Bohemian Chic Minerals Eyeliner in Sambuca
What is it:
A loose, mineral powder in a sooty black for creating eyeliner flicks or dark, smoky definition. With a great name too that reminds me of last night!
Why you need it:
Use with an angled eyeliner brush to create a clean, well defined line which stays on nearly all day. I also discovered it doubles up excellently as a brow shadow, to define and fill in eyebrows. But this would obviously only work if you have dark / black brows like I do.
Good for you:
100% pure, natural minerals suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skins. The creator of the brand was not impressed to discover Bismuth – Oxychloride (a by product of refined lead and copper) and carmine (crushed beetle) in the mineral make-up products she was previously using. So she created Bohemian Chic Minerals formulations without either. Better for sensitive skins and better for poor beetles!
If you find conventional eye make-up irritates your eyes or makes them water (I certainly have a few eye products that make my eyes sting and stream with tears) this is a great option to try. Suitable for vegans and halal use.
Good for the world:
Carmine is a reddy pigment produced from carminic acid, extracted from the crushed bodies of cochineal insects. Let’s face it, who wants crushed beetles in their cosmetics? Look out for it in lipstick formulations too! Keep your beauty kit animal-free and beetles happy. Follow Bohemian Chic’s example and just say no to carmine. The beetles will thank you for it.
Buy it: £6.50, bohemianchicminerals.co.uk