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Natural Makeup (& giveaway)

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*Giveaway is now closed*

I have always loved using natural products, but I have to say, you have got to find the right brands for a quality product. Yes, I’m overjoyed that this or that makeup is natural, but is it long wearing, good coverage, looks natural, and won’t drip off my face if I happen to sweat?

So I’m on a mission to find some good quality products. I’m determined to slowly replace all my makeup with natural versions as I run out of product.

Not too long ago, I was perusing one of our local health food stores and I noticed that they had a new brand of makeup in. Fascinated, I grabbed a pamphlet and left the store. Once home, I looked the company up online and was super interested. I contacted them and they were more than happy to spread the word about their company and sent me a Benecos Maxium Volume Mascara to try out! Not only that, they’re going to send one of you a tube of their mascara too!

I was super excited to try it and took photos of the before and after.

Please, please realize that this is in the morning and after a horrible, short night’s sleep. When I’m really tired my one eyelid droops. It’s kind of funky quirk of mine. Feel special you know about it.

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Mascaras 03

I came to the conclusion I love this mascara! Like most mascaras, you can build on it by letting it dry in between coats. However, in the photos, it’s just one coat (nice, right?). For a more dramatic effect, don’t forget to curl your eyelashes beforehand! I love the deep black colour and the glossy look it gave my lashes. After it was dry, it didn’t flake like I’ve noticed some mascaras do. Additionally, although it wasn’t waterproof, it acted like it was. That’s a bonus for me. You know, just in case something moves me emotionally at some random moment.

There was only one thing I didn’t like about it…if you get any of the product in your eye it stings. Most of you don’t have a problem with this…I’m just a klutz. Minor problem. I’m really excited about trying more of their products in my quest to clean up my makeup bag! You need to check out Love True Naturals site and see all the amazing stuff they have!

So to enter the giveaway – simply do any of the following and comment for each entry!

  • Do you use natural products/makeup? Comment and tell me what brands you like.
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this: “I want to win natural @lovetruenatural mascara from @colourfulpalate #giveaway
  • Leave me a comment on my Facebook AND like me
  • Pin one of my posts and tell me which one you pinned
  • Subscribe to me
  • Blog about this giveaway (two entries – comment twice!!)

Giveaway open till April 2nd!

Keep your eyes open for more natural beauty/makeup/product posts! I’m planning on doing more posts like this as I learn about keeping things simple and natural! (and more giveaways!)

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Category: Natural Body Care, Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , 111 comments »

111 Responses to “Natural Makeup (& giveaway)”

  1. Karina

    i’ve never tried natural makeup before….unless not wearing makeup at all counts :)

  2. Aly H.

    Followed you on twitter!

  3. Aly H.

    Followed Love True Naturals on Twitter :)

  4. Aly H.

    I wish I used natural products, which is why this post really intrigues me!

  5. Aly H.

    Pinned your post on vanilla pudding :) Yummm!

  6. Aly H.

    I’m subscribed to you already :)

  7. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    I love natural makeup!

  8. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    And now I follow them on twitter!

  9. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    And I just tweeted the giveaway!!!

  10. Jordan

    I’ve been looking into natural make up but haven’t tried it yet. I’d love to win this!

  11. Jordan

    I follow True Love Natural on twitter!

  12. Jordan

    I follow you on twitter, too, and I tweeted:!/j_mosh/status/182801653735505921

  13. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    I would love to use more natural products :)

  14. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    I’m following them on twitter!

  15. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    i tweeted!

  16. Sarah H.P.

    This is a great topic! I really don’t like wearing make-up because I’m still at an age where it only makes my breakouts worse so I generally just use eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadow. I wanted a foundation that could keep my skin healthy without sacrificing coverage so the product I’m currently using is a natural mineral powder foundation. I can still see the occasional skin problem after using it but it works so much better than the heavy, gooey liquid foundations that used to cause me tons of problems! The brand is Une!

