Au Naturale has been getting rave reviews in the cruelty-free community, and I was excited to be able to try their products for myself for this review!
They recently came out with 2 new shades for their Anywhere Cream Multistick: Awaken, a neutral peachy pink, and Destiny, a warm peach. I tried both Awaken and Destiny as well a few more shades, and I’d love to give you my thoughts!
What is it?
The Anywhere Cream Multistick ($35) by Au Naturale is a cream blush that can be applied to cheeks, lips, or eyes. Think of it as a cruelty-free, clean alternative to the NARS Multiple. The texture is creamy and blends easily, and most of the shades have a luminous sheen that gives a natural glow to the skin.
How I Use It
I swipe the stick on my finger and dab it on my cheeks, using my fingers to blend. I’ve been reaching for this product a lot (especially the shade Destiny) because of how glowy and natural it looks.
Since I’m used to powder blushes, I have to remember not to powder my face over my foundation or I won’t be able to use it that day. Argh!
You can also swipe it directly onto your cheeks, but I choose not to in order to keep the foundation from getting onto the stick.
Who is it for?
This product is ideal if you’re looking for a blush that blends into your skin for a natural finish, and lasts all day.
I would particularly recommend the dewy shades (over the matte ones) as they give a beautiful glow. There’s no visible shimmer in these multisticks and the finish once applied to the cheeks is natural and luminous.
This product is also vegan, as with all products from Au Naturale.
What’s in it?
The Multistick is formulated without animal bi-products, synthetic preservatives, nano particles, gluten, parabens, fillers or harsh chemicals. It also contains organic ingredients, and has a minimal ingredient list.
The packaging is sturdy and feels high-quality, which I believe to be important considering the higher price range. The cream product is in a twist-up tube, and I haven’t had problems with the product getting stuck. It holds 9g of product.
The Shade Selection
There’s a total of 7 shades (the ones I received are swatched above). Blossom and Sweetheart are more matte, and also more mauve. I recommend Destiny if you have warm undertones (it’s my personal favorite) and Awaken if you have cooler undertones, though I believe most of these shades will work with any skintones. Grapefruit is a very pretty neutral pink that suits paler skin beautifully.
Keep in mind that the swatches above were photographed in the sunlight. They’re quite pigmented when swatched, but you can work with a smaller amount and blend it out for a muted color.
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If you’re new to them, I highly recommend their Multisticks. If you’re tried their products before, please comment below and let me know which ones are your faves!
Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.