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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saffron ROuge Review ♥ #Mineral

Saffron Rouge
I was very lucky to be able to work with Saffron Rouge.
 Saffron Rouge:

Saffron Rouge is the first beauty retailer in the world to focus exclusively on organics.
Offering over 1,000 of the world’s finest organic beauty & aromatherapy products, Saffron Rouge is North America's #1 online destination for organic skin care, cosmetics and aromatherapy.
Founded in 2002, Saffron Rouge is comprised of a group of beauty experts that are passionate about organics. We take great pride in only selling the best and purest beauty products. Our goal is to operate a website where consumers can shop carefree because they know that everything we carry is truly organic.

The Inika Pure Primer.
INIKA Pure Primer
The website states that "INIKA Pure Primer consists of certified organic Aloe Vera Leaf juice, Jojoba and Lemon Myrtle to help offer the skin protection and hydration prior to makeup application.
It creates an even canvas for foundation application and improves the staying power of your makeup.
Containing certified organic essential oils – Lavender, Lemon Myrtle and Jojoba for nourished and hydrated skin, the primer calms and soothes the skin and offers protection and hydration.
Perfect for dry/normal skin, INIKA Pure Primer can be worn alone or under other foundations."

This primer is amazing. You can feel the hydration/moisture of this when you put it on your skin. I have really weird skin. some spot are oily, where other parts are dry. This primer not only helped hydrate the dry parts (where mineral make-up usually flakes off) but it also kept the make up on ALL DAY.
This created an even canvas for me to work on. It go on smooth like a lotion or regular moisturizer. The makeup seemed to glide on instead of ball up and end up coming off after awhile. This is a certified organic primer, which makes it 10x better than regular. All the natural products do WONDERS for your face!! Loved it♥
The Inika Natural Perfection Concealer
INIKA Natural Perfection Concealer
INIKA Natural Perfection Concealer is perfect for camouflaging imperfections in the skin. The light whipped mousse texture blends easily creating a flawless base. It hides blemishes, dark circles and pigmentation and helps to even out skin tone. Light reflecting properties reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This concealer comes in 2 different colors, which are light and medium,

