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March 19, 2008

Afterglow Mineral Cosmetics- A Natural Choice

In the cosmetic world today mineral make-up is turning up left and right. All of it claims to make you look your best and most natural too. Afterglow mineral cosmetics actually does what it claims. Kristin Adams, Afterglow's founder, believes that cosmetics offers women the ability to transform themselves into works of art each day. I could not agree more! I, myself, am a bit of junkie on this stuff if you didn't already know. All of the Afterglow products have been developed with Kristin's eye for color and with a focus on pure, natural and organic ingredients.

The Pure Soul Mascara in Onyx ($21) is a wonderful inky black and 100% natural. It looks quite wet when I first pulled the above average sized wand out of the tube. I wondered if it would take a while to dry or coat thinly. It did not. This mascara packs a triple punch! It does not smear, clump or irritate my sensitive contact wearing eyes- ever! It comes in two colors and really does live up to the hype on the website. I was incredibly pleased and have continued using this mascara daily instead of my expensive department store brands. It creates amazing volume and length all at once. I love that it is alcohol, paraben, tar, perfume and mineral oil free just to name a few. Really. It is free of so many harsh chemicals and dyes that it is easy to fall in love with the mascara for this fact alone. It wears incredibly well and has made me a convert. The black and silver tube is pretty cute too.

Lips Organic Lip Love ($22) lipstick did not let me down either. True to the shades listed on the website (15 shades) and the tube itself this sheer and smooth lipstick glides on easily and doesn't feather. It is not drying and it lasts for a long time. Made from certified organic ingredients like grape seed extract (think anti-aging) the lipsticks do not contain many of the chemicals and drying ingredients that your average drugstore and department store lipsticks do. When you consider the fact that the average woman ingests up to four pounds of lipstick in a lifetime do you really want to use a product with lead, paraben, dyes or other petro-chemicals? I didn't think so. Afterglow has a great sable lip brush to apply the Organic Lip Love lipstick as well as some gorgeously juicy glosses and some practical lip liners.

I found Afterglow to really be true to itself and wonder how the rest of the products fare. They have everything from starter kits and samples to foundation, powder, bronzer and more! For the complete line visit here. Afterglow is cruelty-free and a member of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics sponsored by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The website is incredibly helpful and comprehensive too. There is free shipping on orders over $50 and even a money back guarantee. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead. Indulge. Take a look at what Afterglow mineral cosmetics has to offer. You won't be sorry!

BONUS- Type in NEWBIE during checkout to receive $5 off your first order. It’s a great way to offset the price of samples which are only $2 each. It’s good one time per customer and doesn’t have an expiration date.