Dr. Hauschka Natural Makeup Line Review
Dr. Hauschka Natural Makeup Line Review
Just over a month ago, I attended a Dr. Hauschka Natural Makeup event showing the launch of some of their new products. I have spoken about the Dr. Hauschka Mascara in one post, but I’ve yet to post my review of the whole makeup line (or at least what I’ve tried from them.) All of the following products are PR samples which I am very excited to have the opportunity to test, but please know that my opinions are 100% honest.
The Dr. hauschka natural makeup line
As stated in my overview of the Dr. Hauschka event, they have released some new products to compliment and add to their existing cosmetic line. Some of the new products include the colour-correcting powder, lip liners and different shades of lipsticks.
Today I’m going to talk about what I received which includes the colour-correcting powder, eye shadow trio, volume mascara, clear lash and brow gel, a lipstick, the facial toner and their soothing cleansing milk.
Let’s get on with it, shall we?
The Dr. Hauschka facial toner is a really refreshing product to use before and after makeup application. During a few of the unexpectedly warm Autumn days here I put the toner in the fridge and used it to help wake myself up in the morning. It has a very light scent and the mist on the product is just right – it will not leave water spots all over your face.
I do enjoy using the toner, though I’m not sure if I would go and purchase another after this is empty (you do get a lot in the bottle!) but I feel for the $45.00 price tag, I’d be just as happy to go out and buy another Dr. Roebuck’s Toner for $30.00 which has a very similar ingredient list. Minus the addition of the fragrance.
(Though the Dr. Roebuck’s toner comes in a bottle without a mister, I just re-use a spray bottle from another skincare brand and use it as a mist.)
I’ve never been a fan of cleansing milks; so my review is very very biased. Personally cleansing milks aggravate me. I’m not sure why, but they feel messy and like too many steps to remove my makeup.
That being said I still tried the Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk and it works… but I don’t particularly enjoy it. That’s just me! If you are someone who is a fan of cleansing milks (I’m not sure why, please enlighten me!) then this product might be right for you. I am just as happy to stick to my Makeup Eraser which cost me a one-time fee of $25.00 CAD and I can re-use.
I have a love/hate relationship with this product. For one, it’s extremely durable. I’ve dropped it more times than I care to count and the powder has not broken (what type of witch craft is this!?) However I find that this can end up looking very cakey on the skin.
Instead of applying it all over my face, I just use it on my most oil-prone spots like my nose, chin, and forehead. If you have relatively dry skin as it is then this is bound to make your skin look even more dry. It is a product that’s meant for more combination/oily skin-types. And in all honesty, I really like this particular powder… I just hate that if it’s not an oily-skin day, you end up looking very fake.
In my case, this is perfect for spring/summer but not something I’m going to use too often in the winter and cooler temperatures.
First, this packaging makes so much sense. Unlike a lot of other companies which either make the darkest shade in the palette the largest or make them all equal, Dr. Hauschka Eye Shadow Trio’s make the lightest shade the largest and the darkest shade the smallest. I really love this because it seems like I always end up running out of the lighter shades and then I’m left with almost a full palette of darks.
In terms of the colours, I received the Sun Stone palette and I find that they are extremely wearable. Though they swatch very lightly with a dry brush you can spray the toner on the tip of an eyeshadow brush and punch up the colour. I’m not particularly fond of bright colours on my eyes and I think that this is subtle yet has enough colour that it’s a great everyday eyeshadow blend.
Now, the only thing that I dislike about this is the price; $38.00 for three eyeshadows does seem rather excessive to me. It’s something that I would like to receive as a gift, but I would not repurchase for myself.
This lipstick is a gorgeous colour and I was so excited to put it on, but I noticed that after application the lipstick migrated to the outline of my lips. It seems like it doesn’t like to hold in place and becomes patchy very easily. Even with exfoliating my lips and ensuring that they aren’t dry it still ends up looking very patchy within 30 minutes.
I find that the best way to use this lipstick is not to it’s full-strength. To avoid the patchiness it’s best to apply over a lip balm and leave a nice subtle red colour instead.
I can’t fault Dr. Hauschka entirely for having problems with patchiness for their lipstick as it seems to be a common occurrence for natural lip products. However, for the price of the lipstick I would want it to be a lot less patchy (or preferably not patchy at all.)
When I first started using makeup, I remember picking up a clear gel to try and tame by brow hairs and occasionally use in my eyelashes to help make it seem like they were naturally curled (even though they’re blonde and you can’t see them anyway.) That was probably about 10 years ago; since then I haven’t used a clear brow and lash gel.
Obviously this makes very little difference on my eye lashes. I wasn’t blessed with luscious dark brown eye lashes so a brown or black mascara is a definite must. However, I have been using this in my brows for days when I don’t want to bother tinting them with the W3ll People Brow Powder. And I have used this over top of the brow powder to see if it would help set it.
I can’t say there’s anything wrong with this product, but it just is not for me. It’s not something I feel the need to use on a regular basis. Perhaps when my own daughter is getting into makeup it will be something that she can start with (a different bottle, of course!) but otherwise it is not a necessity in my makeup drawer.
Sidenote: I’m not ready to imagine the baby in my belly entering her teenage years! Such a scary thought.
Overall, I think the Dr. Hauschka Makeup Line has some really lovely products (as well as some that just aren’t for me.) There are some items that I just cannot justify the price for myself, but would be good gifts to receive and/or give to friends.