A few years ago, I switched most of my makeup to natural and organic cosmetics from sustainable brands- I’m 90% natural at this point. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do use basics like eyeliner, mascara, concealer, and lip gloss on most days, and like to play and experiment with makeup looks on special occasions and to enhance my outfits etc.
I wear mascara as part of my basic makeup routine almost every day, and am very loyal to my trusted tarte mascara, but LoveTrueNatual.com sent me the Lavera Volume Mascara in Black to review, so I switched up products and tried it out. It turns out it’s just won Good Housekeeping magazine‘s Best of Natural 2012 award!
Lavera is a trusted household name in Germany as an established natural beauty and skincare brand. I’ve tried several of their products over the years, including their acclaimed organic self-tanner.
This is what the natural beauty shop LoveTrueNatural has to say about Lavera:
For 25 years Lavera has been committed to creating innovative all-natural cosmetics — from their pioneering Sunless Tanner to hypoallergenic makeup. Lavera products are designed to suit the most sensitive skin and only natural and effective plant-based ingredients and pure minerals are used. All products are chemical free. Many Lavera products are also certified 70% organic or higher by NaTrue.
What Lavera says about the product:
The ultimate antidote to tired-looking eyes, this naturally volumizing and lengthening formula nourishes lashes for a healthy, full fringe. Moisturizing extracts of organic jojoba and wild rose oils deeply hydrate, promoting all-day flake-free volume. An advanced shaping brush adds lasting volume and length to lashes for beautiful, bright eyes.
Winner! Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s Best of Natural Review, May 2012!
Lavera Volume Mascara
This mascara is a great everyday essential if you’re looking for a safe, healthy way to darken, lengthen, and plump your lashes. It applies easily, and creates a soft, natural look. It’s not waterproof, so you can take it off with any makeup remover. It doesn’t look obvious or fake, but rather as if you didn’t apply much mascara, but rather had tinted your eyelashes. What I liked best about it is that it didn’t clump up and smudge, which my usual mascara does do.
mini cons: I like to apply my mascara once a day, and create an immediate dramatic effect without layering. I liked this mascara a lot for every day, but still prefer my waterproof tarte mascara for evening, which I feel creates more defined length and volume than this one.
overall rating: 4 out of 5
* LoveTrueNatural.com kindly sent me this product to try, but rest assured that I only review products I like and I do not get paid for reviews. I write reviews to provide info and tips to other women like myself who love natural and organic beauty products *