Welcome to another installment of Around the world via beauty products! Today we travel to Germany and the brand transporting us there is Sante Naturkosmetik. The brand and its mother brand (Logona) are often mentioned by green beauty bloggers since they are committed to using natural organic raw materials like essential oils and botanical extracts in all their products. After testing out some products from them, I have to say I am impressed and might go back to check out their other offerings!
I tried out a face powder and lipstick from the brand. I also got the mascara to try out but currently I have too many open tubes of mascara around the house so I thought I’d wait till I am done with a few of them before cracking this one open. A detailed review on the mascara is coming your way soon! With that being said, lets take a look at the face powder and lipstick shall we? 🙂
Pressed powder light sand 02
Their pressed powder is available in 4 shades so I am not sure if the fairest of the fair and deepest of the deep of skintones can find a match. The shade light sand 02 works very well for my NC25-30 skintone. I was a bit concerned if the powder would work for me initially, since it looked like it had pink undertones in the pan, however on the face this powder gives you a translucent soft focus finish which is nice! The powder is meant to be more of a finishing powder than foundation, but it was still able to even out my skintone when used alone. yay!
The powder comes packaged in a sturdy white case which has a nice big mirror too. I like the overall presentation of the product including the name embossing on the powder (which is beginning to fade with use boohoo!). Coming back to functionality, this powder does a decent job at keeping oil at bay. I have dry skin and so I don’t get too oily anyway to begin with, so I guess this will work for dry and combo skin. The powder is not a flat out matte one, it contains some really tiny specks of shimmer which is not captured on camera nor is it detectable on the face. I think this is why it can give that soft focus yet natural look on the face 🙂
The only thing I don’t like about this powder is the smell. It has a strong Chamomile smell which fades away almost immediately after application but you do get an ample whiff of it when you first apply it on your face. As you can see from the ingredient list, there are quite a few interesting oils and extracts in addition to the standard mineral makeup ingredients in this powder. Usually I am weary of face products with too many essential oils and botanical extracts because they can irritate the skin but I am happy to report that this powder did not irritate or dry out my skin 🙂
Lipstick in Poppy Red (No 23)
I really like this lipstick! Its a lovely raspberry red shade! Their lipsticks are formulated with no synthetic colors, fragrances and preservatives..cool right!? The lipstick glides on really smoothly and has a shine after application. It looks creamy matte after the initial shine wears off and is non drying.
The wear time for this lipstick is average..I would say maybe 5 hours with light eating and drinking. Overall, I like the lipstick since it does not bleed, is comfortable on the lips, has no smell and has a decent lasting power.
As promised at the beginning of this post, I will review the mascara once I try it out 🙂 I like the products I tried out and in case your wondering if they are sold in the US…yup they are! Check out their website http://www.logocos.us/sante/index.aspx to see what else they have to offer.
Hope you guys are having a great day and until next time…ciao!!
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