I have been using Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara for the past three months and have been absolutely loving it. The ingredients aren’t 100% perfect, yet they are 100 times better than most commercial mascaras. This mascara lasts all day and is very easy to remove so no tugging on the delicate eye area. I will admit that the first time I used it I wasn’t too sure about it, but it is now a natural makeup favorite.
My first experience wearing Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara in “Espresso” was a day I had an appointment with my chiropractor, and when face down on the table the mascara smeared all around my eyes. Not a good look! What I have learned to love about this mascara is that it easily wipes away with just water and a cotton pad, so cleaning up the raccoon look was effortless before leaving the patient room.
Because Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara is easily removed with water (and a bit of oil for the shade “black magic”), I am still surprised that it has such long lasting all day wear even during my dance classes where I sweat a lot.
This mascara provides a very natural look. I usually apply 2-3 coats of mascara and always wait for each coat to dry before adding another layer for the best application. It applies in a smooth almost silky way and builds very easily if each coat is applied after the previous coat dries. This mascara is great for sensitive eyes and those who wear contact lenses. Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara comes in three colors… Black Magic, Espresso, and Chocolate Truffle. I actually love the dark brown/black “Espresso” mascara for an everyday no makeup makeup look, and the “Black Magic” mascara for when I wear black eyeliner or desire more definition.
purified water, vegetable glycerin, beeswax, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, vegetable glyceryl stearate, lecithin, vegetable stearic acid, safflower oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil (and) aloe barbadensis leaf extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, silica, cellulose gum, tocopherol, xanthan gum, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, phenoxyethanol. May contain: mica, iron oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), titanium dioxide (CI 77891)
All of the ingredients in this product are beautiful aside from phenoxyethanol which is a preservative I do my best to avoid in cosmetics. I’m not sure if I somehow missed this ingredient when reading the cosmetic ingredients list initially, or if the formulation has changed recently, yet I still wanted to share it with you since it is very affordable natural mascara that I adore. It is very important for eye makeup especially mascara to be formulated in a safe manner to avoid bacteria growth. You can see another favorite mascara which has incredibly clean ingredients by 100% Pure here. You can also see the chemical ingredients that I avoid in cosmetics here as well as my complete list of current beauty products for hair care, skin care, and makeup here.
Here is a photo without any mascara…
Here is how Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara in “Black Magic” looks on me…
Honeybee Gardens is becoming a very popular brand for their quality products and price. Their mascara is definitely a new favorite of mine. What is your favorite natural mascara?
(Images by Dawn Michelle)