You have been asking and asking and asking for this… So here it is! A review of Honeybee Gardens‘ gluten free makeup! And hairspray too, to my infinite delight.
I’ve had so many questions about Honeybee Gardens, it’s not even funny. When I first looked into them, they were not safe. But they have recently reformulated to become 100% gluten free. I’m really excited about this! And that’s for two reasons:
- Because I’m glad to have good news for y’all, my lovely, amazing, sweet, smart readers.
- Because I’ve always thought Honeybee Gardens looked like a good and fun company.
To my delight, I was absolutely right about the second part.
Here’s what I got to try:
- Gluten Free Mascara- Truly Natural Black
- Gluten Free Lipstick- Bombshell
- Eye Shadow Palette- The Cosmopolitan
- NEW Alcohol Free Hair Spray
Gluten Free Mascara
I’m a bit of a gluten free mascara nerd. My lashes are kinda puny (gee, thanks Mom 😛 ), so good mascara is a must for me. The trouble is, good gluten free mascara is hard to find.
THIS is good stuff. It’s buildable, not clumpy and light feeling. It does takes a few seconds to dry and it pretty sticky until then, but I didn’t have a problem with it after the initial drying process. Nor did it try to smear everywhere before it was entirely dry, for which I am grateful. It doesn’t give super oomph, but that’s part of the reason why it’s so light and gentle.
The end result is very natural looking, with great definition and a silky look. In fact, I keep having to hunt around for it because someone or other is always borrowing it. (Why does everyone keep stealing my precious gluten free makeup!? Get your own, y’all! 😛 )
Gluten Free Lipstick
Lipstick is another of those tricky gluten free makeup products. So often gluten free lipstick has no lasting power and just ends up melting into your lips. I like those balmy kinds, but let’s be honest y’all- tinted lip balms are fab, but only when you want tinted lip balm.
I’m happy to say, this is genuinely lipstick! I wouldn’t say it has super staying power, but unless you eat something it doesn’t require constant reapplication. The scent is interesting. I’ve never had lipstick that smells like herbs… But it’s pleasant and not at all overwhelming. The bombshell color is beautiful and the color payoff is quite satisfying. The packaging is kinda cheesy feeling, but I haven’t had an issue with it yet. Plus that funny little cutout is fun. Combining all that with an $11.99 price point (or LESS if you buy from Amazon) and you simply MUST try it!
Eye Shadow Palette
This is perhaps the most fun, most adorable and most super awesome gluten free makeup product I got to try.
Have you noticed that the gluten free makeup world doesn’t have a lot of “cute” products? I’m wildly envious of MAC users, for instance. Not fair y’all, not fair. But maybe Honeybee Gardens can give them a run for their money.
With high quality, gorgeous, feminine and wearable colors, adorable packaging and a lovely little brush, this is literally a perfect palette. I’m thinking gifts- like stocking stuffer, “I’m sorry”, “thinking of you”, “Happy Birthday”, “girl’s night out”, etc. Or how about an “I deserve something adorable” gift to yourself?
We’re obsessed with this palette. I say “we”, because this is another thing that keeps getting stolen. In fact, I don’t even know where mine is as I type this… Someone carried it off. Trust me though, I’ll get it back.
There are several other palettes besides this one, and I think it highly worth the time to collect them all. They are all lovely!
Alcohol Free Hairspray
Last but not least, the elusive gluten free hairspray! This product is so incredibly hard to find, it’s not even funny. I’ve been without hairspray for a year now, after I found out that my old supposed “gluten free hairspray” really did have gluten in it.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to think of a non-aerosol hairspray. Being just a normal spray nozzle, this is a much heavier spray than I’m used to. However, it ended up not being a problem at all. It doesn’t weigh down my hair too much and it has good holding power. It smells really interesting, like an herbal supplement, but the scent fades quickly.
Now, if you look for this hairspray, make sure it’s the alcohol free version, the new formula. The old version had straight wheat in it. It has recently been reformulated. However you may still see old bottle in stores, or on other websites. If you get it straight from the Honeybee Gardens’ website you should be fine. If you look for it elsewhere, just be careful and pay close attention to exactly which formula you’re getting.