From “Laguna Seashore” to magnificence mogul.
In August, Lauren Conrad stunned her followers by launching her clear, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free make-up line with 5 core merchandise, all priced below $30: a lipstick in 4 shades, a black liquid eyeliner, three shades of lip gloss, a lip and cheek tint and a liquid highlighter.
Since then, she’s expanded her cosmetics model to incorporate two eyeshadow palettes, powder blushes, eyeliner and eyebrow pencils, mascara and even skincare.
Out there in retailer and on-line at Kohls and LaurenConradBeauty.com, the merchandise had been “years within the making,” because the 34-year-old star of “The Hills” shared on Instagram. And with their minimalist pale pink packaging, all of which is recyclable, they actually mirror Conrad’s famously female and basic aesthetic.
However do they really ship that beautiful “California woman” glow? In our newest episode of “Fashion Trial,” two Web page Six editors put the MTV darling-turned-designer’s make-up to the take a look at. Watch the video above for his or her full ideas, and see their prime takeaways — and store the merchandise — beneath.
Editor’s be aware: Extra shades of choose merchandise had been launched after we filmed this video evaluation.
PROS: The 2-in-one product confirmed up on each testers’ pores and skin tones, and was simply buildable.
CONS: The pigmentation is far subtler than what you’ll discover from most cream blushes, and the shiny, cheesy texture might be a turnoff for some.
PROS: This gives extra shade payoff than the Lip & Cheek Tint, and the packaging is sleeker and slimmer than that of most blushes available on the market, making it nice for journey or these on the go.
CONS: Since this product doesn’t include a brush, doubtless for environmental causes, you’ll want to make use of your personal. Web page Six Fashion editor Elana Fishman loved the matte end, however government podcast producer Jamela Williams most popular the dewier end of the two-in-one-tint.
PROS: Each testers loved the graceful, nearly serum-like consistency of this product, and the truth that it’s subtly shimmery versus straight-up glittery.
CONS: At $26 for lower than half an oz of product, the value is a bit steep. Jamela additionally discovered the end to be barely too delicate for her liking.
PROS: Each testers actually loved these impartial shades, which vary from shimmery to satiny to matte. The Dawn palette, made up of beiges and browns, is a good alternative for a delicate on a regular basis look, whereas the Magic Hour one gives rose golds and purples superb for an evening out.
CONS: Conrad’s all concerning the earth tones, so these on the lookout for bolder, extra high-impact hues ought to look elsewhere.
PROS: By far Elana’s favourite product of the bunch, this eyeliner encompasses a super-fine brush tip that makes drawing on the proper wing a breeze. Each testers created their superb flick on the primary attempt — no small feat! Plus, the product stayed put all day on Elana’s hooded eyes with zero switch, no setting powder required.
PROS: A stable on a regular basis mascara that didn’t smudge or flake even after hours of damage, this can be a sensible choice for these looking for lusher lashes that also feel and look pure.
CONS: If, like Jamela, you’re on the lookout for false lash-level outcomes, you’d be higher off going for a extra volumizing or lengthening formulation.
PROS: Each testers had been pleasantly stunned by how hydrating and non-sticky this gloss, which is made with rose oils, felt on their lips. The nostalgic squeeze tube was a giant win, too.
CONS: In contrast to the remainder of Conrad’s merchandise, this gloss does have a perfume. Each Elana and Jamela had been followers of the sunshine floral scent, however these a fan of fragrance-free make-up may really feel in another way.
PROS: One other prime purchase in each Jamela and Elana’s eyes, this semi-matte lipstick is formulated with shea butter and grapeseed and argan oils, so it goes on clean and is definitely comfy to put on. And whereas the packaging for all Lauren Conrad Magnificence merchandise is recyclable, this tube makes it particularly straightforward: When you’re carried out along with your lipstick, it could actually go straight into the recycle bin, no disassembly wanted.