I picked these makeup products from UNE Natural Beauty while shopping at Lovelula recently. They’re a new makeup label boasting certified green credentials and are backed by the knowledge and expertise of French cosmetics brand Bourjois. Products from UNE are made from 98 to 100 per cent natural ingredients approved by ECOCERT. Because I have no idea if the new range will work well, I only bought their foundation, concealer and lip balm.
Their prices are rather affordable. I understand that they are available at Boots stores and website in UK. However, I didn’t buy from Boots but from Lovelula, which I’ve shopped at several times because I’ve found their shipping to be reasonable.
UNE Skin Matt Foundation 30ml M02 ~US$20
This is described to be an 8-hour moisturising foundation that blends into the skin, for an imperceptible semi-matt finish. I got the lightest shade and that is M02. In terms of texture, this is a rather thick and creamy foundation. The coverage is medium and finishing is rather natural looking but the color comes across rather yellowish and dull on my skin as you can in the before and after pictures below. It is indeed of a matt finish but I found this foundation more drying than moisturizing on my skin. Let’s just say this isn’t the best liquid foundation I have used. Also, while the price appears to be affordable, the tube is rather small and thus, the product will be used up fairly quickly. UNE offers 10 shades of this foundation but LoveLula only carries 5 of them.
UNE Skin-Echo Concealer E02 ~ US$14
I kind of like this concealer as the coverage is quite good for correcting small imperfections and it does not fade as quickly as some of the others I’ve tried. However, I disagree that it illuminates dark circles as I found the texture to be slightly thick and drying for my undereye area. I expect this concealer to last awhile as I don’t need to use too much of it each time. A total of 4 shades are available.
UNE Sheer Lips Balm S03 ~ US$13
Of all the three products, I probably like this best because it does what it promises – moisturizes and tints the lips with a subtle sheen. I believe this is what some of you call a ‘lip tint’? I like this because unlike using a lipstick, I can glide this on my lips without looking at a mirror anywhere, anytime. The only thing I don’t like about this product is that the shades are all rather dark. I’m guessing that it’s perhaps hard to have a lighter shades as those colors probably won’t show too well on the lips. There are a total of 8 shades but LoveLula only carries 4 of them.
So it also seems that I’m having more misses than hits with the natural/organic makeup that I’ve tried so far this year. I was quite excited over this new brand initially because I found their prices rather reasonable. However, it seems that their products don’t all work well for my skin. In addition, LoveLula doesn’t carry all the items and so there was also a limited choice for me. Well, if any of you have tried this range, do share you feedback.