Product of the month

New Eco Brands (Makeup, skin care, etc.), wanting to promote your products through my Make-up  & Hair services - get in touch!

Each month, I take one of the products recently reviewed and showcase it here. I started this Eco Make-up blog in order to help women make more informed green skin care choices, and the Product of the Month is an extension of that. 

How I can help your company?

Send me a sample of your products to try them, I will review them on my blog & suggest to my clients.

If I receive any comments from the readers these will also be taken into consideration when deciding on the future Products of the Month, so - READERS, please,  if you have tried one of the natural skin care/make-up products and would like to say a bit about it - contact me via email charismaticmakeup@gmail.com or in comment below.


ECO Minerals, Australia. Loose powder Make-up. Just Perfect!

ECO minerals is made in Australia using natural ingredients and doesn't test on animals. 

The idea of the refill to reduce packaging that is what catches the eye!

After trying ECO Minerals, I was left amazed by this product!  
It absolutely challenges other mineral foundations I’ve been trying in years.  
I’m using the Matt foundation “Flawless Olive” and the blush “Dreamtime Blush” on my cheeks. Both of them, once applied, give a nice dewy finish, flawless and refined.   
They have a nice texture very easy to apply - together with a soft Kabuki Brush, they make a great team!

The Concealer (“Medium” matches perfectly with my skin tone)! 
Honestly, it's the only concealer I can wear with a pleasure! It is very light and has a natural looking coverage! It lasts all day, once finished with the foundation on top. 

I definitely recommend the ECO Minerals!

The make-up applied looks very natural, luminous and it is airy. My skin has never looked better, and since I apply ECO Minerals, I get many compliments...people say that “I’m glowing!” :) 

Adding some of the “Alchemy Hi-light Creme” for the evening, makes me look even fresher and brighter!

I'm willing to try now other products from ECO! And then, you're gonna hear from me about them!

Check their website (on top) and get yourself some sample to try it! I bet you will be satisfied!


Product of the month June

MADARA tinting fluid

Madara is a range of beauty products (skin, hair body) that is entirely natural and organic. 

The Madara Tinting Fluid is a very light, quick-drying fluid that offers the same coverage as a tinted moisturiser, without having the heavier moisturiser ‘feel’. It just glides on and seems absolutely weightless! I have tested out this fluid quite extensively (I used Sun Flower but there’s also a lighter shade called Moon Flower) and it has great staying power, but above all is just a lovely way to get coverage without actually feeling as though you’re wearing makeup!
IF you have dry skin, you’d need to use a moisturiser underneath the Fluid, but if you get oily days, like me, this is a wondrous product to use on its own.


Product of the month May

Liz Earle

I wanted to share my experience of trying two other Eco skin care products, from the same company - Liz Earle.These are: a Skin Tonic and a Skin repair moisturiser. They're both great! My skin feels softer and smoother after using them! They are my favourite now!

'This perfectly balanced moisturiser softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy glow.
Rich in natural actives, including borage oil (a rich source of the essential fatty acid GLA) and natural antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E to replace lost moisture and help protect dry/sensitive skin.
Massage into face and neck, morning and night, after Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
Naturally active ingredients include borage and avocado oil to intensively moisturise, smooth and protect.'
For more information, quotes, samples or images contact: Andrea Kengelbacher
Email: akengelbacher@lizearle.com
Tel: 01983 813558


Product of the month April


After trying Eco moisturisers, I can definitely recommend the Triple Rose Renewing Moisturiser, that I'm using as a daily skincare.
It's natural, with white rose, damask rose and maroc rose.
From Morocco, Turkey and Bulgaria, three different roses lend their delicate scent and rejuvenating effects to this nourishing daily moisturiser. Anti-oxidant, anti-ageing rosehip, red marine algae and frankincense protect and tone the skin, locking in moisture to keep the complexion looking youthful, and radiant.

Key ingredients:
White Rose (Bulgaria), Damask Rose (Bulgaria) and Maroc Rose (Morocco) – optimise skin health and regeneration
Frankincense – anti-ageing and optimises the health of the skin
Rose Hip Seed Oil – contains GLA’s, Vitamin C, Transretinoic acid (form of
vitamin A) to maximise cell renewal
Sandalwood – soothing, moisturising
Red Algae – tensing effect, anti-oxidant
Apply an even layer to cleansed and toned skin and smooth over the face and neck.
This product can also be applied after Aromatherapy Associates Renew Rose Facial
Oils for added moisture and protection.

