Hello lovelies! Today I am going to introduce you to a new all natural, halal, cruelty free cosmetics brand launched by UK based Pakistani entrepreneur, Ayesha. It is called Mirror and Makeup London and currently offers a nice range of essentials for nature loving makeup freaks like me. They were kind enough to send me a package so read on to learn what I discovered about their claims.
Our mineral makeup is free from preservatives, fragrance, alcohols, oils and synthetic dyes. Our mineral makeup is Halal certified. All of our products are all natural, completely vegan, halal and cruelty free, and handmade in United Kingdom using only the best materials sourced from the most experienced suppliers!
Natural Organic Lipstick - Pink Lush
Ricinus Communis seed oil, Euphorbia Cerifera wax, Butyrospermum Parkii butter, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, Limnanthes Alba seed oil, Copernicia Cerifera cera, Citrus Nobilis peel oil, +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
Our Lipstick range is made of 100% natural & organic oils, waxes and minerals to achieving creamy, soft and hydrating lipstick with rich and vivid colours. Our lipsticks are highly pigmented in colour with luxurious texture that is creamy, soft and moisturising.
What Do I Think?
Now whenever you hear about a brand using natural alternatives to conventional chemicals, you probably wonder how it affects the performance of the product. I am pleased to say that there was nothing negative about the formula of this lipstick. In fact, it sits so comfortably on my lips that I hardly feel it there all thanks to the goodness of natural ingredients listed on the tube. The packaging is light holding 3g of product and made up of matte silver plastic with a metallic bullet case and the name of the brand and product on the front with its logo.
It has a soothing Cirtus scent which lingers for a while because of the tangor (tangerine-orange hybrid) essential oil in it. The pigmentation is good and buildable while the texture is creamy but not smear-y, if that makes sense to you. The point is that it doesn’t bleed all over the place. Pink Lush is basically a bright deep pink with tons of purple shimmer making it look like a pure orchid colour. It reminds me of Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick in Sundae. I am sure most of you cringed when I mentioned shimmer. Let me assure you there is nothing nasty about the shine rather it imparts sophisticated duochrome sheen courtesy of the mineral, Mica. There is no grittiness or discomfort on the lips because of the Mica. It lasted well over 6 hours on my lips with no feathering or transfer of shimmer around my mouth until I had a meal at which point it faded evenly from the center of my lips. You have to be careful with removal so that you don’t end up looking like you just ate ball of glitter, with really bad table manners.
Organic Lip gloss - Lip Candy
Ricinus Communis seed oil, Euphorbia Cerifera wax, Butyrospermum Parkii butter, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, Citrus Nobilis peel oil, Mica, +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
What Do I Think?
Even though I am not a fan of Kylie Jenner, I have been looking for that oh-so-chic mauve brown that she made so popular. Lip Candy is like Kylie Jenner goes to Vegas (No product exists with this name). It comes in a short transparent 7 ml packaging with the ingredients are listed on it and a matte silver cap holding a stiff doe foot applicator which is perfect for its purpose. The colour is a warm brown with mauve shimmer sprinkled on top and the effect is uber pretty. This also includes Mica so the formula feels feather light and soft on the lips. Once I was done drooling over its duochrome gorgeousness, I noticed the pigmentation was really good too. Like the lipstick it also has the pleasant tangor scent to it. The formula is super comfortable and again it lasted well over 6 hours until I had a meal. Only the center of my lips looked bare while Lip Candy remained intact on the rest. It stays put where you apply it and doesn’t feel sticky in the least. What more could you possibly ask for in a lip gloss?
I must say I am quite impressed with these products and love them because of the formula. I agree they are expensive but if we rush to buy high end products with tons of chemicals surely we can spend some money on natural ones for sake of our health. I do wish the packaging was wow because of the price but that’s not a deal breaker for me personally. I hope they come out with a larger variety of lip shades in different finishes like cream, matte, satin, etc because most people steer clear of shimmery lips. If you can afford it, I highly recommend trying out their lipsticks and glosses because these have definitely earned a spot among my favorites.
Lipstick - £17.00
Lip gloss - Unavailable
All natural halal ingredients
Lovely natural Citrus scent
Shimmer is sophisticated
Universally flattering shades
Shimmer might be problematic during removal
Not suitable for those allergic to citrus fruits
What do you think of the products?
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