After I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2013 it was overwhelming enough just to figure out what foods I could eat, so I didn't even bother with makeup. I just stopped wearing makeup completely. Now that I can't walk again I am even more exhausted than ever and I got tired of just seeing a sick person when I looked in the mirror, so I started looking into gluten free makeup. I ordered a few samples and I'll be talking about what I like and I what I don't in these Monday posts.
I discovered Brija Cosmetics after looking for vloggers with celiac disease on Youtube. I discovered Brianna, a great lifestyle vlogger, and immediately subscribed. She introduced me to the huge range of affordable gluten-free products available on Vitacost.com and I am so grateful, so of course I looked into her line of completely gluten-free beauty products, Brija Cosmetics. My first order was for the Blogger Pack because I would get four surprise samples and one full size eye shadow of my choice, and I love surprises! I picked the full size Lace Dresses eye shadow because I love the color and the name. It's such a pretty color! I also received three eye shadow samples and a highlight sample.
|Please excuse the blurry photo. I am wearing Brija Cosmetics eye shadow and highlight in this photo but the glasses glare makes it hard to see the eye shadow. I also did a more natural and subtle eye look.|
|I learned how to do swatches! From top to bottom these are: Consulting Detective eyeshadow, You Only Have to Do It Once eyeshadow, 90s Kid eyeshadow, ESPN highlight, and Lace Dresses eyeshadow.|
|Another blurry photo but it is not easy to take a photo of your eye! I just used Lace Dresses eyeshadow for this look.|
The Brija Cosmetics products on my wishlist include: the upcoming glitter collection (all of the glitters are named after stones/minerals and the glitter is amazing! Like the I would buy all 19 colors if I had the money kind of amazing.),Can I Keep You? eyeshadow, the Gilmore Girls matte eyeshadow collection, and the Poise Cream Blush.
I also super love that most of the products have nerdy pop culture inspired names. That just makes me love them even more. She also has a monthly subscription box that I want to try. So the final verdict is that you should definitely try Brija Cosmetics. It's so incredibly affordable and really great quality all-natural makeup.