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MAKEUP LOOK | Green Beauty with Zorah Biocosmetiques

Last Fall, I reviewed eco-certified skincare from Montreal-based company Zorah Biocosmetiques (here) and was thrilled with the story, ingredients and efficacy of the products. The Ecocert stamp of approval is an extra that I know not all companies do because of the extra cost, but when I see it, I feel completely assured that the products I am using are not just safe, but actually GOOD for my skin.

In addition to some awesome skincare (more reviews to come!), they also have some great eco-friendly makeup!  

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

The colours I was sent didn't quite suit me so I think my actual makeup look was not quite what I was hoping for, but I did discover some favourites!

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Let's start with favourite #1! This is the eco-certified 7 in 1 BBB Cream in the shade Golden* ($34.99 CDN) which can be used alone for a natural look or as a primer for foundation. The "7" refers to the fact that this BB cream hydrates, mattifies, illuminates, unifies, corrects, smooths and protects. I didn't find this BB cream all that hydrating, but everything else is a "checkmark"! If you just need some light coverage or to eliminate areas of redness or uneven skintone, this is perfect. It also has a matte finish and texture unlike Asian BB creams which are dewy. It also smells like an aromatherapeutic herbal bouquet! 

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Ingredients: Aqua, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Simmondiasis Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon 10/10, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Quercus Suber Bark Extract, Aluminum Hydroxyde, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Alumina, Lavandula hybrida oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide

The Corrective Concealer* ($24.99 CDN) is another eco-certified product and is a light to medium coverage concealer. This is no Kat Von D coverage, but eliminates redness and dark circles with a lightweight finish. I don't wear concealer much so when I do, I like it to feel like nothing. In terms of coverage, this is great for those who wear concealer more casually, but if you are looking to cover up some serious blemishes, this will have to be a pass.

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Ingredients: Isoamyl Laurate, Isoamyl Cocoate, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Achillea, Millefolium Flower Extract*, Silica, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate /Polyhydroxystearate / Sebacate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Hydroxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Cera Alba*, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate.

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

My mother-in-law was actually the one who gifted me my very first Zorah lip gloss! The eco-certified Lip Gloss in Eva* ($16.99 CDN) is an iridescent, almost metallic red that works as a great lipstick topper or as a hint of colour on bare lips. The doe foot applicator is not the greatest though and felt quite hard on the lips. 

The Lipstick in Japan* ($21.99 CDN) looked awesomely purple in the tube, but upon application, it was quite sheer and a bit uneven in application. I am hoping that the other colours fare better because this one was a bit of a letdown.      

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Ingredients (Lipgloss): Heliantus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Butyrosperum Parkii*, Cera Alba*, Fragrance, Silica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.

Ingredients (Lipstick): Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil)*, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit, (Shea) Butter, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). [+/- (may contain) Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides].

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

These Cream Eyeshadows ($19.99 CDN) made me so sad because when I saw the brightness of the colours, I prepared myself for something amazingly pigmented and long-wearing, but was disappointed to see how patchy the colour applied. When I went back in with the applicator to touch up, bits of eyeshadow would come off. As the hours went by, small flecks of shadow would flake off onto my keyboard as I blogged. I loved the blue shade, Honolulu*, but it just didn't wear in a way that I would expect a cream eyeshadow to wear. The shade Champagne* fared better as I used it just on the inner corners of my eyes.

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Ingredients: Aqua, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (GSC), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Cetyl alcohol, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Alumina, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Dehydroacetic acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxides Greens, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines.


Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

This Mascara* ($24.99 CDN) is hands-down one of my favourite mascaras now! It has a formula that leans more to the wet side, but not so much that it weighs down my feathery light lashes. It also makes my lashes look incredibly glossy and black as night! The conical wand is the perfect size for a smaller eye like mine as it gives me control for getting into those hard to reach corner crevices.

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

I like my liquid eyeliners black as night and unfortunately this Liquid Liner* ($21.99 CD) fell short in that area. This almost look navy blue in swatches and had a formula that I found too dry. The precision tip was not bad and the wear time was a full 8 hour work day, but I think I will be sticking to my non-green beauty liquid liner for now.

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Ingredients: Aqua, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (GSC), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hectorite, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Iron Oxides – Mica – Ultramarines – Bismuth Oxychloride.

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Zorah Biocosmetiques Makeup Review

Final verdict: A couple of products were a bit of a miss, but what I will recommend are the BBB Cream, Mascara and lippies. Maybe my cream eyeshadows were drying out, though I only got them in the Fall, but products in the natural world definitely don't have the same shelf life as their non green beauty counterparts.

What are you green beauty makeup recommendations? I'm always looking for gems!

Zorah Biocosmetiques can be found online and at these retailers.

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