For many people with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin, finding high-quality makeup products that won't break their skin out is a must! I have been told by many before to just not wear makeup anymore to avoid allergic reactions but, let's be honest, most jobs, if not all, require us women to look presentable which means that we must use makeup, like for example the flight attendants, models, sales ladies, brand ambassadors, etc. Now the challenge is that, if you have to wear makeup everyday just like in the jobs mentioned, you gotta find cosmetics that are suitable for your skin type even with daily use. In my case, after many years of suffering from acne, I am glad that I have already found a local organic and natural skin care AND cosmetics brand that offer high-quality products that won't break my wallet!
Natura Organics is a Philippine-based brand that I have discovered last 2015 in Instagram (their username is @realnaturaorganics but they have lots of resellers). I swear by their skin care products and I must say that their makeups do not disappoint, they are beautiful andand afforxable to. be honest! Through the years, I have witnessed their products improve better and better. Here are some of their makeups that I have tried, so read on!
Natura Organics claims that their makeup palettes do not contain synthetic colors, dyes, talc, nano-particles, artificial preservatives, harmful ingredients, lead, metals, and silicone. They are non-comedogenic, cruelty-free, and organic/natural.
Natura Organics Matte Nude Eyeshadow Palette (Php 1,299)
Natura Organics Eyeshadow/Contouring Palette consists of matte, neutral shades of brown and nude. If you like the no-makeup makeup look or keeping your eye makeup to a minimum: no-fuss, no shimmer, just a natural-looking brown lids, then this palette is for you!
What I like about this is that I can also use this as a highlighting and contouring palette. Since they have a matte finish, they will look natural on the face! Remember, when it comes to contouring, everything should be matte because you have to show an illusion of shadow on the face.
The only thing that I ain't fond of is that some of the lighter shades blend on my skin too well... too well that they won't show up against my skin anymore. You can't see the color no matter how much product I apply. The good thing is that, they can be used as a good base for the eye shadow and I can also use them like a translucent face powder!
Each pans are large enough so they will definitely last long!
Natura Organics Artist Multi-Use Palette:
Eyes, Cheeks, & Lips (Php 1,299)
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera Juice) Leaf, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Euphorbia Cerofera (Candelilla) Wax, Citrus Aurantium Sinensis (Orange) Fiber, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Powder, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Powder, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Bellides™, Vitamin F Forte™, Zinc Oxide, Rice Powder, +/- Luxuriant Minerals™
This Artist Multi Use Palette is full of warm-based tints and shades of peach, pink, rust, and burnt red. I love that the colors here are trendy right now especially this summer season! Personally, I prefer to work with these kind of shades because they accentuate my neutral warm light skinton without looking too heavy.
In terms of quality, I was surprised on how pigmented they are especially the darker shades. However, there was a li'l bit of fallout when I swipe it but I can manage with it anyway. Without a primer, the eyeshadow lasts on me for 3-4 hours (given that the place is not too hot and I ain't that sweaty) bit with primer on, they last for at least until 7 hours.
Natura Organics Lip Volume Supra Matte Fluid Lipstick with SPF8
(Php 399.00 / 14 grams)
Plant Hydrosol: Aloe Vera & Cucumber; Plant Pigments: Pomegranate, Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Tomato, Lavender, Rose; Plant Oils: Argan, Jojoba, Meadowseed, Castor; Plants Extracts: Lemon Peel, Melon Peel, Tomato; Plant Butters: Shea, Cocoa; Vitamin F Forte TM; Luxuriant Minerals+/-; Titanium Dioxide +/-; Vegetable Glycerin
With LIPerfection™️ a purified extract of an organic mustard sprouts, which increases the volume and hydration of the lips.
Natura Organics Supra Matte Fluid Lipsticks is made with lip peptide technology that hydrates the lips giving it a healthier, plumper, fuller look.
These liquid lipsticks have a buildable medium to heavy coverage. They smoothly apply on the lips and dry quickly with a flat matte finish. Some nude colors still show some lines of the lips though however, rest assured that once you wear it, it feels lightweight, non-sticky, and smooth. I have tried wearing them for a few days and they last long, for up to 4-5 hours of wear without having greasy meals. They are smudge-proof, transfer-proof, and smack kiss-proof. Try it!
Unlike the other liquid lipsticks that I have tried in the past which felt like sticky paint or crumbles like powder, these lippies do not feel like that at all. Thank goodness! I really hate the feeling of dry like desert lips!
