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Here it is. Our much-requested cosmetics range
This range was challenging for many reasons, not least, I am not prepared to compromise either our ingredient philosophy or performance criteria. My aim was to produce a cosmetics range that does not contain plan oestrogens, heavy metals or other such toxins or hormone disruptors (to name but a few of the usual suspects). Having investigated the natural market prior to creating this range (believe me, if there had been anything already on the market that I could have recommended to clients Iwould have done) we knew that performance was a key factor.
Cancer patients are often pale and drawn, without eyelashes or eyebrows and it is possible that their hair will be hidden beneath a headscarf. I needed to be able to add a glow and colour as well as ‘eyebrows’ and eyelashes that once in place were not going to fade through the day or melt in the heat (I write during an exceptionally hot summer and have been observing make-up melt down far too often).
My experience with the naturals was that the staying power was an issue as was the whole method of application and resultant appearance. Those asking for a Defiant Beauty Cosmetics Collection were not the women that, prior to diagnosis, had been experimenting with naturals and learning. These ladies were used to high-end highly functional make-up. They wanted the same from us but with natural ingredients suited to their condition and newly sensitive skin. Parabens and prostaglandins are out, jojoba oil and natural colours are in.
The cosmetics collection allows women who are going through treatment for cancer to maintain their appearance without being concerned about ingredients or reliability. I have a small collection for the main eye colours and skin tones and have included products that hide the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.
The products that are included in the first capsule collections are
- Eye shadow trios for blue, green or brown eyes
- Bronzer for three skin tones (light medium and dark)
- Lip sticks
- Eyeliner in black and brown
- Foundation for all skin tones
- Colour Correctors
- Brush a brow in many shades, with eyebrow stencils
You can find hints and tips and instructions for effective use on the product pages.