Product Review: Johnny Concert Glamour
I have a confession to make. My name is Robin and I am a makeup addict. Since I was a little girl, all the pots and tubes of brightly colored hues fascinated me. When my mom finally let me wear it (instead of just being an enviable observer in her morning ritual) I was ecstatic! I don’t remember exactly when I began wearing makeup, but I do remember hurrying after gym class to reapply it after gym class rudely disrupted my carefully made up face. Back then, I had simple tastes. I would run over to the local drug store namely Eckerd’s ( which was eventually bought by CVS) and choose from the bounty known as Wet’N’Wild. No, I’m not talking about a dirty movie here as it could easily be confused with but what I’m talking about is dirt cheap makeup. Makeup a girl can afford who’s on an ‘allowance from mom’ budget! I bought eye shadow, blush, lipstick, gloss, and mascara. I even partook in a little Cover Girl lipstick on special occasions. I loved my LipSlicks! I was really shortsighted and ignorant back then and had no idea about the chemicals I was allowing to sink into my young, eager skin.
My Obsession with Big MAC
My makeup tastes evolved completely from high school to my young adult years. I discovered MAC. Oh Yes… oh, what colors. MAC had me from day one! MAC colors bring new meaning to the words, “highly pigmented makeup.” Sure, their cosmetics were a bit pricey, but I was willing to part with my hard earned dollars for a few pots of funky eye shadow. Were the ingredients in MAC’s cosmetics any different than those in Wet’N’Wild’s? Not really. Same ol’ petrochemcials just in a fancier, more sophisticated package. When I began to “smarten up” about the cosmetics I was using, the MAC eye shadows were the toughest ones for me to let go. Even though I had already thrown out most of my toxic cosmetics, I stubbornly held on to the shadows. I had every color like shimmery golds, yellow, pink, blue, purple…you name it, I had it! When I realized they were just sitting in my cosmetic bag all dressed up with no where to go, I decided it was for us to part ways. I never thought I’d find an organic makeup brand with such intense dramatic colors like my beloved Mac. Well, I was wrong!
Buy Makeup Online
Late last year I happened to be browsing the web and came across a blog post discussing Johnny Concert cosmetics. I’m a curious cat so I clicked on their link. Well, when I visited their web site, I was flabbergasted! Johnny Concert makes handcrafted organic cosmetics and their eye shadows happen to be bright, gorgeous colors reminiscent of MAC (just not as toxic!) My search for chemical-free highly pigmented colors was over! JC makes cosmetics for girls and guys and have some strict standards.
Check ‘em out:
- Cruelty Free
- Signer of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics
JC Glamour brings new meaning to the term, “eco-savvy cosmetics.” Sometimes, these types of alternative cosmetics are not available in local stores. That’s why it’s a great option to buy makeup online. In addition to the funkily named eye shadows, they also specialize in:
- Organic eye liners
- Lip and Cheek Tint
And the best part is I got to try some and tell you about it. I’ll keep my drooling to a minimum (if you promise to as well!)
How to Put Eyeshadow On
Their Mineral Eye Pigments are talc and bismuth free, contain no synthetic fillers or nano particles. You will have happy eyes when you wear them. Wear ‘em straight up or dip a thin brush into water and use them as a stay put eyeliner. The colors are gorgeous. Some are matte and some are full of shimmer and sparkles. My favorite color was Tainted Cupcake. It’s a sparkly light pink color. One day I used it as a base with black eye liner (Romantica) and black mascara. It was a gorgeous look! Here’s a summary of the other colors I used:
- Attention Whore (matte lilac- looks great with a smoke colored liner)
- Phantom (shimmery, rusty, reddish color-very different!)
- Peace Love Riot (teal, green-blue sparkle)
If I had my choice I would have tried every single one of their 24 colors. They have some lovely greens, silvers, and yellows I want to try! To complement the eyes, I used a touch of Queen of Obscene. What is that, you ask? A very pretty light pink blush with absolutely no nano particles. It went on smoothly and added just the right touch of color to my look. (FYI- Some of the other blush colors are DominatriXXX, Pu$$y Cat, and Sex Me!) To finish it off, you need a good lipgloss and they did not fail in that department. My lips shimmered with Harlequin organic lipgloss, which is a sheer strawberry with brown undertones. My overall impression of this line was pure quality. The eye colors and lip glosses run $16 each which may seem pricey to you, especially when compared with drug store brands, but just remember this fact: you get what you pay for and JC cosmetics uses the best healthy ingredients.
A Special Just For You
I finally found a healthy makeup line, and I was ecstatic and now I want to share the joy with you. As a special thank you to my readers, Johnny Concert has a special promo code, just for you. Just enter “robina” at checkout to get free shipping on your $50 order. Visit http://www.johnnyconcert.com/cart to ‘get your makeup on’. I may even take advantage of this and continue my cosmetics addiction. At least now I know I am feeding a healthy addiction by using Johnny Concert cosmetics. And now I can even feed the hidden “rocker” within me by using this drama filled makeup. Rock on with JC!!!!
What commercial or toxic beauty product or brand was the toughest one for you to give up when you went green with your beauty routine? Leave your comment below!
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