You know me, nothing excites me more than trying out new makeup brands, and that’s exactly what I’m doing today! Inika Cosmetics is brand I’d previously heard of, but I hadn’t had the chance to get my hands on their products until now!
Inika is all about high quality, natural cosmetics, and they want to prove to the world that natural make-up doesn’t have to compromise on performance or style. Their range now boasts over 35 awards for product excellence and innovation, it’s 100% natural and ethical, and they are committed to maintaining their Certified Organic, Cruelty-Free, Halal and Vegan status.
Ok so I know this is a super long list, but I really wanted to include it just so you can see how committed they are to keeping their products completely natural. They guarantee their products are free of the following ingredients:
- No petrochemicals, synthetic substances or mineral oils
- No ingredients of animal origin
- No talc or bismuth oxychloride
- No parabens (Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Isobutylparaben and Propylparaben)
- No harmful fillers
- No genetically modified ingredients
- No fragrances or colour components of non-organic or synthetic origin
- No anti-microbial agents produced from non-organic sources
- No chelating agents based on EDTA and its salts
- No fatty chain source material of petrochemical origin
- No sulphonation, ethoxylation or propoxylation
- No alkyl sulphates (eg. sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium coco sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate)
- No alkyl ether sulphates (eg. sodium laureth sulphate, ammonium laureth sulphate)
- No polyethylene glycol (PEGS)
- No polysorbates (eg. polysorbate 20)
- No ethanolamides (eg. cocamide DEA, cocamide MEA)
- No chemically synthesized sunscreens
- No potentially harmful preservatives such as parabens and sodium benzoate
- No gluten or lactose
So yeah, pretty impressive right! Now let’s take a look at the products…
Firstly I tried the Certified Organic Lip Liner in 02 Moroccan Rose (13.50)
This lip liner is a rather beautiful frosted rose / coral shade, which catches the light and gives a lovely almost iridescent look. Although this colour is pretty unusual and awesome, I appreciate it may not be everybody’s cup of tea as it’s quite an out there shade (my swatch below really doesn’t do it justice unfortunately). Also, you’d either need to find a lipstick to match which may prove difficult (Inika do sell a range of lipsticks, but I’m unsure if any of them match with this pencil) or wear carefully over your lips. This pencil does glide on easily though, whilst staying put and has a handy sharpener on the lid. It also comes in two other shades, Safari and Sugar Plum.
Next is the Truly Organic Perfection Concealer in Light (£21.00)
I really wanted to like this but no matter how I attempted to use it, I just felt like it didn’t quite do the job. I tried it on my under eyes first, where I pretty much always have dark bags, and this just didn’t give me the coverage I needed. I appreciate that sometimes the under eye area requires more coverage than other areas (mine does anyway) so I also tried it to cover a couple of spots, but again the formula didn’t seem pigmented enough. This was just too sheer for me unfortunately. The only plus side is the finish – where other concealers can appear cakey and crack, this doesn’t at all and has a very natural looking finish.
Next is the Mineral Eyeshadow in Honeycomb 17 (£14.50)
This dinky pot of loose eyeshadow, is definitely a winner on the other hand! You get 1.2g of product (I said it was dinky) and the formula really is silky smooth. The Honeycomb shade is the perfect base shade for me as I’m super pale, I used this all over the lid and it gives a very light and sheer, velvety soft finish.
And lastly the Mineral Blusher Puff Pot in Rosy Glow (£17.00)
Now I love the look of this! The Blusher Puff Pot contains loose powder blush in the bottom chamber, which then seeps through the super soft puff which is fixed on top. You just pat the puff on your face to apply, and there’s a handy mini mirror on the top of the lid too. Ok so I love the packaging, it’s too cute, and I have to say I quite like the blush shade too. Rosy Glow is a muted pink with a delicate hint of sparkle, it has quite a sheer formula but it can be easily built up if required.
So there we have it for Inika Cosmetics! I love the fact that the products are completely natural, and ethical, and I understand that it must be a pretty difficult job for Inika to create high quality products whilst sticking to their ethics. So overall I’m actually pretty impressed with these products – apart from the concealer (maybe it’s just my skin, I don’t know but I couldn’t get on with it) I would be interested to try a few other products out such as their foundations and lipsticks as I’ve heard these are great products too!
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried Inika cosmetics before? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx
This post contains samples provided for review
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