Inika Cosmetics Primer, Concealer, Lip Liner & Blusher
This week I’ve been trying out some lovely new cosmetics from Australian brand Inika *. All their products are made mainly from pure, organic ingredients and they’re 100% vegan and cruelty free: http://www.inika.co.uk/
The ‘Pure Primer’ is made from 81% certified organic ingredients, including goodies like aloe vera juice, apricot kernel oil and coconut oil. It’s got a really fresh, fruity scent and it contains hyaluronic acid which helps to plump up the skin. Allow the primer to absorb for a minute, and once it has gone slightly tacky to the touch, it it will really help provide some ‘grip’ for your foundation, helping it to last longer.
Next I tried Inika’s ‘Perfection Concealer’, which comes in a handy little tube and is made from 76% organic ingredients. I tested the shade ‘Light’ which would be ideal for fair (but not porcelain) skins with a yellow undertone. It has a creamy but very lightweight texture, making it ideal for use under the eyes or to cover redness around the nose, but it’s probably not dense enough coverage if you suffer with very dark under eye circles.
The Lip Liners are one of my favourites from the Inika range as they’re creamy and long-lasting without being hard or scratchy. I tried the shade ‘Safari’, which is a nude colour ideal for medium skin tones (or to create the ‘1990s supermodel’ lip which has recently come back in style thanks to the likes of Kylie Jenner), and the shade ‘Sugar Plum’, which is a really pretty warm-toned mid pink with a subtle iridescence.
Inika’s ‘Mineral Blush’ comes in a super-cute little pot with a puff in the lid and a handy mirror on top. I tried the shade ‘Pink Pinch’ which is a soft peachy pink with a subtle sheen, ideal for warming up fair skin tones. Although the mineral powder itself is loose, you simply puff it directly onto the apples of your cheeks, so there’s no risk of it spilling in your handbag – very clever!