Natura Organics Lip Pencils
(Php 598 for all three or Php 299 each)
These lipsticks are hydrating with sensationally smooth finish. Using these keeps lips protected and nourished with enduring beautiful coverage. Indeed a perfect balance of beauty and treatment.
I like these organic lip pencils for they are highly-moisturizing and apply smoothly on the lips. It has a buildable sheer to medium glossy finish but not sticky like the common lip gloss in the market. This product line reminds me of tinted lip balms only with heavier pigmentation. Perfect for those who like it dewy looking instead of matte.
By the way, at first I was confused when I used up all of the lipstick product that were peeking outside its case. I was told that I can just use any kinds of pencil sharpeners (as long as the lip pencil will fit, of course) to use the product inside the casing.
Lip Pencils Ingredients:
Plant Hydrosol: Aloe and Cucumber; Plant Oils: Argan, Jojoba, Meadow seed, Castor Seed, Peppermint; Plant Extracts: Lemon Peel, Melon Peel, Tomato; Plant Pigments: Pomegranate, Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Tomato, Paprika, Beetroot; May contain +/-: Luxuriant Minerals, Titanium Dioxide; Conditioner and Moisturizer: Vitamin F Forte, Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Vitamin E Leucidal, Vegetable Wax, Rice Bran Wax, Carnauba Wax
Natura Organics Dear Teens: My Hot Kiss Creamy Matte Lipsticks SPF 8
(Php 329 / 5.2g)
This My Hot Kiss Creamy Matte Lipstick Collection is included in Natura Organics' Dear Teens Line, a skin care and makeup line that has teens and young adults as its target market, hence the teeny-cutie packaging!
As promised by Natura Organics, these lipsticks are lead-free, phenoxyethanol-free, paraben-free, weather-proof, non drying and extra-moisturizing, intensely pigmented and provides an easy application, certified organic, vegan, and cruelty free. They are carefully handcrafted and freshly made in small batches. They claim that they offer the safest lipstick in the market. It contains SPF 8 and UVA/UVB.
First of all, these five lipstick colors are the only ones that I have amongst the many other shades that they already have in this collection.
Momoko is a warm peach nude, Kiyomi is a cool nude-mauve, Hana is a coral-pink, Kaona is a neutral hot pink, and Saika is a bright tomato red! All of these 5 colors are suited for Asians and perfect for light to medium skin tones like mine (they have darker shades for morenas too).
As for the formulation, it is well-pigmented, 1-2 swipes is enough to give an opaque color on the lips. It is moisturizing and non-drying on the lips, applies smoothly and easily on the lips. It lasts on me for more or less 3 hours without eating or drinking. It smells nice too in a sweet way for the ingredients that were used are organic and natural! However, since the formula is creamy, they tend to smudge and bleed so using a lip liner prior to application will be better. If you look at my lip swatch, you'll notice that my lips looked smoother and the fine lines were not emphasized.
Plant Hydrosol: aloe vera & cucumber; Plant Pigments: Pomegranate, Blueberry, Matcha, Beetroot, Cranberry, Tomato, Lavender, Rose; Plant Oils: Argan, jojoba, meadowseed, castor; Plant extracts: Lemon Peel, melon peel, tomato lycopene; Plant Butters: shea, cocoa; Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin F Forte™, Leucidal™; May contain: Luxuriant Minerals +/- Titanium Dioxide +/-
Natura Organics Supra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Natura Organics Supra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are 100% natural, using certified organic ingredients, vegan and gluten-free.
Organic anti-oxidant rich jojoba, argan & meadowseed oils deeply nourish & moisture lips. Naturally-derived organic butters (cocoa & shea) are soothing, hydrating & also have regenerative properties to help heal dry lips & improve elasticity. They have a toxin-free formula & has zero lead.
FYI: Lead is a known neurotoxin, reproductive toxin and carcinogen. It’s one of the chemicals we know the most about regarding adverse effects due to exposure. What’s problematic is that lead builds up in your body over time. Even a little bit ingested every day can add up over time. And experts say there’s no safe level of lead exposure.
Supra Matte Liquid Lipstick Line has SPF 8 UVA/UVB properties that protects the lips under sun exposure. These lipsticks have a flat finish, opaque and intense pigmentation; long-wearing and transfer-proof formula; and free from lead and parabens.
Now for my review, what I love about these lippies is that aside from being vegan and cruelty-free, they also smell delicious like choco nuts (brownish shades) and fruits!
