La Mav - Be Beautiful Collection ($99)

The Be Beautiful Collection from La Mav showcases the basics of summer make-up. There’s a BB cream for a light base, a bronzer for a healthy glow, a vegan kabuki brush, and a lip treatment that doubles as a lip gloss. La Mav is known to use natural ingredients in their products. They have a reputation for being cruelty-free and certified organic as well.

There’s talk around the blog-town about the powers of the La Mav BB cream and when I got the Be Beautiful Collection, I knew it was going to be the star of the show. No disappointments there! The Organic BB Crème offers a light coverage with a matte finish. There is only one shade which is sheer enough to match different skin tones. The creamy formula sets pretty quickly so blending has a one or two minute deadline. This is fine by me since I’m all about quick and easy make-up. The great thing is it looks natural! Plus points for the natural sunscreen.

BB cream love aside, I’ve found that the other products in the collection performs very well. The Sunkissed Bronzer has a fine texture and is a perfect match for my medium skin tone. The mica gives it a bit of shimmer although it’s not very noticeable. The Vegan Kabuki Make-up Brush is soft and gentle. It buffs and effectively blends mineral make-up.

Now, lips. The Tinted Lip Treatment in Berry is a shimmery gloss and looks like a deep mauve on the tube. The tint comes out very sheer when applied and works well worn either as a base or on top of a lipstick. I can skip lip balm when using this as a base. When used alone, the effect is healthy shiny lips. Being a lip treatment, it contains natural anti-aging and hydrating ingredients such as CoEnzyme Q10, Argan Oil, Vitamin E and Sea Buckthorn Oil. This keep my lips soft and smooth.

I haven’t actually consciously made the switch to using natural beauty products–they just happen to appear before me–but I’m glad they exist. The Be Beautiful Collection is pretty reasonable for it’s price. Since Christmas season is approaching, this collection also makes for a lovely present for the natural and cruelty-free beauty buffs in your life.