I have a lovely bunch of natural makeup from Plain Jane Beauty here. This is my first encounter with this brand, but I’m very happy to review their products. Plain Jane Beauty is all natural, vegan (some products), non-GMO and cruelty-free American beauty brand. It’s certified by Green America, a certification I haven’t heard about before, so I’m not going to discuss further about it. All products look pretty clean to me: only natural or organic oils, plant extracts and minerals can be found in the ingredient lists.
I don’t know why, but I have this obsession with natural foundations. Even before starting this blog, I used to hunt for samples or full sizes and try them out. Maybe it’s the fact that I couldn’t find the one that would be perfect for my skin. Most of them seemed too drying, too dark, not giving enough coverage.. I managed to find a few BB creams that I liked, so that was something.
Plain Jane Beauty Natural Mineral Foundation ($34.50 for 30ml): when Plain Jane Beauty Creme Mineral samples arrived, I was thrilled to try them. These babies are actually BB Creams (or so they are called by Plain Jane Beauty), however, they feels more like a liquid foundation to me. Formulated with 85% certified organic ingredients such as jojoba oil, aloe vera, calendula and green tea extract. There also are minerals such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, so even the foundation doesn’t mention that it has SPF, it will protect your skin.
It’s says in the title to be “suitable for all skin types (even oily)”. I usually don’t even look at products for all skin types and except the worst from them, however, this foundation surprised me. The application is very easy and I really like the fact that I can apply more than one layer for more coverage (gives sheer to medium buildable coverage) without my skin getting dry or cakey. Another thing that I really like is that after a few minutes it completely sinks in (and I mean completely – no stickiness), but still doesn’t feel drying. The finish is matte with a really subtle glow. It stayed on my face for 8 hours no problem, but there were some dry patches on my cheeks at the end of the day.
There are 16 shades (for different undertones: cool, neutral and warm) in the foundation range. I received 4 shades: #1 I Am Graceful (for very fair skin, cool undertones), #2 I Am Elegant (for light skin, warm undertones), #3 I Am Vibrant (for fair/light skin, neutral undertones) and #4 I Am Confident (for medium/dark skin, neutral undertones). The shades looked pretty dark and intense in the containers, but #2 and #3 matched my light neutral skin perfectly.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (organic Aloe) Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (organic Jojoba) Oil, Aspalathus Linearis (organic Rooibos) Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Calendula Officinalis (organic Calendula) Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Iron Oxide, Camellia Sinensis (organic Green Tea) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Isostearyl Isostearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Behenate, Behenic Acid, Mica, Zinc Oxide, Stearic Acid, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Extract), Azadirachta Indica (Neem), And Frankincense, Cistus, Lavender, Cedarwood, And Chamomile Essential Oils.
Plain Jane Beauty Color Corrector Stick in Green Tea ($9.95 for 3g): thumbs up to Plain Jane Beauty for making natural color correctors. There’s still not enough of these things in the green market. The Stick Corrector range consists of 6 colors:
#1 Sunflower/yellow (for dark under-eye circles or redness for medium/dark skin)
#2 Rose/pink (for brown discolorations).
#3 Apricot/orange (dark circles, especially for dark skin)
#4 Lavender/purple (for dull skin)
#5 Green Tea/green (for redness)
#6 Earth/neutral (as an eyelid primer)
Green Tea Color Correction Stick is made with various natural oils and beeswax (see ingredient list below). It’s very creamy and therefore very easy to blend in the skin. The corrector is suitable for all skin types and gives medium to full coverage. I like that it comes in a slim, small tube, great for carrying around. This stick has a twist-up mechanism, but it seems a bit broken – it comes from the tube fine, but in order to get it back, I have to push it in with my finger.
Ingredients: Prunis dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Apis mellifera (Beeswax), Palm Christi Oil, Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Butter, Iron Oxide, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Oenothers biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Persea Americana (Avocado) Butter, Zinc Oxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Allantoin, Boron.
Plain Jane Beauty Moisturizing Lip Color in Ready Red ($9.95 for 3g): soothing, rejuvenating and anti-aging natural lipsticks made with natural evening primrose, avocado butter and carrot oils. This lipstick feels very creamy, moisturising and non-drying. It also stains lips (and your skin if you won’t be careful and won’t mind the lines), so I would recommend using a lip pencil with it. Even when the lipstick comes off, the lips still look slightly tinted.
The packaging is very compact and lovely, however, the problem with the tube mechanism remains the same.
There are 8 colors in the range: from a pale pink to this vamp red Ready Red – so pretty!
Ingredients: Prunis dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Apis mellifera (Beeswax), Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Butter, Iron Oxide, Mica, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Oenothers biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Persea americana (Avocado) Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil.
Plain Jane Beauty Divine Lip Shine in Copper Sunset ($15.95 for 10ml): this is a very nourishing all natural lip gloss made with Castor Oil, Apricot Oil and Shea Butter. The color is a light copper with tiny sparkles, which is not my shade at all. However, there are 4 other colors in the Divine Lip Shine range and I’m eying the Crystal Shimmer. Lips look juicy and wet with this gloss. It’s a bit sticky, but not too much. The staying power of this gloss is about average – it stayed for about an hour and then I had to reapply.
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Euphorbia anisyphilitica (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Oil, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, Iron Oxide, Daucus carota (Carrot) Oil. Contains carmine.
Have you tried Plain Jane Beauty?
*PR Sample. All opinions are honest and my own.