|Photo from The Detox Market|
As part of the celebration, The Detox Market was offering Sappho Cosmetics makeovers, which I, of course, had to sign up for! Sappho Cosmetics is a Canadian makeup line, started by Joann Fowler, a makeup artist who has worked in film and television since the late 1980's. Fowler recognized a need for clean makeup with full ingredient disclosure and created Sappho, both for use in the industry and for regular, everyday wear. I'd been curious about their line for quite a while now, so this was a great opportunity to try out multiple products in one go.
I had a lovely makeup artist working on me, though I'm embarrassed to say I didn't get her name! I also didn't catch everything that was used on me, but I'm told the list will be emailed, so I'll update this post when I receive it. In the meantime, I'll leave you with my first impressions of what I do remember...
Liquid Foundation: A little heavier coverage than what I usually go for, but still, amazingly, doesn't feel like you're wearing makeup at all! It sets to a nice touchable finish, even before powder and feels incredibly light on your face. It also did not break me out or irritate my skin at all - problems I have with many liquid foundations.
Concealer: Undo, which is yellow-toned, was used to cover up redness, and in combination with the foundation, left my skin looking pretty flawless. Neutrality (peach-toned) did a fantastic job covering up my dark circles, but it did start to look cakey under the eyes after a couple hours.
Setting Powder: Used to set the foundation, this seemed to work well. I only kept the makeup on for about 5-6 hours, but in that time, there was no shine or oil in sight. I'm also intrigued by the fact that the powder is made with aloe vera.
Eye Shadows/Blush/Bronzer: So exciting to find more companies making pressed makeup without silicones! I'm seriously debating going back for the bronzer that was used on me - I think it was Bronze Goddess 1.
Eyeliner - I wasn't crazy about the reddish-brown colour choice, but the liner did not budge at all. I'd definitely consider other shades.
Eyebrows: No idea what was used here, but it was pretty amazing. I'm totally convinced I need to start filling in my brows more.
And here's how it all came together to create a soft, wearable everyday look:
I didn't end up buying anything in the moment, but the makeover was a great introduction to Sappho and it was fun to let someone else do my makeup for a change! There's also a good chance I'll be back for the bronzer and whatever magical product was used on my eyebrows.
Have you used anything from Sappho Cosmetics?