If you haven’t heard of Pink Cosmetics by now, you’ve been living under an Instagram-rock. Those super cute mermaid brush soaps? Yup, that’s from them. Pink Cosmetics is self-described as an indie brand. Based in Cape Town, this proudly South African label has been changing the makeup and body care industry since 2014.
The lovely owner of Pink Cosmetics, Janet, and her fabulous team recently sent me a bunch of goodies to try out and review on my blog. I got a package filled with products to deep clean both my face and my makeup brushes.
Micellar Water 200ml – R145.00
Using micellar water on a cotton pad is my favourite way to remove my makeup. I find that micellar waters effectively remove stubborn makeup like eyeliner and waterproof mascara, which means less tugging and rubbing on sensitive areas on your face.
Pink Cosmetics’ micellar water contains willow bark extract which, according to their site, has similar properties to salicylic acid, resulting in refreshed, soothed skin. Not only that, but this little guy is sulphate-,paraben- and alcohol-free, which means its suitable to even the most sensitive skin types.
Aqua (water), Sodium lactate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (Aloe), Rose Hydrosol, Aqua (Water), Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Allantoin, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Cocomiprodyl Betaine, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Facial Mist Spray 100ml – R100.00
Facial mists, seemingly unnecessary, have become a product that I have grown to not be able to live without. These sprays are so versatile, they can be used as toners, as setting sprays, as pre-makeup hydrators or even just refreshing mists for hot days.
Pink Cosmetics’ facial mist is rose-infused and packed with aloe leaf extract, for extra soothing, cooling and moisturising properties. The spray is very fine (an important factor when searching for a good facial mist). Like all Pink Cosmetics products, this spray is vegan and cruelty-free.
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (Aloe) Rose Hydrosol, Witch hazel , Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin (preservatives)
Solid Brush and Sponge Cleaner 100g – R175.00
Perhaps the most exciting gift in my goodie bag was the solid brush cleaner. These products are what Pink Cosmetics is known for. They come with either unicorn or mermaid designs in the soap, and really make brush-cleaning a much cuter affair.
The soap works like this: first you wet your brush under running water (then you close the tap because we’re in a water crisis), you can also add a little bit of water to the top of your soap, next you swirl your brush over the soap and rinse, this is done until the brush is nice and makeup free.
The soap also comes with a little brush cleaning egg. This really helps with smaller brushes like those used for eyeshadow. The brush can be cleaned in the grooves and ridges of the egg to ensure the best results.
Pink Cosmetics was kind enough to gift me (and you guys) with a discount code. By typing in ‘MEGAN’ at checkout, you can receive 10% off your purchase! If you use it, I’d love it if you could pop me a message and see what you picked up.
Disclaimer: While I was not paid to review or test the products mentioned above, I received them from Pink Cosmeticsfor free on the basis that I would share my thoughts on them. All thoughts and opinions are still my own.