Thursday, April 9, 2015
Circa Beauty - Makeup by Eva Mendes
I am finally excited about a celebrity makeup line! Eva Mendes has launched CIRCA Beauty. A cosmetics line that is a "portfolio of professional quality products traditionally found in the luxury market". The line looks solid and the packaging is quite attractive with a dash of art deco in the design. Very reasonable price points and drugstore availability. The best part? From what I have seen, the entire line is PARABEN FREE!
CIRCA does not advertise itself as paraben free makeup, but I have read the labels and have not found a product that contains parabens. There are questionable ingredients here and there, but overall a big thumbs up from me. Certainly a higher quality product than 98% of what you will currently find on drugstore shelves. The two retailers carrying the line are Drugstore.com and Walgreens.
I have placed an order for CIRCA from Drugstore and will post a haul and first impressions soon.
Selections from the Drugstore.com website:
Absolute Velvet Luxe Lipstick
Color choices: 12
Isopropyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Paraffin, Nylon-11, Jojoba Esters, Fragrance, Ethylene Brassylate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja Oil, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide, Red 6, Mica, Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Red 22 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 27 Lake
Absolute Lash Icon
Color choices: 4
Water, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PVP, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Nylon-12, Stearic Acid, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Steareth-20, Persea Gratissima Oil, Steareth-2, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol, Hexylene Glycol, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides
Color Focus Eye Shadow
Color choices: 6
Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Ultramarines, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Greens, Aluminum Powder
Color choices: 10
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, C18-21 Alkane, Polyisobutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Acrylates Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Boron Nitride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycereth-18, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Dimyristate, Allantoin, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica