This review is a really fun one for me because this eco-luxe cosmetic line has become a quick favorite of mine and I’m so excited to share with you guys! Antonym Cosmetics is the real deal, I can honestly say that I haven’t ever been this impressed with packaging ever. If you could dream up a makeup line that would appeal to a minimalistic hippie concerned about ingredients and someone wanting luxurious packaging and high performance, Antonym would be it.
Antonym was born in 2010 and the primary goal was to create products that perform like premium products on the market, but with the benefits of natural, organic and cruelty free ingredients that are gentle on skin. The bamboo packaging is natural and sustainable and the same is used on their brush handles which are vegan as well. Antonym is also Ecocert certified which means they have strict standards of quality control to ensure environmentally respectful manufacturing and use natural and/or organic ingredients. You can find more information about Antonym’s background and certifications here.
Antonym sent me a beautiful package of goodies to test out so get ready to swoon guys, because these gems are seriously amazing!! The quality, the pigmentation, and the staying power are out of this world and are a must in my everyday makeup routine.
Baked Blush in “Rose”: This cool-toned dusty rose shade is so wearable and I absolutely love it for a classic look. I am always pairing this with a cat eye and a baby pink lip for that kind of Brigitte Bardot look, and its perfection. The formula is extremely soft, smooth and blends so easily it’s foolproof. You can even sweep a little on your lids for a radiant monochromatic look. Did I mention the packaging for this is insane (in a good way). The bamboo case is sturdy and feels so luxurious but eco-friendly at the same time!! SO cool and hard to pull off, but Antonym does it!! Retail: $36
Lipstick Pencil in “Pinkish”: So the name pretty much says it all, this is a very wearable pinkish nude shade that is great for warming up your look. This thick crayons make for a super easy application and are infused with sunflower oil and shea butter to keep lips hydrated. I also like to use these to line my lips, these crayons are really versatile and are perfect for on-the-go!! Retail: $17
Lipstick Crayon in “Koral” :This shade is actually my favorite of the two, it’s so unique and different. It looks kind of bright in the swatch but it’s actually a very flattering coral nude. This shade looks amazing with a smokey eye and is pretty much a must-have shade for summer!! Retail: $17
Eye Pencil Noir/ Waterproof: Ok so I would die without this ultra black pencil in my life. I know, I know I’m dramatic but when your a makeup artist, the need for a super pigmented black pencil eyeliner that actually stays put is a must and Antonym really delivered here. First of all the pencil is going to last you forever, it comes with a sharpener attached to it, the application is soft and smooth (no tugging or pulling), and the pigmentation is top notch. I use this baby every single day without fail!! Retail: $19
Lola Lash Mascara: I use this gem everyday also. This inky black formula coats my lashes evenly and the curved brush adds a good amount of volume and length. This is actually the first nontoxic mascara that I can say I LOVE! I don’t deal with clumps or eye irritations with this, the ingredients are gentle (organic wax and blue flax) and ideal for sensitive eyes. Retail: $23
Vegan Makeup Brushes: These brushes are absolutely beautiful. I received the large eye shader brush #6, blending brush #10, small angled brush #13, medium pencil brush #19, blending brush #10, and mascara/brow brush #16. I use all of these brushes in my everyday makeup routine and they are extremely high quality, apply the product exceptionally well and I really can’t see myself needing to use any other brushes as these are the best I have come across in the green beauty world!! True story!! The bristles are soft, the handles are sturdy bamboo and I highly recommend them!! Retail is different for each brush, see prices here.
So I hope enjoyed my little introduction to this amazing eco-luxe line. Antonym also carries baked foundations and eyeshadows that I’m sure I will be trying out sooner than later! lol. If you have any questions about these products or product application don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m always happy to help my free birds!! 🙂 You can find all of these products at http://www.antonyncosmetics.com