Monday, November 11, 2013

Brija Cosmetics Review and !SWATCHES!


Good afternoon Zombies!

Today, I have a review for you for yet another promising up and coming indie comsmetic company called Brija Cosmetics. (Remember to click images for maximum awesome!)

From the Brija website:


Brija – Brianna Jane

As a 20 year old, I founded Brija Cosmetics because I have a passion for using natural and non-toxic skin, hair, body, and makeup products. I decided to start using natural, green products 3 years ago after realizing the effects chemical products have on our health. I want to provide another option for truly natural, mineral makeup.

I go to school full time to complete my degree in English (creative writing) with hopes to work in the publishing field. I’m also a Green Beauty Vlogger on Youtube under the username iluvjesse444. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to share my knowledge and research with those who have a passion for natural products as well.

Brija Cosmetics features inspired eyeshadow in both single and collection form, lip products, and blushes. I also plan in the future to offer other cosmetic products!

ALL products are cruelty free and vegan.




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Products: I received 3 full sized eyeshadow, 5 baggie samples of eyeshadow, 1 baggie sample of Highlighting Powder and 1 sample of a lip tint.


Full sized jars: (1 gram of pigment in a 5 gram jar with a sifter.)


Consulting Detective (Sherlock Collection): Consulting Detective is a light plum purple with a pink sheen. It also has fine blue shimmer to represent his navy scarf!
Manor (Charmed Collection): Manor is a deep burgundy/brown with a touch of pink.
Brave (Powerpuff Girls Collection): Brave is a cross between an emerald and a sage green color, over a black base

Look at these adorable labels! 




Samples of:

Keith Scott (One Tree Hill Collection): Keith Scott is a warm, semi-matte deep brown color.
Comet (One Tree Hill Collection): Comet is a medium bronze with peach duochrome and gold and red/pink sparkles.
Game (One Tree Hill Collection): Game can be used as both an eyeshadow and blush. It is a medium orange that looks amazing with browns and all blues.
Whitelighter (The Charmed Collection): Whitelighter is a light yellow gold with a white brightening base.
Bachelor Watson (Sherlock Collection): Bachelor Watson is a perfect everyday nude color - a light cream champagne inspired by John's favorite cream/grey cable knit sweater.
Sunrise Highlighting Powder (One Tree Hill Collection): Sunrise Highlighting Powder/Blush is a light pink with strong blue/purple interference and peachy orange duochrome.


Sample of lip tint in "Peyton" (One Tree Hill Collection): "Peyton" is a peachy rose nude with a slight pinky purple iridescence especially in the light.

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Boron Nitride, Peppermint Essential Oil

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Boron Nitride, Peppermint Essential Oil
Lip tints come in a traditional white lip balm tube.
Price: $6.50
- See more at: http://www.brijacosmetics.com/products-page/lips/rachel-lip-tint-peachy-orange/#sthash.l3LFZnJj.dpuf
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Boron Nitride, Peppermint Essential Oil
Lip tints come in a traditional white lip balm tube.
Price: $6.50
- See more at: http://www.brijacosmetics.com/products-page/lips/rachel-lip-tint-peachy-orange/#sthash.l3LFZnJj.dpuf


I received a sample; full sized lip tints come in lip balm tubes and are $6.50 each. Side note: to me, the writing on the clam shell looked like it said "Nylon", the name of the lip tint is actually "Peyton." :)


"Peyton" on my lips.  "Peyton" had a nice, smooth consistency and felt wonderful and moisturizing on my lips. The color was nice as well.


Swatches over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy!




Closeup of "Sunrise"


Here I did a look with Brave (main lid and lower lash line) and Manor (crease and upper lid)


My thoughts!

I really like the texture and consistency of the eyshadow. Everything blended nicely when swatched and was highly pigmented- alone and over a sticky base. "Consulting Detective" has tons of blue and purple sparkles throughout that I couldn't seem to photograph! It is definitely the standout in my opinion. "Comet" and "Brave" are close seconds. "Sunrise" highlighting powder blends down for a awesome duo-chromy sheen on the cheeks. I really adore this product!

I really like the "geekly" themed eyeshadow collections and the fun names based on TV shows. Brianna is also very forthcoming with the ingredients she uses in each product, which I love.

The website is a little harder to navigate than the Etsy shop, but I believe it's a work in progress and I'm excited to see how it grows and expands with time.

Full sized jars are $5.00 plus shipping or samples are available for full collections at differing prices on the website.  Check out Brija Cosmetics on Facebook as well.

*products in this post were sent to MakeupZombie for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. 


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Brija – Brianna Jane
As a 20 year old, I founded Brija Cosmetics because I have a passion for using natural and non-toxic skin, hair, body, and makeup products. I decided to start using natural, green products 3 years ago after realizing the effects chemical products have on our health. I want to provide another option for truly natural, mineral makeup.
I go to school full time to complete my degree in English (creative writing) with hopes to work in the publishing field. I’m also a Green Beauty Vlogger on Youtube under the username iluvjesse444. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to share my knowledge and research with those who have a passion for natural products as well.
Brija Cosmetics features inspired eyeshadow in both single and collection form, lip products, and blushes. I also plan in the future to offer other cosmetic products!
ALL products are cruelty free and vegan.
- See more at: http://www.brijacosmetics.com/about/#sthash.32jGpYNF.dpuf
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Brija – Brianna Jane
As a 20 year old, I founded Brija Cosmetics because I have a passion for using natural and non-toxic skin, hair, body, and makeup products. I decided to start using natural, green products 3 years ago after realizing the effects chemical products have on our health. I want to provide another option for truly natural, mineral makeup.
I go to school full time to complete my degree in English (creative writing) with hopes to work in the publishing field. I’m also a Green Beauty Vlogger on Youtube under the username iluvjesse444. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to share my knowledge and research with those who have a passion for natural products as well.
Brija Cosmetics features inspired eyeshadow in both single and collection form, lip products, and blushes. I also plan in the future to offer other cosmetic products!
ALL products are cruelty free and vegan.
- See more at: http://www.brijacosmetics.com/about/#sthash.32jGpYNF.dpuf
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Brija – Brianna Jane
As a 20 year old, I founded Brija Cosmetics because I have a passion for using natural and non-toxic skin, hair, body, and makeup products. I decided to start using natural, green products 3 years ago after realizing the effects chemical products have on our health. I want to provide another option for truly natural, mineral makeup.
I go to school full time to complete my degree in English (creative writing) with hopes to work in the publishing field. I’m also a Green Beauty Vlogger on Youtube under the username iluvjesse444. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to share my knowledge and research with those who have a passion for natural products as well.
Brija Cosmetics features inspired eyeshadow in both single and collection form, lip products, and blushes. I also plan in the future to offer other cosmetic products!
ALL products are cruelty free and vegan.
- See more at: http://www.brijacosmetics.com/about/#sthash.32jGpYNF.dpuf

5 comments :

  1. I actually just came across this shop on Etsy last night and was wondering how good the shadows were. I really like that they have a Charmed themed shadow set! Thanks for the review I will be trying them out soon!

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    1. Yay! I hope you like the products you end up ordering. :D

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  2. I love the adorable label art.
    Brave, Keith Scott, Whitelighter and Consulting Detective are so lovely.

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  3. I love the look you came up with, so pretty!

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