Luv Your Skin Company is a Toronto based company and all their products are made in Canada. They focus on creating effective natural and organic products that are cruelty-free. All of their skincare is made using natural & certified organic ingredients and their makeup is mineral based.
I was sent a lovely box with a wide selection of their mineral makeup and I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the products. The outer packaging isn't overly desirable; but as they say, it's what's inside that counts!
As an eye shadow junkie, I just had to try Luv Your Skin Company's Mineral Eye Shadow ($19) first. I was given the shade Naked Shimmer and it's a lovely pale pink shade with a hint of shimmer (glitter). This shade makes a great brow highlight due it's light and shimmery hue. I also like to wear it when I want a no-makeup-makeup look. It brightens up my eyes while looking natural. When paired with my trusty Double Wear eye primer, it lasts almost all day. This shade is so hard to swatch and photograph because it's light and I'm a lovely shade of pale-winter-white right now. It's much more noticeable when worn on my eyes.
(Heavy finger swatch of Sand Pink on top of primer)
I've gotten back into blush again recently so it was nice to see one in my beauty box. I received a Pressed Mineral Blush ($29.99) in the shade Sand Pink. It's a very soft and delicate shade that would be perfect for spring. Unfortunately, I had some issues with it. When I went to use my Real Techniques Blush Brush on it I had an incredibly hard time picking up the product on the bristles. When I tried my Marc Jacobs Blush brush (it's slightly denser and not overly soft) I was able to get some blush on it. When applied to my face sans foundation, you can see it a bit (likely do to the natural redness on my cheeks) but when worn over top of my foundation, you can't. Sadly this one was a miss for me, but that doesn't mean that it won't work for you!
Luv Your Skin Company also sent me one of their Hydrasheer Lip Colours ($19) in the shade Cherise, which as you can see is a very pretty pink. This shade is so pretty and wears so comfortably on my lips. It can be applied lightly for a sheer hint of colour or layered on for intensity. Personally, I prefer my lipsticks on the bold side so I gave this a few passes on my lips for opaque coverage. I found that this Hydrasheer Lip Colour wore for a few hours before it needed touching up and it faded evenly. I did find it to have a bit of an odd smell to it, not overpowering or intrusive but certainly noticeable. For the colour and comfort, I can certainly live with it.
I couldn't end my post without showing you all a look I created with all the Luv Your Skin Company products I received! This is a very natural, daytime look that's perfect for spring. The best part? It only took 5 minutes to do!
Do you wear mineral makeup? Have you tried anything from Luv Your Skin Company? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
*PR samples were sent to me for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own!