Madara Moon Flower Tinting Fluid – An I Choose What I Use Review
I’ve been using the vegan and natural Madara Moon Flower tinting fluid for quite some time now so I thought it was about time for a blog about it!
I’ve never been one for wearing foundation, I just didn’t like the feel of it on my skin, Inika mineral powder foundation was a revelation but not something I would reach for regularly and then came Madara. It was one of those things I knew I’d like without even trying it and when I finally did, I was not disappointed.
Being a pale kinda gal for most of the year, the Moon Flower (Rose Beige) shade is the one for me. It’s so easy to apply, evens out your skin tone with a hint of a tint.
I don’t use it every day and so a bottle for me lasts quite a while. As you’ll see in the photo’s below, a small pea sized amount covered almost the entire area of my forearm so it goes a long way and I’d consider it good value for money at £23.00 for 50ml.
In the final picture where it’s been finally spread across my arm evenly, you can hopefully see the difference on the area where the moon flower tinting fluid has been applied. You should see that the colour is subtle (no fake or you’ve been tangoed look here!) even when applied to the pale underside of my forearm. What the camera can’t capture very well is the delicate sheen you also get from the mica in the ingredients.
The note on the back of the bottle says it’s a lighter alternative to foundation and I’d second that. Though it also says it masks imperfections, I’ve found it won’t cover some completely so I often apply a concealer first. It’s also great for the more mature ladies out there, my Mum has gone through a few bottles of this now!
One thing that some people might not like is the fragrance. It’s been described as ‘cut grass’ which isn’t far off. It’s fresh and, as far as I’m concerned, not too overpowering. It doesn’t linger so even if you don’t like it you don’t have to put up with it for too long. Believe me, the fragrance is worth putting up with for the results it gives.
Madara are certified organic by ECOCERT, all their products are vegetarian and all but a small number of their products are suitable for vegans (Ecocert monitored lanolin and beeswax is used in their lip products and one baby product). None of their finished products or ingredients are tested on animals (as they can’t be within the EU) and, according to their website, they are in the process of obtaining leaping bunny certification.
As you may have gathered, I love this but what about you? Have you used Madara tinting fluid? What do you think of it?
Aqua, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate*, Glycerin*, Theobroma Cacao Seed (Cocoa) Butter*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract*, Algae Extract, Plantago Major (Plantain Leaf) Extract*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide***, Xantan Gum, Aroma**, Citral**, Eugenol**, Limonene**, Linalool** [+/- (may contain), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]***
* ingredients issued from Organic Agriculture;
** natural essential oils;
*** inorganic substances and/or pure mineral pigments;
99.875% of the total ingredients are of a natural origin;
13.86% of the total ingredients are issued from Organic Agriculture.
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