners in the range, including the afore mentioned Black; a soft chestnut Brown and the latest addition to the line, Grey (I do love a grey liner!).
Pencil liners give a softer finish than liquids or gels and whilst these are fairly soft in texture (so no scratching or dragging on application) they keep their points pretty well on warmer days (a godsend when you are on set with no fridge!). The ease of application is all thanks to the blend of organic jojoba and sunflower oils, shea butter and calendula.
The Mineral Lip Pencil (also priced at £12.50) is available in one standalone shade. Pink is a deep rose shade with a very slight (and I do mean slight) sheen which is only really noticeable if you colour the whole lip in with the pencil and wear without a gloss or lipstick on top.
The Liner itself is on the firm side (but not hard) and so it definitely benefits from the Lips being highly moisturised before application to help prevent drag.
The pencils are now proudly sporting the sleek new look; glossy Black embossed with the elegant silver Odylique logo. The lipsticks and eyeshadows will be coming out in new packaging in September, so keep an eye out for these too.
I love the new look and can’t wait to see what the rest of the collection looks like. What do you think of the new packaging?