May 13, 2014

Sappho Organic Cosmetics - makeup you can feel good about!

Eco-consciousness, ethical concerns or skin issues might have you on the hunt for an organic makeup line that not only makes you feel good about it, but also look good in it - you need to make sure you check out Sappho Organic Cosmetics.

I was recently introduced to the line by the founder, Joanne Fowler during a makeover and and I was interested to know what inspired her to start a new line which is not an easy feat! She explained that she was motivated to develop the line while working as a makeup artist on The L Word. The actresses on the show wanted her to use organic products and while sourcing them out, Joanne discovered that the options available were limited and uninspiring.

What she's come up with is a very complete collection consisting of liquid and powder foundations, setting powder, concealer, pressed and loose eyeshadow, lipgloss and brushes. Not only are the colours beautiful and pigmented and the textures soft and smooth but the products are carefully crafted to be both healthy and beautiful with natural organic ingredients that are free of harmful synthetic preservatives, including parabens, phthalates, gluten, mineral oil, talc and dimethicone.

I like that the shadows and blushes are sold in pans making it easy to create your own colour combinations with the palette you can either purchase or get free with 3 shadows - but I have to say that my favourite product from the collection is:
Liquid Foundation - 30ml - $52 - with a vegan, liquid mineral formula that is composed of minerals suspended in organic aloe juice and organic jojoba oil. They are preserved in essential oils, including calendula, neem oil, rockrose oil, meadowfoam oil, carrot oil, rosemary extract, lavender, roman chamomile, cedar wood and frankincense - most of which have antioxidant qualities - and also contains vitamin E, organic rooibos, tea tree oil, organic green tea extract. It can be layered to achieve light to medium coverage and is free of dimethicone so it feels like there nothing on your face while it provides great coverage - so it's like a no-foundation foundation! The only thing that would make it better is a pump bottle - hint, hint!

Available online at and at beauty and health stores across Canada including The Detox Market in Toronto - check out for all retail locations.

- Lisamarie -

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