Instagram is definitely my happy place and I’ve e-met so many incredible women doing amazing things in the beauty industry. I’m thrilled to today introduce you to Zandra; makeup artist, a blogger with a great passion for sustainable beauty and now, the founder and CEO of The Beauty Archive.
The Beauty Archive offer hand crafted organic, vegan and cruelty-free makeup in a Scandinavian minimalistic and recyclable design, made to elevate and embrace natural beauty within the individual. Beginning with lip products, Zandra and her team have created six lip tints & creams, along with a very sweet lip balm! Each product is free of GMO’s, nanoparticles, parabens and fragrance, with all carefully crafted in small batches and individually poured by hand.
As you can see below, they’re all abolutely stunning, with each shade complimenting many skintones.
[ Top left to bottom right: I Do!, Bridesmaid’s Blush, Effortless, LBD & Red, Timeless and Sophisticated. ]
- Sophisticated – a cool toned semi-matte currant.
- Bridesmaid’s Blush – A semi sheer classic rose pink.
- I Do! – A sheer nude pink with peachy undertones.
- LBD & Red – A semi sheer poppy coral red.
- Effortless – A modern nude with a satin finish.
- Timeless – A timeless matte red with warm undertones.
- Wedding Cake – a sweet mixture of nourishing and protective cold pressed vegetable oils, natural butters and waxes and infused with the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E.
For a flawless pout, simply warm up the product with your fingertip, apply pressure on to the surface for the lippie to ‘break’ and reveal its soft and creamy texture. Apply on clean and dry lips with your fingertip or a synthetic lip brush. Set the product by using dabbing motions and re-apply color if desired.
I’ve been wearing these lippies for a few weeks now and my favourite has to be Effortless, you know I’m all about the nude lip! The gorgeous glass jars can be recycled, but they also look great on my night stand, so they will certainly be reused once empty.
Before I sign off, I’d like to share a quote that Zandra said to me, which was “to me it is our little ‘flaws’ that makes a makeup look complete” – which I couldn’t agree with more. I thought this may too resonate with you.