DIVA DISH: Marula Beauty Oil

DIVA DISH: Marula Beauty Oil

Big new for beauty oil lovers!

Marula Facial Oil is now available at all Sephora locations in North America and the full skin and hair care collections are now available on Sephora.com.

Haven’t heard of Marula Beauty Oil? I hadn’t either. But I am a BIG fan of argan and jojoba and coconut and olive and castor and so many other oils, so I figured I’d learn more.

About the oil, from the brand:

Specially formulated for the face and neck, premium Marula Oil is a naturally soothing treatment that provides intense hydration, protection, and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for soft, radiant skin. Use it for face, lips, under eyes, cuticles, and any place where you need an instant hydrating boost. It is suitable for all skin types and contains a high content of fatty acids, resulting in fast absorption to leave skin smooth with a matte finish. Clinically proven to contain high levels of antioxidants and omega acids, it can be used alone or as a perfect makeup primer.

About the brand, from the brand:

Marula Beauty Oil holds itself to the highest ethical, social and environmental standards.  This 100% Pure Marula Oil is virgin, wild harvested, hand-selected and cold-pressed with no added chemicals. Formulated to EWG safety standards, the entire collection is sulfate-, paraben-, phthalate- and synthetic fragrance-free.  Filtered on location in Southern Africa and Madagascar, Marula Pure Beauty Oil empowers entire communities for whom the fair trade harvesting of the Marula nut is an economic wonder. [Marula] provides a fair trade living to thousands of women in Africa … to harvest this rich and wonderful natural resource.

Lovin’ the look good, feel good, do good trifecta going on here.

I was sent the Pure Face Oil and Lips 2 Lines Time Released Hydration Balm Travel Duo to test.

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I love me a mini for travel and for touch-ups so the sizes of these two were an instant score upon opening the package.

The travel roll-on is exactly what you’d think – a roller ball that dispenses the pure marula oil. True to its brand promise, the oil reduces fine lines instantly and gives great glow to the face. The size of the roller ball also makes it perfect to use as a fresh, dewy (read: non-shimmery) highlighter, straight onto the tops of cheekbones, along browbones and down the bridge of the nose.

Now, the Lips 2 Lines stick is MY JAM. This one contains shea butter, honey and vitamin E in addition to the oil. It claims to have a time release component so I was testing it at night before bed. I used it under my eyes and on my lips. It has an unexpected grittiness to it that I really, realllly liked. I would glide it from the inner corners of my under-eye out to the temple in a wide, generous swipe and also use it over and around my mouth. (Note: If you’re a germaphobe, you can use the top of the stick for undereyes and then use a lipbrush or your finger to take from the side/base of the stick for your mouth.)

With Lips 2 Lines, no matter how dry or chapped my lips were before bed, I woke up with a smooth, even texture. And for eyes, it plumps everything out! Which is so nice when you’re not in the mood for uninvited guests (i.e. fine lines and wrinkles) to greet you first thing in the morning.

 

When I first received the duo to review, I didn’t know it would be sold at Sephora and saw it more as an indie, hidden gem. But obviously, and predictably, Sephora’s onto a good thing.

More, I’m happy to support a brand whose goal is “to create the highest quality, natural beauty products while providing a sustainable lifeline for African women and their families. Together we are working to bring schools and other enriching programs to the communities with which we partner to harvest this amazing natural beauty oil.

Where’s the like button??

xoLC

Lauren Cosenza - Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. Samples were provided for review and/or my use as a professional makeup artist. All photos are property of DIVAlicious.

Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.

Serving up style with a side of attitude, her site DIVAlicious gives women (and men) the confidence and permission to be fabulous. The site is filled with must-have products, pro tips and tricks, how-to DIY tutorials, makeovers, style inspiration and insider access. Topics range from beauty, fashion, culture, career, fitness, wellbeing, men’s and unisex offerings.



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