The Best of Honest Beauty

Honest Beauty is a relatively new brand and one that is buzzing among eco-beauty bloggers. Naturally, Examiner had to see what it’s all about and report on a few favorite products.

Beyond Protected Sheer Tint Fluid is a marginally tinted liquid base that wears many hats – it’s your moisturizer, primer, and SPF 30. You definitely don’t want to forget shaking the bottle before application as its consistency is very thin and watery. This is an excellent “weekend?? type product, ideal for casual days when you don’t need many makeup frills. If it’s coverage you’re looking for, don’t expect it here – think of it more as all-inclusive skincare and you’re good to go.

Everything Primer is a luminous, absolutely beautiful primer with a golden undertone (don’t worry, it does not translate orangey onto the skin if you are fair). It’s water-based, so be sure to pair it with a water-based foundation for best results. It also contains glycerin, which helps to hold makeup in place, and it’s actually quite high up on the ingredient list! This means better wear time for your foundation, and less stress for you.

Ahh, the wonder of Magic Balm – if you are someone who needs constant moisture throughout the day on your lips, face, cuticles, or elbows – you’ll want one of these handy compacts in your purse. In a pinch, it could also be used sparingly as an eye cream (just touch up your concealer after, if possible). Magic Balm is amazing for eczema too – it’s so calm and soothing, not to mention it smells great.

Luminizer in Midnight Reflection is absolutely the star product from Honest Beauty. This baked highlighter is gorgeous on the cheekbones but so natural looking, and perfect for fair to light skin. Thank you, Honest Beauty, for catering to porcelain dolls when so many other companies just refuse to!

Keeping with the cheek conversation, Crème Blush in Truly Charming gives a wonderful dewy finish without feeling oily. The peach color suits many different skin tones and brightens up the face.

Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Petal is your lip liner and color in one. It’s a great handbag throw-in and totally low maintenance. The color payoff is sheer, as the name implies, but it’s a universally flattering pink shade that looks great with any eye makeup.