If you read my blog, you already know I love iHerb. They have so many amazing natural and cruelty-free brands at much lower prices than the drugstore, and they ship to over 160 countries and provide customer service in 10 languages. This is why I always recommend iHerb to international readers looking for cruelty-free options, which I know can be hard to find globally.
Thank you to iHerb for sponsoring this post which features Azelique’s new makeup line, which is exclusively sold at iHerb.
Certified vegan and gluten-free, Azelique Cosmetics are made with natural ingredients that nourish the skin for a vibrant, healthy look. All of their products are 100% cruelty-free and manufactured in the USA, and their makeup is made with organic botanical ingredients that contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Azelique also offers a range of natural skincare products.
I tried out the entire new makeup line, which includes the Smoothing Face Primer, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, Pressed Powder Satin Foundation, Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Lipstick and Lip Gloss.
The Smoothing Face Primer ($11.95) has a nice texture which feels similar to primers I’ve tried from high end department stores. The finish is slightly tacky, which I personally enjoy as it helps to keep makeup in place as a good primer should. It is also infused with aloe vera and coconut oil, making it a great option for sensitive skin. Despite the oil, I actually found it to be quite mattifying and it helped prevent my face from getting shiny throughout the day.
The Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer ($13.95) has broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection with SPF 20, perfect for daily use. I used the shade “Fair”, which was a tad dark for my pale skin but sheer enough to blend in seamlessly. That being said, I hope Azelique adds a few additional darker and lighter shades to the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer and Pressed Powder Satin Foundation ranges.
The illuminating shimmer in the tinted moisturizer is very subtle and doesn’t emphasize any fine lines or wrinkles. Because the texture is on the dryer side for a tinted moisturizer, I would definitely recommend this especially for normal to oily skin types.
Azelique’s Lipstick ($12.95) comes in four shades: “Go Pink”, “Ready Red”, “Gone Mauve” and “Stay Nude”. Again, all of the shades are vegan and gluten-free! The formula is super creamy and moisturizing, and has just the right amount of shine. I personally like how it looks when blotted for a long-lasting stain. My favorite of the bunch is “Ready Red”, but all four shades are beautiful and very wearable. I especially love that it is scented with real vanilla rather than artificial fragrances.
Their Lip Gloss ($8.95) is lovely and hydrating, and smells fruity and amaaazing. It also comes in four sheer shades: “Dusty Rose”, “Berry Kiss”, “Soft Violet” and “Coral Crush”. It’s gorgeous on its own or layered over any of their lipsticks for an extra glossy shine.
First of all, it’s really nice to find products that are clearly labeled vegan and gluten-free, especially with the certification logos on the side of the box! The product packaging is a gorgeous matte black velvety plastic with gold lettering, which makes it look very high end. And I LOVE that all of the liquid products come with a nice pump for easy application.
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I can’t emphasize enough how great it is to be able to find so many affordable cruelty-free products in one easy-to-shop place. Browsing iHerb is such a great alternative to shopping at the drugstore where it can be hard to find natural beauty products, especially if you’re conscious of which products have been tested on animals.
In terms of selection, iHerb has everything from vitamins and supplements to house cleaners and even natural food products! iHerb ships products worldwide and their shipping is always insanely fast in my experience. They carry over 35,000 products so you’re bound to find everything you need.
Another feature I love on iHerb is the honest customer reviews, which really help with making decisions when shopping online.
Azelique Cosmetics are currently on sale on iHerb until 02/14 at 10 AM, PT.
New customers can use Promo Code, WELCOME5, to get an additional $5 off their new order of $40 or more.
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