Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Review and Giveaway

I recently became acquainted with Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques, and I had the opportunity to try several of their products.

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques' mission is to provide women with truly natural and healthy beauty products and to empower women to embrace and celebrate their unique beauty. They have developed a healthy, natural and organic makeup line to not only enhance women's natural beauty, but nourish their skin at the same time. The older I get, the more I'm finding that I look for products with as many natural ingredients as possible. This line definitely meets that requirement.

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques graciously sent me a combination of full and sample sized products to try. Most of the pictures in this review are of full size products, if pictures were available. I love trying new lines, but color cosmetics in particular are so much fun! 


I was sent a sample size of the Organic Facial Serum. The serum contains cold-pressed Certified Organic Plant oils, which is a process that preserves the potentcy of the ingredients. This skin-tightening serum combines Organic Jojoba, Evening Primrose, Rosehip and Pomegranate oils, all known for their absorbent, emollient-rich, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, Pumpkin Seed and Sea Buckthorn oils are added with their high Vitamins C, E and A content. Minerals and Essential Fatty Acids are added to deeply nourish and restore elasticity. The sample was pretty small, but only a small amount is needed. I found that the serum absorbed quickly, and didn't leave my face feeling oily or sticky. It actually left me with a healthy glow, and my face soft and moisturized. This is definitely an amazing product. I will purchase the full size product, and I'll be anxious to see the long term benefits of this serum. I'm impressed with this one!


Like many women, I'm forever looking for the perfect eye cream. My first lines showed up under them, and I've been on the search ever since. I have found several that I really really like, but of course, I asked Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques if I could try their Eye Firming Cream. I like that it's in a stick form, because I can throw it in my bag. Since there are no pores in that area, and because the skin is thinner, we need to use something other than our regular facial moisturizer on our eyes. Their Eye Firming Cream is an age-defying cream for healthy, beautiful looking skin. It is packed with great ingredients like Comfrey, Lecithin, Pumpkin oil, Eyebright, Carrot Seed oil, Burdock, Frankincense, Plantain and Argan oil. Don't let the stick form fool you into thinking that the Eye Firming Cream might be waxy or leave the eye area oily. It absorbs easily, but leaves the eye area soft and bright.



I had heard really great things about Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques' Cream Foundation, and I was anxious to try it on my fair, sensitive skin. I was a little nervous picking a color based on a swatch on the computer screen, but I chose Cool No. 10, and I have to say it's a perfect match. The Cream Foundation is lightweight, all-natural, it glides easily onto the skin, and it has incredible coverage and staying power. It has an SPF of 28, which I love, because I burn in about 3 minutes. The Sun protection comes from Zinc Oxide, and the foundation also contains Certified Organic Argan Oil and Extracts of Green Tea, Passionflower, and Raspberry. I have not found that it dries my skin out at all, but I also don't need a powder to keep from getting shiny. The Cream Foundation also feels like you're wearing nothing at all, but it looks flawless.

I really like wearing cream eyeshadows, but it seems like they get dry and crack easily in the compact, or that they crease easily. Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques sent me one full size cream shadow, and a sample of another color. Cream shadows are pretty quick and easy to apply, and these were terrific. They also smell like vanilla, which was enough to make me want them in every color! They can be worn alone, or under other shadows as a base. These shadows are good for your skin, too! They contain Shea Butter, Rosehip, Vitamin E Oil and Jojoba Oil. The two colors that I requested were Dulce de Leche and Cocoa Latte. They look amazing together, and applied really quickly. I will absolutely be purchasing the Cocoa Latte when my sample is gone (and maybe a few other colors, too).



I was also sent a Pressed Eyeshadow Compact duo of Chestnut and Vanilla Creme. The Dulce de Leche cream shadow makes a terrific base for these shadows! Lauren Brooke's powder shadows are richly pigmented, go on smoothly, blend easily and and are very long wearing. The powder shadows contain great stuff for your skin, including Zinc, Broccoli Seed, Orange Peel Wax, Lechithin, Jojoba and Allantoin. I love it that Lauren Brooke's color cosmetics are packed with great ingredients that many companies save for their skincare.


I was also sent a sample of the Lauren Brooke Lash Conditioner, which is made with a blend of Vitamins, Herbs and Extracts to feed and protect your lashes. Again, I was impressed when I read about the great ingredients in the product. The Lash Conditioner contains a Vitamin B Complex, Chia Seed, Horsetail and Burdock. Since I was sent a sample, it felt a little odd to apply this product with a cotton swab, but I could feel the hydration right away. This is a product that I will be purchasing, as I'm anxious to see the long term effects!


If I'm looking for the best eye cream on the market, I should probably add mascara to the same list. My lashes are pretty long, but they're blonde, and I wear glasses, so I want them to stand out. Then, I worry about it running or it smudging under my eyes after a long day. I also like separation. I'm pretty picky! I tried a sample of the Lauren Brooke Lash Strengthening Mascara in Espresso. This is a new formula that strengthens, lengthens and protects lashes with a blend of vitamins, herbs and extracts like Organic Horsetail, Organic Nettle, Burdock, Aloe and a Vitamin B Complex. I found that this mascara separates well, and because I ordered it in Espresso, it was very natural looking, while it nicely darkened my lashes. I would say this is a wonderful everyday mascara.


