Antonym Cosmetics is the new Wet n Wild, YAY!
Well, they are called Antonym, a word that means opposites, so they actually remind me of Hourglass.
They’re a five-year-old Miami-based cruelty free organic/eco-luxury makeup line (read: expensive), and their beautiful bamboo packaging and marbled powders instantly caught my eye on the Sephora website.
Unfortunately, eco-luxury usually means expensive, and it does in this case. Their Skin Esteem liquid foundation is $52 (!), but it delivers awesomeness for that price.
I’ve been wearing Tan for about a week now, and I’m into it, even if it is a tad too warm and too dark for my winter coloring (I just sheer it out). Tan is one of six satiny, mousse-y medium-coverage shades. There’s also a Nude, Beige Light, Beige Medium Light, Beige Medium and Dark, and Tan is the second from the darkest one, so the shade selection is limited.
If you like NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, but you’ve always wanted an organic version, hello! —–> pointing right here. Give Skin Esteem a try. It has a similarly satiny, natural-looking, pore-blurring finish that elegantly evens out your skin tone all day long.
Amazingly, the formula, which layers well underneath powder, blush and bronzer, feels smooth and slippery like it contains silicone, but that’s due to jojoba oil instead.
The thing is, it’s still tricky to apply. If I swipe or rub, it streaks and pills up, but when I blot my skin first with a paper towel to remove any excess oil, pump a little of the product on the back of my hand, then gently pat (the patting is key here!) it on my face with a wet Beauty Blender, that works well. So pat, pat, pat to blend, blend, blend. Don’t swipe! Do a thin layer, then let it dry, and assess whether you need more. If you do, repeat with another thin layer.
If you follow this method, your skin will look naturally flawless, both in person and in those beautiful selfies you take of yourself and your cat. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Antonym Cosmetics Esteem Foundation ingredients:
Water, Isoamyl Laurate, Prunus, Amygdalus DulcisOil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/ Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerid, Hamamelis Virginiana Water/Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water*, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lauryl Olivate, Butyrosperum Parkii Butter/Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palminate, Sorbitan Palminate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Mica, Xanthan Gum, Galactoarabinan, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/ Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol, Geraniol, Limonene. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).