Thursday 14 May 2015

Green People’s Natural Make Up | Review

I’m a big fan of Green People. Their's was the second post I wrote on this blog back in October 2012. That seems like a very long time ago now ! 

My love of their products has never waned and I have watched with delight as their range has evolved to include an anti-ageing range, and some fabulous make up options. For me they are a tried and trusted brand and I come back to their products over and over again.

Their make-up range is what I’m talking about today. I have slowly been transitioning my own make up collection over time and replacing it with more natural options. It can be difficult to do when most natural options are online and you cannot pop into your local chemist or beauty shop and test out colours. I have had quite a few hit and misses, however I’ve really been enjoying trying Green People’s offerings.

My first purchase was their eye liner in City Grey priced at £10.95. I find that black is just a touch too harsh for me, so I tend to favour a dark grey instead. It compliments my blue eyes far more and it has always been a staple in my make up collection.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I do not wear much make up on a daily basis. It’s mainly a light foundation to even out skin tone, eyeliner and mascara. This eyeliner glides on well and stays put all day. It defines the eyes perfectly and I’ve never had any irritation from it at all. I have repurchased this several times and will continue to do so.

I have found that good natural mascaras are harder to find. I have so far tried out PHB Ethical Beauty’s mascara (see my review here) which I liked a lot and also NatOrigin’s mascara which again I loved. I failed to bond with Neal’s Yard Remedies mascara. It wasn’t volumising enough for me and I didn’t like the wand.

Green People kindly sent me one of their Brown Black mascaras which retail at £14.95. I have used this over several months now and I really like it. It adds length and volume to my lashes and it is certainly one of the best natural mascaras I’ve tried so far. It has good staying power and doesn’t clog up which is great news.

However, I do have one grumble and that is the brush / wand. The brush on the end is very bendy and I have almost snapped it on several occasions whilst trying to take it out of the main section. The brush doesn’t feel secure enough on the end of the wand itself. I much prefer something more rigid. The brush can be flexible but not to the point of over bendiness! Apart from this one gripe though, I can’t fault it. I’d repurchase but may try to find another brush to replace the one provided.

Green People also sent me one of their lip crayons to try out priced at £12.95. I was sent the colour ‘Blossom’ which is a delicate shimmery pink. I really enjoyed using this lip pencil and loved the colour. I’d say that it is a touch pinkier than the picture shows. I find cameras never quite capture the full colour but I really love this. I’d now like to try this in Praline too as I favour browns, and pinks for my lips.

When using this lip crayon, I used a lip balm first to moisturise my lips. I then applied the lip crayon on top of this. The colour lasts pretty well although you do need to reapply more regularly if you are drinking and eating a lot, however I don’t mind this. Having used this lip crayon, I’d love to try out their lipsticks now too.

One of my most recent purchases from Green People was for their mineral foundation priced at £20.95. Green People offer theirs in a pressed powder which I really like and with a SPF 15. It’s not messy as some loose mineral powders can be, and this one is beautifully light and silky on the skin. You can build the colour up in layers so it allows you to have a very sheer coverage or a heavier look with reapplication. I had no irritation from their mineral foundation which I’ve had with others on the market. I choose ‘Honey Light’ after Green People sent me 2 sample colours to try before purchasing. Honey Light is a perfect match for my skin tone. I normally find it difficult to find my ideal colour match with mineral foundation, however Green People have mastered the lighter skin tone options perfectly. I attribute this to the fact that Charlotte Vøhtz and her daughter are fair skinned and have a better understanding of this type of skin tone.

When I placed my order for my foundation I also tried a sample sachet of their DD Cream in Light. I was very impressed with this, and will be saving my pennies to purchase a full size bottle. It’s not cheap at £34.95 however other beauty bloggers have raved about it, so I think it would be worth the investment.  

All in all, I have really enjoyed using Green People’s make up range. I am keen to add to what I already have and will now keep these four items in my collection for the foreseeable future.

You will find Green People stocked by quite a few of your favourite online retailers, however not all stock the full make up range. If you’d like to find out more, then pop across to Green People’s website for a browse.

Have any of you, my lovely readers, tried any of Green People’s natural make up range? If you have, please do leave me a comment.

Until next time x


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Disclaimer: I was kindly sent a Green People Lip Crayon in Blossom and a Brown / Black Mascara to try out for review. All opinions are my own and honest.

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