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aloeconcealer One of the goodies I got for Christmas from Kathy, was Afterglow organic aloe concealer.   I generally don’t wear concealer, because of the weight factor, but you know, with a toddler and another on the way, I probably feel like I look more haggard than I am.  Or maybe I really do look that haggard.  Either way, I totally understand what my mother used to complain about when she said “getting old sucks.”

This is mainly meant to be used as an on the spot treatment, not as an all over foundation, but just for fun, I wanted to see what it would feel like if I used it as a foundation.   It’s not heavy.  It’s a little weird feeling.  Almost chalky at times.   It didn’t bother me to wear it, though, and it covered evenly.  I also used it as recommended and it was fabulous on the dark circles under my eyes and also worked great as a primer for my eye shadow.  I tend to notice that mineral shadow doesn’t stay on my eyelids as long, unless I use a good primer and this works perfectly.

The other benefit to this stuff is that it makes my face feel awesome after I wash it off.  The next morning, my face is not only clear, but there’s not a flake of dry skin to be found.    I’ll probably mention that again when I review the mineral powder in the near future.  It’s pretty amazing, given that my skin looks horrific due to the weather and pregnancy.

The one drawback to this, is that it does contain phenoxyethanol, which isn’t exactly a favorable ingredient, but since I use it only on special occasions and in small areas, I don’t mind that much.   But I did email the company to find out if they have any plans to switch to an alternative, and I’ll post any response I get to this review.  Other than that, the concealer comes in three different shades (which they’ll happily exchange if it’s not the right one for you) is otherwise free of other icky ingredients we like to steer clear of.

Get it: You can order any of Afterglow’s great products directly from their website.

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As a gift last year, I received a couple of items from AfterGlow natural cosmetics.  One of them being a mineral blush.  I have been a mineral makeup user for some time, mostly using Bare Minerals but I hadn’t found a blush I liked.  I tried AfterGlow’s Organic Mineral Blush and am really happy with it.  It’s made from organic ingredients and is free of parabens and synthetic ingredients.  The nice part about mineral make up is it’s gentle for sensitive skin and I happen to have some mild rosacea.  AfterGlow’s mineral make up is great for those of us with sensitive skin.  Their blush is rich in antioxidants to defend your skin against free radical damage too.

The Organic Mineral Blush is really concentrated with color so a little goes a long way and they have the most amazing selection of colors.  I’m going to be trying out their mineral powder too as a comparison. If you are comfortable using mineral powders (and I really think that once you try it and get the hang of it you’ll never go back to liquid) this blush really works well.  A little practice distributing is needed but it gives me a nice healthy glow, no dressed up corpse look here.

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