|BEAUTY REVIEW: #MAKEYourself|
I feel like it has been an eternity since my last beauty review post. The folks at MAKE Beauty were kind enough to gift me with two samples of their lipstick and eyeshadow products in exchange for a review. MAKE Beauty is a brand that believes that there are no beauty roles and that each person is driven by an artistic approach to their own personal reality. MAKE wants us to embrace a whimsical approach to life and to be outspoken, intelligent, confident and un-self conscious. This definitely resonates with me because I have been on a lifelong journey of defining and redefining myself while embracing my confidence.
Silk Cream Lipstick, Taffy ($25)
MAKE is made in New York City. It is paraben-free and never tested on animals. In addition, 10% of sales are donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, supporting women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas. If you are interested in trying out MAKE, I recommend trying the Sampler Kit ($10), which is a selection of 5 favorites to see if this brand is a good match for you. Use this code MAKEYOURSELF to get 20% off your order (expires 5/31).
Verdict: For $25 apiece, I think the product is a little expensive compared to how much I am willing to pay for a lipstick or eyeshadow. But you can also argue that Dior and Christian Louboutin lipsticks cost $30-$90 apiece. Both the lipstick and eyeshadow are less saturated than I’m used to but they give a nice subtle hue that I love. The lipstick gives good moisture and blends easily. I also love the philanthropic idea behind the brand and that it is made in the US.