If you follow me on Instagram you know that I completely finished the Pacifica lip gloss that I reviewed back in January. While I loved that lip gloss, I also love trying new products so I decided to give Pure Anada a try and bought their Natural Lip Gloss in Pink Orchid and their Pressed Mineral Blush in Sweet Pea. I also grabbed their small Magnetic Compact (since Well.ca does not carry their large one).
Pure Anada is a Canadian brand that creates beauty products using ingredients derived from nature. Their products are cruelty-free and free from common allergens.
Natural Lip Gloss in Pink Orchid
I always gravitate towards pink shades and Pink Orchid seemed right up my alley.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic, cold pressed, Jojoba Seed Oil)
Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Unrefined, Organic, Shea Butter)
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam Seed Oil)
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax)
Mica A naturally occurring group of silicate minerals used as colorants.
Iron Oxides Inorganic chemicals used as colorants. These are synthetic in the US.
Citrus Tangerina (Organic Tangerine Essential Oil)
May contain the minerals:
Titanium Dioxide An inorganic compound used as colorant (white) or sunscreen.
Zinc Oxide Found in the Earth’s crust as natural mineral zincite.
The texture of this gloss is different than any gloss I’ve tried before! I’m not quite sure how to describe it – it’s almost a mousse-like texture. It glides on the lips really well and is so lightweight! It doesn’t hydrate my lips as much as I thought it would, but it still leaves them feeling soft.
There sure is a lot of shimmer in this gloss! It’s all good because I love it! I find it gives it a very summery vibe.
This swatch doesn’t do full justice to the pink shade of this gloss – you will see that in another swatch further down.
This gloss has a light citrusy scent that I quite enjoy, but I only notice it if I smell it directly; I don’t notice it on my lips.
I bought this gloss on sale for $10.19 CAD (reg $12) on Well.ca. It’s currently on sale for $9!
Pressed Mineral Blush in Sweet Pea
My go-to kind of blush shade is a very light pink that adds a barely-there tint for an ultra-natural look. Since I didn’t have one in that shade in my natural makeup collection I decided to give this Sweet Pea a try.
Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499) Inorganic chemicals used as colorants. These are synthetic in the US.
Calcium Carbonate A common substance found in rocks.
Caprylic Triglyceride A specific fraction of coconut oil fatty acids.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba seed oil)*
Ultramarines (CI 77007) Synthetic pigments (blue).
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) An inorganic compound used as colorant (white) or sunscreen.
*Certified Organic Ingredient
This blush is bigger than I expected (because of the size of the peephole on the packaging), which is great!
This blush has a shimmer that I was not expecting and it would almost work better as a highlighter – almost. The shade is exactly what I’m looking for, I just wish there was a bit less shimmer to it. The shimmer could very well be because of the lightness of the shade too. It’s the first blush that I try from them so I won’t know until I try another one.
I was hoping to have a full face of makeup to show you this blush, but my camera mutes down colours so you couldn’t even tell I was wearing anything; I couldn’t get it to show. 🙁 It’s not like it shows that much since you can see in the swatch picture above that it’s quite light (it looks really natural), but if I was to only put it on one cheek you could see a difference.
I love both products and definitely want to try more! There’s really not much more to say. 🙂
Have you tried products from Pure Anada?
– Chantal 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.