Beauty, Skin

Top Makeup Picks – Gabriel, Afterglow, Pur Minerals


So much wonderful makeup that I would have never discovered had I not turned natural! Right now, I am loving  Pur Minerals, Afterglow Cosmetics and Zuzu Luxe by Gabriel Cosmetics. Want to explore with me?

Pur Minerals is a brand that is  mineral  based as you can tell by the name.  This brand does contain some ingredients that are not totally clean  so beauty purists will want to read through the ingredients carefully. I try to be as natural and toxin-free as I can be and I read everything on the label before I used it. For those of you who are not totally organic and enjoy using mineral based products, I would recommend this brand.  I  like that Pur Minerals is cruelty free, vegan friendly, paraben free, gluten free, and their products do  not contain petroleum, mineral oil, or DEA.

I love a good primer and the Color Correcting Primer/ Color Balancer in Peach smoothed out my skin and made it look flawless, without even a drop of foundation! I was so surprised at how young and clear my skin appeared after using this. There are a few different primers available to suit your skin’s needs. If they are all like this one though, you can’t go wrong with any of them. The Big Blink mascara is fantastic! One or two coats will give you lots of volume, color and length. It contains argan oil, does not clump and lasts all day. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved Pur Minerals Pout Plumping Lip Gloss! The gloss is hydrating and feels light on the lips, not thick or gloopy. It also gives lots of shine. You can visit Pur Minerals here.


Next we have Afterglow Cosmetics which is also a mineral brand plus they are certified Gluten Free. Afterglow does not use bismuth oxychloride, paraben preservatives or synthetic dyes.  Ive talked about Afterglow’s lipglosses and lipstick in another post but I want to mention the mascara and Organic Triple Eye Treatment.

I have been using this concealer/ eye treatment quite a lot-  it conceals, reduces puffiness and aids in anti-aging plus its infused with soothing organic botanicals.  No parabens, nanos, bismuth oxychloride, gluten or talc, plus it contains 100% natural ingredients! I dab this all around my eye area and like how it sinks in and makes my tired eyes look like I’ve actually slept a full eight hours.

The Pure Soul Mascara is geared towards those with sensitive eyes. It did  not flake or bother my eyes which are easily irritated. In the past  I’ve actually thought I had glaucoma because my eyes were irritated from other mascaras! This is made with an organic aloe vera base and conditioning beeswax. Lashes are very soft, natural looking and the mascara is easily removed with warm water. This is another fabulous brand for you to check out, I’m really impressed with Afterglow. Go here for more!

Gabriel Cosmetics is natural, vegan, and gluten free  and offers loads of products to choose from. I had heard nothing but raves about the Zuzu Luxe (One of Gabriel Cosmetics collections) Mascara and knew I had to try it. I had very high expectations! The mascara is worth of the accolades. It does everything- makes lashes look full, thick, dark, no clumping or flaking and lashes are not brittle or spidery. I can highly recommend this!

Another product I tried from the Zuzu Luxe line was the ZuZu Luxe Dual Powder Foundation. This is a  mineral based pressed powder foundation that suits all skin types. I  used this after the Pur Minerals Primer and had smooth skin all day long! I love this powder by itself or to set my makeup. Another winner!

The Gabriel Cosmetics Eyeliner is also smooth and non irritating, imparting dark color and staying put for hours. Ideal for those with sensitive skin. I find that a little black eyeliner close to the lash line is all I need for my day to day look. Its simple and casual and with a touch of light eye shadow, looks somewhat polished too. I was really surprised how much I liked the nail polish from this brand! I tried Classic Red and wow, its super shiny and smooth. These nail polishes are free from toluene, DBP, Camphor, and they are Wheat & Gluten free!

You can find Gabriel Cosmetics right here! Also check out the Clean Kids line of shampoo and bath products which are truly safe and toxin free for the little ones.




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