Texture is smooth, the feel light-weight, non-sticky and non-greasy like you're wearing nothing on the lips. Once it has completely dried up, it is hard to remove unless you eat a greasy meal or drink too many glasses of beverage.
About the color pay-off, they differ depending on the colors: the brown-based shades like Karmina, Sarra, and Thea can achieve a flat and opaque look in just 1-2 swipes. The shades Mei and Lia have buildable opacity. I have achieved that effect on the pic after 3 swipes. Sophia and Tien have sheer to medium coverage. I find it better to reapply another layer once the first one has completely dried up. If you keep on reapplying too much product without waiting for the first layer to dry first, they tend to get uneven and streaky.
All in all, the colors that I have here are all winners for they are flattering on warm and neutral skin tones. However, the shades Lia and Tien, I personally find them hard to pull off because I rarely wear purple and dark lipstick shades.
My top 3 favorites out of the bunch are Mei, Thea, and Sarra!
Natura Organics Dazzling Highlighter Beam with Angelic Radiance in Aceya shade (Php 599.00) and Natura Organics Wink Metallic Eyeshadow in Singles
Highlighter: a makeup artist’s secret for bringing light onto the skin. Natura Organics' Dazzling Highlighter blends seamlessly and leaves a sheer, romantic sheen. This is great to use anytime, anywhere, and on anyone who needs a little illuminating love!
This is hypoallergenic: non-irritating, will not clog pores, suitable for all skin types, and gentle enough for extra sensitive skin.
The shade Aceya is a shimmering copper highlight. I honestly think that this shade is best-suited for people with morena and dark complexion. For someone like me with fair skin, it can't be used as a highlighter coz it is obviously too dark for that purpose BUT I can use it as a bronzer, eyeshadow, and lipstick topper if I want it with a bit of shimmer on!
I must say that this is really pigmented and a little bit can do the trick!
Natura Organics Wink Metallic Eyeshadow in Singles
(free when you purchase a makeup palette)
Give your eye makeup look a modern, funky touch! Wink's sheer wash of hydrating color enlivens and enhances the eyelids while it delivers essential antioxidants to the delicate eye area. It encourages blood circulation and helps soothe inflammation.
I rarely put glitters on my eye makeup but it is fun to do if you're going on a night-out! Oh how I miss those gimik and party-party days, seriously! As a full-time mom, I can't just go out on a whim whenever I want to unlike when I was still single! As for now, I'll save these metallic eyeshadow toppers for future use, konting tiis na lang, haha!
Wink Defining Liquid Eyeliner (Php 299)
Captivate with sexy definition for your eyes. None of the aging, drying or irritating chemicals found in conventional formulas. Just deep, rich, smudge-able color that glides on gently without skipping or pulling on your delicate lids. This Eyeliner includes Coconut and Chamomile for ultimate soothing and nourishment.
Wink Defining Liquid Eyeliner Ingredients:
(100% Organic, 95.7 Organic, 97% Vegan)
Organic Coconut Oil, Organic SunflowerSeed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Maracuja Oil, Coconut Stearic Acid, Safflower Seed Oil, Chamomilia Essential Oil, Organic Black Tea Pigment, Black Currant Pigment, Blackberry Pigment, Coffee Arabica Powder, Treated Titanium Dioxide , Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Lavender Extract, Tocopherol Vitamin E, Leucidal™
Natura Organics Wink Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil in Caramel (Php 249)
They claim that this product is waterproof and sweatproof. I agree that it would take more than just sweat and a li'l bit of dip in the pool to totally wash this off your brows but it isn't hard to remove them with soap and water which is good as I don't wanna scrub my brows off everyday (lakas maka-wrinkles kaya!). The color payoff is good, highly-pigmented for the brows actually and a bit waxy so if you gotta apply it, do so lightly to avoid looking overdone. It is nice that it comes with a spoolie so blending it on the brows is easier.
To get this look below, I used Natura Organics Wink Eyebrow Pencil in Caramel on my brows, the Artist Multi-Use Palette on my eyelids and cheeks, the Matte Nude Eyeshadow and Contour Palette for contouring my face, the Wink Defining Liquid Eyeliner for emphasizing my eyes, and Dear Teens My Hot Kiss Creamy Matte Lipstick in Kiyomi on my lips.
To know more about this brand, check them out here:
They also have resellers in many parts of the Philippines, just type "Natura Organics" in Instagram's search box and they will appear, hopefully, you can find a reseller in your area or nearby.
Founder of Astral Crystals.