Indie makeup from Indie Beauty Shop : Paz and Lourdes eye- and lipglosses review

 

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Indie beauty Shop, a newly opened Canadian green beauty store, specializing in – easy guess – indie beauty and wellness products. “Less is more” is the message advocated by Indie Beauty Shop; they are curating clean, simple, yet effective products. I had the pleasure to test out one mascara and two lipglosses* from this brand called Paz and Lourdes, which didn’t ring a bell with me.

Left: no mascara on // Right : two coats applied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paz & Lourdes eyelash gloss in Black
I had never heard of the term “eyelash gloss” as a synonym for mascara, but after testing out the product, I actually agree with this appellation.
Now if you’re longing for dramatic lashes, this won’t do it at all. It’s a wet mascara, which won’t provide you much volume, but instead defines and lifts the lashes nicely with a shiny finish. The results looks very natural. It’s quite long-wearing and it doesn’t clump. It’s not waterproof – but I have yet to find a green waterproof mascara – however on the plus side, it is easily removed during cleansing. I’m actualy quite happy with it, I ran out of my beloved W3ll People Expressionist mascara, and for now I really enjoy a light eye makeup look. If you’re searching for something providing defined and natural-looking lashes, this does the job.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitol, Pullulan, Trehalose,  Acacia Senegal Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propanediol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Oleic Polyglycerides, Linoleic Polyglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Iron Oxide

Top pictures: (right) shade 1923 – one coat// (left) shade 1927 – one coat. Bottom pictures: (from left to right) natural light vs artificial light.

The lipglosses turned out to be the highlight for me, especially the pink one (you’re probably not surprised lol). I must say that they are a bit different from any lipglosses I’ve tried so far. They are gluten-free and upon application, they form a delicate protective film/coat on your lips, without feeling sticky or thick. The lipglosses have a cream finish and a nourishing formula, infused with organic shea butter. Therefore they feel very soft on the lips. Both lipglosses also perform as natural tinted lip enhancers, lips look fuller.

Paz & Lourdes Lipgloss – 1923 
1923 is an a vibrant pink/fuchsia in appearance, whose color softens upon application.
One coat manages to give the appearance of fuller lips, which I certainly don’t mind. The color stays put, and is very natural-looking. Your lips, but better and rosier.
It’s perky, feminine, brightening, with a satin finish. No shimmer. I am partial to pink, so I tend to reach out more for this shade “1923”, but “1927” is really enjoyable as well.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Polyglycerides Sunflower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract, Vanilla Plantifora Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Simmondsia Chinensis  Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil, GMO Free Tocopherol, May Contain (+/-) CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 15850, CI 42090, CI 19140, CI 77019, CI 77891

Paz & Lourdes Lipgloss 1927
1927, is a nude lipgloss. One coat tends to sink into the lips, giving the illusion of fuller natural lips as well. After several coats, the subtle but oh so pretty color starts to show, and ends up looking like a gloss version of Ilia’s Nobody’s baby. The coverage is semi-sheer, and it tends to settle into lip lines. This is why I do recommend exfoliating your lips before
using this particular light shade.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Polyglycerides Sunflower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract, Vanilla Plantifora Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Simmondsia Chinensis  Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil, GMO Free Tocopherol, May Contain (+/-) CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 15850, CI 42090, CI 19140, CI 77019, CI 77891

Overall, I absolutely enjoyed discovering more about the indie brand Paz & Lourdes. The products are affordable, and for $13.95, the lipglosses are absolutely worth giving a go!
You can have a look at this brand, and check out the entire selection of Canadian-made products on Indie Beauty shop.  Also, international shipping was really fast ( I received the goodies in just a few days). Whether you want to support local Canadian brands, or you’re looking for simple, but earnestly-made green products at an affordable price, Indie Beauty Shop is a fantastic addition in the world of online green shopping.

Have you heard of Paz & Lourdes? What’s your favorite Canadian indie brand?

Take care,
Liz

*Kindly sent for review , opinions 100% my own
Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I’m on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

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