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Monday, 15 July 2013

NATorigin LENGTHENING MASCARA AND PENCIL EYE LINER (Hypoallergenic Eye Makeup)

Although I'm not aware of any specific allergies, I have in the past occasionally experienced itchy/dry eyes. My eyes are also sensitive to bright sunlight or early morning light and sometimes water under these conditions. For those reasons I am careful about what I use on my eyes, so the idea of a mascara and eyeliner made from natural and gentle ingredients appealed to me.  I was keen to try the samples I received of NATorigin Lengthening Mascara and NATorigin Pencil Eye Liner, both in Black.

I will begin with NATorigin Lengthening Mascara, which recently won a Bronze in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards.


NATorigin Lengthening Mascara - Black

Made from 98.5% natural ingredients, these include delicious sounding oil extracted from the seeds of arctic raspberries, shea butter and jojoba oil.  Many of the ingredients are known to improve the condition of eyelashes. 

The full ingredients, as listed on the NATorigin website, (www.natorigin.co.uk) are:-

Aqua (Water), Sorbitol, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Ford Oil Copolymer, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Tribehenin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Propolis Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol.

May contain ±: CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77499 (Black Iron Oxides), CI 19140:1 (Yellow 5 Aluminium Lake), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxides), CI77492 (Yellow Iron Oxides)

As ingredients can be subject to change, I would suggest checking the ingredients shown on the actual product.


MY THOUGHTS ON NATorigin LENGTHENING MASCARA (BLACK)

This mascara is easy to apply smoothly and the brush supplied is good too.  There is no clogging and the result is lovely.  I really think it makes my lashes look longer, luxuriant and very black.

Out and about, there is no discomfort, no running or smudging below the eyes and removal afterwards is simple and clean.

From a style and colour point of view, this mascara is also made in Brown, Blue and Green and competes well with high fashion brands.

The price of this product on the NATorigin website is £14.50.   Compared to non-hypoallergenic mascaras, it is approximately £6 more than a cheap brand and £10 less than an expensive designer mascara.  I consider it to be an excellent mascara and with the added benefit of its hypoallergenic and natural qualities, I think NATorigin Lengthening Mascara gives very good value for money.

Moving on to NATorigin Pencil Eye Liner, which won a Silver in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards.


NATorigin Pencil Eye Liner - Black

The pencil is made from 100% natural ingredients, which include beeswax, oily extract of arctic raspberry seeds and shea butter.

The full ingredients, as listed on the NATorigin website, (www.natorigin.co.uk) are:-


Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cetyl Laurate, Talc, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Stearyl Stearate, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil.

May Contain ±: CI 77499 – CI 77491 – CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)



As with the mascara, the ingredients can be subject to change and I would suggest checking the ingredients shown on the actual product.


WHAT I THINK ABOUT NATorigin PENCIL EYE LINER (BLACK)


I am able to easily draw a good line around my eyes with this pencil and I think the effect is soft, black and velvety.  I find that it also works well on the eyebrows. 

It's comfortable to wear and I don't find bits appearing in the corners of the eyes or smudging below.  It stays on well, even in the current hot weather, but is easy to remove later.  Another important point is that this pencil sharpens well without difficulty.

I'm impressed that it also comes in Brown, Blue, Green, Grey and Lilac. 

The price of this product on the NATorigin website is £7.25.  Compared to non-hypoallergenic pencil eye liners, it is approximately £4 more than a cheaper brand and £10 less than an expensive designer brand.  An excellent pencil eye liner, with the added benefit of its hypoallergenic and natural qualities, I think NATorigin Pencil Eye Liner is very good value for the money.


I really like both NATorigin Lengthening Mascara and Pencil Eye Liner in Black.  I think that together they make a really good pair.