Rituel de Fille

I discovered this gem

at The Cure Apothecary during my visit to Toronto this summer. As a makeup artist, anytime I spot a new makeup product that I have never tried before I am almost instantly at the mirror trying it on (the most bold colour of course). I jumped the gun on this product - I actually didn't read the ingredients before my mind had already said YES!! ("buy 5"). 

After speaking with Nitaha Goel at The Cure I was convinced it was a clean product (still, even before reading the label). I quote; Ritual de Fille "By weight, at least 99% of each of our formulas are made from pronouncable, minimally refined natural ingredients. The remaining 1% is a gentle preservative that is entirely paraben-free, phthalate-free and formaldehyde-free while offering much greater safety." 

After a few years in the natural cosmetic industry I have come to realize it is all about making compromise. Yes this lipstick contains a preservative concoction of Phenoxyethanol & Potassium Sorbate (which rate a 4 and 3 on Skin Deep Database), but its a hell of a lot better that its nasty alternatives. Companies that put a full spectrum preservative in their cosmetics are doing it for your safety and the safety of their company - What if the product gets moldy or becomes unsafe and unusable because no full spectrum preservative was added. This leaves the DIY projects up to you to make for yourself at your discretion. 

Well... is it any good?

I am extremely excited about this product for a few reasons:

1. The packaging & branding is brilliant. The concept is right up my alley and it is a small sleek product to keep in your purse.

2. The price point is epic. At only $23 a tube, this 99% natural lipstick is a reasonable price for the quality. 

3. It is 99% natural ingredients. Synthetic dye free. Synthetic fragrance free. Paraben free. Phthalate free. Sulfate free & cruelty free.

4. The pigment is INSANE. Each and every colour I tried on was very pigmented and lasted on my lips for an impressive amount of time. (this is not a stain so yes, touch ups are needed)

YES! it is a good product, YES! I recommend it

INGREDIENTS:

Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mica [CI 77019], Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Iron Oxide [77499], Silica (Silicon Dioxide), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Carnauba Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Carmine [CI 75470] (NOT VEGAN), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, *Phenoxyethanol, *Caprylyl Glycol, *Potassium Sorbate, *Hexylene Glycol* (PRESERVATIVES)

* "Natural ingredients are our obsession, but we're also concerned with the safety of every product we create. If left unprotected, natural makeup has an extremely short shelf life—and quickly collects bacteria and other microbes from use. Phenoxyethanol is an anti-bacterial, while potassium sorbate is antifungal and anti-microbial. Caprylyl glycol and hexylene glycol hold them in suspension. This combination is extremely gentle on the skin, and keeps our products stable."

Application easier than {MAGIC)

Step 1:

When wearing a dark colour on your lips it is important to start with a clean + smooth base.

*scrub lips with coconut oil & brown sugar.

*apply concealer or foundation over mouth area

*apply a lip balm (dab off excess) 

Step 2:

Always line lips before lipstick application. this ensures your colour stays in place

*pick a colour close to the lipstick (I chose plum from Jane Iredale, as it has a hint of purple)

*make sure your lipliner is sharpened for easier and precise application. 

 

Step 3:

Filling in the entire lip with lipliner is important. 

*unfortunately we are long beyond the 80's so avoid filling just the outside of the lip.

*try feathering the lip liner lightly as you get closer to the middle of the lip - this will give an ombre effect. 

Step 4:

Its time for the magic. 

*Using Ritual de Fille in "shadow side" or any colour your chose, carefully fill in the entire lip with colour.

*You may use a lip brush to do this if you find the lipstick size is too big - I actually found it quite perfect myself. 

Abra-cadabra 

welcome, shadow side. 

lets face it - we all have our shadows - the ego inside that strives for perfection. I thought I would share with you a few of my "beauty" shadows. There is nothing wrong with these parts of me, in fact, they make me who I am. The point is to acknowledge our shadows, say hello, embrace this side and continue to bring ourselves back into a conscious mind set. 

- My shadow side likes to carefully pose and select photos for my blog because I want to look "good" for my viewers. I say don't always look like this, but I know I am always beautiful

My shadow side wants to look like women I find physically attractive. I will make small changes like dying my hair and dressing a certain way to look like someone who is not me. - I say "be yourself jacqueline, dress, act and be who you are, not who you want to be".

-Sometimes my shadow tells myself that I will never be a successful blogger because "its too late" - I say thats bull shit. 

Want your own?

Rituel de Fille has a gorgeous collection of Forbidden Lipsticks and Enchanted Lip sheers, you can purchase your own at Ritual de Fille or in Toronto at The Cure Apothecary


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