So, you may already know that I'm not just a cosmetics addict, I'm also lip balm obsessed, and I've made my husband an addict as well. I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to lip balms, and when we moved, we found them in every room of the house. Still, I probably buy one every time I order from Sephora, I have a monthly subscription of lip balms, and probably fifty that are in regular use. I'm so weird. So, obviously, I requested a Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques' Vanilla Mint Lip Moisturizer. It goes on smoothly, it isn't clumpy at all, and it definitely works! It contains Beeswax, Coconut (my favorite ingredient out there right now), Pomegranate, Vitamin E Oil, and Stevia Leaf. It's definitely a lip balm that I reach for often.


I was sent two samples of ColourFusion Lip Glaze, one in Guava, and the other in Pomegranate. The Lip Glaze is infused with quadruple the color for a bold and beautiful lip shade. I really like both colors, and I've applied them both with my finger, and with a lip brush. If you use your finger, the Lip Glazes are more sheer, but you get more color using a brush. It's always nice to have options! I found the colors to be extremely flattering-the Pomegranate is a bit darker, but still perfect for any occasion. They also last a long time, so I wasn't worried about reapplying. These will also be on my purchase list!

Now...a Giveaway!!! Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques sent a finishing powder and a Golden Bronzer for me to give to one of my readers!!


The translucent Finishing Powder is formulated to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce shine, and maintain a fresh, healthy look all day. It contains Arrowroot Powder and Natural Clay.

The Golden Bronzer is a universally flattering color that will add depth, subtle contouring and color to the face, to compliment facial features and give a more radiant glow.


***Disclaimer-I was sent products from Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. This post does contain affiliate links.***
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62 comments:

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    1. Sara-I know! I love everything I tried. Especially the lip glazes!

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    1. Jessica-a lippy does make me feel pulled together!

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    1. Kathleen-isn't it awesome! I will definitely be a repeat customer!

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    1. Barbara-do you have a favorite product?

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  5. I always have lip gloss and oil blot tissues!!

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    1. Roxanne-I'm with you on the lip gloss!

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  6. Foundation compact and lipstick or gloss.
    I have yet to try this brand.

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    1. Diana-you will LOVE this brand!! They have great glossed, but I really like their lip glazes!

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  7. Funny...Burt's Bees lip balm and bronzer

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    1. I like Burts Bees products, too. Do you wear bronzer year round?

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  8. lipstick and compact! - Cheryl Debelis

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    1. Cheryl-lots of people say a lipstick. Do you use a pressed powder, or a compact foundation?

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  9. I always have lipstick and lip balm

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    1. Amanda-I'm a lip balm addict! I couldn't even count how many I have!

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  10. Their products sound wonderful & I love the ingredients

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    1. Marcey-I'm so glad to have found them. They are loaded with great ingredients, and it's really a high end line. I recommend them highly.

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  11. MAC pressed face powder and smashbox lip gloss

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    1. Jessie-I've used Studio Fix for years!! Any color gloss in particular?

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  12. I've never heard if this brand. But I will check them out now!

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    1. Jessica-yes! The products are great, and their customer service is terrific!

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    1. Jamie-I think those are pretty standard. Do you change up your lip gloss, or do you have a go-to color?

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  14. I always carry mascara and Loose Powder on me. Great giveaway! :)

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    1. Desiree-thank you! This loose powder is a great size to take along, add a kabuki brush, and you're all set!

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  15. I keep mascara and perfume in my bag at all times!

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  16. I always have lipstick and fresh eyeliner!

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    1. Luckydesignlady-how often do you reapply your liner?

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    1. Christina-this loose powder would actually be a good one to keep in your bag. Just add a kabuki brush!

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  18. Lipgloss and eyeliner. I cannot be without eyeliner!

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    1. Bella-how often do you reapply your eyeliner?

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    1. Kim-do you reapply mascara throughout the day? Do you have a favorite brand?

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  20. Love to try new products that have natural ingredients!

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    1. Phoebe-the products are amazing! Great ingredients make them even better!

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  22. I so want to try some of these now after reading this!

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    1. Casey-they sell trial sizes, too! A great way to try a few things at a really reasonable price!

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  23. My Givenchy rouge lippie and my baby lips lip balm!!!

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    1. Amber-I like the baby lips lip balm-the one without color in the light blue packaging. Even my 5 year old likes it!

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  24. lipstick (or gloss) and face powder

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    1. Lorraine-do you use powder year round? I'm pretty dry, so I might need it on my nose for like one month in the summer!

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  25. I always have lip gloss, powder and mascara in my purse. And perfume too.

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    1. Robin-that's a great list. Do you have favorites?

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  26. Lip balm, lip gloss, and roller-ball fragrances!

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  27. Piqueinthebox-do you have a favorite fragrance?

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  28. I have at least 20 lip products in my purse at any given time.

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  29. I always have to have at least a couple lipstick options in my purse at all times!

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  30. My lip gloss and my le métier de Beaute powder compact

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  31. I ALWAYS have to have some kind of lip balm and tweezers (you never know when you'll see/find a stray hair that needs to be plucked!)!!!!! LOL

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  32. I alway have lip gloss and tweezers.

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  33. I also have lip gloss and a travel perfume

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