Natural and Organic seems to be the latest keywords in the cosmetics industry and although we would be familiar with organic skincare, how familiar are you with organic makeup? Madara EcoCosmetics is one brand with organic makeup and we can now get it in Malaysia at Bodybar.
Madara is a brand from Latvia – I challenge you to tell me where that is! 😀 – and they use flowers and grasses from their region in their cosmetics. The organic makeup line is a little small for now consisting of Tinting Fluid, Tinting Lipgloss and Shimmering Lotion. We can get the former 2 products here. I’ve also included the Regenerating Lipbalm in the mix which straddles the border between makeup and skincare 🙂
I’ve tried 3 of their makeup products thanks to Bodybar and first off, I must say that I love the packaging of Madara products. Its so sleek and pristine I’m impressed. Many brands that make eco-friendly or natural or organic products tend to have very utilitarian looking packaging – not so Madara. Great! Pleasing the eye is as important as pleasing the skin 😛
Madara Decoface Moon Flower Tinting Fluid – RM128/50ml
The Madara Tinting Fluid is what I’d prefer to call a tinted moisturizer. The reason I say so is because its not quite thick enough to function as foundation yet there is some tint in the product to help even out skin tone while keeping skin moisturized. It comes in 2 shades – Moon Flower (pink toned) and Sun Flower (yellow toned).
I tested it in Moon Flower. As I expected, the coverage is very light so it is good for those days when you don’t want foundation on your face yet want to even out your skin tone. It does not quite cover imperfections so you might still need a concealer for that.
Due to my light skin tone I found that this tinting fluid was a little dark on my skin. I’d say it would be more suitable for those who have medium skintones and onwards. If you are very fair you may find it unsuitable.
Texture wise my skin felt moisturized throughout the day. I also found that the tinting fluid looked better after about an hour when it had settled into my skin. It looked natural but it would be nice if the shade was a little lighter.
Sun Flower has noticable warm tones so if you have a warm skintone or a tan, I think it would look amazing on you! Read on below for a chance to score a free sample to try this for yourself 🙂
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate*, Glycerin*, Theobroma Cacao Seed (Cocoa) Butter*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract*, Algae Extract, Plantago Major (Plantain Leaf) Extract*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide***, Xantan Gum, Aroma**, Citral**, Eugenol**, Limonene**, Linalool** [+/- (may contain), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]