13 August 2012

An introduction to Inika Cosmetics


A picture of Inika Makeup Products
If you haven't heard of Inika before, where have you been hiding?! Inika are, in my eyes, one of the top organic and cruelty free cosmetic brands around. I adore their eyeliners (which I will be reviewing shortly) as they are so creamy and easy to apply, and stick around for hours! 


Inika have been awarded one of the highest safety ratings in the World by EWG (Environmental Working Group) and are committed to producing organic, halal, cruelty free and vegan friendly products. Inikia are certified organic by Australia's Organic Food Chain. Their tubes, pots and brushes are made from recycled materials as well as all of the packaging being recyclable. They are registered with the UK Vegan Society, meaning that none of their products contain animal derivatives, as well as being 100% certified Halal with Australia's Federation of Islamic Council. They are 100% certified Cruelty Free with Australia's Choose Cruelty Free Organisation and their eye, brow and lip products are made from organic ingredients which meet the strict guidelines of Organic products. On top of this, they are a Truth in Beauty brand, which means they guarantee to produce products which are safe, natural, ethical and environmentally conscious. 

I don't know about you, but a brand which does all of that, has my full support and admiration!

A picture of Inika makeup products
Mineral Eye-shadow - Velvet
I have never used a mineral eye-shadow before using this. In fact, that goes for the bronzer and foundation, too! Inika's eye-shadows are rich in pigment, providing vibrant and opulent colour. I found this eye-shadow to be incredibly easy to use, both for application and blending. And the colour is truly stunning - I was wowed when I first tried it! It lasts all day long, without creasing, cracking or fading, and is an absolute joy to use. I really want to try a few other shades from the mineral eye-shadow range, such as blue steel, autumn plum, gunmetal and turquoise.
Inika Mineral Eye-Shadow - Velvet - 1.2g - £14.50

Mineral Foundation Powder - Patience
Mineral foundations are something which have always appealed to me, but I've always been unsure about whether they would work with my naturally oily skin. Loads of people rave about the Laura Mercier mineral foundation, but I wanted to try one which met the same ethics I like to have in my skincare; to be organic, natural and cruelty free. The Inika mineral powder foundations are awarding winning, and work as both a concealer and foundation in one. My shade, Patience, leaves a perfect flawless finish and it's amazing the difference I've seen, and felt, in using this over my liquid foundations. It also contains an SPF15, which is just a bonus to me! The first time I applied it, I don't think I applied enough, or enough for my personal preference anyway. But after a couple of tries I found the perfection amount for application and I'll tell you now, I am sold on mineral foundation and will definitely be repurchasing. 
Inika Mineral Foundation Powder - Patience - 8g - £27.50

Mineral Bronzer - Sunkissed
We all know it by now, I am a huge bronzer obsessive. So I couldn't wait to get my Real Techniques contour brush on this beautiful mineral bronzer. It applies like an absolute dream, it's so easy to blend and it is perfect for both contouring and an overall bronze. It is a little lighter than the usual bronze shades I use, but for a day time bronzer it is perfect. And like the eye-shadow and foundation, it's so lightweight that it feels like you're wearing nothing, I love it!
Inika Mineral Bronzer - Sunkissed - 3.5g - £20.50

A picture of Inika Makeup Swatches
Inika Angle Brush
I have also been trying out the angel brush. A multi-purpose brush, it can be used for applying eye-shadows to create a dramatic look. You can also use it wet to apply eye-shadow as eyeliner, as well as using it for brows. It's 100% vegan and certified cruelty free. It's slightly more hard than I expected, but it is actually lovely to use and I have been loving it mainly for my eyebrows! 
Inika Angle Brush - £14

I cannot tell you lovely it has been to use these products. I find myself reaching for the mineral powder foundation and mineral bronzer over my usual liquid foundations and pressed powder bronzers. The eye-shadow is has made me more confident wearing the colour people always suggest will suit me and I have fallen in love with the formulation of it. I can't wait to add more Inika products to my collection!

A picture of Inika Angle Brush
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33 comments

  1. I have NEVER heard of this product like ever ? !!

    I can't wait to see your eyeliner review everygirl needs a good eyeliner!!

    http://lolarose1.blogspot.ie/
    xx

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  2. I have also never heard of Inika! Love that bronzer colour though. I adore mineral foundation!

    xx

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  3. These all sounds lovely - I always prefer loose powder products :) x

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  4. I've tried one of Inikas eyeliners and I was seriously impressed. Great review! :)

    xx


    wearenouvellevague

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  5. the foundation sounds lovely x

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  6. Great reviews. :)

    I really want to try the Highlighter from Inika, it looks gorgeous.
    xo

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  7. These products look beautiful! I've only ever tried Inika eyeliners but these definitely look worth a go :) xo

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  8. I've been eagerly awaiting your review of these products. They look so great, the bronze and eye shadow powders look lovely and pigmented and are great shades and I do LOVE to use mineral or powder foundations, nice and natural.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  9. these look gorgeous, I've never tried anything by this brand! xo

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  10. Not sure on the colour of that bronzer, bit orangy for my liking, but the mineral foundation and eye shadows look amazing :)

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  11. I love their eyeliners - their pencils are so creamy and long lasting and really highly pigmented. Ive never tried any of these other products but I'm sorely tempted by them!

    Helen xxx

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  12. Great post! I'd love to try out more of Inika's range, their bronzer and foundation sound fantastic! x

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  13. I've never even used Inika before (and feel like i've lived under a rock) any chance do you know where the nearest store is in London so I can swatch to my hearts delight?

    Epiphannie A: Beauty by a Disnyevore

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  14. The products look amazing, ive never even heard of Inika before! xx

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  15. This all sounds so good, I've tried their liquid mineral foundation before and it's horrific. The smell is vile :| But after reading this I'll be trying the loose powders eventually.

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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  16. I have an eyeliner from Inka that was in a glossybox i think & its OK. I would like to see and try more from the range their Mineral Bronzer looks nice in your photo.
    Great review.

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  17. @Michaela They are a lovely brand, they should be raved about more often xo

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  18. @alliejayne They are so creamy and long lasting, aren't they? Thank you xo

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  19. @Samantha Taggart They are, they are super lovely! The liners are so creamy and long lasting, too xo

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  20. @Jess You should, they are a fantastic brand xo

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  21. @Georgina Kent It suits me perfectly, doesn't look orange on at all, although I am naturally tanned! xo

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  22. @Helen They are super creamy and long lasting, I love the liners. xo

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  23. @Epiphannie A I am not sure about which stores they are stocked in but they are definitely available on their website xo

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  24. @Jodie-Winyan They are a really lovely brand and the products are lovely xo

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  25. @LucyyLou Maybe they are just better at making mineral powder products :) xo

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  26. @Vicki I love the liners, very creamy and long lasting xo

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  27. I knew I loved their liners but had no idea they were cruelty free and organic, that's even better! I've got a veggie colleague who will love this stuff :)

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