The Latest and Greatest in Clean Cosmetics: Clove + Hallow

Meet the latest and greatest in clean cosmetics, Clove + Hallow, a brand that blends a modern, high quality aesthetic with clean ingredients, along with high performance formulas at a reasonable price tag. Green beauty enthusiast and beyond, you’re going to swoon over this line! Clove + Hallow first debuted with a line of incredible lip products (which I have today) and most recently expanded their line to include a liquid concealer, pressed mineral foundation, makeup remover and a liquid lipstick!

Clove + Hallow was born out of the desire to create a safe, beautiful and affordable line of cosmetics that works for women of all skin tones. Fueled by her own growing interest in a cleaner lifestyle after dealing a “mystery illness,” MUA Sarah Biggers created the line as she found herself unimpressed with the current offerings in green beauty. With a “minimalist approach to formulation,” Clove + Hallow uses only ingredients necessary in creating their products “starting with skin-loving botanicals, butters and oils – and excluding more than 1,500 questionable nasties.” The line is also PETA-approved and vegan.

*A word about “safe:” Our clean makeup products go through a strict formulation process during which known carcinogens, endocrine and hormone disruptors, allergens and irritants, and animal by-products are excluded. We never use cheap or toxic filler chemicals, and the few synthetic ingredients we do use have been extensively researched and selected because they serve a real purpose within our formulas, such as preservation or pigment.

Angelic (left) and Candied Hearts (right)

LIP GLAZE

The Lip Glazes are highly pigmented glosses that boasts a lot of shine and long-lasting hydration. The formula is smooth – no stickiness whatsoever, with considerable long-wear. These are so hydrating that I can skip out on balm entirely. The beautiful and high quality packaging is certainly a surprise at this price point and its performance is exceptional. A twist tube releases product into a brush applicator. The Lip Glazes come in a selection of six shades, I have two of them to share with you today.

LIP CRÈME

The Lip Crème is so incredibly creamy, while it easily glides across the lips, depositing intense pigment and a satin finish. Again, the formula is notably hydrating (my lips still feel hydrated even after I’ve wiped it away) and the wear is better than average, maintaining its creamy quality throughout wear. The beautiful white packaging holds together with a magnet, which feels so luxe. The Lip Crème is available in a selection of nine gorgeous shades, from nudes, to bright pinks, to deep reds.

“Clove + Hallow is for the beauty newbie, junkie or pro who cares about the ingredients that touch her skin daily. So, whether you rock the basics or take risks with bold looks and new techniques, get ready in five minutes flat after hitting the snooze button one too many times, or budget half an hour to coax that one eyebrow into place—Clove + Hallow has you covered with clean cosmetics made from real, natural ingredients that really work.”

Wearing the Lip Glaze in Candied Hearts

available online at Clove + Hallow

*denotes sample: kindly provided to me by Clove + Hallow for consideration of review purposes only.

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New Lip Colors from Nūdus

Nūdus Australia recently added five new shades to their Lip Euphoria range of lip colors. I’m sure you’ve heard me rave before about this Australian-born line of lipsticks, which contain all-natural, certified organic ingredients in an ultra luxe formula. These boldly pigmented lipsticks provide long, comfortable wear and nourish the lips with a blend of 27 active ingredients.nudus-lip-euphoria-new-shades-my-lucite-dreams

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Gressa Skin Lip Boost in Aux Rouge

Gressa Skin’s Lip Boosts are an all-natural lip product that drench your lips in nourishing botanicals. These lipstick/balm hybrids are a versatile product that can go from a wearable matte stain, to a to a vibrant glossy red lip, depending on your application. Always moisturizing and never drying, the Lip Boosts claim their place amid my favorite lip products. Since first discovering the shade Bare, my collection has only grown, as Gressa Skin continues to add more shades to the line.

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Gressa Lip Boost in Aux Rouge is a classic and ultra-flattering red shade. For a red-stained lip, I just tap some Aux Rouge onto my lips, using my fingertip. For a vibrant red glossy lip, I recommend using the Gressa Lip Brush for a heavier and more defined look. Aux Rouge has a long wear time, with a soft, moisturizing feel.

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 Gressa Lip Boost in Aux Rouge

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 Wearing Aux Rouge applied with a lip brush for a vibrant, glossy finish.

Gressa Lip Boosts are a must-try for all you ingredient nerds, or for those who suffer from chronically dry lips.

Gressa Lip Boost in Aux Rouge $26 at gressaskin.com 

 

One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder

I was just about done with the entire concept of dry shampoos. I’ve tried a slew of them, often turned off by offensive odors. Then there were the times, when the powder formulas coagulated with my scalps natural oils, leaving me with a pasty residue that had me hightailing it to the nearest running tap. My hair was anything but fresh. Just as I had basically closed that book on that chapter, my beloved One Love Organics released a new dry shampoo powder, and I gave it one more go. The Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder from One Love Organics has completely restored my faith in the world of dry shampoos (cue the singing angels).

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First off, Healthy Locks has a subtle clean fragrance, that is utterly delightful. It contains a “unique blend of highly absorbent Georgia kaolin clay, hyaluronic acid and silica rich bamboo extract.” I shake the powder directly onto scalp, let it sit for a minute, then massage it in. I am met with instant volume, and my hair is left feeling ultimately refreshed. It’s been a huge time saver, and, to my surprise, a handbag staple. I love Dry Shampoo!

One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder $12 oneloveorganics.comintegritybotanicals.com

 

Get the Orange Lip Trend with Ilia Lipstick in Voilà

Ilia Beauty nailed the this season’s hot orange lip trend with their recently released ‘limited edition’ lipstick in Voilà. Orange can be a tricky color, but Voilà is a perfectly wearable tangerine hue. With Ilia’s all-natural and organic ingredients you will protect your pout while staying on-trend. The ILIA Lipstick has a soft balmy texture that feel oh-so-good on the lips.

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ILIA Lipstick in Voilà

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Play with color this season and pair orange lips with a contrasting shade of aqua or sky blue on the eyes or nails. Try Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Blue Orchid.

 ILIA Lipstick in Voilà $26 at ecodivabeauty.com

 

ILIA Perfect Day Lipstick ‘Limited Edition’ Shade

It’s a joyous occasion for this lipstick lover, for she has found her perfect red! Ilia’s new lipstick shade in Perfect Day has me finally wearing a red lippy in confidence. It’s only a bonus that Ilia’s lipsticks are completely natural and organic. As someone new to the Ilia brand, I am smitten with the gorgeous formula and am certainly sensing a new lipstick obsession on hand. Unfortunately Perfect Day is a ‘limited edition‘, so hurry and grab it while they’re still available!

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Perfect Day is a warm, toned down coral-red. This softened red is a very flattering and wearable shade. Ilia’s lipstick glides on beautifully, feeling soft and nourishing on the lips. Perfect Day starts out with a bit of a shine and wears to a semi-matte finish. The color wore very well for several hours without a need for a touch-up. One thing I noticed, as the color wore down, it faded evenly and still looked flattering as it softened and disappeared.

LOVELY INGREDIENTS: Organic castor seed oil, organic sesame seed oil, organic jojoba seed oil, organic sunflower seed oil, organic beeswax, triisostearyl citrate, candelilla wax, organic cocoa seed butter, organic tapioca stach, aloe vera leaf juice, grape seed oil, rose hip fruit oil, sage leaf extract, tocopherol. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), red 7 CI15850, red 28 CI 45410, yellow 5 CI19140.

 
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ILIA Lipstick in Perfect Day $25 ecodivabeauty.com

What’s your favorite red?