Congratulations Brigette, Sonia, and Kym. the hairspray! haha!
It’s a little bit fun to find Aussie peeps creating new products and turning dreams into reality. It’s even more fun to find that they’re creating products that are eco-friendly and socially conscious. The funnest bit of all is when they are low in toxins, chemical-free, and without animal products, or being tested on them.
Adriana Woolf always loved makeup. After being diagnosed with Secondary Reynaud’s, and a connective tissue disorder, she was advised by her doctors to avoid contact with toxins and chemical (found in many makeup and skincare products) to avoid penetration of her skin and potential harm to her organs.
When she couldn’t find anything that quite fit her needs, she combined her passion for beauty with her entrepreneurial spirit and made her own line of makeup at Bare Blossom.
Alongside her husband (who has an Honours degree in Biological Science), Adriana works at bringing safe, cruelty-free mineral makeup and makeup products to the masses. All while they both work as lawyers (Adriana also has a degree in Psychology) at their Brisbane law firm! Inspiring stuff.
Adriana is an advocate for animal rights, and Bare Blossom is registered with PETA and the UK Vegan Society, which is super-rad. Bare Blossom products also do not contain things like parabens, propylene glycol, phalates, sodium laurel sulphate, and sodium laureth sulphate (among others). It is safe for use during pregnancy, is gluten-free, and is formulated for use with most skin types.
Bare Blossom has a full range of products including foundation, eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, nail polish, and mascara; as well as brushes, sharpeners, blotting paper, and skincare products.
I am just blown away that Adriana has managed to create makeup that is beautiful, trendy, and of such high quality, all while keeping it low-tox, chemical-free, and animal-friendly. It can happen, people! And the best part is that it is totally affordable (for example, eye shadows are around $20). I was sent a foundation and cute little vegan kabuki brush, and while I was initially skeptical of mineral foundation’s ability to cover my uneven skin tone (and being sent quite a light foundation colour), I was pleasantly surprised with the level of coverage. It does feel slightly drying on first application, but my skin’s natural oils soon work their magic to create a really lovely overall colour and breathable coverage. It lasts quite well during the day, and while I haven’t tried it with the accompanying blush or eyeshadow, I can see that they would blend really well with it. There’s also a mineral cream foundation for those of us who are a bit wary of powder foundations, which I’d like to try.
Adriana has very kindly offered readers the chance to win one of three Mineral Foundation Powders, worth $45 each. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog telling us your funniest makeup memory. Were you a fan of blue eyeshadow in the ’80s? Did you commit the crime of darker lip liner and light lipstick (tell me you didn’t!). I have plenty of makeup fails in my repertoire, which I now look back on quite fondly.
Three winners will be chosen next Monday, December 16 at noon Queensland time. I will notify them by email, and also name them on this blog post. Winners can choose the shade that will work best for them, and they will be posted by Bare Blossom.
Thanks so much everyone, and good luck!