Wednesday, 2 November 2016

MAISON JACYNTHE - ANSWERING THE NEEDS FOR NATURAL MAKEUP



When I was first contacted by a PR from Maison Jacynthe (Hi Kim!!!), I was truly intrigued. If you've been following me for a while, you've seen my switch to more natural skincare. I found it difficult enough to find natural products to perform as well as those with more chemically orientated ingredient lists. Switch was painful but lately I am managing better and better. Makeup was definitely next in line but here the problem arose. I have bought and tested quite a few 'natural' or 'mineral' makeup products and you haven't heard of a single one. Why? I saw no point in wasting time on typing anything on those as they were so mediocre. So when a new (and let's face it free!) opportunity arose to try and test some new natural makeup, I gladly jumped on the wagon, hoping I'll finally find some products worth writing about. Have I? 

Maison Jacynthe is a 100% natural skincare and now makeup brand. It was founded by an actress and a producer Jacynthe René. She's a published author with 3 books behind her belt and being published in multiple beauty and health magazines. Last year Maison Jacynthe joined PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program as one of their cruelty free companies. 

I am super passionate about beauty, but I am also super passionate about animal welfare. I volunteer for animal charities and try to lead as cruelty free life as possible. No I am not a vegan yet, but I am trying very hard to go in that direction. Maison Jacynthe has definitely sold me on the company history and the passion behind the brand. I was able to choose three products from the catalogue and having recently overindulged on lipsticks I went for powder products to see how I get on with the natural makeup. I recently did a lot of de-clottering and it left with me little to none blushers in my collection so I opted for two blushers and one eyeshadow. If only I could have chosen more products, believe me I would have bought a whole store lol!




The makeup arrived as refills, so totally Makeup Geek style. Thankfully I had some space left in my Inglot Flexi Palette! I ordered blushes 01 and 02. Formulated with coffee extracts, corn, macadamia and apricot oil, these blushes work not to only brighten the skin but also truly hydrate. The result is quite incredible. Blush 01 in Roméo* is a deep rust shade with orange tones. It's super pigmented so if you're on the paler side, you'll need a super light hand to apply this. I find this to be too deep for my complexion and wasn'tt expecting it to be this pigmented. Never mind though, as I find this to be a perfect eyeshadow shade as you know I love my warm tones and it makes a beautiful shade bringing out my eye colour. Tested it too - it lasts absolute ages on a good primer! Score! Blush 02 in Juliette* is the winner for me. It's the most gorgeous pale pink I've ever seen. It's the only blush I have used since I got it, as it gives me that perfect flush to my super pale complexion. I never knew I needed a blush this shade, until I got my hands on this one. I am in love. Not a day goes by that I go without it! Ingredients:

Blush 01

Mica, Zea Mays Starch (Zea Mays (Corn) Starch), Ci77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci15850 (Red 7), Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Ci77499 (Iron Oxides), Tocopherol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Lauroyl Lysine, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil (Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca Kernel (Apricot) Oil, Aqua (Water), Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract), Alcohol, Linalool, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Limonene

Blush 02

Mica, Zea Mays Starch (Zea Mays (Corn) Starch), Ci77891 (Titanium Oxides), Zinc Stearate, Ci77007 (Ultramarines), Squalane, Ci19140 (Yellow 5), Tocopherol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ci15850 (Red 7), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Ci77491 (Iron Oxides), Lauroyl Lysine, Ci45410 (Red 27), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil (Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca Kernel (Apricot) Oil, Aqua (Water), Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract), Alcohol, Linalool, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Limonene




Eyeshadow 07 in Frappé* is a stunning light peach shade in satin finish. It's highly pigmented and transfers beautifully on to the lid. Formulated with 91-100% ingredients from organic origin with the special care for the best performance. The lasting power is great and the shadow lasted 14 hours on a good primer. For ingredients please see below:

Mica – Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) – Zea Mays Starch (Zea Mays (Corn) Starch) – Squalane – Zinc Stearate – Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides) – Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides) – Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Octydodecanol – Tocopherol – Lauroyl Lysine – Glyceryl Caprylate – Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil – Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil) – Aqua (Water) – Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter) – Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil) – Persea Gratissima Oil (Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil) – Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil – Silica – Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil – Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract) – Alcohol


I only wish I had an opportunity to review more of these incredible makeup as I fell in love with the formula of them. The pigmentation is just insane, I haven't expected that for sure. If I have had a small concern it would have been the website, I didn't expect my blushes and shadows to be refills, as the pictures suggest they arrive in the gorgeous wooden style compacts. I'm now aware you must purchase these separately. Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian brand and products are sent from Canada. I know some of my fellow bloggers who have been hit with a customs, so I thought you guys should be aware, there's a possibility. I was lucky enough to receive my package custom free :) I know for the fact, this isn't the last you see Maison Jacynthe on my blog as I fell in love with the products hard and I'm tempted to order few more :)

Have you tried any natural makeup products? What brands? Would you recommend any? I would love to know your thoughts, so please sound off in the comments below.

*PR sample*

Thank You For Reading,
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2 comments

  1. You chose really well! I love the look of all 3 products, although like you, would use the deep blush as an eyeshadow! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. I was disappointed that we didn't get the pans haha. I love the look of the rust blush. I love those shades this time of year xx

    LPage Beauty

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