The Origins counter at Boots really excited me when I asked the lady at the counter if its natural and she replied yes. So I bought a few products although the colour matches were not the best. It is a fairly natural make-up brand but not 100%. I say fairly, as they do not use many of the most popular and well known nasties like parabens and phthalates, but they still use ingredients like BHT, methylparaben's (in some) and lemonene.
Origins Ginzing brightening mascara
THE BEST natural mascara I have ever tried. If you like thick, separated, voluminous, long lashes, and like to build it up as the day goes, then this is the mascara for you. It will not disappoint Its designed to make your eyes look brighter and bigger. I'm not sure about brighter but the latter is definitely correct. As its a very waxy mascara, it goes on softly on each lash, giving a natural feel, and with more applications its darker and more intense. Perfect for evenings too! I think it can even compete against the most popular non-natural mascaras!
Ginzing refreshing eye cream
Now I do not have wrinkles, but I purely use an eye cream to provide extra moisturisation to my eye area. I do not feel using just a day cream or lotion is enough. This cream is amazing! almost feels like a treat to use it every morning or when you need a slight pick me up for those puffy eyes. The smell and colour of this cream is beautiful, it smells like oranges or flowers, and its a peachy orangey colour. But the real magic comes when you put it on. Under the eyes it illuminates the skin giving it a iridescent glow! almost acting like a concealer, hiding your bags and puffy eyes. And over a few hours it does de-puff your eyes and provide relief, making them feel more refreshed. I love this eye cream, I almost feel as if its makeup, and makes my bare skin look more beautiful. It makes me want to try more of the GinZing range and try the GinZing Moisturiser that claims to boost radiance. After trying this eye cream I hardly doubt the claims are false! However £23 for a 50ml jar for the moisturiser and £23 for a 15ml eye cream would be stretching my student budget way too far. For now I'll just stick with the eye cream!