Green People hosted their first ever bloggers event at KOBA in Brighton, to talk about their new beauty launches and celebrate their organic skincare hero products. After a warm welcome and a cold glass of wine, the lovely Green People girls, Amy and Poppy, told us about the organic, natural and cruelty-free ethos behind their brand. Green People was born seventeen years ago out of a homemade remedy that founder, Charlotte, made to help soothe her daughter’s eczema and skin allergies. The daughter, Sandra, popped for a cocktail later in the evening, and wow, her skin is flawless. If that’s what you get for a lifetime of using Green People skincare, then I’m sold!
I’d heard loads about Green People’s lovely organic skincare before, but wasn’t aware they had a cosmetics range too! They’ve just launched a few new beauty bits, which are just lovely.
Every respectable beauty brand has released some kind of lip pencil by now, and Green People prove to be ethical and on trend with their brand new lip crayons. The silky formula glides on luxuriously, and although there are only three colour options at the moment, they are beautiful – a capsule autumn lip colour palette! There’s a natural brown one, a deep berry red, and a pretty nudie shimmer (my favourite of the three). These haven’t even been released yet, but they’re lovely enough to rival Nars – so keep an eye out on the Green People website and social media to snap one up when they launch. I know I will!
The illuminating eyeshadow duo features two pearly shades, a dazzling creamy white and a slightly darker pinky toned taupe, housed in a little recycled black compact complete with mirror. The shades are quite light for me as an all over eyeshadow, I favour darker smokey eye make up at all times, but I’ve been using mine to highlight my browbone and illuminate the inner corners of my eyes on those days where I could’ve done with a few extra zzz’s.
Next up is a lip primer, made from Carnauba and Beeswax to create a nourished, smooth base to anchor lip colour in place. I’m not a massive lippie wearer in all honesty, mainly because it seems to vanish within minutes of me leaving the house (and I hate Lipcote!) So a silky primer to use under my lipstick seemed the perfect solution! This weekend, I wore red lipstick for the first time in forever, and the colour stayed put throughout a long country walk and a big mug of tea! The primer feels lovely on the lips, and could easily be used alone as a super-hydrating, matte finish balm too.
Finally, these are the new Christmas gift sets – a body wash and body lotion wrapped up in the cutest packaging ever! I love the illustrated autumn trees and think they should be featured on all Green People packaging! Too adorable. Anyway, the scents aren’t traditionally Christmassy, but I like that, as you’re often sick of gingerbread and spiced apple by the time New Year rolls around. The red tree is the more festive of the two, with a Red Mandarin and Ho Wood scent which is slightly reminiscent of a Chris cringle orange, while the green tree smells of Lemongrass and Ginger, which is a lovely, fresh scent that suits any time of year.
Are you an organic beauty fan? Which of these new releases takes your fancy?