Beautiful Movements cosmetics (formerly known as BM Beauty) is a mineral make up range from former Pussycat doll Kimberly Wyatt. The range is one that has been around for some time and one I have mentioned before on the blog.
Today I have three products to review for you, aside from the fact that I love mineral make up there was a couple of things that appealed to me about it. Firstly they are certified cruelty free by BUAV International, as cruelty free can be a bit of a minefield from what I can see the BUAV endorsement really is one of the best and most thorough available. Secondly, the whole range is Bismuth Oxychloride free which is something I look for when recommending mineral make up. Bismuth is a natural mineral and not a harmful ingredient, but many people who suffer reactions to mineral make up do so because they are sensitive to Bismuth so I prefer to avoid it when reviewing.
I should also point out that this range is very affordable, mineral make up is generally more purse friendly than pressed and cream products and that is certainly true in this case, yes loose powders can take a bit of getting used to, but once you master application it really isn’t a problem.
My favourite product and the perfect addition to your make up bag for spring and summer is the Summer Warmth Bronzer (£8 for 4 grams in a sifter jar). As you can see from the swatch below this bronzer has a golden sheen shot through it, there is absolutely no “glitter” it really is a very fine sheen and can be used with a light hand for a hint of colour or you could really go to town and be a bronze goddess. I have a fairly light and neutral complexion but I found that used with a light hand the effect was very pretty.
Beautiful Movements Summer Warmth Bronzer, swatched in natural daylight.
To apply the bronzer I used the Bronzer blush brush (£14 number 124) made of 100% synthetic fibres and vegan friendly. The brush has a nice angle to it, making it very good for both bronzer and blush and the bristles are soft and do not shed when washed. I am very happy with this brush and it gets a lot of use, daily for the last two months, it works well with loose mineral powders because it seems to pick up just the right amount of pigment to enable an even application without too much colour being applied at once.
The final product I was sent was the Lash thickening Mascara (£12 for 8 mls), which I have found to be a brilliant every day mascara. When talking natural mascaras people often complain that they are not as dramatic as their non-natural counterparts and I would agree with that for the most part, but the formulas I think are getting better. This mascara has a large bristled wand that makes application very easy, it does thicken lashes but don’t expect false lash effect results. I am lucky to have a natural curl to my lashes anyway and this mascara holds that well. I apply two coats, it needs a short time to dry between coats but it is a buildable formula. It doesn’t make lashes too stiff and I didn’t find it to flake or smudge at all. It was also very gentle on my eyes despite being a contact lens wearer. The mascara contains beeswax so it not suitable for vegans.
I have enjoyed testing these Beautiful Movements products and I think if you are looking for cruelty free make up they are well worth a look. I will be testing out the blushers and mineral foundation in the future as I was so impressed with what I have tried so far. Have you tried this brand? Are you a mineral make up fan?