Sweet Leilani Cosmetics
Vegan , Cruelty Free , Paraben free , Gluten free Makeup and Skincare Review!
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a phenomenal cruelty free, vegan makeup and skincare company from Canada called Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics. This makeup and skincare company is truly taking a stand against animal testing and ensuring their products are high quality without animal by products (vegan), animal cruelty or parabens, gluten and those other nasty chemicals.
I emailed back and forth with the company and really felt like we connected in more ways then just a pretty lipstick. Sweet Leilani to me represents a company that we should support and a company going forward that other companies should emulate. They were so kind to send me a variety of products to test out and review! I have used these products for over a month so i could give you an honest review!
The products !
This foaming cleanser is very unique in the fact the the active ingredients are in high quantity and not only does it help remove makeup and detoxify your skin while feeding your skin essential plant nutrients it also promoted healing for anyone suffering with rashes, sensitivity, eczema and even helps those with burns and even radiation burns (from chemo etc.). This formula is also gentle enough for babies.
It smells very citrusy and works into a great gentle lather I really like this product as a second cleanse as well and when I used it in the morning I didn’t feel like it stripped my skin which a lot of cleansers do.
- Price $28.99 for 8 oz of product
This moisturizer is infused with Rose hip oil and is very similar in regards to the cleanser with its plant properties to promote healing and helps with skin cell turnover as well as helps reduce inflammation and promotes healthy cell regeneration.
This cream again has a very potent citrus scent and is a great moisturizer that is not oily at all. My only issue with this cream is I have very dry skin so I didn’t find it provided enough moisture for me as a night cream but when I used it with my other night creams and oils etc ( as I normally do ) I found it was a great addition to my skincare routine . How-ever this product works great as a day cream for me and works well under makeup. I think this cream is perfect for those with oily, sensitive , combo and normal skin types. its lightweight and feels very refreshing.
- Price $28.99 for 2oz of product
The tinted moisturizer is one of my favourites. This lightweight formula has green tea , rose hip and grape seed infused in the moisturizer. It also has colour match technology and a surprising amount of coverage for a tinted moisturizer. This purely tinted moisturizer gives your skin a little bit of a glow for healthy looking skin. It counter balances redness and helps to even out the skin tone. I wear this pretty much daily as its great for those busy mornings or perfect for the “ no makeup , makeup look”. I also love wearing this to the gym because I feel it doesn’t clog my pores or make me break out. Contains non chemical sunscreen and protects from free radicals.
- Price $27.50 for 1.5oz
- Comes in 3 shades
This Foundation does the job of priming for you and helps to even out skin tone , diminish pores , reduce fine lines and boost collagen. The island goddess foundation also helps to control oil while giving you a water and sweat proof airbrushed finish. I cannot rave about this enough. This foundation took a bit of getting used to because a little really does go a long way. I would say this is a medium to full coverage products and I love this so much.
At first when I put it on I was like woah way to dark, but after 10 minutes by some sort of magic it blended to perfectly match my skin while giving me coverage but also still looking like skin. I was worried when I saw how thick it was that it would be cakey but it surprised me but not being cakey at all. This foundation also lasts I would really recommend this for brides on their big day because it gives you this natural finish that lasts all day (even through a concert in the heat). I really enjoyed this and I will be repurchasing for sure.
- Price $26.99 for 1.5oz
- Comes in 5 shades
This triple milled universal powder foundation is great alone or to set foundation. Camera ready powder contains light-reflective optical diffusing minerals and has a very silky texture. I love that this powder helps to absorb oil to help keep you skin looking airbrushed and very natural. I really enjoyed this powder and I think I have finally found a cruelty free alternative to my mac studio fix powder that was my ride or die. My only issue is I wish the compact had a mirror for on the go use.
- Price $26.99 for 7.1g of product
This lipstick has a very refreshing feel with great colour pay out. I tried it in Passion flower ( the perfect red) and I have to say it was super comfortable to wear . on application it was smooth and felt slightly minted but no burning as you get with a lot of ‘plumping lipsticks”. Hawaiian petals plumping lipstick contains peppermint, rosehip and grape seed as well as chemical free sunscreen. I rally loved the comfortable feel and I would love to try the other colours (sea urchin looks amazing).
- Price $16.99 ( currently on sale for $11.89)
Over all I really loved this company and the majority of the products I think it’s a great company and the products really worked well with my skin! if I had to recommend any of the products it would definitely be the foundation and tinted moisturizer. Those products hands down are my new favs and I have been reaching for them almost daily. The foundation is like magic when I first put it on the colour looked too dark but in 10 minutes it really changed and perfectly matched me . The tinted moisturizer also has more coverage than any tinted moisturizer I have ever tried which is perfect for those no makeup makeup days and those days when you snooze the alarm too many times and you gotta go!
Would i repurchase? YES
I really loved the experience with Sweet LeiLani from start to finish and I will definitely be buying more shades for my kit asap because I think this would be beautiful for brides. The formula of their foundations is so amazing due to the fact its fragrance free which for anyone who is sensitive like myself or having skin breakouts and acne problems this line is perfect and wont cause further irritation
They carry a range of eye shadows, brow powders, bronzers, mascara and blushes, makeup brushes and a skin care cover foundation to cover scars , burns etc. I however have not tried those products so I cannot speak to their quality but if they are anything like their other products I am sure they are fabulous.
These are all available online and available at Rexall drug stores for more info on stores near you please click here..
This brand gets an A+ in my books and is one of the brands I am most excited about so far this year. I would highly recommend these to anyone and even more so to those who suffer with skin conditions, acne or sensitive skin as the foundations are a real dream. Great company, really helpful and friendly staff and a great trustworthy name in the beauty industry! hats off to them !
They also have a “ Face the future program “ working with the Firefighter burn fund to help people living with severe scaring find their confidence again . This really warms my heart to say the least. Also for all my earth loving people all the packaging is 100% recycled material.
I hope you guys enjoyed this review and let me know in the comments what your favourite brands are!
Have a safe and happy weekend
Disclaimer : The products mentioned were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of the company.