Inika is a beauty range known for it’s organic beauty products (most well known perhaps it’s mineral liquid and powder foundations) and they have very recently launched some organic creme cosmetics to add to the collection!
There are two Creme Eye Shadows (£18) in Cappuccino and Champagne, then two Creme Colour colours for cheeks and lips (£22) in Dusty Rose and Rosehip. The range is quite small to begin with although the colours they’ve created are very neutral and will work on a whole host of skin tones. I have two of the products here to review:
My feelings about organic make up is mixed; on one hand I definitely want to use more natural alternatives – who wants all those chemicals on your face for no reason?! On the other hand, results vary and I have used organic make up which separates easily, doesn’t blend so well, etc. etc.
So how do these two fare?
The Creme Eye Shadow is quite interesting and comes in a squeeze tube. The colour I have is Champagne which is a shimmery cream, and is a perfect base and highlighter. Cappuccino looks good too (a darker taupe brown) although Champagne is no doubt very useful.
The Creme Colour for cheeks and lips come in two warm tones; Rosehip is red and Dusty Rose is a deep warm rose. If I am honest I wouldn’t usually choose this kind of shade, I’d go for bronze or oranges or fresh pinks.
Creme Eyeshadow ingredients – impressive:
The product is a thickish cream – not as thick as say MAC Paint Pots, (or as solid should I say) but not as thin as liquid eye colours. It’s surprisingly pigmented and easy to blend, sometimes squeezing eye creams can go a bit lumpy on me but this was smooth and dried into a nice finish.
The Creme Blush is prettier when used than I expected! I thought it’d be a little bit too warm for me, perhaps a bit dated looking. It’s a very pretty PIGMENTED pink (use the tiniest bit). It’s also soft as anything – I only lightly grazed the surface and the whole thing turned into a soft blancmange – it reacts easily to body heat and then feels like a cream foundation almost. Not a problem just something to bear in mind, it’s not thick or dense at all like say, a MAC Cremeblend blush or a Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge – it’s a much looser texture.
Creme Colour ingredients:
I have the eyeshadow on here all over as a base and the dusty creme on my cheeks. The texture is so soft that it does work very well on the lips too, although it can be a tad sticky:
It is very very very pigmented, I used too much the first time and looked like a member of the Chinese State Circus.
I am impressed with both of these products and I though it would just be a meh from me. Both are versatile and good quality (although they’re not cheap) they do work well, so if you’re looking for these kinds of shades and want something without all the preservatives, this is the stuff to check out! They need to bring out more shades!
Check out the products here.