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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Henné Organics New Luxury Lip Tints & Lip Exfoliators for a Seriously Pampered Pout

Henné Organics, a brand gaining cult-status for their widely popular lip products, unveils some new beauty, and what you can expect is one seriously pampered pout. It all started with one incredible balm, comprised of all natural ingredients, that is effective as it is luxurious. Now the brand has expanded to include nine fabulous products all targeted to caring for your lips. Just in are some new lip exfoliators that to my surprise are actually not excessive, but completely necessary. Oh.. and they’ve added a tint to their balms!

… all the makings for your healthiest, hydrated lips

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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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Best of Beauty 2016

With pleasure I bid adieu to 2016! This past year was a doozy, but yet, a year filled with incredible beauty (products). I’ve had the incredible opportunity to discover so many incredible products in 2016, some very notable products that have really blown me away and just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Here are a few of the true stand outs of 2016 that have easily gained their place amidst my all-time faves.my-lucite-dreams-best-of-beauty-2016

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Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Honor

Kjaer Weis is a beloved brand of the green beauty community and well beyond. Their most recent Lipstick release has been gaining a ton of press and praise. In true Kjaer Weis form, the new lipstick formula is housed in the most aesthetic eco-luxe packaging, that is of course refillable. In complete contrast to the sheer Kjaer Weis Lip Tints, the new Lipsticks are uber pigmented, matte, and long-wearing.

 

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Kosås Lipstick Weightless Lip Color SS2016

Kosås Cosmetics new lip colors are in and as you would expect, they are stunners! Kosås formulates universally flattering shades from nudes to brights that even I feel comfortable enough to wear – I call them bold lips for the timid. Kosås Weightless Lip Colors are remarkable and unique in their ability to transform well from a sheer stain to a full-coverage lipstick, while offering exceptional long-wear. See my previous review here.

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RMS Beauty Contour Bronze & Lip2Cheek in Spell

RMS Beauty unveils some new beauty for spring! As a huge fan of the line (I swear by the RMS “Un” Cover-Up) I suffered heart palpitations the moment the new releases reached my inbox – any other crazy beauty junkies out there? Hello? A new product made its debut, called the Contour Bronze, as well as, a new Lip2Cheek shade called Spell, a lighter shade of the “Un” Cover-up and a new Lip Shine called Content.

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