New to my makeup collection this week was the Eco Fabulous Blush in the shade Camellia. ECO Fabulous blush is a clean beauty packaged in a reusable metal tin. personally I really like the tin. Inside instead of plastic compartments, or even permanent compartments is a foam cushion that holds the product in it’s pan.
while the product is securely in the container it is easy to remove and once removed the tin can either be used to house another blush from the company or put to another use, like holding hair pins. Because there are no permanent divisions within the container, the likelihood of it being reused is pretty high. It can be used for the purpose it was created by purchasing a refill or for something completely different, which i think is really smart. I can very easily see this becoming part of my traveling kit (when I am allowed to travel again).
The official description on the site is…
Our thoughtfully formulated EcoFabulous blush “Camellia” is a gorgeous coral shade with a golden shimmer. With naturally derived, skin-friendly ingredients, such as Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Grapeseed Oil, as well as Sunflower-derived Vitamin E, we successfully left out harmful ingredients such as Dimethicone, PTFE and Polyethylene. This gorgeous color will leave you looking and feeling fabulous! We strive for an ingredient of 2 or lower according to the EWG (1 being the lowest). And if for some reason an ingredient falls out of range, we will let you know why with an asterisk (*).
INGREDIENTS: MICA, ZINC STEARATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, BORON NITRIDE, CERA CARNAUBA ((COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX) CIRE DE CARNAUBA), KAOLIN, TOCOPHEROL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491).Eco Fabulous
I have to say that while I am thrilled with the packaging and the ethos that the company projects about reducing waste and being both eco friendly and sustainable, I am a little squidgy on the fact that Mica is the first ingredient. I understand why it is an ingredient and as an ingredient my issue is less with it and more with the way it is harvested. While lots of companies and products use mica with a company so focused on projecting a positive message I would expect a little something about their mica sourcing. I couldn’t find anything on the site. I think they are a relatively new company though so may it is coming. I will keep an eye out and update you.
However ethos aside a product is only worth purchasing if it does the job it is supposed to do.
I have to say I did like this blush. It does have some shimmer to it but not alot. It isn’t a glittery blush. While I do sometimes like glittery bluses I tend to keep them separated because I don’t want to pick one up in a hurry and have glittery cheeks during a meeting. Glitter is many things, but it is rarely professional. There are exceptions, but for most of my meetings I like to go glitter free.
This blush did not need to be separated out. It has a slight shimmer but not glitter.
It is a bit more pink than I like for my current skin tone, however as I tan throughout the summer months (and no I don’t lay out and bake myself, I just walk and work in the garden and my skin naturally tans through normal exposure. Even with sunscreen and a gardening hat, I darken quickly) I think the shade will work better with my skin. I think it only looks a little bright to me because I am at my paleest.
It is a buildable formula, which I like as well. I showed it on my hand as it was easier to see. The first swatch has only one stripe from my finger and the second swatch has a second swipe placed over the first. It is easier to see than on my cheeks, but it builds up just the same on the face.
My one issue with it though is that the blush didn’t last all day. I generall put on my makeup around ten and by about two I noticed that I really didn’t look like i was wearing blush any more. so that is just something to be aware of. It is a nice blush with a good ethos and good color (at least for me). I like the packaging and the buildability but I don’t like the longevity.