I received the medium concealer sample. I liked it, although it didn’t cover ALL of the blemishes I was hoping to cover. It was a little more liquidy that I expected, but it DID cover up the different parts of skin on my face (color spots). It didn’t cover up acne though. I had a zit I was hoping to cover up, and it didn’t do the trick. I could still see the redness of it, which I was trying to cover.
After I put the liquid and mineral foundations on, it WAS gone. It may have been just because I have really deep pores. I always have. So I read the website on application and it said you could apply this AFTER foundation, so I did. I tried to cover up that same zit, and guess what- IT WASN’T noticeable at all.
So, if you are trying to cover up color spots, use the concealer BEFORE, if you are trying to cover up acne, you can use it AFTER to do the trick. . It went on smooth, nice, and very silky. You can either use your fingertip or brush (I recommend the brush) to apply this. You can apply this before or after your foundation (or alone).
This was VERY good at covering dark circles under the eyes. It seems I always have them now. To be able to get any work done, I have to stay awake after the kids go to sleep because through the day they are like very hyper tornado’s tearing through the house, and I don’t get any time alone. There is a downside to staying up late- Dark circles that make the overall appearance of your face look grey and diminishing. This worked greatly to cover up the fact that I am a night owl and barely get any sleep. =)
The Inika Mineral Foundation
INIKA Liquid Mineral Foundation
From the Website “INIKA Liquid Mineral Foundation is packed full of organic antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Formulated with certified organic ingredients that provide intense hydration while smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it blurs the line between moisturizer and foundation.
Aloe vera leaf juice and jojoba are combined with shea butter, calendula, argan and chamomile oils to soothe, hydrate and moisturize the skin, especially after sun exposure. Tamanu oil is added as a powerful anti-microbial agent and is known to help aid with the appearance of scarring, pigmentation and sunburn. Macadamia nut oil nourishes the skin. Renowned antioxidant green tea extract is known to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles.”
This liquid mineral foundation comes in 4 colors (Beige, Cream, Honey, and Tan). I received a sample of HONEY, and was absolutely thrilled with it. It felt like a second skin. I didn’t have problems with it being darker or lighter in certain spots. It held on and stayed longer than any other liquid foundation I’ve ever used (including non-mineral).
Most liquid foundations (and non-liquids) made me look like I had layers and layers of makeup on even though I didn’t. I hated that. I would have to put lotion on over top of it and gently pat with a towel or washcloth until it evened itself out.
My skin felt fresh and supple. I didn’t even feel like I even had makeup on. Which is a total PLUS. I hated high school where so many girls looked like they had rolled in doritos. There makeup was VERY visable and not their skin color. With this foundation, you don’t have to worry about that. It blends in very well to the skin and covers up old acne scars. I don’t have many and they aren’t deep, but I hated putting concealer on them and then putting makeup on.
What an awesome foundation. I absolutely love it, and WILL be adding it to my daily makeup from now on. Beautiful skin, beautiful face all because of a simple foundation!!
The Inika Mineral Powder Foundation
INIKA Mineral Foundation
INIKA Mineral Foundations are a concealer, foundation and powder in one with the added benefit of SPF15 protection. You can achieve an absolutely flawless finish without clogging pores or irritating skin. The foundations are not diluted with cheap fillers and harsh chemicals, making the pigments very dense and pure.
The purity of INIKA Mineral Foundations also makes them a fantastic choice for people with skin conditions such as acne, scarring, rosacea or pigmentation. The pure pigments provide a simple and effective way of covering these conditions.
Minerals are inert, stunting the growth of bacteria. Titanium and zinc oxides contained in INIKA Mineral Foundations have soothing and calming properties for the skin. Mica reflects light from the face, creating a soft, smooth and more radiant skin. Mica contains hypo-allergenic properties that help cover up the appearance of redness.
Only a very small amount of product is required to achieve natural and beautiful coverage. Your foundation will last longer than ever before. The foundations are gentle enough to use after cosmetic and facial procedures. They are water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your foundation moving if you perspire. All this achieved with such a light finish that you won’t even feel like you are wearing makeup!
INIKA Mineral Foundations are 100% certified vegan and certified cruelty free and suitable for all skin types.
Available in 8 different colors, so you can find the perfect match for your skin tone. I received PATIENCE, which is a medium type foundation. This is a miracle product. It goes on smoothly, which is a plus. Usually I have a problem with mineral foundations rubbing off in my dry areas and having to reapply later in the day on my oily parts (combo skin).
This product never ONCE failed me. I used nothing but this.!! I have to say- I was amazed once again!! It didn’t fade away after an hour like most minerals. You couldn’t tell I even had makeup on, which was AWESOME. Who doesn’t want perfectly flawless skin that actually looks REAL?
I didn’t want it to look like I had makeup caked on my face or have a discoloration, and I didn’t. It is VERY close to my skin color, although it is a litter darker (but what I wanted). Even though it IS slightly darker than my natural skin, you can’t even tell. I just didn’t want to get something that was going to make me look pale and sick all the time (so I tend to always go slightly darker) as I can always add a little moisturizer to it if it is TOO dark. But I never had that problem with INIKA. All the products  I received I was VERY impressed with and WILL feel slightly less of a person if I don’t get them in the future.
I mean, HEY, who can go from the best of the best to NOT the best? LOL

The Inika Mineral Bronzer
INIKA Mineral Bronzer
Use INIKA Mineral Bronzer bronzer to create a sun-kissed glow. The bronzers are inspired by the feeling you have when your skin is kissed with a natural glow from the hot summer, sand, longer days and wearing your favorite summer dress and heels. This product exudes the freshness and playfulness that comes from this bright, warm, happy season. With INIKA Mineral Bronzer, you will look like a sun goddess without the tan lines!
This Mineral Bronzer is available in 4 colors.