  17. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    Very pretty – the mascara looks great!! I should try to use more natural products, but as of right now the only natural products I really use are Burt’s Bees – some toner, face cream, and lip balm.

  18. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    I followed on Twitter (@StephanieBlind).

  19. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway!

  20. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    I liked your Facebook page and left you a comment :)

  21. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    I pinned your Healthy Coffee Frappuccino post (and can’t wait to try it out, especially as the weather is warming up!).

  22. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    I’m already subscribed to you!

  23. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    I only use mascara from brands that don’t do animal testing… That’s pretty important for me!

  24. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    I am already following your blog!

  25. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    I tweeted (and am following you already on Twitter) :)

  26. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    Following Love True Natural on Twitter,too,now!

  27. Samantha

    I have never used natural makeup before but have been thinking of starting for some time now!

  28. Samantha

    Following Love True Natural on Twitter!

  29. Samantha

    Followed and tweeted:!/runcupcake/status/182924821779324929

  30. Samantha

    Facebook liked/commented!

  31. Samantha

    I pinned this post:

  32. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    I linked to this post on my blog:

  33. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    Second comment for linking to this post on my blog :)

  34. Rebecca

    When i wear makeup, i try to use products made from things like cocoa butter and other natural ingredients!

  35. Rebecca

    I’m following on twitter!

  36. Jen

    I’ve used some of Burt’s bees and myChelle products and I’m looking forward to trying more. I just signed up for Eco Emi a few months ago to try some new stuff.

  37. Kathy Lee

    I love natural makeup! This mascara looks fantastic on you! My favorite brand of natural makeup is Miessence – it’s certified organic to food standards & never tests on animal, only lucky people, lol.

  38. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    i try to use natural products as much as possible. sometimes they’re too pricey but when they’re on sale, i get stoked!

  39. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    follow love true natural on twitter :)

  40. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    follow you on twitter and tweeted!

  41. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    like your facebook page!

  42. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl


  43. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    i pinned your heart protein pancake recipe :)

  44. Jessica Silva

    Awesome eye shadows!

  45. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I love natural products. I wear RMS Beauty, 100% Pure, Tarte, etc.

    I can really tell a difference with that mascara. Wow!

  46. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I’m following Love True Natural on Twitter (I’m @Rawdorable).

  47. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    You know I follow you on Twitter and I just tweeted about it.

  48. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I’m not on Facebook or Pinterest, but I do subscribe to your blog :-)

  49. La Chapstick Fanatique

    I have been on the search for organic and natural products for the past year. I have been doing reviews on my blog. You can find them here:

    Let me know if you have any questions about any products I have used.

  50. La Chapstick Fanatique

    now following love true natural on twitter! @LaChastickFan

  51. La Chapstick Fanatique

    follow you and tweeted!

  52. vegAnn

    I like Smashbox + Urban Decay for “natural”/cruelty free makeup

  53. vegAnn

    I subscribe via email

  54. Katherine

    i use kiss my face brand make up and face wash

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. Katherine

    i subscribe via email

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. Paulina (One Smile Ahead)

    I love natural skincare products! :] I also love it when they happen to be on a sale :D The mascara looks amazing!

  57. Jessie

    I do not wear much make-up but the make-up I do wear is as natural as possible without compromising quality.

  58. Jessie

    Following on twitter @lovetruenatural!

  59. Jessie

    Following on twitter @ColourfulPalate!

  60. Jessie

    Like Colourful Palate on FB!

  61. Jessie

    Pinned your birthday cake milkshake post! LOVE it!

  62. Ashley

    I love Tarte & Urban Decay (although I’m not sure UD is “natural,”…I just know they don’t test on animals.) :)

  63. Ashley

    I follow them on twitter

  64. Ashley

    I tweeted!

  65. Ashley

    I subscribe

  66. Cafe Fashionista

    Gah! That mascara looks beyond gorgeous on you! :)

  67. Rebecca

    I use Burts Bees and Mineral Wear… and coconut oil!

