Well, you wouldn’t know it, but I swear I’m aware that a weekly series is meant to happen…well, once a week. I’ve been so busy with life that my blog has been a wee bit neglected yet again- but this week I’m back to talk about something I’ve fallen head over heels in love with- the Organic Creme Highlighter stick from Au Naturale. (Do yourself a favour and click that!)
I was introduced to this Green Bay-based brand by Margot, founder and curator of The Choosy Chick (another must-click!) , which is a superior and selective online green boutique full of hand-picked natural products for the whole family. Margot sent me a stunning box of goodies recently, and luckily for me, Au Naturale was heavily featured in the package!
You’re going to see a lot about this brand from me, but I want to start with this highlighter because it’s quite simply the best one I’ve ever used!
Photo: Stephanie Deline (She’s So Eco)
First though, here’s a but more about Au Naturale, from their website:
“Au Naturale founder Ashley Prange began her makeup range out of a need for a modern, organic, and principled makeup line in a cosmetics industry dominated by toxic ingredients and compromised ethics. Ashley believes that no woman should have to sacrifice her health and values for beauty. Au Naturale connects professional artistry with environmental stewardship and social responsibility to offer all women an innovative makeup line rich in color, purity, and texture. Au Naturale is an opportunity for women to guiltlessly indulge in an adventure with color, and make a beautiful statement to the world. Her ultimate goal is to help our customers wear makeup that embodies their values and promotes their health – allowing all to live the life to which they aspire.
Ashley formulated to create professional grade cosmetics that are elegant and clean. She personally produces each product, and oversees production in Green Bay, WI, USA.”
I’ve only been using this highlighter for three days, which typically isn’t long enough to warrant a review by my standards, but in this case, I can make an exception because three days with this gem is plenty of time to know that I’m going to adore it for always.
Photo: Stephanie Deline (She’s So Eco)
Let’s start with the formula. This highlighter is creamy, smooth and extremely blendable. It glides on effortlessly and doesn’t cake, flake, dry or wear off. In fact, one application of this lasts all day! It’s not greasy or sticky at all – major points for that! The ingredients are also top notch, without a dye, paraben, petrochemical or toxic element in sight. Instead, this highlighter is packed with a collection of nourishing, hydrating ingredients, offering high performance highlighting action without any nasties that shouldn’t go anywhere near your precious skin!
Ingredients: Organic Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Organic Castor Oil, Mica, Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Organic Simmondsia Chinsis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Castor Wax, Tapioca Starch, Iron Oxides, Kaolin.
Here’s what Au Naturale has to say about their Organic Creme Highlighter Stick:
“Our Organic Crème Highlighter Stick is the perfect new addition to your makeup routine! Give your skin a luminous, subtle sheen. Apply it to the apple of your cheeks, and then lightly blend to give you that perfect fresh and natural glow. For a dewy finish, apply and blend down the center of your forehead, nose, and chin. This product also works beautifully on your décolleté.
Organic, Non-Toxic, Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free, Vegan, Non-Nano, Made in the USA.”
I couldn’t agree more. This is an impeccably-formulated, stunning highlighter stick that illuminates anything it touches. I use it on my brow bones, cupid’s bow, cheekbones, and even my inner eye corners, and the peachy-champagne colour adds the perfect subtle tint while adding sheen and aiming the spotlight wherever it graces my skin. It’s not over-the-top shimmery, but it definitely does add a healthy dose of shimmer. It’s not too warm or too cool- it’s just right. This highlighter imparts a Goddess-worthy shimmer that lasts and lasts, for a brightening glow that works for day and night.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with this highlighter! It’s $32, and based on the amount of product (there’s a lot of highlighting goodness here- tons of bang for your buck!), the exceptional performance, the multi-purpose nature of this product, and the impressive ingredients, it’s totally worth it. Truly a must-have! If you love highlighters, this is definitely one to add to your collection RIGHT NOW!
Huge thanks to Margot at The Choosy Chick (click that and shop now – the selection and customer service you will receive will send you back every time, trust me!) for introducing me to this amazing brand!
photos by Stephanie Deline (She’s So Eco)
In these photos, I am wearing:
Au Naturale Organic Creme Highlighter Stick
Au Naturale Organic Creme Concealer in Buff (which I thought may be too dark/too yellow for my fair skin, but seems to be a perfect match!)
Au Naturale Lip Gloss in Coral Belle
Elate Clean Cosmetics Essential Mascara (black)
ZuZu Luxe Cream Brow Pencil in Russet