I received the Sunloving Mineral Bronzer, and fell in love (& lust). I used this all over my body to create a bronzed look. I have tanned skin, but my legs usually go un-tanned. I gave up the tanning bed long ago.. This gives me the glow I need without having to subject myself to harmful UV rays.
Start with a tiny amount and work up the layers from there. It is easier to add than to try and buff out if you have used more than what you should. I put some in a small bowl and mixed it with lotion, and used it as an all over body tint. Works very well. Just what I needed.♥ It isn’t too orangey or look fake tanned.
On your face you just buff on with the fantastic vegan kabuki brush to see the tan building evenly on your skin. You can choose to apply it to your cheekbones, nose, and chin- or add it all over your face. Goes on very smooth and gives such a natural beautiful color.
(TIP) You may want to use a separate brush for your bronzer and actual mineral foundation. I messed up and used the same brush at first and it didn’t work out too well for me. I wanted to add my mineral foundation and THEN add the bronzer, but the Kabuki brushes are SO awesome that they hold the foundation/bronzer deep in the brush.. so make sure to rinse and dry the brush or get another brush all together.
Suki Eye Shadow and Concealer Brush
Suki SUKI Eye Shadow & Concealer Brush
This large application brush uses high quality, cruelty-free fibers allowing for easy application of eye shadow and concealer.
Are you tired of dealing with a concealer that leaves your face uneven and your hands all yuck? No more. This brush is the answer for you. You have ultimate control over WHERE your concealer/shadow goes without making a mess of yourself.
It is VERY worth it to get high quality brushes. Rubbing make-up on with fingers or the applicators that come with it is just NOT the same. Putting makeup on with the applicators will usually leave your shadow/concealer at risk for coming off very soon or crumbling.
Using this brush was AMAZING. I used this as both shadow and concealer brush as well as to put on the liquid mineral foundation. I LOVED how this brush felt against my skin. It feel practically like silk. It ISN’T made of animal hair though. It is all natural organic brush that makes you FEEL classy all through the day.
I tried both. Using the brush and NOT using it. I could tell a HUGE difference. My fingers were sticky when I didn’t use the brush, my makeup looked clustered in spots, and just overall looked amateur. Using the brush made me feel like my makeup was airbrushed on.
I felt my face OVER and OVER and just couldn’t grasp the fact that I actually had makeup on. It was AWESOME. I loved everything about it. The fact that it’s natural and that it gives me smooth, beautiful, and pulled together makeup. =)

Inika Kabuki Brush

Inika Kabuki Brush is made from 100% synthetic materials and wood from sustainable forestry. Specifically designed to use with vegan minerals, this brush creates an air brushed finish.
To protect brush, cleanse regularly using a chemical-free shampoo. Lather and rinse until the water runs clear and stand the brush to dry naturally overnight.

I have had this brush for about a month now, and I love it. Usually short brushes like this tend to lose their hair and don’t work very well after awhile. The bristles are ALL still intact and it hasn’t even shed one bristle. It is very soft to the face and soaks up the mineral powder/bronzer very well. I didn’t have to keep swirling it around inside the containers to collect more powder/bronzer.
You just circulate it over your face and the powder makes it way back to the tip of the brush to give me an overall healthy looking face. It is thick but not scratchy like many other brushes that I have used. It gives flawless beautiful skin, without all the clumping in spots while missing others.
I was VERY impressed. You tap the foundation or bronzer into the lid of the container and swirl it around. This heats up the minerals and gives you a better application for a longer wear.
As with any brushes, you need to keep them clean for a better use. If you don’t bacteria could grow inside your brushes and eventually break your skin out. This brush is VERY easy to clean. I get a small bowl and fill it up with warm/hot water, (I then use natural shampoo or body wash) to clean it, and then rinse with cool water. Then lay it on a towel for an hour or so and then put it back where it goes. (Or you could wrap it in a baby washcloth or dishcloth and put it up, but you do want to give it some air)..
Keeping your brushes clean not only help your skin (keeps your skin cleaner, clearer, and free from break –outs) but it will help your brush last way LONGER. I definitely recommend dipping into those pockets and going for something that costs a little extra because you GET a LOT extra.
EVERY single product that I received from Saffron Rouge was high quality products that last longer than so many others that are the same price or even higher. I loved them. Loved the companies customer service. They were very nice, quick to respond, and very helpful. Shipping was very fast and VERY cute. It came wrapped in a silk red ribbon for elegance. Who DOESN’T want to open something THAT elegant and beautiful? This company definitely goes the extra mile to make the customer happy- VERY happy =)
More about the company:
In order for a product to be sold at Saffron Rouge, it must meet the following criteria:
  1. It must have at least one of the organic body care certifications, or provide sufficient evidence to Saffron Rouge that they are using certified organic content as much as possible.
  2. Saffron Rouge considers products that contain even one Black List™ ingredient not acceptable for sale.
This way we can guarantee that all the products available at Saffron Rouge are free of toxic synthetic ingredients, synthetic colors, fragrances and preservatives, and are never tested on animals
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Discloure: This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine, and not influenced in any way. I did receive products in exchange for an honest review.

Jessica Renee

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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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