Triple Rose Renewing Moisturiser (50ml, £49.00) is available at leading hotel and
destination spas, worldwide. Retail stockists include Liberty (3rd Floor) and Fortnum &
Mason. Mail order direct from Aromatherapy Associates on 020 8569 7030 or
purchase online at www.aromatherapyassociates.com

Press Enquiries:
Aromatherapy Associates via Imagination PR: Helen Macoun or Emily Lewis
t: +44 (0)20 7736 9563, e: helen@imaginationpr.co.uk


Product of the month March

Deep Forest Secrets...
For the past two weeks I’ve been trying Forest Secrets iRejuvenate two step facial oil system. I was sent little sample sized bottles to try and I’ve been using it once a day. I like it a lot! My skin feels soft and nice!

The oil is 100% natural, vegan and environmentally  friendly!

There is a secret hidden in the Forest ready to be told. The forest breathes, it is alive, sensitive to chemicals, the climate and the seasons. Our skin is exactly the same, a natural and living organ.
This key concept is the core secret of Forest Secrets Skincare.
The skin breathes: Forest Secrets beauty serums donʼt suffocate the skin as they contain no wax, emulsifiers or silicones that can interfere with oxygen uptake. This is important because like the Forest, the skin has an intelligence and ecosystem that needs free oxygen exchange. VIP facialist, Michelle Peck has become Madonnaʼs favourite thanks to her oxygen facials.
The skin is alive, changing with the seasons and the climate. What is applied to it has to work in harmony with the skinʼs “personality” or “mood”: when it is hot the skin produces more oils and requires water based botanicals that do not add extra oils to the skin, but still nourish it. In winter the skin needs extra protection from the drying effects of wind and the elements. Therefore oil based botanicals are a skin saviour, by strengthening the skin barrier keeping it supple. The skin differs in different areas of the face, for example the T area tends to be oily, whereas the cheeks and the eye area tend to be dry. Forest Secrets beauty serums allow total flexibility on where to apply oil nutrients with extreme precision thanks to our dropper dispensing system. The skin is sensitive to chemicals. A polluted Forest is a poisoned Forest, it can not look and function at its best. For the same reason we would not throw petrol or diesel in the woods, we do not want to apply synthetic chemicals on our faces.
Developed and founded by green chemist Dr Barbara Olioso, Forest Secrets is the first 
and  only personalised skincare system on the market. The elements available in the range so far include an antiageing tool box (iRejuvenate Step 1 Lifting Pro-Youth Face Oil and iRejuvenate Step 2 Regenerating Skin Serum) and a skin blemish tool box (iBright Lightening Skin serum and iBright PLus Lightening Skin Treatment), all of which can be simply mixed in the palm of the hand to suit the ever changing skin demands.
Approved by the Eco-Bio cosmetic standard by the Italian organic certification body ICEA (Institute for the environmental and ethical certification), BUAV and the Vegan Society. Award winner.

Avai lable at: The Beauty Lounge, 1 Kingley Cour t London and on l ine:
iRejuvenate Step 1, Lifting Pro-Youth Face Oil, 30 ml, £37.50
iRejuvenate Step 2, Regenerating Skin Serum, 30 ml £37.50
iRejuvenate Try me set, 3+3 ml, £8
iBright, Lightening Skin Serum, 3 ml, £6
iBright Plus, Lightening Skin Treatment, 3 ml, £9
For more information/comment/interviews/photos, samples
etc. contact Barbara on 07837039915, barbara@forestsecretsskincare.com
Dr Barbara Olioso is a professional chemist with 11 years experience on
natural and organic skincare products. She is passionate about the planet,
she writes on trade magazines (SPC), teaches about natural alternatives to
parabens and speaks at international conferences on achieving
sustainability in natural and organic cosmetics. She has developed her own
cosmetic range, called Forest Secrets, Potent and Pure Skincare. She is a
member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Cosmetic


Product of the month February


I love it!

“Cleanse & Polish is the original hot cloth cleanser and suits all skin types,colours and ages - if you have skin then Cleanse & Polish is for you! You can genuinely depend on Cleanse & Polish to deliver outstanding results, revealing softer, smoother and more radiant looking skin from the first use - it’s truly tried, tested, approved and loved!”
Liz Earle - Co-founder Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare
After 16 years we still only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated, yet gentle, cleansing power and works on every age and skin type.
Our plant based cleanser has a 2-phase action, phase 1 is the
cleansing. Free from mineral oil it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make-up, even stubborn mascara. Phase 2 is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to help gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.
Cleanse & Polish is rich in naturally active ingredients including purifying eucalyptus and skin softening cocoa butter.
Our multi award-winning cleanser is coveted by women in over 90 countries and adored by beauty editors and make-up artists alike.
As the best selling product in the Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare range, Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
has inspired rave reviews and has won over 55 awards from many of the finest experts in the industry, but perhaps the most powerful and important endorsement of all, comes from its many regular users.
Price: 100ml starter pack £13.25
For more information, quotes, samples or images
Contact: Andrea Kengelbacher
Email: akengelbacher@lizearle.com
Tel: 01983 813558