It’s exciting when a good company does a re-launch. Clove & Hallow is a conscious beauty company that has done just that. I received many of the cosmetics and skincare products and I’m delighted to share my thoughts with you. There is a lot to love.
A large box of products arrived, and the first thing I couldn’t fail to notice was what was on the box itself. The tagline: “Beauty Without Sacrifice” and ” Minimalist Before It was Cool.” Finally on the side, there’s a “Be a Badass and Recycle This Box.” Sustainability, more safe and ethical ingredients, reducing excess waste, minimalist packaging, and colors that are made to work with your natural complexion are all a bonus. Makeup artist Sarah Biggers-Stewart designed the made in the USA products. All of this tells you a lot of what you can expect from Clove & Hallow including 100% PETA-certified cruelty-free and vegan and the products are made with just 15 or fewer ingredients per base formula.
Clove & Hallow Makeup:
There is a lot to unpack in the new collection, so I’m just going to show you some of my favorites in detail, but these photos will give you an idea of all the rebranded products! The matte black and white packaging is chic, and minimalist, but nice to display.
Conceal + Correct $28
This is a wonderfully blendable and easy-to-use concealer that stays put without any struggle. As you can see it comes in a wide variety of shades. I love the consistency but the Shade 1 was just a wee bit too light. with so many colors to choose from, you have to really pick the right one.
Shade 1: ultra fair with neutral undertones, 2.25: fair with neutral undertones. 2.75: light with golden undertones, 3.5: light with beige undertones. 04: medium with golden undertones, 05: medium with golden undertones, 07: medium+ with golden undertones, 09: medium+ with olive undertones. the deepestare shade 11: dark with golden undertones and 12.5: deep with neutral undertones
Mascara $25/Eye Shadow Palette $39
The Flexlash Mascara is really good, and even though the tube is sort of short, the brush gets every lash. There are nourishing ingredients too, such as candelilla wax, coconut oil, and glycerin. The Sunrise palette is gorgeous, after all, who doesn’t love the tranquil colors of a sunrise? You get matte and Perle finishes with very versatile colors, especially if you like warm tones (we do, especially for Fall). $39 is pricey, but the pans of super soft and blendable color are very large, and yet the palette is sleek enough to fit into a purse.
Glow Skin Cream Color $25
Organic rosehip and jojoba oils nourish the skin without looking greasy.
Bronzed Up Cream Color $25
I’m not a big fan of cream bronzer because you can just add too little or too much too easily. But there are three shades with organic rosehip and jojoba oils to nourish your skin. If cream is your thing, this one is going to be your new favorite.
Cheeky Cream Color $25
I received the terracotta red blush, which blends into a lovely sheer shade, but I would have chosen this color instead of the red. Still, with 5 colors to choose from, one will be perfect for your skin no matter whether it’s pale or deep. Yet again, organic jojoba and rosehip oils nourish and moisturize on a cellular level.
Lip Creme $27/Luscious Lacquer Lip Serum $25
I love matte but moist lipsticks and this collection from Clove + Hallow has some beautiful colors, but it didn’t really cover my lips well. We received “Desert Rose” one of the two new shades (the other is a deeper rose called “Eternity.” It’s a personal thing, but nudes just look flat and lifeless. While this color didn’t do anything for me, there are plenty of other colors to choose from. And, I like the matte black lipstick case with white lettering.
Adding the Lacquer Lip Serum (with collagen and a slightly minty flavor) in “Fizz” (sheer brick red–see it in my makeup collage photo) helped but I’d like to see more coverage on the lipstick.
Clove & Hallow Skincare:
I’ve said this so many times: skincare is highly subjective. What works for one person might not work so well for someone else. You’ll have to try these for yourself and make your own judgments.
The Clove & Hallow Everything Antioxidant Facial Oil has no scent and is dispensed easily from a dropper top. The recyclable black and white matte glass bottle is chic. But while it is a nice oil, frankly, at ($39) an ounce, it’s something I can live without.
Blurflex Priming Serum $39
Clove & Hallow has 3 products that act as primers. This one in the photo is a Blurflex Priming Serum ($39) that multi-tasks as a face primer and moisturizer by layering organic rosehip oil with a patented tripeptide. BlurFlex™ technology softens texture, pores, and fine lines. Who doesn’t like a multi-tasker?
The Lock + Rock Primer ($25) has golden pearly flecks in it that add a glow while it smooths imperfections so your makeup looks gorgeous. I also like that the glass bottle can be reused or recycled. It smells floral and it’s fun to use.
The H2Glow Serum ($39) is housed in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper top. Clove & Hallow says that this is their -in-1 hydrating, brightening, and refining serum — “a tall drink of water for dull, thirsty skin. “It has vitamins and botanical extracts and makes skin feel smooth and ready for makeup or no makeup! Once it is absorbed, I really appreciate the key ingredients of willow bark extract and niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and panthenol, and brightening thanks to licorice extract.
That’s Not All:
There are some re-useable facial rounds and a really nice eyeliner, brushes, bronzing powder, Liquid Light (*actually an exfoliating toner) a lip mask, and lip polish in little screw-top jars (really good).
The bottom line for me is that this line is particularly good for those who really want clean, conscious, cruelty-free and vegan beauty and skincare. You’ll look marvelous! Shop Clove & Hallow Sale Exclusives! For more information visit the Clove & Hallow Website.