Root started out of a kitchen in Iowa and is now a full line of makeup, skincare, haircare, body care & even non-toxic cleaning products. Here’s the scoop on some of their makeup that I tested out. Plus, spend $10 on their site + get a free Pretty Balm of your choice (details below)! P.S. I really think that this line is perfect for teens as it’s clean, uncomplicated and great for sensitive skin. I recommend getting the young women in your life hooked on green beauty early!
PRESSED EYE SHADOWS
Just an FYI, Root also has loose shadows, but I tested out their pressed shadows. Above is just a few of the shades that Root carries in their line. How beautiful, right? I fell in love with Antigua (a mermaid blue/green) and Silken (a matte cream). The wear is so great, I don’t have anything to note here about it other than it stays and they colors are true. These shadows are really affordable at $12 a pop and come in the pan so you can mix and match them and put into palettes (they have them on their site if you need them). Use them wet or dry!
The Root Pretty Balms are handcrafted tinted balm/lipsticks that come in so many pretty shades – from pink and coral to nude and berry. They’re absolutely spot-on for the bringing to the beach (non-sticky) and also for throwing in your bag (you can totally touch-up without a mirror). These balms are buildable, vegan and give a pretty tint to the lips without being gummy like a gloss. DEAL: get a free Pretty Balm…see below!
100% LASH MASCARA
The first thing you’re going to notice with this mascara is that it smells SO good. I know, you’re going to think I’m crazy, but I’m not, it smells like a delicious vanilla cupcake, I swear! And, I have to be honest, I’m actually loving that about it because it makes applying it (and wearing it) yummy. Okay, on to the mascara…I really love the wand because it’s shorter and it’s very easy to work. I would say that this mascara gives you a bolder, lusher lash look that you can build on, if you wish. There’s no artificial colors, preservatives or fragrances and there was no flaking or clumping! It comes in black and brown.
Here’s Pretty Gloss and it’s 90% organic, vegan and gluten-free! These glosses come in thee prettiest colors, too. Some are bold pinks and some are sexy muted shades. I tried out Brooke which is a light nude peach (stunning). The formulation is just what you’re wanting in a gloss – not sticky, not too watery, it’s just right. The scent is of vanilla, so I would say you should definitely be a vanilla fan if you want to get yourself some. This gloss does have pigment and you can build on the color with a second layer, too.
THE ROOT DEAL
Root wants you to try them and love them, so spend $10 on their site + get a free Pretty Balm of your choice with code: GPJROOT. Choose your purchase with a $10 minimum and add the Pretty Balm of your choice to your cart. Code: GPJROOT will discount the pretty balm 100%!