  68. Rebecca

    I already subscribe to you!

  69. Rebecca

    I already follow you on Twitter…

  70. Rebecca

    … and I tweeted about the giveaway.

  71. Angela

    I try to mostly use safer cosmetics. I really like Tarte and Jane Iredale. I’d like to try this mascara!

  72. jessica w.

    right now I mainly use maybelline full and soft mascara so not really all natural,but I would love to switch to some!

  73. jessica w.

    I Follow on Twitter

  74. jessica w.

    I left a comment on your Facebook AND like you

  75. jessica w.

    I am Subscribed to you

  76. jessica w.

    I Follow you on Twitter AND tweeted!/jrwarfield/status/183700585420300288

  77. Madeline

    I follow on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  78. Madeline

    I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone). Here’s my tweet –!/shala_darkstone/status/183704921621803009

  79. Briana D.

    I don’t use any natural makeup products, but I would be interested in starting to because the chemicals in makeup are not so great

  80. Briana D.

    i Follow on Twitter @2beescreations

  81. Briana D.

    Commented and liked you on FB

  82. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    I’ve been trying to switch to more natural products, too. It’s tough because I’m so used to the un-natural that have more staying power.

    I really like Tarte products. Their lip glosses are great!

  83. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Following Love True Natural on Twitter!

  84. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Following you on twitter!

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  86. Calee (@chimes)

    Thanks for the chance! I use Alima Pure and I use EcoTools.

  87. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest

    I try to use as many natural products and makeup as possible, although I do better with finding natural skincare I like. I use some Aveeno stuff now, plus I found a great serum by Kelly Teegarden organics.

  88. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest

    Following LoveTrueNatural on twitter now!

  89. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest

    I am following you on twitter now and I tweeted about the giveaway.

  90. Miranda

    Just came across your blog!! I love anything natural so this mascara sounds awesome!! Hope I win!!

  91. Miranda

    Right now I use Maybelline full&soft which has been my favorite out of a lot of other brands I’ve tried but again I’d love to try this!!

  92. Miranda

    Following you on twitter as @radarandz and liked you on Facebook!!

  93. Mary

    I love ecotools :)

  94. Mary

    I followed them :)

  95. Mary

    I followed you and tweeted ;)

  96. Natty S.

    Hi Charissa!

    I pinned your Chocolate Granola post:

    I’m also following you on Twitter. :)

    I would love to switch to natural makeup products, but in my country is almost impossible to find them. :(

  97. Chiari

    I love the body shop makeup, which I believe tries to use natural ingredients, although their products are not all natural. They also don’t test on animals, which I’m happy to see that so many commenters are concerned about! I’ve never tried mascara before, EVER. Would love to try this, as I am impressed with how it looks on you!

  98. Chiari

    I’m also a subscriber, btw! Just haven’t commented before today ^_^

  99. Rebecca

    I’m following LoveTrueNaturals.

  100. ab27

    I subscribe via email, cant wait to try it!

  101. Yellow Haired Girl

    Oooh, I’ve never tried natural makeup before (that I can recall). But I’d love try out some that is. Great giveaway!

  102. Kirsten

    I’ve been using natural makeup for 3 years because I love how it looks on my skin and I will continue to wear it. I use Pur Minerals and Bare Essentuals.

  103. Kirsten

    I’m following LoveTrueNaturals on twitter as @EmeraldVase

  104. Kirsten

    I’m following you on twitter as @EmeraldVase and tweeted:!/EmeraldVase/status/186258159776694272

  105. Kirsten

    I liked your facebook page and left a comment.

  106. Kirsten

    I’m subscribed to you via email.

  107. hihorosie

    I’m into a lot of natural products when it comes to washing the face (even homemade!) and deodorant, but makeup I haven’t yet and been wanting to. Mascara would be a good start!

  108. hihorosie

    follow LoveTrueNatural on twitter

  109. hihorosie

    follow you and tweeted

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