When I was researching this product review I was quite shocked to discover AnneMarie Borlind is a German brand that was founded fifty years ago. It is a natural brand I have seen a lot over of the years, but this was my first time trying any products. I was kindly sent a selection of skincare and make up from their extensive range. Two products from the sensitive skin range and two lip products.
Sensitive Cream mask – Ideal for those days when skin is feeling a little out of sorts and in need of moisture, this cream mask is packed with squalane, jojoba and meadow farm oils. The mask is nourishing and calming but not too heavy, it works well as a moisturising treat for the skin but I have to say I find it a little too heavily fragranced for a product targeted at sensitive skin. Fragrance aside this is a very pleasant mask and can be used as an overnight treatment too.
Beauty shot SOS Sensitive – I have to say although it doesn’t add anything to the function of the product, I love the fun packaging of this serum, it is something quite different from the norm. It has some interesting and soothing ingredients, such as blackcurrant seed oil, macadamia oil and hyaluronic acid. The second ingredient is alcohol, I am assuming to help aid penetration of the active ingredients and as a preservative, but I will be honest you wouldn’t guess that from using the formula, as it isn’t irritating or drying at all. Again the serum adds a nice hit of moisture and hydration.
Although the skincare items were very pleasant to use I didn’t feel like either formula was particularly outstanding, I would happily add them in to a skincare rotation and am still using them, but wouldn’t go out of my way to repurchase. Both of these products are suitable for vegans.
I was much more enthusiastic about the make up items. I love a lipstick and this formulation is really gorgeous.
Lip colour in the shade Rosewood – A really impressive lipstick in terms of packaging, pigmentation and nourishing the lips. The ingredients list is full of hydrating ingredients, castor oil, jojoba, shea butter and hyaluronic acid which helps to plump up any fine lines around the mouth. As usual the swatches online for the lipstick aren’t brilliant and I would be disappointed if I had bought it based on them, one stockist listed this colour as a deep pink, when in fact it actually is a brown with a pink undertone. It is a pretty shade, especially on a medium skin and I really enjoy the formula, but it goes to show that natural brands marketing themselves in an online environment should perhaps pay a bit more attention to these details. Unlike the skincare the lipstick contains beeswax so isn’t suitable for vegans.
Lip liner in Nude – Is a nice lip liner, useful for going over the whole lip. It has a lip brush included as well which I thought was a nice touch. This shade is vegan and has shea butter, mango seed butter and other moisturising ingredients but has good staying power.
I think AnneMarie Borlind has a large and quite interesting selection of products and the lipstick is a new favourite. You find the products at Naturisimo who ship internationally or on the Borlind website. Have you tried this line?